Society Sunday – Genealogical Oddities

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Logo of the Carroll County Genealogical SocietyThe Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting is on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM. Starting off with refreshments, followed by a brief business meeting and our featured program, the meetings are free and open to the public.

Our program this month features David Powell, presenting Genealogical Oddities. In David’s words, “Doing research on my family history over the past 25 years has been extremely rewarding. Doing that research, I have come across many extremely interesting and sometimes unusual records. Family skeleton closets can be strange, funny or downright bizarre. Join me to hear about some of my family stories and share some of your unusual findings.”

David Powell retired as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AAI Corporation in 2007. He holds a BA degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Information Management. He has been active in various boards and forums in the Mid-Atlantic region for information systems curriculum development and Information Technology networking and eCommerce.

Mr. Powell has been researching his own family history for over 25 years. He is the current President of the Baltimore County Genealogical society as well as a member of their Board of Directors and, he is a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society. He teaches beginning and advanced genealogy courses at local senior centers, libraries and the Community College of Baltimore County.

Meetings of the Carroll County Genealogical Society (CCGS) are usually held the third Monday of each month, March through May and September through November, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dixon Room of the Westminster Library at 50 East Main Street, Westminster.

Please come to our meeting–bring a friend. You will meet other folks interested in family research and enjoy delightful talks that may help you in your research.  We 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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