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Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 Conference  (National Conferences)
Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
Fort Wayne, IN

Quaker Genealogy  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, September 6
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD

This presentation will focus on using Quaker Meeting records and other sources.

Cynthia Steinhoff is the director of the library at Anne Arundel Community College, where she has been a member of the faculty for almost 35 years. A graduate of Edinboro State College (now Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), she also holds a Master of Library Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Baltimore.

She began researching her own family about fifteen years ago, using research skills honed through more than 40 years as a librarian, and now does genealogical research relating to girls who stitched samplers in the late 1700s through the 1850s, both pieces in her own collection and others. She contributed to and copyedited Wrought With Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers, the catalog that accompanied an exhibition of 60 Delaware samplers at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware in 2013 and is co-author of the forthcoming work Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Embroidery, 1750-1850. Her interest in and experience with Quaker genealogy comes from researching girls from Quaker families who made samplers in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Using DNA to Trace Family: The Basics  (Meetings - Other Organizations)
Monday, September 17
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carroll County Public Library Westminster Branch, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Speaker: Andy Hochreiter

Direct to Consumer DNA test kits have introduced an important tool for genealogists and family historians. Genetic Genealogy provides another way to discover family relationships, ancestral lines and geographical origins. This presentation will discuss the types of DNA and their inheritance patterns, what companies and tests are available, how to analyze your DNA results to find family, how to use it in your genealogical research, and what DNA tests tell you about ethnic makeup and ancient origins.

Mr. Hochreiter, MEd, MIS, is a genetic genealogist who manages multiple DNA surname projects. He has over 28 years experience in genealogical research and 12 years with genetic genealogy. He instructs continuing education courses in basic and advanced genetic genealogy at Howard Community College.

MGS Fall Seminar - Four DNA Presentations by Blaine Bettinger  (Workshops/Seminars)
Saturday, September 22
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Doubletree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Four Presentations by Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist

8:30–9:15       Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15                Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements

9:30–10:30     Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry

Y-DNA and mtDNA testing are the workhorses of genetic genealogy, and have helped genealogists break through thousands of stubborn brick walls. Learn about the unique inheritance of Y-DNA and mtDNA in your family, how these tests can be used to explore your ancient ancestry, and how the results can identify your relatives, both close and distant.

10:45–11:45    Introduction to Autosomal DNA

For years, genealogists have focused on Y- DNA and mtDNA, unable to access the wealth of information in the remainder of their DNA. At long last, new autosomal DNA tests reveal this hidden information. Genealogists can use autosomal DNA for ethnicity estimates, finding long-lost cousins, and examining specific genealogical problems.

11:45–1:00      LUNCH

1:00–2:00       Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800s, 1700s, and beyond. Together we’ll also examine some of the ways that leaders in the field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using autosomal DNA.

2:15–3:15       Using Third Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA

Although DNA testing companies provide their own analysis of test results, there are third-party tools that allow test-takers to learn even more about their genomic heritage, including admixture calculators and the identification of genetic cousins. Together we’ll explore some of these tools and learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Cost:    $70 – MGS Members,  $80 – Non-members  Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch Included.
Rooms are available at the Doubletree by Hilton.
A Hampton Inn and a Holiday Inn Express are nearby.

Register at

Cemetery Inscription Day - Cedar Bluff Cemetery  (Cemetery Inscription Days)
Saturday, September 22
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cedar Bluff Cemetery, 100 West Street, Annapolis, MD

Wear a hat and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen and water.

Directions: Rt. 50 to Rowe Blvd. Go through 2 traffic lights then bear right onto Calvert Street. Go right on Clay Street then right again on Washington St. Go past the Cedar Bluff Cemetery entrance on the left and park along Northwest Street. (St. Anne's Cemetery is at the end of Washington Street.)

Raindate and questions: Contact Tina Simmons

Frederick County Public Library Resources  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, October 11
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Presented by Mary Mannix

AACPL Genealogy Fair  (Workshops/Seminars)
Saturday, October 13
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD
Are you curious about local institutions that can help you piece together the puzzle of your family history? Local genealogy societies and research centers will exhibit their resources. More details coming soon.

Genealogical Oddities  (Meetings - Other Organizations)
Monday, October 15
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carroll County Public Library Westminster Branch, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Speaker: David Powell

“Doing research on my family history over the past 25 years has been extremely rewarding. Doing that research I have come across many extremely interesting and sometimes unusual records. Family skeleton closets can be strange, funny or downright bizarre. Join me to hear about some of my family stories and share some of your unusual findings.”

Mr. Powell is the current president of the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, as well as a member of their Board of Directors. He is a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society; he has been active in various boards and forums in the Mid-Atlantic region in Information Technology and eCommerce.

Cemetery Inscription Day - Glen Haven Memorial Park  (Cemetery Inscription Days)
Saturday, October 20
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD
Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD for our fall Cemetery Inscription Day. Help us transcribe information from tombstones and grave markers for use in genealogy research.
We will be using the BillionGraves app to record cemetery data. To use the app, you must download it to your phone and set up an account. If you have questions, please contact Tina Simmons at the phone number below.
In case of inclement weather, contact Tina at or 410-978-7167.


AAGS Fall Seminar - Migration Patterns of Our Ancestors  (Workshops/Seminars)
Saturday, October 27
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

On Saturday, October 27. 2018, AAGS will hold our Fall Seminar, featuring James Tanner, genealogy blogger and lecturer, speaking on Migration Patterns of Our Ancestors.  James has more than thirty years' experience in law, computers, and over thirty years experience as a research genealogist.

Explore the background and context of historical migration patterns in America that can explain how and why your ancestors settled in a particular area of the United States after immigrating from another country. Since the existence of a migration route is embedded in the historical context of the time, understanding any particular migration route involves a study of both the pertinent history and applicable geography. 
Stay tuned for more details and registration information - coming soon.

Modern Court Records  (Meetings - Other Organizations)
Monday, November 19
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carroll County Public Library Westminster Branch, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Speaker: Rachel M. Frazier

While many people use archival records to perform historical and genealogical research, the Mary- land State Archives also holds a large number of modern court records required for legal purposes such as retirement, social security, pension, and expungement. This lecture will deal, not only with the com- plexities of these records (generally beginning in the 1960s and 1970s), but also with the significance of modern court records in social history, social justice, and quality of life.

Ms. Frazier serves as the Search Room coordinator for the Reference Department at the Maryland State Archives, helping to coordinate in-person services for historical and legal research as well as assist- ing through email.