Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists

President: Gerald Rhoades

Vice President: Janice Gilbert Hurst

Treasurer: Charlotte G. Garst

Recording Secretary: Douglas Nyce

Membership Secretary: Jimmy H. Garst

Journal Editor: Anitra Kraus

Website: www.cob-net.org/fobg/

Organized: 1966

Sponsored by: Historical Committee of the Church of the Brethren

Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists meeting
Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists annual meeting. Photo by Hannah Edwards


  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 electronic newsletter and $24.00 for print version. For information contact James Garst. 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.