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Many state and county history books include biographical sketches of their citizens.  
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Many state and county history books include biographical sketches of their citizens.<br>
  
 
The [http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society] and the [http://www.prattlibrary.org/ Enoch Pratt Free Library] have major collections of biographical materials.  
 
The [http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society] and the [http://www.prattlibrary.org/ Enoch Pratt Free Library] have major collections of biographical materials.  
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Guides to biographical sketches include:  
 
Guides to biographical sketches include:  
  
*Andrusko, Samuel M. ''Maryland Biographical Sketch Index''. Volume 1. Silver Spring, Maryland: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. (FHL book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=364501&disp=Maryland+biographical+sketch+index%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.2 D3a]) This indexes over 10,500 biographical sketches.  
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*Andrusko, Samuel M. ''Maryland Biographical Sketch Index''. Volume 1. Silver Spring, Md.: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. {{FHL|364501|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 D3a}}. This indexes over 10,500 biographical sketches.  
*Passano, Eleanor Phillips.&nbsp;''An Index&nbsp;to Source Records of Maryland: genealogical, biographical, historical''&nbsp;&nbsp;Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub., 1967. Reprint. Original published 1910. (FHL book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=154219&disp=An+index+to+the+source+records+of+Maryla%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.2 D22p 1967]). This&nbsp;is an excellent index to biographical and genealogical information.A portion of the book can viewed at [http://books.google.com/books?id=pZJizvcWJOgC Google Books].&nbsp;  
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*Passano, Eleanor Phillips. ''An Index to Source Records of Maryland: genealogical, biographical, historical'' Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub., 1967. Reprint. Original published 1910. {{FHL|154219|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 D22p 1967}}. This is an excellent index to biographical and genealogical information. A portion of the book can viewed at [http://books.google.com/books?id=pZJizvcWJOgC Google Books].&nbsp;  
*&nbsp;Indexes to the Maryland Historical Magazine give references to numerous biographical sketches.
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*Indexes to the Maryland Historical Magazine give references to numerous biographical sketches.
  
 
The following are examples of helpful collections of biographical information:  
 
The following are examples of helpful collections of biographical information:  
  
*Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. ''A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789'', Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979, 1985. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.2+N2p 975.2 N2p]) This dictionary has considerable information on early Maryland families.  
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*Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. ''A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789'', Two Volumes. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979, 1985. {{FHL|975.2 N2p|disp=FHL Book 975.2 N2p}} This dictionary has considerable information on early Maryland families.  
*Spencer, Richard Henry. ''Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland''. . . Two Volumes. New York, New York: The American Historical Society, 1919. (Family History Library book [[|]]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.2+D3s 1000060] items 1-2; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.2+D3s 6046929]) This work contains three- to four-page biographical sketches.  
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*Spencer, Richard Henry. ''Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland''. . . Two Volumes. New York, N.Y.: The American Historical Society, 1919. {{FHL|975.2 D3s|disp=FHL Book 975.2 D3s; Film 1000060 items 1-2; Fiche 6046929}}. This work contains three- to four-page biographical sketches.  
*''Men of Mark in Maryland: Biographies of Leading Men in the State.'' Four Volumes. Washington, D.C.: Johnson-Wynne Co., 1907-12. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.2+D3m 975.2 D3m]). This work contains three- to four-page biographical sketches.  
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*''Men of Mark in Maryland: Biographies of Leading Men in the State.'' Four Volumes. Washington, D.C.: Johnson-Wynne Co., 1907-12. {{FHL|975.2 D3m|disp=FHL Book 975.2 D3m}}. This work contains three- to four-page biographical sketches.  
*''Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia''. Baltimore, Maryland: National Biographical Publishing Co., 1879. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=271748&disp=The+Biographical+cyclopedia+of+represent%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975 D3b]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=271748&disp=The+Biographical+cyclopedia+of+represent%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1000059] item 3).  
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*''Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia''. Baltimore, Md.: National Biographical Publishing Co., 1879. {{FHL|271748|item|disp=FHL Book 975 D3b; Film 1000059 item 3}}.
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Many state and county history books include biographical sketches of their citizens.

The Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Pratt Free Library have major collections of biographical materials.

Among other resources, the Maryland Historical Society has a Genealogical Index  which is a card index to several collections in their library. It is described in more detail at their website.  

The "Biography File" at the Enoch Pratt Free Library is a 180-drawer card index to newspaper clippings, local histories, and periodicals from the 1800s and 1900s.

Guides to biographical sketches include:

  • Andrusko, Samuel M. Maryland Biographical Sketch Index. Volume 1. Silver Spring, Md.: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. FHL Book 975.2 D3a. This indexes over 10,500 biographical sketches.
  • Passano, Eleanor Phillips. An Index to Source Records of Maryland: genealogical, biographical, historical Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub., 1967. Reprint. Original published 1910. FHL Book 975.2 D22p 1967. This is an excellent index to biographical and genealogical information. A portion of the book can viewed at Google Books
  • Indexes to the Maryland Historical Magazine give references to numerous biographical sketches.

The following are examples of helpful collections of biographical information:

  • Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Two Volumes. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979, 1985. FHL Book 975.2 N2p This dictionary has considerable information on early Maryland families.
  • Spencer, Richard Henry. Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. . . Two Volumes. New York, N.Y.: The American Historical Society, 1919. FHL Book 975.2 D3s; Film 1000060 items 1-2; Fiche 6046929. This work contains three- to four-page biographical sketches.
  • Men of Mark in Maryland: Biographies of Leading Men in the State. Four Volumes. Washington, D.C.: Johnson-Wynne Co., 1907-12. FHL Book 975.2 D3m. This work contains three- to four-page biographical sketches.
  • Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia. Baltimore, Md.: National Biographical Publishing Co., 1879. FHL Book 975 D3b; Film 1000059 item 3.




 

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