Berrien County Genealogical Society
Amelia Island Genealogical Society
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Berrien County Genealogical Society Website!
Located in the Southwestern Corner of Michigan's Lower Pennisula
We hope you will realize the benefits in joining our society, whether your research is focused on Berrien County or some other area.  Browse our website, attend our meetings, and generally get to know us.  Check out our schedule of upcoming events, and then plan to attend if you have the opportunity. We look forward to having you as our newest member.
We hope you enjoy our redesigned website!  We are in the process of adding Member Only content which will include select Berrien County death records and cemetery information.
Our Website will continue to evolve as we adapt to the many opportunities available to share content and information with our membership using an online presence.
Please visit our Facebook pageMember Blog, or E-mail  your ideas and interests to us at  We request your input to help shape our meetings and programs, website content, and collaborative opportunities
Thank you for your continued support. 
If you are already a Member
The Mission of Berrien County Genealogical Society
We promote interest, education, and good research practices in genealogy, as well as to gather, house and publish related materials, inclusive of original records.

Register now for membership in the Berrien County Genealogical Society.  Download the Membership Form to mail in your payment or view the Membership page to see the many benefits of joining our Society.

September 17
One Touch Genealogy Research: Handle a Record Once - Video
One Touch Genealogy Research: Handle a Record Once—Thomas MacEntee   Do you get so excited when you find a ...

September 24
The Combined Power of DNA, Records, and Family Trees - Video
The Combined Power of DNA, Records, and Family Trees—Jen Baldwin, David Nicholson, Diahan Southard   We take the best of ...

September 28
It's Not Your Grandma's Family History - Family History Fair
Family History Fair – “It's Not Your Grandma's Family History”. Join us for instruction and what's new on FamilySearch, indexing on ...

October 8
October BCGS Board Meeting
Meeting of the BCGS Board of Directors to review past events and plan new events.  Update on ongoing and future projects.  ...

October 10
Register of Deeds Lock-In
We will be hosting a Lock-In at the Register of Deeds office on Thursday October 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  ...

October 15
My Ancestors Are from Germany, and I Don’t Speak German - Video
My Ancestors Are from Germany, and I Don’t Speak German—Tamra Stansfield   Unfortunately, many of us are scared away ...

October 22
You Need Both! Uniting DNA and Traditional Research - Video
You Need Both! Uniting DNA and Traditional Research—Angie Bush and D. Joshua Taylor   DNA results often yield more questions ...