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

Welcome

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
December 7
(MGS) MGS Holiday (Luncheon) - A World-Traveling Wounded Warrior: The Journeys of Henry Müller
Guest Speaker – Dr. Kenneth W. Heger presenting: “A World-Traveling Wounded Warrior: The Journeys of Henry Müller”    Finding information about your ancestor’s world travels prior to World War I is difficult but not impossible.  Take the case of Civil War veteran Henry Müller.  Müller joined the army as ...
December 12
Using Facebook as a Research Tool
Register at front desk or call 410-313-5440   At least once a day you probably receive or access messages on Facebook. They may be from friends, clubs, churches or other organizations you’re interested in, but have you considered using this website as a genealogy research tool? You could discover ...
December 14
(NCAS) Will DNA Testing Help My Family History Research?
Presented by John M. Butler, Ph.D. National Institute of Standards and Technology  NIST Fellow & Special Assistant to the Director for Forensic Science Genetic ancestry testing is a growing market with over 26 million people examining their DNA in recent years. DNA testing will not solve all your family history ...
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