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

Welcome to Our Website!

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 forty 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
May 25
Genealogy 201
Join us for live searches of valuable online research tools, useful genealogical materials in the library’s catalog and play photo detective historian.  Presenter Stefan Freed of Genealogical Research and a member of the National Genealogical Society.
June 11
Voter Registration Records – Making Them Count
Carroll County Genealogical Society Annual Banquet and Speaker Dinner.  Lecture topic: “Voter Registration Records – Making Them Count” presented by Sharon Hodges, noted genealogist.  Time TBD check for updates at:
June 14
The Emory Church Records
Presented by HCGS Members Dr. James Kuttler and Bob Greiner. This project was originally a  transcription of the Emory Church Records 1859-1962.  Dr. Kuttler was asked to be in charge.  He will talk about the nature and condition of the records, how they photocopied the marriage and baptism records; how ...