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

Westminster, Maryland
Old Deer Park Methodist Church

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.  
 

National History Day – Celebrating America – Carroll County Genealogical Society
 
 
  The weather tried to move the local National History Day - Celebrating America Event to the scheduled snow day, but Mother Nature decided to alter the winter snows and move them north a bit.  The event was delayed by 2 hours allowing a bit of morning thaw and making a large group of people very happy.  From the School System personnel, the many organizations setting up displays, food vendors, to the students competing all agreed the day turned out positive and the event was a success.  Here are a few pictures from the day...
 
    Our CCGS staff and members volunteered to work the event.
 
     
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some of the attendees stopping by viewing census of their relatives found for them by CCGS researchers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get a copy of the CCGS Presentation for the Workshop - Introduction to Genealogy

Did You Know?

 The Carroll County Genealogical Society has a newsletter exchange program. Our society exchanges newsletters with many other Genealogical Societies within Maryland and out of state. Many of these newsletters contain articles that can provide a researcher with unexpected information. As an example, a recent issue of the Genealogical Society of Allegany County, The Old Pike Post contained an article on “The Shrivers of Cumberland”. This branch of the Shrivers were connected to the Shriver line of the Little Pipe Creek area in Carroll County, previously Frederick County.
In addition, you may find information about programs, speakers, interesting projects and challenges involving these organizations.
Below are organizations that share newsletters with us:
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Baltimore County Genealogical Society
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Genealogical Society of Allegany County
Genealogical Society of Desoto County
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society
Howard County Genealogical Society
MD Genealogical Society
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
National Genealogical Society
New Windsor Heritage Committee
St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society
SW Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Sykesville Gate House Museum
Taneytown Heritage Museum
Tate County Genealogical & Historical Library
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Historical Society, Jamieson Library
 
These newsletters are in open storage sleeves on the back shelf at the library. Take a look during your next visit to the CCGS collection.

Wesley School - 1918, Hampstead, Md.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front Row—Wesley Elserode, Eugene Dell, Frank Rill, Henry Miller, Marshall Rill, Willer Rhoten, Eddie Rhoten, Russell Knouse, Joe Rill
 
Second Row—Norman Raver, Sterling Dell, William Chaplin, James Sellars, Charlie Smelser, Raymond Dell, Milson Rill, Joe Weaver, Alvin Rill
 
Third Row—George Taylor, Walter Raver, Alice Rill, Sally Elserode, Mandy Rhoten, unknown, Myrle Knouse, Winifred Bossom, Gertrude Taylor, Arthur Bossom, Roger Evans, Elias Basler (teacher)
 
Fourth Row—Nellie Lee (teacher), Evelyn Raver, Edna Davidson, Zelda Cooper, Hollice Taylor, Hazel McMillan, Evelyn Evans, Mary McMillan
 
Fifth Row—Agnes Rhoten, Thelma Davidson, Louise Eby, Louise Leather, Mary Knouse, Catherine Taylor, Bessie Rhoten, Lida Taylor, Beulah Lippy

Research Thursdays

  Don't forget Research Thursdays
 
Assistance is available in the Genealogy section of the Westminster Branch of the Carroll County Library by CCGS volunteers.  We will be there to put a new set of eyes on that research issue that may have you stumped!  Explore our resources and get some help!
 
Research Thursdays  1-4 pm on a regular basis at the Westminster Branch of the Public Library
 
 

April 15
CCGS Meeting
Title: Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing Speaker: Shannon Combs-Bennett Have you tested your DNA? Not sure how it will help you in your genealogy research? You are not alone! During this presentation you will learn how to integrate your DNA results into a research plan for genealogy. Who do you test, ...

April 26
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS)
Expand Your Knowledge about Your German Ancestors - Please see the attached flyer for full information and registration for this event.

May 20
CCGS Meeting
Title: Immigration Research - A Case Study Speaker: Vicki Mayo   We have had a change in the program for this month as Eileen Souza had to cancel.  In her place Vicki Mayo will present a Case Study for Immigration Research.  Citing documentation she uncovered in her research into her family line, ...