Montgomery County Genealogical Society


Welcome to the official site of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Montgomery County Genealogical Society in Maryland, a venue for individuals to share their interests and projects and to learn new techniques.  The society meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9:00 p.m., September-November and January-May. New members are welcome. Read HERE for details.
Unsure? Click on Events to see our schedule for 2022.
Program Planning Underway
The board of directors for the Montgomery County Genealogical Society is brainstorming ideas for the coming year, with several speakers already lined up (see the events listings on the right). Have an idea for a topic, event, or speaker? Please message us at
Join the 1950 Census Indexing Effort
Volunteers are working hard reviewing names and other data for the 1950 census to complete the indexing process and make the forms fully searchable. That includes work on the census forms for Maryland. You can join the effort via FamilySearch, which is looking for volunteers. On FamilySeach, you can join for our group, Montgomery County Maryland Genealogical Society, and share messages or questions as you work. Our members archive also includes tips for searching the 1950 census forms that area available at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Library is Open
The Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections in Rockville is open and scheduling research appointments.
Still Time to Become a Founding Member!
Applications to be a Founding Member are being accepted through Thursday, June 30, 2022. A one-time additional non-tax-deductible donation of $50 (for a total of $80) will list you as a Founding Member on the website and provide you with a one-year membership in the Montgomery County Genealogical Society. Your donation will help build the foundation of this new organization. Click "Online Join" at the left for more information.
The following are Founding Members:
Deborah Logsdon Sue Gray Lorraine Minor
Jane Burgess Susan Wilbur Carty S. Lawson
Elaine Hornauer Jean S. Findlay Mary Sanders
Sharon Hill Christina Lyons Sue Reeb
Beverley Canaday Helena Wright Mary Ossi
Gweneth Oakey Rowe Scott Jung Pamela Jung
Ellen Buckingham Bonnie Dybalski Stan Fisher
Richard Lowe Betty J Walker Pamela Loos-Noji
Mike Taimi Alice F. Harris Elaine Gibson
Diane Tamayo Vivian Eicke Hannelore Quigley
Stephen Fisher David McKeown Douglas Hill
Lori Kelman Beth Fisher Suzanne Hudson
Megan Adamson Susan Savard Karen Kosian
Sandra Clunies Cheryl Peirce Margo Williams
Thomas Baucom Cynthia Sadula Janet Bailey
Harold McClendon  Patricia Shama Forrest Minor
Claire McDonald Chip Veirs Patricia Gursky
Ronda Barrett Eileen White Amy Hendrix Smith


September 28
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

October 26
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Using the National Archives Websites (Plural) by Claire Kluskens
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves and provides access to the permanently valuable records of the United States Federal Government, with holdings dating ...

November 16
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Who Do I Think I Am? by Dr. William E. J. Doane
Dr. Doane began researching his genealogy at the start of the pandemic due in part to newly available pre-adoption records and an unexpected DNA ...