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= Societies  =
 
  
There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "[[United States Societies|Societies]]". [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.  
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<br>There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "[[United States Societies|Societies]]". [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.  
  
== Genealogical Societies ==
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=== Genealogical Societies ===
  
 
Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited on the "[[Maryland Genealogy|Genealogy]]" page. Genealogical Societies are usually staffed by volunteers and rely on contributions, dues and fees to keep their operations up and running. They usually meet in monthly meetings and often have newsletters. A wealth of information can be obtained by [http://www.genealogy.com/74_kathy.html joining a society] in the area that you are researching.  
 
Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited on the "[[Maryland Genealogy|Genealogy]]" page. Genealogical Societies are usually staffed by volunteers and rely on contributions, dues and fees to keep their operations up and running. They usually meet in monthly meetings and often have newsletters. A wealth of information can be obtained by [http://www.genealogy.com/74_kathy.html joining a society] in the area that you are researching.  
  
==== Statewide Societies ====
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==== Statewide Societies ====
  
 
*[http://baahgs.typepad.com/baahgs/2005/01/enoch_pratt_fre.html Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society] <br>''Enoch Pratt Baltimore City and the Maryland State Library Resource Center''<br>Northwood Branch · 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: 410-396-5430  
 
*[http://baahgs.typepad.com/baahgs/2005/01/enoch_pratt_fre.html Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society] <br>''Enoch Pratt Baltimore City and the Maryland State Library Resource Center''<br>Northwood Branch · 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: 410-396-5430  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcpmbs/coalition01.htm Coalition To Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc.]<br>P. O. Box 1533 · Ellicott City, Maryland · 21041-1533  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcpmbs/coalition01.htm Coalition To Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc.]<br>P. O. Box 1533 · Ellicott City, Maryland · 21041-1533  
*[http://www.rtis.com/reg/md/org/hcgs/default.htm The Harford County Genealogical Society]<br>143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014  
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*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc]<br>143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-maryland/ Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland]<br>''Herbert Bearman Campus''<br>15 Lloyd Street · Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>Telephone: 410-732-6400  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-maryland/ Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland]<br>''Herbert Bearman Campus''<br>15 Lloyd Street · Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>Telephone: 410-732-6400  
*[http://www.mdgensoc.org/ Maryland Genealogical Society]<br>201 West Monument Street · Baltimore, MD · 21201 <br>Telephone:(410) 685-3750, ext. 360  
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*[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]
*[http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/ Maryland Historical Trust]<br>100 Community Place · Crownsville, MD · 21032-2023  
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*[http://mht.maryland.gov/ Maryland Historical Trust]<br>100 Community Place · Crownsville, MD · 21032-2023  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]<br>350 Rowe Boulevard · Annapolis, MD · 21401  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]<br>350 Rowe Boulevard · Annapolis, MD · 21401  
*[http://www.magsgen.com/ The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS)]<br>P.O. Box 2642 · Kensington, MD · 20891-2642
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*[http://www.magsgen.com/ The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS)]<br>P.O. Box 334· Glenn Dale, MD · 20769-0334
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdoffmd/ The Order of the First Families of Maryland]<br>Attn: Stephen Hurst, Secretary General <br>300 Esplanade Drive · 10th Floor · Oxnard, CA · 93030  
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*The Order of the First Families of Maryland<br>Attn: Stephen Hurst, Secretary General <br>300 Esplanade Drive · 10th Floor · Oxnard, CA · 93030  
*[http://www.lovelylanemuseum.com/ United Methodist Historical Society of the Baltimore-Washington Conference]<br>''Lovely Lane Museum Library'' <br>2200 St. Paul Street · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: (410) 889-4458
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*[http://www.lovelylanemuseum.com/ United Methodist Historical Society of the Baltimore-Washington Conference]<br>''Lovely Lane Museum Library'' <br>2200 St. Paul Street · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: (410) 889-4458  
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*Genealogical Council of Maryland<br>P.O. Box 10096<br>Gaithersburg, MD 20898-0096
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*[http://www.mdhs.org/ 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>Email:[mailto:library_dept@mdhs.org library_dept@mdhs.org]
  
==== County Societies ====
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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.
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==== County Societies ====
  
 
Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at [http://www.censusfinder.com/maryland-genealogy-society.htm Census Finder] and [http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm MDGenWeb].  
 
Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at [http://www.censusfinder.com/maryland-genealogy-society.htm Census Finder] and [http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm MDGenWeb].  
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*[http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html Allegany Regional Family History Society]<br>''Gordon - Roberts House''<br>218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502<br>Telephone: 301-777-8678  
 
*[http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html Allegany Regional Family History Society]<br>''Gordon - Roberts House''<br>218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502<br>Telephone: 301-777-8678  
 
*[http://www.aagensoc.org/ Anne Arundel Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 221 · Pasadena, MD · 21123  
 
*[http://www.aagensoc.org/ Anne Arundel Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 221 · Pasadena, MD · 21123  
*[http://www.serve.com/bcgs/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 10085 · Towson, MD · 21285-0085  
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*[http://users.datarealm.com/bcgs/bcgs.html Baltimore County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 10085 · Towson, MD · 21285-0085  
 
*'''Calvert County Genealogy Society'''<br>P.O. Box 9 · Sunderland, MD · 20689<br>Telephone: (410) 535-0839  
 
*'''Calvert County Genealogy Society'''<br>P.O. Box 9 · Sunderland, MD · 20689<br>Telephone: (410) 535-0839  
 
*[http://www.carr.org/ccgs/ Carroll County Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br>P.O. Box 1752 · Westminster, MD · 21158  
 
*[http://www.carr.org/ccgs/ Carroll County Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br>P.O. Box 1752 · Westminster, MD · 21158  
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*[http://heritsoc-esx-midriv.com/ Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River] <br>516 Eastern Boulevard · Essex, MD · 21221<br>Telephone: (410) 574-6934  
 
*[http://heritsoc-esx-midriv.com/ Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River] <br>516 Eastern Boulevard · Essex, MD · 21221<br>Telephone: (410) 574-6934  
 
*[http://www.frecogs.com/ The Frederick County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 234 · Monrovia, MD · 21770-0234  
 
*[http://www.frecogs.com/ The Frederick County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 234 · Monrovia, MD · 21770-0234  
*[http://www.rtis.com/reg/md/org/hcgs/ Harford County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15 Harford County · Aberdeen, MD · 21001  
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*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc]<br>P.O. Box 15 Harford County · Aberdeen, MD · 21001  
 
*[http://www.hcgsmd.org/ Howard County Genealogical Society] <br>Box 274 · Columbia, MD · 21045  
 
*[http://www.hcgsmd.org/ Howard County Genealogical Society] <br>Box 274 · Columbia, MD · 21045  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ldgs/ The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 3602 · Salisbury, MD 21802-3602  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ldgs/ The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 3602 · Salisbury, MD 21802-3602  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdpgcgs/ Prince George's County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 819 · Bowie, MD 20718-0819  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdpgcgs/ Prince George's County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 819 · Bowie, MD 20718-0819  
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/Genealogy.html Genealogical Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>''Beall-Dawson House''<br>111 W. Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850-4212 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825  
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*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/genealogy_club Genealogy Club of Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>''Beall-Dawson House''<br>111 W. Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850-4212 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825  
 
*'''St. Mary's County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1109 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650  
 
*'''St. Mary's County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1109 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650  
 
*[http://chronography.com/usgs/ Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland]<br>P.O. Box 275 · Easton, MD · 21601<br>Telephone: (410) 745-3050
 
*[http://chronography.com/usgs/ Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland]<br>P.O. Box 275 · Easton, MD · 21601<br>Telephone: (410) 745-3050
  
=== Historical Societies ===
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=== Historical Societies ===
  
 
Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. These custodians of history keep journals, books, artifacts, and may have a museum that they maintain. The mission of these societies is to showcase their state, regional, local culture and history. Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.  
 
Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. These custodians of history keep journals, books, artifacts, and may have a museum that they maintain. The mission of these societies is to showcase their state, regional, local culture and history. Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.  
  
*'''Afro-American Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, Inc'''. <br>''Central Maryland Chapter''<br>P.O. Box 648 · Columbia, MD · 21045-0648  
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*[http://www.aahgs.org/chapters.htm Afro-American Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br>''Central Maryland Chapter''<br>P.O. Box 648 · Columbia, MD · 21045-0648  
 
*[http://pgcm.aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br>''Prince George's County, MD Chapter''<br>P.O. Box 44252 · Fort Washington, MD · 20749-425  
 
*[http://pgcm.aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br>''Prince George's County, MD Chapter''<br>P.O. Box 44252 · Fort Washington, MD · 20749-425  
 
*[http://www.historyhouse.allconet.org/ Allegany County Historical Society, Inc]<br>218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502 <br>Telephone: (301) 777-8678  
 
*[http://www.historyhouse.allconet.org/ Allegany County Historical Society, Inc]<br>218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502 <br>Telephone: (301) 777-8678  
 
*[http://www.allenhistoricalsociety.org/ The Allen Historical Society]<br>''Passerdyke Cottage''<br>P.O. Box 31 · Allen, MD · 21810  
 
*[http://www.allenhistoricalsociety.org/ The Allen Historical Society]<br>''Passerdyke Cottage''<br>P.O. Box 31 · Allen, MD · 21810  
*[http://www.aachs.org/ Anne Arundel County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 385 · Linthicum, MD · 21090-0385<br>Telephone: (410) 768-9518  
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*[http://www.aachs.org/ Anne Arundel County Historical Society]<br>''Maryland Historical Magazine''<br>P.O. Box 385 · Linthicum, MD · 21090-0385<br>Telephone: (410) 768-9518  
 
*[http://www.hsobc.org/ Baltimore County Historical Society]<br>''Agriculture Building''<br>9811 Van Buren Lane · Cockeysville, MD · 21030 <br>Telephone: (410) 666-1876  
 
*[http://www.hsobc.org/ Baltimore County Historical Society]<br>''Agriculture Building''<br>9811 Van Buren Lane · Cockeysville, MD · 21030 <br>Telephone: (410) 666-1876  
 
*[http://www.carolinehistory.org/ Caroline County Historical Society]<br>''Museum of Rural Life''<br>16 North Second Street · P.O. Box 514 · Denton, MD · 21629<br>Telephone: (410) 479-2055  
 
*[http://www.carolinehistory.org/ Caroline County Historical Society]<br>''Museum of Rural Life''<br>16 North Second Street · P.O. Box 514 · Denton, MD · 21629<br>Telephone: (410) 479-2055  
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*[http://www.calverthistory.org/ Calvert County Historical Society] <br>70 Church Street · Prince Frederick, Maryland · 20678 <br>Telephone:(410) 535-2452 Fax:(410) 535-4660  
 
*[http://www.calverthistory.org/ Calvert County Historical Society] <br>70 Church Street · Prince Frederick, Maryland · 20678 <br>Telephone:(410) 535-2452 Fax:(410) 535-4660  
 
*[http://hscc.carr.org/ Historical Society of Carroll County]<br>210 East Main Street · Westminster, MD · 21157<br>Telephone: (410) 848-6494  
 
*[http://hscc.carr.org/ Historical Society of Carroll County]<br>210 East Main Street · Westminster, MD · 21157<br>Telephone: (410) 848-6494  
*[http://cchistory.org/ The Historical Society of Cecil County]<br>135 East Main Street · Elkton, MD · 21921 <br>Telephone: (410) 398-1790  
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*[http://www.cecilhistory.org/ The Historical Society of Cecil County]<br>135 East Main Street · Elkton, MD · 21921 <br>Telephone: (410) 398-1790  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosccgs/ Historical Society of Charles County] <br>P.O. Box 261 · Port Tobacco, MD · 20677  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdccmgs/ Historical Society of Charles County] <br>P.O. Box 261 · Port Tobacco, MD · 20677  
 
*[http://www.chevychasehistory.org/ Chevy Chase Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15145 · Chevy Chase, MD · 20825<br>Telephone: (301) 656-6141  
 
*[http://www.chevychasehistory.org/ Chevy Chase Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15145 · Chevy Chase, MD · 20825<br>Telephone: (301) 656-6141  
*[http://www.historicdorchester.org Dorchester County Historical Society]<br>902 LaGrange Ave. · Cambridge, MD · 21613 - 2009<br>Telephone: (410) 228-7953  
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*[http://dorchesterhistory.org/ Dorchester County Historical Society]<br>902 LaGrange Ave. · Cambridge, MD · 21613 - 2009<br>Telephone: (410) 228-7953  
*'''Dundalk - Patapsco Neck Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 21781 4 Center Place · Dundalk, MD · 21222 <br>Telephone: (410) 284-2331  
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*[http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167093 Dundalk - Patapsco Neck Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 21781 4 Center Place · Dundalk, MD · 21222 <br>Telephone: (410) 284-2331  
 
*[http://www.emmitsburg.net/history/ Emmitsburg Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 463 · Emmitsburg, MD · 21727  
 
*[http://www.emmitsburg.net/history/ Emmitsburg Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 463 · Emmitsburg, MD · 21727  
 
*[http://www.hsfcinfo.org/ The Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc.]<br>24 East Church Street · Frederick, MD · 21701 <br>Telephone: (301) 663-1188  
 
*[http://www.hsfcinfo.org/ The Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc.]<br>24 East Church Street · Frederick, MD · 21701 <br>Telephone: (301) 663-1188  
*[http://www.deepcreeklake.com/gchs/index.asp Garrett County Historical Society, Inc.] <br>111 East Oak Street · Oakland, MD · 21550 <br>Telephone: (301) 334-3226  
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*[http://www.deepcreekhospitality.com/fr_gc_historical.asp Garrett County Historical Society, Inc.] <br>111 East Oak Street · Oakland, MD · 21550 <br>Telephone: (301) 334-3226  
 
*'''Greenbelt Historical Society'''<br>204 Lastner Lane · Greenbelt, MD · 20770 <br>Telephone: (240) 474-5156  
 
*'''Greenbelt Historical Society'''<br>204 Lastner Lane · Greenbelt, MD · 20770 <br>Telephone: (240) 474-5156  
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.]<br>143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014. <br>Telephone: 410-592-8693 · 410-838-7691  
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.]<br>143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014. <br>Telephone: 410-592-8693 · 410-838-7691  
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*[http://www.johnbrown.org/toc.htm John Brown Historical Foundation, Inc.]<br>c/o Capt. South T. Lynn<br>Southland Farm · 13701 Deakins Lane · Darnestown, MD · 20874<br>Telephone: (301) 963-3300 or (301) 432-2666  
 
*[http://www.johnbrown.org/toc.htm John Brown Historical Foundation, Inc.]<br>c/o Capt. South T. Lynn<br>Southland Farm · 13701 Deakins Lane · Darnestown, MD · 20874<br>Telephone: (301) 963-3300 or (301) 432-2666  
 
*[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/ Historical Society of Kent County]<br>101 Church Alley · P.O. Box 665 ·Chestertown, MD · 21620 <br>Telephone: (410) 778-3499  
 
*[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/ Historical Society of Kent County]<br>101 Church Alley · P.O. Box 665 ·Chestertown, MD · 21620 <br>Telephone: (410) 778-3499  
*[http://www.aagensoc.org/kuethe.shtml Kuethe Library Historical and Genealogical Research Center] <ref>Includes the holdings of both the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society</ref><br>5 Crain Highway S.E. · Glen Burnie, MD · 21061<br>Telephone: (410) 760-9679  
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*[http://www.aagensoc.org/kuethe.shtml Kuethe Library Historical and Genealogical Research Center] <ref>Includes the holdings of both the [http://www.aachs.org/ Anne Arundel County Historical Society] and the [http://www.aagensoc.org/]</ref><br>5 Crain Highway S.E. · Glen Burnie, MD · 21061<br>Telephone: (410) 760-9679  
 
*[http://www.laurelhistory.org/ Laurel Historical Society]<br>817 Main Street · Laurel, MD · 20707 <br>Telephone: (301) 286-7031  
 
*[http://www.laurelhistory.org/ Laurel Historical Society]<br>817 Main Street · Laurel, MD · 20707 <br>Telephone: (301) 286-7031  
*[http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society]<br>201 West Monument St. · Baltimore, Maryland · 21201-4674<br>Telephone: 410-685-3750 <br>*''Genealogical Research'' a guide to research in Maryland. <ref>Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. (FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992.)(5th edition at [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45052612&amp;referer=brief_results WorldCat])</ref>  
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*[http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society]<br>201 West Monument St. · Baltimore, Maryland · 21201-4674<br>Telephone: 410-685-3750 <br>*''Genealogical Research'' a guide to research in Maryland. <ref>Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. {{FHL|638337|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992.}} 5th edition at {{WorldCat|45052612|disp=At various libaries (WorldCat)}} ISBN 0938420259, 9780938420255)</ref>  
 
*[http://www.marylandmilitaryhistory.org/ The Maryland Military Historical Society, Inc]<br>''Fifth Regiment Armory''<br>219 29th Division Street · Baltimore, Maryland ·21201-2288<br>Telephone: 410-576-1496  
 
*[http://www.marylandmilitaryhistory.org/ The Maryland Military Historical Society, Inc]<br>''Fifth Regiment Armory''<br>219 29th Division Street · Baltimore, Maryland ·21201-2288<br>Telephone: 410-576-1496  
 
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/ Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>111 West Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850 <br>Telephone: (301) 340-2825  
 
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/ Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>111 West Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850 <br>Telephone: (301) 340-2825  
 
*[http://www.peerlessrockville.org/ Peerless Rockville Historical Society]<br>''Historic Red Brick Courthouse · Rockville Town Center'' <br>29 Courthouse Square · Room 110 <br>Rockville, MD · 20850 <br>Telephone: 301-762-0096  
 
*[http://www.peerlessrockville.org/ Peerless Rockville Historical Society]<br>''Historic Red Brick Courthouse · Rockville Town Center'' <br>29 Courthouse Square · Room 110 <br>Rockville, MD · 20850 <br>Telephone: 301-762-0096  
 
*[http://www.pghistory.org/ Prince George’s County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 14 · Riverdale, MD · 20737<br>Telephone: (301) 464-0590  
 
*[http://www.pghistory.org/ Prince George’s County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 14 · Riverdale, MD · 20737<br>Telephone: (301) 464-0590  
*[http://www.pghistory.org/ Queen Anne’s County Historical Society]<br>''Wright’s Chance''<br>121 South Commerce Street · Centreville, MD 21617 <br>Telephone: (410) 758-0980  
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*[http://qachistory.org/ Queen Anne’s County Historical Society]<br>''Wright’s Chance''<br>121 South Commerce Street · Centreville, MD 21617 <br>Telephone: (410) 758-0980  
*[http://www.averyhouse.org/ Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, Inc.]<br>1418 East West Shady Side Road · P.O. Box 89 · Shady Side, Maryland · 20764 <br>Telephone: 410-867-4486  
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*[http://www.cvent.com/rfp/shady-side-special-event-venues/the-shady-side-rural-heritage-society-inc-captain-salem-avery-house-museum/venue-c9874cdeded34e269aef27fb9fda7616.aspx Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, Inc.]<br>1418 East West Shady Side Road · P.O. Box 89 · Shady Side, Maryland · 20764 <br>Telephone: 410-867-4486  
 
*[http://silverspringhistory.homestead.com/ Silver Spring Historical Society (SSHS)]<br>PO Box 1160 · Silver Spring, MD · 20910-1160  
 
*[http://silverspringhistory.homestead.com/ Silver Spring Historical Society (SSHS)]<br>PO Box 1160 · Silver Spring, MD · 20910-1160  
 
*[http://www.teackle.mansion.museum/ Somerset County Historical Society]<br>''Treackle Mansion''<br>P. O. Box 181 · Princess Anne, MD · 21853 <br>Telephone: (410) 651-2238  
 
*[http://www.teackle.mansion.museum/ Somerset County Historical Society]<br>''Treackle Mansion''<br>P. O. Box 181 · Princess Anne, MD · 21853 <br>Telephone: (410) 651-2238  
*[http://www.somersethistoricaltrust.com/ Somerset County Historical Trust]<br>''c/o Mrs. Howard Yerges''<br>10380 Anderson Road · Princess Anne, MD · 21853<br>Telephone: (401) 651-0788  
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*[http://www.somersethistoricaltrust.com/aboutus.htm Somerset County Historical Trust]<br>''c/o Mrs. Howard Yerges''<br>10380 Anderson Road · Princess Anne, MD · 21853<br>Telephone: (401) 651-0788  
*[http://www.burkittsville-md.gov/smhs.htm South Mountain Heritage Society]<br>P. O. Box 509 · 3 East Main St. ·Burkittsville, MD · 21718<br>Telephone: (301) 834-7851  
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*[http://burkittsville-md.gov/SouthMountainHeritageSociety.php South Mountain Heritage Society]<br>P. O. Box 509 · 3 East Main St. ·Burkittsville, MD · 21718<br>Telephone: (301) 834-7851  
 
*[http://home.md.metrocast.net/~smchs/ St. Mary’s County Historical Society]<br>11 Court House Drive · P.O. Box 212 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650<br>Telephone: (301) 475-2467  
 
*[http://home.md.metrocast.net/~smchs/ St. Mary’s County Historical Society]<br>11 Court House Drive · P.O. Box 212 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650<br>Telephone: (301) 475-2467  
 
*[http://www.prattlibrary.org/ State of Maryland and Baltimore City Public Library]<br>''Enoch Pratt Free Library''<br>[http://www.prattlibrary.org/about/hours.aspx 24 locations]<br>Telephone: 410-396-5430  
 
*[http://www.prattlibrary.org/ State of Maryland and Baltimore City Public Library]<br>''Enoch Pratt Free Library''<br>[http://www.prattlibrary.org/about/hours.aspx 24 locations]<br>Telephone: 410-396-5430  
 
*[http://www.hstc.org/ Historical Society of Talbot County, Inc.]<br>25 South Washington Street<br>P.O. Box 964 · Easton, MD · 21601<br>Telephone: (301) 822-0773  
 
*[http://www.hstc.org/ Historical Society of Talbot County, Inc.]<br>25 South Washington Street<br>P.O. Box 964 · Easton, MD · 21601<br>Telephone: (301) 822-0773  
*[http://www.thurmont.com/html/thurmont_historical_society.html Thurmont Historical] Society<br>P.O. Box 251 · 11 N. Church Street · Thurmont, MD · 2l788-0251<br>Telephone: (301) 271-2464  
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*[http://thurmonthistoricalsociety.com/ Thurmont Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 251 · 11 N. Church Street · Thurmont, MD · 2l788-0251<br>Telephone: (301) 271-2464  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwchs Washington County Historical Society]<br>''Jamieson Memorial Library · The Miller House'' <br>P.O. Box 1281 · Hagerstown, Maryland · 21741-1281 <br>Telephone: (301) 797-8782  
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*[http://www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org/ Washington County Historical Society]<br>''Jamieson Memorial Library · The Miller House'' <br>P.O. Box 1281 · Hagerstown, Maryland · 21741-1281 <br>Telephone: (301) 797-8782  
 
*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/index.html Wicomico Historical Society]<br>PO Box 573 · Pemberton Drive · Salisbury, MD · 21803-0573 <br>Telephone: 410-860-0447 · 410-860-1441  
 
*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/index.html Wicomico Historical Society]<br>PO Box 573 · Pemberton Drive · Salisbury, MD · 21803-0573 <br>Telephone: 410-860-0447 · 410-860-1441  
 
*'''Worcester County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 111 · Snow Hill, MD · 21863<br>Telephone: (410) 632-1265 or (410) 632-2600
 
*'''Worcester County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 111 · Snow Hill, MD · 21863<br>Telephone: (410) 632-1265 or (410) 632-2600
  
=== Lineage and Heritage Societies ===
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=== Lineage and Heritage Societies ===
  
A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. [http://members.tripod.com/~Historic_Trust/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]][http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=619324&amp;disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 book], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;titleno=619324&amp;disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.]</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm applications for membership] in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United Sates, here are some with Maryland ties:  
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A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cahtgs/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] {{FHL|619324|item|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.}} ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm applications for membership] in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:  
  
 
*[http://www.thearkandthedove.com/ The Society of The Ark and The Dove]  
 
*[http://www.thearkandthedove.com/ The Society of The Ark and The Dove]  
*[http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/kirkland/708/ Black Baltimore a Historic Legacy]
 
 
*[http://cssm.org/ The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland]  
 
*[http://cssm.org/ The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland]  
*[http://www.colonialdames17c.net/maryland.html Colonial Dames] National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland. ''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938'' <ref>''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938''. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;callno=975.2+C4n 975.2 C4n]; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;titleno=124366&amp;disp=Register+of+the+Maryland+Society+of+the+++ 6019836]). </ref>
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*[http://www.colonialdames17c.org/State_Pages/Pages_Maryland.html Colonial Dames] National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland. ''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938''<ref>''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938''. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. {{FHL|124366|item|disp=FHL fiche 6019836; book 975.2 C4n}}Digital version available through catalog entry.</ref>  
 
*[http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2y2h8/webpageofthemarylandsocietyofcolonialwars/ General Society of Colonial Wars]  
 
*[http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2y2h8/webpageofthemarylandsocietyofcolonialwars/ General Society of Colonial Wars]  
*[http://www.marylanddar.org/ National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)] ''Genealogical Collection'' <ref>Daughters of the American Revolution (Maryland). ''Genealogical Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (On 30 Family History Library films beginning with [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;filmno=859284 859284].) </ref>This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriage records, death records, obituaries, and wills. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes.
 
 
*[http://my.execpc.com/~drg/wsdac.html Daughters of the American Colonists]  
 
*[http://my.execpc.com/~drg/wsdac.html Daughters of the American Colonists]  
 
*[http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/ Freedmen and Southern Society Project]  
 
*[http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/ Freedmen and Southern Society Project]  
*[http://www.hollanddames.org/membership.html Daughters of Holland Dames]  
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*[http://www.hollanddames.org/ Daughters of Holland Dames]  
*[http://www.mayflower.org/ General Society of Mayflower Descendants]  
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*[http://www.themayflowersociety.com/ General Society of Mayflower Descendants]  
 
*[http://www.md-germans.org/ German-American Organizations] in Maryland  
 
*[http://www.md-germans.org/ German-American Organizations] in Maryland  
 
*[http://www.germansociety-md.com/ German Society of Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.germansociety-md.com/ German Society of Maryland]  
*[http://www.ahsgr.org/nation_capital_area.htm American Historical Society of Germans From Russia]  
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*[http://ahsgr.org/ American Historical Society of Germans From Russia]  
 
*[http://www.hollandsociety.org/ Holland Society of New York]  
 
*[http://www.hollandsociety.org/ Holland Society of New York]  
 
*[http://www.huguenot-md.com/commentaries/essay_contest/conquest_larochelle.php The Maryland Huguenot Society]  
 
*[http://www.huguenot-md.com/commentaries/essay_contest/conquest_larochelle.php The Maryland Huguenot Society]  
 
*[http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/md.htm Maryland Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]  
 
*[http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/md.htm Maryland Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]  
 
*[http://www.usdaughtersof1812maryland.org/ Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812]  
 
*[http://www.usdaughtersof1812maryland.org/ Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812]  
*[http://www.sar.org/ohssar/ohssar.html The Sons of the American Revolution] ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989'' <ref>Peden, Henry C. ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989''fckLR[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=425255 975.2 C4p - FHL US/CAN Book] </ref>
 
*[http://archives.ubalt.edu/sov/info.htm Sons of Union Veterans] - Maryland Division
 
 
*[http://www.sasmm.com/ St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland] an organization for those of Scottish ancestry and those that love Scottish things.  
 
*[http://www.sasmm.com/ St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland] an organization for those of Scottish ancestry and those that love Scottish things.  
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*[http://www.sar.org/ohssar/ohssar.html The Sons of the American Revolution] ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989''
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*[http://archives.ubalt.edu/sov/info.htm Sons of Union Veterans] - Maryland Division
 
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/inMaryland/indextop.htm Society of War of 1812 in Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/inMaryland/indextop.htm Society of War of 1812 in Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdmws/Index.htm Welsh American Group]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdmws/Index.htm Welsh American Group]  
 
*[http://www.newworldcelts.org/welsh.html Welsh Societies]  
 
*[http://www.newworldcelts.org/welsh.html Welsh Societies]  
*[http://www.b-26marauderarchive.org/ B-26 Marauder Historical Society WWII Air War Archive]
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*[http://www.b-26mhs.org/ B-26 Marauder Historical Society WWII Air War Archive]
  
=== Fraternal Organizations ===
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=== Fraternal Organizations ===
  
 
Fraternal Organizations were begun for a variety of reasons. It could have been work skills, politics, chivalry, economics, and many other causes that the organization started. Trade unions have their roots with fraternal organizations. Ethnicity and religious minorities were common beginnings for a fraternal brotherhood. More can be found at [http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Organizations/Fraternal/ Fraternal Societies] and [http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/fraternalism/fraternalism_in_america.htm Fraternalism in America]. Here are a few organizations in Maryland.  
 
Fraternal Organizations were begun for a variety of reasons. It could have been work skills, politics, chivalry, economics, and many other causes that the organization started. Trade unions have their roots with fraternal organizations. Ethnicity and religious minorities were common beginnings for a fraternal brotherhood. More can be found at [http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Organizations/Fraternal/ Fraternal Societies] and [http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/fraternalism/fraternalism_in_america.htm Fraternalism in America]. Here are a few organizations in Maryland.  
  
*[http://freemasons.meetup.com/192/ The Alexandria Freemasons] have an association that includes those in Maryland, Virgina and Washington D.C.  
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*T[http://aw22.org/ he Alexandria Freemasons] have an association that includes those in Maryland, Virgina and Washington D.C.  
 
*[http://www.gcmd.org/ Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star]  
 
*[http://www.gcmd.org/ Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star]  
*[http://prescottelks.org/Lodges/Maryland.html Maryland Delaware and District of Columbia Elks Association] Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE)  
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*[http://www.mddedcelksassn.org/ Maryland Delaware and District of Columbia Elks Association] Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE)  
 
*[http://www.aoh5.org/ The Ancient Order of Hibernians] in Maryland is a Catholic, Irish-American Fraternal Organization.  
 
*[http://www.aoh5.org/ The Ancient Order of Hibernians] in Maryland is a Catholic, Irish-American Fraternal Organization.  
 
*[http://www.ioofnorthpoint.org/ Independent Order of Odd Fellows] of Maryland
 
*[http://www.ioofnorthpoint.org/ Independent Order of Odd Fellows] of Maryland
  
== Family History Catalog ==
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=== Family History Catalog ===
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Records of societies may be found by using the Place-names Search in the FHL catalog for:
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::UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES <br>
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::MARYLAND - SOCIETIES <br>
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::MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES<br>
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Some records gathered by societies are listed in the Place-names Search under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:
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::MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES.
  
Records of these societies are usually described in the Author/Title Search of the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] under the name of the society. They are also listed in the Place Search under one of the following:
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=== Websites  ===
  
UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES <br>MARYLAND - SOCIETIES <br>MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES<br>MARYLAND - GENEALOGY<br>MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY <br>Some records gathered by societies are listed in the Locality Search under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under the MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES.  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-MD-001.html D'Addezio's Society Hill] is a directory of historical societies in Maryland.  
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*T[http://www.baltimoremuseums.org/ he Greater Baltimore History Alliance] is a consortium of museums and historic sites in the area dedicated to education and preservation.
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*[http://www.mdgensoc.org/links.html Maryland Genealogical Society] provides the links as a help to researchers of Maryland history and genealogy.
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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm The MDGenWeb Project] - Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies listing with tips for writing to the societies.
  
== Websites ==
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{{Template:Pros-MD}}
  
*[http://www.mdgensoc.org/links.html Maryland Genealogical Society]
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=== References  ===
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-MD-001.html D'Addezio's Society Hill]
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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm The MDGenWeb Project] - Genealogical Societies listings
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== References ==
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There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "Societies". Archives and Libraries are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.

Contents

Genealogical Societies

Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited on the "Genealogy" page. Genealogical Societies are usually staffed by volunteers and rely on contributions, dues and fees to keep their operations up and running. They usually meet in monthly meetings and often have newsletters. A wealth of information can be obtained by joining a society in the area that you are researching.

Statewide Societies

  • 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.

County Societies

Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at Census Finder and MDGenWeb.

Historical Societies

Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. These custodians of history keep journals, books, artifacts, and may have a museum that they maintain. The mission of these societies is to showcase their state, regional, local culture and history. Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.

Lineage and Heritage Societies

A Lineage society is an organization whose members have shown proof of their descent from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. The Hereditary Society Blue Book[3] is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "Societies"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:

Fraternal Organizations

Fraternal Organizations were begun for a variety of reasons. It could have been work skills, politics, chivalry, economics, and many other causes that the organization started. Trade unions have their roots with fraternal organizations. Ethnicity and religious minorities were common beginnings for a fraternal brotherhood. More can be found at Fraternal Societies and Fraternalism in America. Here are a few organizations in Maryland.

Family History Catalog

Records of societies may be found by using the Place-names Search in the FHL catalog for:

UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES

Some records gathered by societies are listed in the Place-names Search under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:

MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES.

Websites


References

  1. Includes the holdings of both the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and the [1]
  2. Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992. 5th edition at At various libaries (WorldCat) ISBN 0938420259, 9780938420255)
  3. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport (The Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4. ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986
  4. Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. FHL fiche 6019836; book 975.2 C4nDigital version available through catalog entry.