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

 


DECEMBER 2019 MEETING

NEXT MEETING IS DECEMBER 14TH 
SEE YOU THERE!!
 
SHOW AND TELL AND END OF THE YEAR
By
 
FRECOGS Members
 
It’s Back! Come and join us for our “Show and Tell” meeting where we give updates on our research, share tips and pose research questions to fellow researchers. Who knows maybe YOUR brick wall will come down with the help of like-minded genealogy obsessed folks! Any holiday family traditions you’d like to share? This is our last meeting until MARCH 2020 due to our winter hiatus. So come and have some fun with us!!
 

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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. 
 
 

December 10
FCPL Author Event - Captives by Reiner Prochaska
"Captives" by Reiner Prochaska   The author will discuss his novel set in Frederick's German POW camp. Books available for purchase and signing. Presented in partnership with Curious Iguana.

December 14
Show & Tell and End of Year Meeting
It’s Back! Come and join us for our “Show and Tell” meeting where we give updates on our research, share tips and pose research questions to fellow researchers. Who knows maybe YOUR brick wall will come down with the ...

January 11
FCPL Event: The American Coverlet
Discover the story of 19th century American woven coverlets and how the tradition continues today.

January 29
FCPL Author Event: Jim Rada and "Unstoppable"
"Unstoppable: Richard Bard's Escape, Search and Rescue of his Wife from Indians" by Jim Rada   Author Jim Rada tells of the Bard family's 1758 attack and capture by members of the Delaware tribe and one man's escape and pursuit ...

January 29
What to do with a DNA Match
Genetic Genealogist, Andrew J. Hochreiter, presents how DNA matches can be used as a tool to trace family history and solve genealogical problems.