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A valuable guide to biographical sketches is:  
 
A valuable guide to biographical sketches is:  
  
Andrusko, Samuel M. ''Maryland Biographical Sketch Index''. Volume 1. Silver Spring, Maryland: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. (Family History Library  book 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, Maryland: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. (Family History Library  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.  
  
 
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.  
 
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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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 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, 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.  
  
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 975.2 D3s; film 1000060 items 1-2; fiche 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, 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.  
  
''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 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. (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.  
  
''Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia''. Baltimore, Maryland: National Biographical Publishing Co., 1879. (Family History Library book 975 D3b; film 1000059 item 3).  
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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).  
  
 
The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:  
 
The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:  

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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.

A valuable guide to biographical sketches is:

Andrusko, Samuel M. Maryland Biographical Sketch Index. Volume 1. Silver Spring, Maryland: Samuel M. Andrusko, 1983. (Family History Library  book 975.2 D3a) This indexes over 10,500 biographical sketches.

Eleanor Passano's book (see the "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.

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 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 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 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 975 D3b; film 1000059 item 3).

The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:

MARYLAND - BIOGRAPHY

MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY