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 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.
New:  The Help Desk resumed in-person help at the Howard County Historical Society in the Miller Branch Library on April 19.
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
August 10
DNA Beginnings
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September 7
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy - In-Depth Education
In-Depth Education in the Comfort of Your Home Fall 2021 Online via Zoom   Learn: from the field's top educators in live weekly sessions Obtain: in-depth instruction Network: in a private Facebook group Attend:   online, from the location of your choice Study and Learn: on your own schedule ...
October 25
Using DNA Matches to Find Family
  DNA test results can be overwhelming. Learn how to organize and analyze your information to determine relationships and family connections. To benefit most from this class, get your autosomal DNA test results prior to class start date.   Mondays 7-9 PM, Oct 25 - Nov 22 Course # XI-469.  ...