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.  

September Renewals

  It is that time of the year when the bulk of yearly memberships for Carroll County Genealogical Society come due.  Please login under the Members Only option from the menu to determine if your renewal is due at this time.  If you are presented with the Membership Renewal Banner you may select Profile from the menu and proceed as directed.  This year we have added Renewal Instructions as a menu selection, where you can familiarize yourself with the renewal process before proceeding to renew.   
  If you need assistance please contact the Membership Chair, Judy Wagner via email -
  Thank You for your continued support of the Carroll County Genealogical Society.  

What's New!

Members can download the DNA handout provided by Andy Hochreiter during our September meeting from our website.  After logging in as a member proceed to the FILE D/L Page menu selection under Members Only and then select the 2018 Member Documents.  The handout is listed there.
In addition links have been provided to all website users under CCGS Collections for the Maryland Archive Guides.  There is a wonderful selection of online Guides available for research.

Westminster SAR Announces Award Program

  [Sykesville, MD, September 12, 2018] – The Westminster chapter of the Sons of the American  Revolution (SAR) announces the local competition for the SAR’s Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence  American History Teacher Award for the 2018‐2019 school year in Carroll County.  The full announcement can be viewed here: SAR Press Release

New in the Library!

CCGS Books
Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania 1801 – 1825 abstracted by Jacob Martin. These abstracts include dates of the original wills and the date of probate. Descendants and other beneficiaries, executors and witnesses are listed.  There is a complete index. The call number is 929.3748M.
Land Patents of Cecil County, Maryland compiled by the Genealogical Society of Cecil County. Land patents are listed alphabetically by tract with date, owner, number of acres, Liber and Folio. Unpatented tracts and land patent petitions are listed in separate appendixes. There is a complete index. The call number is 929.3752L.
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Church Records Of The 18th Century by F. Edward Wright. This book contains a collection of church and pastoral records with marriages, baptisms and death records.
There is a complete index. The call number is 929.3748W.
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.

October 23
Family History Community Classes 2018
NOTE DATE CHANGE THIS WEEK! 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 ...

November 19
CCGS Monthly Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is Rachel M. Frazier and she will present,   "Modern Court Records"      While many people use archival records to perform historical and genealogical research, the Maryland State Archives also holds a large number of modern court records required for legal purposes such as retirement, ...