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


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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. 

May 6
John Wesley Cemetery Clean-Up Day
AARCH invites you to Help Restore A Piece of Frederick County History for more information, contact Rick Smith

May 6
Washington DC Family History Center Annual Conference
This year's theme is "Records and Repositories". Registration is limited so check their website for more information,  

May 13
FRECOGS - May Meeting
Michelle Biwer with the Frederick County Public Libraries will be speaking on "Storycorps App".  Check out their website,

May 18
2017 National Underground Railroad Conference
Topic: On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands For more information, please check the

June 10
FRECOGS - June Meeting
Our technology roundtable is BACK! We will have another question & answer session regarding both technology and general research help. Last year's roundtable was a success. Come and make this year's even better!