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!
Our first meeting of 2014 will feature The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, CG, CGL, speaking on "Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans." The meeting will be held on January 4, 2014 from 10 am to 12 noon at the David Library of the American Revolution. Learn more of the way the law treated widows and orphans, and what the records may tell us about them. See our Calendar of Events for more details.
Searchable Database Coming!
The Bucks County Genealogical Society has recently received a donation from Charter Member Tom Myers of transcriptions of many Bucks County records, including civil registration births, marriages and deaths from 1893-1906, newspaper obituaries, and church records. This generous donation will allow us to begin building a searchable database of Bucks County genealogical records which will be available for free to the public on this site. The first records to be loaded into the database will be the civil registration records, which we hope to have available for searching by mid-January 2014. Watch this space for updates!
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
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.
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!!|