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What's New on Family Search (HCGS)
Wednesday, June 19
What's New on Family Search (HCGS)  (Other Societies Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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 of the Ellicott City Family History Center,
 


Sunday, June 23
Research Day at Baltimore County Genealogical Society  (Other Societies Meetings)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road, Room 308 (3rd Floor), Parkville, MD 21234

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  • We will be scanning Bibles and historical documents.
  • Bring in what you have and have it copied to digital media. Please bring a USB drive to make a copy of these scans.
 
$3.00 library fee for non-members


Tuesday, June 25
Author Event: "Star Spangled Scandal" by Lori Swerda  (FCPL Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
C. Burr Artz Library, 110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
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. 


Tuesday, June 25
Middletown Genies  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Ct, Middletown, MD 21769
Middletown Genies is an very informal group that gathers to discuss how our individual genealogical research is progressing on a month to month basis. 


Social Media to Extend Your Research
Thursday, June 27
Social Media to Extend Your Research  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mt Airy LDS Church, 7255 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
Presenter: Roslyn Torella


Family Tree Maker Seminar
Saturday, June 29
Family Tree Maker Seminar  (Event)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road, Room 308 (3rd Floor), Parkville, MD 21234

FREE SEMINAR – Family Tree Maker
JUNE 29, SATURDAY, 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

The Baltimore County Genealogical Society will be holding a FREE special seminar on Saturday, June 29, at the BCGS library from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Mark Olson is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador who travels the country explaining and answering questions about how Family Tree Maker can help your genealogy and, if you are already using Family Tree Maker, the advantages if you upgrade to the latest version.

You can register at → https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-tree-maker-event-at-baltimore-county-genealogical-society-tickets-63095879474

If you are able to attend, please email Jim Cross at: jcross3@gmail.com to confirm you are coming. That way, in case there is a weather event or some reason that we need to cancel we will be able to let you know.

Please email Jim Cross at:
jcross3@gmail.com

For directions select → baltimoregenealogysociety.org/BCGShome/contact/directions/




Digital Database in FamilySearch by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL
Thursday, July 11
Digital Database in FamilySearch by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Frederick Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD 21701
2019 Family History Classes
 
July - Digital Database in FamilySearch by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL


Thursday, July 18
Genealogy: Researching Foreign Ancestors  (Event)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD
Genealogy: Researching Foreign Ancestors
Presenter: Mary Mannix, FCPL
Dates: TH, 7/18 1:30pm
Cost: Free, pre-registration required
We all came from somewhere! Overview of the resources available to research your family’s past in foreign countries


City Directories
Thursday, July 25
City Directories  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mt Airy LDS Church, 7255 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
Presenter: Stephen Capps



Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saturday, August 3
Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church  (Event)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
FREE TOUR! See inside this historic twin tours church building constructed in 1854; used as a hospital during the Civil War after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam; and current home of the largest pipe organ in the county, with almost 3,000 pipes!!


Probate Records: More Than Just Wills by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL
Thursday, August 8
Probate Records: More Than Just Wills by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Frederick Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD 21701
2019 Family History Classes
 
August - Probate Records: More Than Just Wills by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL


Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference  (Membership Meeting)
8:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
Plan to join fellow family history enthusiasts for the 2019 FGS National Family History Conference at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, August 21-24. There is something for everyone.
 
For more information, see the website https://fgs.org/annual-conference/


Documenting and Preserving Your Family Heritage
Thursday, August 22
Documenting and Preserving Your Family Heritage  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mt Airy LDS Church, 7255 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
Presenter: Russ Sparks



Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saturday, September 7
Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church  (Event)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
FREE TOUR! See inside this historic twin tours church building constructed in 1854; used as a hospital during the Civil War after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam; and current home of the largest pipe organ in the county, with almost 3,000 pipes!!


Land Records by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL
Thursday, September 12
Land Records by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Frederick Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD 21701
2019 Family History Classes
 
September - Land Records by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL


Sunday, September 22
Using DNA Results With Family History Research  (Other Societies Meetings)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road, Room 308 (3rd Floor), Parkville, MD 21234
Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett, QG
Alright, you have tested with a DNA company to learn more about your ancestry…now what?

Creating and using research plans for genealogy is an excellent habit to have, but you should also do this for DNA testing.

In this presentation learn how to combine traditional genealogy research with your DNA results for greater success with your research.

While a basic understanding of DNA testing is not needed for this presentation, it is helpful as only a brief explanation of the tests will be covered.

By the end of the talk you will know which test to take for a genealogical question, how to write and follow a research plan which includes DNA testing, and pit falls to watch out for.

*Lecture will assume audience understands basic DNA testing

Outline of lecture:

  • Brief overview of what tests will answer which type of DNA questions
  • Steps in a research plan
  • Ask questions
  • Look for information
  • Speculate about the answer
  • Establish the facts
  • Explore what else should be researched (like DNA)
  • How to integrate DNA and genealogy questions
  • Who do you need to test – ask and be ethical
  • Which tests should they take – important if more than one needs to be taken
  • How are you going to analyze the results
  • Which company(s) offer you the best answers
  • Case Studies


State-Land-State Deed Records: Understanding, Mapping and Finding Relationships
Thursday, September 26
State-Land-State Deed Records: Understanding, Mapping and Finding Relationships  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter: Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL



Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saturday, October 5
Free Tour of Evangelical Lutheran Church  (Event)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
FREE TOUR! See inside this historic twin tours church building constructed in 1854; used as a hospital during the Civil War after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam; and current home of the largest pipe organ in the county, with almost 3,000 pipes!!


Immigration Records by Roslyn Torella
Thursday, October 10
Immigration Records by Roslyn Torella  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Frederick Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD 21701
2019 Family History Classes
 
October - Immigration Records by Roslyn Torella


Wednesday, October 16
Growing Up In Middletown  (Other Societies Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Christ Reformed Church, 12 South Church Street, Middletown, MD 21769
Presented by the Middletown Valley Historical Society:
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019:
Growing up in Middletown, presented by John Gladhill
     Location: Christ Reformed Church, 12 Church Street, Middletown, MD
     Cost: Free
     Time: 7 pm


Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 20
1st Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference  (Event)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wicomico Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804
The inaugural Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference will be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Oct. 19-20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Tickets will go on sale at the end of May.
 


Fold3 Treasures: Military and Non-Military Records
Thursday, October 24
Fold3 Treasures: Military and Non-Military Records  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mt Airy LDS Church, 7255 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
Presenter: Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL



Eastern Europe by Elaine Harvey
Thursday, November 14
Eastern Europe by Elaine Harvey  (Event)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Frederick Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD 21701
2019 Family History Classes
 
November - Eastern Europe by Elaine Harvey


Wednesday, November 20
The Hagerstown & Frederick Trolly  (Other Societies Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Christ Reformed Church, 12 South Church Street, Middletown, MD 21769
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
     Time: 7 pm