Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Research Services

The Maryland Genealogical Society offers a limited research service to members and non-members.
Specific inquiries regarding Maryland ancestors will be researched in the Society’s files and among selected sources in the collections of the Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Historical Society Library, including Maryland probate and land records, marriage and death records, church records, censuses, newspapers, family histories, and a variety of other published and unpublished sources.  The sources consulted will be tailored to the individual inquiry.  The service is limited in its scope, and is not intended to duplicate the work of a professional genealogist.
The research fee, payable in advance, is $20.00 per hour for members of the Maryland Genealogical Society, $30.00 per hour for non-members, and does not include the cost of any copies of documents which you may request.  The Society cannot guarantee that a search will be successful, and the research fee is not refundable. 
Inquiries should provide as much detail as possible regarding names, dates and places, and should indicate what sources have already been examined.  Please indicate the specific questions which you would like to have us research.
Click the button below to pay with PayPal or mail your check or money order for the number of hours of research requested, payable to Maryland Genealogical Society, to Maryland Genealogical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  Allow six to eight weeks for a reply.
Hourly Rate for Research
Inquiries about the research service may be sent by e-mail to: