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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Howard_County,_Maryland|Howard County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Howard_County,_Maryland|Howard County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Howard County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Howard 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  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded year = 1851
 
| founded year = 1851
 
| founded date = May 13
 
| founded date = May 13
| seat = Ellicott City
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| seat = [[Ellicott City, Maryland|Ellicott City]]
 
| building image = Howard County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
 
| building image = Howard County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
 
| building address = Howard County Courthouse<br> 3430 Courthouse Drive<br>Ellicott City, MD 21043 <br>Phone: 410-992-2025/<br>Phone: 410-313-3000<br>[http://www.co.ho.md.us/ '''Howard County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Howard County Courthouse<br> 3430 Courthouse Drive<br>Ellicott City, MD 21043 <br>Phone: 410-992-2025/<br>Phone: 410-313-3000<br>[http://www.co.ho.md.us/ '''Howard County Website'''] }}  
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== [http://www.co.ho.md.us/ Howard County Maryland Courthouse]  ==
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=== [http://www.co.ho.md.us/ Howard County Maryland Courthouse]  ===
  
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<br> <br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records. <br>Register of Wills has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Howard, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br> <br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records. <br>Register of Wills has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Howard, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Howard County Maryland History  ==
 
== Howard County Maryland History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Made a separate county in 1838 from [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] County with a part from [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] County, but it was not formally recognized until 13 May 1851 by the state Constitutional Convention.
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*Made a separate county in 1838 from [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]] County with a part from [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]] County, but it was not formally recognized until 13 May 1851 by the state Constitutional Convention.
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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]
  
 
== Howard County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
 
== Howard County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
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*Ellicott City  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ellicott_City,_Maryland Ellicott City ]
 
*Jessup
 
*Jessup
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
[[File:Mdhoward.jpg|right|800px]]
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*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]]
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[[Image:Mdhoward.jpg|right|800px|Mdhoward.jpg]]  
*[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]]
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]]
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*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]]  
*[[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]]
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*[[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]]
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy|Carroll]]  
*[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]  
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]]
  
 
== Howard County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Howard County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
 
  
 
*On-line headstone trandscriptions  
 
*On-line headstone trandscriptions  
**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1199 Findagrave.com] (120 cemeteries)  
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1199 Findagrave.com] (153 cemeteries)
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**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Maryland&county=Howard&search_text=&action=search_cemetery&start=0&limit=100&is_admin=0 BillionGraves.com] (44 cemeteries)  
 
**[http://www.interment.net/us/md/howard.htm Interment.net] (19 cemeteries)  
 
**[http://www.interment.net/us/md/howard.htm Interment.net] (19 cemeteries)  
 
**[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html]&nbsp; (21+&nbsp;cemeteries)  
 
**[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html]&nbsp; (21+&nbsp;cemeteries)  
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***(for partial transcriptions of St. John's, Good Shepherd and Meadowridge Cemeteries)
 
***(for partial transcriptions of St. John's, Good Shepherd and Meadowridge Cemeteries)
  
[[Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard, Jessup, Howard County, Maryland|Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard]]  
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[[Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard, Jessup, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard]]  
  
[[Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia]]  
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[[Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia]]  
  
 
Blackwell, Boston, Fuller &amp;&nbsp;Howard Gravestones (see Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery)  
 
Blackwell, Boston, Fuller &amp;&nbsp;Howard Gravestones (see Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery)  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/bonnie.txt Bonnie Brae Cemetery]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/bonnie.txt Bonnie Brae Cemetery]  
  
[[Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland|Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock]]<br>  
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[[Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock]]<br>  
  
 
Bushy Park Community Cemetery  
 
Bushy Park Community Cemetery  
  
[[Bushy Park Manor Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland|Bushy Park Manor Cemetery]]  
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[[Bushy Park Manor Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Bushy Park Manor Cemetery]]  
  
[[Cavey Cemetery, Savage, Howard County, Maryland|Cavey Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Cavey Cemetery, Savage, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Cavey Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/cook.txt Cook Cemetery, Columbia]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/cook.txt Cook Cemetery, Columbia]  
  
[[Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland|Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock]]  
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[[Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock]]  
  
[[Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia]]  
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[[Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia]]  
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/dorsey.txt Dorsey Family Cemetery, Village of Harpers Choice, Columbia]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/dorsey.txt Dorsey Family Cemetery, Village of Harpers Choice, Columbia]  
  
[[Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City]]<br>  
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[[Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City]]<br>  
  
 
Elkridge Community Christian Church  
 
Elkridge Community Christian Church  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/ellicott.txt Ellicott Family Graveyard, Ellicott Mills] (Now Ellicott City)  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/ellicott.txt Ellicott Family Graveyard, Ellicott Mills] (Now Ellicott City)  
  
[[Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield, Howard County, Maryland|Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield]]  
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[[Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield]]  
  
[[Fox Graves, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Fox Graves, Ellicott City]]<br> [[France Gravestones, Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland|France Gravestones]]  
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[[Fox Graves, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Fox Graves, Ellicott City]]<br> [[France Gravestones, Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|France Gravestones]]  
  
 
[[Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard Country, Maryland|Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott city]]  
 
[[Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard Country, Maryland|Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott city]]  
  
[[Gardner Cemetery, Jessup, Howard County, Maryland|Gardner Cemetery, Jessup]]  
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[[Gardner Cemetery, Jessup, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Gardner Cemetery, Jessup]]  
  
[[Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Grace Episcopal Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
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[[Grace Episcopal Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
  
[[Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge]][[Jesuit Cemetery, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland|<br>]]  
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[[Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge]][[Jesuit Cemetery, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|<br>]]  
  
[[Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mckendree/mckendree.html McKendree Church Cemetery, West Friendship]  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mckendree/mckendree.html McKendree Church Cemetery, West Friendship]  
  
[[McKenzie Gravestones, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|McKenzie (MacKenzie) Gravestones, Ellicott City]]  
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[[McKenzie Gravestones, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|McKenzie (MacKenzie) Gravestones, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge]]  
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[[Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge]]  
  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/melvillechapel/melville.html Melville Chapel UMC Cemetery, Elkridge]  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/melvillechapel/melville.html Melville Chapel UMC Cemetery, Elkridge]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mountain/mtview.html Mountain View Cemetery, West Friendship]  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mountain/mtview.html Mountain View Cemetery, West Friendship]  
  
[[Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City]]<br>  
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[[Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City]]<br>  
  
[[Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge]]  
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[[Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge]]  
  
[[Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
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[[Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
  
[[St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia]]  
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[[St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia]]  
  
[[St. John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Saint John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[St. John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Saint John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[St. Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[St. Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Saint Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[St. Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
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[[St. Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Saint Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
  
[[Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City]]<br>  
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[[Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City]]<br>  
  
[[Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs, Howard County, Maryland|Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs]]  
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[[Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs]]  
  
[[Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
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[[Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
  
[[Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Trinity Cemetery, Pfeiffer Corners]]  
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[[Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Trinity Cemetery, Pfeiffer Corners]]  
  
[[Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia (Trinity Chapel Cemetery)]]  
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[[Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia (Trinity Chapel Cemetery)]]  
  
[[Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
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[[Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City]]  
  
[[Zion Cemetery, Savage, Howard County, Maryland|Zion Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
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[[Zion Cemetery, Savage, Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Zion Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== 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 Howard 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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Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives.
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The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:  
  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m273/pdf/m273.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish 1712-1939] (includes parish register 1712-1937 and vestry minutes 1728-1776, 1809-1939)
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m273/pdf/m273.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish 1712-1939] (includes parish register 1712-1937 and vestry minutes 1728-1776, 1809-1939)
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===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
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See also [[Queen Caroline Parish, Maryland|Queen Caroline Parish]]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Birth'''''  
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'''''Marriage'''''  
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===== '''''Marriage''''' =====
  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/marrinfo.htm Howard County Circuit Court Marriage Records 1886-1900]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/marrinfo.htm Howard County Circuit Court Marriage Records 1886-1900]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/1858mar.htm Partial Listing of Howard County Marriages 1858]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/1858mar.htm Partial Listing of Howard County Marriages 1858]  
 
*[http://www.hchsmd.org/marriages.htm Howard County Marriage Licenses 1860-1939]&nbsp;from the&nbsp;Howard County&nbsp;Historical Society site.  
 
*[http://www.hchsmd.org/marriages.htm Howard County Marriage Licenses 1860-1939]&nbsp;from the&nbsp;Howard County&nbsp;Historical Society site.  
*'''''Death'''''
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
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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].
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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== Howard County Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Howard County Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/howard-county/ Howard County, MD History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/ The Howard County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/ The Howard 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 "Howard Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibh.html "Howard Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Howard County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Howard County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Howard County. (Backup site)
 
 
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Howard|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} History Library Catalog for Howard County
 
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Howard|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} History Library Catalog for Howard County
  
 
== Howard County Maryland Genealogy References  ==
 
== Howard County Maryland Genealogy References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Maryland|Maryland}} {{Maryland-stub}} <br>  
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{{reflist}} {{Maryland|Maryland}} [[Category: Howard County, Maryland]]<br>  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:10, 16 July 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Maryland Gotoarrow.png Howard County

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


Hand and keyboard.jpg Maryland
Online Records



Howard County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 13, 1851
County Seat Ellicott City
Courthouse
Howard County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
Address Howard County Courthouse
3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-992-2025/
Phone: 410-313-3000
Howard County Website


Contents

Howard County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Howard County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1840 1898 1860 1840 1840




Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records.
Register of Wills has probate records. [1]

Howard County Maryland History

Howard-johneager.jpg
  • Named for John Edger Howard, a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War, later the 5th Governor of Maryland.

Parent County

  • Made a separate county in 1838 from Anne Arundel County with a part from Baltimore County, but it was not formally recognized until 13 May 1851 by the state Constitutional Convention.

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

Howard County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Census Districts
  • Columbia
  • Elkridge
  • North Laurel
  • Savage-Guilford
Communities
  • Clarksville
  • Cooksville
  • Daniels
  • Dayton
  • Dorsey
  • Fulton
  • Glenelg
  • Glenwood
  • Granite
  • Hanover
  • Henryton
  • Highland
  • Ilchester
  • Lisbon
  • Marriottsville
  • Scaggsville
  • Simpsonville
  • West Friendship
  • Woodbine
  • Woodstock

Neighboring Counties

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Howard County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard

Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia

Blackwell, Boston, Fuller & Howard Gravestones (see Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery)

Bonnie Brae Cemetery

Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock

Bushy Park Community Cemetery

Bushy Park Manor Cemetery

Cavey Cemetery, Ellicott City

Cook Cemetery, Columbia

Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock

Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia

Dorsey Family Cemetery, Village of Harpers Choice, Columbia

Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City

Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City

Elkridge Community Christian Church

Ellicott Family Graveyard, Ellicott Mills (Now Ellicott City)

Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield

Fox Graves, Ellicott City
France Gravestones

Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott city

Gardner Cemetery, Jessup

Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City

Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elkridge

Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge

Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City

McKendree Church Cemetery, West Friendship

McKenzie (MacKenzie) Gravestones, Ellicott City

Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge

Melville Chapel UMC Cemetery, Elkridge

Mountain View Cemetery, West Friendship

Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City

Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City

Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge

Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Elkridge

Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia

Saint John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City

Saint Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City

Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City

Saint Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge

Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City

Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs

Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge

Trinity Cemetery, Pfeiffer Corners

Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia (Trinity Chapel Cemetery)

Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City

Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City

Zion Cemetery, Elkridge

Census

Federal Census reports available 1860-1930. For tips on accessing Howard County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.


Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Contains the church records of:
  • Elkridge: Elkridge Methodist Church
Church of England

See also Queen Caroline Parish

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Howard County Deed Books (1840-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

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, Howard County, p. 151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Howard County, Maryland Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Howard County, Maryland Genealogy:


2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade Company I
- 7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate). Company B (1st) (Howard Dragoons).[2]

Newspapers

Probate

Research Guides

  • Zimmerman, Kenneth E. Guide to Research in Howard County, Maryland. Woodstock, Md.: K. E. Zimmerman, 1997.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Howard County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Howard County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Howard County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Howard, Maryland page 318, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Richard L. Armstrong, 7th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 88.


 

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