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
November 26
Dead Men Tell No Tales, But Probate Talks
November 26, Sunday Baltimore Co Genealogical Society Meeting Lecture topic:  Dead Men Tell No Tales, But Probate Talks presented by Malissa Ruffner.  Library open 12 – 2pm;  general meeting/refreshments 2 – 3pm; lecture 3 – 4pm.
December 13
Genealogy Roundtable
The format for this evening will be several tables hosted by volunteers to discuss topics of specific interest to your research.  Please come loaded with questions.
December 14
How to Celebrate a Genealogy Holiday
Holidays are a time when friends and family try to make contact with one another through cards, letters or phone calls. What better time to gather and share family information than this time of “good will to all”. Learn to prepare the questions you want to ask and who in ...