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

Westminster, Maryland
Wesley Chapel

Welcome To The CCGS Website!

  The Carroll County Genealogical Society President and Board would like to welcome the many researchers to our website that was created for you, our members and the public in pursuit of genealogical research.  Our informational offerings are rich and we continue to grow our digital content.  As we work to improve the historical records offered at our site we hope that you would join us if you are not a current member.  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.      
 

Dr. R. Gary Roop

Long time member Dr. R. Gary Roop passed away recently at his home in New Windsor, Md.  Dr. Roop will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues at the Carroll County Genealogical Society. His obituary appears today, 6 June in the Carroll County Times.
 

CCGS News - May 2021

CCGS Board Meeting
 
  On 27 May 2021, CCGS held a Board Meeting that was attended by Russ Hudson, Ann Horvath, Jane Brown-Wise, Judy Wagner, Carol Wheatley, Andrea Kehoe, Wanda Hall, and Eileen Mummaugh.  We met once again in the outdoor setting of Landon C Burns Park, near Potters Field and the Almshouse in Westminster.  We had a productive meeting until the thunderstorms rolled in and ran us off to the safety of our cars.
   
  The Board discussed the possibility of scheduling a General Business Meeting and discussed holding an outdoor activity to reengage our members now that life seems to be returning to some level of normalcy.  While we were successful in planning a speaker in coordinating with the outdoor activity to be scheduled in later June our planning proved to be for naught. 
 
  While Covid restrictions are being eased it appears that we still cannot schedule a meeting venue in which to hold our General Business Meeting.  Facilities that may be available to us are still not allowing larger meetings or use of their facilities until late Summer or early Fall.  Our attempt to reengage was made in earnest yet it appears that the impact of Covid restrictions will linger a bit longer.  We look forward to scheduling our next meeting in September. 
 
Research Thursdays
 
  The Westminster Branch Library that houses the CCGS Collection is still operating in a restricted manner due to Covid and construction of the Commons Area on the basement level.  Parking remains impacted in the library area due to construction activities.  We have been informed that at some point in the future the library will be closed while construction activity takes place on the roof.  With this information in mind, CCGS staff will be returning to the library on Thursdays and will be available to answer questions and provide some assistance to researchers.  We ask that you keep your visits short for the present time. If you would like to schedule time with us please contact us at research@ccgsmd.org