September Virtual Meeting
Because of the continuing closure of the Parkville Senior Center due to the covid-19 pandemic, the BCGS board has decided to hold our regularly scheduled meeting on September 27th at 3:00pm virtually using Zoom.
While this is our first attempt at holding a meeting this large via Zoom, it is the only way we can continue providing programming to you, our members.
Email Notification will be sent Monday, September 14
Because we are using Zoom for our meeting, it is limited to 100 participants. There are a few spaces reserved for the speaker, the host and our officers so the first 95 members that respond to this email will be included in the live meeting.
For those that cannot make the meeting at that time or for those that don’t respond in the first 95 responses you can opt into a waiting list. Those on the waiting list will have the opportunity to view a recording of the live meeting hosted on our web site at your convenience. The folks on the waiting list will be sent a link to the recording a few days after the meeting.
Our speaker, Steven Loew, has graciously allowed us to record the live session.
Thank you for your patience as we work through these new procedures for our meetings.
Preserving Family Treasures – Steven Loew
Mr. Loew will discuss the safe handling, care, and proper storage of paper-based records, books, and photographs.
You will find out what you can do on your own to preserve your family treasures, and when you need an expert’s help.
Steven Loew is a book and paper conservator in private practice in Baltimore.
From 2009 to 2019 he was a senior conservator at the National Archives and Records Administration.
He was the conservator in charge of the treatment and preservation of the general collections of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University from 2000 to 2005.
Mr. Loew’s principal training in conservation was while working as a conservation technician for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries from 1990 to 1995.
Suppliers of Materials for Preserving Paper, Books, and Photographs:
Des Moines, Iowa
Syracuse, New York
Hollinger Metal Edge
Information about Conservators:
American Institute for Conservation
For more information select → PROGRAM OF SPEAKERS
Maryland Counties Death Index 1969 – 1972
The Maryland State Archives does not have an index for deaths in Maryland Counties from 1969 to 1972.
This publication of the Maryland Counties Death Index 1969 to 1972 is arranged in alphabetical order by last name, first name, year, month, and day.
Many of the deaths in this time period are not recorded in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) and are not listed in newspaper obituaries or death notices.
This index of 77,390 deaths is published as a two-volume set.
Includes name, date of death, sex, race, age, county code of death, and certificate number.
The pre-publication price for orders received by 15 October 2020 is $67.50 + $10.00 shipping/ handling for a total of $77.50 (Maryland residents add 6% sales tax $4.65).
The retail price will be $75.00 after October 15, 2020.
For more information on how-to-order, select -> PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE.
All library research days are suspended until
the Parkville Senior Center reopens.
“Based on guidance from the State of Maryland, Baltimore County senior centers will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. County officials encourage individuals to coordinate with senior center staff to ensure they are prepared for the closure, and we encourage those individuals to call the Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-887-2594.”
For more information please select the following:
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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
For more information select → CONTACT US
Over 4,000 books • Baltimore City and County, Maryland • Maryland Counties (800+ volumes) • U.S. States (700+ volumes) • Genealogies • Foreign and Immigration Research • Archival and Research Guides • Periodicals and Society Newsletters • Family Association Newsletters • Bible Records • Church Records • Cemetery Records • Tax Lists • Family Folders filed by Surname • Pedigree Charts • Microfilms • Microfiche • Maps • CD-Roms • Online Computers • Wi-Fi • Photocopiers
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15 SEPTEMBER 2020