Maryland Genealogical Society
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Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties in Western Maryland have a rich and diverse history. This site features photos and short narratives of local African American life.
Not far from Baltimore's Inner Harbor lie treasures in history, art, and culture, such as the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum - the nation's first wax museum of African American history - and resources associated with jazz legends like Eubie Blake and contemporary performers like Donte Winslow. Learn more with the African American Heritage and Attractions Guide.
The Baltimore Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Agnes Kane Callum Chapter – is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging study and research in history and genealogy. Membership is open to Americans of all ethnic groups and focuses on those with particular interest in African-Americans. The Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society, Inc. has been active in the Washington, DC area since 1977 and in 1989 the Baltimore Chapter was chartered.
The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, is dedicated to preserving Maryland's African American heritage and serves as the state's official repository of African American material culture.
This site contains the Manor House Ledger (1771-1790) of Majors Choice of Calvert County as well as indices of free men, women and slaves.
Maintained by the Maryland State Archives, this web site includes: a searchable database of primary sources including newspapers, court records, etc.; interactive maps to help in locating property owners and slave owners; biographies; and case studies.
This site features selected historic sites in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties that reflect the rich culture and heritage of African Americans.
Mapping the Freedman’s Bureau is devoted to helping researchers put their ancestors back on the historical landscape where they lived. The site is devoted to mapping the many places that affected the newly freed survivors of slavery. Research guidance also is available on using Freedman's Bureau records, including for Maryland.
The site allows you to explore kinship and family networks of multigenerational black, white, and mixed families of early Washington, D.C. (portions of which originally were part of Maryland). These networks have been created using information derived from court records, as well as genealogical research. Because of the importance of kinship and family in matters of freedom, the petition for freedom case files in particular often contain genealogical information for the black and white families involved in these suits.
The Prince George's County, Maryland Chapter of AAHGS was organized in July 1994 and chartered 28 April 1995. The objectives are to promote Black History in Prince George's County, to encourage the historical and genealogical studies of African Americans currently residing in the county, and to support the goals and objectives of the national society. To reach these objectives, AAHGS-PGCM conducts activities such as: workshops, speaker forums, discussion groups, onsite research, speakers bureau, exhibits, and networking.
The museum seeks to be the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state's earliest history to the present and the future.