Anne Arundel Genealogical Society

AAGS Cemetery Committee - Help Wanted!

As you probably know, the AAGS Cemetery Committee, led by Tina Simmons, has done an extraordinary amount of research into Anne Arundel County cemeteries. But as with all genealogical topics, we’re never finished! We could use your help on the following projects:

If you like to work from home:

  • Summarize cemetery information provided by Tina for publishing on our website
  • Rename and list burial locations of photographed death certificates (hand-written) or obituaries (typed)
  • Download and rename photos of tombstones from several Find-a-Grave locations, including Woodfield, Annapolis National, and Naval Academy cemeteries
  • If you have a membership to Maryland Historical Society, get scanned records for Tickner Funeral Home for persons buried in Anne Arundel County 
  • Translate information from Hebrew tombstones

If you can travel to local repositories to do research:

  • Photograph death certificates at the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis
  • Photograph funeral home records from Hardesty Funeral Home,  Annapolis
  • Scan Evans Funeral Home records at the Kuethe Library, Glen Burnie

If you’re a budding photographer, we could use your help photographing tombstones at Holy Cross, Brooklyn Park; Mt. Calvary, Brooklyn Park; Cedar Hill, Brooklyn Park; Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie; Annapolis Memorial Gardens, Annapolis; and Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis

If you would like to help us with any of the projects above, please contact Tina Simmons.


Help Us Expand Our Bible Record Collection

 
Did you know that AAGS has copies at the Kuethe Library of more than 300 family Bibles from Anne Arundel County, the rest of Maryland, and across the US?  There’s even an index to the Bible records and associated surnames on our website. We’ve collected these records over the years by holding Bible copying days at locations all around Anne Arundel County. 
 
We would like to revitalize this effort and expand our collection by holding a Bible copying day at the Kuethe Library in Glen Burnie in the near future. Participants would be asked to bring their family Bibles or related material to the library so we can copy or scan genealogy-related information to both preserve it and make it available for genealogy research.
 
This is your opportunity to help collect and preserve the genealogical heritage of Anne Arundel County and beyond. With your support, we hope to make this a semi-annual event.
 
An event like this needs planning, publicity, and help copying and transcribing the Bible records we receive.  Our initial goal is to make the Bible names and surnames available in a searchable index on our website.
 
If you would like to help us with this effort in any capacity please contact Louis Sapienza at louis2057@comcast.net or leave a message at the Kuethe Library at 410-760-9679.
 

 
Readings Online Editors
 
AAGS is seeking volunteers to serve as editors for our Anne Arundel Readings Online publication. Readings Online provides material from a wide variety of Anne Arundel County sources and covers the period from the establishment of the county to the early twentieth century. This online journal will contain Civil War records, Bible records, family genealogies, and genealogical information from county newspapers. Readings Online will continue to publish material important to the Anne Arundel County researcher. Our Readings Online editors should ideally have some familiarity with Anne Arundel County history and genealogy.  Experience with editing and publishing genealogy material would be a plus.  Volunteers for this position will collect and edit materials to be considered for publication in Readings Online and work closely with the Web Manger to publish them on our website.

For more information, contact us at info@aagensoc.org or call the Kuethe Library at 410-760-9679, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm.
 
 

Transcribers Needed!
 
We need volunteers to transcribe naturalization records from Camp Meade, Maryland. The records are contained in 20 ledgers at the Maryland State Archives. Digital photographs have been taken for some of the records. The data are being transcribed into a spreadsheet. We can get you started by emailing a copy of the spreadsheet and details of how to have the ledgers pulled from storage at the archives. The AAGS plans to publish these records. To assist with this effort, please contact info@aagensoc.org.