Carroll County Genealogical Society
Carroll County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1752
Westminster, Maryland  21158
Carroll County Genealogical Society

Westminster, Maryland

Welcome To The CCGS Website!

  The Carroll County Genealogical Society President and Board would like to welcome all researchers to our new website that was created with you, our members in mind and the public in pursuit of genealogical research.  We hope our presentation of information is engaging and helpful and if you are not currently a member you would consider a membership in our society.  Our informational offerings are rich and our plans are to grow as we work to improve the information and historical records offered to the general public and our membership.  Enjoy the site, explore and research. Genealogical research is rewarding and we hope that you find your experience with us positive and will return often in your research.  

CCGS Membership Changes
  The Executive Board has made a change to the membership terms for the Genealogical Society.  Effective immediately the Anniversary Date of your membership will be the basis for your yearly membership.  Upon joining the Genealogical Society, members will be provided with a full year of membership.  The renewal process will begin on your Anniversary date and will provide a 30 day window for renewal.  A 45 day grace period is enacted to provide members a period of time before their account will be made inactive if the account is not renewed.   Any account placed in an inactive status can be reactivated by logging into the Members Section and completing a renewal action.  For a majority of our members your renewal period will remain the same based on the September 1st renewal date.  For our newest members you should find that your anniversary date for renewal is based upon your join date.  Accounts have been adjusted and checked to ensure that this process change has been seamless.  If upon review of your account you find you have questions please contact the Membership Chair, Judy Wagner at
  These changes were made to improve the membership process allowing greater flexibility and to address concerns voiced by members.  The CCGS Board is always open to ideas and changes to improve our Genealogical Society.  Suggestions and concerns are always welcome and can be addressed to the Society at  

  A recent article documenting a find of Coventry Parish Records from 1702.  Coventry Parish was on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and served the present day counties of Wicomico and Worcester.  If you have relatives from this era and location, you might want to obtain a copy of the records.  Read the article here.

What's New in the Library!
  Our latest addition to the CCGS library is a wonderful research book by Nancy Rice Kiddoo.  Titled "German Military Immigrants From The American Revolution In Maryland".  Nancy R Kiddoo has authored a number of books on related topics and if you are wondering if your German ancestors fought for the United States during the Revolutionary War this is a must go to book.  The book provides in depth detail and research into 794 immigrants including Church records, land and tax records, immigration history, marriages and so much more.  Make sure you visit the library and check out our latest book addition.  You are looking for this book here.

Carroll County Genealogical Society remembers Sandra J Hughes a long time member of the Society.  Sandra was an active member and supported the many research activities conducted by the Society over the years.  Her obituary can viewed here.
Sandra Hughes and Ann Horvath
Sandra Hughes and Ann Horvath pictured above during a Cemetery research event in 2002 at the Haines Family Cemetery.

March 19
CCGS March Meeting
Are You My Grandpa?  Men of the Same Name - Our Speaker is Rebecca Whitman Koford.  Are you finding men, in the same community, sharing a common name as you conduct your research?  Then this presentation is designed with you in mind as Ms. Koford will present case studies, hints and ...

March 27
Family History Community Classes 2018
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG once again offers Genealogical Training on a monthly basis.  This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best.  Attend one or attend them all, you are sure to pick up knowledge and tips to aid you in your genealogical research.  Please see the attached ...

April 6
The Joy of Genealogy
This event held by the Fairfax Genealogical Society offers a 2 Day event with six tracks and four lectures each day.  Use the Learn More button for more details.  

April 16
CCGS April Meeting
History, Records, and Context: Researching the Locations Your Ancestors Lived - Our speaker is Ms. Angela Packer McGhie.   In conducting research and learning about the places where our ancestors lived we are able to view them in a social and historical context, which will aide us in locating relevant records.  ...

April 21
Maryland Genealogical Society Spring Luncheon
2018 Spring Luncheon April 21, 2018 - Noon to 3 PM Kelsey’s Restaurant 8480 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, Maryland 21043   Presentation by Sharon B. Hodges  Professional Genealogist, Author and Teacher   There’s More to the Census Than What’s Online   As researchers we download census records, but ...