Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society


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. Not yet a member of MGS? Learn more about joining.

Colonial & Revolutionary Military Records of Maryland
The newest offering in our Maryland Minutes webinar series is presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, and covers Colonial & Revolutionary Military Records of Maryland. This video provides an overview of Maryland’s colonial-era military actions and takes us through state military records that are available in Maryland. You will also learn where and how to access these records, and many examples are provided. To view the video, please go to our Members Only webinar collection.
Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM.  Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives, especially the War of 1812.  She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists Conference (APG), Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (FGS), RootsTech, and webinars for Legacy Family Tree Webinars.  She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, SAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal.  Rebecca is the Course I coordinator for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) and has instructed at SLIG and GRIP. She serves on the Board of Directors for the ProGen Study Group, an online peer-led study program based on the book Professional Genealogy.  She is Executive Director for the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and as Director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed).

Webinar Collection
MGS Members have access to a collection of all of our past webinars, some of which have been offered for general public viewing and others offered for Members only. The following webinars are available in the Members Only webinar collection
- A Tangled Web: Researching the Enslaved in Maryland
- Baltimore City Marriage Index, 1851-1914
- Colonial Research in Maryland
- Using Maryland State Archives Probate Records With FamilySearch
- Using Sanborn Maps

Introduction to Genealogy - With a Focus on Maryland
MGS membership isn't required to view Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop, which provides an introduction to genealogy - with an emphasis on Maryland research. This 70 minute video covers getting started in genealogy, online genealogy, African American research, and DNA testing for genealogy. 
Click here to view the webinar segment-by-segment or in its entirety and to access the webinar handouts. MGS would like to thank our partner, Maryland Public Television, which sponsored this webinar.