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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.

2019 Meetings

No Program - Too Cold.
Thursday, February 21
Brick Wall Event; Members only. Bring your problems and we will try to help.
Sunday, March 17
BCGS 39th Birthday and Open House 12 to 4. Betty will do a FREE Genealogical 101 class at 3 PM. "How to get Started".

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
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Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:
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It costs you nothing; but every 3 months Amazon with send BCGS 0.5% of all purchases made of eligible items.
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