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. 

July 10
The Creeger House: From Colonel's Home to Society Headquarters
The Creeger House in Thurmont has undergone many transformations. Once owned by a civil war colonel, then home to the first Thurmont citizen killed in WW2 and now the location of the Thurmont Historical Society, Robert Eyler provides an overview ...

July 22
Researching Central Maryland Records
The Carroll County Genealogical Society and the Historical Society of Carroll County are presenting "Researching Central Maryland's Land Records: Focusing on the land records for Carroll, Frederick and Baltimore counties" by Jeff Duvall. ATTENDENCE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 ...

July 31
The Way We Worked: Genealogy Series
From library; Join expert Mary Mannix for the first of our three part genealogy series to learn the basics of genealogy research.

July 31
Catoctin Mountain Park: A Historical Perspective
Park Volunteer, Daryl Despres, will be giving a presentation on the colorful history of beautiful Catoctin Mountain Park where diverse cultural resources provide vignettes of our nation's history in one small location including Native Americans,the charcoal and iron industry, the WPA and ...

August 14
Hoke Furniture Company: Master Craftsman in Thurmont
Hoke Furniture, a premiere American furniture manufacturing company located in downtown Thurmont, opened in 1946. Owners Lloyd and Clara May Hoke and their staff designed and built custom furniture for people across the United State and internationally. Their son, John Hoke, shares his family’s story.  ...