Welcome to the new Bucks County Genealogical Society!
The BCGS is a newly formed group of genealogists interested in sharing our passion for researching family history and making a difference in the genealogical community. If you are a genealogist living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, or researching your ancestry in Bucks County, or would like to learn how to start creating your family tree, please join us!
April Meeting: "Heirloom Show and Tell"
Got an heirloom with a story? At our April meeting our members will have the opportunity to share a story about an object that's part of their family history. Bring an interesting heirloom to share with the group!
The April meeting will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the David Library of the American Revolution. See our Calendar of Events for more details.
The BCGS searchable database, available to all visitors to this site, is continuing to be updated, now containing over 159,000 Bucks County names. In addition to the birth, marriage and death registrations which were the first records making up the database, we have recently added obituaries from the Souderton Independent newspaper (1890-1932) and the Bucks County Intelligencer (1804-1835), as well as marriage notices published in the Quakertown Free Press (1902-1932). The next record group to be added will be obituaries from the Quakertown Free Press (1880-1932). A new feature just added is the ability to attach (members only) and view (all visitors) comments about a particular record in the database. You can begin your search from here or click on the "Search the BCGS Database" link from the menu.
The Members-Only section of the Bucks County Genealogical Society website is now open! If you are a BCGS member, you can go to the Login page and register to set up your account. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be able to access the members-only menu to:
- Participate in discussion forums to exchange ideas, questions, and suggestions with your fellow members
- View and download files and photos contributed by members, and add your own contributions
- View a list of members' favorite genealogy websites, and contribute your own favorites
- Attach comments to your ancestors' records in the BCGS database
Detailed instructions for setting up your account can be found on the login page.
We are still seeking volunteers to gather information about the Bucks County cemeteries that are still unclaimed. See our Cemetery Project page and find a cemetery (or two) that you would like to research.
Legal Genealogist Rescheduled
The presentation by Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, originally scheduled for January 4 and cancelled because of the weather, has now been rescheduled for our December 6 meeting.
BCGS members enjoy discounts on subscriptions to GenealogyBank, Fold3, and SavingMemoriesForever, as well as access to our members-only section featuring program handouts and member forums as well as photo and file sharing. Join us to take advantage of these and other benefits of membership.
Stay in touch
Add your name to our email list by completing our contact form here.
The mission of the Bucks County Genealogical Society is to promote genealogy through education of its members and the general public, to improve access to genealogical information in Bucks County, to foster collaboration among members, and to assist those researching their Bucks County ancestors.
|PLEASE NOTE: The original Bucks County Genealogical Society was formed in 1981, and at its peak had 850 members. In recent years, the original society became inactive. The newly formed Society is a new Non-Profit Pennsylvania Corporation and is not affiliated in any way with the former organization. We'd like to acknowledge the members of the former Society and thank them with deep respect and appreciation for all their hard work spanning decades. They were prolific in their production of books and other tools which Bucks County genealogists will use for years to come, and they are role models for those of us now ready to continue this important work. We salute you!!|