Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Local and Regional Genealogy Events

 
 
 
Harold McClendon of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society maintains a well-known list of upcoming genealogy events. Most are in the Mid-Atlantic Region, with some farther afield.
 

 
Saturday - 4 October 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
The Maryland State Archives is hosting a Family History and Genealogy Festival at their facility, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401. It will feature lectures, tours of the archives, a hands-on workshop, brick wall sessions, children's activities and exhibitors. The event is free and open to the public.
 

 
Saturday - 4 October 2014 1:00 pm
 
Join Vincent Leggett as he brings alive the story of Charles Ball who took part in the defense of Ft. McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. An escaped slave from Calvert County, Ball was part of Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla; his story provides an in-depth look into the legacy of African-Americans in the Chesapeake.
This is a free Fall event co-sponsered by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities. However, registrations are preferred. To register, please email resourcecenter@maamc.org or call 443-263-1816. The event will be held at the Flag House Courtyard (or the Flag House Auditorium in the event of rain.)
 

 
Monday - 20 October 2014
 
Speaker:  Jane Thursby
Title:  “Using a Timeline to Break Down Your Brick Walls”
 
What is a timeline?  How can it be used to find those elusive ancestors?  Add a new tool to your genealogy arsenal and use it to break down brick walls.  A timeline can be used on individuals and families to organize and analyze the information you already have, and it will help you pinpoint new directions in which to research. The public is welcome to attend the Carroll County Genealogical Society meetings which are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Room at the Westminster Branch Library, 50 East Main Street, Westminster. For more information on the society, go to http://www.carr.org/ccgs/. The meetings usually last about one hour.
 

 
Monday - 17 November 2014
 
Speaker:  Sandy Clunies
Title:  “Online Books & Primary Documents”
 
The explosion of digital copies of classic books and primary documents means convenient access to information. But how do you find items in hundreds of electronic libraries? Learn some of the tips for searching and downloading from both free and subscription sites. The public is welcome to attend the Carroll County Genealogical Society meetings which are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Room at the Westminster Branch Library, 50 East Main Street, Westminster. For more information on the society, go to http://www.carr.org/ccgs/. The meetings usually last about one hour.