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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harford_County,_Maryland|Harford County]]''  
<br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harford County, Maryland|Harford County]]'' [[Image:MD Harford map.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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== [http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Guide to '''Harford County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Harford County
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| county_map = MD Harford map.png
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1773
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| founded date = December 17
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| seat = Bel Air
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| building address = Harford County Courthouse<br> Room 304<br>20 West Courtland Street<br>Bel Air, MD 21014<br>Phone: 410-838-6000<br>[http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ '''Harford County Website'''] }}
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== Harford County Maryland Courthouse ==
  
 
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}} '''Harford County Courthouse'''<br>Room 304<br>20 West Courtland Street<br>Bel Air MD 21014<br>
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}<br> <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  ==
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== Harford County Maryland History  ==
  
 
*Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Harford 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.
 
*Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Harford 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.
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Harford County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[File:Mdharford.jpg|right|800px]]
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*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]]
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*[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]]
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]]
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]]
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*[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]
  
[[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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== Harford County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} '''Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries'''
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/ABCbyLastName.pdf 1041 page index to Individuals Buried in Harford County] at Harford County Historical Society website
 
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*J.C. Taylor Marble Business Ledger Indexes. 1878-1890: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP37-sample.pdf Vol. 1]; 1891-1934 (gaps): [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP38-sample.pdf Vol. 2]; 1906-1934: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP39-sample.pdf Vol. 3]; 1906-1934: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP42-sample.pdf Vol. 4]; 1935-1946: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP43-sample.pdf Vol. 5]&nbsp;Identifies information about people buying tombstones.
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/proving.txt Aberdeen Proving Ground Cemetery, APG]  
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[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/ayres.txt Ayres Chapel Cemetery, White Hall]
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[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/baker2.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames G-O]  
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[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/bethelp.txt Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery]
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[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/darlington.txt Darlington Cemetery, Darlington]
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[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/emoryumc.txt Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hickory]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/frankbapt/franklin.html Franklin Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/hickory/hbaptist.html Hickory Baptist Cemetery, Forest Hill]
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[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/johnwesley/jwes.html John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
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[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/mttabor/tabor.html Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/norrisville.txt Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville]
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[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/oldsaleme.txt Old Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Near Jarrettsville]
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[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/st-george.txt St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman]  
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/james/stjames.html St. James United Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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[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/jamesuame/umae.html St. James UAME Cemetery, Darlington]
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[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/smithchapel/schapel.html Smith's Chapel UMC Cemetery, Churchville]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/southern.txt Southern Cemetery, Dublin]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/thomasrun.txt Thomas Run M.E. Church Cemetery, Churchville]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/trappemission/tmission.html Trappe Mission Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/harford/tsimages/wesleyan/wesley.html Wesleyan Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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'''Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries'''
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/md/harford/cemeteries/wwattersmmc.txt William Watters memorial Methodist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/proving.txt Aberdeen Proving Ground Cemetery, APG]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/angelhill.txt Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/ayres.txt Ayres Chapel Cemetery, White Hall]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/baker.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames A-F]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/baker2.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames G-O]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/baker3.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames P-Z]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/bethelp.txt Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/cranmeth/cranberry.html Cranberry United Methodist Church Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/darlington.txt Darlington Cemetery, Darlington]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/dublinmission/dublin.html Dublin Ministry Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/emoryumc.txt Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hickory]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/frankbapt/franklin.html Franklin Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/hickory/hbaptist.html Hickory Baptist Cemetery, Forest Hill]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/holytrinity/trinity.html Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchville]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/johnwesley/jwes.html John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/mckendree.txt McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Blackhorse]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/mttabor/tabor.html Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/norrisville.txt Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/oakgrove/oak.html Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/oldsaleme.txt Old Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Near Jarrettsville]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/stfran/francis.html St. Francis Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/st-george.txt St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/james/stjames.html St. James United Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/stjamesame/ame.html St. James AME Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/jamesuame/umae.html St. James UAME Cemetery, Darlington]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/stpaulluth/stpaul.html St. Paula's Lutheran Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/smithchapel/schapel.html Smith's Chapel UMC Cemetery, Churchville]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/southern.txt Southern Cemetery, Dublin]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/thomasrun.txt Thomas Run M.E. Church Cemetery, Churchville]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/trappemission/tmission.html Trappe Mission Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/wesleyan/wesley.html Wesleyan Cemetery, Aberdeen]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/wwattersmmc.txt William Watters memorial Methodist Church Cemetery]
  
 
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===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
See also [[St. Georges Parish, Harford, Maryland|St. George's Parish]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Georges Parish, Harford, Maryland|St. George's Parish]]  
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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Free online index to thousands of Harford County court cases dating from '''1700s to 1900s''' on [http://harfordhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35992cgi/mweb.exe?request=jump;dtype=d;startat=6 The Historical Society of Harford County website].
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
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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]
 
*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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'''General'''
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/FamilyNames.pdf Surname Files] at Harford County Historical Society
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/MFam.pdf Master Family Index to Binders] at Harford County Historical Society
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/peden.pdf Henry Peden's Partial Index to Special Genealogy Collections] at Harford County Historical Society
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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. {{FHL|260282|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m}}.
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*'''[Harris]''' Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Baltimore 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 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.]
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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.)  
 
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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*'''1777-1778''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP44-sample.pdf Harford County Land Index]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
 
===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
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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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>  
  
 
*''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.]  
 
*''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.]  
 
*"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
 
*"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
  
===== '''''War of 1812''''' =====
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===== 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|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.]
 
*''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.]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
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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>
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*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].
 
*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  ====
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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
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*Scanned images of wills, administrations, and inventories are available for free on {{RecordSearch|1803986|FamilySearch}}.
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/Indentures&Guardianships.pdf Indentures and Guardianships 1774-1809] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP41-sample.pdf Estate Distributions 1846-1854] free index at Harford County Genealogical Society website
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[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.
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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.  
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*'''1896, 1902''' - [http://hshccatalog.org/TaxValuations1896&1902.pdf Harford County Personal Property Tax Valuations 1896 and 1902] at Harford County Historical Society website
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
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===== Marriage  =====
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/mar1865G.pdf Harford County Marriages 1865-1899] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/mar1900G.pdf Harford County Marriages 1900-1930] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/mar1931G.pdf Harford County Marriages 1931] at Harford County Historical Society website
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===== Death =====
  
 
*[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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== Harford County Maryland Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[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]].  
*[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.''
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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)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County. (Backup site)  
 
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Harford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog at FamilySearch.org}}&nbsp;for Harford County
 
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Harford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog at FamilySearch.org}}&nbsp;for Harford County
  
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Guide to Harford County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Harford County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Harford County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1773
County Seat Bel Air
Courthouse
Address Harford County Courthouse
Room 304
20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-838-6000
Harford County Website


Contents

Harford County Maryland Courthouse

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

 


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]

Harford County Maryland 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

Harford County Maryland 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

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Harford County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries

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

Gotoarrow.png 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

Free online index to thousands of Harford County court cases dating from 1700s to 1900s on The Historical Society of Harford County website.

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]

General

Bibliography

  • [Harris] Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Baltimore 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

Vital Records

Marriage
Death

Harford County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Harford County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Harford County Maryland Genealogy 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.