Maryland, United States Genealogy
|Maryland Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
the Old Line State
- Maryland State Archives has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, & indexes since 1634.
- 3/4 colonists arrived in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant
- Some MD colonial wills were sent to England or Scotland for probate
Maryland State Archives · Maryland State Law Library · Maryland Historical Society · University of Maryland Libraries · George Peabody Library · Enoch Pratt Free Library · Baltimore City Archives · National Archives and Records Administration · Library of Congress
Bank Road · Braddock's Road · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Gist's Trace (or Memacolinis Path) · Great Indian Warpath · Great Valley Road · King's Highway · Maryland Road · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · Old Northwestern Turnpike · Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway · Baltimore and Ohio Railroad · Atlantic Coast Ports
Did you know?
- Want to locate an historic place in Maryland such as learning which county a town was in? Fisher's 1852 Gazetteer of the State of Maryland is on Google Books.
- Maryland Genealogy (located on Sailor: Maryland's Public Information Network)
- The websites of any Maryland county association (such as a county genealogical society) are listed on the county pages linked above.
FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org
Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:
- Maryland Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Maryland Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Maryland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Things you can do
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:
- Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Maryland court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.
- American Source Records in England (Genealogy.com, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.