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


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. 

June 13
HCGS & AAGS: Twenty Years of Stuff - Now What Do I Do? - Elissa Scalise Powell
Howard County Genealogical Society and Anne Arundel Genealogical Society present: Twenty Years of Stuff – Now What Do I Do? 7:00 pm Virtual via Zoom Joint neeting with the Ann Arundel Genealogical Society NOTE: This meeting is on Thursday rather ...

June 16
Crossroads of Conflict: Frederick County in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Public historian Jake Wynn will discuss how the Civil War and Reconstruction reshaped Frederick County’s history. Wynn will discuss not only the battles that ravaged the region from 1861 to 1865, but also stories of the tectonic political, economic, and ...

June 25
Boonsboro Historical Society: The Halfway African-American Cemetery
Join Boonsboro Free Library for a Boonsboro Historical Society presents Elizabeth Paul and Emilie Emt: "Halfway African American Cemetery"  

June 26
Clara Barton: Her Life and Legacy
Wikipedia describes Clara Barton as “a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross,” but she was so much more than that. Discover Barton’s extraordinary work: as an educator, a barrier-breaker, a nurse, and a humanitarian.

June 27
Finding Birth, Marriage, and Death Dates when Vital Records Don’t Exist
Finding Birth, Marriage, and Death Dates when Vital Records Don’t Exist by Susan VH Fabian FREDERICK  MARYLAND  FAMILYSEARCH  CENTER 2024 Genealogy Lecture Series Virtual  7 pm All lectures will be on the fourth Thursday and begin at 7 PM Zoom ...