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

 


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. 
 
 

July 25
Who Keeps Moving the Gravestones? by Kirk Horstman
Who Keeps Moving the Gravestones? by Kirk Horstman 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 Link:  https://zoom.us/j/96791977878?pwd=RE96bWI2OTB0eXU4aEE1WHgrYjBiUT09 For more information/questions, please call  ...

August 4
Brunswick's First People
Come learn about the Native Americans who lived in the Brunswick area from 15,000 years ago to the 1720s. Don Peterson, author of Native American Fish Traps, will talk about the Native Americans who regularly visited the Brunswick area and describe ...

August 22
Immigration After 1890 by Roslyn Torella
Immigration After 1890 by Roslyn Torella 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 Link:  https://zoom.us/j/96791977878?pwd=RE96bWI2OTB0eXU4aEE1WHgrYjBiUT09 For more information/questions, please call  240-818-1937 or ...

September 14
The Life and Work of David H Wallace (1926-2024)
David H. Wallace (1926-2024) was a well-known and loved member of the Frederick community and long-time volunteer in the Maryland Room of Frederick County Public Libraries. He was active in many of our County's local history organizations.  He published several ...

September 26
Where There's a Will, there's FamilySearch by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL
Where There's a Will, there's FamilySearch by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL 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 Link:  https://zoom.us/j/96791977878?pwd=RE96bWI2OTB0eXU4aEE1WHgrYjBiUT09 For more ...