May 19, 2016, Meeting Featuring Susannah Brooks

At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Maryland.  The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet on May 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  A presentation will be given by Susannah Brooks on US and International on-line research methods.  A professional genealogist, a volunteer at the National Archives and lecturer, Susannah Brooks has been involved with genealogical research for many years.  She has been a speaker at numerous genealogical society monthly meetings in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Susannah is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.

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Meeting June, July and August

There will be no meetings over the Summer to allow members to pursue their family research.  The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet on September 15, 2016 at the Church of Latter Day Saints.  See you in September and don’t forget to bring what you found over the summer to share with other members.

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HISTORY DAY WINNER

Caleb Wiggins from seventh grade,Henson Middle school, was a winner with his entry, “Exploring and Encountering the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina”,  at the Charles County History Day competition held March 21, 2016 at St. Charles High School.
Neal Johnson, CCMDGS member, presents the award given by the Society.

 

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The Charles County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in Charles County Maryland. Our purpose is to promote the collection, preservation and dissemination of genealogical information. We also hope to educate and assist those interested in researching their ancestry. Membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy.

We meet at 7:00PM, on the third Thursday of each month, except June, July and August. Our Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Charles County, Maryland.

For information regarding the Charles County Genealogical Society you may contact us by mail at P.O. Box 143 White Plains, Md. 20695-1537 or by e-mail at ccmdgs@yahoo.com

 

 

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Rich Hill News

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The following information was found in the December 9, 2015 issue of the Maryland Independent: The Charles County Historical Society was awarded a $6,500 grant Dec. 3 by Preservation Maryland to help with the interpretive planning of Rich Hill, the pre-antebellum house where John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David E. Herold stopped during their escape two days after Booth fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln in ford’s Theatre in April 1865. The county also received a $750,000 bond bill from the state that will pay for the structural rehabilitation of Rich Hill. Though nothing is set in stone, ideally the Rich Hill house would be expanded to appear as it was in 1865, when Booth infamously knocked on the door. The Historical Society of Charles County will use the $6,500 it was awarded to hire Dean Krimmel, an interpretive planner, who will be tasked with figuring out the best way to tell the story of Rich Hill. “We’re mulling around about how to best tell this story,” said Mike Mazzeo Jr., vice president of the historical society. “We want to have exhibits that make people want to come back more than one time.”

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The Charles County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in Charles County Maryland. Our purpose is to promote the collection, preservation and dissemination of genealogical information. We also hope to educate and assist those interested in researching their ancestry. Membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy.

We meet at 7:00PM, on the third Thursday of each month, except June, July and August. Our Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Charles County, Maryland.

For information regarding the Charles County Genealogical Society you may contact us by mail at P.O. Box 143 White Plains, Md. 20695-1537 or by e-mail at ccmdgs@yahoo.com

 

 

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Cemetery Transcription Project

The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society is proud to announce the publication of our Charles County Cemetery Transcription Project. This is a two volume set of over 800 pages, containing more than 19,300 entries for burials in Charles County Cemeteries. The supply of books printed have been sold out. For more information about the publication follow the link below.
Cemetery Transcription Project Publication

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