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Maryland Genealogy Resources

  • Archives of Maryland: 1836-1969.

  • Archives of Maryland Online. The ongoing Maryland State Archives publication series, Archives of Maryland Online, currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Online access enables users to research such topics as Maryland's constitutions and constitutional conventions' proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, and military records. This project allows the Archives to place into electronic form and preserve for future generations records that are scattered among a number of repositories and that often exist only on rapidly disintegrating paper.
     
  • Bowie, Effie Gwynn. Across the Years in Prince George's County: A Biographical History of Some Prince George's County, Maryland and Allied Families. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006, 1947.
     
  • Boyd, Thomas H.S. The History of Montgomery County, Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006, 1879.

  • Colling, Joyce. Sources of Genealogical Help in Maryland. Burbank [Calif.]: Southern California Genealogical Society, 1980.
     
  • Doliante, Sharon J. Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families (Families of Bacon, Beall, Beasley, Cheny, Duckett, Dunbard, Ellyson, Elmore, Graves, Heydon, Howard, Jacob, Morris, Nuthall, Odell, Peerce, Reeder, Ridgley, Prather, Sprigg, Wesson, Williams, and Collateral Kin. 1 volume bound in 2. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2206, 1991.
     
  • Fogle, Patricia A. Every-Name Index for the Two Volumes of History of Frederick County, Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008, 2002.

  • Giannini, Diane L. "Locating the First Courthouse of Charles County, Maryland." NGS Magazine 34, 4 (October-December 2008): 28-31.
     
  • Hageness, MarLee Beatty. All Saints Church (Anglican) Records, 1816-1863, Frederick County, Maryland; Births, Marriages, Deaths, Burials & Tombstone Inscriptions, Maryland Historical Society. Anniston, Alabama: The author, 1994.
     
  • Hall, Robert.  Early Landowners of Maryland, Volume 2: Prince George's County 1650-1710. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.
     
  • Hall, Robert W. and Sandy Hall. Early Landowners of Maryland, Volume 3: Calvert County 1640-1710. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2005.
     
  • Hall, Robert W. Early Landowners of Maryland, Volume 4: Charles County 1640-1710. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.
     
  • Handley's Eastern Shore Maryland Genealogy Project.

  • Heisey, John W. Maryland Research Guide. Indianapolis, IN. (P.O. Box 39128, Indianapolis 46239): Heritage House, 1986. 
     
  • Immigrant Communities in Maryland.

  • Kaminkow, Marion J. Maryland A to Z: A Topographical Dictionary. Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.: Magna Carta Book Co, 1985.

  • Maryland, Baltimore Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1954-1957. This collection contains passenger and crew lists of airplanes from 1954-1957. It corresponds with NARA Publication M1477: Passenger and crew lists of vessels and airplanes arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, Dec 1954-May 1957. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948. Images of passenger arrivals in Baltimore, Maryland. This collection contains records from three NARA publications: M255: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891; M596: Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869 and T844: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, MD, 1891-1948. Images are being added as they become available. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Maryland. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Maryland. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M321. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Maryland. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M384. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Maryland. FamilySearch.
     
  • Maryland Genealogy Resources. MD Genealogy.com
     
  • Maryland GenWeb Project.

  • Maryland Historical Society. Maryland Genealogy. 2 vols. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008, 1980.

  • Maryland Marriages 1666-1970. Name index to marriage records from the state of Maryland. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland, Naturalization Indexes, 1797-1951. Collection of six separate alphabetic indexes to naturalization petitions filed in the U.S. Circuit and District courts of Maryland from 1797 to 1951. Each index comprises a specific time period. 1797-1906, Oct 1906-Apr 1915, Apr 1915-Apr 1920, Apr 1920-Oct 1925, Nov 1925-Dec 1951, and the sixth is an index to aliens who joined the U.S. military between May 1918 and Apr 1923. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland, Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1931. Naturalization petitions filed in the U.S. District Court for the district of Maryland. Approximately 13,800 petitions. Also includes certificates of arrival, oaths of allegiance, and declarations of intention to naturalize. NARA publication M1640: Naturalization Petitions of the US District Court for the District of Maryland, 1906-1930. Index provided by Fold3.com. FamilySearch.

  • Maryland, Probate Estate & Guardianship Files 1796-1940 – Name index and images of probate estate files from the Register of Wills office in the county courthouse. Currently, the following counties are represented in this collection: Caroline (1838-1940), Cecil (1851-1940), Prince George’s (1796-1940), and Queen Anne’s (1833-1940), and portions of Calvert (1882-1940). FamilySearch.

  • Maryland Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983 – Imaged Records – Browsable Digital images (currently unindexed) from court records at the Register of Wills in Maryland. Includes the following counties: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Prince George’s, and Queen Anne’s. FamilySearch.
     
  • Maryland State Archives.
     
  • Maryland State Archives Census Indexes. Created and maintained by the Maryland state archives, this site allows searches of four different historical Maryland censuses.

  • Maryland State Archives: Newspapers. Sporadic coverage of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
     
  • Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. Baltimore: Museum & Library of Maryland History, Maryland Historical Society, 1992.

  • O'Rourke, Timothy J. Catholic Families of Southern Maryland: Records of Catholic Residents of St. Mary's County in the Eighteenth Century. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008, 1981.
     
  • Peden, Henry C., Jr. and Veronica Clarke Peden. Cecil County, Maryland Marriages References 1674-1824. Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2008.

  • Peden, Henry C., and Mary Keysor Meyer. A Guide to Genealogical Research in Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 2001.

  • Peden, Henry C. Inhabitants of Cecil County, Maryland 1774-1800. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.
     
  • Peden, Henry C. Jr. Maryland Bible Records. Volume 5: Harford, Baltimore & Carroll Counties. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.
     
  • Peden, Henry C. More Marylanders to Ohio and Indiana: Migration Prior to 1835. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.
     
  • Ruppert, Gary B. Obstetrical Casebooks of Dr. Ferdinand E. Chatard: An Alternative Genealogical Resource for Baltimore City, Maryland, 1829-1883. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007. Resource for 5,000 birth records.
     
  • Russell, George Ely and Donna Valley Russell, editors. The Ark and the Dove Adventurers. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005. 1633 Maryland colonists. Includes compiled genealogies of their descendants to the fifth generation.

  • Schweitzer, George Keene. Maryland Genealogical Research. [Maryland?]: G.K. Schweitzer, 1991.  Has 1,246 sources for tracing your Maryland Ancestors along with detailed instructions for using them.

  • Shawker, Patricia O'Brien. Research in Maryland. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2007.
     
  • Skinner, V. L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Baltimore, Md: Clearfield Co, 2004.

  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume 1: 1658-1675. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc.,  2006, 2004. 17th-century Maryland probate records
     
  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume 3: 1675-1677 & 1703-1704. Libers: 7, 8A, 8B, and 9A (1-371). Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006.
     
  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume IV: 1677-1682, 1702-1704. Libers: 9A (372-524), 9B, 10, 11, 12A, 12B Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc.,  2006. 17th-century Maryland probate records
     
  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume VI: 1686-1689, 1692-1693. Libers: 13 (433-519), 14, 14A, 15A. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006.
     
  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume VII: 1693-1697. Libers 15B, 15C, 16. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006.

  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume IX: 1700-1703. Libers 18B, 19A. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2007.

  • Skinner, V.L. Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Vol. X: 1704-1707, Libers 19B, 19C. Baltimore Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2007.

  • Skinner, V.L  Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume XI, 1703-1704, 1708-1709 Libers 20, 21 (pp. 1-206). Baltimore, Maryland, Clearfield Company, Inc., 2007.

  • Skinner, V.L  Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume XII, 1709-1712 Libers 21 (pp. 207-347). Baltimore, Maryland, Clearfield Company, Inc., 2008.

  • Skinner, V.L  Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume XVI, 1721-1724 Libers 25 (pp. 88-135) 25, 27 (pp. 1-140). Baltimore, Maryland, Clearfield Company, Inc., 2008.

  • Skinner, V.L  Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume XI, 1724-1727 Libers 27 (pp. 141-402) 28 (pp. 1-1010. Baltimore, Maryland, Clearfield Company, Inc., 2008.

  • Tracey, Grace L. and John P. Dern. Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland 1721-1743. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006, 1987.

  • United States, and Bettie Stirling Carothers. Census of Maryland, 1776. 1989.
     
  • Weisner, Frederick Sheely. Marriages & Burials from Frederick, MD Evangelical Lutheran Church. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1972.
     
  • Weiser, Frederick Sheely. Records of Marriages and Burials in the Monocacy Church in Frederick County, Maryland, and in the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in the City of Frederick, Maryland, 1743-1811. Washington, National Genealogical Society, 1972.

  • Williams, T.J.C. and Folger McKinsey. History of Frederick County, Maryland. 2 vols. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008, 1910.
     
  • Wright, F. Edward, compiler. Citizens of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1659-1750. Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1986. Listings of taxables, petitioners, bounty recipients, overseers of roads, militiamen, cattle mark registrants, charity cases, persons reimbursed by the court and persons fined.
     
  • Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1801-1824. Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1986.

  • Wright, F. Edward. Sketches of Maryland Eastern Shoremen: Genealogical Extracts Reprinted from Portrait and Biographical Record of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Westminster, Md. (Rear 63 East Main St., Westminster 21157): Family Line Publications, 1994.

  • Wright, F. Edward. Western Maryland Newspaper Abstracts: A Compilation of Items Taken fromt he Available Newspapers of Hagerstown and Frederick. 2 volumes. Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1985.