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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montgomery_County,_Maryland|Montgomery County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montgomery_County,_Maryland|Montgomery County]]''  
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Guide to '''Montgomery County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
 
{{MDDC}}  
 
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[[Image:MD Montgomery map.png|thumb|right|300px|MD Montgomery map.png]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Montgomery County
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| county_map = MD Montgomery map.png
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1776
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| founded date = September 6
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| seat = [[Rockville, Maryland|Rockville]]
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| building image = Montgomery County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = Montgomery County Courthouse<br>
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101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor<br>Rockville, MD 20850<br>Phone: 240-777-9466<br>[http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/  '''Montgomery County Website'''] }}
  
[[Image:Montgomery County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Montgomery County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG|<center>Montgomery County, Maryland Courthouse</center>]]
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== [http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ County Courthouse]  ==
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=== [http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ Montgomery County Maryland Courthouse]  ===
  
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[[Image:Montgomery County Maryland Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Montgomery County Maryland Courthouse</center>]]  
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[[Image:Montgomery County Maryland Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Montgomery County Maryland Courthouse.jpg]]  
 
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}&nbsp;<br>[http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ Montgomery County Courthouse]<br>101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor<br>Rockville, MD 20850<br>Phone: 240-777-9466<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1799,<br>divorce, court and land records from 1776<br>1830 Census Missing. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:.jpg|thumb|right|<center>Montgomery-Richard</center>]]
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}<br><br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1799,<br>divorce, court and land records from 1776<br>1830 Census Missing. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Montgomery County Maryland History  ==
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*Named for Richard Montgomery, general in the American Revolutionary War.
 
*Named for Richard Montgomery, general in the American Revolutionary War.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 6 September 1776 from [[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] County.
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*Created 6 September 1776 from [[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]] County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*1791, portions of the county (including Georgetown) along with portions of [[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]] County were ceded to form District of Columbia.
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*1791, portions of the county (including Georgetown) along with portions of [[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]] County were ceded to form District of Columbia.
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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.
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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== Montgomery County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Rockville
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Rockville,_Maryland Rockville]
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] | [[Howard County, Maryland|Howard]] | [[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]] | '''Virginia''' counties:&nbsp; [[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]] | [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]] | [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]] | [[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]]  
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[[Image:Mdmontgomery.jpg|right|600px|Mdmontgomery.jpg]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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'''Maryland''' counties:
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]]
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*[[Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Howard]]
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*[[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]]
  
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'''Virginia''' counties:
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*[[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]]
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*[[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]
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*[[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]
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'''District of Columbia'''
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*[[District of Columbia Genealogy|District of Columbia]]
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== Montgomery County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*"Brown Family Cemetery, Montgomery County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 51, No. 2 (Apr. 1975):110. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 51}}  
 
*"Brown Family Cemetery, Montgomery County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 51, No. 2 (Apr. 1975):110. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 51}}  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
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 Montgomery County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.  
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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.
  
 
===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also All Saints Parish<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Eden Parish, Maryland|Eden Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Prince Georges Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland|Prince George's Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Peters Parish, Montgomery, Maryland|St. Peter's Parish]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also All Saints Parish<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Eden Parish, Maryland|Eden Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Prince Georges Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland|Prince George's Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Peters Parish, Montgomery, Maryland|St. Peter's Parish]]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''[Allnutt]''' Allnutt, Ernest C. "William Allnutt and Wife Sarah (Mears) Talbott, Widow of John Talbott of Calvert County, Maryland: The Progenitors of the American Colonial Family of Allnutt with One Line of Their Descendants in Montgomery County, Maryland," ''Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin,'' Vol. 33, No. 4 (Fall 1992):712-766. {{FHL|832519|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 208}}.  
 
*'''[Allnutt]''' Allnutt, Ernest C. "William Allnutt and Wife Sarah (Mears) Talbott, Widow of John Talbott of Calvert County, Maryland: The Progenitors of the American Colonial Family of Allnutt with One Line of Their Descendants in Montgomery County, Maryland," ''Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin,'' Vol. 33, No. 4 (Fall 1992):712-766. {{FHL|832519|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 208}}.  
*'''[Austin]''' Galau, Jeane K. ''The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines.'' 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|223604|disp=Vol. 1}} | {{FSbook|223626|disp=Vol. 2}} | {{FSbook|223613|disp=Vol. 3}}.
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*'''[Austin]''' Galau, Jeane K. ''The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines.'' 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|223604|disp=Vol. 1}} | {{FSbook|223626|disp=Vol. 2}} | {{FSbook|223613|disp=Vol. 3}}.  
 
*'''[Baker]''' Hurley, William Neal. ''Baker Families of Maryland''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2001. {{FHL|1952307|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B167Hwn}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Baker]''' Hurley, William Neal. ''Baker Families of Maryland''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2001. {{FHL|1952307|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B167Hwn}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Chilton]''' Dorman, John Frederick. "The Chilton Families of Virginia and Maryland," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 11, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1967):71-78; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):121-125; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):167-174; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):15-18; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1968):83-86; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):109-113; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):169-175; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969):32-36; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1969):65-71; Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1969):177-180; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):15-22; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):75-82; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):123-128; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):165-168; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1971):32-41; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):122-124; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):259-264; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):301-306; {{FHL|1024202|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11-v. 16}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
 
*'''[Chilton]''' Dorman, John Frederick. "The Chilton Families of Virginia and Maryland," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 11, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1967):71-78; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):121-125; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):167-174; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):15-18; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1968):83-86; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):109-113; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):169-175; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969):32-36; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1969):65-71; Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1969):177-180; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):15-22; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):75-82; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):123-128; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):165-168; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1971):32-41; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):122-124; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):259-264; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):301-306; {{FHL|1024202|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11-v. 16}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Georgetown with the following surnames: Beatty, Deakins, Forrest, Johns, Levy, Magruder, Mason, and Stoddert.]  
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Georgetown with the following surnames: Beatty, Deakins, Forrest, Johns, Levy, Magruder, Mason, and Stoddert.]  
*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Montgomery&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Montgomery County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database].
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*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Montgomery&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Montgomery County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database].
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Montgomery County on page 127.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Montgomery County on page 127.]
  
===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
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The 1778 Oath of Fidelity lists for Montgomery County have been published in:
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*Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. ''Revolutionary Records of Maryland.'' Washington, D.C.: R.H. Darby Print., 1924. Digital version at {{FSbook|218734}} - free.
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===== 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|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, Montgomery County, pp. 152-153. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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, Montgomery County, pp. 152-153. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}  
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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
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*Montgomery 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].
 
*Montgomery 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  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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
  
 
==== Research Guides<br>  ====
 
==== Research Guides<br>  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1783] '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437mo.html Montgomery County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
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*'''1733''' - Russell, Donna Valley. "1733 Taxables," ''Western Maryland Genealogy,'' Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1987):99-103.
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*'''1783''' - [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437mo.html Montgomery County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Death'''''
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=====Birth=====
  
*[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].
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=====Marriage=====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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===== Death =====
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*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://vitalrec.msa.maryland.gov/pages/index.aspx Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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== Montgomery County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Genealogy Club'''<br>
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1150 Carnation Dr.<br>
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Rockville, MD.<br>
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240-314-5019<br>
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'''Jane C. Sween Research Library'''<br>
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42 W. Middle Lane<br>
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Rockville, MD 20850<br>
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301-340-2974 <br>
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[http://www.visitmaryland.org/listing/history-heritage/jane-c-sween-research-library#sthash Website]<br>
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'''Montgomery History'''<br>
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111 W. Montgomery Avenue<br>
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Rockville, Maryland 20850<br>
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301-340-2825<br>
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E-Mail: [mailto:info@montgomeryhistory.org info@montgomeryhistory.org]<br>
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[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org Website]<br>
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'''Montgomery County Historical Society Library'''<br>
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111 W. Montgomery Avenue<br>
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Rockville, MD 20850<br>
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E-Mail: [mailto:pandersen@montgomeryhistory.org pandersen@montgomeryhistory.org]<br>
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[http://montgomeryhistory.org/research Website]<br>
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'''The Montgomery County Archives'''<br>
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8540 Anniversary Circle<br>
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Gaithersburg, MD<br>
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301-926-5002 or 301-340-282<br>
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[http://montgomeryhistory.org/montgomery-county-archives Website]<br>
  
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*The Montgomery County MDGenWeb Project, a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*The Montgomery 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/bibm.html "Montgomery Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibm.html "Montgomery Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/montgomery/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Montgomery County. (Backup site)  
 
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/MD/county/Montgomery%20Co Montgomery County at Our Family Tree]  
 
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/MD/county/Montgomery%20Co Montgomery County at Our Family Tree]  
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Guide to Montgomery County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Montgomery County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 6, 1776
County Seat Rockville
Courthouse
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Address Montgomery County Courthouse

101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9466
Montgomery County Website



Montgomery County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1798 1898 1790 1777 1776
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1799,
divorce, court and land records from 1776
1830 Census Missing. [1]

Montgomery County Maryland History

  • Named for Richard Montgomery, general in the American Revolutionary War.

Parent County

  • Created 6 September 1776 from Frederick County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Montgomery County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Gaithersburg

Silver Spring

  • Takoma Park
Towns
  • Barnesville
  • Brookeville
  • Chevy Chase
  • Chevy Chase View
  • Chevy Chase Village
  • Garrett Park
  • Glen Echo
  • Kensington
  • Laytonsville
  • Poolesville
  • Somerset
  • Washington Grove
Villages & Special Tax Districts
  • Chevy Chase Section Three
  • Chevy Chase Section Five
  • Drummond
  • Friendship Heights
  • Martin's Additions
  • North Chevy Chase
  • Oakmont
Census Districts
  • Ashton-Sandy Spring
  • Aspen Hill
  • Bethesda
  • Brookmont
  • Burtonsville
  • Cabin John
  • Calverton
  • Chevy Chase
  • Clarksburg
  • Cloverly
  • Colesville
  • Damascus
  • Darnestown
  • Fairland
  • Forest Glen
  • Friendship Village
  • Germantown
  • Hillandale
  • Kemp Mill
  • Montgomery Village
  • North Bethesda
  • North Kensington
  • North Potomac
  • Olney
  • Potomac
  • Redland
  • Rossmoor
  • Silver Spring
  • South Kensington
  • Travilah
  • Wheaton-Glenmont
  • White Oak
Communities
  • Ashton
  • Beallsville
  • Boyds
  • Derwood
  • Dickerson
  • Hyattstown
  • Sandy Spring
  • Shady Grove

Neighboring Counties

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Maryland counties:

Virginia counties:

District of Columbia

Montgomery County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

  • "Brown Family Cemetery, Montgomery County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Apr. 1975):110. FHL 973 D25aga v. 51
  • Riggs, Ronald Paul and John Frederick Dorman. "Two Montgomery County, Maryland, Cemeteries," The American Genealogist, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr. 1974):91. FHL 973 D25aga v. 50 [Peter Family Cemetery and Offutt Family Cemetery.]
  • Our Lady Queen of Poland, Silver Spring BillionGraves

Census

Provincial Census of 1776, Frederick County; Including Lower Potomac Hundred, August 22, 1776; George Town Hundred, August 22, 1776; [Unnamed] Hundred, including present Montgomery County, 1776; Elizabeth Hundred, July 22, 1776 (24 pages of facsimile reproductions); Sugar Land Hundred, September 2, 1776; North West Hundred, September 2, 1776 is available online, see pages 177-257 of:

  • Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at Google Books.

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Montgomery 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.
Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also All Saints Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Eden Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Prince George's Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Peter's Parish

Court

Family Histories

  • [Allnutt] Allnutt, Ernest C. "William Allnutt and Wife Sarah (Mears) Talbott, Widow of John Talbott of Calvert County, Maryland: The Progenitors of the American Colonial Family of Allnutt with One Line of Their Descendants in Montgomery County, Maryland," Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Fall 1992):712-766. FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 208.
  • [Austin] Galau, Jeane K. The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines. 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3.
  • [Baker] Hurley, William Neal. Baker Families of Maryland. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2001. FHL Book 929.273 B167Hwn.
  • [Chilton] Dorman, John Frederick. "The Chilton Families of Virginia and Maryland," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1967):71-78; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):121-125; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):167-174; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):15-18; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1968):83-86; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):109-113; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):169-175; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969):32-36; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1969):65-71; Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1969):177-180; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):15-22; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):75-82; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):123-128; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):165-168; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1971):32-41; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):122-124; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):259-264; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):301-306; FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11-v. 16; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Hennage] Rubincam, Milton. "The Hennage Family of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1975):163-169. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 19 (1975).
  • [Miles] Hurley, William Neal. Our Maryland Heritage, Book Thirteen, Miles Families, Primarily of Montgomery County, Maryland, But Including Members of the Family Found in Other Counties of Maryland and Elsewhere. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1999.
  • [Rawlins] Lancaster, Jeannie. "Rawlins Family," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Fall 2006):57-67. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.

Gazetteers

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," The Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Georgetown with the following surnames: Beatty, Deakins, Forrest, Johns, Levy, Magruder, Mason, and Stoddert.]
  • List of imported servants and convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Montgomery County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Montgomery County Deed Books (1777-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Montgomery County on page 127.]

The 1778 Oath of Fidelity lists for Montgomery County have been published in:

  • Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. Revolutionary Records of Maryland. Washington, D.C.: R.H. Darby Print., 1924. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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, Montgomery County, pp. 152-153. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Andersen, Patricia Abelard. “Research in Montgomery County.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 51, no. 2 (2010): 207-217.
  • Cook, Eleanor M. V. Guide to the Records of Montgomery County, Maryland: Genealogical and Historical. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1989.

Taxation

  • 1733 - Russell, Donna Valley. "1733 Taxables," Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1987):99-103.
  • 1783 - Montgomery County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Montgomery County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Genealogy Club
1150 Carnation Dr.
Rockville, MD.
240-314-5019


Jane C. Sween Research Library
42 W. Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
301-340-2974
Website


Montgomery History
111 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850
301-340-2825
E-Mail: info@montgomeryhistory.org
Website

Montgomery County Historical Society Library
111 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
E-Mail: pandersen@montgomeryhistory.org
Website


The Montgomery County Archives
8540 Anniversary Circle
Gaithersburg, MD
301-926-5002 or 301-340-282
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.


Montgomery County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Montgomery County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery, Maryland page 318, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.