Wayne_Schamburg_Enhanced_IMG_0188Sunday, October 25, 3 pm — Baltimore’s First Century. Wayne Schaumburg

Trace the history of Baltimore from its founding in 1729 through the War of 1812. We will look at the developments that transformed Baltimore Town from a sleepy village on the Patapsco River to a major American city by 1820, with emphasis on the people, places and events responsible for our amazing growth. We will look at how Baltimore came to be in 1729 and will discover that its early history was actually a tale of three towns: Baltimore Town, Jonestown and Fell’s Point – each with an important role to play.

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BCGS_Seal_150x150Our Mission

The Baltimore County Genealogical Society was founded in 1977 to help educate members in tracing their family ancestry, to collect and publish material related to genealogy, and to encourage the open exchange of genealogical ideas and experiences.

  • We collect and maintain substantial materials for Baltimore city, the counties of Maryland, U.S. states and more.
  • Our Library has computers connected to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
  • General meetings are held in our Library on the fourth Sunday of the months of September through June (except December), at our headquarters:

Parkville Senior Center
Room 308 (Elevator available)
8601 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234