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The membership year runs for 12 consecutive months beginning with the first of the month following payment of dues. We offer several types of membership plans. Annual dues for membership are: (Note: Paper surcharge option only available inside the USA. No foreign mail)

Individual $35.00
Family $45.00
Surcharge for Paper $12.00
Membership Benefits
  • E-mail subscription to the quarterly Journal.
  • E-mail subscription to the newsletter Branches of Berks.
  • Publication of questions and queries at no charge in the newsletter.
  • Access to our On-line Virtual Library.
  • Unlimited use of the BCGS Library.
  • 10 meetings per year. (View calendar.)
  • Courtesy advertising for member published works.
  • Periodic workshops, seminars, and trips.
  • Data exchange and networking among members and historians.
  • Opportunities to volunteer and help direct the BCGS.
Giving To The BCGS

Gifts to the BCGS are a wonderful way to leave a legacy for your community. Donations, bequests, cash, or securities will help assure the long-term success of the organization and its ability to preserve Berks County family histories. Gifts can be made to the general fund or to support specific projects. If you would like further information, please contact Ann Balderrama, BCGS President.

We Value Your Support

As a non-profit organization solely staffed by volunteers, we rely on membership dues and outside donations to continue our services.

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