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

 


Genealogy Moment at FCPL

Please check out the Frederick County Public Library's YouTube channel. Specifically the "Genealogy Moment" playlist by our favorite genealogy librarian, Mary Mannix. The list can be found here . Not only will you learn about genealogy and the Maryland Room but you will also see Mary's quarantine hair!! 
 

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. 
 
 

May 18
Historyp of Census Records and the National Archives
History of Census Records and the National Archives by Jessie Kratz Jessie Kratz is the Historian of the National Archives and based in Washington, DC. Audience skill level: All Presentation slides & handout (available in May 2022) Video (available on ...

May 25
Historic Census Bureau Sources for F,G&C, AS and NH Research
Historic Census Bureau Sources for Filipino, Guamanian and Chamorro, American Samoan and Native Hawaiian Research by Christopher Martin Christopher Martin is a historian with the U.S. Census Bureau Audience skill level: All Presentation slides & handout (available in May 2022) ...

May 26
The 1950 Census is Here: Now What?
Presented by the Frederick Family Center The 1950 Census is Here: Now What? by Roslyn Torella  

June 23
Planning a Trip through City Directories
Presented by the Frederick Family History Center Planning a Trip through City Directories by Stephen Capps

July 28
I Have My DNA Results, Now What?
Presented by the Frederick Family History Center I Have My DNA Results, Now What? by Wendy McLean, Genetic Genealogist