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.
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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 you shop with your Rewards card. The donation does not affect your rewards.
Select the Bend Genealogical Society as your charity of choice at: Fred Meyer Community Rewards, then use your card every time you shop.
The Cultural Trust tax credit funds cultural activities in Oregon. Make a donation to an approved nonprofit (BGS is on the list). Then make a matching gift to the Cultural Trust. If you pay state income tax, you will get a tax credit, dollar for dollar, on your tax return. The Cultural Trust donation costs you nothing. Info about the Cultural Trust tax credit.
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Register at GoodShop & select The Bend Genealogical Society as your charity of choice and use GoodShop or GoodSearch today.