Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society


Maryland Minutes
Our next Maryland Minutes video is now posted! Using Sanborn Maps, presented by Barb Henry, can be viewed here. The Maryland Minutes webinar series features webinars about genealogical topics, sources, and research tips that are unique to Maryland.
In this presentation Barb identifies where to access Sanborn Maps for Maryland, how to read and understand them, why they are useful for genealogists, and some interesting ideas on how to use them to enhance your research.
You can also view our previous Maryland Minutes webinars, available in our Members Only section, here. These videos incude: 
  • Colonial Research in Maryland
  • Using Maryland State Archives Probate Records with FamilySearch
  • Baltimore City Marriage Index, 1851-1914.
As you view presentations, we encourage you to ask questions or post comments to our Facebook page. Check back there and on our website to find out when new Maryland Minutes videos will be posted, and get additional information about our overall webinar program, which will continue to grow.
Finally, if you have any ideas or requests for topics, or if you have knowledge of a Maryland-specific genealogy topic and would like to be a presenter, please contact MGS Vice President Heather O’Hara at

Introduction to Genealogy - With a Focus on Maryland
In January 2021, MGS partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) to present Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop, which provided participants with an introduction to genealogy - with an emphasis on Maryland research. Topics covered included getting started in genealogy, online genealogy, African American research, and DNA testing for genealogy. We're pleased to be able to make this workshop and associated handouts available on the MGS website.
Click here to view the webinar segment-by-segment or in its entirety and to access the webinar handouts.