Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
Howard County
Genealogical Society
Helping you discover your family history

Welcome to Our Website!

We are excited to welcome you to the official website of the Howard County Genealogy Society. We invite you to come in, look around our site, and check out all that we offer to genealogists, family historians, and researchers.
The Howard County Genealogy Society was organized in 1976 by a group of people with a common goal:  researching and preserving their family histories. Today, with a roster of over one hundred forty members, and growing, HCGS continues its tradition of promoting genealogy and family history research and encouraging the affiliation of people interested in the pursuit of their ancestral heritage. 
We offer monthly programs featuring informed speakers to meet the varied interests of our members and the community.
Membership in the HCGS has its own rewards: our bi-monthly newsletter Family Tree; ability to submit surname information into our surname database, help sessions to help break through those genealogy brickwalls, special interest group meetings, and opportunities to become involved in one or more of our activities and projects. 
Member access
Members may login to access their membership profile, contribute to the forum and Surname list, view current and past newsletters, and and search our members only databases. If you are a current member and do not have a logon and password, please contact .
Non-member access
Non-members also benefit from the HCGS public databases, the research guides, and much more. Not a member? Become a member today.

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Upcoming Events
March 24
“Made In Maryland”
FREE Workshop  researching Maryland birth records.  Free event providing overview of the organization, finding aides, and the use of the birth records collection at the Archives, including information on both government and church records that record birth. Guests will hear tips for using Archives catalogs and computers systems to ...
March 25
Enoch Pratt Free Library Annual Genealogy Lecture
Lecture topics:  State and Local Government Repositories for Family History; Discovering USGenWeb; Essential Technology for Genealogists; Beyond Belief: The Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies presented by D. JOSH TAYLOR, nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the ...
March 26
Behind the Brick Wall: Solving Research Problems with DNA testing
Jewish Society of Maryland meeting.  Program presented by Rachel Unkefer.  Rachel Unkefer has been a genealogist for more than 30 years and a genetic genealogist for nearly 10 years, specializing in German-Jewish immigrants to the United States before 1880.  Program is free for members and $5 for non-members (applied to ...