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Thursday, March 12 through Monday, January 4, 2021
Corona Virus Special Message  (Monday Meeting)
4:00 pm to 4:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center and Annex, Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
All Anne Arundel County Senior Centers will close for an indefinite period of time commencing with the close of business on Thursday, March 12.  This is due to risks associated with the Corona Virus Pandemic.   All OGG activities scheduled for the Annex during this time will be canceled and hopefully re-scheduled at later dates. 



Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, October 24
Howard County Howard County Genealogical Society will be having a virtual meeting on Weds June 10  (Informational Only)
Virtual Meeting opportunities from Howard County Genealogical Society
The Howard County Genealogical Society will hold a Zoom meeting on July 8, 2020
Go to  hccgsmd.org
On that home page it will show the links to click as a member or visitor to join the Zoom meeting
Wednesday, July 8
Finding the Families of the Guilford Quarry Cemetery
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting will be virtual using Zoom
 
Speaker Biography:  Wayne Davis is a native of Chicago, Ill. and moved to Columbia, MD in 1992.  He recently retired after more than 32 years as an environmental scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency where he lead efforts on environmental information reporting and transparency. 
 
As a member of the Savage Historical Society the past few years, his interest in local history has led to a collaborative effort called “Between the Bridges” with HoCo government focused on preserving and documenting the industrial history of Guilford and Savage along the Little Patuxent River and the former Patuxent Branch rail line of the B&O.
 
In early 2018, Wayne created a Facebook group called “Friends of the Guilford industrial Historic District” to share this local history and began an effort on the preservation of the re-discovered Guilford Quarry Cemetery.  Wayne focused on the history of his environmental research topics early on and published a few history papers in the late 1980’s.  Wayne and his brother discovered dozens of family letters from the 1920’s and began researching his own family history.  More recently he has given two presentations to the Savage Historical Society.
 
Topic:  “Finding the Families of the Guilford Quarry Cemetery”
Mr. Davis will present the background of this recently re-discovered cemetery and how he and others, starting with the name and dates on just one headstone, found clues to two of the families buried in the cemetery and possibly the origin of the 0.2 acre cemetery.  In addition to these two families, there are likely dozens of African American burials from the antebellum after the quarry began operating in the 1830’s.  Support from Preservation Howard, the Maryland Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, the State Highway Administration and many others have been critical to the effort of preserving and documenting this cemetery.
 
Wednesday, August 12
From the Canary Islands to Maryland
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting will be virtual using Zoom
 
Speaker: Aixa Ribeiro
 
Aixa Riberio traced the Franco branch of her family to the Canary Islands using the search methods she learned from lecturers and other members of the Howard County Genealogical Society. In this presentation she will tell us how she built a narrative about her ancestors migration from the Canary Islands based on information collected from stories shared by family members, family photos and documents, Church and Civil Registration Records, Census Forms, DNA results, DNA matches, Member Trees at Ancestry, and books and websites about Canary Island migrations to Puerto Rico, and to Maryland. 
 
Aixa is a member of HCGS who was born in Puerto Rico and became interested in genealogy when in 1998 her daughter’s fourth grade teacher asked her to talk to the class about the “immigration” of her family to the US. Investigations into her family history and origins followed and, of course, continue to this day.
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME        
Members will be sent the Zoom meeting ID by email or may go to the member’s only page to obtain it.  Not a member yet - click here to obtain the Zoom meeting ID
 
 
 
Tuesday, September 8
Remarkable Women of Maryland
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting will be virtual using Zoom
 
2020 is the Year of the Woman and what better way to celebrate than to highlight the remarkable women of Maryland! Learn about the lives of Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Bonaparte, Margaret Brent, the work of suffragists, and more to gain a richer understanding of the history of Maryland.
This is an interactive presentation provided through the Maryland Historical Society’s Virtual Field Trip program. 



Wednesday, August 26 through Thursday, December 31
2021 Historic Marker Nominations now being accepted.  (Informational Only)
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
www.aacounty.org/Sign-Nomination-Form.
 
Annapolis, Md. (August 18, 2020) The first round of roadside “Historic Markers” were installed earlier this year, with little fanfare amid the immediate public health threat posed by COVID-19 in March. Today, Anne Arundel County wants its residents to get outside, enjoy fresh air and visit local historical sites, while social distancing during staycations spent more safely closer to home.
The historic marker program, developed by the Cultural Resources Division, Office of Planning and Zoning, is designed to raise public awareness about some of the County’s most significant historic sites, and to enrich citizens’ appreciation of the depth and range of history in the community. A companion interactive map with locations, pictures and more information on each site can be accessed at  www.aacounty.org/HistoricSigns.

“Now that travel is greatly restricted, we see the value of sharing snippets of local history with residents who are seeking meaningful experiences close to home,” said Jane Cox, Chief of Cultural Resources. “In lieu of planned travel or vacations, we hope this program will encourage County citizens to learn more about a few of the nearly 4,000 historic buildings, archaeological sites, historic districts, cemeteries, and heritage communities across the County. This rich history is often hidden in plain sight.”

“As we ramp up our sign program for 2021, we are soliciting public input to ensure that we continue to share the stories of a broad and inclusive range of historic sites,” said Ms. Cox. “We are excited to receive ideas from residents for next year’s class of historic markers. There is a rich and diverse history in Anne Arundel.” With funding for only ten roadside markers, and six more detailed interpretive wayside signs, the nomination process will help the County select the most impactful and interesting sites for installation next year.

To nominate an historic site for recognition by this sign program, the nomination form can be accessed directly at  www.aacounty.org/Sign-Nomination-Form.
For more information, please contact Jane Cox, Office of Planning and Zoning,
Cultural Resources Division (  janecox@aacounty.org.)
If you would like to nominate an historic site to the sign program, please complete the nomination form available online at  www.aacounty.org/HistoricSigns .
 


Wednesday, August 26 through Thursday, August 26, 2021
Anne Arundel County Historic Signs  (Informational Only)
12:00 am to 12:00 pm
http://www.aacounty.org/HistoricSigns
Learn more about the County's new historic signage program and check out the first round of sites selected by visiting  www.aacounty.org/HistoricSigns . Nominations for installation in the Spring of 2021 can be submitted online at  www.aacounty.org/Sign-Nomination-Form . 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: C. Jane Cox, Chief, Cultural Resources Division,
Office of Planning and Zoning.  janecox@aacounty.org


Wednesday, August 26 through Thursday, August 26, 2021
Maryland State Archives Virtual Lectures  (Informational Only)
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
https://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/battle_of_brooklyn_lecture#XysK2yhKjlV
The Enoch Pratt Free Library, the   Maryland Four Centuries Project 
and the Maryland State Archives Present:
 
The Battle of Brooklyn: A virtual lecture about the “Maryland 400” 
August 27 at 6:30 pm
 
Please join us for a virtual lecture to commemorate the anniversary of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, given by Owen Lourie, who has been heading the project at the Archives to identify the names of these brave Revolutionary War soldiers from Maryland. This talk chronicles the Maryland 400, the soldiers who saved George Washington's army at the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776. It describes their actions, including their famous last stand against the British. It also follows the lives of some to the soldiers after the war, including a number from Baltimore. 
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Archives, the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the not-for-profit group from the Maryland Four Centuries Project. You can find dial-in information, and the link to join in Crowdcast here: 
 
 
Owen Lourie is a historian at the  Maryland State Archives, where he joined the staff in 2003. He has conducted and supervised research on a wide array of topics relating to Maryland history, specializing in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early Federal eras, as well as the operations and members of the state's government. Since 2013, he has been the project director of Finding the Maryland 400, a collaboration with the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, studying the soldiers who saved the Continental Army at the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. For more information about the project, see  msamaryland400.wordpress.com
 
Owen earned a B.A. in American Studies from Kenyon College in 2005, and an M.A. in history, with a concentration in public history, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2012.


Wednesday, August 26 through Thursday, August 26, 2021
Ancestry Information  (Informational Only)
12:50 am to 12:00 pm
https://www.ancestry.com
From Mike:
Ancestry has over 700 million yearbook records.
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Monday, September 28
Virtual Meeting today at the usual time  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 At Home



Saturday, October 17
HCHS - Help Desk  (Informational Only)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Elllicott City, MD

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM: HOCO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HELP DESK

The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at our Archive and Research Library located on the second floor of the Miller Branch Library.  This help desk is open to genealogical research in all areas of the United States, Europe and other countries. Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to "break down the brick wall" or get started on your family history. For more information call 410-480-3250.

Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to "break down the brick wall" or get started on your family history. For more information call 410-480-3250.




Saturday, November 21
HCHS - Help Desk  (Informational Only)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Elllicott City, MD

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM: HOCO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HELP DESK

The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at our Archive and Research Library located on the second floor of the Miller Branch Library.  This help desk is open to genealogical research in all areas of the United States, Europe and other countries. Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to "break down the brick wall" or get started on your family history. For more information call 410-480-3250.

Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to "break down the brick wall" or get started on your family history. For more information call 410-480-3250.




Saturday, December 19
HCHS - Help Desk  (Informational Only)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Elllicott City, MD

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM: HOCO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HELP DESK

The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at our Archive and Research Library located on the second floor of the Miller Branch Library.  This help desk is open to genealogical research in all areas of the United States, Europe and other countries. Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to "break down the brick wall" or get started on your family history. For more information call 410-480-3250.

Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to "break down the brick wall" or get started on your family history. For more information call 410-480-3250.