Sharon Hodges

A professional genealogist, teacher and lecturer, Sharon has been involved in genealogical research for over 25 years. She is the author of several articles for the NGS Magazine and has presented tracts for the Virginia Genealogy Society Annual Spring Conference, National Genealogical Society, Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Conference, Genealogical Society of New Jersey Annual Conference, the Fairfax (VA) Genealogical Conference, and the 31st Annual Jewish Genealogy Conference as well as being a speaker at monthly meetings for various genealogical societies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
 
 In 1997, Sharon completed the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course for which she was a grader for almost ten years, is a 2000 graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research, where she presented a lecture in 2010, and a frequent guest on Tracing Your Family Roots. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Genealogical Society and Past President of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. In addition, Sharon is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Fairfax (VA) Genealogical Society, Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia, Genealogical Society of New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, and numerous New Jersey genealogical organizations. Sharon specializes in Northern New Jersey, District of Columbia, Southern Maryland, and Northern Virginia research. 
 
Friday, 31 March 2017
Maryland: The Old Line State – Sharon Hodges
1:30-2:30 p.m.
(F71) Maryland Research: 101.  A beginner’s overview of Maryland’s history.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
(F72) Colonial Immigration.  Maryland was populated, not only by settlers wishing to move to the colony, but also by those brought against their will.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
(F73) Visiting the Maryland Historical Society.  Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution founded in 1844. Learn about its sizeable collection of books, journals, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, prints, oral histories, and microfilm.
7:00-8:00 p.m.
(F74) Other Repositories in the State of Maryland.  There are more repositories that should be explored besides the Maryland State Archives, Enoch Pratt Library, and the Maryland Historical Society.