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.
CCGS Christmas Party
Our members had a great time getting together for lunch at the annual CCGS Christmas Party. Thanks to Andrea Kehoe for organizing the event and to the over twenty members who attended and shared stories while enjoying lunch. These small social gatherings are always rewarding.
Thanks to Wanda for the pictures.
From the Library
Our October program by Cathy Baty was on local Photographers. I had this new book at that meeting, but it had not been processed by the library. It is now on our shelves and available to researchers. The title tells a lot about its contents:
20th Century Photographs Kwik Guide, A Step-by-Step Guide to Identifying and Dating Vintage Photos from 1900 to 1950 by Gary W. Clark.
Because of the many changes in photography in the 20th century, photographs became more common and more causal. Not only did paper, cameras and processing change, but photographs now included more everyday activities with cars, colors, laughing children and of course changes in clothing style. Having additional information that allows you date the photograph, can be very valuable as you try to identify the subject. The book is filed on our shelves under Ref 929.1072C.
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