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.

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Upcoming Events
September 12
(Washington DC FHC) - Advanced DNA Group
September 12 and 26 ( 2nd and 4th Wednesdays) Advanced DNA Group (the ongoing DNA group) presented by Jim Bartlett will continue on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  Interested persons are invited to attend either or both groups.  FREE.
September 26
(Montgomery County Genealogy Club) My Family History Blog: A Multi-purpose Tool
Presented by Mary-Jane Roth.  Would you like to share your research with family members and at the same time improve your research? Writing a blog can do both.  Learn the benefits of a genealogy blog and how to get started.
October 3
(Washington DC FHC) - Beginning DNA Group
The new Beginning DNA Group will be led by Andy Hochreiter. This group will meet twice a month at two locations (Columbia and Washington DC FHC) , but the class content will be the same for each. The group will meet at the Washington DC Family History Center on the ...