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 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 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
September 26
(FGS) From Spit to Success - DNA Testing for Genealogy
  The Fairfax Genealogical Society presents: "From Spit to Success - DNA Testing for Genealogy" Speaker: Janet Hall Werner, J.D. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Types of DNA, Their Practical Uses & The Big Five Testing Companies 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.    Shared Matches & Clustering 11:30 a.m. - ...
September 28
Discover Your Family History
This course provides an introduction to genealogy for novices and a refresher for those who want to refresh or extend their understanding of current topics and techniques. Learn how to get started, how to organize your research, types of records and where to find them, online research, collaboration, and ...
October 10
RootsMagic Users Group
RootsMagic Users Group: Meets monthly via Zoom on the 2nd Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Contact Gary Petranek at gpetranek@gmail.com for details.
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