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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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
June 13
Twenty Years of Stuff – Now What Do I Do?
Joint neeting with the Ann Arundel Genealogical Society NOTE: This meeting is on Thursday rather than our usual meeting day of Wednesday. Whether a researcher has been collecting information for a long time or has suddenly inherited someone else’s research, they will need to: 1.) Organize it, 2.) Decide ...
July 10
Census Records (1870-1940) and City Directories
  Description: Census Records are invaluable documents that are commonly utilized by family historians and genealogists in recreating the identities of their ancestors! In this presentation, Rebecca will discuss information that was recorded on each of the U.S. Federal Census Records from 1870-1940 and how these details can provide insight ...
July 24
July Board Meeting
  The Zoom meeting ID will be provided by email to board members and upon request to any member wishing to attend.
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