Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
Howard County
Genealogical Society
Helping you discover your family history

Welcome to Our Website!

We are excited to welcome you to the official website of the Howard County Genealogy Society. We invite you to come in, look around our site, and check out all that we offer to genealogists, family historians, and researchers.
The Howard County Genealogy Society was organized in 1976 by a group of people with a common goal:  researching and preserving their family histories. Today, with a roster of over one hundred forty members, and growing, HCGS continues its tradition of promoting genealogy and family history research and encouraging the affiliation of people interested in the pursuit of their ancestral heritage. 
We offer monthly programs featuring informed speakers to meet the varied interests of our members and the community.
Membership in the HCGS has its own rewards: our bi-monthly newsletter Family Tree; ability to submit surname information into our surname database, help sessions to help break through those genealogy brickwalls, special interest group meetings, and opportunities to become involved in one or more of our activities and projects. 
Member access
Members may login to access their membership profile, contribute to the forum and Surname list, view current and past newsletters, and and search our members only databases. If you are a current member and do not have a logon and password, please contact .
Non-member access
Non-members also benefit from the HCGS public databases, the research guides, and much more. Not a member? Become a member today.

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Upcoming Events
March 31
Finding Elusive Ancestors – Tools and Techniques for the Search
Mar 31 Friday thru Saturday April 1 The Fairfax Genealogical Society 2017 Spring Conference “Finding Elusive Ancestors – Tools and Techniques for the Search,” will include a great lineup of topics and presentations spread over eight tracks.  Well-known speakers will include D. Josh Taylor, Tom Jones, Judy G. Russell and ...
April 1
We are Maryland
From March Thru June 2017 Maryland Historical Society is offering free admission to the Maryland Historical Society Museum plus other benefits in April.  Free admission, highlights in the museum from your region of the state, discount in the museum shop, special membership discount and a free genealogy workshop on the ...
April 6
Finding Your Place: Property Research 101 (Land Records)
Want to know more about your current Baltimore home or building? Attend this online session to learn the basics of what the Maryland Historical Society Library contains to help you with your research on residential and commercial real-estate in Baltimore.  Session space is limited.  The session is free to ...