Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
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Genealogical Society
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Wednesday, May 9
HCGS May Meeting - "What I Learned From My DNA Test"
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way,Columbia, MD 21044 (Behind Harper's Choice Villge Cntr)
Genealogists the world over have been welcoming their newest research
tool …. DNA testing. At some point, all genealogists will reach the
dreaded “brick wall”, where there seems to be no more clues to solve their
problem. It may be an adoption, lost relative or ethnic heritage issue. If
you think you’ve done an “exhaustive search?” with no results, DNA testing
may help.
Join us for a panel of HCGS members who will describe the various types
of tests and the companies who offer them. An open forum is your chance
to voice your opinion and share your experiences with this new genealogy
research tool.
 



Wednesday, June 13
HCGS June Meeting - Documenting Doughboys: Sources for WWI Service Members at the National Archives
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way,Columbia, MD 21044 (Behind Harper's Choice Villge Cntr)
In 1973 a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO, destroyed most of the Army service records for the years that included service in World War I.  Despite the destruction of those records, there are alternative records that can provide information about service during the Great War.  Many of these records are held at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This lecture describes many of those records and may help you find the information you want on your World War I service member.
 
The speaker will be Constance Potter.  She retired after 30 years at the National Archives as a subject area expert in federal records of interest to genealogists.  She is developing the website "Documenting Doughboys" for the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.



Wednesday, September 12
HCGS September Meeting - TBD
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way,Columbia, MD 21044 (Behind Harper's Choice Villge Cntr)
Topic and speaker to be announced.



Wednesday, October 10
HCGS October Meeting - TBD
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way,Columbia, MD 21044 (Behind Harper's Choice Villge Cntr)
Topic and speaker to be announced.



Wednesday, November 14
HCGS November Meeting
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way,Columbia, MD 21044 (Behind Harper's Choice Villge Cntr)
Topic and speaker to be announced.



Wednesday, December 12
HCGS December Meeting - TBD
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way,Columbia, MD 21044 (Behind Harper's Choice Villge Cntr)
Topic and speaker to be announced.