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{{Maryland-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maryland|Maryland]] > Wicomico County'' [[Image:MD Wicomico map.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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Guide to '''Wicomico County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
== [http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wicomico_County,_Maryland|Wicomico County]]''
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| county = Wicomo County
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1867
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| founded date = August 17
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| seat = [[Salisbury, Maryland|Salisbury]]
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| building address = Wicomo County Courthouse<br> P.O. Box 870<br>Salisbury, MD 21803-0870<br>Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697<br>[http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/wicomico/index.html '''Wicomo County Website'''] }}
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== [http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ Wicomico County Maryland Courthouse]  ==
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Government Office Building<br>Route 50 &amp; Division Street<br>Salisbury, MD 21801
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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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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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Government Office Building<br>Route 50 &amp; Division Street<br>Salisbury, MD 21801
  
 
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== History  ==
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== Wicomico County Maryland History  ==
  
[[Image:Wicomico River.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Wicomico River.png|thumb|right|200px|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.
 
*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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Lost census: 1890
  
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== Wicomico County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
===== Cities  =====
 
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===== Towns  =====
  
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===== Communities  =====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] | [[Somerset County, Maryland|Somerset]] | [[Worcester County, Maryland|Worcester]] | [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex County]], Delaware
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[[Image:Mdwicomico.jpg|right|600px|Mdwicomico.jpg]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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*[[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]]
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*[[Somerset County, Maryland|Somerset]]
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*[[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex County, Delaware]]
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== Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== 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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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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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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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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Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery  
  
 
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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]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwicomi/wcp/index.htm?cj=1&sid=rootsweb-redirect-us&o_xid=0002921548&o_lid=0002921548 Wicomico Cemeteries Project]
  
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>
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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}}
  
 
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'''''General'''''  
 
'''''General'''''  
  
*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. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=767097 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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*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.]
  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
  
 
*'''[Badley]''' ''See Bradley''.  
 
*'''[Badley]''' ''See Bradley''.  
*'''[Bounds]''' Dryden, Ruth T. ''The Boundless Bounds Family''. San Diego, Calif.: R.T. Dryden, 1989?. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=671168 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B665d].  
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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}}.  
*'''[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. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=167051 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Large Q Book 929.273 A1 no. 34].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Cooksey]''' McCurley, James B. ''Cooksey of Maryland (1832)''. Louisville, Ky.: J.B. McCurley Jr., 1980. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=198271 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1033648 Item 4].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Cooksey]''' McCurley, James B.&nbsp;''Cooksey of Maryland (1673)''. Baltimore, Md.: J.B. McCurley, 2003. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1112962 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C776mj].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Heath]''' Downing, Mary Catharine. ''The Heath Family of Wicomico County, Maryland''. 1953. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=320782 FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 854142 Item 3].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Massey]''' Horsman, Barbara Massey. ''The Massey Family of Worcester County, Maryland''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=754950 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M385h]; digital version [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=754950 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;CD-ROM no. 766].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Powell]''' Dryden, Ruth T. ''The Powell Family''. San Diego, Calif.: R.T. Dryden, 1994. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=697891 FHL&nbsp;FAM HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 P871d].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Riggin]''' Sanders, Charles M. ''The Riggin Callaway Story''. n.p.: C.M. Sanders, 1993. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=652224 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R448sc].<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1274884810107_501" />  
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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" />  
*'''[Robertson]''' Hagg, Julia Robertson. ''Ancestral Lines of Robert Greensbury Robertson and Rebecca Caroline Bacon''. Anderson, S.C.: J.R. Hagg, 1980. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=330283 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R548h].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Twilley]''' Porter, Wade T. ''Twilley Record Traced Back to the Revolutionary War''. Typescript, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1966. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=246599 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1405003].  
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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}}.  
*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=195603 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 579483]; digital versions at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,61663 BYU Family History Archives]and&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=iRVlAAAAMAAJ Google Books]&nbsp;(full-view).
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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).
  
 
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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. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=497403 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.225 H2c].
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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}}.
  
 
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*1895 [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MD/County/wicomico.htm Historical Wicomico County Map]
 
*1895 [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MD/County/wicomico.htm Historical Wicomico County Map]
  
==== Military ====
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===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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].
 
*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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*1898 - 1958, [http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/histrec/deathcerts.htm Selected Death Certificates] transcribed
 
*1898 - 1958, [http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/histrec/deathcerts.htm Selected Death Certificates] transcribed
  
== 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
 
*[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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For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the [[Maryland Societies|Maryland Societies]] page.  
 
For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the [[Maryland Societies|Maryland Societies]] page.  
  
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*[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Salisbury Maryland Family History Center]]
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== Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
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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)
 
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== References  ==
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<references />{{Maryland|Maryland}}
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== Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy References  ==
  
[[Category:Wicomico_County,_Maryland]]
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<references />{{Maryland|Maryland}} 
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Guide to Wicomico County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Wicomo County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Wicomo County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 17, 1867
County Seat Salisbury
Courthouse
Address Wicomo County Courthouse
P.O. Box 870
Salisbury, MD 21803-0870
Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697
Wicomo County Website

Contents

Wicomico County Maryland Courthouse

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

  

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

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

Wicomico County Maryland 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

Wicomico County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Towns
Communities

Neighboring Counties

Mdwicomico.jpg

Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy 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:

Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy 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

Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Wicomico County Maryland Genealogy 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