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== Harford County Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
 
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Revision as of 00:16, 10 April 2014

Guide to Harford County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


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

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

Harford County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Town
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.