Curious About Your Family History?
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society wants to help you discover more about your family history. We invite you to become a member, visit our research center, browse our website, and attend our monthly presentations and special events. Our Historical and Genealogical Research Center at the Kuethe Library in Glen Burnie houses over 4,000 books, many photographs, maps, CDs, and obituary, bible, and church record collections. Because our history is so connected with our neighboring counties and states, we have an extensive collection of material from across Maryland and surrounding states.
Perhaps our most important asset is our staff of experienced genealogists. The people you will meet at the Kuethe Library and at our meetings have a wealth of experience and knowledge that they are always willing to share.
Beginning, intermediate, and experienced family history researchers will find resources both usual and unusual in the Kuethe Library. Our monthly meetings feature presentations by experts on a wide variety of genealogy topics. Visitors are welcome.
Let us know how we can help you with your family and historical research.
Interested in the latest additions to our website? Check out our What's New ? page.
Genealogy in Quilt Text & Image
At 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 7 at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, Maryland, Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither will speak on Genealogy in Quilt Text & Image.
Genealogy in Quilt Text & Image provides insight into moving beyond traditional and utilitarian quilt making to "quilting from the soul" with expressive and emotional personal memories and images as subject matter to trace family ancestry within the context of a collective human history.
Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither is a documentary story quilter from the Baltimore, MD area. Her amazing mixed media quilts share stories about people and places whose stories need to be told. Her full bio is available on the Maryland Institute College of Art page, or you can connect with her on her Facebook page.
Individual Issues of Anne Arundel Readings Now on Sale
Anne Arundel Readings, published twice yearly, provided material from a wide variety of Anne Arundel County sources covering the period from the establishment of the county to the early twentieth century. This 50+ page journal contained Civil War records, Bible records, family genealogies, and genealogical information from county newspapers. During its 15 year run, Readings published material important to the Anne Arundel County researcher.
To purchase copies of Anne Arundel Readings, visit our Store. All back issues are available on CD in fully searchable PDF format, and we are now pleased to offer individual issues for sale. Find out what topics are included in each issue by checking out the Readings Contents List. Ordering instructions for individual paper copies are posted in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our Forums page.
The War of 1812 in Anne Arundel County
An update on activities, events, and discoveries
1 November 2014
Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway, SE, Glen Burnie, MD
9:00 Seminar Registration & continental breakfast.
9:30 "Reflections on the War of 1812" -
Jim Morrison, Chairman of the AA Co.
War of 1812 Commission
10:45 "A New Look at Curtis Creek Furnace"-
John Kille, Historian, Lost Towns Project
12:00 " British Invade Tracey's Landing !"-
Anastasia Poulos, Cultural Resource
Specialist, Lost Towns Project
This seminar is sponsored by Anne Arundel Genealogical Society and Ann Arrundell Historical Society to benefit the Kuethe Library Historical and Genealogical Research Center. For information call 410-437-8665.
Registration: $25 per person. Download the registration form, make checks payable to AAGS, and mail to:
AAGS, P. O .Box 221, Pasadena, MD 21123-0221
Kuethe Library Catalog Project
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society together with the Ann Arrundell Historical Society is working on a project to add the Kuethe Library holdings to the Anne Arundel County Public Library catalog. As of July 2014 there are more than 4,100 Kuethe titles in the public library catalog. Keep watching here to monitor our progress! And check out the AACPL's Kuethe Library page!
Join Us on Facebook
Already on Facebook? Log in to your Facebook page, then enter and choose Anne Arundel Genealogical Society in the search box, and ask to join.
New to Facebook? Go to www.facebook.com. Provide the information requested to set up your free account. Then you can "friend" other Facebook members and share your comments, photos, videos, and favorite websites. You can join groups (AAGS, for example) and send public and private messages to your Facebook friends. It's a great way to meet other genealogists and maybe even make contact with long lost relatives. Give it a try!