Skip navigation
Members Area Membership Join BCGS

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.

2018 Meetings

Thursday, April 19 @ 6:30pm
Paul Miller will present slides and a talk on Pleasant Valley and Blue Marsh, One Last Look. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase.
Thursday, May 17 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, July 19 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, October 18 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, November 15 @ 6:30pm
Sunday, December 9 from 12 - 4pm
Open House – Santa will be here, bring the children.

Upcoming Events

Beginner Genealogy Workship
Monday, May 7 @ 6:30pm at the Spring Township Library | If you are new at genealogy but have wanted to know more about it. Betty Sustello from the Berks County Genealogical Society will be giving a presentation about what it takes to start your research into the genealogy of your family history.
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
Currently, our microfilm is still at IMR, undergoing the digitization process. It has, however, had some issues. The finished product of some of the rolls was sent to us for our inspection. The purpose of this process was to make the films searchable, but that feature is not working properly. We are working with IMR to see if we can remedy the problem. We will keep you informed. As we raise more funds, another batch will be sent. Thank you for your donations! More »
Hosted By iPage Green Certified