November 20, 2014 Meeting Featuring Vernon Skinner Jr.

November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Maryland Presentation by Vernon Skinner Jr. on “Research Using Maryland’s Land Records”.  Mr. Skinner will discuss using original records such as deeds, plat maps, rent rolls, debt books, the use of land mapping programs and publications that can be  used in your research.
After retiring from 30 years with IBM, Mr. Skinner continued his love of genealogy, both in Maryland and in Germany. He is the author of numerous articles and over 60 books, primarily abstracts of probate records of the Prerogative Court of Provincial Maryland. He is currently a member of Sons of American Revolution, Upper Shore Genealogical Society, and Maryland  Genealogical Society. He is a past president of Maryland Genealogical Society, past director of Genealogical Council of Maryland, and past member of the
Search Room Advisory Committee of the Maryland State Archives.

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December Meeting

Christmas Party at Olive Garden in Waldorf, Md. on December 11, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for the Children’s Aid Society. Cost of the meal is $22 payable at the door or at the November meeting.

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January 15, 2015 Meeting Featuring George Howard Post

January 15, 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 January 15, 2015 at 7:00 P. M.   George Howard Post will continue his talk on the history of Benedict and what events took place in 1814.  Post will share unknown accounts from the Civil War when a Union African-American recruitment camp was just outside of Benedict.  His research has enabled him to publish “Benedict on the Patuxent: From Beginnings to its Tercentenary”.

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February 19, 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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