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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maryland|Maryland]] > Wicomico County'' [[Image:MD Wicomico map.png|thumb|right|400px|Wicomico County, Maryland in green.]]  
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{{Maryland-stub}} <br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wicomico_County,_Maryland|Wicomico County]]''
  
== [http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ County Courthouse ]  ==
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[[Image:MD Wicomico map.png|thumb|right|350px]]
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== [http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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[http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/wicomico/index.html Wicomico County Courthouse]<br>1 West Market Street<br>Snow Hill, Maryland 21863<br>Phone: 401.632.1194<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land, military, and court records from 1867.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wicomico County, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Government Office Building<br>Route 50 &amp; Division Street<br>Salisbury, MD 21801  
 
Government Office Building<br>Route 50 &amp; Division Street<br>Salisbury, MD 21801  
  
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Administrative Offices<br>P.O. Box 870<br>Salisbury, MD 21803-0870<br>Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697<br>  
 
Administrative Offices<br>P.O. Box 870<br>Salisbury, MD 21803-0870<br>Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697<br>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Wicomico River.png|thumb|right|200px]]
  
 
*Named for Wicomico River, in turned derived from American Indian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks.
 
*Named for Wicomico River, in turned derived from American Indian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks.
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*Lost census: 1890
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Fruitland
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*[[Fruitland, Maryland|Fruitland]]
  
 
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*Salisbury
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*[[Salisbury, Maryland|Salisbury]]
  
 
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*Delmar  
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*[[Delmar, Maryland|Delmar]]
*Hebron
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*[[Hebron, Maryland|Hebron]]
  
 
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*Mardela Springs  
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*[[Mardela Springs, Maryland|Mardela]]
*Pittsville
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*[[Pittsville, Maryland|Pittsville]]
  
 
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*Sharptown  
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*[[Sharptown, Maryland|Sharptown]]
*Willards
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*[[Willards, Maryland|Willards]]
  
 
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*Allen  
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*[[Allen, Maryland|Allen]]
*Bivalve
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*[[Bivalve, Maryland|Bivalve]]
  
 
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*Nanticoke  
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*[[Nanticoke, Maryland|Nanticoke]]
*Parsonsburg
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*[[Parsonsburg, Maryland|Parsonburg]]
  
 
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*Powellville  
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*[[Powellville, Maryland|Powellville]]
*Quantico
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*[[Quantico, Maryland|Quantico]]
  
 
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*Tyaskin  
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*[[Tyaskin, Maryland|Tyaskin]]
*Whitehaven
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*[[Whitehaven, Maryland|Whitehaven]]
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Allen Cemetery Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Colbourne Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Dolbey Cemetery Farlows Cemetery
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Hammond Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Hebron Cemetery Hustons Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Melson Cemetery New Hope Cemetery
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Nichols Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Palmer Cemetery Parsons Cemetery Pittsville Cemetery Redman Cemetery Saint Johns Cemetery
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Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery
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Cemetery transcriptions can be found on:
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1208 Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/md/wicomico.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/wicomico.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwicomi/wcp/index.htm?cj=1&sid=rootsweb-redirect-us&o_xid=0002921548&o_lid=0002921548 Wicomico Cemeteries Project]
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Published records can be found on ''Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico''. <ref>''Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico'' By John E. Jacob, Jr. Available from the Lower Delmarva Maryland Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-3 </ref><ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/oclc/2891907 WorldCat] </ref>
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.<br>
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Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. {{Census|Maryland}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Wicomico 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:
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m900/m913/000001/000001/pdf/m913.pdf Baptist, Allen Memorial Church], Salisbury, Md., includes: Register and Minutes 1859-1877, List of Members and Dates of Baptism, Minutes 1905-1930s, church history, deed, Record of Membership 1920-1950, and Covenant, Membership 1907-1908
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf First Methodist], includes Church Register
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, Bethel Church, Membership and Church Records],&nbsp;years: 1870s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2126/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2126.pdf Methodist, Bethesda Church], includes: Registers 1840s-1950s, Sabbath School Minutes 1880s, Misc. Registers [also known as Bethesda Methodist Protestant Church]
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Bivalve Church], various records 1880s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Christ Church], includes Church Records 1952-1967
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, Jerusalem Church, Membership and Church Records], years: 1870s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, Jones Church, Membership and Church Records], years: 1870s-1920s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Jones Church], includes Church Records 1885-1961
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Mt. Hermon Church], includes Church Register 1914-1937 and Church Records 1956-1967
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*Methodist, Mt. Zion Church ''see Quantico Charge''
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, Melsom Church, Membership and Church Records], years: 1870s-1930s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Nanticoke Church], various records 1800s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, New Hope Church], includes Church Register 1914-1937
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Oak Grove Church], includes Registers 1880s-1930s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1051/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1051.pdf Methodist, Powellville Charge], various circuit records 1870s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1061/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1061.pdf Methodist, Quantico Charge, Membership Records], years:&nbsp;1942-1962, includes: Mt. Zion, St. Luke's, St. Marks and church histories of St. Luke's and St. Mark's
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Quantico Church], includes Church Register
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Rockawalkin Church], includes Church Register
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, St. John's Church, Membership and Church Records], years: 1870s-1920s
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*Methodist, St. Luke's Church ''see Quantico Charge''
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*Methodist, St. Mark's Church ''see Quantico Charge''
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Trinity Church], includes Church Records 1885-1961
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Trinity Church], includes Church Register
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Tyaskin Church], includes Church Records 1894-1961
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Waltersville Charge], various records 1800s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, Wesley Church, Membership and Church Records], years: 1870s-1920s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, White Haven Church], includes Church Records 1885-1961
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Whitehaven Church], includes Church Register
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist, Zion Church, Membership and Church Records], years: 1870s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist Episcopal, Parsonburg Circuit], includes Church Records 1909-1932
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2122/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2122.pdf Methodist Episcopal, Whitehaven and Trinity Churches], includes Registers 1860-1881
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist Episcopal, Whitehaven and Trinity Churches], includes Registers 1922-1923
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1061/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1061.pdf Methodist Episcopal Church South, Allen Circuit, Charge Collection] (begins on page 48). [user: aaco, password: aaco#]
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*Methodist Episcopal Church South, Asbury ''see Wicomico Circuit''
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1062/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1062.pdf Methodist Episcopal Church South, Wicomico Circuit, Conference Minutes], years: 1880s-1910s. Congregations: Asbury, Eden, Morris Schoolhouse, New Churches, Trinity, Washington.
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1043/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1043-2.pdf Methodist Protestant, Pittsville Circuit], various records 1910s-1960s
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2126/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2126.pdf Methodist Protestant, Salisbury Circuit], includes various records 1840s-1950s
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Family Histories  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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'''''General'''''
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*Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. ''Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Mar<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1274831917378_987" />yland''. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, De.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. {{FHL|767097|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1}} ff. [Wicomico families appear in Vols. 8-10, 12, 15, 17-18, 20, and 22.]
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'''''Bibliography'''''
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*'''[Badley]''' ''See Bradley''.
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*'''[Bounds]''' Dryden, Ruth T. ''The Boundless Bounds Family''. San Diego, Calif.: R.T. Dryden, 1989?. {{FHL|671168|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B665d}}.
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*'''[Bradley]''' Adams, James O. ''Genealogy of the Badley or Bradley Family: South of the Nanticoke River and North of Barren Creek in Somerset (now Wicomico) County, Maryland, and Along the State Line in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware and Some Others''. Dover, Del.: J.O. Adams, 1956. {{FHL|167051|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Large Q Book 929.273 A1 no. 34}}.
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*'''[Cooksey]''' McCurley, James B. ''Cooksey of Maryland (1832)''. Louisville, Ky.: J.B. McCurley Jr., 1980. {{FHL|198271|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1033648 Item 4}}.
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*'''[Cooksey]''' McCurley, James B.&nbsp;''Cooksey of Maryland (1673)''. Baltimore, Md.: J.B. McCurley, 2003. {{FHL|1112962|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C776mj}}.
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*'''[Heath]''' Downing, Mary Catharine. ''The Heath Family of Wicomico County, Maryland''. 1953. {{FHL|320782|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 854142 Item 3}}.
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*'''[Massey]''' Horsman, Barbara Massey. ''The Massey Family of Worcester County, Maryland''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995. {{FHL|754950|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M385h}}; digital version {{FHL|754950|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;CD-ROM no. 766}}.
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*'''[Powell]''' Dryden, Ruth T. ''The Powell Family''. San Diego, Calif.: R.T. Dryden, 1994. {{FHL|697891|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 P871d}}.
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*'''[Riggin]''' Sanders, Charles M. ''The Riggin Callaway Story''. n.p.: C.M. Sanders, 1993. {{FHL|652224|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R448sc}}.<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1274884810107_501" />
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*'''[Robertson]''' Hagg, Julia Robertson. ''Ancestral Lines of Robert Greensbury Robertson and Rebecca Caroline Bacon''. Anderson, S.C.: J.R. Hagg, 1980. {{FHL|330283|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R548h}}.
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*'''[Twilley]''' Porter, Wade T. ''Twilley Record Traced Back to the Revolutionary War''. Typescript, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1966. {{FHL|246599|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1405003}}.
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*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. {{FHL|195603|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 579483}}; digital versions at {{FSbook|87788}} and&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=iRVlAAAAMAAJ Google Books]&nbsp;(full-view).
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Wicomico County Deed Books (1867-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Cooper, Richard W. ''Profile of a Colonial Community: Salisbury Town and Wicomico County on Maryland's Eastern Shore;&nbsp;A Study of the Land and the People''. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1986. {{FHL|497403|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.225 H2c}}.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/maps.htm Map list] includes links to various maps in a large year range.
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*1895 [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MD/County/wicomico.htm Historical Wicomico County Map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
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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, Wicomico County, p. 159. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
 
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*Wicomico 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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''''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].
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Other Wicomico County death resources include:
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*1898 - 1958, [http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/histrec/deathcerts.htm Selected Death Certificates] transcribed
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ldgs/ Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br>Wicomico County Library <br>16-1 North Division Street <br>Salisbury MD 21801 <br>Phone 410-742-3501 or 410-546-0314
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*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/ Wicomico Historical Society] <br>Marion Phillips <br>PO Box 573 Pemberton Drive <br>Salisbury MD 21803-0573 <br>Phone 410-860-0447 <br>Fax: 410-860-1441 <br>Email: history@shore.intercom.net
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For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the [[Maryland Societies|Maryland Societies]] page.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Salisbury Maryland Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Wicomico|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Wicomico County.
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/ The Wicomico County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/ The Wicomico County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County. (Backup site)
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189853&subject_disp=Maryland%2C+Wicomico&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Wicomico County.
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Wicomico County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1868 1898 1870 1867 1867

  

Wicomico County Courthouse
1 West Market Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Phone: 401.632.1194

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land, military, and court records from 1867.[1]

Government Office Building
Route 50 & Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801

Administrative Offices
P.O. Box 870
Salisbury, MD 21803-0870
Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697

History

Wicomico River.png
  • Named for Wicomico River, in turned derived from American Indian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Towns
Communities

Neighboring Counties

Dorchester | Somerset | Worcester | Sussex County, Delaware

Resources

Cemeteries

Allen Cemetery Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Colbourne Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Dolbey Cemetery Farlows Cemetery

Hammond Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Hebron Cemetery Hustons Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Melson Cemetery New Hope Cemetery

Nichols Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Palmer Cemetery Parsons Cemetery Pittsville Cemetery Redman Cemetery Saint Johns Cemetery

Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery

Cemetery transcriptions can be found on:

Published records can be found on Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico. [2][3]

Census

Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Wicomico 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 Wicomico 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:

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, De.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1 ff. [Wicomico families appear in Vols. 8-10, 12, 15, 17-18, 20, and 22.]

Bibliography

Gazetteers

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Wicomico County Deed Books (1867-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

  • Cooper, Richard W. Profile of a Colonial Community: Salisbury Town and Wicomico County on Maryland's Eastern Shore; A Study of the Land and the People. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1986. FHL US/CAN Book 975.225 H2c.

Maps

Military

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, Wicomico County, p. 159. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Death

Other Wicomico County death resources include:

Societies and Libraries

 

  • Wicomico Historical Society
    Marion Phillips
    PO Box 573 Pemberton Drive
    Salisbury MD 21803-0573
    Phone 410-860-0447
    Fax: 410-860-1441
    Email: history@shore.intercom.net

For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the Maryland Societies page.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wicomico County, Maryland page 318, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico By John E. Jacob, Jr. Available from the Lower Delmarva Maryland Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-3
  3. WorldCat