Genealogy Club Events and Programs

Upcoming Meetings

Genealogy Club meetings are held at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville, MD. Call 240-314-5019 for directions. There is ample free parking. We request a voluntary donation of $5.00 from non-members. If Montgomery County Schools are closed due to weather, we do not meet.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30pm
THe SSDI: Is That All the Social Security Administration Has To Offer? 
by Sharon Hodges. At one time or another, genealogists have used the Social Security Death Index, a helpful tool that unfortunately has had changes in accessibility. So what other records may be available from the SSA to help you learn more about your family? Learn more about the SS-5 Application and the Itemized Statement of Earnings.

 

Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30pm

Holiday Party Show and Tell Bring a finger food dish and your new genealogical discoveries to share at our annual holiday party.

 

Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30pm

Preserving Montgomery County Burial Sites by Eileen McGuckian. Learn about what is being done to document and preserve cemeteries in the county, and about the new cemetery protection laws. Bring your own cemetery story!

 

Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30pm

From Hill Town to Strieby by Margo Williams. The author of this award winning book describes her research into this North Carolina African American Community and its residents. 

 

Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30pm

Keystone Records in the Keystone State by Sharon McInness. What can you find in Pennsylvania state, county and historical society repositories? We’ll look at the challenge of changing boundaries (both state and county), alternates to vital records, state censuses, and the following record groups: tax, legal, military, and land. Also on the menu published histories and how to find them, manuscripts, repositories, the Published Pennsylvania Archives in Harrisburg.

 

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30pm

Offutt’s Crossroads: The Early History of Potomac and its Founding Family by Ralph Buglass. Hear about the genealogical research that uncovered family stories that affected the early development of Potomac.

 

 

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.

 

Genealogy Club meetings are held at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville, MD. Call 240-314-5019 for directions. There is ample free parking. We request a voluntary donation of $5.00 from non-members. If Montgomery County Schools are closed due to weather, we do not meet.