About the Society

The Prince George's County Genealogical Society, founded in 1969, is the oldest Maryland County Genealogical Society in continuous existence. Its objectives are to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical knowledge and information, particularly that material that deals with Prince George's County, Maryland. The society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and cultural organization. Contributions, gifts, and endowments are tax deductible. The Society meets at the New Carrollton Municipal Center the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. We do not meet in July, August, or January. The Society Library housed at 12219 Tulip Grove Drive in Bowie, MD is open every Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm, except the first Wednesday of the month: 10:00 to 1:00. For more information, call 301-262-2063.

What's New

  • We've added a page of resource links under the Society menu, which you may find useful. Click on "Links" for a list of other organizations.
  • Due to the corona virus, the city of Bowie is closing all museum managed properties. This includes the PGCGS library, which will be closed until further notice.
  • Due to the corona virus, the New Carrollton Municipal Center is closed for meetings, so our April and May meetings are also cancelled.
  • Be sure to check the upcoming Society events here.  

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 was a great day for PGCGS members – new and old. Kudos to all who attended this special event. Those who couldn’t come were not forgotten. We missed you.
    Past Presidents of PGCGS

    Seated left to right: Phyllis Jensen, Dave Frederick, and Kent Kwiatkowski. Standing: Harry Rudd, Shirley Wilcox, and Heather Olsen.