Berrien County Genealogical Society
Amelia Island Genealogical Society
BCGS Membership
Annual membership is open to anyone interested in researching their ancestors.  Our membership year runs from January 1 through December 31.  Anyone joining after October 1 will be credited for the next years membership.  All members are invited to submit for publication news articles and queries.  We invite you to become a member and enjoy the many benefits of belonging to a local genealogical society including:
  • Monthly meetings on genealogy topics and computer use where we learn new methods and techniques for researching our ancestors.
  • Monthly workshops where we use the new methods we have learned.
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter, The PastFinder, which contains genealogical tips and articles, Society events, and research information for our members.
  • Back issues of The PastFinder on this website.
  • Access to the expanding Members Only areas of our website which includes information on Berrien County ancestors including cemetery information, burial records, death records, and newspaper obituaries.
  • Participation in the Surname Research feature on this website.
  • Members may submit queries to be printed in The PastFinder free of charge and as often as desired, space permitting.
  • Speaker handouts.
  • A 10% discount on books published by BCGS.
  • Opportunity to meet other genealogists, share ideas, build new friendships, and even find cousins you didn’t know you had.
A Membership form can be downloaded here.  Make checks payable to BCGS and mail to:  P.O. Box 8808, Benton Harbor, MI  49023-8808.
Annual Membership Levels:  Individual Membership: E-mailed Newsletter $15.00, Postal Newsletter $18.00; Family Membership (2 people, one household):  E-mailed Newsletter $25.00, Postal Newsletter $28.00; Organization Membership:  $15.00