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*'''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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*'''Cecil County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 11 · Charlestown, MD · 21914<br>Telephone: (410) 287-8793
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdccmgs/ Charles County Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 1537 · White Plains, MD · 20695-1537 <br>Telephone: (301) 843-2442
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdccmgs/ Charles County Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 1537 · White Plains, MD · 20695-1537 <br>Telephone: (301) 843-2442
 
*[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  
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*[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 · 20850111 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825
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*[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
*[St. Mary's County Genealogical Society}<br>P.O. Box 1109 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650
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*'''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===
 
===Historical Societies===
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*[http://pgcm.aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical & 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 & 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  
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*[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  
 
*[http://www.aachs.org/ Anne Arundel County Historical Society]<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  
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*[http://www.hsobc.org/ Baltimore County Historical Society]<br>''Agriculture Building''<br>9811 Van Buren Lane · Cockeysville, MD · 21030 <br>Telephone: (410) 666-1876
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*[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.catonsvillehistory.org/ Cantonsville Historical Society Inc.]<br>1824 Frederick Road | Catonsville, Maryland 21228-5503 <br> Telephone: 410-744-3034
 
*[http://www.catonsvillehistory.org/ Cantonsville Historical Society Inc.]<br>1824 Frederick Road | Catonsville, Maryland 21228-5503 <br> Telephone: 410-744-3034
 
*[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
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*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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.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
 
 
*[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
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*[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.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
 
*[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
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*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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 Societ'''y <br>3 East Second Street · Pocomoke City, MD · 21851
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*'''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===
 
===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&titleno=619324&disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=619324&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.  
 
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&titleno=619324&disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=619324&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.  

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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 "Societies". Archives and Libraries are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.

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.

Statewide Societies

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. Journals and/or museums are maintained by these societies to showcase their state, regional, and 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 Sates, 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 these societies are usually described in the Author/Title Search of the The Family History Library under the name of the society. They are also listed in the Place Search under one of the following:

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

Websites

References

  1. Includes the holdings of both the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
  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 WorldCat)
  3. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport (The Family History Librarybook, FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.
  4. 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 975.2 C4n; fiche 6019836).
  5. 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 859284.)
  6. Peden, Henry C. Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989 975.2 C4p - FHL US/CAN Book