Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
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.
Please note:  The Kuethe Library will be closed for "Spring Break" on April 17, 18, and 19.


2014 Dinner and Elections - May 1, 2014

The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society cordially invites you to its 2014 Dinner and Elections.
Date: May 1, 2014, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
                8541 Veterans Highway
                Millersville, MD  21108
                (410) 987-9800
Speaker: Dr. James C. Kelly, Ph.D., Chief of Museum Programs for the U.S. Army Center of Military History
Presentation: Cousins in Command: Family Relationships Among Confederate Generals

Dinner Choices:
Buffet, including:
     - Broiled Herb Crusted Salmon
     - Beef Tenderloin Tips with Mushroom Sauce
     - Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
     - Sliced Pork Loin with Sautéed Apples
Vegetarian Plate
Cost:    $29   
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2014
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To register by mail, click here for a registration form to fill in and mail.
Dinner Choice:


Cemetery Inscription Day at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens -
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 1911 Forest Drive, in Annapolis for our first Cemetery Inscription Day of 2014.  Help us transcribe information from tombstones and grave markers for use in genealogy research. 
In case of inclement weather, contact Tina Simmons at 410-978-7167.


AACHS/AAGS Book Sale - May 3, 2014

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will co-sponsor their spring book sale on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway S.E.

Books of all types will be sold for nominal prices. The selection usually includes cookbooks, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction.

Donations of used books for the sale are welcome. Donations may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Kuethe Library, 5 Crain Highway S.E.


Maryland Land Records Basics+ Seminar 
May 31, 2014
8:45 am to 1:30 pm
Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Co-sponsored by the Maryland and Anne Arundel Genealogical Societies and the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society
  8:45         Registration and continental breakfast
  9:30         Robert Barnes -  Maryland's Colonial Land Patent Process
10:45         Vernon Skinner - Debt Books, Rent Rolls, and Other Sources for
                  Tracing Land Ownership
12:00         Liz Coelho - Using the New Web Site
                  A live online demo of the updated land records web site.  Find your own deed, your parents’, grandparents’, etc.
                  back to Colonial times.  Trace property history.  Learn how to do it from this demonstration.
Register online at, or download and mail the registration form.
Pre-registration deadline: May 27, 2014                Walk-ins pay an additional $5.00
Cost: $25 - Members of sponsoring organizations
          $30 - Non-members


The Barns of Southern Maryland
Join us at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 5 at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, Maryland, to hear J. Carlton Sharp's talk on The Barns of Southern Maryland.
About The Barns of Southern Maryland:
A superb new experience and adventure for both young and senior readers to visually see and appreciate the counties of Southern Maryland, and the years of growing tobacco. Mr. Sharp skillfully takes us back to the year 1634 and the first landing of European immigrants on American shores at St. Clements Island. They ventured from England on two wind-driven ships: the "ARK" and the "DOVE."
J. Carlton Sharp was born and raised in Pennsylvania. His primary high school educational interests were in History and World Geography: that continued into adulthood.  After military service, he was hired by the National Security Agency (NSA) and served with distinction for 38 years, followed by 8 years as a Honeywell International contractor assigned back to NSA.  During these four decades, Mr. Sharp traveled to 75 countries; obtained a Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland, a Master's Degree from Central Michigan University, and graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College.   He and his wife of 46 years, Louise, have two children, James and Denise, three grandchildren, and have resided in Maryland since 1964.


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 January 2014 there are more than 3,300 Kuethe titles in the public library catalog. Keep watching here to monitor our progress!


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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  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!