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

Westminster, Maryland
Almshouse Cemetery

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.      

From the Library

    CCGS recently received a copy of the newly completed family history book,  Slaughenhoupt Family History 2020. The book was donated by the author, Evan Karns  Slaughenhoupt, Jr. It is a hard back book with very nice print, charts and photographs. The book covers a “300 year American” story of 50 ancestors over 9 generations. In addition to the Slaughenhoupt family, other surnames include Yingling, McClure, Fruit, Pollock, Hilliard, Burford, Kern and more.   
The author includes a bit of local history and family stories in discussing his ancestors. There is also a chapter covering his own life. The book is nicely done and is very interesting reading. We are very grateful to the author for his donation to CCGS. Be sure to stop by and look at the book the next time you are in the library.  It is filed on the shelf with the Family Histories.   

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

March 8
Irish Genealogical Research
Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.   

March 16
CCGS March Meeting
Join us for our March meeting, doors open at 6:45 pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.  Our speaker for the evening is Margaret M. McMahon and she will present "Genealogy: Using Family Trees".  Learn about how to choose and use family tree programs and online family ...

March 28
2020 Annual Genealogy Lecture
The Maryland State Library Resource Center's 19th Annual Genealogy Lecture Series, featuring internationally known genealogist Tony Burroughs.  Burroughs will present the following lectures: The Nature of Genealogy: Oral History; The Starting Point for Genealogy; Researching Cemeteries and Funeral Homes; and Creating Order Out of Chaos.  Registration is required. Call 410-396-5468 ...

April 20
CCGS April Meeting
  Join us for our April meeting, doors open at 6:45 pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.  Our speaker for the evening is Debra A. Hoffman and she will present "Maximize Your Census Research: More Than Households".The Federal census can provide so much more insight into the ...