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The Society holds regular meetings throughout the year except in December and January. An integral part of each meeting is a talk given by a noted speaker on topics related to genealogical and historical research. See the full calendar below. All General Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, at 6:30 PM. in the BCGS Library. Remember, doors open at 6 PM. Refreshments will be served before the program. Programs are free to Society members, donation requested from non-members.

The society also holds one dinner meeting and one picnic each year. The June Dinner Meeting and the Annual Picnic are held at various locations.

Periodically the Society conducts workshops, seminars, and trips for members and the general public which relate to genealogical research, methodology, and various other related activities.


2017 Meetings

Thursday, August 17 @ 6:30pm
Berks County European Roots – Evans Goodling
Saturday, September 16 from 11am - 4pm
Terry Breidenstine from All County Jewelry, Coins and Antiques will appraise antiques and collectibles.
$5 per item for BCGS members. $6 per item for non-members. Limit of 3 items per person. Light refreshments will be for sale.
Note: Verbal appraisals only – not suitable for insurance purposes.
Sunday, October 1
BCGS at Berks County Heritage Festival, Bern Township
Thursday, October 19 @ 6:30pm
Early American Household Tools – Barry Navarre
Thursday, November 16 @ 6:30pm
Discovering Your Legacy – L. T. James
Sunday, December 10 from 12 - 4pm
Open House – Santa will be here, bring the children.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing in the BCGS Library
BCGS Book Sale - Everything must go!! Find a gift for the genealogist on your list, or something similar. Prices have been slashed to move the merchandise before we have to give up the space. First come, first served. Book Sale List

Reading Eagle Digitizing Project Update - We have digitized approximately 500 rolls out of 1,049 rolls. As we raise more funds, another batch will be sent. Thank you for your donations! More »

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