GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS.
WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS → WBAL AM 1090 RADIO / VISIT THE BCGS HOME PAGE.
The program of speakers will resume in September
There is a research day on June 26 from 12 – 4 pm.
The library will continue its regular hours through the summer.
For detailed directions and a map, select → PLANNING A VISIT.
THE FOLLOWING TAKES PLACE ON MEETING DATES:
- The Library is open from 12 – 2 pm.
- The General Meeting followed by refreshments takes place from 2 – 3 pm.
- THE GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTS FROM 3 – 4 pm.
INTEREST GROUPS MEET IN THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE OF THE LIBRARY:
- The Eastern European Interest Group meets from 11:45 am – 1 pm.
- The Computer Interest Group meets from 1 – 2 pm.
P R O G R A M O F S P E A K E R S
S P R I N G
February 28 — Harford County
The Specifics and Peculiarities of Genealogy Research in Harford County, MD, a lot applicable to all of Maryland, with attention to recent developments affecting how one approaches the subject.
About Jon Livezey
Jon is a native and lifetime resident of Aberdeen, graduate of Aberdeen High School, the Johns Hopkins University, and University of Maryland School of Law; retired lawyer with probate and real estate practice in Harford County; past president of Harford County Bar Association; served in JAG Corps, US Army, member of Maryland House of Delegates 1971-75; researching Harford County area families for over 60 years; founder and past president of Harford County Genealogical Society, compiler of several of its publications; past president and fellow of the Maryland Genealogical Society; has lectured at several National Genealogical Society conferences; active with Aberdeen Room Archives & Museum, past president of Historical Society of Harford County; author of articles in Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin and Journal, including recent article on Harford County research.
An Appellate Judge Discusses Genealogical Evidence
This presentation includes a discussion of guidelines for evaluating genealogical evidence, and suggests methods of resolving conflicts in evidence. Topics will include how to think and write like a judge in producing a reliable and accurate family history, how legal standards and concepts can be applied to genealogical research, and the current standard of proof used by the genealogical community.
About Adrian J. Gravelle
Adrian Gravelle is a retired U.S. Army officer, lawyer, and former Senior Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
He began researching his own family history about thirty-five years ago as a hobby. Since retiring eighteen years ago, he has been a full-time genealogy researcher, specializing in French-Canadian research. Having long since completed all of his own ancestral lines back to France, he is now engaged in a “one-name study” of the Gravelle family.
Adrian has been an occasional instructor and is an active volunteer at the LDS Family History Center in Columbia, Maryland.
- Going Nearly Paperless – How to Get Started”
- Using MyHeritage.com Effectively”
- The Family History World in 10 Years’ Time”
- The Organized Genealogist”
St. John’s Lutheran Church
8808 Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234
Saturday, April 16
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
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Reservations Required: Send to Society or Register at a general meeting or Library research day.
Cost for Members $15.00
Non-members $30.00 which includes a single membership till the end of 2016.
For complete information including a mail-in form that can be printed, please select → SPRING SEMINAR FLIER (HTML format)
Select the image on the right side.
Questions send to:
or call 410-750-9315
Bring a light lunch. Society will provide refreshments. Door Prizes
For more information about the Seminar, Dick Eastman and Topics, please visit → SPRING SEMINAR page.
What Can Be Found in 18th Century Newspapers Besides Marriages and Deaths.
About Robert Barnes
Bob Barnes, is a retired educator with Baltimore City Public Schools. He has been doing research for over 60 years, and has written numerous books, articles, and book reviews. He is active in the Maryland Genealogical Society, the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, and the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society. He has a number of projects in the works, and has no plans to retire.
F A L L
September 25 — U. S. Military Ancestors
Dr. Margaret McMahon
Ancestors in the U. S. Military: Online and in Military Archives.
About Dr. McMahon
Margaret is the hockey-playing genealogist. She has a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, and with the advent of parenthood, she turned her technical talents to researching her family’s genealogy. She has over twenty-five years of engineering experience, including being a college and graduate school professor. She is an experienced presenter at national and international technical conferences
October 23 –The Irish Railroad Workers’ Museum
November 27 — TBA
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