Society Saturday – Indexed and Non-indexed Carroll County Records on FamilySearch

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

CCGSLogoB&W smThe Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM features Carol Kostakos Petranek. Carol Kostakos Petranek serves as a Co-Director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center and as a Citizen Archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. She is the Volunteer Coordinator for a FamilySearch/Maryland Archive digitization project of Probate and Estate Records.

Carol researches her Greek ancestry and her husband’s Czech/English/Irish research. She gives presentations on various genealogy topics, and writes and edits personal and family histories. Carol and her husband, Gary, reside in Silver Spring, Maryland and are the parents of 4 children and 15 grandchildren.

Carol will be presenting Indexed and Non-indexed Carroll County Records on FamilySearch. is the world’s largest free family history website. It hosts millions of digitized records as well as a research wiki, a robust family tree, free online classes, and social media connections. This presentation will give a brief overview of the website with detailed information about records from Carroll County–online (indexed, non-indexed) and on microfilm.

Meetings of the Carroll County Genealogical Society (CCGS) are held the third Monday of each month, March through May and September through November, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Room, Westminster Library at 50 East Main Street, Westminster. The meetings are free and open to the public.  An annual dinner is held each June and a holiday party each December.  These are for members and their guests, with reservations made in advance.

Please come to our meeting and bring a friend. You will meet other folks interested in family research and genealogy and enjoy delightful talks that may help you in your own research.  I look forward to seeing new faces!

You can also come early and take advantage of our large collection of books and other materials housed at the Westminster Branch of the CCPL.  On Thursday afternoons, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., one or more society volunteers will be on hand to assist researchers. Of course, this collection is available to all anytime the library is open.

The CCGS Genealogy Section at the Westminster Branch Library. Photo by Eileen Souza

The CCGS Genealogy Section at the Westminster Branch Library. Photo by Eileen Souza

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