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. 
 
 

April 20
Enoch Pratt 2024 Annual Genealogy Lecture Series
2024 Annual Genealogy Lecture Series, Telling Your Family Story with Annette Burke Lyttle You've been researching your ancestors for years and have amassed an enormous amount of information, but what do you do with all of it?  Join us for ...

April 20
Historic Mount Zion Cemetery Tour by Myersville & Wolfsville Area Historical Society
Historic Mt. Zion Cemetery saw its first burials in the decade before the Civil War. Since that time, the good, the bad, and the brave of the Myersville area have come to rest in this peaceful burial place. Costumed historians ...

April 20
The Mount Olivet Stoners: How to Clean Tombstones" with Susan Cooper FOMO
Zion Church and Cemetery History Speaker Series with Susan Cooper, Friends of Mount Olivet ‚Äč Join us to learn more about Mount Olivet’s volunteer tombstone cleaning program as we begin to plan how to keep Zion’s own graves neat ...

April 21
Secrets of the Asylum: Norwich State Hospital and My Family" by Julianne Mangin
Retired librarian Julianne Mangin was a reluctant genealogist -- at first. But after acquiring her ailing mother's genealogy files, something drew her into the family history. Maybe it was years of listening to her mother's cryptic stories of her ...

April 24
Rustic Roads in Myersville-Wolfsville Area by Myersville & Wolfsville Area HS
Rustic Roads in the Myersville-Wolfsville Area The Myersville-Wolfsville Area Historical Society invites you to a free program to learn about the history and preservation of our area’s scenic and historic rustic roads. The speaker will be Susan Hanson, Vice ...