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.
 

 
Monday - 15 September 2014
Speaker: Angela McGhie
Title:  “Becoming a Census Detective”
 
This step by step "case" study will "investigate" one family and trace them back through several generations using all of the available census records. The presentation will demonstrate how to evaluate census records for "clues" to other records by paying attention to every question asked, and will utilize the population census schedules as well as the lesser-used non-population schedules. 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.
 

 
Saturday - 20 September 2014 1:00 pm
 
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum will present Damani Davis of the National Archives who will examine Federal records used to trace Black immigrant ancestors from the West Indes. The lecture will provide an overview of 20th century Caribbean migration to the U.S. and examine key collections including naturalization, passport and ship passenger arrival records. The program is free with museum admission. To register, please email Lisa Crawley at crawley@maamc.org or call 443-263-1816. This program is in conjunction with the exhibit For Whom It Stands.
 

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.
 

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.