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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Maryland|Maryland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Charles_County,_Maryland|Charles County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Maryland|Maryland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Charles_County,_Maryland|Charles County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Charles County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Charles County  
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1658
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| founded date = 13 April
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| seat = [[La Plata, Maryland|La Plata]]  
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| building address = Charles County Courthouse<br> P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box&nbsp; B<br>200 Baltimore Street<br>La Plata, MD 20646<br>Phone: 301-645-0550<br>[http://www.charlescountymd.gov/  '''Charles County Website'''] }}
  
== [http://www.charlescounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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== [http://www.charlescounty.org/ Charles County Maryland &nbsp;Courthouse]  ==
  
 
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}&nbsp;<br>[http://www.charlescountymd.gov/ Charles County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box&nbsp; B<br>200 Baltimore Street<br>La Plata, MD 20646<br>Phone: 301-645-0550<br>&nbsp;<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1865;<br>divorce and court records from 1796; Register of Wills<br>has probate records; State Hall of Records, Annapolis,<br>Maryland has land records from 1658<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles, Maryland page 317, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br><br>&nbsp;<br>Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage records from 1865; divorce and court records from 1796. <br>Register of Wills has probate records. <br>State Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland has land records from 1658.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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== Charles County Maryland History  ==
  
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*Named for Charles Calvert, third Lord Baltimore.
 
*Named for Charles Calvert, third Lord Baltimore.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps"] (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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For a list of record loss in Maryland counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-counties.html#courthouse Maryland Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
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== Charles County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*La Plata
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/La_Plata,_Maryland La Plata]
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]] | [[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]] | [[St. Mary's County, Maryland|St. Mary's]] | '''Virginia''' counties: [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]] | [[King George County, Virginia|King George]] | [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]] | [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]] | [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]
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[[Image:Mdcharles.jpg|right|600px|Mdcharles.jpg]] '''Maryland''' counties:  
  
== Resources  ==
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*[[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]]
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*[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]
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*[[St. Mary's County, Maryland|St. Mary's]]
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'''Virginia''' counties:
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*[[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]
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*[[King George County, Virginia|King George]]
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*[[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]
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*[[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]
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*[[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]
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== Charles County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} [[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 <br>page 85 - New Saint Peters Cemetery<br>page 97 - Old Saint Peters Cemetery<br>Vol. 24 - page 100 - Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery  
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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Vol. 21  
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page 85 - New Saint Peters Cemetery
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page 97 - Old Saint Peters Cemetery
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Vol. 24 - page 100 - Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. ''Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources''. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams &amp; Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=69UUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
 
*Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. ''Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources''. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams &amp; Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=69UUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
  
Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. {{Census|Maryland}}  
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Federal Census reports available 1790-1940 including slave and veterans schedules. {{Census|Maryland}}  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*'''[A'Gambra]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
 
*'''[A'Gambra]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
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*'''[Addison]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
 
*'''[Baptista]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
 
*'''[Baptista]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
 
*'''[Boarman]''' Thomas, C.F. and Emily Emerson Lentz. ''The Boarmans''. Washington, D.C.: C.F. Thomas, 1934. {{FHL|127051|item|disp=FHL Film 1011838 Item 5}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Boarman]''' Thomas, C.F. and Emily Emerson Lentz. ''The Boarmans''. Washington, D.C.: C.F. Thomas, 1934. {{FHL|127051|item|disp=FHL Film 1011838 Item 5}}.<br>  
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*'''[Boughton]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
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*'''[Brown]''' Horner, Frederick. ''The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants''. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. {{FHL|227057|item|disp=FHL Film 1550788 Item 7}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=zXA2AAAAMAAJ Google Books] - free and [http://archive.org/details/historyblairban00horngoog Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Brown]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
 
*'''[Brown]''' Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. ''The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland''. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. {{FHL|1015765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M381cm}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Brown]''' Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. ''The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland''. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. {{FHL|1015765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M381cm}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Burford]''' Lomax, E.L. ''Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax''. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofvirgi00loma Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Burford]''' Lomax, E.L. ''Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax''. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofvirgi00loma Internet Archive] - free.  
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*'''[Compton]''' King, Larry. ''Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families''. Manchester, Tenn.: King, 1976. {{FHL|1500|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 K58ki}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Compton]''' King, Larry. ''Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families''. Manchester, Tenn.: King, 1976. {{FHL|1500|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 K58ki}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Covert]''' King, George Harrison Sanford. "Maryland Coverts Become Virginia Colverts, Colberts and Calverts," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):3-10; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):65-70. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 14 (1970)}}.  
 
*'''[Covert]''' King, George Harrison Sanford. "Maryland Coverts Become Virginia Colverts, Colberts and Calverts," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):3-10; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):65-70. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 14 (1970)}}.  
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*'''[Doughty]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Douglass]''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct. 1973):193-202; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):45-51. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 49}}  
 
*'''[Douglass]''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct. 1973):193-202; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):45-51. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 49}}  
 
*'''[Douglass]''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland: Some Further Observations," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):76-78. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 53}}  
 
*'''[Douglass]''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland: Some Further Observations," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):76-78. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 53}}  
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*'''[Eaton]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Fernando]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
 
*'''[Fernando]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
 
*'''[Forbes]''' Gordon, John Steele. "Who Was the Wife of James Forbes, Member of the Continental Congress from Maryland?," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 2001):29-35. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
 
*'''[Forbes]''' Gordon, John Steele. "Who Was the Wife of James Forbes, Member of the Continental Congress from Maryland?," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 2001):29-35. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}  
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*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Stonestreet]''' Newman, Harry Wright. ''Stonestreet Family of Maryland, 1538-1958''. Typescript, 1953. {{FHL|26644|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6019079}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Stonestreet]''' Newman, Harry Wright. ''Stonestreet Family of Maryland, 1538-1958''. Typescript, 1953. {{FHL|26644|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6019079}}.<br>  
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*'''[Stonestreet]''' Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Stonestreet of Birchden, Withyham, East Sussex, and of "Birchden" in Charles County, Maryland, with His Posterity Down to the Sixth Generation.'' Akron, Ohio: W. Skidmore, 1983. {{FHL|186056|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St72sw}}.
 
*'''[Story]''' Thompson, Neil D. "Walter Story of Charles County, Maryland, Father and Son," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):147-150. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 51}}  
 
*'''[Story]''' Thompson, Neil D. "Walter Story of Charles County, Maryland, Father and Son," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):147-150. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 51}}  
 
*'''[Swann]''' Joy, Charles Austin. "Descendants of Jonathan Swann of Charles County, Maryland, and Caroline County, Virginia," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 70 (1982):271-281.  
 
*'''[Swann]''' Joy, Charles Austin. "Descendants of Jonathan Swann of Charles County, Maryland, and Caroline County, Virginia," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 70 (1982):271-281.  
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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[[Image:Charles County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Charles County Boundary Map.jpg]]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
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Other Charles County immigration resources include:  
 
Other Charles County immigration resources include:  
  
*[http://www.immigrantservants.com/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Charles&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Charles County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
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*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Charles&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Charles County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}
 
  
 
*Charles County newspapers are identified in [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/dsp_county.cfm "Guide to Maryland Newspapers,"] available online, courtesy: [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/index.cfm Special Collections, Maryland State Archives].
 
*Charles County newspapers are identified in [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/dsp_county.cfm "Guide to Maryland Newspapers,"] available online, courtesy: [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/index.cfm Special Collections, Maryland State Archives].
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
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*'''[1642-1673]''' Rent Rolls Index, Charles County, Maryland 1642-1673. Digital version at [http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/land.htm The USGenWeb Archives] - free.
 
*'''[1678, 1681]''' 1678 and 1681 Charles County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].  
 
*'''[1678, 1681]''' 1678 and 1681 Charles County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].  
 
*'''[1733]''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/charles/tax/ 1733 Charles County Tax Lists], available online, courtesy: [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ The Combs-Coombs &amp;c. Research Group].  
 
*'''[1733]''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/charles/tax/ 1733 Charles County Tax Lists], available online, courtesy: [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ The Combs-Coombs &amp;c. Research Group].  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''''Marriage'''''
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list Maryland Marriage References] by Robert Barnes - free.
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
 
'''''Death'''''  
 
'''''Death'''''  
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*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
 
*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Charles County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[White Plains Maryland Family History Center]]
 
*[[White Plains Maryland Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Charles County Maryland Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/charles-county/ Charles County, MD History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/charles/ The Charles County MD GenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/charles/ The Charles County MD GenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Charles Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Charles Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County. (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Charles|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Charles County
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*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Charles|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Charles County
 
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Latest revision as of 11:43, 23 November 2014

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Maryland  Gotoarrow.png  Charles County

Guide to Charles County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Charles County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Charles County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 13 April, 1658
County Seat La Plata
Courthouse
Address Charles County Courthouse
P O Box  B
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301-645-0550
Charles County Website



Contents

Charles County Maryland  Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Charles County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1898 1775 1658 1665



 
Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage records from 1865; divorce and court records from 1796.
Register of Wills has probate records.
State Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland has land records from 1658.[1]

Charles County Maryland History

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  • Named for Charles Calvert, third Lord Baltimore.

Parent County

  • Created 13 April 1658 from Colonial lands by the order in Council, likely much of remaining portion of old Charles County that was created 1650 and dissolved 1653.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps" (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Maryland counties see: Maryland Counties with Burned Courthouses

Charles County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Indian Head
  • Port Tobacco Village
Census Districts
  • Bennsville
  • Bryans Road
  • Hughesville
  • Potomac Heights
  • Saint Charles
  • Waldorf

Communities

  • Bel Alton
  • Benedict
  • Bryantown
  • Cobb Island
  • Dentsville
  • Faulkner
  • Ironsides
  • Issue
  • Malcolm
  • Marbury
  • Morgantown
  • Mount Victoria
  • Nanjemoy
  • Newburg
  • Pisgah
  • Pomfret
  • Popes Creek
  • Pomonkey
  • Ripley
  • Rison
  • Rock Point
  • Swan Point
  • Welcome
  • White Plains

Neighboring Counties

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Maryland counties:

Virginia counties:

Charles County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 
page 85 - New Saint Peters Cemetery
page 97 - Old Saint Peters Cemetery
Vol. 24 - page 100 - Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery 

Census

"Constable's Census of Charles County, 1775-1778 (1800 Persons): Including Durham Parish; Benedict Hundred; Port Tobacco; West Hundred; Upper Hundred; East Hundred, Newport; Port Tobacco, Upper Hundred; Port Tobacco, Town Hundred; Port Tobacco, East Hundred; Pomonkey; Newport, West Hundred; William and Mary, Lower Hundred; Bryan Town Hundred," is available online, see pages 297-312 and index in:

  • Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at Google Books.

Federal Census reports available 1790-1940 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Charles County, Maryland census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Charles County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records from their collection have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also Durham Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Piccawaxen Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Port Tobacco Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Trinity Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also William and Mary Parish

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

Bibliography

  • [A'Gambra] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Addison] Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at Google Books; Internet Archive | Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online;Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • [Baptista] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Boarman] Thomas, C.F. and Emily Emerson Lentz. The Boarmans. Washington, D.C.: C.F. Thomas, 1934. FHL Film 1011838 Item 5.
  • [Boughton] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.
  • [Brown] Horner, Frederick. The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. FHL Film 1550788 Item 7; digital versions at Google Books - free and Internet Archive - free.
  • [Brown] Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at Google Books; Internet Archive | Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online;Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • [Brown] Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M381cm.
  • [Burford] Lomax, E.L. Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Chilton] Dorman, John Frederick. "The Chilton Families of Virginia and Maryland," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1967):71-78; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):121-125; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):167-174; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):15-18; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1968):83-86; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):109-113; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):169-175; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969):32-36; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1969):65-71; Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1969):177-180; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):15-22; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):75-82; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):123-128; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):165-168; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1971):32-41; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):122-124; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):259-264; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):301-306; FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11-v. 16; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Compton] King, Larry. Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families. Manchester, Tenn.: King, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 K58ki.
  • [Covert] King, George Harrison Sanford. "Maryland Coverts Become Virginia Colverts, Colberts and Calverts," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):3-10; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):65-70. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 14 (1970).
  • [Doughty] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.
  • [Douglass] Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct. 1973):193-202; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):45-51. FHL 973 D25aga v. 49
  • [Douglass] Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland: Some Further Observations," The American Genealogist, Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):76-78. FHL 973 D25aga v. 53
  • [Eaton] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.
  • [Fernando] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Forbes] Gordon, John Steele. "Who Was the Wife of James Forbes, Member of the Continental Congress from Maryland?," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 2001):29-35. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Fowke] Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M381cm.
  • [Gambra] See A'Gambra.
  • [Glaze] Harris, Gale Ion. "John Glaze, Planter, of Charles County, Maryland: With Notes on Other Early Glaze Families in America," The Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2003):37-60.
  • [Hawley] Hawley, Laura. Hawley, Halley, Holley and Families of Similar Surnames Found in Early Records of England, Maryland and Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2003.
  • [Higdon] Coone, Lucille Barco and Robert S. Higdon. Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants. Rev. ed. Manassas, Va.: L.B. Coone, 1978. FHL Film 1307612 Item 1.
  • [Hoskins] Russell, George Ely. "Colonel Philip Hoskins (c1650-1718) of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar. 1963):26-31, 248. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 51
  • [Hoskins] "Colonel Philip Hoskins of Charles County, Maryland Addenda," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Dec. 1963):248. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 51.
  • [Lamar] Lamar, William Harmong, "Thomas Lamar of the Province of Maryland, and a Part of His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1897):203-210. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  • [Lewis] Cook, Michael L. "Major William Lewis," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):243-250. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 28 (1984).
  • [Lomax] Thompson, Neil D. "English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):153-156. FHL 973 D25aga v. 45
  • [Lumbrozo] Russell, George Ely. "Elizabeth (Wiles) (Lumbrozo) (Browne) Robinson of Charles Co., Maryland, 1662," The American Genealogist, Vol. 55 (1979):174-177. FHL 973 D25aga v. 55
  • [Lumbrozo] Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County, North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. FHL 973 D25aga v. 59
  • [Lumbrozo] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Mills] Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992).
  • [Render] Smith, Pearl O. Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R293s.
  • [Stonestreet] Newman, Harry Wright. Stonestreet Family of Maryland, 1538-1958. Typescript, 1953. FHL Fiche 6019079.
  • [Stonestreet] Skidmore, Warren. Thomas Stonestreet of Birchden, Withyham, East Sussex, and of "Birchden" in Charles County, Maryland, with His Posterity Down to the Sixth Generation. Akron, Ohio: W. Skidmore, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 St72sw.
  • [Story] Thompson, Neil D. "Walter Story of Charles County, Maryland, Father and Son," The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):147-150. FHL 973 D25aga v. 51
  • [Swann] Joy, Charles Austin. "Descendants of Jonathan Swann of Charles County, Maryland, and Caroline County, Virginia," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 70 (1982):271-281.
  • [Wheeler] Ball, Walter V. The Wheeler Family of Charles County, Maryland. Chevy Chase, Md.: W.V. Ball, 1966. FHL Book 929.273 W561b.

Gazetteers

Charles County Boundary Map.jpg
 

Immigration

The New Early Settlers of Maryland database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb's Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland." Available online, courtesy: Maryland State Archives.

Other Charles County immigration resources include:

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Charles County Deed Books (1658-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Charles County on page 127.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Charles County, p. 145. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage

Death

Charles County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Charles County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Charles County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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