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Holiday Luncheon - December 5
Finding a European Village of Origin
Saturday, December 5, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Matthew's 1600 Restaurant
1600 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Jim will present the case study of Johannes Dinius, a 1765 immigrant to Pennsylvania to show how scraps of evidence can lead to the discovery of the European hometown. Jim is a Pennsylvania native, who specializes in German genealogy as well as research in his home state. He’s currently writing Trace Your German Roots Online for Family Tree Books.
Cost: $40 - Members
$50 - Non-members
Pre-registration deadline: 2 December 2015 (Walk-in registration is an additional $5, space permitting.)
To register online using PayPal or a credit card, select "Member/Non-Member" and click on the "Add to Cart" button below. To register by mail, click here for a registration form to fill in and mail.
Tax Planning? Consider a Donation.
The end of the year means taking stock, and that includes tax planning. Charitable gifts can help reduce your tax bill for 2015, and we hope you will consider making a donation to the Maryland Genealogical Society. It's easy to do so with our "Donate" web page
, which can be accessed from a link on the lefthand navigation bar.
MGS is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes. Convenient payment through PayPal is available, or you can pay by check.
You can make your donation in memory of or in honor of someone - a Maryland ancestor, perhaps?
We hope that you'll consider making a donation, and we thank you.
The October issue of The Newsletter
of the Maryland Genealogical Society is now available for viewing and/or downloading. Go to the Members Only tab, enter your username and password, and open the Newsletter tab to view the latest issue.
In This Issue-----
- Your registration form for our Holiday Luncheon – “Finding a European Village of Origin” presented by Jim Beidler
- Leave No Stone Unturned – “Some Unusual Terms Found in 18th Century Newspapers”
- R.I.P. Agnes Kane Callum (1926-2015)
- Tax Planning? Consider a Donation to MGS
- Fall Seminar – “Identifying Your Ancestors and Telling Their Stories” Program Review
- Family History Festival at the Maryland State Archives
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 on Ancestry.com
- Conferences, Seminars, & Workshops
- The Family Exchange
August 2015 Issue of the Journal
The August issue of the Journal
is available. Members receive their copies by mail. Limited quantities of the current and earlier issues of the Journal
also are available for sale to the public at $15.00 per issue. Click here
for information on how to purchase.
This issue of the Journal boosts three new authors, several returning authors, and an excellent addition to the Research in the Counties feature, by Robert Barnes.
In this issue:
Nicholas Fessenden has written an excellent article on Baltimore’s German, Irish, and Jewish Immigrants.
Stephen Hatton has shared an interesting case study of his ancestors John and Sarah Hatton, highlighting the naming patterns often used by our ancestors.
Gloria Gibson Day discusses analyzing conflicting data to identify her ancestor, William H. Day.
Jane F. Burgess has written an excellent article on using nineteenth-century Baltimore City Directories for genealogical research.
Clair Prechtel-Kluskens has shared compiled records of Marylanders who are in the Bureau of Pensions, Law Division Case Files, A-BON.
Debi Wynn has written an article on the Maryland Rosie the Riveters who served their country during World War II working in Maryland defense plants.
The Research in the Counties Feature has a new addition written by Robert W. Barnes on Researching in Baltimore County.
- Nancy Lauer has shared the Birth page of her great grandmother, Mattie Oler's Bible.
- Jane F. Burgess discusses how to understand meanings of data in old documents.
In addition to these articles, the August 2015 issue contains book reviews by Robert Barnes, Allender Sybert, and Jane F. Burgess, as well as a new genealogy crossword puzzle by Jane F. Burgess. Robert Barnes has shared several intriguing short subjects that appeared in various Baltimore newspapers.
To see an abstract of the full Table of Contents of this Journal
issue, click here.
We're Looking for Your Photos!
Would you like to see images of your ancestors included on the MGS Web site? Members are encouraged to submit photos for inclusion in the gallery of images at the top of the page that rotate and change each time visitors go to a new page on the Web site. (Each has a caption that you can read by hovering your cursor over the image.) For more information about submitting images, click here