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

Westminster, Maryland
Westminster Post Office

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.  

From the Library

Our Librarian, Ann Horvath has recently coordinated the acceptance of some wonderful books that were donated to our collection.  Ann would like to highlight the following selections:
Record Book of Daniel Schumacker, 1754 – 1773 – this book was compiled by Frederick Weiser and published in 1993. It contains records of baptisms and confirmations in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill Counties of Pennsylvania. (929.3748 S) - Ann recommends that when using this book you consider name variations in your research.

United States Colored Troops of Frederick County, Maryland – this is a brand-new publication by L. Tilden Moore. The information is from Fold 3 and contains data from the muster records. (929.2 M) - This book will assist researchers in discovering the availability of records about their ancestors who may have served in the Civil War.

The good cemeterian:

Volunteer brings new life to forgotten cemetery...  Stories such as these appear in the small press and demonstrate the impact that one person can have on a community to ensure genealogical history is not forgotten.  Interesting read, the link.

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

Help in Identifying Photographs

  Take a look at the document provided under the CCGS Collection Menu for Photographs.  There you will find a set of photographs and some information as we are asking our members to identify photographs provided in the Philip Myers link.  Appreciate any help our readers can provide.

October 21
CCGS October Meeting
  Our speaker for the evening is Cathy Baty from the Historical Society of Carroll County.  Her topic for the evening is: "Early Photographers of Carroll County"; After its introduction in 1839, the new technology of photography spread rapidly around the world. In Carroll County, these historians with cameras captured ...

November 18
CCGS November Meeting
Our speaker for the evening is Johnny Johansson a local Carroll County resident, who will present on "The Cornish Influence in Maryland’s Copper & Chrome Mines".  Although its mines may be relatively small when compared with other districts, Maryland was once a significant producer of chromite and copper.  Whereas Cornish mining influences ...