Genealogy Club Events and Programs

Upcoming Meetings

The Genealogy Club will meet on the following dates in the 2016-2017 fiscal year:

Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm
Social Media & Genealogy by Carol Petranek The day of “Lone Ranger Research” is over! No longer do you need to labor alone in your research process. Many of the old message boards have been replaced by Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram and other social media sites. Learn how to use an ever-increasing array of technological advances to extend your research networks, solve research problems, meet new “cousins” and collaborate with others.


Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30pm
Share the Memories, Preserve the Story by Debi Wynn. So often we do not know about ourmother’s or grandmother’s role on the home front supporting their country during WWII. Learn the various avenues of research open to individuals hunting for information about women in the 1940’s during the war years.

Wednesday May 24 at 7:30pm
Brick Wall Session Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Bring your problem to the meeting and we’ll provide suggestions on how to proceed. Don’t have a problem, yet? Come and help with suggestions and get ideas of sources to consult in your research.


Unless otherwise noted, Genealogy Club meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (with refreshments following) at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville, MD. Call 240-314-5019 for directions. There is ample free parking. If MCPS closes due to weather the day of the meeting, the meeting will be canceled.

Note: Gene Club meetings take a hiatus during the summer.

Check out our Calendar of Events for more Society events!


On-going Programs

First Friday of the month, 10:30-12:30   Genealogy Help at the Jane C. Sween Research Library: First Friday sessions are open to anyone needing help. Some months have a specific topic or theme and others are more nuts and bolts. MCHS’s Librarian Patricia Andersen and trained volunteers will help answer your genealogical questions. It is recommended you call first to determine the month’s topic. Included with $5 Library research fee (MCHS members free).  For more information, call 301-340-2974.