Dorchester County, Maryland

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[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Dorchester County Deed Books (1669-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Free registration is required.)
  
 
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Revision as of 15:42, 20 May 2010

United States > Maryland > Dorchester County
Dorchester County, Maryland in green.

Contents

County Courthouse

Dorchester County Office Building
501 Court Lane
Cambridge, MD 21613

History

  • Named for Edward Sackville, the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calvert family.

Parent County

  • Created 27 May 1668 from Colonial lands.

Boundary Changes

  • 15 June 1773, Caroline County was set off.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

City
  • Cambridge
Towns
  • Brookview
  • Church Creek
  • East New Market
  • Eldorado
  • Galestown
  • Hurlock
  • Secretary
  • Vienna
Communities
  • Algonquin
  • Bishops Head-Toddville
  • Crapo
  • Crocheron
  • Elliott-Salem
  • Fishing Creek
  • Hoopersville
  • Linkwood
  • Madison-Woolford
  • Rhodesdale
  • Taylors Island
  • Wingate

Neighboring Counties

Calvert| Caroline| St. Mary's| Somerset| Talbot| Wicomico| Deleware Counties: Sussex

Resources

Cemeteries

Dorchester County cemetery transcriptions in the US Genweb Project and other sources.  http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/md/dorchester.html

Census

  • 1776 Transcription and Index
  • 1778
  • 1790
  • 1800
  • 1810
  • 1820
  • 1830
  • 1840
  • 1850
  • 1850 Slave
  • 1860
  • 1860 Slave
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Dorchester County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.

Court

Family Histories

  • [Wright] Wright, Charles W. The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at FHL; digital versions at BYU Family History Archives and Google Books (full-view).

Gazetteers

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," The Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Vianna [Vienna, Dorchester County] with the following surname: Dennis.]
  • List of imported servants and convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Dorchester County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.

Land

Maryland State Archives has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Dorchester County Deed Books (1669-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Free registration is required.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Dorchester County, Maryland Old Newspapers are available online.

Private Papers

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," The Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Vianna [Vienna, Dorchester County] with the following surname: Dennis.]

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Dorchester County, Maryland Cemeteries, Death Certificate Indexes, Death Certificate Abstracts, Abstracts of Obituaries are available online.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References