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

 


NOVEMBER MEETING

NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 9TH 
SEE YOU THERE!!
 
GENEALOGY, DNA AND FAMILY DISEASES
By
LIZ STITELY and SUE EYLER CLABAUGH,
FRECOGS Members
 
Liz Stitely and Sue Eyler Clabaugh will be talking about how family research, DNA and family disease all come together. Liz is the family genealogist and Sue was a nurse. With both of them working together they have been taking the Grossnicklle family book put together by Kenneth Herbst and continued his work to help trace the disease through the family lines. Family names that carry the gene are Grossnicklle (where it started), Eigonbrode, Harshman, Harne, Weller and many more. Sue will talk about the disease itself and how to find out if you or someone in your family may have it.   
 
 
 

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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. 
 
 

November 20
The Hagerstown & Frederick Trolley
Presented by the Middletown Valley Historical Society:   Wednesday, November 20, 2019: The Hagerstown & Frederick Trolley, Unique video of its path, presented by Reuben Moss      Location: Christ Reformed Church, 12 Church Street, Middletown, MD      Cost: Free ...

November 23
My Journey Back to the Motherland - Bernice Bennett
Bernice Bennett will be sharing her journey researching her family and using DNA to bring her back to Africa. Bernice Alexander Bennett is an author, genealogist, nationally recognized speaker, storyteller, and producer-host of the popular Research at the National Archivesand ...