Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, 21740
MGS is partnering with the Washington County Historical Society to present a Basics+ Seminar on Washington County and Western Maryland research. The event will be held in the historic Miller House, headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society and home of the kinship Family Research Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Washington County Historical Society.
Tours of the Miller House and kinship Family Research Center will be offered. Attendees also will be able to visit the Washington County Free Library (a 5 minute walk from the Miller House), which houses the Western Maryland Historical Library.
Presentations will include:
- Carol Miller-Schultz: “The Gems of kinship Family Heritage Research Center” - Learn about the special collections contained at Washington County’s only full time genealogy center. You will become familiar with the family bibles, city directories, church records, rare papers and books, to name a few.
- Jason Malott: “Researching Wills and Estates” - The Washington County Register of Wills will discuss records available in his office and navigating the Register’s records on Family Search. A reference sheet for available Circuit Court records will also be provided.
- Mary Mannix: “Western Maryland Research” - “Western Maryland” today consists of six separate counties. Many would not consider several as “western.” Develop an understanding of the region’s history, along with the sources and institutions for researching genealogy and local history.
Free parking is available on the street and in the Rochester Lot at 31 S. Prospect Street (1/2 block from the event). Limited handicap parking is available behind the Miller House.
Cost: $25.00 per person Admission includes a continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and beverages.
Registration deadline: May 29 (Walk-in registration is an additional $5, space permitting.)
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