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The Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Pratt Free Library at http://www.prattlibrary.org/ have major collections of biographical materials. 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.
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A valuable guide to biographical sketches is:
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Many state and county history books include biographical sketches of their citizens.<br>
  
Andrusko, Samuel M. ''Maryland Biographical Sketch Index''. Volume 1. Silver Spring, Maryland: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. (Family History Library &nbsp;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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The [http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society] and the [http://www.prattlibrary.org/ Enoch Pratt Free Library] have major collections of biographical materials.  
  
Eleanor Passano's book (see the "[[Maryland Genealogy|Genealogy]]" section of this outline) is an excellent index to biographical and genealogical information. Indexes to the Maryland Historical Magazine give references to numerous biographical sketches. Other excellent card indexes are at the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Maryland State Archives. Also search statewide, regional, and county histories for biographical information.  
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Among other resources, the Maryland Historical Society has a Genealogical Index&nbsp; which is a card index to several collections in their library. It is described in more detail at their website.&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
The following are examples of helpful collections of biographical information:
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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.
  
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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Guides to biographical sketches include:  
  
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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*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.
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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;
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*Indexes to the Maryland Historical Magazine give references to numerous 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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The following are examples of helpful collections of biographical information:  
 
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''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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The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:  
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Latest revision as of 01:21, 12 September 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Maryland Gotoarrow.png Biography

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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