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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
  
The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers in Maryland.  
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=== Archives ===
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]<br>Hall of Records Building <br>350 Rowe Boulevard <br>Annapolis, MD 21401 <br>Telephone: 410-260-6400 <br>Fax: 410-974-2525<br>email: ref@mdsa.net
  
[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]<br>Hall of Records Building <br>350 Rowe Boulevard <br>Annapolis, MD 21401 <br>Telephone: 410-260-6400 <br>Fax: 410-974-2525<br>email: ref@mdsa.net
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The Maryland State Archives at [http://aomol.net/html/index.html onlin]has nearly all available public records from 1634 to 1789; most original state and county records through the mid-twentieth century; microfilm copies of land, probate, and vital records to the present; and an extensive number of volume and card indexes.<br>For more information about the state archives, see the following references.
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:*Maryland. Hall of Records. ''A Guide to the Index Holdings at the Hall of Records''. Rev., Bulletin, [Maryland. Hall of Records] No. 17. (Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records, 1972.) {{FHL|118379|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 A1 no. 56.}} This is a county-by-county list of indexes and years covered.  
  
The Maryland State Archives at [http://aomol.net/html/index.html <u>http://aomol.net/html/index.html</u>]&nbsp;has nearly all available public records from 1634 to 1789; most original state and county records through the mid-twentieth century; microfilm copies of land, probate, and vital records to the present; and an extensive number of volume and card indexes.  
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:*Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. ''A Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives: A Comprehensive List by Agency and Record Series''. (Annapolis, Maryland: Maryland State Archives, 1992.) {{FHL|646205|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 A3g.}} This guide lists record types, years covered, and series number.  
  
For more information about the state archives, see:  
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:*Papenfuse, Edward C., et. al. ''A Guide to the Maryland Hall of Records: Local, Judicial and Administrative Records on Microfilm''. Volume 1. (Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records Commission, 1978.) {{FHL|498131|item|disp=FHL fiche 6049468; book 975.2 A3pa v. 1.}} Volume one is a detailed list of many records on microfilm for Allegany County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City, Maryland. These include court, probate, and land records. The archives has additional computer printout lists for all counties. You can write to them for information about records of specific localities and time periods.
  
Maryland. Hall of Records. ''A Guide to the Index Holdings at the Hall of Records''. Rev., Bulletin, [Maryland. Hall of Records] No. 17. Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records, 1972. (Family History Library book {{FHL|118379|title-id|disp=975.2 A1 no. 56.)}} This is a county-by-county list of indexes and years covered.  
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:*Radoff, Morris Leon, et al. ''The County Courthouses and Records of Maryland, Part Two: The Records''. (Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records Commission, 1963.) {{FHL|146470|item|disp=FHL fiche 6054101 (fiches 4 and 5), 6054105; book 975.2 B4ma no. 13}} This is a county-by-county list of record types, years covered, and series number.  
  
Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. ''A Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives: A Comprehensive List by Agency and Record Series''. Annapolis, Maryland: Maryland State Archives, 1992. (Family History Library book {{FHL|646205|title-id|disp=975.2 A3g}}.) This guide lists record types, years covered, and series number.
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*'''[http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/ National Archives—Mid-Atlantic Region (Downtown Philadelphia)]<br>'''900 Market Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292<br>Telephone: 215-606-0100<br>Fax: 215-606-0116 
  
Papenfuse, Edward C., et. al. ''A Guide to the Maryland Hall of Records: Local, Judicial and Administrative Records on Microfilm''. Volume 1. Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records Commission, 1978. (Family History Library book {{FHL|498131|title-id|disp=975.2 A3pa v. 1}}; fiche {{FHL|498131|title-id|disp=6049468}}.) Volume one is a detailed list of many records on microfilm for Allegany County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City, Maryland. These include court, probate, and land records. The archives has additional computer printout lists for all counties. You can write to them for information about records of specific localities and time periods.
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*'''[http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/ National Archives—Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast Philadelphia)]<br>'''14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1025<br>Telephone: 215-305-2000<br>Fax: 215-305-2038 
  
Radoff, Morris Leon, et al. ''The County Courthouses and Records of Maryland, Part Two: The Records''. Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records Commission, 1963. (Family History Library book {{FHL|975.2 B4ma no. 13|disp=975.2 B4ma no. 13}}; fiche {{FHL|6054101|film|disp=6054101}} parts 4-6.) This is a county-by-county list of record types, years covered, and series number.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration]<br>700 Pennsylvania Avenue<br>Wahington, D.C. 20408-0001<br>Telephone: 202-357-5000
  
'''National Archives—Mid-Atlantic Region (Downtown Philadelphia)<br>'''900 Market Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292<br>Telephone: 215-606-0100<br>Fax: 215-606-0116<br>Website: http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/  
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*Baltimore City Archives<br>2165 Druid Park Drive <br>Baltimore, MD 21211 <br>Telephone: 410-396-0306 <br>Internet: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167038<br>Two useful guides to Baltimore records follow.
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:*Cox, Richard J., and Patricia M. Vanorny. "The Records of a City: Baltimore and Its Historical Sources." ''Maryland Historical Magazine'' 70 (Fall 1975): 286-310. {{FHL|1280050|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 H25m v. 70}}
  
'''National Archives—Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast Philadelphia)<br>'''14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1025<br>Telephone: 215-305-2000<br>Fax: 215-305-2038<br>Website: http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/
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:*LeFurgy, William G. ''The Records of a City: A Guide to the Baltimore City Archives''. (Baltimore, Maryland: City Archives, 1984.) {{FHL|444379|item|disp=FHL book 975.26 A3bc}}
  
[http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration]<br>700 Pennsylvania Avenue<br>Wahington, D.C. 20408-0001<br>Telephone: 202-357-5000
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=== Libraries ===
  
[http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/library.html Maryland Historical Trust Library]<br>100 Community Place, <br>Crownsville, MD 21032<br>(410) 514-7655 (Call for hours of operation)<br>[http://207.67.203.79/M30014Staff/OPAC/ Online catalog]  
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*[http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/library.html Maryland Historical Trust Library]<br>100 Community Place, <br>Crownsville, MD 21032<br>(410) 514-7655 (Call for hours of operation)<br>[http://207.67.203.79/M30014Staff/OPAC/ Online catalog]  
  
[http://www.mdhs.org/explore/library.html Maryland Historical Society Library]<br>201 West Monument Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21201-4674<br>Telephone: 410-685-3750, extension 349 <br>Fax: 410-385-2105 <br>[mailto:library_dept@mdhs.org library_dept@mdhs.org]  
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*[http://www.mdhs.org/explore/library.html Maryland Historical Society Library]<br>201 West Monument Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21201-4674<br>Telephone: 410-685-3750, extension 349 <br>Fax: 410-385-2105 <br>[mailto:library_dept@mdhs.org library_dept@mdhs.org]
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:*Cox, Richard J., and Larry E. Sullivan, eds. ''Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society: Historical and Genealogical Manuscripts and Oral History Interviews''. Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Historical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book {{FHL|15228|title-id|disp=975.2 H23g}}.) This index has about 20,000 references to individuals and families.
  
A useful guide is:  
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*[http://www.prattlibrary.org/ Enoch Pratt Free Library]<br>400 Cathedral Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21201-4484 <br>Telephone: 410-396-5430 <br>Fax: 410-396-1441
  
Cox, Richard J., and Larry E. Sullivan, eds. ''Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society: Historical and Genealogical Manuscripts and Oral History Interviews''. Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Historical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book {{FHL|15228|title-id|disp=975.2 H23g}}.) This index has about 20,000 references to individuals and families.
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*Johns Hopkins University <br>[http://www.library.jhu.edu/collections/specialcollections/rarebooks/peabody/ George Peabody Library]<br>17 East Mount Vernon Place<br>Baltimore, MD 21202<br>Telephone: 410-659-8179<br>Fax: 410-659-8137
  
Genealogical Council of Maryland<br>P.O. Box 10096<br>Baltimore, MD 20898-0096
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*University of Maryland College Park Libraries:<br>[http://www.lib.umd.edu/MCK/mckeldin.html Theodore R. McKeldin Library]<br>College Park, MD 20742-7011 <br>Telephone: 301-405-0800&nbsp;
  
[http://www.mdgensoc.org/ Maryland Genealogical Society]<br>201 West Monument Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21201-4674 <br>Telephone: 410-685-3750, extension 360<br>E-mail Address: [mailto:info@mdgensoc.org info@mdgensoc.org]
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*[http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library]<br>Courts of Appeal Building<br>361 Rowe Boulevard<br>Annapolis, MD 21401<br>Telephone: 410-260-1430<br>Fax: 410-974-2063
  
Baltimore City Archives<br>2165 Druid Park Drive <br>Baltimore, MD 21211 <br>Telephone: 410-396-0306 <br>Internet: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167038
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*[http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/library/subguides/genealogy.htm Frostburg State University Lewis J. Ort Library]<br>1 Stadium Drive<br>Frostburg, Maryland 21532-2342
 
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Two useful guides to Baltimore records are:
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Cox, Richard J., and Patricia M. Vanorny. "The Records of a City: Baltimore and Its Historical Sources." ''Maryland Historical Magazine'' 70 (Fall 1975): 286-310. (Family History Library book {{FHL|1280050|title-id|disp=975.2 H25m v. 70}}).
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LeFurgy, William G. ''The Records of a City: A Guide to the Baltimore City Archives''. Baltimore, Maryland: City Archives, 1984. (Family History Library&nbsp;book {{FHL|444379|title-id|disp=975.26 A3bc}}.)
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[http://www.prattlibrary.org/ Enoch Pratt Free Library]<br>400 Cathedral Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21201-4484 <br>Telephone: 410-396-5430 <br>Fax: 410-396-1441
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Johns Hopkins University <br>[http://www.library.jhu.edu/collections/specialcollections/rarebooks/peabody/ George Peabody Library]<br>17 East Mount Vernon Place<br>Baltimore, MD 21202<br>Telephone: 410-659-8179<br>Fax: 410-659-8137
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University of Maryland College Park Libraries:<br>[http://www.lib.umd.edu/MCK/mckeldin.html Theodore R. McKeldin Library]<br>College Park, MD 20742-7011 <br>Telephone: 301-405-0800&nbsp;
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[http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library]<br>Courts of Appeal Building<br>361 Rowe Boulevard<br>Annapolis, MD 21401<br>Telephone: 410-260-1430<br>Fax: 410-974-2063
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To learn more about the record-keeping systems of Maryland counties, use the inventories of the county archives published in about 1940 by the Historical Records Survey. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.  
 
To learn more about the record-keeping systems of Maryland counties, use the inventories of the county archives published in about 1940 by the Historical Records Survey. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/MD_topics/his/_gen.html
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*[http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/ Sailor - a public service of the Maryland Public Library Community]
 
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http://www.cyndislist.com/md.htm#Libraries
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http://www.kindredtrails.com/maryland.html
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http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/library/subguides/genealogy.htm  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/md.htm#Libraries Cyndi's List]
  
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/maryland.html Kindred Trails]
  
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Archives

  • Maryland State Archives
    Hall of Records Building
    350 Rowe Boulevard
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Telephone: 410-260-6400
    Fax: 410-974-2525
    email: ref@mdsa.net

The Maryland State Archives at onlinhas nearly all available public records from 1634 to 1789; most original state and county records through the mid-twentieth century; microfilm copies of land, probate, and vital records to the present; and an extensive number of volume and card indexes.
For more information about the state archives, see the following references.

  • Maryland. Hall of Records. A Guide to the Index Holdings at the Hall of Records. Rev., Bulletin, [Maryland. Hall of Records] No. 17. (Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records, 1972.) FHL book 975.2 A1 no. 56. This is a county-by-county list of indexes and years covered.
  • Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. A Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives: A Comprehensive List by Agency and Record Series. (Annapolis, Maryland: Maryland State Archives, 1992.) FHL book 975.2 A3g. This guide lists record types, years covered, and series number.
  • Papenfuse, Edward C., et. al. A Guide to the Maryland Hall of Records: Local, Judicial and Administrative Records on Microfilm. Volume 1. (Annapolis, Maryland: Hall of Records Commission, 1978.) FHL fiche 6049468; book 975.2 A3pa v. 1. Volume one is a detailed list of many records on microfilm for Allegany County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City, Maryland. These include court, probate, and land records. The archives has additional computer printout lists for all counties. You can write to them for information about records of specific localities and time periods.
  • Cox, Richard J., and Patricia M. Vanorny. "The Records of a City: Baltimore and Its Historical Sources." Maryland Historical Magazine 70 (Fall 1975): 286-310. FHL book 975.2 H25m v. 70
  • LeFurgy, William G. The Records of a City: A Guide to the Baltimore City Archives. (Baltimore, Maryland: City Archives, 1984.) FHL book 975.26 A3bc

Libraries

  • Cox, Richard J., and Larry E. Sullivan, eds. Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society: Historical and Genealogical Manuscripts and Oral History Interviews. Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Historical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book 975.2 H23g.) This index has about 20,000 references to individuals and families.
  • Johns Hopkins University
    George Peabody Library
    17 East Mount Vernon Place
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Telephone: 410-659-8179
    Fax: 410-659-8137

To learn more about the record-keeping systems of Maryland counties, use the inventories of the county archives published in about 1940 by the Historical Records Survey. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.

Web Sites