Frederick County Genealogical Society (FRECOGS)

Welcome

to the 

Frederick County Genealogical Society 

OUR MISSION

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

 


OUR UPCOMING MEETING

MAY 11, 2019 MEETING
 
THE TOPIC:
 
A FRENCH PLANTATION IN FREDERICK?
HISTORY OF BEST FARM
 
By
 
TRACY EVANS,
NPS/MONOCACY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
 
Tracy Evans, interpreter and curator at the NPS Monocacy National Battlefield, will discuss the history of Best Farm, originally named “L’Hermitage”. The story of French immigrant family fleeing both the slave rebellion in present day Haiti, and the French Revolution who made a life for themselves through recreating a French plantation in Frederick County in the 1790's, including one of the largest enslaved populations in Maryland.
 
Meetings are held at
HOMEWOOD AT CRUMLAND FARMS at
THE LODGE AT WILLOW PONDS
500 Pearson Circle, Frederick, MD 21702
 
TIME: 1:00 pm
 
Cookies and light refreshments provided
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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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 23
Middletown Genies
Middletown Genies is an very informal group that gathers to discuss how our individual genealogical research is progressing on a month to month basis. 

April 24
Montgomery County Genealogical Society - Pension Research
Non-Members $5.00   Pension Research: You Stopped Too Soon by Craig Scott. Most just touch a pension application file. But there is so much more. There is pension law, application files, pension ledgers, payment vouchers, last and final payments. Genealogical Society ...

April 27
Plaque Your House: A Property Research Primer
Introduction to the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation's Plaques program, followed by an introduction to house and property research. Co-sponsored by Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and the FCPL Maryland Room. 

April 30
Frederick Reads: Researching Your Foreign Ancestors
Maryland Room Manager Mary Mannix presents an overview of the resources, print and electronic, available to investigate family in other countries.

May 9
Maryland Archives from the Outside by Mary Mannix
2019 Family History Classes   May - Maryland Archives from the Outside by Mary Mannix, Maryland Room Manager, C. Burr Artz Library