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
February 23
JGSGW February Meeting - Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots
  1:00 PM - Schmooze & Mavens 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Meeting and Program   Speaker: Tony Hausner In this presentation, Tony will describe how his Jewish genealogy research laid the foundation for his travels to towns in Eastern Europe where his and his wife’s families lived over ...
February 23
(JGSMD) B’nai Israel Descendants’ Day Research Using Reverse Genealogy
  Speaker: Rick Gwynallen   Descendants’ Day at B’nai Israel is simultaneously an extensive genealogical and history project and a unique community-building initiative, connecting people to their heritage and drawing fresh attention and energy to the historic Jewish community of Jonestown. B’nai Israel Congregation partnered with the Jewish Genealogy ...
February 23
(BCGS) German Marylanders
February 23, Sunday, Baltimore Co Genealogical Society Meeting, 2-3pm meeting; 3pm Lecture topic: German Marylanders  presented by Shelly Arnold   Every story is important. Whether your ancestors were inventors, manufacturers, brewers or a stay at home mom, they all contributed to American culture. Their every step paved the way.   ...