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
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
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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
- Establishment of the Museum
- Description of our Museum’s mission and focus
- Genealogy activity of the Museum
- Museum’s research of the Feeley family: discoveries and results
- Family History of our visitors: Railroading and Irish emphases
- Q & A
About Luke McCusker
Luke F. McCusker is a Baltimore native, graduating from the University of Baltimore, B.A. History. His passion for local and state history has grown during work experiences at the Historical Society of Baltimore County, Pratt Library’s Maryland Department and an internship at the Maryland State Archives. Luke has been both a docent and published author with the Maryland Historical Society, and became Managing Director of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum in 2013.
November 27 — Obituaries – A Treasure Trove for Genealogists
Adrian J. Gravelle
This presentation will include a short history of obituaries, a discussion of their reliability in genealogical research, the importance of obituaries in genealogical research, techniques for finding obituaries on the Internet, Internet tools used in conjunction with obituaries, understanding the wording in obituaries, and examples of good, bad, humorous and not-so-humorous obituaries.
S P R I N G 2 0 1 7
January 22 – Research Day
March 26 – Researching Western Maryland Families
Research regarding families in the areas of Carroll County to the end of the state and south to Montgomery County and will include an overview of the resources, institutions, things to keep in mind when doing this kind of research.
April – Spring Fling
June 25 – Research Day
(The image next to “Research Day” courtesy of http://www.vintagekin.com/)