Upcoming Events

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Lectures, Workshops, Exhibits, Historical Tours and More

The Historical Society of Baltimore County hosts presentations by both amateur and professional scholars, offers history and genealogy research workshops, and provides traveling tours related to the rich history and heritage of Baltimore County.

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Agenda

  1. May
    15
    Sun
    1. Retrospective of 70 years in Photography by John McGrain @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Retrospective  of  70  years  in Photography.  Speaker:  John mcgrain

      John McGrain, a retired Baltimore County Planning Dept. employee and Baltimore County historian, has been taking pictures since he was first given a camera in 1946.  He has traveled the world taking photos, but his particular focus has been Baltimore County,  and locations in the state of Maryland, especially sites of historical interest.  He has documented locations and buildings which no longer exist and many which still do.  Come and join us for an afternoon stroll down memory lane as John shares some of his most memorable photographs and the stories of how they came to be taken.

  2. Jun
    2
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  3. Jun
    5
    Sun
    1. Family Search: Searching Genealogy Speaker: Michael King @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Family Tree is a computer application accessed through the FamilySearch.org website.  The application gives users access to over 3.5 billion genealogical records, maintained by the LDS Church.  There are no costs associated with the use of the website or the application.  The presentation will review the website and how to obtain an account.  A live online demonstration illustrating the features of Family Tree as well as other related applications will be given.  Michael King is a retired architect living with his wife and family in Baltimore County.  His father introduced him to family history in 1957.  Mr. King currently trains others in the use of these research applications.   Anyone interested in learning more about how to research their personal family history is invited to attend.

  4. Jul
    7
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  5. Jul
    17
    Sun
    1. Milling around Owings Mills Maryland @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Milling around Owings Mills, Maryland history. Speaker Kathy Aspden.

      As a research librarian at the Historical Society of Baltimore County, Kathy has looked at the history of many areas within the County. Her focus for this talk is on the area on either side of Reisterstown Road which is known today as Owings Mills. Going back to pre-colonial times, in an illustrated talk, Kathy will walk us across the years to modern times, discussing the many settlers, farmers, millers, and businessmen and women who have contributed to the development of today’s Owings Mills.

  6. Aug
    4
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  7. Aug
    21
    Sun
    1. PUBLIC HISTORY > LOCAL HISTORY > YOUR HISTORY @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Public History > Local History > Your History. Speaker Ruth Mascari. When was your last history course? Did you like it? Or not? Can’t remember? That is probably the answer for most of us. But it might be more recent than you imagined. Have you seen the road side markers like the one in front of the Society? What do you think of the controversy over the Maryland State song? Our public history is all around us all the time. It can be found in architecture, music, road patterns, social trends, cemeteries and more. While academic history that is taught inside the classroom is critical, it lacks the elements of spontaneity and hands on opportunity. Public history is there to touch and see and be part of. It will probably be your history at some point. Ruth will use points in Baltimore County history to discuss this topic. She will have pictures and artifacts for demonstration. You are invited to bring a favorite or unique artifact of your own to share.

  8. Sep
    1
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  9. Sep
    25
    Sun
    1. Paper Money and National Banks of Baltimore County @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Paper Money and National Banks of Baltimore County. Speaker Armand Shank.  A brief history of paper money used in our country. Also, a close look at the nine National Banks chartered in Baltimore County, including: individual bank histories; bank notes issued, with report of survivors; bank officers and note signers; the first notes issued by the Cockeysville National Bank; and a display of surviving notes.

  10. Oct
    6
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!