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Frederick, MD 21705

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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 13, 2014

This is the group’s annual Show And Tell meeting, where 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 11, 2014

Road Trip-Annual Family History Day Annual Family History Day, Essex, MD. A full day of lectures from local experts. Sign up at September’s meeting or email/call Jane Thursby at

November 8, 2014

Speaker: Dorinda Shepley, creator and FRECOGS member Coordinator Website

December 13, 2014

Holiday Luncheon with Entertainment Luncheon begins at 12:00 Noon. Sign up at November’s meeting or email/call Jane Thursby at for reservation. Lunch will be in the side dining room of the main dining room. Order from menu (costs range from $6 to $11) See October and December 2014 newsletters for more information.

January 10, 2015

Maryland Church Records Speaker: Jane Thursby, Vice President of FRECOGS.

February 14, 2015

Trio of Genealogy Videos covering topics of interest to research and genealogy

March 14, 2015

Meeting Location: Thurmont Historical Society with tour of house and a tour of Thurmont by Liz Stitely, FRECOGS Webmaster.

April 11, 2015

Speaker: John Foertschbeck, Sr., author and lecturer. German Catholic Influence in Western Maryland

May 9, 2015

Speaker: Eileen Souza;owner of Old Bones Genealogy Dig Up Your Ancestors Online: and Google are two of the most popular sites accessed by folks searching for information about their ancestors, but these sites vary significantly in how their search engines operate. Understanding the differences will greatly improve the chances of obtaining the desired results.

June 13, 2015

Annual Genealogy Fair-Special Event-More information to come. Ice Cream Social too!

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!