Montgomery County Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society is organized to promote interest and proficiency in genealogical research and to make available records of interest to genealogists.
While some programs discuss records for a specific area, the main focus of the Society is to help researchers develop skills and become aware of sources that can be used wherever their ancestors lived.

Genealogical Society membership is available as a free benefit to all Montgomery History members. Membership benefits include:
  • Regular monthly meetings, September through June, with informative speaker
  • First notice of all genealogy classes sponsored by Montgomery History
  • Assistance with research questions pertaining to genealogy and other historical topics

 Join a knowledgeable and interested group of people dedicated to researching their family histories!

 Click on the following links for more information about the Genealogical Society:

Meetings and Events
Meeting Minutes and Presentation Handouts
Become a Member
Genealogy Events in Maryland


Looking for Montgomery County genealogical information?

Montgomery History’s Jane C. Sween Library contains a wealth of genealogical reference material – from basic “how-to” research guides to individual files about specific county families to copies of the Montgomery County Sentinel newspaper dating back to 1855. In addition, the MCHS library staff and volunteers are available to help fulfill research requests for patrons unable to visit the library in person. To learn more about the library collection and research policies, click here.


Family Search and local Genealogists maintain a Wikipedia page here that is a guide to Montgomery County, Maryland ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. links. For a similar guide for the State of Maryland and links to other counties in Maryland click here.


Don’t know where to start? There are a lot of resources for beginners to get help including going to the Jane C. Sween Library on the first Friday of the month see our Genealogical Society Events page here for more information.


Have time to Give Back to the Genealogy Community? FamilySearch welcomes volunteers to help index documents, work from the comfort of your own home!  For information, click here.


To contact a Society officer email