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.
Memberships currently renew for all members on 1 September. Please ensure that when you renew, your contact information is current. We need current addresses to ensure that you receive your copy of the Carrolltonian and a current email if you have one so that you can be kept aware of CCGS events and changes. Don't get lost, stay in touch!
If you have difficulty in making changes please contact the CCGS Membership Chair - Judy Wagner at the following email address: email@example.com and she will be happy to help you with any changes needed.
Our focus, our history...
Carroll County was formed in 1837 it's boundaries created from Baltimore and Frederick Counties.
It is an area rich in history and stories of families starting a new beginning. When the first settlers left the Atlantic Coast and the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay heading west, past the first fault drop in the streams and rivers flowing from the mountains to the coast they found rich farmland and quick running streams to power mills before the Appalachian Mountains. It was here that many families had their first start in a wild frontier and it is from here that families would begin to migrate further west to the Ohio River Valley and southward towards Tennessee and Kentucky.
Here on these pages the volunteers of the Carroll County Genealogical Society will strive to create the story of the many families who lived here, their history, their struggles and the records of their lives left behind for today's generations to recover and learn. Genealogy is just one facet in telling the history of our land and of our Nation. So as history intertwines with your family, rediscover your past and gain an understanding of how you reached your place in history today.
Today, 21 August 2017, we experienced a big event with a solar eclipse that swept across the nation and was widely viewed by millions of people. Technology keeps us informed and aware of events such as these so that many can enjoy them. A quick check of the Times published on 14 Sep 1923 talks about the solar eclipse that was viewable in the United States on 10 September. A page 4 line mentions
... "The partial eclipse of the sun on Monday afternoon was viewed by many through smoked glass. The sky was clear and a good view was obtained." What a difference in media coverage almost a hundred earlier years earlier. Think your grandparents were looking then?