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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Talbot_County,_Maryland|Talbot County]]'' [[Image:MD Talbot map.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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Guide to '''Talbot County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
<h2> <a href="http://www.talbotcountymd.gov/">County Courthouse</a>  </h2>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Talbot_County,_Maryland|Talbot County]]''
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<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1898
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<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1794
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<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1790
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<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/0/05/Talbot_County%2C_Maryland_Courthouse.JPG" _fck_mw_filename="Talbot County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="200" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Talbot County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 200;" /> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RAOGKcourthouse}}</span> <br><a href="http://www.talbgov.org/">Talbot County Courthouse</a><br>11 North Washington Street<br>Easton, Maryland 21601<br>Phone: 410-770-8010<br>Phone: 410-822-2401<br><br>Clert Circuit Court has marriage records from 1794;<br>divorce records from 1908; court records from 1818;<br>and land records from 1662; Register of Wills has <br>probate records<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Talbott County, Maryland page 318, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Talbot County
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| county_map = MD Talbot map.png
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1661
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| founded date = February 19
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| seat =  [[Easton, Maryland |Easton]]
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| building image = Talbot County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = Talbot County Courthouse<br> 11 North Washington Street<br>Easton, Maryland 21601<br>410-770-8010<br>[http://www.talbotcountymd.gov/ '''Talbot County Website'''] }}
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== Talbot County Maryland Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1662
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1668
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'''Talbot County Courthouse'''<br><br><br>
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== Talbot County Maryland History  ==
  
 
*Named for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=annak1&id=I1952 Grace (Calvert), Lady Talbot], the wife of [http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera04burk/genealogicalhera04burk_djvu.txt Sir Robert Talbot 2nd Baron of Carlton, Kildare], and daughter of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Calvert,_1st_Baron_Baltimore, George Calvert] 1st Baron Baltimore. She was the sister of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A6cilius_Calvert,_2nd_Baron_Baltimore Cecelius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, and 1st Proprietor Governor of Maryland].
 
*Named for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=annak1&id=I1952 Grace (Calvert), Lady Talbot], the wife of [http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera04burk/genealogicalhera04burk_djvu.txt Sir Robert Talbot 2nd Baron of Carlton, Kildare], and daughter of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Calvert,_1st_Baron_Baltimore, George Calvert] 1st Baron Baltimore. She was the sister of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A6cilius_Calvert,_2nd_Baron_Baltimore Cecelius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, and 1st Proprietor Governor of Maryland].
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*[[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] County was set off 9 April 1706
 
*[[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] County was set off 9 April 1706
 
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*For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps"] (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Maryland counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/md-counties.html#courthouse Maryland Counties with Burned Courthouses]
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Talbot County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] | [[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]] | [[Caroline County, Maryland|Caroline]] | [[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] | [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]]  
 
[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] | [[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]] | [[Caroline County, Maryland|Caroline]] | [[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] | [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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== Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}} Transcriptions of various cemeteries in Talbot County can be found at the following websites:  
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Transcriptions of various cemeteries in Talbot County can be found at the following websites:  
  
 
:[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1206 Findagrave]  
 
:[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1206 Findagrave]  
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:*'''1672-1704''' - Leach, M. Atherton. "Register of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot County, Maryland, 1672-1704," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 29 (1905):427-438. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
 
:*'''1672-1704''' - Leach, M. Atherton. "Register of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot County, Maryland, 1672-1704," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 29 (1905):427-438. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
  
<br> <br>'''St. Peter's Parish''' - records have been digitized, see above.<br>'''St. Paul's Parish'''
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:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
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::*St. Michaels: St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal Parish
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<br> <br> <br>'''St. Peter's Parish''' - records have been digitized, see above.<br>'''St. Paul's Parish'''  
  
 
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'''Bibliography'''  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
  
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*'''[Banning]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1918. Vol. 1. Digital version at {{FSbook|1043695}} - free.
 
*'''[Caulk]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Caulk]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Neale]''' Neall, Harry Levy and Rosalie S. Neall Cunningham. ''Genealogy of the American Family of Neall: It Being a Branch of the Bedfordshire, England Family of Neale, from Whose Members, Circa 1630, Came the Emigrants Who Founded the Early American Family of Neale Who Settled at Accomack, Virginia, and Salem, Massachusetts, Some of the Succeeding Generations Finding Their Permanent Location of the Eastern Shore of Maryland: This Family History Has Its More Intimate Relationship in the Descendants of Francis Neale, a Quaker, Whose Children Changed the Spelling of Their Surname to Neall''. Haywood, Calif.: R.N. Cunningham, 1969. {{FHL|12085|item}} 929.273 N259n  
 
*'''[Neale]''' Neall, Harry Levy and Rosalie S. Neall Cunningham. ''Genealogy of the American Family of Neall: It Being a Branch of the Bedfordshire, England Family of Neale, from Whose Members, Circa 1630, Came the Emigrants Who Founded the Early American Family of Neale Who Settled at Accomack, Virginia, and Salem, Massachusetts, Some of the Succeeding Generations Finding Their Permanent Location of the Eastern Shore of Maryland: This Family History Has Its More Intimate Relationship in the Descendants of Francis Neale, a Quaker, Whose Children Changed the Spelling of Their Surname to Neall''. Haywood, Calif.: R.N. Cunningham, 1969. {{FHL|12085|item}} 929.273 N259n  
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of a resident of Oxford [Talbot County] with the following surname: Crookshank.] Available at {{FHL|94040|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of a resident of Oxford [Talbot County] with the following surname: Crookshank.] Available at {{FHL|94040|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
*[http://www.immigrantservants.com/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Talbot&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Talbot County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
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*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Talbot&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Talbot County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
  
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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Talbot County men served in the [[3rd Maryland Regiment (Revolutionary War)|3rd Maryland Regiment]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref>
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Talbot County men served in the [[3rd Maryland Regiment (Revolutionary War)|3rd Maryland Regiment]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref>  
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Talbot County on pages 127-128.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Talbot County on pages 127-128.]
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*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Talbot County, pp. 155-156. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Talbot County, pp. 155-156. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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<br> <br>Civil War
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<br>Civil War service men from Talbot County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Talbot County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company H <br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*Talbot County newspapers are identified in [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/dsp_county.cfm "Guide to Maryland Newspapers,"] available online, courtesy: [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/index.cfm Special Collections, Maryland State Archives].
 
*Talbot County newspapers are identified in [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/dsp_county.cfm "Guide to Maryland Newspapers,"] available online, courtesy: [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/index.cfm Special Collections, Maryland State Archives].
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*'''1800-1804''' - ''Herald and Eastern Shore Intelligencer'' (Easton, Md.) at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=JMEA1obkRKoC Google News] - free.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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'''''Marriage'''''
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list Maryland Marriage References] by Robert Barnes - free.
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
 
'''''Death'''''  
 
'''''Death'''''  
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*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
 
*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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== Web Sites ==
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== Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/talbot-county/ Talbot County, MD History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Talbot|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Talbot County.  
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*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Talbot|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Talbot County.  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/jaccschmidt/index.html The Talbot County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/jaccschmidt/index.html The Talbot County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/talbot/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Talbot County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/talbot/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Talbot County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/talbot/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Talbot County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/talbot/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Talbot County. (Backup site)  
 
*[http://www.talbotmdhistory.com Talbot History]  
 
*[http://www.talbotmdhistory.com Talbot History]  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibt.html "Talbot Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibt.html "Talbot Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
  
== References  ==
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== Talbot County Maryland Genealogy References  ==
 
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[[Category:Talbot_County,_Maryland]]
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Revision as of 21:43, 23 July 2014

Guide to Talbot County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Talbot County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Talbot County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 19, 1661
County Seat Easton
Courthouse
Talbot County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
Address Talbot County Courthouse
11 North Washington Street
Easton, Maryland 21601
410-770-8010
Talbot County Website


Contents

Talbot County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Talbot County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1794 1898 1790 1662 1668

Talbot County Courthouse


Talbot County Maryland History

Parent County

  • Created 19 February 1661 from Kent County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Maryland counties see: Maryland Counties with Burned Courthouses

Talbot County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
Communities

Neighboring Counties

Anne Arundel | Calvert | Caroline | Dorchester | Queen Anne's

Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

  • All Saints Cemetery
  • Chapel Cemetery
  • DeShields Cemetery
  • Doverbrook Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Graham Cemetery
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Cemetery
  • John Wesley Cemetery
  • Kemp Cemetery
  • Kings Creek Cemetery
  • Landing Neck Cemetery
  • Merrick Cemetery
  • Old John Wesley Cem.
  • Old Paradise Cemetery
  • Old St Joseph Cemetery
  • Oxford Cemetery
  • Paradise Cemetery
  • Piney Hill Cemetery
  • Queen Esther Cemetery
  • Rattlesnake Point Cemetery
  • Readly Cemetery
  • Richland Memorial Park
  • Roberts Cemetery
  • Round Top Graveyard
  • Royal Oak Cemetery
  • St James Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Lukes Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Cemetery
  • Saint Stephens Graveyard
  • Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Third Haven Meeting Burial Ground
  • Tilghman Island Cemetery
  • Upper Bambury Cemetery
  • Walnut Grove Cemetery
  • Windy Hill Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Memorial Park
  • Wrights Cemetery
  • Wye Mills Cemetery
Transcriptions of various cemeteries in Talbot County can be found at the following websites: 
Findagrave
Interment
Tombstone Transcription Project

The Political Graveyard is a great resource for Politicians that were born, lived and died in Talbot County.

Published Transcriptions:

  • Tombstone inscriptions and map of graves at Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland [1] Tombstone inscriptions and map of graves at Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland
  • Tombstones of Talbot County [2]

For more information about Cemeteries in Maryland please refer to the Maryland Cemeteries page.

Census

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Talbot County, Maryland census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Talbot County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Church of England

St. Michael's Parish

  • 1672-1704 - Leach, M. Atherton. "Register of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot County, Maryland, 1672-1704," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 29 (1905):427-438. For free online access, see WeRelate.
Contains the church records of:
  • St. Michaels: St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal Parish




St. Peter's Parish - records have been digitized, see above.
St. Paul's Parish

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1 ff. [Talbot County families appear in Vols. 4-5, 7, 11, 13, and 21.]

Bibliography

  • [Banning] Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1918. Vol. 1. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Caulk] Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Neale] Neall, Harry Levy and Rosalie S. Neall Cunningham. Genealogy of the American Family of Neall: It Being a Branch of the Bedfordshire, England Family of Neale, from Whose Members, Circa 1630, Came the Emigrants Who Founded the Early American Family of Neale Who Settled at Accomack, Virginia, and Salem, Massachusetts, Some of the Succeeding Generations Finding Their Permanent Location of the Eastern Shore of Maryland: This Family History Has Its More Intimate Relationship in the Descendants of Francis Neale, a Quaker, Whose Children Changed the Spelling of Their Surname to Neall. Haywood, Calif.: R.N. Cunningham, 1969. FHL Collection 929.273 N259n
  • [Ungle] Pitman, H. Minot. "English Origin of Ungle Family of Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 29 (1953):86. FHL Collection 973 D25aga v. 29; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Gazetteers

Immigration

Oxford has been a port since colonial times. Unfortunately, no official passenger lists survive for the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries.

The New Early Settlers of Maryland database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb's Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland." Available online, courtesy: Maryland State Archives.

Other Talbot County immigration resources include:

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," The Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of a resident of Oxford [Talbot County] with the following surname: Crookshank.] Available at FHL.
  • List of imported servants and convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Talbot County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of Maryland Gazette runaways.]

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Talbot County Deed Books (1662-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Talbot County men served in the 3rd Maryland Regiment.[3]

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Talbot County on pages 127-128.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Talbot County, pp. 155-156. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]



Civil War


Civil War service men from Talbot County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Talbot County.

- 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company H

Newspapers

  • 1800-1804 - Herald and Eastern Shore Intelligencer (Easton, Md.) at Google News - free.

Probate

Taxation

  • [1678, 1681] 1678 and 1681 Talbot County tax list, available online, courtesy: MDGenWeb.
  • [1783] Talbot County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.

Vital Records

Marriage

Death

Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Talbot County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. Tombstone inscriptions and map of graves at Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland; Bushey, Marjorie Lloyd Merrick, 1897- index of the Maryland Genealogical Records Committee Reports, (GRC), NSDAR Library, Series 1, vol. 144. - Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 859279 Item 2
  2. Tombstones of Talbot County. 4 vols. 1989-1993. Available from the Upper Shore Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-2 4 vols. 1989-1993. Available from the Upper Shore (Maryland) Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-2
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.