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 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.
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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 .
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
December 5
FamilySearch Tree Users Group - Using the Family Tree App on Smartphones
  THE WASHINGTON FAMILY HISTORY CENTER CLASSES ON FAMILY SEARCH TREE GIVEN BY Gary Petranek. FamilySearch Tree Users Group: Meets monthly via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m. To register, send an email with your name and ward to Classes are held via Zoom ...
December 9
Three Part Roundtable Event
  Three Part Roundtable Event   Please join us for our holiday meeting.  The program for December will have three parts. Members of the Girl Scout Troop from Marriott’s Ridge High School will tell us about their Silver Award project involving St. Mary’s Cemetery.  St. Mary’s Cemetery is on Cemetery ...
December 16
December Board Meeting
This is the usual Holiday meeting with spouses or special others.  However, in the event that no favorable pandemic resolution has come about, this will be held as a Zoom meeting.  The Zoom meeting ID will be provided by email to board members and upon request to any member wishing ...