Frederick County Genealogical Society (FRECOGS)


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Frederick County Genealogical Society 


For families from everywhere to increase the interest in and raise the standards of research and documentation of family and local histories



We have decided to err on the side of caution and postpone our March 14th meeting. We apologize for the late notice but given the events of the last few days we feel it is necessary. We will be rescheduling Anita Hoffman, Heritage Frederick for another month. We will keep you posted.
Thank you again and stay well!!

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Frederick County Genealogical Society (FRECOGS): 
Frederick County was formed from Prince George's County in 1748, Frederick County originally included all of what are now Washington, Allegany, Garrett and Montgomery Counties, as well as part of Carroll County. Today Frederick County is the largest county in land mass in Maryland and is known as the "Mother County of Western Maryland".
FRECOGS was established in 1977, as an informal group of less than a dozen people from the area who were interested in sharing their knowledge about old Frederick County families and encouraging family research for all current residents.
FRECOGS started out as a way to research the families of Frederick County, Maryland. It has now grown into a society to both continue to research the families of Frederick County, MD and to help people learn about what is out there to help them with their research no matter where they are searching. FRECOGS has a meeting on the second Saturday of each month (March-June and September-December). At each meeting the president gives a short talk on what is happening with the society, what is happening around the area or online, and we share tips or tricks on what we have learn. Then we have a speaker from a multiple of topics from local history, family history, things that are specific to the area and genealogical tricks of the trade. 
We are a group that meets on a regular bases at Homewood Farms, we do not have a building of our own. Right now we do not have any professional reserchers but we can offer advice as to where or how to find information in the Frederick County area. 

April 9
Using the Maryland Archives
Presenter:  Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL Frederick Family History Center Lecture Series

April 11
Tracing African-American Roots - Dr Rick Smith
Dr. Rick Smith will present on how to begin African-American genealogical research with basic goals, resources and strategies.  (Rescheduled from November 2019)

April 23
Defining Hope: Separating Men of the Same Name
Presenter:  Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL 2020 Family History Community Classes

May 9
TBD - Mary Mannix

May 28
Maryland Newspaper Project & Chronicling America
Presenter:  Pamela A. McClanahan, MLS 2020 Family History Community Classes