Maryland Genealogical Society
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Monday, February 24
Virtual Brick Wall Session  (General)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Virtual: Maryland State Archives Facebook Page
Do you have questions about your Maryland genealogy research? How to research Maryland State Archives records? Where you could find information about an enslaved ancestor? Or are you stuck in your research and have a “brick wall” question? The archivists of the Maryland State Archives will try to help you answer all these questions and more during this virtual session.
For us to be able to best answer your question, please have your information/question as organized as possible with any specific names, dates, locations, records, and references needed to help us understand and answer your inquiry.
For any questions that we are not able to answer during the Virtual Brick Wall, our archivists are always available to assist you. You can contact our Help Desk ( or 410-260-6487) or visit the archives in person

Sunday, March 8
Irish Genealogical Research  (Irish Genealogy)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
York County History Center, 250 East Market Street, York, PA
Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation during their annual North American lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.  Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss this workshop! The program will include:
  • The Importance of Land Divisions for Irish Genealogy:  Understanding Townlands
  • An Introduction to Archives in Ireland and Their Websites
  • Census Substitutes and Other Important Sources for Irish Research Prior to 1800
This program is free to members of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and members of the York County History Center. There is a $40 charge for non-members. For more information, contact Nicole Smith at 717-848-1587 ext 225 or

Saturday, March 28
A Day of Genealogy  (General)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, 44219 Airport Rd., California, MD 20619
Sponsored by the St. Mary's County Genealogical Society, this event features the following presentations:
  • DNA Inheritance Principles Explained – Shannon Combs-Bennett
  • Road Blocks and Detours - Eva Slezak, Enoch Pratt Library
  • DNA Test Comparison and What You Can Do With Your Test Results – Shannon Combs-Bennett
  • 21st Century Resources vs 20th Century Resources – Chuck Mason
Light refreshments will be provided at check-in and during breaks. There will be a food truck onsite for lunch or bring your own.
Cost: Through February 14, 2020 $40.00; February 15 and later (also at door) $50.00
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