Wicomico County, Maryland

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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Allen Cemetery
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Allen Cemetery Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Colbourne Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Dolbey Cemetery Farlows Cemetery
Barren Creek Springs Cemetery
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Bethel Cemetery
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Colbourne Cemetery
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Dennis Cemetery
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Dolbey Cemetery
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Farlows Cemetery
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Hammond Cemetery
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Hammond Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Hebron Cemetery Hustons Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Melson Cemetery New Hope Cemetery
Hastings Cemetery
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Hebron Cemetery
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Hustons Cemetery
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Jerusalem Cemetery
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Melson Cemetery
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New Hope Cemetery
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Nichols Cemetery
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Nichols Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Palmer Cemetery Parsons Cemetery Pittsville Cemetery Redman Cemetery Saint Johns Cemetery
Oak Grove Cemetery
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Palmer Cemetery
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Parsons Cemetery
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Pittsville Cemetery
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Redman Cemetery
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Saint Johns Cemetery
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Spring Hill Memorial Garden
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Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery
Twilley Cemetery
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Union Cemetery
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Wicomico Memorial Park
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Zion Cemetery
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Cemetery transcriptions can be found on:
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Cemetery transcriptions can be found on:  
*[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://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1208 Findagrave.com]  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/wicomico.html Tombstone Project]
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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]  
 
*[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>
  
 
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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  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Jones Church], includes Church Records 1885-1961  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*Methodist, Mt. Zion Church ''see Quantico Charge''
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*Methodist, Mt. Zion Church ''see Quantico Charge''  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Nanticoke Church], various records 1800s-1960s  
 
*[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/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Rockawalkin Church], includes Church Register  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Rockawalkin Church], includes Church Register  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*Methodist, St. Luke's Church ''see Quantico Charge''
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*Methodist, St. Luke's Church ''see Quantico Charge''  
*Methodist, St. Mark's Church ''see Quantico Charge''
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*Methodist, St. Mark's Church ''see Quantico Charge''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Trinity Church], includes Church Records 1885-1961  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm1000/scm1058/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1058.pdf Methodist, Trinity Church], includes Church Records 1885-1961  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Trinity Church], includes Church Register  
 
*[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/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Whitehaven Church], includes Church Register  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/scm2100/scm2121/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm2121.pdf Methodist, Whitehaven Church], includes Church Register  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[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/scm1000/scm1060/000001/000001/pdf/msa_scm1060.pdf Methodist Episcopal, Parsonburg Circuit], includes Church Records 1909-1932  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
 
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
'''''General'''''
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'''''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.]
 
*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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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
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.)
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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. [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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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/maps.htm Map list] includes links to various maps in a large year range.  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/maps.htm Map list] includes links to various maps in a large year range.  
 
*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]
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''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].
  
Other Wicomico County death resources include:
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Other Wicomico County death resources include:  
*1898 - 1958,   [http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/histrec/deathcerts.htm Selected Death Certificates] transcribed
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*1898 - 1958, [http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/histrec/deathcerts.htm Selected Death Certificates] transcribed
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 00:17, 26 May 2010

United States > Maryland > Wicomico County
Wicomico County, Maryland in green.

Contents

County Courthouse

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

The county takes its name from the Wicomico River
  • 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

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. [1][2]

Census

Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.

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

  • [Wright] Wright, Charles W. The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at FHL; digital versions at BYU Family History Archives and Google Books (full-view).

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

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico By John E. Jacob, Jr. Available from the Lower Delmarva Maryland Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-3
  2. WorldCat