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Thursday, March 2
St. Mary's Church Civil War Genealogy  (Military)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
 
Robert Worden has spent the last seven years compiling a large amount of genealogical information from a wide variety of sources on some 1,400 individuals who were associated with St. Mary's Church in Annapolis during the Civil War period. Most were local people, black and white, slaves and slave-holders, but there also were many soldiers from the training camps, parole camps, and army hospitals. Come hear him discuss his findings and methodology.
 
Dr. Worden retired from the research staff of the Library of Congress and has served as historian for St. Mary's Church, Annapolis since 1982. In 2003 he published "A Sesquicentennial History" and is currently writing the history of the church's activities during the Civil War.


Saturday, March 4
Genealogy –Beyond Bare Bones, Building Your Skills   (Skill Building)
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, DE
Beginners in family research as well as seasoned pros will benefit by attending the free Genealogy – Beyond Bare Bones, Building Your Skills conference offered by the Friends of the Delaware Public Archives. The presenter will be Dr. Thomas W. Jones PhD, CG, FASG, and FUGA, one of America’s most respected genealogical lecturers!
 
Dr. Jones’ strength lies in his ability to convey by word and example methods to use to get started in family research and to suggest creative solutions to any brick wall  problems that arise! Dr. Jones’ book, “Mastering Genealogical Proof” will be available for purchase by cash or check!
 
Lecture topics include:
  • Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
  • Planning Efficient and Effective Research: A Case Study
  • Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not so Reliable
  • Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly
Lunch will be on your own, conference schedule is 9:30 to 4 P.M., check in begins at 8:30 A.M. For information contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us, Registration by 2 March 2017 to Donna Josefowski (302) 222-0694 or email djosefowski@gmail.com, or Eventbrite and enter Genealogy-Beyond Bare Bones, Building Your Skills.

 


Friday, March 17
MAGS Spring Workshop  (Maryland)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, Laurel, Maryland
Working With the Meyers-Orts Gazetteer
Presented by Debra Hoffman and Gunter Schanzenbacher
 
The Meyers-Orts und Verhehrs Lexicon des Deutsche Reiches will be examined in detail. The workshop will cover the history of the gazetteer and discuss the fraktur typeface. Hands-on exercises will be provided and discussed to provide the attendees with a working familiarity with the gazetteer. Self-study examples will also be provided. Additionally, the latest tools for using Meyers-Orts will be covered. Attend this workshop and learn how to effectively use one of the most important gazetteers for German research and learn the exciting new developments in how to effectively use it.
 
Debra Hoffman
Specializing in Maryland and German research, Debra A. Hoffman is a professional genealogist and the owner of Hoffman Genealogical Services. She has a certificate in Family History from Brigham Young University and serves on the boards of several genealogical societies, including the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. 
 
   

 


Saturday, March 18
MAGS Spring Conference  (Maryland)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, Laurel, Maryland
Finding Family History at the Baltimore City Archives
Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG
Malissa will give a brief history of BCA – from the earliest days to its current association with the Maryland State Archives – and give an overview of its holdings. She will describe the kind of genealogical information you might find, how to prepare for a research visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
 
Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives
Michael G. McCormick
This workshop will teach you how to locate and use catalogs to access record indexes and records. You will learn how to understand the record and series organization of the Guide to Government Records and Special Collections catalog.
 
A Federal Family Tree
Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG
Only a small portion of federal records are online. Malissa Ruffner, CGSM, will share textual record finds that have shed new light to her family tree and prepare you for a first time visit to the National Archives Building in downtown Washington, D.C.
 
Immigration and Naturalization Records at the Maryland State Archives
Michael G. McCormick
Naturalization is a complex topic, the laws governing the process changing across the years. This presentation will discuss those laws, their implications for records, and how to locate documents relating to naturalization at the Maryland State Archives.
 
Malissa Ruffner
Malissa holds an MLS degree and worked as an archivist before heeding the call of genealogy. She was a volunteer at Baltimore City Archives for several years and has conducted personal and client research on-site. She currently serves as an at-large board member of the Maryland Genealogical Society and launched its Facebook page in April 2013.
 
Michael G. McCormick
Michael has been an archivist since 1983. He has experience in most areas of the profession, including administration and management, collection management, implementation of automated collection management systems, grant writing, customer relations, and security. He currently works at the Maryland State Archives.
 


Saturday, March 18
We Are Maryland: Free Genealogy Workshop on Central Maryland  (Maryland)
9:00 am
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Residents from Central Maryland are eligible for free weekend admission to the Maryland Historical Society in March and are eligible to attend a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, March 18, that will focus on that region. Library staff will provide an approximately 45 minute presentation on the resources of the Maryland Historical Society library and how participants can use them. After the presentation, participants will be able to dive into the library and do genealogy research on their families or other related topics. To attend, just show identification at the front desk to prove you live in one of the following counties.
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore City
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Montgomery County
More information is available here.


Saturday, March 25
Annual Genealogy Lecture: D. Joshua Taylor  (Skill Building)
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Southeast Anchor Library, Auditorium, 3601 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Annual Genealogy Lecture features D. Joshua Taylor, nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer and researcher, and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe.
 
Mr. Taylor will present 4 lectures:
•    State and Local Government Repositories for Family History
•    Discovering USGenWeb
•    Essential Technology for Genealogists
•    Beyond Belief:  The Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies.
 
Admission is free. Please call 410-396-5468 or email mdx@prattlibrary.org to register. Additional information also is available here



Thursday, April 6
Finding Your Place: Property Research 101  (Land Records)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Program
Want to know more about your current Baltimore home or building? Tracking down an ancestral Baltimore birthplace or business? Attend this online session to learn the basics of what the Maryland Historical Society Library contains to help you with research on residential and commercial real-estate in Baltimore. Hear directly from Library and Maryland Genealogical Society Board Members about library collections and resources, helpful tips, and how to prepare to get the most out of your visit. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Session space is limited!
 
The session is free to Maryland Historical Society members. Most MGS members have joint memberships with the Historical Society and are eligible to participate.
 
Registered members will receive step by step instructions on how to participate in this live virtual experience via email.
 
Register now by clicking here.


Thursday, April 6
Social Media and Genealogy  (Internet Research)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
 
Presented by Carol Petranek.


Saturday, April 15
We Are Maryland: Free Genealogy Workshop on Southern Maryland  (Maryland)
9:00 am
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Residents from Southern Maryland are eligible for free weekend admission to the Maryland Historical Society in April and are eligible to attend a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, April 15, that will focus on that region. Library staff will provide an approximately 45 minute presentation on the resources of the Maryland Historical Society library and how participants can use them. After the presentation, participants will be able to dive into the library and do genealogy research on their families or other related topics. To attend, just show identification at the front desk to prove you live in one of the following counties.
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Calvert County
  • Charles County
  • Prince George's County
  • St. Mary's County
More information is available here.


Saturday, April 29
Baltimore County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Skill Building)
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Parkville Senior Center Room 308, 3rd Floor 8601 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234

T O P I C S

  1. Baltimore: The Golden Door for Immigrants by Debra Hoffman
    Baltimore was a major entry point for immigrants to America. Learn about its history and the sources available to document individuals who arrived through this port.

     


  2. The Dead and the Dying: Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, & Obituaries by Rebecca Whitman Koford
    Get into the spirit of cemetery research by introducing a few superstitions that motivated our ancestors’ understanding of death and the afterlife.
    Next we discuss records of death outside of traditional death certificates, funeral home records, and touch on the importance of finding obituaries.
    Lastly we look at cemeteries and headstone iconography and how to prepare for a visit to the cemetery.

     


  3. Are You My Grandpa?: Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford
    This lecture is for all of us who discover that their ancestor has a name in common with someone else in their community.
    We discuss techniques for comparing and contrasting the records of these people in order to separate our ancestors with another line.
    Case studies are included throughout the lecture with a focus on Maryland and Baltimore records.

     


 

W H E R E :
Baltimore County Genealogical Society Library (BCGS)
The Parkville Senior Center
Room 308, 3rd Floor (Elevator available)
8601 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234

For detailed directions, select this link → http://www.baltimoregenealogysociety.org/BCGShome/contact/directions/

W H E N :
Saturday, April 29, 9 am – 1 pm
REGISTRATION: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee and donuts served

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Saturday, May 13
Girl Scout Event - The Historic Girl: Immigration at the Turn of the 20th Century  (Immigration)
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
This event lets Girl Scouts explore what life was like for immigrant families coming into Baltimore at the turn of the 20th century. They will learn how the B&O Railroad encouraged the influx of immigrants to Baltimore, and discover what immigrants experienced at the Locust Point immigration station. Each girl will receive the Maryland Historical Society patch. This program will also cover most of the requirements for the "Playing the Past" badge for Juniors. Please register by April 30.
 
Tickets are $15/Girl Scout; FREE for parents. To register for The Historic Girl, click here.


Saturday, May 20
We Are Maryland: Free Genealogy Workshop about the Eastern Shore  (Maryland)
9:00 am
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Residents from Maryland’s Eastern Shore are eligible for free weekend admission to the Maryland Historical Society in May and are eligible to attend a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, May 20, that will focus on that region. Library staff will provide an approximately 45 minute presentation on the resources of the Maryland Historical Society library and how participants can use them. After the presentation, participants will be able to dive into the library and do genealogy research on their families or other related topics. To attend, just show identification at the front desk to prove you live in one of the following counties.
  • Caroline County
  • Cecil County
  • Dorchester County
  • Kent County
  • Queen Anne’s County
  • Somerset County
  • Talbot County
  • Wicomico County
  • Worcester County
More information is available here.



Saturday, June 17
We Are Maryland: Free Genealogy Workshop on Western Maryland  (Maryland)
9:00 am
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Residents from Western Maryland are eligible for free weekend admission to the Maryland Historical Society in June and are eligible to attend a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, June 17, that will focus on that region. Library staff will provide an approximately 45 minute presentation on the resources of the Maryland Historical Society library and how participants can use them. After the presentation, participants will be able to dive into the library and do genealogy research on their families or other related topics. To attend, just show identification at the front desk to prove you live in one of the following counties.
  • Allegany County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Washington County
More information is available here.



Thursday, July 6
Digging Up Your Ancestors Online  (Internet Research)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
 
Presented by Eileen Souza.