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Holiday Luncheon - Dec. 7, 2013
The Maryland Genealogical Society cordially invites you to its 2013 Holiday Luncheon.
Celebrate the Holidays and Pearl Harbor Day with a great lunch and World War II genealogy!! Hope to see you there.
Date: December 7, 2013, Noon to 2 PM
Location: Doubletree by Hilton
5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Speaker: Doug Linton
Topic: Tracing My Father's World War II Footsteps: How To & Lessons Learned - from Normandy to Metz – 1944
Cost: $35 -MGS members $40 - Non-members
Menu selections: Stuffed Chicken Florentine or Salmon Filet
All meals include salad, rolls and butter, vegetables, beverages and dessert.
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2013.
Advance registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome. Walk-in registration is an additional $5.
December 2013 Issue of the Journal
The December issue of the Journal
is now 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.
The new December 2013 issue includes the following feature articles:
Jon Harlan Livezey contributes an exceptional guide for research in genealogical and historical sources of Harford County.
Debbie Hooper follows the Genealogical Proof Standard to build a case using indirect evidence for identifying ancestors in Kent County.
James P. Burgess discusses selected U.S. decennial census of population data, 1950–2000, that can be accessed under special circumstances.
Joseph L. Douglas, Jr. exhibits a treasure of information from underutilized original papers of Maryland’s Civil War bounty program at the Maryland State Archives.
Kenneth W. Heger discusses two voyages in 1798 and 1799 of the Baltimore merchant ship Hampton, from records of the National Archives, exemplifying how different records can be for similar events.
Robert W. Barnes discusses land, other assets, occupations, demographics and other topics in the 2nd part of his two-part article of the way our 17th century ancestors lived in Baltimore County.
Allender Sybert presents results from Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Proceedings in 1807 and 1808 mainly addressing probate of estates and guardianships.
James R. Miller discusses selected images of old Civil War envelopes and demonstrates that old envelopes are a largely untapped source of information for genealogical research.
In addition to these documented feature articles, the December 2013 issue contains reviews by Robert Barnes, Allender Sybert and Michael Hait for books and other media, a new genealogy crossword puzzle by Jane F. Burgess concerning Maryland’s Civil War bounty program and an index with more than 1800 names. To see an abstract of the Table of Contents of this Journal
issue that includes 196 pages, click here.
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, there is your registration form for our Holiday Luncheon - Doug Linton presents "Tracing My Father's World War II Footsteps: How To & Lessons Learned - from Normandy to Metz – 1944"; Leave No Stone Unturned – "More about Land Records"; Vernon Skinner receives the Maryland Historical Society’s Norris Harris Prize!; New on our Website: Volunteer Spotlight on Warren von Uffel; Self Service Check-out; What to look for in the Society’s next Journal; Conferences, Seminars & Workshops and The Family Exchange.
New Baptism Transcripts Available
We're pleased to announce that we've posted baptismal records from the First German United Evangelical Church of Baltimore to the Members Only area of the Web site. MGS member George Garmer generously has donated his abstracts of baptisms for 1850 through 1874. (Pictured to the right is the church's baptismal font.)
If you have transcribed or abstracted Maryland records - bible records, church records, cemetery records, etc. - we hope that you'll consider providing them to the Society for posting on the Web site. We welcome the submission of new material. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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