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The society publishes Journal of the Berks County Genealogical Society, a scholarly quarterly journal edited by Joan Seaman.

This is a chronological index of the articles published in the Journal since 1986. Browse through the index. If you find an article of interest to you, print out a Journal Order Form. Back issues of the Journal are available for $2.00 (plus shipping and handling).

Volume 21, No. 3, Spring 2001

  • Front Cover Photo: Bautzen, Germany—home of the Bonawitz family.
  • Da Heim Uff Die Bauerei / At Home On The Farm, submitted by Sadie Schnabbernaus.
  • Hooded Graves, by Pauline Leffel.
  • My Bonawitz Ancestors were Wends, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • Berks County Agricultural Census 1850 partial list, A to H.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 21, No. 4, Summer 2001

  • Front Cover Photo: Die Museumsmuhle—The Museum Mill, St. Julian. Credit: Landesmedienzentrum, Rheinland-Pfalz.
  • Researching the Archives in Boppard and Speyer, Germany, submitted by Adel Heavner Crouch and Betty Heavener Hottenstein.
  • Mill Stream Map at the Landesarchiv in Speyer, Germany.
  • Nickel Lang of Tulpehocken, submitted by Regis J. Zagrocki.
  • Index of Volume 21.

Volume 22, No. 1, Fall 2001

  • Front Cover Photo: Miss Strohecker's first grade class, Moss and Elm School, Reading.
  • Records of Christ Mertz's Lutheran Church, Dryville, Rockland Twp., 1738 – 1762, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Berks County Agricultural Census 1850 partial list, H to P.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 22, No. 2, Winter 2001

  • Front Cover Photo: Barn with decorative hex signs located in the Barto-Boyertown area. Credit: Robert Scott.
  • Records of Christ Mertz's Lutheran Church, Rockland Twp., 1763 – 1790, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Berks Co. Agricultural Census 1850 partial list, R to Z.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 22, No. 3, Spring 2002

  • Front Cover Sketch: Beard's School, Robeson Township. Credit: Jere E. Brady.
  • The Oaths of Allegiance to King George II, submitted by Gary L Shugar.
  • Missing Revolutionary Sword and Commission Papers, submitted by George S. Diehl.
  • Review of Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land warrants on CD-ROM.
  • 1930 U.S. Census Records To Be Released, submitted by Roy F. Gehris.
  • Berks County Agricultural Census 1860 partial list, A to G.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 22, No. 4, Summer 2002

  • Front Cover Photo: Miss Bertha Kissling's second grade class in 1939-40, Schuylkill Avenue and West Greenwich School.
  • History Goshenhoppen Mission, Chapel of St. Paul Most Blessed Sacrament Church, submitted by Ronald Thren.
  • List of 20 Berks County Men of Neptune's Militia serving on the ship South Carolina, submitted by George Keehn.
  • Gunkle Cemetery, Pinegrove burials, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Index of Volume 22.

Volume 23, No. 1, Fall 2002

  • Front Cover Sketch: Berks County Genealogical Society, Laureldale.
  • What's In A Name?, submitted by Paul F. Gehman.
  • Story of one Geiger Family's trip to America, submitted by Raymond E. Hollenbach.
  • Photo Restoration.
  • Headstone readings from St. Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, Pinegrove by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 23, No. 2, Winter 2002

  • Front Cover Photo: Christmas Postal Card by Louis Prang.
  • 1798 Survey of Berks County Stills, submitted by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.
  • Copyright Your Data?, submitted by Dick Eastman.
  • Graveyards of Reading, PA, submitted by George M. Meiser, IX.
  • My Bouton Ancestry, submitted by Cynthia Jimenez.
  • If Everything Else Fails, Try DNA, submitted by Dale E. Steffy.
  • Cemeteries in Japan, submitted by Barbara and Kermit Goda.
  • Berks Co. Agricultural Census 1860 partial list, H to L.

Volume 23, No. 3, Spring 2003

  • Front Cover Photo: Two distinguished gentlemen in their great coats and top hats pose for a portrait at Saylor's New York Gallery, Reading.
  • Clothes Make the Man, submitted by Barbara Goda.
  • Crossing The Atlantic in 1750, excerpts from Mittleberger's Journey to PA - part 1, by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.
  • Robert Clark and the Kauffman Family of Oley Township, submitted by Beatrice Leemhuis.
  • Create Free PDF Files, submitted by Richard W. Eastman.
  • Ahnentafel Charts, what are they and why you need one.
  • One page history on Maiden Creek Meeting, submitted by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.

Volume 23, No. 4, Summer 2003

  • Front Cover Photo: 1950 seventh-grade class at Northeast Junior High School, Reading. Credit: Lynne (Wentzel) Yeakley.
  • That Odious Tax, Fed House and land tax of 1798 and Fries Rebellion, submitted by Barbara Goda.
  • Tilden Twp., Berks Co. Land Warrants, submitted by Beatrice Leemhuis.
  • New PA German / PA Dutch DNA Project, submitted by Charles Kerchner.
  • Index of Volume 23.

Volume 24, No. 1, Fall 2003

  • Front Cover Photo: Miss Lot's class in 1940-1941 at 16th and Haak. Courtesy: Elaine Albert.
  • Crossing The Atlantic in 1750, excerpts from Mittleberger's Journey to PA - part 2, submitted by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.
  • Halloween in Mexico, submitted by Barbara Goda.
  • Berks County Agricultural Census 1860 partial list, M to R.

Volume 24, No. 2, Winter 2003

  • Front Cover Photo: Belsnickels.
  • A Visit from the Belsnickel, submitted by Barbara R. Goda.
  • GED COM, what is it?, submitted by Roy Gehris.
  • Crossing The Atlantic in 1750, excerpts from Mittleberger's Journey to PA - part 3, submitted by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.
  • Two pages of the Lauer/Lower Family, submitted by Jack Akerboom.

Volume 24, No. 3, Spring 2004

  • Front Cover Photo: A horse-drawn, hand pumper to fight fires.
  • Reading's Early Graveyards Recalled, submitted by George M. Meiser IX.
  • The Seltzers of Berks County, 8 pages, submitted by Dr. Anne Frysinger Shifflet.
  • Berks County Agricultural Census 1860 partial list, S to Z.

Volume 24, No. 4, Summer 2004

  • Front Cover Photo: Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, 1747-2004. Credit: Bill Albert.
  • The Schlegel Adventure, 4 pages on early family, submitted by Roy F. Gehris.
  • Seventy Marines (Neptune's Militia) Who Never Arrived In South Carolina in the Revolution, submitted by George Keehn.
  • Index of Volume 24.

Volume 25, No. 1, Fall 2004

  • Front Cover Photo: The Rev. Canon Calvin C. Adams at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. Credit: Doris Glick.
  • History St. Gabriel's Church, Douglassville, 2 pages.
  • 1876 Berks County Business Directory.
  • Manbeck Family of Berks, submitted by Eric H. Troutman.
  • When Berks County Was Formed.

Volume 25, No. 2, Winter 2004

  • Front Cover Photo: Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg. Credit: J. Lemar Mast.
  • Zion Reed's Church and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church—The Tulpehocken Confusion, submitted by Doris Glick.
  • The Grill Family of Lorraine and Berks County, submitted by Hazel M. Sheehan.
  • Land Warrants in Upper Bern Township, submitted by Beatrice Leehuis.
  • Berks County Amish - Mennonites in 1700's, submitted by J. Lemar and Lois Ann Mast.

Volume 25, No. 3, Spring 2005

  • Jerusalem (Red) Church, Albany Township.  Credit: Doris Glick.
  • History Allemangel-Jerusalem Red Church, New Bethel Eck Church, and Frieden's White New Allemangel Church, submitted by Doris Glick.
  • A Sketch of Early Rural Churches, submitted by Doris Glick.
  • Humbert Family of Alsace, submitted by Hazel M. Sheehan.
  • Traveling to America in 1733, submitted by Beulah Follmer and Roy F. Gehris.
  • Conrad Bittenbender and Family, half page.
  • DNA Testing for Genealogical Purposes.
  • Berks County Agricultural Census 1870 partial list, A to E.

Volume 25, No. 4, Summer 2005

  • Front Cover Photo: St. John Hill United Church of Christ, Pike Township.
  • St. Joseph's Hill Lutheran Church—The Church in the Oley Hills, Pike Township, submitted by Doris Glick.
  • Two pages on Kohlers from Trossingen, Germany, submitted by Elaine C. Albert.
  • Twelve Google Search Tips for Genealogists, submitted by Kimberly Powell.
  • The Dewalt Billmann Dilemma: How Y-Chromosome DNA Analysis Solved a Long-Standing Family History Controversy, submitted by George E. Billman.
  • Military records, where and what to expect, submitted by Roy F. Gehris.
  • Two pages the Riedts of Tulpehocken, submitted by Helen Sprong.
  • Palatine History, submitted by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

Volume 26, No. 1, Fall 2005

  • Front Cover Photo: Salem United Church of Christ, Spangsville.
  • History Salem Reformed Church, Spangsville, Oley Township, submitted by Doris Glick.
  • Records of African Americans in the Berks County Poor House, 1825-1857, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • The Pennsylvania Spring Family, submitted by Hazel M. Sheehan.
  • Index of Volume 25.

Volume 26, No. 2, Winter 2005

  • Front Cover Photo: The Goggleworks Art Center (new home of BCGS). Credit: Lori Fetterolf.
  • Isms and Schisms: Evangelicals in Berks, submitted by Laurel Miller.
  • Finding Female Ancestors After the Marriage, submitted by Michael John Neill.
  • Peter Zimmerman of Steffisburg, Switzerland, submitted by Sharman Meck Carroll.
  • A Poignant Story, submitted by Elaine Albert.
  • Restoration of Nicholas Stoltzfus Haus.
  • Johan Henrich Weber of Tulpehocken Township, submitted by Marlene F. Weaber Leber.
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