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Saturday, October 5
Hybrid Meet and Greet and Map Presentation  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
St Mary's County Memorial Library- Leonardtown
This will be our first hybrid meeting - both in person for first portion, and combined zoom and in person for 2nd part.
First part will be hands on in the Maryland Room where the SMCGSI resource collection in housed.  
Second part is presentation  Searching Historical Maps – Eric Benson, Geographic Information Systems Manager for St. Mary’s County, and Tim Benson, webmaster for the St. Mary’s County Historical and Genealogical Societies, will give a talk about historic map resources available for St. Mary’s County and will demonstrate the new Interactive History Map available on the St. Mary’s County website.  This online, interactive map gives the ability to overlay dozens of historical maps and images of the county over top of current maps and imagery and then seamlessly pan between new and old to see how places have changed over time.  It also allows viewing of historic trust sites, historic districts, historic hundreds and election district boundaries, and facilitates searching for indexed historic place names.  This will become an invaluable resource to many researchers or just the curious.

Monday, October 28
Finding Swedish Ancestors  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Member Tim Benson will present his research of his great-grandparents who came to the US from Sweden in 1890.  As part of the presentation, he
will give a primer on Swedish church records, an amazing free, online resource that documents the entire Swedish population from birth to
death for 300 years.  He will chronicle his great-grandparent’s movements from small town Sweden to the capital of Stockholm, and finally their emigration to Kansas City where they ran a bakery for years.

Monday, November 25
AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Thomas MacEntee will present AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead? Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic but the technology has been around for years.  Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience.  

Monday, January 27, 2025
Researching Maryland Land Records  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Rachel Frazier of the Maryland State Archives will provide information on researching Maryland Land Records through deeds.  She will also address equity records, probate records, and even Provincial Court records, as other ways to find clues about land records.

Monday, March 24, 2025
DNA Research  (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM meeting
Tom McCarrier, will give an overview of using DNA as a tool for genealogy research. He will also tell of new DNA testing company features or third party tools that were announced at RootsTech 2025. Tom is co-chair of the DNA Special Interest Group of th Anne Arundel County Genealogy Society.