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 Baltimore City Archives - in conjunction with the Maryland State Archives - is the central depository for government records of permanent value for the city of Baltimore.
This is the area of the beginning of Prince George's County. "The first session of Prince George's County Court was held in St. Paul's Church in Charles Town on April 23, 1696".
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.
The Crisfield Heritage Foundation is committed to preserve the heritage of Crisfield and its environs, to educate the public concerning this heritage, and to provide local information thus serving as the central hub around which tourism in the Crisfield area revolves.
The purpose of this organization is to provide genealogical information for this county. There is a large obituary collection along with Bible records, probate, chancery, marriages, deaths, military, church records, etc available.
This site attempts to reconstruct a family tree of early British Colonial Settlers [pre 1776] of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties along the Potomac and Rappahannock River Valleys.
The Nabb Center library contains books, serials, archival and artifact collections relating to United States history, the greater Chesapeake region and the Delmarva Peninsula. The extensive primary and secondary regional archival collection contains family histories, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, ledgers, diaries, local business and organizational records, maps, newspapers, land surveys, oral histories and rare books. Included in our microfilm collection are governmental and church records pertaining mainly to Somerset, Worcester, Dorchester and Wicomico counties in Maryland; Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia; and Sussex County in Delaware.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. Dating back to its opening in 1934, the Maryland Department is responsible for a collection of materials relating to the history, economics, social conditions, literature and the arts and all aspects of the development and status of Maryland and its citizens.
Begun in 1860, the library collection contains over 300,000 volumes largely from the 18th and 19th centuries. Notable collection strengths are archaeology, British art and architecture, British and American history, biography, English and American literature, Romance languages and literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography, and exploration and travel including a large map collection.
This site focuses principally on mapping of early patents and land grants in central Maryland, and also provides additional Maryland genealogy research aids, including search aids for Baltimore City and Baltimore County records.
Annapolis, a museum without walls.
This consortium of information professionals in Maryland maintains a list of links to state and local repositories that have collections relating to the history and culture of Maryland.
This list is maintained as part of the state government's official Maryland Manual On-Line.
Subject guides provide overviews of the holdings of the Maryland Center for History and Culture's library for each Maryland county. Detailed information about most of the materials listed in these guides can be found through the library's catalog..
This website of early Frederick County (& surrounding counties).includes Equity Court abstracts (many times revealing families from decedents without a Will), early maps, cemeteries, news clips, African American data, research aids and more.
While a Northern Virginia organization, the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, Inc. offers programs and information of interest to Maryland researchers.
Peerless Rockville is an award-winning nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1974 to preserve buildings, objects and information important to Rockville's heritage. Peerless Rockville advances its goals through education, example, advocacy, and community involvement. Peerless Rockville takes its name from a real estate promotional booklet published in 1890 to interest city-dwellers in the new Rockville subdivision of West End Park.
The Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) was founded by the College of Southern Maryland in 1976 in order to provide a central location for research on this historically important region. Students, historians, genealogists, and community members use SMSC's resources to study the culture and development of Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's, and southern areas of Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. Visitors will find a variety of materials for historical, cultural, and genealogical research.
The Special Collections Department collects resources related to the making of the modern city of Baltimore. The collections document the built environment, civic groups, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations from 20th century Baltimore City. Among the holdings are oral histories, photographs, architectural plans, and the papers of prominent Baltimore citizens.
In addition to a downloadable guide to genealogical research in Washington County, the library's web site includes extensive digitized records and links.
Western Maryland Regional Library shares the history found in the libraries, historical societies and homes throughout Western Maryland.