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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

Thursday, August 15 @ 6:30pm
The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks Properties presented by Larry Wood and Brad Kissam
Saturday, September 21 @ 10am - 3pm
Field Trip, We join an existing event, running 10 am to 3 pm. Tour the Mouns Jones house with archeologist at Morlatton Village. Bring your lunch and eat in the White Horse Tavern at noon. FREE parking at Schuylkill River Trail, Trail head.
Thursday, October 17 @ 6:30pm
Life of Conrad Weiser presented by Lynn Otto
Thursday, November 21 @ 6:30pm
Quaker’s of Berks County

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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