Cost is $10.00/year for individuals or families. Membership is from January 1 through December 31. Dues are to be received by March 1 of each year or your membership will be cancelled. If you become a member during the year you will receive back issues of the newsletters. Membership renewal forms will be available in the 3rd and 4th quarter newsletters. Back issues of newsletters will not be sent to late renewals.


The society holds meetings monthly, except in January, June and July and August. The meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The regular meeting place is the Waverly Civic Center. Meetings are occasionally held in the homes of members or at other meeting places.


The Bremer County Browsings, the newsletter of the Bremer County Genealogical Society, is published quarterly. It is only mailed to those who are members of the society.

Queries and surnames being researched or generation charts, family group sheets, letters, Bible records or other similar material may be sent to the editor. Material from members will be used first, material from non-members will be used as space allows. Material from non-members should relate to Bremer County or surrounding counties.


The New and Improved Bremer County Cemetery book is now available!  Thank you for waiting for this expanded record of the 47 cemeteries in Bremer County. t is a 2-volume set, with a total of about 980 pages.  Much information has been added since the last edition.  The cost will be $50 for the two volumes plus shipping.  The first printing is already sold out and a second printing is planned.

Please contact Karlyn Armstrong for more information if interested in this new offering.  

See the list of publications that the Genealogical Society has for sale, as well as some you can obtain from other sources, on the Publications page.


Our volunteers are willing to do Bremer County research for you.  Fees are $10/hour. Additional expenses will include the cost of copies and any excess postage.  Please send a minimum fee of one hour (for basic research) with the request so that the volunteer will have an idea of how much research time is needed.  Mail all correspondence to BCGS c/o Karlyn Armstrong, 1038 210th St, Waverly, Iowa 50677 (Corresponding Secretary).  Don't forget to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Mary Buls
1645 140th Street, Plainfield, IA 50666

Vice President
Bernice Kimball
824 N Cherry Street, Shell Rock, IA 50670-9616

Sandy Soash
1031 3rd Ave NE, Waverly, Iowa 50677

Corresponding Secretary/Research Requests

Please include a self address stamped envelope. Basic Research Fee is $10/hour.

Karlyn Armstrong
1038 210th St, Waverly, Iowa 50677

Membership Dues Bernice Kimball
824 N. Cherry St., Shell Rock, IA 50670-9616


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Bremer County Genealogical Society