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.
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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 .
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
October 3
October Family History Library Webinar Calendar
  October Family History Library Webinar Calendar   Various start times between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM (EDT); see list for start time for each webinar Various Titles (See Website: Here ) Sponsored by Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.  Website provides a listing of 34 different October ...
October 10
Genealogy on the Internet
  Vast amounts of genealogical data available on the Internet are both “treasures” and “tribulations” for those searching family ancestry. Learn about the major providers of genealogical content, how to discern the difference between “good” and “questionable” data, and enhance your family tree searching skills. Explore a variety of ...
October 12
Genealogy Jeopardy
  New format for our meeting  Let’s have some fun answering questions as in the popular TV show “Jeopardy – only these are questions based on genealogy techniques and facts. Some questions will remind you of things you may have in the back of your mind and others may ...