Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society
Genealogy Resources and Repositories
Below are categories of links to key genealogy resources and repositories, with a particular emphasis on Maryland.
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The web site of MGS Board member Debra Hoffman includes a blog and helpful links for German and Maryland genealogy.
Edward Arthur presents his family history beginning with immigrant John Pierce Arthur who arrived in the US in 1846. He died seven years later but left a family whose descendants are still in Maryland. Additionally, Ed presents information about Thomas Cashen of Ireland who had several children that settled in Baltimore.
This site includes many identified photographs of residents of Baltimore City mostly taken by Baltimore photographic studios. There are also helps for collecting, preserving and dating photographs. The site was created by the late Gary Ruppert.
In addition to information on ancestors and descendants of Dunnock, Johnson, MacNamara, Insley, and Todd families, all of whom came directly to Maryland from Great Britain in the 17th-century, this excellent site has a lot of useful research information regarding the Eastern Shore and particularly Dorchester County.
Past MGS Board Member Malissa Ruffner's blog highlights discoveries from her personal genealogy, including research on the Offutt and Dukes families of Maryland. She also discusses other aspects of her continued genealogical education, including her volunteer work at the Baltimore City Archives. Entries for 30 January 2012 and 14 February 2012 give detailed information about research at that repository.
This site offers references to in-print biographical write-ups of Marylanders. As of July 2022, it cites information on some 41,000 people. Links to online versions of the write-ups are included when possible, and full texts of some write-ups are also included. The references are drawn from more than 200 sources.
The web site of past MGS Board Member Victoria Kinnear includes information on her Maryland ancestors.
James Pentland was born in Northern Ireland in 1820, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1832 and arrived in Baltimore City in the 1840s where he established a thriving Florist and Horticultural business. This family was of Scots-Irish descent with branches in Canada and roots in the Presbyterian church. Other families include: Brown, Finnigan, McWatters, Polley and Reese.
The family of William Petticoate has its roots in Anne Arundel County in the 1660s or earlier. This Web site traces descendants into the late 19th century. The family surname is variously spelled Petticoate, Petticourt, Petticoarte, Peddicord, etc. The family migrated from Anne Arundel to Baltimore County and other geogrphic sites.
This blog by genealogist Robyn Smith is designed to highlight genealogy skill building and explore the many challenges of slavery and slave research. The site includes African-American genealogy articles and resources for researching slavery. Several of her own family lines from Maryland are featured in her research examples.
Joseph Ruppert emigrated to Baltimore City in 1837 from Germany. This site describes his family and business in mid-19th-century Baltimore. Other families discussed include: Buchheimer, Brown, Dannenfelser Eisenach, Geiger, Holdefer, Hubner and Weitzel.
Timothy Tracey is an early 17th century immigrant to Saint Mary's County arriving about 1673. Some of his descendants are described and potential links to other Maryland Tracey families are discussed at Lee Garlock's Web site.
Johannes Westphalen and his son immigrated from Westfalen to Baltimore in 1869 when they anglicized their names to John Westphale Sr and Jr. Explore the American and German descendants and ancestors of this Catholic family. Associated lines include: Becker, Lautze, Schmidt, Stinner, Wostefeldt and others.