Welcome to our PGCGS website; glad you came by!
Feel free to browse the website for the Prince George's County Genealogical Society. 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.
Some Membership Rates to Increase August 1
Due to repeated increases in printing and mailing costs, we unfortunately find it necessary to raise membership rates for those who get a printed and mailed Bulletin. The new rate schedule for these memberships is outlined below. New membership rates go into effect on August 1, 2022. You may renew at the old rate until then. You may also renew by choosing to receive a digital newsletter for $20 (individual) or $25 (family).
Individual memberships with printed newsletter: $30
Family membership with printed newsletter: $35
Institutional membership with printed newsletter $30
**NO CHANGE IN RATES IF YOU RECEIVE A DIGITAL NEWSLETTER.**
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
Visit our library soon
Our librarians are eager to show you around our newly redecorated library, located 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.
Our meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of all months except January, July, and August. Meetings will be virtual through June 2022. Check this site for updates on meeting locations. Members will receive an invitation to all virtual meetings shortly before the date of the meeting. Visitors may request an invitation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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