Curious About Your Family History?
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society wants to help you discover more about your family history. We invite you to become a member, visit our research center, browse our website, and attend our monthly presentations and special events. Our Historical and Genealogical Research Center at the Kuethe Library in Glen Burnie houses over 4,000 books, many photographs, maps, CDs, and obituary, bible, and church record collections. Because our history is so connected with our neighboring counties and states, we have an extensive collection of material from across Maryland and surrounding states.
Perhaps our most important asset is our staff of experienced genealogists. The people you will meet at the Kuethe Library and at our meetings have a wealth of experience and knowledge that they are always willing to share.
Beginning, intermediate, and experienced family history researchers will find resources both usual and unusual in the Kuethe Library. Our monthly meetings feature presentations by experts on a wide variety of genealogy topics. Visitors are welcome.
Let us know how we can help you with your family and historical research.
Program Change !
Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, Rebecca Koford will not be able to give her presentation on Researching Your Ancestors in the War of 1812 on July 11th. We will post information on our July program as soon as it is available.
The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith
August 1, 7:30 pm at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
William Faris was born in England in 1728 and died in Annapolis in 1804. He came to America in 1729 with his mother and settled in Philadelphia. He apprenticed in Philadelphia, and then, in 1757, moved to Annapolis, where he remained until his death. In his diary, he recorded the "doings and the goings on of the rich and great and of some who were not so great." Come hear all of his story from Jean B. Russo, co-editor of The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith.
Jean B Russo received her Ph.D. in colonial history from Johns Hopkins University. She is the associate general editor of the Archives of Maryland Online, historian for the Historic Annapolis Foundation, and author of Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History.
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