Maryland Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Maryland

Explore research in Maryland.


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Goal 1: Learn about Maryland research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Maryland ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Maryland research strategies.
    FS—Basic Maryland Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Maryland research on Ancestry.
    AC—Maryland Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Maryland research.
    AC—Maryland State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Maryland Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Maryland Record Finder
  5. For African American research, study the Maryland state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Maryland


Goal 2: Learn about Maryland archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Maryland Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Maryland state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Maryland.
  4. Explore the Maryland Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Digital Maryland site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Maryland genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Maryland research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Maryland city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Directories
  2. Explore Maryland city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Maryland city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Maryland historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Maryland city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Maryland vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Maryland Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Maryland Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Maryland vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Maryland birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Maryland birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Maryland Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Maryland vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for Maryland birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Maryland marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Maryland marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Maryland marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Maryland death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Maryland obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for Maryland obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Maryland death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for Maryland death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Maryland census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Maryland censuses in this article.
    FS—Maryland Census
  2. Learn about Maryland census records.
    Census Records for Maryland
  3. Explore additional links for Maryland census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Maryland state and county census records.
  5. Explore Maryland census records on the AccessGenealogy site.


Goal 4: Learn about Maryland church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Maryland church records in this article.
    FS—Maryland Church Records
  2. Learn about Maryland church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Maryland Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Maryland church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Maryland cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Maryland cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Maryland Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Maryland cemetery records.
  3. Search for Maryland cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Maryland cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Maryland cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Maryland Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Maryland emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Maryland migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Maryland immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Maryland military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Maryland military records.
    Maryland Military Records
  2. Learn about Maryland military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Military Records
  3. Explore Maryland military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Maryland military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Maryland military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Maryland military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Maryland probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Maryland Probate Records
  2. Learn about Maryland land and property records.
    FS—Maryland Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Maryland land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Maryland Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Maryland probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Maryland land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Maryland court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Court Records
  2. Learn about Maryland court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Maryland Court Records
  3. Explore Maryland court records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).


Goal 8: Learn about Maryland maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Maps
  2. Learn about Maryland maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Maryland Maps
  3. Learn about Maryland gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Gazetteers

B. Explore Maryland maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Maryland maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Maryland.
  3. Explore historical Maryland maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Maryland maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Maryland newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Maryland newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Maryland newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Newspapers
  2. Learn about Maryland newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Maryland Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Maryland newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Maryland historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Maryland newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Maryland newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Maryland newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Maryland newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Maryland newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Maryland newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Maryland research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Maryland.


Choices:

A. Use the QUIKLinks or Maryland County Pages (top of page) to quickly search

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Maryland County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Maryland.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Maryland Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Maryland research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Maryland Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Maryland Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Maryland Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. South Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Maryland.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Maryland research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Maryland research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Maryland research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Maryland research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Maryland research.

C. Learn about Maryland genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Maryland in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Maryland Societies
  2. Explore the Maryland Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Maryland Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Maryland genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Maryland Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Allegany    A    L Anne Arundel  A    L Baltimore    A    L Calvert    L Caroline    A    L Carroll    A    L
Cecil    A    L Charles    A    L Dorchester    A    L Frederick    A    L Garrett    A    L Harford    A    L
Howard    A    L Kent    A    L Montgomery    A    L Prince George's  A    L Queen Anne's    L Somerset    A    L
St. Mary's    A    L Talbot    A    L Washington    A    L Wicomico    A    L Worcester    A    L