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.

Member Benefit Reminder

PGCGS Lending Library: If you’ve never taken advantage of our free Lending Library before, now is the perfect time to do so since you are already half-way there. Click on the Society tab, then select Catalog. When that page appears, you have several choices. For example, if you know the name of the book or its author, just enter that information. Or, if you just want to scroll through what we have available, don’t enter that information, but instead select the Category you are interested in – such as Land Records—and, if you want to define it further, select an additional value (like U. S. States and Regions.) Just keep in mind that if you choose not to narrow the category, you’ll get a list of all of the 6,283 books we have in the catalog. Once you have identified the books you’d like sent to you, just email your request to library@pgcs.org). Make sure you include the identifying information so we can send you the correct book(s). What’s the cost to you? There is no fee, although we do ask that you reimburse us for our mailing costs when you return the book(s).

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 continuing pandemic, the next scheduled meeting is September 2, 2020. The PGCGS library, remains closed until further notice.
  • 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.