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
Interested in helping to oversee elections for the board of directors of the Montgomery County Genealogical Society? We need members for the nominating committee, who will help solicit candidates for the board and distribute information about the election procedures. Please message if interested.
Positions open for election this year include treasurer, second vice president-communications, and two director positions.
Members of the current board of directors. Front row, from left: Sue Reeb, director; Hannelore Quigley, secretary; Doug Hill, president; and Christina Lyons, second vice president-communications. Back row, from left: Lori Kelman, director; Susan Wilbur, director/membership chair; Lorraine Minor and Elaine Hornauer, first vice presidents-programs. Not shown: Cheryl Peirce, treasurer, and Bryan Main, director.
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.

April 26
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Using Maryland Land Record Indexes by Margo Lee Williams
This will be a discussion of how to use the MDLandRecs website to research deeds and plats, as well as property tax records to find ...

May 24
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a ...