Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Webinars

MGS offers webinars on a regular basis about genealogical topics, sources, and research tips, particularly those that are unique to Maryland. While some are publicly available, most are available for MGS Members only. 
 
The newest webinars in our Members Only webinar collection are part of a three-part series called Finding Your Roots With DNA. Originally offered in the summer of 2022 in partnership with Maryland Public Television, these webinars will introduce you to genetic genealogy and DNA testing, explain what your DNA test results mean, and help you start to make sense of all the new cousins on your DNA match list. The sessions include:
 
Part 1: Getting Started With DNA Testing
Part 2: Understanding Your DNA Test Results
Part 3: Digging Into Your DNA Matches
 
The series presenter is Tom McCarriar, MGS Board Member and President of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. He has been researching his family history for more than twenty years, and his interest in genetic genealogy dates back to his first DNA test in 2011. Tom is currently teaching traditional and genetic genealogy courses at Howard Community College, and at local libraries and genealogical societies.
 
 
Webinar Collection
 
Webinars below with links are available to non-members, while the others are available in our Members Only webinar collection
 
- A Tangled Web: Researching the Enslaved in Maryland
 
African American Genealogy  (available to non-members as well as members)
 
- Baltimore City Marriage Index, 1851-1914
 
- Census Research, With a Brief Introduction to Beginning Genealogical Research
 
- Colonial & Revolutionary Military Records of Maryland
 
- Colonial Research in Maryland
 
Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop  (available to non-members as well as members)
 
- Finding Your Roots with DNA - Part 1: Getting Started With DNA Testing
Finding Your Roots with DNA - Part 2: Understanding Your DNA Test Results
- Finding Your Roots with DNA - Part 3: Digging Into Your DNA Matches
 
- Maryland Immigration and Naturalization Resources
 
- Researching Your Family Tree - Vital Records
 
- Understanding Ground Rent
 
- Using Maryland State Archives Probate Records With FamilySearch
 
 
- Using Sanborn Maps