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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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Thursday, May 4
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society Annual Dinner and Elections  (Maryland)
6:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Cafe Mezzanotte, 760 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD
 
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society cordially invites you to its 2017 DInner and Elections.
 
Speaker: Steven Parker
Presentation: DNA and Unknown Parentage: An Adoption Case Study
 
Steven Parker will demonstrate how to use DNA in conjunction with traditional genealogy to chip away at the brick wall of unknown parentage cases.  He uses the search for his own birth parents as a case study to show how DNA can provide new clues when tackling unknown parentage.
 
Steven is a library media specialist in Montgomery County who has spent over 30 years researching adoption and tracing unknown parentage. His interest in genealogy began as a result of his own search for his birth parents. With the advent of DNA, he has immersed himself in this new avenue of research.  After taking Genetic Genealogy classes, he began consulting in unknown parentage cases several years ago.
 
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
 
Time: Cash Bar at 6:00pm
            Dinner at 7:00pm
            Program at 8:00pm
            Event concludes at 9:15pm
 
LocationCafe Mezzanotte
                760 Ritchie Highway
                Severna Park, MD
                (410) 647-1100
 
Dinner Choices:
     - Eggplant Parmigiana
     - Penne with Meatballs
     - Chicken Marsala
     - Shrimp Scampi
Includes bread, salad, and non-alcoholic drinks
Cost:  $35  
Registration Deadline: April 27, 2017
 
Register online at aagensoc.org, or download the flyer below to register and pay by mail.


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.



Thursday, June 1
Finding Overseas Origins of Your English Ancestors  (Maryland)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, MD
Are you having trouble finding the overseas origins of your English ancestors? This presentation will provide you with clues to overseas origins that can be found in American sources, clues to American origins in overseas sources, and a variety of helpful websites to aid your research.
 
Bob Barnes is a retired educator with Baltimore City Public Schools.  He has been doing research for over 60 years, and has written numerous books, articles, and book reviews. He is active in the Maryland Genealogical Society, the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. He has a number of projects in the works, and has no plans to retire.


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.