Carroll County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1752
Westminster, Maryland 21158
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.
National History Day – Celebrating America – Carroll County Genealogical Society
During the 2018-2019 school year Carroll County Students will have an opportunity to compete, first locally, then at the Maryland State level and finally the National Level for recognition in completing and presenting their research projects based on the theme Triumph & Tragedy in History. CCGS is proud to support Carroll County Students in their efforts to achieve recognition for excellence in this endeavor. For more information about the requirements for this event please see the attached flyer.
Students in Carroll County will have an opportunity to present their projects before local judges at the event to be held on 2 March 2019 at 9 A.M. at Winters Mill High School in Westminster. A snow day has been set for 9 March 2019 if necessary. From 9am - 2pm there will be a host of activities for the public. WTTR will broadcast live during this event from Winters Mill. Workshops will be held on Genealogy, Geocaching, Digital Maryland, Union Mills Augmented reality and MainStAR (MAGIC) 3D media, as well as others. There will be many displays. Catering for the event will be provided by Kountry Kafe & Catering and Lone Star BBQ. This event is one that I would encourage our members to attend, come out and support CCGS, the community and our students.
Judges are also being sought to support this event. If you would like to participate as a judge reviewing Student projects, please visit this link for more information.
Did You Know?
The Carroll County Genealogical Society has a newsletter exchange program. Our society exchanges newsletters with many other Genealogical Societies within Maryland and out of state. Many of these newsletters contain articles that can provide a researcher with unexpected information. As an example, a recent issue of the Genealogical Society of Allegany County, The Old Pike Post contained an article on “The Shrivers of Cumberland”. This branch of the Shrivers were connected to the Shriver line of the Little Pipe Creek area in Carroll County, previously Frederick County.
In addition, you may find information about programs, speakers, interesting projects and challenges involving these organizations.
Below are organizations that share newsletters with us:
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
Baltimore County Genealogical Society
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Genealogical Society of Allegany County
Genealogical Society of Desoto County
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society
Howard County Genealogical Society
MD Genealogical Society
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
National Genealogical Society
New Windsor Heritage Committee
St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society
SW Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Sykesville Gate House Museum
Taneytown Heritage Museum
Tate County Genealogical & Historical Library
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Historical Society, Jamieson Library
These newsletters are in open storage sleeves on the back shelf at the library. Take a look during your next visit to the CCGS collection.
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
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
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.
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. ...
Historical Society of Carroll County Open House
The Historical Society of Carroll County will host an Open House for the public. Please see the attached flyer for details .
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 ...
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS)
Expand Your Knowledge about Your German Ancestors - Please see the attached flyer for full information and registration for this event.