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


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 .
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 1
(AAGS Meeting) The Girl With Two Mothers
Anne Sundermann will present her journey to locate her birth family and her roots. She will discuss the use of adoption records and the difficulties she encountered. Her search included the use of a variety of online resources, DNA testing, and the assistance of post-adoption search services. Her discovery led ...
March 8
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors to Their Homeland
Over 10 million people have emigrated from Ireland since 1800, many of them to the United States. Their reasons for leaving were many, some left because of religious persecution, or political reasons and some simply for survival. Most Americans may find some Irish ancestry in their family. – Instructor, Dottie ...
March 14
Ely Samuel Parker: Connections in American and World History
Ely Parker is one of those virtually unknown individuals in American history whose story is one that provides a thread connecting disparate aspects of our history. Member of a prominent Native American family, he became famous in his own right. HCGS member Ron Schwartz has had a lifetime interest in ...