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


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.

We are on Facebook too!

   Follow us on our Facebook page to receive timely updates about genealogical activities and our society.  You don't have to be a member of Facebook to view our page, but Facebook requires you to be a member to post comments.


Thank you for visiting our website. If you notice any broken links or errors, or if you have ideas on how we can improve our website, please contact

Maryland State Flag
Upcoming Events
March 25
(BCGS Meeting) Genetic Genealogy: Understanding and Applying Your Test Results
Genetic genealogy has emerged as an important tool for genealogists and family historians. During this session, Mr. Hochreiter will discuss how to understand and analyze results from DNA tests and how to use the results to find family and apply the findings to genealogical research. About Andrew Hochreiter: He is ...
April 5
(AACGS Meeting) What's New at FamilySearch
Michael Butterworth will tell us about the new features offered by FamilySearch. Michael's presentation will cover:   Home Page after Login - FamilySearch has updated the home page to make it a more personalized experience. Access to Records at FamilySearch - How does FamilySearch negotiate the rights for records and how ...
April 11
Genealogical Gems Uncovered from Records of U.S. Consulates in Germany
Genealogical Gems Uncovered from Records of U.S. Consulates in Germany Historical records of the U.S. Department of State for foreign consulates can contain detailed information about U.S. citizens that provides otherwise unknown facts about the person’s life and family. The author’s research in consulate records from Germany uncovered many ...