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Saturday, October 19
MHS - Time Travel with Virginia Hall, America' s Greatest Spy  (Informational Only)
11:00 am
201 West Monument St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4674
October 19, 2019 - 11:00am
Sponsored and co-organized by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and hosted by the Maryland Historical Society Join us at MdHS for a historical play about one of the most important American spies of World War II that most people have never heard of. The performance, geared for an adult audience, portrays the true story of Virginia Hall, a Baltimore native. Light refreshments served.


Saturday, October 19
HCGS - Free Help Desk  (Informational Only)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Elllicott City, MD
Saturday, October 19
Help Desk
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Library, Howard County Historical Society, Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD
Miller Branch Library, Howard County Historical Society, Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD
The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at the Howard County Historical Socioety 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.  Miller Branch Howard County Library, 2nd floor - Historical Society Rm.
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Sunday, October 20
Delmarva Genealogical & Heritage Conference  (Informational Only)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
 
Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 20
Delmarva Genealogical & Heritage Conference
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

The inaugural Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference will be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Oct. 19-20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Single day passes are $30 and two-day passes are $50. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote: Joe Hardesty, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Terri Stern & Andy Hochreiter, Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Kellee Green Blake, National Archives
  • Shelli Nye, FamilySearch

Local Featured Lecturers:

  • Sylvia Bradley - Westside Historical Society
  • Dr. Ray Thompson - Former professor, author and expert on historic preservation
  • Dr. Clara L. Small - Emerita Professor of History, Salisbury University
  • Dawn Manyfeathers - Native American Storyteller
  • Jefferson Moak - Genealogy Archivist


Sunday, October 20
LHS - Party for Poe  (Informational Only)
4:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707


Monday, October 21
Witchcraft Hysteria  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center Annex, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
By Mike McCumber


Wednesday, October 23
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair  (Informational Only)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 23
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Join thousands of family historians participating during the live event. No reservations are needed.   Save the date for the live event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. eastern!    https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
Watch the entire day of videos on YouTube. Download and view each presentation and handout at your convenience.
 


Friday, October 25
MAGS - Using Map Resources to Locate German Ancestral Villages  (Informational Only)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Priority Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25401
Friday, October 25
Using Map Resources to Locate German Ancestral Villages  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WORKSHOP – Friday, October 25, 2019
Using Map Resources to Locate German Ancestral Villages
Presented by Bob Greiner
 
What You Will Learn
This hands-on workshop will show you how to use a variety of online resources to locate places in Germany during the 19thcentury. Applications such as the Meyers Gazetteer and Kartenmeister enable you to search for a village name and identify its location on maps of that era. Nineteenth century online maps enable you to visualize the location relative to the rest of the German Empire at that time. Finally, research resources on the MAGS members-only pages can help you to understand the political and geographical boundaries in existence at a point in history. The results of your search can help you determine where to find other resources, such as church and civil records.
You will have the opportunity to try the applications and learn to use their available options. You will learn how to use maps to distinguish boundaries of the German states to understand the jurisdiction in which your ancestors lived.
The intent of this workshop is to help you become familiar with these online applications by using them in class. It is strongly suggested that each participant bring a laptop or tablet with Internet connectivity.
 
Who Should Attend
If you have German ancestors, this workshop will help you understand the many jurisdictions that existed before the German unification. Those unfamiliar with these online map applications will gain knowledge of how they work and what you can learn from them.
 
Register online at the MAGS Store.
Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Priority Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25401


Saturday, October 26
MAGS - German Migration in the Mid-Atlantic States  (Informational Only)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Priority Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25401
Saturday, October 26
German Migration in the Mid-Atlantic States  (Conference)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Priority Drive. Matinsburg, WV 25401
Shenandoah Germanic Heritage
Karen Good Cooper
Our German immigrants had a certain kind of agriculture that, along with their particular customs and social beliefs, played a very important part in how American economics, local politics and social bonds developed.
 
Reverend Peter Muhlenberg and the German Element in Virginia
Karen Good Cooper
An Anglican Rector and a Lutheran Minister, Reverend Peter Muhlenberg was the right man in the right place to heavily affect the way the German Element in Virginia responded to the American Revolution. Was his famous speech a true account? Does it matter if it wasn’t?
 
 
Maryland Germans
Debra A. Hoffman
As occurred in Pennsylvania, Germans made up a significant portion of Maryland's population. Learn about their historical significance and how to overcome some of the challenges in researching these settlers.
 
They Came, They Served,
They Went Back Home
Dr. Kenneth W. Heger
Learn how to navigate complex records to locate Americans who left the United States to live overseas and their families, many of whom never left the Old World, and Americans traveling to visit family and friends in Germany.  The Global Journeys Project relies on extensive research among records of the Pension Bureau, the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, the Department of State, and reports to Congress.  This presentation will identify the records sources, explain the information the records contain, provide guidance on how to use the records, and point out indexes and datasets to help you find your ancestor.
 
Register online at the MAGS Store.
 
 


Saturday, October 26
What's Here at the Library - Genealogy Fair - Margaret Mahon  (Informational Only)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Time:  TBD. (The Genealogy Fair is from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Description: “What’s Here at the Library?”. Whether you are new to genealogy or an experienced genealogist, the Anne Arundel County Public Library has resources for your research. Learn about the Library Editions of Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest, newspaper databases and more that can be unlocked with your library card.
Place: Odenton Regional Library, Odenton, MD. Directions to the Library are on their website.


Saturday, October 26
What's Here at the Library  (Informational Only)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am. (The Genealogy Fair is from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Description: “What’s Here at the Library?”. Whether you are new to genealogy or an experienced genealogist, the Anne Arundel County Public Library has resources for your research. Learn about the Library Editions of Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest, newspaper databases and more that can be unlocked with your library card.
Place: Odenton Regional Library, Odenton, MD. Directions to the Library are on their website.


Monday, October 28
The Shipleys of Maryland 1600 to today  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center Annex, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
By Thom Shipley


Wednesday, October 30
MSA - Lunch and Learn - Spooky Stories from the Archives  (Informational Only)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch and Learn: Spooky Stories from the Archives

 

Date and Time:

 Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 12:00pm

Speaker:

 Rachel Frazier

Location:

 Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives 

Registration:

 Please contact emily.squires@maryland.gov to reserve your seat

Get into the Halloween spirit with an hour of ghost stories, strange science, dark demises, eerie art, and more. The mysterious especially intrigues us this time of year, so join us in exploring the stranger side of Maryland history through our unique collections of the Maryland State Archives. Join Reference Archivist and Search Room Coordinator, Rachel Frazier, as she shares spooky stories from the depths of the stacks.

Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP to this free event at emily.squires@maryland.gov or 410-260-6443.

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.Lu



Wednesday, October 30
MHS - Investigating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death  (Informational Only)
6:00 pm
201 West Monument St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4674
October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) crafted her extraordinary “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”—exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes—to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” These dollhouse-sized dioramas of true cases, created in the first half of the 20th century and still used in forensic training today, helped to revolutionize the emerging field of homicide investigation. This panel discussion will discuss the life and work of Glessner Lee and the process of conserving and curating The Nutshells for the 2017 Renwick Gallery exhibition.



Friday, November 1
MSA - Free Brick Wall Help Session - MUST PRE REGISTER  (Informational Only)
Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

Free Consultations to help you with your Research Brick Wall

 

Date and Time:

 Friday, November 1, 2019. View Registration Link for Times

Location:

 Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives 

Registration:

 Requires Appointment to attend Registration Signup

Appointments are 1 on 1 only, no group appointments. We have two 30 minute appointments per genealogist during the second half of the session. Please do not sign up for those appointments unless you expect your question to take longer than the normal 20 minute appointment to handle.

Also, given the nature of research, we cannot guarantee your problem will be completely solved in one day, if at all. However, the professional genealogists will do everything that they can to assist and guide you in your research.

If all appointment slots are filled prior to the session, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins on the day of the event.

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.


Friday, November 1 through Tuesday, December 31
Seminars from Margaret McMahon's website: A Week of Genealogy  (Informational Only)
various public libraries


Friday, November 1 through Tuesday, December 31
Legacy Family Tree Webinars  (Informational Only)
Listing of seminars available:  https://familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars-by-language.php?lang=100   You must register beforehand.


Friday, November 1 through Tuesday, December 31
Fold3 - How to get around and find Military Records  (Informational Only)
Online


Monday, November 4
The Gaither Family of Northern Anne Arundel County - African American Farmers  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center Annex, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113


Thursday, November 7
MHS - The Mount Vernon Neighborhood 1919-2019  (Informational Only)
6:00 pm
201 West Monument St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4674
November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Presented by Lance Humphries, Ph.D. When the Maryland Historical Society took up its home in the Enoch Pratt House in 1919, the Mount Vernon neighborhood was undergoing a major evolution in its history as a home to the city's elite during the Gilded Age, from the mid- to late-19th century. This lecture, presented by Lance Humphries, will map out the development of the area over the last 100 years. Doors open at 6 pm and the lecture begins at 6:30 pm.
 


Thursday, November 7
AAGS - Hopping the Pond: Researching in Germany: What you need to know and websites to help  (Informational Only)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 2101
Hopping the Pond : Researching in Germany : What You Need to Know and Websites to Help  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, November 7
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
On November 7, Carol Carman will present a general background on Germans in this country and what you need to know before you begin your research in Germany. Join us at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218, where Carol will give you tips on how to find your ancestors' German town of origin, and websites and other information sources you can explore once you have found it.
 
Carol has been the vice-president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society since fall of 2009 and a member before that. She has attended numerous talks on German history, immigration, and migration. She has been to Germany three times, twice including researching her ancestors. She has both first and second wave German ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1700s and mid-1800s. Carol is also the president of Anne Arundel Genealogy Society, and a retired librarian.
 


Friday, November 8
Maryland Irish Festival  (Cultural Festival)
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Timonium Fairgrounds, MD


Saturday, November 9
Enoch Pratt - Genealogy, Genes and Helath  (Informational Only)
1:00 am
Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
 

The connection between genealogy and health is perched in the branches of your family tree. Listen to what your ancestry is telling you. Learn what you can...



Saturday, November 9
Enoch Pratt - Genealogy Circle Mtg: Researching Houses and their History  (Informational Only)
10:30 am
Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
 

Just because a house isn’t a famous landmark, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a rich history. Researching the history of a house can be as time consuming as...



Saturday, November 9
Maryland Irish Festival  (Cultural Festival)
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Timonium Fairgrounds, MD


Sunday, November 10
Maryland Irish Festival  (Cultural Festival)
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Timonium Fairgrounds, MD


Monday, November 11
Veteran's Day Lunch  (Monday Meeting)
12:00 pm
No Meeting at the Annex.  Note Lunch is at 12:00 NOON.


Wednesday, November 13
HCGS - How to Get a Good Digital Photo from Old Photos, Computer Screens, etc.  (Informational Only)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Miller Branch Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Elllicott City, MD
Wednesday, November 13
How to Get a Good Digital Photo from Old Photos, Computer screen and much more
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, Md 21043
Discussion:  This presentation will cover such topics as understanding DPI and Resolution; where can you get photos of relatives from the past?  scanning and printing photos; how to get good images from a computer screen;  how to get good pictures using a cell phone from a photo in a picture frame; copying documents using your cell phone; how to scan large documents and photos;  and how to get good tombstone pictures.
 
Presenter:  Gary Petranek.  
Gary retired from IBM after 41 years. He has been the Co-Director of the Washington DC Family History Center in Kensington, MD for the past 13 years. He has been doing genealogy research for 20+ years and has been an avid photographer “my whole life.” Gary hosts a RootsMagic user group once a month at the Family History Center.
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, November 14
LHS - Medical Battles of the Civil War  (Informational Only)
7:00 pm
Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Streets, Laurel, MD 20707



Thursday, December 5
AAGS - Family Objects, Family Memories  (Informational Only)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 2101
Family Objects, Family Memories  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, December 5
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Our December 5 meeting will showcase unusual sources of genealogical information provided by our members. Join us at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218 as AAGS members show us their unusual family artifacts and objects, and tell us what they learned from them about their ancestors. 

 
We tried this on a small scale last December, and decided on this format for the entire meeting this year. Last year one member brought an ancestor’s wedding memory book. Another brought his grandmother’s handwritten recipe book and described some of the foods she made for him when he was a child. For this December's meeting, one member has already agreed to bring a sextant belonging to an ancestor who served in World War I, along with his ship’s log and records describing his ship being torpedoed. 
 
Watch for an email soon asking for more volunteers to tell us about their family objects in December.
 


Saturday, December 7
MGS A World-Traveling Wounded Warrior: The Journeys of Henry Muller  (Informational Only)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
2019 MGS Holiday
2019 MGS Holiday  (Luncheon)
Saturday, December 7
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Matthew's 1600, 1600 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
 
Guest Speaker – Dr. Kenneth W. Heger presenting:
“A World-Traveling Wounded Warrior: The Journeys of Henry Müller”
 
 Finding information about your ancestor’s world travels prior to World War I is difficult but not impossible.  Take the case of Civil War veteran Henry Müller.  Müller joined the army as a substitute at the beginning of the Civil War and suffered a career-ending injury within the first year of his service.  Based on that injury, Müller applied for and was granted a pension.  Despite his injury, Müller rarely stayed in one place.  In fact, records of the Federal government document Müller’s time in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland, producing an enormous volume of interesting, data-rich records, tracing Müller’s travels, interactions with others, and his state of mind.  Using Müller as an example, Dr. Heger illustrates how you can use records of the Federal Pension Bureau, Department of the Interior, and Department of State to follow the movement of Americans throughout the world.  
 
Cost:    $40 - MGS members       $45 - Non-members  
 
Buffet Menu:Chicken Marsala and Rice Pilaf, Beef Burgundy and mashed potatoes, Crab Alfredo and penne pasta, salad, vegetable du jour, and dessert. Coffee, tea and soda, included.
 
Register online or complete and mail the form below.
Registration Deadline: December 2, 2019  (Walk-in registration is an additional $5, space permitting)
 
Member/Non-member?
Names of Registrants
 


Monday, December 9
Annual Christmas Luncheon  (Monday Meeting)
12:00 pm
Save the Date