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. 

February 28
Black History Month: Remembering Africa in Western Maryland 1750-1865
From FCPL:   Dr. Amt (Hood College) will discuss how slavery in western Maryland differed from slavery in the deep South, using narratives from the time.

March 10
THE TOPIC:  THE LIVES AND WORK OF TWO CENTRAL MARYLAND GRAVESTONE CARVERS: CALEB McPEAK & SEBASTIAN “BOSS” HAMMOND   THE SPEAKER: MIMI ASHCRAFT   Mimi Ashcraft will be discussing the styles of these African-American carvers of the 19th century. The ...

April 14

April 21
Maryland Genealogical Society - Spring Lunch
"There's More to the Census Than What's Online" by Sharon Hodges   From the Maryland Genealogical Society website:    Join us for a great lunch and professional genealogist Sharon Hodges' presentation There's More to the Census Than What's Online. Read more information ...

May 12