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.
Interested in the latest additions to our website? Check out our What's New ? page.
The War of 1812 in Anne Arundel County
An update on activities, events, and discoveries
1 November 2014
Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway, SE, Glen Burnie, MD
9:00 Seminar Registration & continental breakfast.
9:30 "Reflections on the War of 1812" -
Jim Morrison, Chairman of the AA Co.
War of 1812 Commission
10:45 "A New Look at Curtis Creek Furnace"-
John Kille, Historian, Lost Towns Project
12:00 " British Invade Tracey's Landing !"-
Anastasia Poulos, Cultural Resource
Specialist, Lost Towns Project
This seminar is sponsored by Anne Arundel Genealogical Society and Ann Arrundell Historical Society to benefit the Kuethe Library Historical and Genealogical Research Center. For information call 410-437-8665.
Registration: $25 per person. Download the registration form, make checks payable to AAGS, and mail to:
AAGS, P. O .Box 221, Pasadena, MD 21123-0221
Preserving and Caring for Your Family Treasures - Actual Treatments
Presented by Vicki Lee on Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm, at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Vicki Lee has been in the conservation field for the past 25 years. Vicki has been employed at the Maryland State Archives since 2000 and was made the Head of the Conservation Lab in 2003. She has been the Director of Preservation and Conservation since 2013. She treats a variety of items in the general and special collections of the Archives as well as oversees projects in the lab, the training of interns in the Summer Program and gives lectures on a variety of topics such as collections care and disaster recovery. Vicki is a long time participant in the Guild of Book Workers, the Washington Conservation Guild and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Properties. She is a member of the AIC – CERT team and has traveled to disasters in Iowa, Germany, Haiti and New York City. She has a BA in both Art History and English Literature and received her training in book conservation at the North Bennett Street School in Boston.
Ms Lee’s lecture is an overview of conditions that damage family treasures and some tips on caring for them with proper storage and good environment. A wide variety of treasures will be touched on and the lecture will end with disaster recovery recommendations. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and participants are welcome to bring a small item that they may have questions concerning its condition or storage.
Family Holiday Stories and Traditions
Celebrate the holidays with us on Thursday, December 4, 7:30 pm, at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Everyone is invited to share recollections of holidays past (whether amusing or serious), holiday traditions that your family has passed down through the generations and continues to enjoy, and/or your favorite holiday stories about your ancestors. Bring a favorite family holiday appetizer or dessert to share!
Building My Own Brick Wall and the Sledgehammer of Experience
Join us at 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 8 at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, Maryland, to hear Rebecca Koford present Building My Own Brick Wall and the Sledgehammer of Experience. Come at 7:00 pm for refreshments and networking.
It’s hard to know what you don't know, especially in your search to improve your research skills. Join Rebecca as she explains some of the mistakes or missteps "baby genealogists" make as they work. Rebecca will share her own experiences and mistakes and how overcoming them improved her research. She will cover such subjects as research logs, maps, and the Internet.
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, is a board-certified professional genealogist with special emphasis in Maryland. She has been interested in genealogy ever since the age of five, when she could read her parents’ collection of old handwritten family group sheets. Rebecca has been taking clients and lecturing since 2004. She has spoken for the Maryland State Archives,Banneker-Douglas Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, Kensington Family History Conferences, Baltimore Family History Workshops, the York Family History Conference in Pennsylvania, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, and for groups in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Rebecca is a member of DAR, NGS, MDHS, NYG&B, and former Assistant Director of the Columbia Family History Center, and is a Certified GenealogistSM. She was the Treasurer for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and taught Beginning and Advanced Genealogy courses for Howard Community College until her move in 2010. She now volunteers at the Family History Center in Frederick. She was coordinator for the 4th and 14th ProGen (peer-led group study of Mills’ book Professional Genealogy) and 16th GenProof (peer-led group study of Jones’ book Mastering Genealogical Proof) online study groups and is currently enthusiastic about the Preserve the Pensions: War of 1812project sponsored by FGS. Rebecca is head genealogist for ReelTributes, a genealogical documentary company, and she invites you to view her monthly blog articles at www.reeltributes.com. She lives in Mt. Airy, Maryland, with three active teenagers and a very patient husband.
Individual Issues of Anne Arundel Readings Now on Sale
Anne Arundel Readings, published twice yearly, provided material from a wide variety of Anne Arundel County sources covering the period from the establishment of the county to the early twentieth century. This 50+ page journal contained Civil War records, Bible records, family genealogies, and genealogical information from county newspapers. During its 15 year run, Readings published material important to the Anne Arundel County researcher.
To purchase copies of Anne Arundel Readings, visit our Store. All back issues are available on CD in fully searchable PDF format, and we are now pleased to offer individual issues for sale. Find out what topics are included in each issue by checking out the Readings Contents List. Ordering instructions for individual paper copies are posted in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our Forums page.
Kuethe Library Catalog Project
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society together with the Ann Arrundell Historical Society is working on a project to add the Kuethe Library holdings to the Anne Arundel County Public Library catalog. As of October 2014 there are more than 4,500 Kuethe titles in the public library catalog. Keep watching here to monitor our progress! And check out the AACPL's Kuethe Library page!
Join Us on Facebook
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New to Facebook? Go to www.facebook.com. Provide the information requested to set up your free account. Then you can "friend" other Facebook members and share your comments, photos, videos, and favorite websites. You can join groups (AAGS, for example) and send public and private messages to your Facebook friends. It's a great way to meet other genealogists and maybe even make contact with long lost relatives. Give it a try!