BGS IS FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN FAMILY HISTORY
—Beginners & Experienced Researchers Alike—
The Library is currently open every Thursday (except Holidays) from 11 AM to 4 PM,
plus other regular times and by appointment. View Library for more information.
If there is a weather announcement affecting a BGS event, it will be here.
Welcome to the
The Bend Genealogical Society (fondly known as BGS) has been a gathering place of family historians in Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, since January 1, 1993 though definitely genealogists had been meeting together in Bend, Oregon, for many years before 1993.
The BGS Genealogical Library has over 2,400 genealogy books and journals for research in nearly all US states and many countries around the world. There are also reference books, how-to books, family genealogies and lots more.
The friendly volunteer staff will be glad to help you navigate your way around the library and answer your questions.
There is no fee for the public to use the books and resources in the Library. Only members of the Society can check out most books to study at home.
We want to help you!
Local Record Lookups
Bend Genealogical Society volunteers may be able to find Deschutes Co. records for you or an obituary in the Bend Bulletin or Redmond Spokesman. There are fees for local lookups.
Other ways to help BGS or give yourself a tax credit through the Oregon Cultural Trust!
BGS earns a donation from Fred Meyer when every time you shop and use your Rewards card.
Select the Bend Genealogical Society as your charity of choice at: Fred Meyer Community Re-wards. Then, use your Rewards card every time you shop. Your Fred Meyer rewards are not affected by the donation BGS receives
Bottle Drop is the easiest way to keep Oregon litter free by redeeming bottles with eligible deposits. Nonprofits can benefit, too, when you choose to donate your bottles to the BGS account. How?
1) Pick up a Blue Bag with a BGS tag at the BGS library or a BGS mtg.
2) Fill it with bottles with a 10 cent deposit & drop off the full bag at a redemption center or the BGS Library.
The Cultural Trust funds cultural activities in Oregon through grants. Donate to an approved nonprofit, such as BGS, and then make a matching donation to the Trust. If you pay state income tax, you will get a tax credit on your tax return. The Trust donation costs you nothing. Click here for Info about the Cultural Trust tax credit.
GoodShop offers terrific discounts & coupons for 7,000+ retailers on the web. When you shop through GoodShop, BGS earns a donation. If you use GoodSearch, BGS earns a penny for every Yahoo internet search you do.
Register at GoodShop & select the Bend Genealogical Society as your charity of choice and use GoodShop or GoodSearch today.