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{{Maryland-stub}} <br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Howard_County,_Maryland|Howard County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Howard County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Howard County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
[[Image:MD Howard map.png|thumb|right|350px|MD Howard map.png]]
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<br> {{MDDC}}
  
== [http://www.co.ho.md.us/ County Courthouse] ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Howard County
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| county_map = MD Howard map.png
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = May 13
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| seat = [[Ellicott City, Maryland|Ellicott City]]
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| building image = Howard County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = [http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/how/html/howj.html '''Howard County Courthouse''']<br> 3430 Courthouse Drive<br>Ellicott City, MD 21043 <br>Phone: 410-992-2025/<br>Phone: 410-313-3000<br>[https://www.howardcountymd.gov/ '''Howard County Website'''] }}
  
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=== Courthouse  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''  
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[[Image:Howard County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Howard County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG]]
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br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records. <br>Register of Wills has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Howard, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
[http://www.co.ho.md.us/ Howard County Courthouse]<br>3430 Courthouse Drive<br>Ellicott City, MD 21043 <br>Phone: 410-992-2025/<br>Phone: 410-313-3000<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records. <br>Register of Wills has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Howard, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Howard-johneager.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Howard-johneager.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Howard-johneager.jpg|thumb|right|185px|John Edger Howard]]  
  
 
*Named for John Edger Howard, a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War, later the 5th Governor of Maryland.
 
*Named for John Edger Howard, a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War, later the 5th Governor of Maryland.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
*Made a separate county in 1838 from [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] County with a part from [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] County, but it was not formally recognized until 13 May 1851 by the state Constitutional Convention.
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*Made a separate county in 1838 from [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]] County with a part from [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]] County, but it was not formally recognized until 13 May 1851 by the state Constitutional Convention.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
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=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Census Districts  ===
 
 
===== Census Districts  =====
 
  
 
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*Ellicott City  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ellicott_City,_Maryland Ellicott City ]
 
*Jessup
 
*Jessup
  
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===== Communities  =====
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=== Communities  ===
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Neighboring Counties  ==
  
[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] | [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] | [[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]] | [[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] | [[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]] | [[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]  
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[[Image:Mdhoward.jpg|right|800px|Mdhoward.jpg]]
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*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]]  
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*[[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]]  
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy|Carroll]]  
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
 
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
 
  
 
*On-line headstone trandscriptions  
 
*On-line headstone trandscriptions  
**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1199 Findagrave.com] (120 cemeteries)  
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1199 Findagrave.com] (153 cemeteries)
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**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Maryland&county=Howard&search_text=&action=search_cemetery&start=0&limit=100&is_admin=0 BillionGraves.com] (44 cemeteries)  
 
**[http://www.interment.net/us/md/howard.htm Interment.net] (19 cemeteries)  
 
**[http://www.interment.net/us/md/howard.htm Interment.net] (19 cemeteries)  
**[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html]&nbsp; (21+&nbsp;cemeteries)  
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**[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html Howard County Transcription Project]&nbsp; (21+&nbsp;cemeteries)  
**see also [http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt] (Howard County)<br>  
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**see also [http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt Cemetery Transcriptions] (Howard County)<br>  
 
***(for partial transcriptions of St. John's, Good Shepherd and Meadowridge Cemeteries)
 
***(for partial transcriptions of St. John's, Good Shepherd and Meadowridge Cemeteries)
  
[[Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard, Jessup, Howard County, Maryland|Asbury Jessup UMC Churchyard]]  
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[[Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia]]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=22&GScnty=1199&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|490205|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1199 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/ USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Howard+Maryland&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maryland&county=Howard&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/howard.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/md/howard.htm MDInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://marylandgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=14 MDGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Maryland Cemeteries|Maryland Cemeteries]] for more information.
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Blackwell, Boston, Fuller &amp;&nbsp;Howard Gravestones (see Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery)  
 
Blackwell, Boston, Fuller &amp;&nbsp;Howard Gravestones (see Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery)  
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/bonnie.txt Bonnie Brae Cemetery]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/bonnie.txt Bonnie Brae Cemetery]  
 
[[Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland|Brown Family Cemetery at Good Fellowship, Woodstock]]<br>
 
  
 
Bushy Park Community Cemetery  
 
Bushy Park Community Cemetery  
 
[[Bushy Park Manor Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland|Bushy Park Manor Cemetery]]
 
 
[[Cavey Cemetery, Savage, Howard County, Maryland|Cavey Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
 
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/cook.txt Cook Cemetery, Columbia]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/cook.txt Cook Cemetery, Columbia]  
  
[[Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland|Davis-Wagon Gravesite, Woodstock]]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/dorsey.txt Dorsey Family Cemetery, Village of Harpers Choice, Columbia]
 
 
[[Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Dorsey Cemetery, Columbia]]
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/dorsey.txt Dorsey Family Cemetery, Village of Harpers Choice, Columbia]  
 
 
 
[[Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Dorsey Graveyard at Arcadia, Ellicott City]]
 
 
 
[[Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City]]<br>
 
  
 
Elkridge Community Christian Church  
 
Elkridge Community Christian Church  
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/ellicott.txt Ellicott Family Graveyard, Ellicott Mills] (Now Ellicott City)  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/ellicott.txt Ellicott Family Graveyard, Ellicott Mills] (Now Ellicott City)  
 
[[Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield, Howard County, Maryland|Ellicott Family Graveyard, Hollifield]]
 
 
[[Fox Graves, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Fox Graves, Ellicott City]]<br> [[France Gravestones, Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland|France Gravestones]]
 
 
[[Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard Country, Maryland|Gary Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellicott city]]
 
 
[[Gardner Cemetery, Jessup, Howard County, Maryland|Gardner Cemetery, Jessup]]
 
 
[[Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
 
 
[[Grace Episcopal Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elkridge]]
 
 
[[Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Hammond Graveyard at Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City]]
 
 
[[Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elkridge]][[Jesuit Cemetery, Woodstock, Howard County, Maryland|<br>]]
 
 
[[Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Jones Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
 
  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mckendree/mckendree.html McKendree Church Cemetery, West Friendship]  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mckendree/mckendree.html McKendree Church Cemetery, West Friendship]  
 
[[McKenzie Gravestones, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|McKenzie (MacKenzie) Gravestones, Ellicott City]]
 
 
[[Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge]]
 
  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/melvillechapel/melville.html Melville Chapel UMC Cemetery, Elkridge]  
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/melvillechapel/melville.html Melville Chapel UMC Cemetery, Elkridge]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mountain/mtview.html Mountain View Cemetery, West Friendship]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/tsimages/mountain/mtview.html Mountain View Cemetery, West Friendship]
  
[[Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
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=== Census  ===
  
[[Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Rhine Stone at Pine Orchard, Ellicott City]]<br>
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Federal Census reports available 1860-1930. {{Census|Maryland}}
  
[[Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park, Elkridge]]  
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=== Church  ===
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
[[Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Elkridge]]  
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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]'' is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives. 
  
[[St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia]]
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The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:
  
[[St. John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Saint John's Howard County Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m273/pdf/m273.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish 1712-1939] (includes parish register 1712-1937 and vestry minutes 1728-1776, 1809-1939)
  
[[St. Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Marys Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
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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.''
  
[[Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
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::Contains the church records of:
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::*Elkridge: Elkridge Methodist Church
  
[[St. Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Saint Stephens Cemetery, Elkridge]]
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==== Church of England  ====
  
[[Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Smith Family Cemetery, Ellicott City]]<br>
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*See also [[Queen Caroline Parish, Maryland|Queen Caroline Parish]]
  
[[Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs, Howard County, Maryland|Stackhouse Cemetery, Poplar Springs]]
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=== Court  ===
  
[[Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland|Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge]]
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=== Gazetteers  ===
  
[[Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Trinity Cemetery, Pfeiffer Corners]]
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=== Land  ===
  
[[Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland|Trinity Waterloo Cemetery, Columbia (Trinity Chapel Cemetery)]]
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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 Howard County Deed Books (1840-present) have been uploaded to their website: [https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
  
[[Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Tucker Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
[[Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland|Whipp's Garden Cemetery, Ellicott City]]
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=== Maps  ===
  
[[Zion Cemetery, Savage, Howard County, Maryland|Zion Cemetery, Elkridge]]
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=== Military  ===
  
==== Census ====
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==== War of 1812 ====
  
Federal Census reports available 1860-1930. {{Census|Maryland}}  
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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, Howard County, p. 151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
==== Church ====
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==== Civil War ====
  
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 Howard 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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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932373|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932407|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m273/pdf/m273.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish 1712-1939] (includes parish register 1712-1937 and vestry minutes 1728-1776, 1809-1939)
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{{VAciv}}
  
:*'''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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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)|2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade ]]Company I
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:- [[7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)]]. Company B (1st) (Howard Dragoons).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''7th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|96627|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 88}}.</ref>
  
::Contains the church records of:
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=== Newspapers  ===
::*Elkridge: Elkridge Methodist Church
 
  
===== Church of England  =====
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*Howard 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].
  
See also [[Queen Caroline Parish, Maryland|Queen Caroline Parish]]
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=== Probate  ===
  
==== Court  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1604 – 1878''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records 1604-1878] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1635 – 1743''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3250 Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635-1743] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1796 – 1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Research Guides ===
  
==== Land  ====
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*Zimmerman, Kenneth E. ''Guide to Research in Howard County, Maryland.'' Woodstock, Md.: K. E. Zimmerman, 1997.<br>
  
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 Howard County Deed Books (1840-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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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Birth ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Marriage ====
  
===== War of 1812  =====
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*'''1658 - 1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1666 - 1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1858''' [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/1858mar.htm Partial Listing of Howard County Marriages 1858]
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*'''1860 - 1939''' [http://hchsmdsearch.org/search.php Howard County Marriage Licenses 1860-1939] from the Howard County Historical Society site.
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*'''1886 - 1900''' [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/marrinfo.htm Howard County Circuit Court Marriage Records 1886-1900]
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
*''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, Howard County, p. 151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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==== Death ====
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944]<br>
  
{{VAciv}}
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== Societies and Libraries ==
 
 
:-&nbsp; [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)|2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)]], Company C
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade ]]Company I
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)]]. Company B (1st) (Howard Dragoons).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''7th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|96627|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 88}}.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
*Howard 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].
 
 
 
==== Probate ====
 
 
 
==== Research Guides<br> ====
 
 
 
*Zimmerman, Kenneth E. ''Guide to Research in Howard County, Maryland.'' Woodstock, Md.: K. E. Zimmerman, 1997.<br>
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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'''Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>Central Maryland Chapter<br>P. O. Box 648<br>Columbia, MD 21045<br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center'''<br>Howard County Library System<br>9421 Frederick Rd<br>Ellicott City, MD 21042<br>Phone: 410 313-1950<br>[http://hclibrary.org/locations/miller-branch Website]<br>
  
'''''Birth'''''  
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'''Howard County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 274<br>Columbia, MD 21045<br>E-Mail: [mailto:info@hcgsmd.org info@hcgsmd.org]<br>[http://www.hcgsmd.org Website]<br>
  
'''''Marriage'''''  
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'''Howard County Historical Society'''<br>9421 Frederick Road<br>Ellicott City, MD 21042<br>Phone: 410-480-3250<br>E-Mail: [mailto:info@hchsmd.org info@hchsmd.org]<br>[http://hchsmd.org/research Website]<br>
  
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/marrinfo.htm Howard County Circuit Court Marriage Records 1886-1900]
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'''Sons of Confederate Veterans'''<br>Isaac Trimble Camp #1836<br>Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69<br>2832 Nine Mile Circle<br>Catonsville, MD 21228<br>E-Mail: [mailto:terrymkl@aol.com terrymkl@aol.com]<br>[http://www.mdscv.org/1836 Website] <br>
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/1858mar.htm Partial Listing of Howard County Marriages 1858]  
 
*[http://www.hchsmd.org/marriages.htm Howard County Marriage Licenses 1860-1939]&nbsp;from the&nbsp;Howard County&nbsp;Historical Society site.
 
*'''''Death'''''
 
  
*[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  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Columbia Maryland Family History Center]]
 
*[[Columbia Maryland Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/howard-county/ Howard County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/ The Howard County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhoward/ The Howard County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibh.html "Howard Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibh.html "Howard Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Howard County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/ The USGenWeb Archives Project], Howard County
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/howard/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Howard County. (Backup site)
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*[http://sankofagen.pbworks.com/w/page/14230677/Maryland#HOWARD Slave owners households]
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Howard|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} History Library Catalog for Howard County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Howard|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Howard County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Howard County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Howard County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 13, 1851
County Seat Ellicott City
Courthouse
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Address Howard County Courthouse
3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-992-2025/
Phone: 410-313-3000
Howard County Website



Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Howard County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1840 1898 1860 1840 1840

br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records.
Register of Wills has probate records. [1]

History

John Edger Howard
  • Named for John Edger Howard, a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War, later the 5th Governor of Maryland.

Parent County

  • Made a separate county in 1838 from Anne Arundel County with a part from Baltimore County, but it was not formally recognized until 13 May 1851 by the state Constitutional Convention.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps" (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Census Districts

  • Columbia
  • Elkridge
  • North Laurel
  • Savage-Guilford

Communities

  • Clarksville
  • Cooksville
  • Daniels
  • Dayton
  • Dorsey
  • Fulton
  • Glenelg
  • Glenwood
  • Granite
  • Hanover
  • Henryton
  • Highland
  • Ilchester
  • Lisbon
  • Marriottsville
  • Scaggsville
  • Simpsonville
  • West Friendship
  • Woodbine
  • Woodstock

Neighboring Counties

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Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MDInterment
MDGravestones
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.

Blackwell, Boston, Fuller & Howard Gravestones (see Pine Orchard Methodist Episcopal Cemetery)

Bonnie Brae Cemetery

Bushy Park Community Cemetery

Cook Cemetery, Columbia

Dorsey Family Cemetery, Village of Harpers Choice, Columbia

Elkridge Community Christian Church

Ellicott Family Graveyard, Ellicott Mills (Now Ellicott City)

McKendree Church Cemetery, West Friendship

Melville Chapel UMC Cemetery, Elkridge

Mountain View Cemetery, West Friendship

Census

Federal Census reports available 1860-1930. For tips on accessing Howard County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives.

The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Contains the church records of:
  • Elkridge: Elkridge Methodist Church

Church of England

Court

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 Howard County Deed Books (1840-present) have been uploaded to their website: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

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, Howard County, p. 151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Howard County, Maryland Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Howard County, Maryland Genealogy:


- 2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade Company I
- 7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate). Company B (1st) (Howard Dragoons).[2]

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Zimmerman, Kenneth E. Guide to Research in Howard County, Maryland. Woodstock, Md.: K. E. Zimmerman, 1997.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Societies and Libraries

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Central Maryland Chapter
P. O. Box 648
Columbia, MD 21045

Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center
Howard County Library System
9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 410 313-1950
Website

Howard County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 274
Columbia, MD 21045
E-Mail: info@hcgsmd.org
Website

Howard County Historical Society
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 410-480-3250
E-Mail: info@hchsmd.org
Website

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Isaac Trimble Camp #1836
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69
2832 Nine Mile Circle
Catonsville, MD 21228
E-Mail: terrymkl@aol.com
Website


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Howard, Maryland page 318, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Richard L. Armstrong, 7th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 88.