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}}<div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Maryland]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Maryland page,<br>the Old Line State{{/p}}[[Image:{{AntMarPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Maryland]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Maryland page,<br>the Old Line State{{/p}}[[Image:{{AntMarPic}}]]'''''Unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, &amp; indexes since 1634.  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, &amp; indexes since 1634.  
*3/4 colonists [[Maryland Emigration and Immigration|arrived]] in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant<ref>Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Maryland court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.</ref>  
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*Three-fourth of the colonists [[Maryland Emigration and Immigration|arrived]] in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant<ref>Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Maryland court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.</ref>  
 
*Some [[Maryland Probate Records|MD colonial wills]] were sent to England or Scotland for probate<ref>''American Source Records in England'' (Genealogy.com, 2000) ({{FHL|996822|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58921496 WorldCat entry]). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.</ref>
 
*Some [[Maryland Probate Records|MD colonial wills]] were sent to England or Scotland for probate<ref>''American Source Records in England'' (Genealogy.com, 2000) ({{FHL|996822|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58921496 WorldCat entry]). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.</ref>
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=== Counties  ===
 
=== Counties  ===
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'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]''' | [[Charles County (old), Maryland|Charles (old)]] | [[Durham County, Maryland|Durham]] | [[Patuxent County, Maryland|Patuxent]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|Worcester (old)]]  
 
'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]''' | [[Charles County (old), Maryland|Charles (old)]] | [[Durham County, Maryland|Durham]] | [[Patuxent County, Maryland|Patuxent]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|Worcester (old)]]  
  
=== Major Repositories ===
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=== Statewide Organizations ===
  
[[Maryland State Archives]]{{·}} [http://lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library]{{·}} [[Maryland Historical Society]]{{·}} [http://digital.lib.umd.edu/ University of Maryland Libraries]{{·}}[http://guides.library.jhu.edu/content.php?pid=205178&sid=1712833 George Peabody Library (John Hopkins University Library)]{{·}} [http://www.prattlibrary.org/research/index.aspx?id=32548 Enoch Pratt Free Library]{{·}} [http://baltimorecityhistory.net/ Baltimore City Archives]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]
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[http://www.mdgensoc.org Maryland Genealogical Society]  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[[Maryland State Archives]]{{·}} [http://lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library]{{·}} [http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society]{{·}} [http://digital.lib.umd.edu/ University of Maryland Libraries]{{·}}[http://guides.library.jhu.edu/content.php?pid=205178&sid=1712833 George Peabody Library (John Hopkins University Library)]{{·}} [http://www.prattlibrary.org/research/index.aspx?id=32548 Enoch Pratt Free Library]{{·}} [http://baltimorecityhistory.net/ Baltimore City Archives]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]  
  
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[[Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] [http://registers.maryland.gov/main/search1.html Maryland Register of Wills]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
 
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[[Bank Road]]{{·}} [[Braddock's Road]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Gist's Trace]] (or Memacolinis Path){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Maryland Road]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Old Northwestern Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway]]{{·}} [[Baltimore and Ohio Railroad]]{{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]  
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[http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/bankroad.cfm Bank Road] {{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braddock_Road_(Route_40) Braddock's Road] {{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_and_Ohio_Canal Chesapeake and Ohio Canal] {{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road) {{·}} [http://tinyurl.com/7ok7qwm Gist's Trace] (or Memacolinis Path) {{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]] {{·}} [[Great Valley Road]] {{·}} [[King's Highway]] {{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Frederick_Road Maryland Road] {{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road) {{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Turnpike Old Northwestern Turnpike] {{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_and_Harrisburg_Railway Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway] {{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_and_Ohio_Railroad Baltimore and Ohio Railroad] {{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]] {{·}} [[Potomac River]]  
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=== Did you know?  ===
 
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*Want to locate an historic place in Maryland such as learning which county a town was in? Fisher's 1852 ''Gazetteer of the State of Maryland'' is on [http://books.google.com/books?id=_XgFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=maryland+gazetteers&ei=xC56SYqkNoPKkQSXx8W8Bg#PPA1,M1 Google Books].  
 
*Want to locate an historic place in Maryland such as learning which county a town was in? Fisher's 1852 ''Gazetteer of the State of Maryland'' is on [http://books.google.com/books?id=_XgFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=maryland+gazetteers&ei=xC56SYqkNoPKkQSXx8W8Bg#PPA1,M1 Google Books].  
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*The websites of any Maryland county association (such as a county genealogical society) are listed on the county pages linked above.
 
*The websites of any Maryland county association (such as a county genealogical society) are listed on the county pages linked above.
  
 
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*[[Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-vital-records/ How to order Maryland Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-census-records/ Researching Maryland Census Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-government-records/ State of Maryland County &amp; City Government Court records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-military-records/ Research in Maryland Military Records]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/221399914559665/ Maryland Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-society-archive/ '''List of Maryland Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies''']
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Maryland Counties]
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Maryland

Welcome to the Maryland page,
the Old Line State

A Civil War battle at Antietam in MD was the bloodiest 24 hours in Western Hemisphere history.
Unique genealogical features:
  • Maryland State Archives has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, & indexes since 1634.
  • Three-fourth of the colonists arrived in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant[1]
  • Some MD colonial wills were sent to England or Scotland for probate[2]
   How to Find Information about Maryland Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Counties

Click on a county to go to that county's page:
Garrett CountyAllegany CountyWashington CountyFrederick CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyHoward CountyBaltimore CityBaltimore CountyHarford CountyCecil CountyPrince George's CountyAnne Arundel CountyCharles CountySt. Mary's CountyCalvert CountyKent CountyQueen Anne's CountyCaroline CountyTalbot CountyDorchester CountyWicomico CountySomerset CountyWorcester CountyMaryland resized.jpg


Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  New Netherland | Charles (old) | Durham | Patuxent | Worcester (old)

Statewide Organizations

Maryland Genealogical Society

Major Repositories

Maryland State Archives · Maryland State Law Library · Maryland Historical Society · University of Maryland Libraries · George Peabody Library (John Hopkins University Library) · Enoch Pratt Free Library · Baltimore City Archives · National Archives and Records Administration · Library of Congress

Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records) Maryland Register of Wills

Migration Routes

Bank Road  · Braddock's Road  · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal  · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road)  · Gist's Trace (or Memacolinis Path)  · Great Indian Warpath  · Great Valley Road  · King's Highway  · Maryland Road  · National Road (or Cumberland Road)  · Old Northwestern Turnpike  · Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway  · Baltimore and Ohio Railroad  · Atlantic Coast Ports  · Potomac River

Did you know?

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  • Want to locate an historic place in Maryland such as learning which county a town was in? Fisher's 1852 Gazetteer of the State of Maryland is on Google Books.
  • Maryland Genealogy (located on Sailor: Maryland's Public Information Network)
  • The websites of any Maryland county association (such as a county genealogical society) are listed on the county pages linked above.


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Obtain additional help

Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

Research Tools

Sources

  1. Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Maryland court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.
  2. American Source Records in England (Genealogy.com, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.