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Society regular monthly meetings: 2nd Sat. of each month, except July & August, at 1 P.M.

All meetings are held at Homewood at Crumland Farms in their Community Room right off the lobby. They are located on 7407 Willow Rd.

DIRECTIONS: The first exit after Beckley?s motel left off Route 15, approx. 2 miles north of Frederick. NO LEFT TURN onto Willow Road. Continue north to U-turn and then come south to Willow Road

Some meetings are held offsite at special locations. See Calendar of Meetings for details.




September 12, 2015

This is the group?s annual Show And Tell meeting, The September 12,2015 meeting will be our annual Show and Tell, this meeting only, will be in the Private Dining Room at Homewood at 1PM located to the left as you enter the regular dinning area. Members describe progress made in their genealogical research, offer suggestions for each others? stumbling blocks or ?brick walls,? display items of interest, or share news of information sources or technology. This would be a good time for anyone working on a genealogical search, or just starting on one, to chat with others with similar interests.

October 10, 2015

The October 10,2015 meeting will be: Tracing Family Ancestry and History -- From settling the Oregon Territory; the opening of the Alaskan Territory; Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders; to one of the Last Active Commandants of Ft. McHenry Fred and Lauren Burton will present detailed DVD photos of their recent trip to Alaska researching early family ancestry history, sites and documentation. Lauren's Great Grandfather, an 1867 West Point graduate, was one of five officers and 120 soldiers charged with building the first American fort in the Alaskan Territory after the United States' 1867 purchase of the territory for $7 million (2 cents an acre). He retired as a Brigadier General.

November 14, 2015

Barbara Shealy and "A Look at the DAR" Barbara Shealy and "A Look at the DAR" Barbra has been Regent of the local chapter of DAR and then Maryland State Organizing Secretary.

December 12, 2015

Beth Bentley, Director of the Frederick Family History Center The December 12,2015 is a regular meeting speaker is:Beth Bentley, Director of the Frederick Family History Center who will speak about the FHC and about some of the new features on FamilySearch.

January 9, 2016

NO MEETING NO MEETING we have decided to not have meetings in January and February due to winter weather, will be having our regular meeting in March

February 13, 2016

NO MEETING NO MEETING we have decided to not have meetings in January and February due to winter weather, will be having our regular meeting in March

March 12, 2016

"Connecting the Dots." "Connecting the Dots." The speaker is Howard W. Amos, known as Bill Amos. He's a retired CIA analyst with a bachelors degree in geography and experience in the Naval Air Reserve Intelligence. About 30 years ago he became interested in genealogy and he now conducts monthly seminars in genealogy and speaks on the subject to other groups.

April 9, 2016

Frank Feathers: local hobo Judge Meyers doing a talk on a local hobo Frank Feathers whom traveled around on the Rail Roads and would carve several different things but mostly canes. He spent a lot of time in Thurmont,MD and even carved one for the town.

May 14, 2016 /TD>

JOHN C. LYON MARYLAND LAND RECORDS AND MAPPING UNDERSTANDING AND LOCATING ANCESTRAL PROPERTIES The lecture, oriented to the genealogist, will introduce basic principles behind important types of the rich property records maintained in Maryland since the early colonial period. Questions to be addressed include: what is contained in the various source land records, and how and where can they be found? How can this information be used to identify the land on which our ancestors lived, and to understand more about them? The discussion will then focus on modern easy-to-use computer software which allows anyone to plot and locate original land grants and deeds on a modern map, and to trace the history of the properties of interest. An overview and a few results of a large-scale multi-county mapping project will also be shown to exhibit how all such information can be used to come to new understandings of the history of an entire region.

June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016- "Technology and Genealogy" it will be done in a question and answer type way so come with your questions

No July Meeting

No August Meeting

Regular meetings are open to the general public at no cost, except for the December Luncheon Meeting, where a charge for lunch is approximately $6-$12.

Meet My Ancestor Programs ? given by members for one of their ancestor in Frederick County ? special locations, dates, and times.

Holiday Luncheon Meeting is held at Homewood, with a fee for the lunch and special speaker. Starts at NOON!