March 19, 2015 Meeting Featuring Dr. Brad Gottfried

March 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Maryland.  The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet on March 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  A presentation will be given by Dr. Brad Gottfried on “The Civil War Comes to Charles County”.  Dr. Gottfried will talk about the Civil War and the effect it had on the residents and life in Charles County during the Civil War.
Dr. Gottfried is the President of the College of Southern Maryland and founder and current President of the Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable in Charles County.  His lifelong interest in the Civil War has lead to him to do a great deal of research on the Civil War.  He is also the author of nine books on the Civil War.  Gottfried has written “Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade,” “Roads to Gettysburg: Lee’s Invasion of the North, 1863,” “The Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg,” “Kearny’s Own: The History of the First New Jersey Brigade,” “The Artillery of Gettysburg,” “The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, June-October 1861” and his newest, “The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2-20, 1862.”

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April 16, 2015 Meeting Featuring Anna Kephart

At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Maryland.  The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet on February 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  A presentation will be given by Anna Kephart on “Genealogy Resources in the Southern Maryland Studies Center”.  Ms. Kephart is the coordinator for the Southern Maryland Studies Center and a member of CCMDGS.  She will also discuss how members can be of assistance to the Center.

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CCMDGS Announces Partnership


The CCMDGS has agreed to enter into a partnership with other local organizations in assisting the Historical Society of Charles County in helping to revitalize Rich Hill.  Rich Hill was the home of Samuel Cox who hid John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in the pine thicket on his property after the assassination of President Lincoln in April of 1865.  The original 566-acre tract was owned by Reverend Richard Brown, brother of Dr. Gustavus Brown of Rose Hill and was built about 1783.  In 1806 the Cox family of Charles County began acquiring various portions of Rich Hill.  About 1840 Colonel Samuel Cox altered the original house to its present condition.

The Historical Society is hoping to bring the house back to its 19th century appearance.  The first phases of the revitalization are to be completed in 2015.  Once completed, partners will be able to utilize the house for special meetings and private tours for their organization.



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 1537 White Plains, Md. 20695-1537 or by e-mail at



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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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