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:


 

P R O G R A M   O F   S P E A K E R S

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Margaret_McMahon_skatingwbookphotoSeptember 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

 

Luke_F_McCusker_2016October 23 –The Irish Railroad Workers’ Museum
Luke McCusker

Topic include
  • 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.

 

Adrian_J_Gravelle(2014)_300x300November 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.


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January 22 – Research Day

Everyone is invited to use all of the research assets of our Library from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM.

The Computer Genealogy Interest Group meets at 1 pm.

 

February 26 – Civil War Parole Camps of Annapolis, Maryland
Becky Morris, of Anne Arundel Co. Historical Society

 

March 26 – Researching Western Maryland Families
Mary Mannix

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 –   S p r i n g   F l i n g

 

May 28 – Holdings of Anne Arundel County’s Kuethe Historical and Genealogical Research Library
Carolyn Russell, of Anne Arundel Co. Historical Society.

 

June 25 – Research Day

Everyone is invited to use all of the research assets of our Library from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM.

The Computer Genealogy Interest Group meets at 1 pm.

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