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

 


OUR UPCOMING MEETING

JUNE 8, 2019 MEETING
 
THE TOPIC:
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO DNA
 
By
 
JOHN LOWE,
LOCAL GENEALOGIST and FRECOGS MEMBER
 
John Lowe will be presenting an introduction to DNA, the building blocks for life and emerging field of genetic genealogy. Please join us as John discusses DNA and chromosomes and what we need to know. 
 
Meetings are held at
HOMEWOOD AT CRUMLAND FARMS at
THE LODGE AT WILLOW PONDS
500 Pearson Circle, Frederick, MD 21702
 
TIME: 1:00 pm
 
Cookies and light refreshments provided
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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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. 
 
 

June 19
What's New on Family Search (HCGS)
HCGS June Meeting - What's new on Family Search.  Davis Gardner will provide an update on a lot of new features that will help you in your research. Davis is the  President of Howard County Genealogical Society and Codirector ...

June 23
Research Day at Baltimore County Genealogical Society
Everyone is invited to use all of the research assets of our Library from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM. The Computer Genealogy Interest Group meets at 1 pm. The Eastern European Interest Group does not meet in June. We will ...

June 25
Author Event: "Star Spangled Scandal" by Lori Swerda
Francis Scott Key and family are brought to life in this new historical fiction. Lori was inspired while working as a docent at Rose Hill Manor. Book sales and signing to follow. 

June 25
Middletown Genies
Middletown Genies is an very informal group that gathers to discuss how our individual genealogical research is progressing on a month to month basis. 

June 27
Social Media to Extend Your Research
Presenter: Roslyn Torella