Welcome to the St. Mary's County Genealogical Society, Inc. website. Our Society, a non-profit organization committed to the promotion and encouragement of genealogical and historical research, was established in 1977. Our mission is to encourage the preservation and maintenance of records of genealogical and historic interest in St. Mary's County, to promote their availability to the public, to maintain surname files, printed materials, and publications at local libraries for use by patrons, and to maintain liaison with and offer advice and assistance to local librarians regarding genealogy-related services. We believe in the importance of life-long learning and sharing our knowledge.
Our Society usually meets on the 4th Monday of every month (except for July and August) at 7:00 pm, at the St. Mary's County Memorial Library in Leonardtown, Maryland. Please check our program schedule on this website because holidays sometimes shift our schedule. Each meeting consists of a lecture or informative talk on a genealogical topic, as well as time to share discoveries, projects, brick walls and other items of interest. The St. Mary's County Genealogical Society is a collection of individuals, ranging from genealogy novices to experts, who have a passion for researching their ancestors – not just the statistics about them but the stories of their lives. Some of our members have roots in St. Mary's County going back hundreds of years, but for many of us, our research takes us throughout the United States and to many other nations.
Our Society's files and printed holdings are presently maintained in the reference room at the St. Mary's County Memorial Library in Leonardtown, Maryland. Inquire at the reference desk.
Our periodical, The Generator, is published four times annually. The Generator includes articles regarding the science of genealogy, publication of records of interest to persons researching St. Mary's County, and the society's schedule of events.
Whether you are a member of our Society or just visiting and browsing, we hope that you will find some useful information for your genealogical quest.
P. Wade Thompson,
President, St. Mary's County Genealogical Society Inc.