Welcome to our PGCGS website; glad you came by!

We are folks interested in researching our family history and we would love to help you with yours, whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher.  Many of us, but not all, have ancestors from Prince George's County, Maryland.  Our meetings offer education in general and specific aspects of genealogical research.  Our library focuses on resources for Prince George's County, though we also have resources for a number of other states, mostly those in the Eastern part of the country.  The Bulletin, our quarterly newsletter, has articles of local interest as well as some for Maryland and also pieces of general interest.  Our membership spans the country, from Maryland to California.  We would love to have you join us.  Feel free to browse the website for the Prince George's County Genealogical Society.  For more information on our website, visit the Webmaster's Message.

Benefits of membership

Membership is open to all individuals, families, or institutions interested in researching their ancestors or sharing information with others with similar interests.  Student memberships are available at reduced cost to foster an interest in genealogy among our younger generations.
  • Notification of our regular meetings (9 months of the year) and access to handouts (when permissable by speakers)
  • Participation in our Surname database for anonymous contact from others with similar interests
  • Online access to The Bulletin, its indexes and archives
  • Discounts on publications we sell
  • Check-out privileges at our library
  • Access to files and data on our Members Only page (content may change)
  • Volunteer opportunities to donate your time and expertise to fostering our mission of sharing skills in family history research
  • Camaraderie of others involved in this fascinating hobby
To view a sample of our newsletter, click here.  To view the 53-Year Subject Index to our newsletter, click here.  Note that the volume 54 index is in process.

Visit our library soon

Our librarians are eager to show you around our newly redecorated library, located in a ranch-style house at 12219 Tulip Grove Drive, Bowie, MD 20715.  We are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays (except 10 to 2 on the first Wednesday of each month) and on Saturdays by appointment.  We can help you get started in your genealogical research.  Click on our Library/Archive tab to search our catalogue.  We have over 6,500 volumes, numerous maps, family files, internet access, a copy machine, and helpful, knowledgeable librarians to guide you.  Also, comfy chairs.
Members may check out books in person or via USPS with the payment of two-way postage. 
Questions?  Call (301) 262-2063 on Wednesdays, or email library@pgcgs.org.
Directions to our library:
From Route 50 & Route 197:  Go north on Route 197 for about 1.5 miles; turn right at light at Tulip Grove Dr.  Follow to 12219, on the right, just after Belair Mansion, and next to a parking lot where you may park (keep going on Tulip Grove, turn right at stop sign, right into parking lot).  Note:  our library is in a 1960s ranch-style residence-type structure, not a commercial building.  There's a sign in the front lawn.  Limited Handicap Parking (one space) in our driveway with easy walk to entrance.


Our meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of all months except January, July, and August.  Check our Events page for updates on meeting locations, dates and topics.  Members will receive an invitation to all virtual meetings shortly before the date of the meeting.  Visitors may request an invitation by emailing president@pgcgs.org.

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Upcoming Events
September 4, 2024
7:00 pm
A Time Traveler's Guide to your Ancestors' World
Join us at our library* in Bowie, MD as we open our 2024-2025 program year.  Our Vice President Heather Olsen will speak about learning and ...

October 2, 2024
7:00 pm
Autosomal DNA Tests and Tools
Andy Hochreiter has over 15 years of experience in using DNA testing in genealogy research and is a teacher and frequent speaker on genealogy and ...