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

Westminster, Maryland
Historic Oak

Welcome To The CCGS Website!

  The Carroll County Genealogical Society President and Board would like to welcome all researchers to our new 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 Annual Dinner Meeting

  CCGS members gathered on June 10 for the annual business and dinner meeting.  Our Hospitality Chair Wanda Barnes and her committee organized a great event for 49 guests.  Hosted by Carroll Lutheran Village in New Windsor Md., the setting was perfect, the rain ended early and the sun was shining.  Wanda knows a thing or two about putting on these events and she always seems to outdo herself with each one. 
   Our speaker for the evening was Robyn N. Smith and her presentation was excellent and well received by the Society members.  Focusing on cluster research techniques and utilizing the "FAN Club" principle, Robyn presented case studies demonstrating the application of these research techniques.  Her presentation captured the audience and it seemed many left the event wanting to try out what they had learned with their own research.
   Robyn N. Smith and president Elieen Souza
For more pictures of the event please look here  Annual 2018 Dinner

Job Opportunity

Your enthusiasm for genealogy can be taken a step further with this 10 month term employment opportunity... take a look at the position:
Cemetery Documentation Specialist

New in the Library!

CCGS has added two new books to our collection.
Anne Arundel Gentry, Volume 3 by Harry Wright Newman
The Table of Contents lists the Cockey, Harwood, some Ridgley families and some Todd families.  These prominent colonial Anne Arundel County families are very intertwined with other local families and have descendants who migrated throughout Maryland and to many other states. The book includes sources and a full index. It was published in 2003 and donated recently by member Wanda Barnes Hall.
Call No. 929. 3752 N.
1889 List of Taxpayers of Frederick County, Maryland
Compiled by Trudie Davis-Long
This new (2017) publication came about as the result of a yard sale purchase. The transcriber believes that the book is an original record deaccessioned by the courthouse and then saved by someone in the community. The transcribed records include the name of person taxed, district, state and county taxes. She has also included related laws. This book is fully indexed. This publication showing the taxpayers in 1889 can be very valuable to researchers looking at ancestors just prior to the missing 1890 census.
Call No. 975.201 L.
Note: If you are considering donating slightly used books from your collection that you are no longer using, check our library catalog to see if it is something that we already own.

In Memoriam

Rodger Bundy died May 8th in Waynesboro, PA where he and his wife, Sue had lived in recent years.  Both Rodger and Sue were active in genealogy when they lived here in Carroll County. Sue was a volunteer for the Historical Society, an avid genealogy and local history researcher. She was the society’s Vice President for several years. Rodger’s knowledge of other languages, especially German and his computer skills were often shared with researchers. Our sincere condolences to Sue and the family.
See for additional details about Rodger’s life and the memorial details. 

Burial Sites - New Law

Governor Hogan of Maryland signed into law SB 1242 and HB0877:  Requiring that the owner of a burial site or land encompassing a burial site that is more than 50 years old and in which the majority of persons interred have been interred for over 50 years to consult with the Maryland Historical Trust regarding certain matters; authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant a property tax credit on a real property improvement that substantiates, demarcates, commemorates, or celebrates a burial ground; etc.
The new law is effective 1 Jun 2018

CCGS Membership Changes
  The Executive Board has made a change to the membership terms for the Genealogical Society.  Effective immediately the Anniversary Date of your membership will be the basis for your yearly membership.  Upon joining the Genealogical Society, members will be provided with a full year of membership.  The renewal process will begin on your Anniversary date and will provide a 30 day window for renewal.  A 45 day grace period is enacted to provide members a period of time before their account will be made inactive if the account is not renewed.   Any account placed in an inactive status can be reactivated by logging into the Members Section and completing a renewal action.  For a majority of our members your renewal period will remain the same based on the September 1st renewal date.  For our newest members you should find that your anniversary date for renewal is based upon your join date.  Accounts have been adjusted and checked to ensure that this process change has been seamless.  If upon review of your account you find you have questions please contact the Membership Chair, Judy Wagner at
  These changes were made to improve the membership process allowing greater flexibility and to address concerns voiced by members.  The CCGS Board is always open to ideas and changes to improve our Genealogical Society.  Suggestions and concerns are always welcome and can be addressed to the Society at  

June 26
Family History Community Classes 2018
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG once again offers Genealogical Training on a monthly basis.  This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best.  Attend one or attend them all, you are sure to pick up knowledge and tips to aid you in your genealogical research.  Please see the attached ...

June 30
The Shipleys of Maryland - 350th Anniversary of Adam Shipley's Arrival in Annapolis
Please see the attached flyer for full details to this event.  For the Shipley descendants it looks like an incredible event with a full agenda for attendees.  This might be one you will not want to miss.

August 19
Appler Family Reunion
The Appler Family Reunion has been scheduled for 19 August.  Please contact Charles R. Appler for more information regarding registration for this event.  Email:

September 15
A Day of Genealogy - St. Mary's Genealogical Society
Please see the attached flyer for information regarding this event.  The featured speaker is J. Mark Lowe, CG,FUGA