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Monday, March 18
St. Patrick's Day Luncheon  (Monday Meeting)
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Killarney House 584 Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035
Lunch outing at Killarney House to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Located at 584 Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD  21035
https://www.killarneyhousepub.com
 
NO REGULAR MEETING AT THE ANNEX


Tuesday, March 19 through Tuesday, December 31
Seminars from Margaret McMahon's website: A Week of Genealogy  (Informational Only)
various public libraries


Thursday, March 28
CCGS St. Mary/'s Church & Cemetery in Silver Run  (Informational Only)
7:00 pm
Westminster Library,Dixon Room, 50 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Carroll County Genealogical Society
Monthly Meeting Schedule
March – May, 2019
Location: Westminster Library – Dixon Room
50 E. Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
All meetings start at 7:00 PM and are free to the public
March 18, 2019
Join us for our Monthly Meeting and Speaker. Our speaker for the evening will be our
own Vicki Mayo, who will provide history and information about St Mary's Church & Cemetery
in Silver Run.
Vicki's knowledge and interest in St Mary's will provide you with insight into a
rich history of St Mary's serving Adams County, Pennsylvania as well as Carroll County. It is
guaranteed to informative and entertaining.



Monday, April 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.


Monday, April 1
Open Discussion Day  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center Annex, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Open Discussion


Thursday, April 4
AAGS Ethics and Genetic Genealogy  (Informational Only)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 4
Ethics and Genetic Genealogy  (AAGS Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Taking a DNA test and looking at your matches is easy. But the ethical questions that can arise are not. Andrew Hochreiter will help us navigate the minefield of ethical considerations associated with DNA testing - taking the test, asking others to test, revealing unexpected discoveries, and the use of DNA databases by law enforcement. 
 
Andrew Hochreiter, MEd, MIS, is a genetic genealogist with over 28 years of experience in genealogical research and 12 years involved with genetic genealogy. He manages multiple DNA surname projects and has successfully applied DNA to trace several related family branches overseas. Mr. Hochreiter instructs continuing education courses in basic and advanced genetic genealogy at Howard and Anne Arundel Community Colleges, and is a facilitator for the genetic genealogy module of the on-line Genealogical Research Course at Boston University. He has been a speaker for numerous organizations and belongs to numerous genealogy organizations. Mr. Hochreiter was featured on two Bavarian TV programs for his genealogical work tracing relatives in Germany using DNA. He is a great enthusiast and user of genetic genealogy as a valuable method to trace family history and solve genealogical problems.
 


AAGS Ethics and Genetic Genealogy  (Informational Only)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 4
Ethics and Genetic Genealogy  (AAGS Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Taking a DNA test and looking at your matches is easy. But the ethical questions that can arise are not. Andrew Hochreiter will help us navigate the minefield of ethical considerations associated with DNA testing - taking the test, asking others to test, revealing unexpected discoveries, and the use of DNA databases by law enforcement. 
 
Andrew Hochreiter, MEd, MIS, is a genetic genealogist with over 28 years of experience in genealogical research and 12 years involved with genetic genealogy. He manages multiple DNA surname projects and has successfully applied DNA to trace several related family branches overseas. Mr. Hochreiter instructs continuing education courses in basic and advanced genetic genealogy at Howard and Anne Arundel Community Colleges, and is a facilitator for the genetic genealogy module of the on-line Genealogical Research Course at Boston University. He has been a speaker for numerous organizations and belongs to numerous genealogy organizations. Mr. Hochreiter was featured on two Bavarian TV programs for his genealogical work tracing relatives in Germany using DNA. He is a great enthusiast and user of genetic genealogy as a valuable method to trace family history and solve genealogical problems.
 


Saturday, April 6
MGS Autosomal DNA: Specific Steps to Success (Luncheon)  (Informational Only)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Libations, 8541 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108
Autosomal DNA: Specific Steps to Success  (Luncheon)
Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Libations, 8541 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108
 
At the MGS Spring Luncheon, Jim Bartlett will share proven steps to determine common ancestors with your DNA matches, including how to create robust trees, communicate with matches, and track your information. 
 
Jim has been a genealogist since 1974. He started the Barlett DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA in 2002. Soon thereafter, he began teaching DNA to various genealogy groups in Maryland and nearby states. 
 
Cost: $40 - MGS Members     $45 - Non-members
The lunch buffet will feature a choice of Caprese Chicken, Salmon with Basil Butter, or Lasagna. Also includes green beans, red bliss potatoes, and cake for dessert. Soft drinks included.
 
Registration deadline: April 1 (Walk-in registration is an additional $5, availability permitting.
 
 


Monday, April 8
Introduction to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center Annex, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Introduction to the DAR by Diane Nielson, Registrar, Ann Arundel Chapter of the DAR.


Sunday, April 14
HCGS Using Technology to Share Your Family History  (Informational Only)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Elllicott City, MD
Sunday, April 14
HCGS April Meeting - The Next Step – Using Technology to Share Your Family History
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Library, Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD
TOPIC:  The Next Step – Using Technology to Share Your Family History.  You’ve found the records; you’ve broken through the brick walls….Now what?  Join Amanda Hughes, Assistance Manager of the Pratt Library’s Maryland Department, for a discussion of various technologies and platforms available to help genealogists in sharing their research.  We will cover Google drive as a collaboration aide for research, records and narratives, as well as how to use the latest in social media and technology to begin sharing your research with family and friends.  You’ll learn about various platforms including, wikis, websites, and social media platforms, along with a few simple ways to self-publish your family history, both digitally and in print, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice what you learn. 
 


Monday, April 15
CCGS - Understanding and Analyzing DNA Results  (Informational Only)
7:00 pm
Westminster Library,Dixon Room, 50 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
April 15, 2019
Join us for our Monthly Meeting and Speaker. Our speaker for the evening will be Shannon
Combs-Bennett. She will be presenting, “Understanding and Analyzing DNA Results.” The
presentation will give you tips on how to break through brickwalls and enhance your research
using your DNA results. This is a great opportunity to network with others researching their
families
 


Saturday, April 27
Spring MAGS Lecture at Laurel, MD  (Informational Only)
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Doubletree Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Saturday, April 27, 2019
MAGS Spring Conference  (Conference)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Morning Program
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
 
He Took Her Name: Understanding German Farm Names
In certain geographic areas of Germany, the custom of German farm names has been in existence since about 1000 A.D. In this custom, a farm carried the surname and anyone who inherited that farm assumed that name as his surname. Usually this was a son of the farmer, but if it was a daughter, her husband would have to change his surname to hers. This lecture explains some of the common pitfalls a researcher may encounter when researching in one of these areas and how to overcome them. Highlights include:
  • The history, origins and geography of this custom
  • Various terms associated with this custom
  • The social structure in these areas
  • How this custom affected naming patterns
  • Techniques to successfully research your ancestor
 
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
Military records for Hanover prior to 1866 are available to researchers in the United States through the Family History Library. Hanover’s military records are largely untapped by American researchers because English-language finding aids are non-existent. This lecture will explain what finding aids do exist and tips for using them. Hanover’s history and its impact on military records will be discussed.This lecture will focus on three phases of Hanover’s history:
  • 1708-1803 – Hanover was an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1803-1815 – Hanover’s army was disbanded and many soldiers fought for the King’s German Legion, under Great Britain’s command.
  • 1816-1866 – Hanover was a kingdom with its own army
Afternoon Program
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
 
Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are:
  • Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog
  • Macro jurisdictional changes in historical Germanic areas
  • Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time
  • Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas
  • Key German vocabulary will be included
 
Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals
Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated. Complicating factors in this case are:
  • Very few records available for the person in question
  • Multiple people with the same given and last names
  • Steren is often confused with the common surname Stern
For more information about Teresa Steinkamp, see her website.
 
   



Saturday, May 4
My Journey Back to the Motherland  (Informational Only)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Washington DC Stake Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 2089
PETE SAYS HURRY AND SIGN U
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From Member Chris Dunmore.....
 
Conference Registration is Open
 
 
 
The Washington DC Family History Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our annual conference on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
 
This conference is free of charge. It will be held from 9:00 - 3:00 at the Washington DC Stake Center (home of the WDCFHC), 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895. The keynote speaker is Bernice Alexander Bennett who will address the topic: My Journey Back to the Motherland 
 
Class descriptions, presenters' bios, and registration information can be accessed at our conference website: http://www.wdcfhc.org/Conference/
 
Please join us! If you have questions, please send an email to:conf2019@wdcfhc.org or call 301-587-0042.
 
Help us spread the word by forwarding this notice to genealogy organizations and personal friends who may be interested in attending.
 
We look forward to seeing you on May 4.
Carol Kostakos Petranek
Conference Director
 
 
Washington DC Family History Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Drive,PO Box 49, Kensington, MD 20895


Monday, May 13
Coming to Baltimore: Immigrants Old and New.  (Monday Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
O'Malley Senior Center Annex, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Baltimore's Immigration History
Between 1830 and 1914, 1.5 million immigrants from Europe first set foot on American soil in Baltimore, making it America's third port of entry after New York and Boston. Up to 1890, the majority of immigrants came from Germany, followed by the Irish. Afterwards, German and Irish immigration declined, and their places were taken by Poles, Czechs, Italians, Lithuanians, and Jews from Eastern Europe. They established distinct neighborhoods with their own churches and synagogues, social and philanthropic clubs, and savings and loans, adding to the rich diversity of the city and region.
 
 
NICHOLAS FESSENDEN BIO
Nicholas Fessenden earned a B.A. in History at Yale and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, also in History.  He taught History in the Upper School at Friends School of Baltimore (1972-2010), as well as History at Maryland Institute of Art (1981-2000). Since retirement in 2010, he has taught at the Community College Baltimore County/Owings Mills and at the Osher Institute at Towson University. He is a board member of the Baltimore Immigration Memorial, which opened a museum two years ago in Locust Point, chronicling Baltimore's immigration history. He has also given lectures to a variety of genealogical, ethnic, philanthropic, business, senior, school and college groups about our immigration history
 


Monday, May 20
CCGS - Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing  (Informational Only)
7:00 pm
Westminster Library,Dixon Room, 50 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
May 20, 2019
Join us for our Monthly Meeting and Speaker. Our speaker for the evening is Eileen Souza.
She will be presenting, “Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing”. With all the DNA testing
sites available, creating a research plan is essential. Ms. Souza is a professional genealogist
and former president of the society.



Thursday, June 6
AAGS The Search for Two Mothers in the 1940 Census  (Informational Only)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 6
The Search for Two Mothers in the 1940 Census  (AAGS Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD

When the 1940 U.S. Census was released, Lee Wolff-Silver eagerly began to search for family members. She quickly found her father, Sidney Wollf, who was living with his parents and a younger sister right where Lee expected to find him, in Richmond Heights, Missouri. She found her father-in-law, Abraham Richard Silver, in Boston, Massachusetts, just where she thought he would be. However, after hours of searching the 1940 census records for her mother and mother-in-law, Lee was baffled. Where were these two ladies?

Lee Wolff-Silver started doing genealogy during a pregnancy, in the 1980s when her doctor suggested genetic testing.  Her husband’s family and her grandfather were from Eastern Europe.  Testing discovered that her husband was a carrier of a genetic disease but she was not. Crisis averted. But that started her journey into genealogy, using an Apple IIc computer and Family Tree Maker. The computer changed over the years, records became more accessible, but her love of the hunt has not changed. After retiring from the Federal Government, Lee has more time to spend on her family tree. Most of her family is from Missouri, which has great online resources.