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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maryland|Maryland]] > Harford County'' [[Image:MD Harford map.png|thumb|right|400px|Harford County, Maryland in green.]]  
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{{Maryland-stub}} <br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harford_County,_Maryland|Harford County]]''
  
== [http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Courthouse, Room 304<br>20 West Courtland Street<br>Bel Air MD 21014<br>  
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[[Image:MD Harford map.png|thumb|right|350px|MD Harford map.png]]
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== County Courthouse ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1898
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1774
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1898
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1773
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1774
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[http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ Harford County Courthouse]<br>Room 304<br>20 West Courtland Street<br>Bel Air, MD 21014<br>Phone: 410-838-6000<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1779,<br>divorce and court records from 1803.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harford, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Anne_Arundel_County,_Maryland|Anne Arundel]]|[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] | [[Carroll_County,_Maryland|Carroll]] |[[Frederick_County,_Maryland|Frederick]] | [[Montgomery_County,_Maryland|Montgomery]]| [[Prince_George's_County,_Maryland|Prince George's]]
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[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]]|[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] | [[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]] |[[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] | [[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]]| [[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
'''Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries'''
 
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/proving.txt Aberdeen Proving Ground Cemetery, APG]
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{{RAOGKcemetery}} '''Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries'''
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/angelhill.txt Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/proving.txt Aberdeen Proving Ground Cemetery, APG]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/ayres.txt Ayres Chapel Cemetery, White Hall]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/angelhill.txt Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/baker.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames A-F]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/ayres.txt Ayres Chapel Cemetery, White Hall]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/baker2.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames G-O]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/baker.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames A-F]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/baker3.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames P-Z]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/baker2.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames G-O]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/bethelp.txt Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/baker3.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames P-Z]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/cranmeth/cranberry.html Cranberry United Methodist Church Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/bethelp.txt Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/darlington.txt Darlington Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/cranmeth/cranberry.html Cranberry United Methodist Church Cemetery, Aberdeen]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/dublinmission/dublin.html Dublin Ministry Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/darlington.txt Darlington Cemetery, Darlington]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/emoryumc.txt Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hickory]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/dublinmission/dublin.html Dublin Ministry Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/frankbapt/franklin.html Franklin Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/emoryumc.txt Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hickory]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/hickory/hbaptist.html Hickory Baptist Cemetery, Forest Hill]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/frankbapt/franklin.html Franklin Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/holytrinity/trinity.html Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchville]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/hickory/hbaptist.html Hickory Baptist Cemetery, Forest Hill]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/johnwesley/jwes.html John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/holytrinity/trinity.html Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchville]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/mckendree.txt McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Blackhorse]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/johnwesley/jwes.html John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/mttabor/tabor.html Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/mckendree.txt McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Blackhorse]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/norrisville.txt Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/mttabor/tabor.html Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/oakgrove/oak.html Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/norrisville.txt Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/oldsaleme.txt Old Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Near Jarrettsville]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/oakgrove/oak.html Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/stfran/francis.html St. Francis Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/oldsaleme.txt Old Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Near Jarrettsville]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/st-george.txt St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/stfran/francis.html St. Francis Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Abingdon]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/james/stjames.html St. James United Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/st-george.txt St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/stjamesame/ame.html St. James AME Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/james/stjames.html St. James United Cemetery, Havre de Grace]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/jamesuame/umae.html St. James UAME Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/stjamesame/ame.html St. James AME Cemetery, Havre de Grace]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/stpaulluth/stpaul.html St. Paula's Lutheran Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/jamesuame/umae.html St. James UAME Cemetery, Darlington]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/smithchapel/schapel.html Smith's Chapel UMC Cemetery, Churchville]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/stpaulluth/stpaul.html St. Paula's Lutheran Cemetery, Aberdeen]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/southern.txt Southern Cemetery, Dublin]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/smithchapel/schapel.html Smith's Chapel UMC Cemetery, Churchville]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/thomasrun.txt Thomas Run M.E. Church Cemetery, Churchville]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/southern.txt Southern Cemetery, Dublin]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/trappemission/tmission.html Trappe Mission Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/thomasrun.txt Thomas Run M.E. Church Cemetery, Churchville]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/wesleyan/wesley.html Wesleyan Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/trappemission/tmission.html Trappe Mission Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/wwattersmmc.txt William Watters memorial Methodist Church Cemetery]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/wesleyan/wesley.html Wesleyan Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/wwattersmmc.txt William Watters memorial Methodist Church Cemetery]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.<br>
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Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. {{Census|Maryland}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Harford County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.
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Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Harford County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:
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*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=4017 <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1274829616649_815" />United Methodist, Abingdon Charge, Cokesbury Church, Abingdon, Md.] (includes cemetery and church records 1850s-1980s)
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See also [[St. Georges Parish, Harford, Maryland|St. George's Parish]]
  
'''''Methodist'''''
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===== Methodist =====
  
Surname index to [http://www.petersrow.com/ Harford County Maryland Church Records: West Harford Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South (1851-1877)], courtesy: [http://www.petersrow.com/ Petersrow Publishers].
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Surname index to [http://www.petersrow.com/ Harford County Maryland Church Records: West Harford Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South (1851-1877)], courtesy: [http://www.petersrow.com/ Petersrow Publishers].  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth_Shown_Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
''''Bibliography'''''
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''''Bibliography'''  
  
*'''[Harris]''' Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Balitmore and Harford Counties," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):68. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=260282 FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m].
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*'''[Harris]''' Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Balitmore and Harford Counties," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):68. {{FHL|260282|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m}}.
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
  
*[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=Harford&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 Harford County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database].
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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=Harford&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 transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Harford County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Harford County Deed Books (1773-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)
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Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Harford County Deed Books (1773-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''''Revolutionary War'''''
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
*"Harford County, Maryland,&nbsp;Oaths of Fidelity, 1778," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 1988):126-127; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1989):10-11; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1989):46-47; Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1989):88-89; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Fall 1989):126-127; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):6-7. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=260282 FHL US/CAN Book 975 B2m].
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Harford County men served in the [[3rd Maryland Regiment (Revolutionary War)|3rd Maryland Regiment]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref> and the [[6th Maryland Regiment (Revolutionary War)|6th Maryland Regiment]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "6th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref>
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Harford County on page 127.]
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*"Harford County, Maryland,&nbsp;Oaths of Fidelity, 1778," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 1988):126-127; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1989):10-11; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1989):46-47; Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1989):88-89; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Fall 1989):126-127; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):6-7. {{FHL|260282|item}} 975 B2m
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===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
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*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Harford County, pp. 149-151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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<br><br>Civil War
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<br>Civil War service men from&nbsp;Harford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from&nbsp;Harford County.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company G, and H <br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Company C, and H <br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Harford 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  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''[1783] '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ha.html Harford County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Death'''''
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'''''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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/harford/ The Harford County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/harford/ The Harford County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibh.html "Harford Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County. (Backup site)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County. (Backup site)  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Harford County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1774 1898 1790 1773 1774

 

Harford County Courthouse
Room 304
20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-838-6000

County Health Department has birth and death records.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1779,
divorce and court records from 1803.[1]

History

  • Named for Henry Harford, the illegimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th and last Lord Baltimore. Mr. Harford was the last Proprietary Governor of Maryland but did not inherit the title of Lord Baltimore because of his illegimatacy.

Parent County

  • Created 17 December 1773 from Baltimore County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Town
  • Bel Air
Census Districts
  • Bel Air North
  • Bel Air South
  • Edgewood
  • Fallston
  • Jarrettsville
  • Joppatowne
  • Perryman
  • Pleasant Hills
  • Riverside
Communities
  • Abingdon
  • Cardiff
  • Gunpowder
  • Castleton
  • Churchville
  • Darlington
  • Dublin
  • Forest Hill
  • Joppa
  • Norrisville
  • Pylesville
  • Street
  • Whiteford
  • White Hall
Military
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground

Neighboring Counties

Anne Arundel|Baltimore | Carroll |Frederick | Montgomery| Prince George's

Resources

Cemeteries

Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries 

Aberdeen Proving Ground Cemetery, APG

Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace

Ayres Chapel Cemetery, White Hall

Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames A-F

Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames G-O

Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames P-Z

Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery

Cranberry United Methodist Church Cemetery, Aberdeen

Darlington Cemetery, Darlington

Dublin Ministry Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington

Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hickory

Franklin Baptist Cemetery, Darlington

Hickory Baptist Cemetery, Forest Hill

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchville

John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon

McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Blackhorse

Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air

Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville

Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bel Air

Old Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Near Jarrettsville

St. Francis Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Abingdon

St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman

St. James United Cemetery, Havre de Grace

St. James AME Cemetery, Havre de Grace

St. James UAME Cemetery, Darlington

St. Paula's Lutheran Cemetery, Aberdeen

Smith's Chapel UMC Cemetery, Churchville

Southern Cemetery, Dublin

Thomas Run M.E. Church Cemetery, Churchville

Trappe Mission Baptist Cemetery, Darlington

Wesleyan Cemetery, Aberdeen

William Watters memorial Methodist Church Cemetery

Census

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Harford 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 Harford County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Church of England

See also St. George's Parish

Methodist

Surname index to Harford County Maryland Church Records: West Harford Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South (1851-1877), courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Court

Family Histories

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

  • [Harris] Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Balitmore and Harford Counties," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):68. FHL US/CAN Book 975 B2m.

Gazetteers

Immigration

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Harford County Deed Books (1773-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

Harford County men served in the 3rd Maryland Regiment[2] and the 6th Maryland Regiment.[3]

  • 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, Harford County on page 127.]
  • "Harford County, Maryland, Oaths of Fidelity, 1778," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 1988):126-127; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1989):10-11; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1989):46-47; Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1989):88-89; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Fall 1989):126-127; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):6-7. FHL Collection 975 B2m
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, Harford County, pp. 149-151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]



Civil War


Civil War service men from Harford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Harford County.

- 2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company G, and H
- 7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Company C, and H

Newspapers

 

Probate

Taxation

  • [1783] Harford County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.

Vital Records

Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harford, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "6th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.