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

Welcome

All meetings scheduled will be held as a Zoom meeting. 
Members:  A link to the next Zoom meeting may be found in an email sent prior or sign in to the Members Only page and select  "Zoom  Meeting ID".
Visitors:  A link to the Zoom meeting may be obtained on the Events page under the event description.
 
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The 1950 census was released in April.  Read about indexing efforts here
 
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 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 webmaster@hcgsmd.org .
 
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
February 8
Eastern European Research
  Joey L. Caccarozzo, is a federal trial attorney by day, and a speaker and researcher on nights and weekends, with a focus in DNA, Italian, Louisiana, Slovak, and Ukrainian studies. She completed the Advanced Italian Genealogy course at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in 2019 and her ...
February 18
Genealogy Help Desk
  The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at the Howard County Historical Society Archive and Research Library located on the second floor of the Miller Branch Library.  This help desk is open to genealogical research in ...
February 20
Soldiers Buried at Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster
Presented by the Carroll County Genealogical Society   Our speaker for this online event is our CCGS President Diane Boettcher.  Diane will share her research in identifying the soldiers buried at Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster.  Ellsworth Cemetery is an African American cemetery established in 1876 by six Black Union ...
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