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. 

July 18
Genealogy: Researching Foreign Ancestors
Genealogy: Researching Foreign Ancestors Presenter: Mary Mannix, FCPL Dates: TH, 7/18 1:30pm Cost: Free, pre-registration required We all came from somewhere! Overview of the resources available to research your family’s past in foreign countries

July 25
City Directories
Presenter: Stephen Capps

August 3
Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church
FREE TOUR! See inside this historic twin tours church building constructed in 1854; used as a hospital during the Civil War after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam; and current home of the largest pipe organ in the county, ...

August 8
Probate Records: More Than Just Wills by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL
2019 Family History Classes   August - Probate Records: More Than Just Wills by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL

August 21
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference
Plan to join fellow family history enthusiasts for the 2019 FGS National Family History Conference at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, August 21-24. There is something for everyone.   For more information, see the website ...