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


All meetings scheduled will be held as a Zoom meeting. 
Members:  A link to the next Zoom meeting may be found in email sent prior or in the Members Only page.
Visitors:  A link to the Zoom meeting may be obtained on the Events page under the event description.
Now offering on-line help desk.  Click here for details
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
April 22
Genealogy Using eBooks: Hosted by Glen Burnie Library
  Anne Arundel County Public Library Genealogy Using eBooks: Hosted by Glen Burnie Library Apr 22 2021 Thu, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Online Events Library Branch: Online Events Age Group: Adults Program Type: History & Genealogy Registration Required: Seats Remaining: Unlimited Event Details: Learn how to use free ebook ...
April 28
April Board Meeting
The Zoom meeting ID will be provided by email to board members and upon request to any member wishing to attend.
April 28
Performing Online Maryland Genealogy
  Anne Arundel County Public Library   Performing Online Maryland Genealogy   Apr 28 2021 Wed, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Online Events Library Branch: Online Events Age Group: Adults Program Type: History & Genealogy Registration Required: Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3 Event Details: Interested in using Maryland related records to ...