Maryland, United States Genealogy

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Beginning Research
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Maryland Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Maryland Information

Maryland became the seventh state admitted to the United States on April 28, 1788. Maryland was created from the province of Maryland and is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.[1] Twenty-three counties and Baltimore City considered a county so twenty-four counties. The Capital is Annapolis. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Maryland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Maryland research.

Maryland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Maryland research.

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Maryland Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Garrett CountyAllegany CountyWashington CountyFrederick CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyHoward CountyAnne Arundel CountyPrince George's CountyCharles CountySt. Mary's CountyCalvert CountyWorcester CountyWicomico CountySomerset CountyDorchester CountyCaroline CountyTalbot CountyQueen Anne's CountyKent CountyCecil CountyHarford CountyBaltimore CountyBaltimore CityMaryland-county-map.gif


Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  New Netherland | Charles (old) | Durham | Patuxent | Worcester (old)

Maryland Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Maryland " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.