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. 
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. 

September 22
Using DNA Results With Family History Research
Baltimore County Genealogical Society Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett, QG   Alright, you have tested with a DNA company to learn more about your ancestry…now what? Creating and using research plans for genealogy is an excellent habit to have, but you should ...

September 24
Middletown Genies
“Middletown Genies is a very informal genealogy focus group that meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204S of the MUMC educational wing. Even though our members are not all from the Middletown/Frederick area we do have a ...

September 24
"Faces of Union Soldiers at Antietam" by Joseph Stahl & Matthew Borders
Author Event: The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American history, with more than 23,000 dead, wounded, and missing. This book provides the stories of 36 soldiers. The images, many of which have never been published, give faces ...

September 25
Frederick County Civil War Roundtable
Speaker: Michael Shaffer Topic: In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Wallace Colley's Recollections of the Civil War Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry

September 26
State-Land-State Deed Records: Understanding, Mapping and Finding Relationships
Presenter: Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL