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
January 18
New Genealogy on the Internet
In the past five years, because of technology and the internet, there has been a revolution in the way genealogists do their research and record their findings. Come learn about the huge repositories, some free and others with fees, to preserve your legacy (the treasures you have discovered) and to ...
January 18
(MSLRS) Your Life Well Written
Your Life Well Written Saturdays, 6 sessions starting January 18, 2020 (see full list of dates below) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library, BST Department classroom, 1st floor    400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Join Certified "Guided Autobiography" instructor Karen Bovie to begin your ...
January 25
Montgomery County History Conference 2020
Bringing History Into Focus.:  History of the Agricultural Reserve y Royce Hanson, former Chair of the Mo. Co. Planning Commission.  Breakout sessions featuring wide-ranging topics.  Afternoon breakout sessions will feature topics such as Marriott’s growth from Hot Shoppes to hotels; Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery; look at 19th centery medicine and ...