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

Westminster, Maryland
Davis Library

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.  

CCGS Holiday party

A little over 20 members met for the annual CCGS Holiday party at Maggie’s Restaurant in Westminster, Md. Saturday morning to share a meal together and enjoy great company.  Andrea Kehoe did a great job in setting up the event for us and for that we are always grateful.   Maggie's also did a great job in providing for us.  As part of the festivities we held a small drawing for a CCGS gift package which was won by Ann Horvath.  Ann received a CCGS tote bag, some genealogical note packages and other items.  The package was put together and donated by our member Jane Brown-Wise.  In addition, courtesy of we held a drawing for a 6-month World subscription package to Ancestry and an Annual Subscription to Fold3 by Ancestry.  All members of the Genealogical Society were eligible for these packages.  CCGS would like to thank Ancestry for their support.  Janine Wilson was the lucky winner of the 6-month Ancestry subscription package and April Billings was the winner of the Fold3 Annual Subscription.  Congratulations to our winning members and you will be receiving your coupons in the mail shortly.  Membership with CCGS is rewarding and genealogical research can be much more rewarding when it is shared with others.  Thank you for your continued support and We wish you the best this Holiday Season.

Sons of the American Revolution Service

On Saturday, 10 November 2018, The Westminster Chapter of the SAR held a Patriot Grave Marking at the Emmanuel Baust Union Cemetery near Tyrone, Maryland.  The ceremony was well attended by members of the SAR, Emmanuel Baust, family representatives of the Patriots and community.  The service was conducted to remember three Revolutionary War Patriots.
John Fleugal was born 7 Nov 1762 in Frederick County, Md and died 3 Sep 1845 in Carroll County MD. He was a Fife Major in Capt. Welsh's Company.
Michael Wagner was born 6 Nov 1752 in Maryland and died 21 Feb 1839 in Frederick County.  His Patriotic Service was civilian, as a Juror for the Oath of Allegiance in Frederick County in March 1778.
George Warner was born 20 Jun 1758 and died 30 Apr 1836 in Frederick County, Maryland. He is listed in Capt Sheaf's Company and he appeared as part of the Frederick Detachment, 5th Maryland Line.
Pictured here are Bill Hiatt, Reverend Jeff Dull of Emmanuel Baust (uniform), Russ Hudson, Don Warner and others. Photo by Sue Bloom
On what proved to be a very cold and windy morning on the grounds of Emmanuel Baust Union Cemetery attendees heard from family members of these Patriots providing a quick history for each.  SAR members provided a salute to the Patriots from the Color Guard and conducted the ceremony for the Grave Marking.  It is an event that if given the opportunity to attend I would recommend experiencing.
The SAR Color Guard provided a salute to the Patriots.  Photo by Sue Bloom
Following the ceremony lunch was enjoyed by many at Baugher's in Westminster.  

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. 

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 ...