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Immigration & Naturalization Seminar
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9 am to 4 pm
(Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30am)
Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
With a variety of related presentations and handouts, learn where the records are, including some that are not well-known. For a fun and educational day, catch some great speakers at the wonderful Maryland Historical Society. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.
Zack Wilske, US Citizenship and Immigration Service
-USCIS Genealogy program and records
Kenneth W. Heger, genealogist, historian, and MGS Journal author
-Early Immigration and Citizenship Documents:
Records of the U.S. Consulate at Bremen, 1797-1850
(passports, emigrant lists, etc., predating US passenger lists)
Michael McCormick, Maryland State Archives
-MSA’s Immigration and Naturalization Records
Claire Prechtel-Kluskens, National Archives and Records Administration
-Immigration Records Search Strategies, including Baltimore Passenger Lists
Robert Barnes, eminent MD genealogist, MGS Fellow and Past President
-Immigration to Colonial Maryland: Convicts, Indentured Servants & Political Prisoners
Cost: $45 – MGS Members $50 – Non-members
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments during breaks.
Pre-registration deadline: 22 September 2012 (Walk-in registration is an additional $5.)
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New Church Record Abstracts Available
We're pleased to announce that a gap has been filled in our online abstracts of church records from the First German United Evangelical Church of Baltimore. MGS member George Garmer generously has donated his abstracts of marriages from 1864 to 1880 for posting in the Members Only area of the Web site.
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 email@example.com
Genetic Genealogy Links
We've added a new category, "Genetic Genealogy," to our Links page. Here you'll find links to many of the Web sites that were referenced by the speakers at our recent Basics+ Seminar on DNA and genealogy. Many thanks to our partners, the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society and the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, for helping to make that event such a success.
The April 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 ballot for the election of president, vice-president, treasurer and recording secretary for the term of June 2013 through May 2015; your registration form for our Basics Plus Workshop, "DNA for Genealogy;" an article about the new search capability now available on our website, also our website's "In Memoriam" page; we're on Facebook!; Leave No Stone Unturned - "Suggestions"; National Archives to help launch the Digital Public Library of America’s Pilot Project; reduction of public hours at National Archives facilities in Washington, DC area; what volunteering can accomplish in "Amateur Beats Gov’t at Digitizing Newspapers: Tom Tryniski’s Weird, Wonderful Website;" and our Family Exchange.
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April 2013 Issue of the Journal
The April 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 authors of the April issue present timely, useful and interesting information.
Isabelle Board Obert engages the reader in a fine chronological narrative concerning John Board and his wife Jemima Henderson.
Jane F. Burgess discusses District of Columbia death certificates for persons who die in Maryland.
Robert Barnes furnishes annotated Baltimore renunciations for years from 1825 to 1829 based on original records at the Maryland State Archives.
Helen Hinchliff holds our attention with her skillfully compiled genealogy concerning Nicholas1 Miller in 18th century Baltimore and his descendants to the fourth generation.
Joyce Burgess Candland presents a fine guide for Charles County family history research focusing on four locations that hold sizable resources to study information for local families.
Allender Sybert provides valuable abstracts from records of the 19th century Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Proceedings from 1805 to 1807.
In addition to these documented feature articles, the April 2013 issue contains book reviews, a new genealogy crossword puzzle and an index with more than 2,000 persons who were named in the issue. For the full Table of Contents of this Journal
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