Brethren Historical Library and Archives

Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists

President: Gerald Rhoades

Coordinator, Membership Services:
Tom Crago
6759 Showhorse Ct
Colorado Springs, CO 80922-3314

Newsletter editor: Bonita Longanecker Rogers


Organized: 1966
Sponsored by: Historical Committee of the Church of the Brethren


  1. To foster communication among persons tracing the same Brethren ancestral lines.
  2. To encourage research in Brethren genealogy.
  3. To encourage the preservation of materials relating to the history and genealogy of Brethren families.

Membership is open to anyone who believes in these purposes.

Privileges of Membership

  • Quarterly Newsletter (Brethren Roots)
  • Free queries in Newsletter
  • Opportunity to correspond and exchange information with other members

How to Join

Membership dues are $12.00 for 2012.  All memberships are on a calendar year basis, but one may join at any time. New members receive all of the publications for the year in which they join.  To join, send a check for $12.00, with a membership application form, to Tom Crago, 6759 Showhorse Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80922-3314. Be sure to indicate the Brethren surnames and any non-Brethren surnames on which you are working. If you have any questions not answered by this paper, please write to the coordinator at the same address.