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

Westminster, Maryland
Hotel Main Street & Court St

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.  

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

New in the Library!

CCGS Books - recent donations by Ray Schwartz
The Andrew Schwartz Family 1744 – 1985
by Ray D. Schwartz
This book traces the descendants of Andrew Schwartz from his arrival in Philadelphia in 1727 and their migration. The earliest family members settled in the areas of southern Pennsylvania near the border of Maryland. The book includes some histories of the areas settled, maps, photographs and many sources as part of the story. There are many local names and there is a complete index.
The George and Susannah Motter Family 1778 – 1994
by Ray D. Schwartz
As Ray Schwartz worked on his paternal family, he accumulated information on the Motters, his maternal family. The book starts with a history of the St. Mary’s Union church area of northern Carroll County and southern Adams County. It also includes family pictures and many sources. In addition, there are family stories, biographies and a complete index.
The Dill Family of Dillsburg and Dilltown, Pennsylvania
by Jay Norwalk
There are many other local families listed in the subtitle. Related genealogies of the Conrad, Matter, Hays, King, Steinmeyer, Maneely, Caldcerwood, Barclay, Cole, Strayhorn, Gibson, and Ross families are included. Researchers will find historical information, some maps, photographs, a bibliography and complete index.
The Stark – Welker Genealogy and Family History
by Ruth Stark Burnite
Both the Stark and Welker families were early immigrants from Western Europe coming initially to the Pennsylvania area. Also include are associated families – Gangloff, Herman, Hess, Lefever, Long, Motter, Springer, Saab, Welsh and Wilt families. There are charts, photographs, historical information, resources and a complete index in this book. 

February 23
Master Docent Series Workshops 2019
This program is conducted by the Tourism Council of Frederick County Maryland.  Please see the attached file for complete information about this event.  

March 2
Celebrating America History Expo at National History Day
The Carroll County Genealogical Society is a community participant for this event.  We will be presenting and setting up a display to interact with the community attending this event.  More information will be forthcoming and we will be looking for volunteers to help.  It should be a well attended event.  ...

March 18
18 March 2019 - CCGS Meeting
  Our speaker for the evening will be our own Vicki Mayo, who will provide history and information about St Mary's Church & Cemetery in Silver Run.  Vicki's knowledge and interest in St Mary's will provide you with insight into a rich history of St Mary's serving Adams County, Pennsylvania as well as ...