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.

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July 23
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August 6
August BCGS Board Meeting
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August 17
BCGS 2018 Fall Seminar
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August 20
Jewish Genealogy: How to Start, Where to Look, What’s Available - Video
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August 27
Chromosome Mapping Tips and Techniques - Video
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September 17
One Touch Genealogy Research: Handle a Record Once - Video
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