Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
Howard County
Genealogical Society
Helping you discover your family history


SPECIAL NOTICE:  The meeting scheduled for  June 10 will be held as a Zoom meeting. 
A link to the Zoom meeting is provided 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 .
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 5
(MCHS) Genealogy Help
  MONTGOMERY CO ON-GOING PROGRAMS   First Friday of the month 10:30 to 12:30pm Genealogy Help at the Jane C.Sweeny Research Library.  First Friday sessions are open to anyone needing help. Some months have a specific topic or theme and others are more nuts and bolts.  MCH’s librarian Sarah ...
June 10
June Meeting - Writing Your Family History Book
GUEST SPEAKER: Cathy Rosenberger   Cathy is a member of HCGS, born in Maryland and has always been interested in history and, for an unknown reason, says she is drawn to cemeteries.   Her parents passed away in 1999 and 2000, and she became the keeper of their "stuff." Ten ...
June 11
DNA and Genealogy - Understanding the Legacy Left by Your Ancestors
Register at front desk or call 410-313-5440 To understand your own health and well being you must understand the health of your ancestors. But who were your ancestors? How did they live? What legacy have they left for future generations? Are there long lost cousins out there who could provide ...