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
November 14
Genealogy: Making Sense of Your DNA Matches
  How can you wade through thousands of DNA matches, and use results to identify relatives and common ancestors? Learn practical methods to organize, analyze, and use the information provided by your DNA matches to discover new relationships and family connections. Several techniques, including shared matches, relationship verification, genetic ...
November 27
Marshy Point – Cassandor Hamilton Site
Presented by the Baltimore County Genealogical Society Speaker: Daniel Dean Until recently, a small, hidden cemetery was found deteriorating in the woods along the trails at the Marshy Point Nature Center in Middle River. In conjunction with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, the Nature Center Council was able to ...
December 7
Finding What You Need & Making the Most of What You Find
  Presented by the Prince George's County Genealogical Society   Our next program will feature a talk by Pam Vestal, professional genealogist. Discover an assortment of techniques that can help you search the internet more successfully, extract those useful genealogical nuggets from your documents, organize what you've found, and evaluate ...
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