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

Westminster, Maryland
Historic Oak

Welcome To The CCGS Website!

  The Carroll County Genealogical Society President and Board would like to welcome all researchers to our 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.  

September Renewals

  It is that time of the year when the bulk of yearly memberships for Carroll County Genealogical Society come due.  Please login under the Members Only option from the menu to determine if your renewal is due at this time.  If you are presented with the Membership Renewal Banner you may select Profile from the menu and proceed as directed.  This year we have added Renewal Instructions as a menu selection, where you can familiarize yourself with the renewal process before proceeding to renew.   
  If you need assistance please contact the Membership Chair, Judy Wagner via email -
  Thank You for your continued support of the Carroll County Genealogical Society.  

What's New!

Members can download the DNA handout provided by Andy Hochreiter during our September meeting from our website.  After logging in as a member proceed to the FILE D/L Page menu selection under Members Only and then select the 2018 Member Documents.  The handout is listed there.
In addition links have been provided to all website users under CCGS Collections for the Maryland Archive Guides.  There is a wonderful selection of online Guides available for research.

Westminster SAR Announces Award Program

  [Sykesville, MD, September 12, 2018] – The Westminster chapter of the Sons of the American  Revolution (SAR) announces the local competition for the SAR’s Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence  American History Teacher Award for the 2018‐2019 school year in Carroll County.  The full announcement can be viewed here: SAR Press Release

New in the Library!

Stoner Brethren, A History of John Stoner (circa 1705 – 1769) And His Descendants, was published in 1993 by the author, Richard R. Weber and recently donated to our collection. It is a wonderful resource with names of many local families that married into the Stoner family and it covers up to the 8th generation from the immigrant. There are transcriptions of probate, tax and land records. Some photographs have been included. There are also many notes, references, a bibliography and it is fully indexed. This is a wonderful resource for those researching those elusive Brethren of the area that is now the western part of Carroll County.
We are very grateful to the donor for this book and feel sure that it will be of value to our researchers.
Look for it in the Family History book section.
Note: If you are considering donating slightly used books from your collection that you are no longer using, check our library catalog to see if it is something that we already own.

September 21
Family History Lock-in
  This first ever event is offered by the Carroll County Public Library at the Finksburg Branch.  CCGS is partnering with the library to offer Genealogical Research assistance to members of the community.  This event requires registration and availability is limited.  Registration will begin on 7 Sep 2018 through the ...

September 25
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 ...

October 7
Manchester Historical Center Grand Re-Opening
The Manchester Historical Center was founded in the late 1980's.  On 7 October, at their facility located in Manchester at 3208 York Street, the Manchester Historical Center will celebrate with a Grand re-opening from 1-4 pm. The facility features a 6-room display designed to show the history of Manchester.  Their facility is ...

October 15
CCGS October Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is David Powell and he will present,   "Genealogical Oddities"            “Doing research on my family history over the past 25 years has been extremely rewarding. Doing that research I have come across many extremely interesting and sometimes unusual records. Family skeleton ...

November 19
CCGS Monthly Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is Rachel M. Frazier and she will present,   "Modern Court Records"      While many people use archival records to perform historical and genealogical research, the Maryland State Archives also holds a large number of modern court records required for legal purposes such as retirement, ...