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Saturday, May 5, 2018 Annual Conference, Washington DC Family History Center

The Washington DC Family History Center will sponsor its 12th annual Family History Conference on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895.
This conference is free of charge with classes from beginning to advanced genealogy. In response to requests for education on DNA and its impact on genealogy research, we are offering several classes in Beginning and Advanced DNA methodology.
The The keynote speaker will be James Tanner who will address the topic, Technology and Genealogy: A Perfect Match.
Seating is limited and registration is required. For class descriptions and registration information, see

Wednesday May 9, 2018 Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting 7—9pm at the Bain Senior Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, Md. 21044 Lecture Topic: "What I learned from my DNA Test"

Genealogist the world over have been welcoming their newest research tool…DNA testing. At some point all genealogists will reach the dreaded "brick wall" where there seems to be no more clues to solve their problem. It may be an adoption, lost relative or ethnic heritage issue. If you think you've done an "exhaustive search?" with no results, DNA testing may help. Join us for a panel of members who will describe the various types of tests and the companies who offer them. An open forum is your chance to voice your opinion and share your experiences with this new genealogy research tool.

Sunday, May 27, 2018 Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland meeting

Speaker: Janice Sellers
Title: “Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research”
Date and Time: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, May 27, 2018, to hear Janice Sellers present “Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research.” Many historical Jewish newspapers are now available online, with more being added regularly. Most are on free sites. This presentation gives an overview of what is online and where it is, suggests access strategies, discusses what to do if you don’t read Hebrew or Yiddish, and shows sample search results.

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Jewish, black, dual citizenship, and newspaper research. She edits two genealogy publications and serves on the board of San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Council for the Advancement of Professional Genealogy, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, and the California Genealogical Society. Her Web site is

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting 7—9 pm at the Bain Senior Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, Md. 21044

Lecture Topic: Documenting Doughboys: Sources for WWI Service Members at the National Archives. In 1973 a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO destroyed most of the Army service records for the years that included service in World War l. Despite the destruction of those records, there are alternative records that can provide information about service during the Great War. Many of these records are held at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This lecture describes many of those records and may help you find the information you want on your World War l service member.

The speaker will be Constance Potter. She retired after 30 years at the National Archives as a subject area expert in federal records of interest to genealogists. She is developing the website "Documenting Doughboys" for the U.S. World War l Centennial Commission. Everyone is welcome to this free event. Refreshments are provided by members.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 "Day of Genealogy" presented by St. Mary's County Genealogical Society**

Speaker: J. Mark Lowe
Title: Legal Rumblings, Research Planning, and Finding the Way to G-G-Grandmother's House

Please join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd. California, MD
The program will begin at 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

To register and for additional information please visit our website:

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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