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 2019 Dinner Meeting

 Our annual June Dinner Meeting was a great success this year, which keeps it in line with all the great dinners we have had in the past.  Wanda Barnes and her hospitality committee, comprised of Judy Wagner, Eileen Mummaugh (seated), Wanda, Ann Horvath and Mimi Ashcraft put together a wonderful event that was enjoyed by all the attendees.  
We presented Eileen Mummaugh with flowers, a small token of our appreciation for her service as Treasurer of CCGS.  She was presented flowers by Mimi Ashcraft and CCGS President Russ Hudson offered a few kind words in appreciation of her service to CCGS.
Our guest speaker was the Rev. Dahl Drenning.  He entertained the attendees with delightful stories and a small singing performance to close out the night.  We found ourselves quickly drawn in and participating with Rev. Drenning as he recounted past practices of our German ancestors, their customs and practices which are embedded in Carroll County lore.  It was a wonderful evening of story telling. Pictured below are Deb Hoffman who introduced our speaker and Rev. Dahl Drenning.  

Looking to the Future

The CCGS team was looking to the future and we ran into a small problem while planning future events!  

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

Help in Identifying Photographs

  Take a look at the document provided under the CCGS Collection Menu for Photographs.  There you will find a set of photographs and some information as we are asking our members to identify photographs provided in the Philip Myers link.  Appreciate any help our readers can provide.

August 21
FGS 2019 Conference
Hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies in cooperation with sponsoring local societies, corporate sponsors, and partner organizations, FGS 2019 offers a new full four-day format jam-packed with topics of interest to every genealogist. Whether you’re a beginner just starting to explore your family history or an old hand at ...

September 9
The Victorian Historian
This is a Carroll County Library Sponsored Event.  Registration is required please see the attached image for information.

September 16
CCGS September Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is Jennifer Mendelsohn, and her topic for the evening is "Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes."     Jennifer is a seasoned journalist and ghostwriter whose work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA ...

October 21
CCGS October Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is Cathy Baty from the Hisotrical Society of Carroll County.  Her topic for the evening is a presentation that will focus on early photographers of Carroll County with a strong focus on photographers located in Westminster.  

November 18
CCGS November Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is Johnny Johansson a local Carroll County resident, who will present on the History of Mining in Carroll County.