Montgomery County Genealogical Society


The Montgomery County Genealogical Society in Maryland is a venue for individuals to share their interests and projects and to learn new techniques. The society meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except November when we meet the third Wednesday due to Thanksgiving) from 7:30-9:00 p.m., September-November and January-May. New members are welcome. Read HERE for details.
Research Resources
Members of the MCGS board have been compiling a list of resources to help anyone exploring their ancestry. Available under the tab "Research Resources" on the left, a new page includes profiles of early settlers in Montgomery County. We will continue to expand this list of biographies over time. Have something to add? Please let us know at
Board Elections  - Vote by May 24!
Elections for the two officer positions (2nd VP for Communications and Treasurer) and two board of directors positions are now open. The incumbents in all four positions agreed to run again and no one else expressed interest in running. All members should cast their ballot by clicking on the "2023 Officer/Directors" tab on the left. The vote will remain open until 6 p.m. on May 24.
The positions and candidates include:
Second Vice President-Communications: Christina Lyons
Treasurer: Cheryl Peirce
Director: Lori Kelman
Director: Sue Reeb
For more information about these officers, click on the "About Us" tab on the left.
Program Planning
The board of directors for the Montgomery County Genealogical Society is always brainstorming ideas for the coming year, and are lining up speakers. Have an idea for a topic, event, or speaker? Please message us at
Library is Open
The Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections in Rockville is open and scheduling research appointments.

June 17
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Genealogical Society Cook-out
Save the date. Join old friends and meet new members at our first in-person event. Details will be sent to members in June.

September 27
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Why of Y (DNA)! by Andrew Hochreiter
This talk will discuss the Y chromosome and its use in discovering paternal family history. The types of YDNA markers, YDNA Haplogroups, understanding the ...

October 25
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Decoding Your Matches with the Leeds Method
Are you confused by how your DNA matches are related to you and each other? Do you have your DNA test on multiple platforms and ...

November 15
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Regicide in the Family: Finding John Dixwell
I will describe my decades-long journey to discover all I could about not only my regicidal seven greats grandfather, but also the particular line ...