Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
Howard County
Genealogical Society
Helping you discover your family history
We are a non-profit organization providing education and support to people in the study of family history and the preservation and collection of genealogical records, and assisting local libraries in developing their genealogical collections. 
If you are interested in the fellowship of others who share your interest in family history, the Society will provide you with the proper climate. In addition to monthly meetings, there are many opportunities to encourage your participation — committees, special interest groups, seminars, etc.  Through these, you can get to know other members and provide a service to the Society as a whole.

Operating Year: July 2019 - June 2020

President: Jerry Kissel
Vice-President: Peter Kicza, Jr.
Secretary: Sherry Walther
Treasurer: James Pearce
Member-at-Large: James Kuttler
Member-at-Large: Thomas Flynn
Immediate Past President: Davis Gardner
Standing Committee Chairs
Education: Vacant
Library Liasion: Dee Brown
Membership: Shirley Sisk
Newsletter: Dottie Aleshire
Publications: Vacant
Program: Arlene Taylor
Facebook : Tracy Hill
Records Preservation: Vacant
Special Activities
Browsing Table: Donald Dripps
Computer: Jerry Kissel
Website Administrator: Jerry Kissel
Communications: Mike Noble
Special Interest Groups: James Kuttler
Facilities: Donald Dripps
Facebook Administrator: Tracy Hill
Historian: Vacant


Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings begin with a time for members and guests to network with meeting attendees and to browse through publications for sale, newsletters from other local genealogical organizaitons, or materials brought by members.  Members often have things to share: a research gold nugget discovery, an interesting ancestor, or something to show-and-tell.   A short business meeting follows. Programs usually consist of a presentation of helpful research concepts, topics of genealogical interest or historical information to supplement members’ research. Guests are always welcome.
We meet all months except July and August.  We meet in the daytime in the winter months of January and February and in the evening the remaining months.
When................................ ..................When
  Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec ...Mar, Apr, May, June January, February
Residences at Vantage Point Second Wednesday Second Saturday
5400 Vantage Point Rd
      7:00 PM  Browsing and Socializing
      1:30 PM  Browsing and Socializing
Columbia, MD 21044       7:15 PM Member Sharing       1:45 PM Member Sharing
        7:30 PM Business Meeting       2:00 PM Business Meeting
        7:45 PM Program with Speaker       2:15 PM Program with Speaker