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Guide to '''Charles County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Charles County, Maryland ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:MD_ORP.png|Maryland Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Charles County
 
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| state = Maryland
 
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| founded year = 1658
 
| founded date = 13 April
 
| seat = [[La Plata, Maryland|La Plata]]
 
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| building address = [http://mdcourts.gov/courtsdirectory/charles.html '''Charles County Courthouse''']<br> P.O. Box B<br>200 Baltimore Street<br>La Plata, MD 20646<br>Phone: 301-645-0550<br>[http://www.charlescountymd.gov/  '''Charles County Website'''] }}
 
  
== Courthouse ==
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= April 13, 1658
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|county seat= La Plata
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|parent county= Colonial lands
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|county1= [[Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy|Calvert]]
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|county2= [[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]]
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|county3= [[St. Mary's County, Maryland Genealogy|St. Mary's]]
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|county4= [[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy|Fairfax (VA)]]
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|county5= [[King George County, Virginia Genealogy|King George (VA)]]
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|county6= [[Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy|Prince William (VA)]]
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|county7= [[Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy|Stafford (VA)]]
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|county8= [[Westmoreland County, Virginia Genealogy|Westmoreland (VA)]]</br><center>[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county location in state= [[File:Map of Maryland highlighting Charles County.png|250x250px]]
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[[Image:Calvert-charles-3rdlordbaltimore.jpg|thumb|right|185px|<center>Charles Calvert</center>]]
  
<br><br>&nbsp;<br>Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage records from 1865; divorce and court records from 1796. <br>Register of Wills has probate records. <br>State Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland has land records from 1658.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Calvert County was named for Charles Calvert. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Charles," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_County,_Maryland."</ref>
  
[[Image:Calvert-charles-3rdlordbaltimore.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Charles Calvert]]  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MD Courthouse Intro|Charles}}
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'''Charles County Courthouse'''<br>200 Charles Street<br>La Plata, MD 20646<br>Phone: 301-932-3201<br>Phone: 301-870-2659<br>[http://www.charlescountymd.gov/  Charles County Website]<br>
  
*Named for Charles Calvert, third Lord Baltimore.
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=== Charles County, Maryland Record Dates ===
 
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{{MD Record Dates Intro|Charles}}
==== Parent County  ====
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*Created 13 April 1658 from Colonial lands by the order in Council, likely much of remaining portion of [[Charles County (old), Maryland|old Charles County]] that was created 1650 and dissolved 1653.
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles County, Maryland. Page 317-318 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 308-309.</ref></center>
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
==== Record Loss  ====
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
Most early papers of the county court have been lost.<br>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1898
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
==== Populated Places  ====
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1898
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1796
===== Towns  =====
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1658
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1665
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1775
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1898. General compliance by the 1910s. </center>
*Indian Head
 
 
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/La_Plata,_Maryland La Plata]
 
 
 
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*Port Tobacco Village
 
 
 
 
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===== Census Districts  =====
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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*Bennsville
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Most early papers of the county court have been lost.<br><br>
*Bryans Road
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*Hughesville
 
*Potomac Heights
 
 
 
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*Saint Charles
 
*Waldorf
 
  
 
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Communities
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{MD Boundary Changes Intro|Charles}}
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*Bel Alton
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*Created 13 April 1658 from Colonial lands by the order in Council, likely much of remaining portion of [[Charles County (old), Maryland Genealogy|old Charles County]] that was created 1650 and dissolved 1653.
*Benedict
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*'''County seat:''' La Plata<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maryland.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
*Bryantown
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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.
*Cobb Island
 
*Dentsville
 
*Faulkner
 
 
 
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*Ironsides
 
*Issue
 
*Malcolm
 
*Marbury
 
*Morgantown
 
*Mount Victoria
 
 
 
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*Nanjemoy
 
*Newburg
 
*Pisgah
 
*Pomfret
 
*Popes Creek
 
*Pomonkey
 
 
 
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*Ripley
 
*Rison
 
*Rock Point
 
*Swan Point
 
*Welcome
 
*White Plains
 
  
 
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|}
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://maryland.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,017,c,charles.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Charles County, Maryland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_County,_Maryland, accessed 16 August 2018.</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Head,_Maryland Indian Head]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Plata,_Maryland La Plata (county seat)]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Tobacco_Village,_Maryland Port Tobacco Village]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel_Alton,_Maryland Bel Alton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict,_Maryland Benedict]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dentsville,_Maryland Dentsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faulkner,_Maryland Faulkner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glymont,_Maryland Glymont]
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*Grayton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironsides,_Maryland Ironsides]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Point,_Maryland Issue]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm,_Maryland Malcolm]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marbury,_Maryland Marbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgantown,_Maryland Morgantown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Victoria,_Maryland Mount Victoria]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjemoy,_Maryland Nanjemoy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburg,_Maryland Newburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisgah,_Maryland Pisgah]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popes_Creek,_Maryland Popes Creek]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Tobacco_Village,_Maryland Port Tobacco Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomonkey,_Maryland Pomonkey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley,_Maryland Ripley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rison,_Maryland Rison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Point,_Maryland Swan Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome,_Maryland Welcome]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Plains,_Maryland White Plains]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennsville,_Maryland Bennsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryans_Road,_Maryland Bryans Road]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryantown,_Maryland Bryantown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobb_Island_(Maryland) Cobb Island]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughesville,_Maryland Hughesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomfret,_Maryland Pomfret]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potomac_Heights,_Maryland Potomac Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Point,_Maryland Rock Point]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles,_Maryland St. Charles]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf,_Maryland Waldorf]</div>
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[[Image:Mdcharles.jpg|right|300px|Mdcharles.jpg]] '''Maryland''' counties:
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MD Historical Timeline Intro|Charles}}
  
*[[Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy|Calvert]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]]
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{{MD Resources Intro|Charles}}
*[[St. Mary's County, Maryland Genealogy|St. Mary's]]
 
  
'''Virginia''' counties:
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MD Bible Intro|Charles}}
  
*[[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[King George County, Virginia|King George]]
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{{MD Biographies Intro|Charles}}
*[[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]
 
*[[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]
 
*[[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MD Business Records Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MD Cemeteries Intro|Charles}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=22&GScnty=1194&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|490173|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1194 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nanjemoybaptist.com/page/cemetery_records USGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Charles+Maryland&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maryland&county=Charles&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/charles.html Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Charles County, Maryland''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/md/charles.htm MDInterment]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://nanjemoybaptist.com/page/cemetery_records USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/charles.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/md/charles.htm MDInterment]
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* [http://marylandgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=9 MDGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://marylandgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=9 MDGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|490173|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Charles+Maryland&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Maryland/Charles-County?id=county_1194 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395452&reqParentsLabel=Charles%2C%20Maryland%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Maryland Cemeteries|Maryland Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Maryland Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969}}<br>
 
Vol. 21
 
Vol. 21
 
*New Saint Peters Cemetery - page 85
 
*New Saint Peters Cemetery - page 85
*Old Saint Peters Cemetery - page 97
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*Old Saint Peters Cemetery - page 97<br>
 
Vol. 24
 
Vol. 24
 
*Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery - page 100
 
*Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery - page 100
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MD Census Intro|Charles}}
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{{Census|Maryland}}
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_County,_Maryland#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1790 |20613
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|1800 |19172
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|1810 |20245
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|1820 |16500
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|1830 |17769
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|1840 |16023
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|1850 |16162
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|1860 |16517
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|1870 |15738
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|1880 |18548
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|1890 |15191
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|1900 |17662
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|1910 |16386
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|1920 |17705
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|1930 |16166
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|1940 |17612
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|1950 |23415
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|1960 |32572
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|1970 |47678
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|1980 |72751
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|1990 |101154
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|2000 |120546
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|2010 |146551
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"Constable's Census of Charles County, 1775-1778 (1800 Persons): Including Durham Parish; Benedict Hundred; Port Tobacco; West Hundred; Upper Hundred; East Hundred, Newport; Port Tobacco, Upper Hundred; Port Tobacco, Town Hundred; Port Tobacco, East Hundred; Pomonkey; Newport, West Hundred; William and Mary, Lower Hundred; Bryan Town Hundred," is available online, see pages 297-312 and index in:  
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Constable's Census of Charles County, 1775-1778 (1800 Persons): Including Durham Parish; Benedict Hundred; Port Tobacco; West Hundred; Upper Hundred; East Hundred, Newport; Port Tobacco, Upper Hundred; Port Tobacco, Town Hundred; Port Tobacco, East Hundred; Pomonkey; Newport, West Hundred; William and Mary, Lower Hundred; Bryan Town Hundred, is available online, see pages 297-312 and index in:
  
 
*Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. ''Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources''. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams &amp; Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=69UUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
 
*Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. ''Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources''. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams &amp; Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=69UUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
  
Federal Census reports available 1790-1940 including slave and veterans schedules. {{Census|Maryland}}
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Federal Census reports available 1790-1940 including slave and veterans schedules.
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MD Church Intro|Charles}}
*''[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.  
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index- [[Maryland, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*''[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.
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m258/pdf/m258.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Trinity Church, Trinity Parish] (includes parish register 1729-1797, vestry minutes 1750-1795, 1840-1922, and various treasurer's accounts 1790s-1860s)
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m258/pdf/m258.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Trinity Church, Trinity Parish] (includes parish register 1729-1797, vestry minutes 1750-1795, 1840-1922, and various treasurer's accounts 1790s-1860s)
  
===== Church of England =====
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'''''Church of England'''''<br>
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See the following parishes:<br>
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*[[Durham Parish, Maryland|Durham Parish]]
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*[[Piccawaxen Parish, Maryland|Piccawaxen Parish]]
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*[[Port Tobacco Parish, Maryland|Port Tobacco Parish]]
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*[[Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland|Trinity Parish]]
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*[[William and Mary Parish, Maryland|William and Mary Parish]]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395452&reqParentsLabel=Charles%2C%20Maryland%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Durham Parish, Maryland|Durham Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Piccawaxen Parish, Maryland|Piccawaxen Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Port Tobacco Parish, Maryland|Port Tobacco Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland|Trinity Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[William and Mary Parish, Maryland|William and Mary Parish]]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MD Court Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MD Directories Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MD Emigration Intro|Charles}}
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
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The [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/html/search.html New ''Early Settlers of Maryland''] database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' ''Early Settlers of Maryland'' and Carson Gibb's ''Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland''." Available online, courtesy: [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
  
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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Other Charles County immigration resources include:
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*'''1897-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|3398454|Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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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=Charles&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 Charles County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
  
'''Bibliography'''
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MD Ethnic Groups Intro|Charles}}
  
*'''[A'Gambra]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
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=== Funeral Homes ===
*'''[Addison]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
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{{MD Funeral Homes Intro|Charles}}
*'''[Baptista]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
 
*'''[Boarman]''' Thomas, C.F. and Emily Emerson Lentz. ''The Boarmans''. Washington, D.C.: C.F. Thomas, 1934. {{FHL|127051|item|disp=FHL Film 1011838 Item 5}}.<br>
 
*'''[Boughton]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Brown]''' Horner, Frederick. ''The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants''. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. {{FHL|227057|item|disp=FHL Film 1550788 Item 7}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=zXA2AAAAMAAJ Google Books] - free and [http://archive.org/details/historyblairban00horngoog Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[Brown]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
 
*'''[Brown]''' Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. ''The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland''. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. {{FHL|1015765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M381cm}}.<br>
 
*'''[Burford]''' Lomax, E.L. ''Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax''. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofvirgi00loma Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[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. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11 - v. 16}}.
 
*'''[Compton]''' King, Larry. ''Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families''. Manchester, Tenn.: King, 1976. {{FHL|1500|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 K58ki}}.<br>
 
*'''[Covert]''' King, George Harrison Sanford. "Maryland Coverts Become Virginia Colverts, Colberts and Calverts," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):3-10; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):65-70. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 14 (1970)}}.
 
*'''[Doughty]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Douglass]''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct. 1973):193-202; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):45-51. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 49}}
 
*'''[Douglass]''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland: Some Further Observations," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):76-78. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 53}}
 
*'''[Eaton]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Fernando]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}} Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 77}}
 
*'''[Forbes]''' Gordon, John Steele. "Who Was the Wife of James Forbes, Member of the Continental Congress from Maryland?," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 2001):29-35. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
 
*'''[Fowke]''' Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. ''The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland''. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. {{FHL|1015765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M381cm}}.<br>
 
*'''[Gambra]''' ''See A'Gambra.''
 
*'''[Glaze] '''Harris, Gale Ion. "John Glaze, Planter, of Charles County, Maryland: With Notes on Other Early Glaze Families in America," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2003):37-60.
 
*'''[Hawley]''' Hawley, Laura. ''Hawley, Halley, Holley and Families of Similar Surnames Found in Early Records of England, Maryland and Virginia.'' Bowie, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2003.
 
*'''[Higdon]''' Coone, Lucille Barco and Robert S. Higdon. ''Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants''. Rev. ed. Manassas, Va.: L.B. Coone, 1978. {{FHL|176927|item|disp=FHL Film 1307612 Item 1}}.
 
*'''[Hoskins]''' Russell, George Ely. "Colonel Philip&nbsp;Hoskins (c1650-1718) of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar. 1963):26-31, 248. {{FHL|39597|item}} 973 B2ng v. 51
 
*'''[Hoskins]''' "Colonel Philip Hoskins of Charles County, Maryland Addenda," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 51, No. 4 (Dec. 1963):248. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 51}}.
 
*'''[Lamar]''' Lamar, William Harmong, "Thomas Lamar of the Province of Maryland, and a Part of His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1897):203-210. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n214/mode/2up Internet Archive].
 
*'''[Lewis]''' Cook, Michael L. "Major William Lewis," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):243-250. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 28 (1984)}}.
 
*'''[Lomax]''' Thompson, Neil D. "English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):153-156. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 45}}
 
*'''[Lumbrozo]''' Russell, George Ely. "Elizabeth (Wiles) (Lumbrozo) (Browne) Robinson of Charles Co., Maryland, 1662," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 55 (1979):174-177. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 55}}
 
*'''[Lumbrozo]''' Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County,&nbsp;North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 59}}
 
*'''[Lumbrozo]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
 
*'''[Mills]''' Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992)}}.
 
*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>
 
*'''[Stonestreet]''' Newman, Harry Wright. ''Stonestreet Family of Maryland, 1538-1958''. Typescript, 1953. {{FHL|26644|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6019079}}.<br>
 
*'''[Stonestreet]''' Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Stonestreet of Birchden, Withyham, East Sussex, and of "Birchden" in Charles County, Maryland, with His Posterity Down to the Sixth Generation.'' Akron, Ohio: W. Skidmore, 1983. {{FHL|186056|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St72sw}}.
 
*'''[Story]''' Thompson, Neil D. "Walter Story of Charles County, Maryland, Father and Son," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):147-150. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 51}}
 
*'''[Swann]''' Joy, Charles Austin. "Descendants of Jonathan Swann of Charles County, Maryland, and Caroline County, Virginia," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 70 (1982):271-281.
 
*'''[Wheeler]''' Ball, Walter V. ''The Wheeler Family of Charles County, Maryland''. Chevy Chase, Md.: W.V. Ball, 1966. {{FHL|22255|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W561b}}.<br>
 
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MD Genealogies Intro|Charles}}
  
[[Image:Charles County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Charles County Boundary Map.jpg]]&nbsp;  
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*'''A'Gambra -''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
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*'''Addison -''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/40199-seldens-of-virginia-and-allied-families-vol-1?offset=3 FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol. 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive]; [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/565151-seldens-of-virginia-and-allied-families?viewer=1&offset=1#page=2&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol. 2, [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive], {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
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*'''Baptista -''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
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*'''Boarman -''' Thomas, C.F. and Emily Emerson Lentz. ''The Boarmans''. Washington, D.C.: C.F. Thomas, 1934. {{FHL|127051|item|disp=FHL Film 1011838 Item 5}}.
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*'''Boughton -''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
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*'''Brown -''' Horner, Frederick. ''The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants''. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. {{FHL|227057|item|disp=FHL Film 1550788 Item 7}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=zXA2AAAAMAAJ Google Books] - free and [http://archive.org/details/historyblairban00horngoog Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''Brown -''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive];  [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/565151-seldens-of-virginia-and-allied-families?viewer=1&offset=1#page=2&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol 2, [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive], {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
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*'''Brown -''' Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. ''The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland''. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. {{FHL|1015765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M381cm}}.
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*'''Burford -''' Lomax, E.L. ''Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax''. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofvirgi00loma Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''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. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11 - v. 16}}.
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*'''Compton -''' King, Larry. ''Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families''. Manchester, Tenn.: King, 1976. {{FHL|1500|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 K58ki}}.
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*'''Covert -''' King, George Harrison Sanford. "Maryland Coverts Become Virginia Colverts, Colberts and Calverts," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):3-10; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):65-70. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 14 (1970)}}.
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*'''Doughty -''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
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*'''Douglass -''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct. 1973):193-202; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):45-51. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 49}}
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*'''Douglass -''' Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland: Some Further Observations," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):76-78. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 53}}
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*'''Eaton -''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
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*'''Fernando -''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60;  {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}} Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 77}}
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*'''Forbes -''' Gordon, John Steele. "Who Was the Wife of James Forbes, Member of the Continental Congress from Maryland?," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 2001):29-35. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
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*'''Fowke -''' Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. ''The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland''. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. {{FHL|1015765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M381cm}}.
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*'''Gambra -''' ''See A'Gambra.''
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*'''Glaze - '''Harris, Gale Ion. "John Glaze, Planter, of Charles County, Maryland: With Notes on Other Early Glaze Families in America," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2003):37-60.
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*'''Hawley -''' Hawley, Laura. ''Hawley, Halley, Holley and Families of Similar Surnames Found in Early Records of England, Maryland and Virginia.'' Bowie, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2003.
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*'''Higdon -''' Coone, Lucille Barco and Robert S. Higdon. ''Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants''. Rev. ed. Manassas, Va.: L.B. Coone, 1978. {{FHL|176927|item|disp=FHL Film 1307612 Item 1}}.
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*'''Hoskins -''' Russell, George Ely. "Colonel Philip Hoskins (c1650-1718) of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar. 1963):26-31, 248. {{FHL|39597|item}} 973 B2ng v. 51
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*'''Hoskins -''' "Colonel Philip Hoskins of Charles County, Maryland Addenda," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 51, No. 4 (Dec. 1963):248. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 51}}.
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*'''Lamar -''' Lamar, William Harmong, "Thomas Lamar of the Province of Maryland, and a Part of His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1897):203-210. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n214/mode/2up Internet Archive].
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*'''Lewis -''' Cook, Michael L. "Major William Lewis," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):243-250. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 28 (1984)}}.
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*'''Lomax -''' Thompson, Neil D. "English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):153-156. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 45}}
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*'''Lumbrozo -''' Russell, George Ely. "Elizabeth (Wiles) (Lumbrozo) (Browne) Robinson of Charles Co., Maryland, 1662," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 55 (1979):174-177. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 55}}
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*'''Lumbrozo -''' Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County, North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 59}}
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*'''Lumbrozo -''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
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*'''Mills -''' Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992)}}.
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*'''Render -''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.
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*'''Stonestreet -''' Newman, Harry Wright. ''Stonestreet Family of Maryland, 1538-1958''. Typescript, 1953. {{FHL|26644|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6019079}}.
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*''Stonestreet -''' Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Stonestreet of Birchden, Withyham, East Sussex, and of "Birchden" in Charles County, Maryland, with His Posterity Down to the Sixth Generation.'' Akron, Ohio: W. Skidmore, 1983. {{FHL|186056|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St72sw}}.
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*'''Story -''' Thompson, Neil D. "Walter Story of Charles County, Maryland, Father and Son," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):147-150. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 51}}
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*'''Swann -''' Joy, Charles Austin. "Descendants of Jonathan Swann of Charles County, Maryland, and Caroline County, Virginia," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 70 (1982):271-281.
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*'''Wheeler -''' Ball, Walter V. ''The Wheeler Family of Charles County, Maryland''. Chevy Chase, Md.: W.V. Ball, 1966. {{FHL|22255|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W561b}}.
  
==== Immigration  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MD Guardianship Intro|Charles}}
  
The [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/html/search.html New ''Early Settlers of Maryland''] database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' ''Early Settlers of Maryland'' and Carson Gibb's ''Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland''." Available online, courtesy: [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MD Land Intro|Charles}}
  
Other Charles County immigration resources include:  
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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 Charles County Deed Books (1658-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.)
  
*[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=Charles&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 Charles County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MD Histories Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Land ====
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*''The History of Charles County, Maryland.'' N.d. By Margaret Brown Klapthor and Paul Dennis Brown. La Plata, Maryland : Charles County Tercentenary. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/188531-the-history-of-charles-county-maryland-written-in-its-tercentenary-year-of-1958?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|1650990|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
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 Charles County Deed Books (1658-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.)
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MD Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MD Charles County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395452&reqParentsLabel=Charles%2C%20Maryland%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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[[Image:Charles County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Charles County Boundary Map]]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MD Migration Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MD Military Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{MD Revolutionary War Intro|Charles}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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*''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, Charles 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, Charles County on page 127.]
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==== War of 1812 ====
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{{MD War of 1812 Intro|Charles}}
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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, Charles County, p. 145. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MD Civil War Intro|Charles}}
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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{{MD Civil War Regiments|Charles}}
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932373|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932407|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index- [[Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*''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, Charles County, p. 145. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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==== World War II ====
  
===== Civil War =====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2568865|Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Maryland World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''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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{{MD Naturalization Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MD Newspapers Intro|Charles}}
  
 
*Charles 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].
 
*Charles 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  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MD Obituaries Intro|Charles}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MD Other Records Intro|Charles}}
  
*[http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MD Periodicals Intro|Charles}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MD Probate Intro|Charles}}
  
*'''1635 – 1777''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''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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*'''1634-1777''' [http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
*'''1796 – 1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
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*'''1635–1743''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3250 Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635-1743] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
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*'''1635–1777''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
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*'''1796–1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] images - [[Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MD Schools Intro|Charles}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
*'''[1642-1673]''' Rent Rolls Index, Charles County, Maryland 1642-1673. Digital version at [http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/land.htm The USGenWeb Archives] - free.
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''[1678, 1681]''' 1678 and 1681 Charles County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].
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{{MD Tax Intro|Charles}}
*'''[1733]''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/charles/tax/ 1733 Charles County Tax Lists], available online, courtesy: [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ The Combs-Coombs &amp;c. Research Group].
 
*'''[1758]''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/charles/tax/ 1758 Charles County Tax Lists], available online, courtesy: [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ The Combs-Coombs &amp;c. Research Group]. [Not all lists for 1758 survive.]
 
*'''[1783] '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ch.html Charles 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  ====
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*'''1642-1673''' Rent Rolls Index, Charles County, Maryland 1642-1673. Digital version at [http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/land.htm The USGenWeb Archives] - free.
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*'''1678, 1681''' 1678 and 1681 Charles County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].
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*'''1733''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/charles/tax/ 1733 Charles County Tax Lists], available online, courtesy: [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ The Combs-Coombs &amp;c. Research Group].
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*'''1758''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/charles/tax/ 1758 Charles County Tax Lists], available online, courtesy: [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ The Combs-Coombs &amp;c. Research Group]. [Not all lists for 1758 survive.]
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*'''1783''' [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ch.html Charles 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.
  
=====Birth=====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MD Vital Intro|Charles}}
  
=====Marriage=====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MD Birth Intro|Charles}}
  
*'''1658 - 1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Marriage ====
*'''1666 - 1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MD Marriage Intro|Charles}}
*[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list Maryland Marriage References] by Robert Barnes - free.  
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*'''1658-1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Maryland County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1666-1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Maryland Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list Maryland Marriage References] by Robert Barnes - free.
 
*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
 
*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
=====Death=====
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==== Death ====
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{{MD Death Intro|Charles}}
  
*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944].
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*'''1898-1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944].
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MD Divorce Intro|Charles}}
  
'''Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society '''<br> LDS Family History Center<br> 4560 Padgett Road<br> White Plains, Charles County, Maryland<br> P.O. Box 1537<br> White Plains, Md. 20695-1537<br> E-Mail: [mailto:ccmdgs@yahoo.com ccmdgs@yahoo.com]<br> [http://ccmdgs.org/wordpress Website]<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MD Research Facilities Intro|Charles}}
  
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=== Archives ===
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{{MD Archives Intro|Charles}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[White Plains Maryland Family History Center]]<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Libraries ===
*[[White Plains Maryland Family History Center]]
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{{MD Libraries Intro|Charles}}
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Museums ===
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{{MD Museums Intro|Charles}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/charles-county/ Charles County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
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== Societies ==
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/charles/ The Charles County MD GenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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{{MD Societies Intro|Charles}}
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Charles Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County. (Backup site)
 
*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Charles|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Charles County
 
  
== References ==
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*'''Historical Society of Charles Co., Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 2806<br>La Plata, MD 20646<br>[http://charlescountyhistorical.org/ Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{MD Websites Intro|Charles}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/charles-county/ Charles County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~mdcharle/chasco.html The Charles County MD GenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Charles Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/charles/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Charles County. (Backup site)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|189711|Maryland|Charles}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MD Research Guides Intro|Charles}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 15:36, 23 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: La Plata
Organized: April 13, 1658
Parent County(s): Colonial lands
Neighboring Counties
Calvert  • Prince George's  • St. Mary's  • Fairfax (VA)  • King George (VA)  • Prince William (VA)  • Stafford (VA)  • Westmoreland (VA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MarylandCharlesCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Charles County.png
Adoption
Charles Calvert

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Calvert County was named for Charles Calvert. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state. [1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Charles County Courthouse
200 Charles Street
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301-932-3201
Phone: 301-870-2659
Charles County Website

Charles County, Maryland Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1898 1865 1898 1796 1658 1665 1775
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1898. General compliance by the 1910s.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Most early papers of the county court have been lost.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Created 13 April 1658 from Colonial lands by the order in Council, likely much of remaining portion of old Charles County that was created 1650 and dissolved 1653.
  • County seat: La Plata[3]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Charles County, Maryland online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information



United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969
Vol. 21

  • New Saint Peters Cemetery - page 85
  • Old Saint Peters Cemetery - page 97

Vol. 24

  • Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery - page 100

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Charles County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 20,613
1800 19,172 −7.0%
1810 20,245 5.6%
1820 16,500 −18.5%
1830 17,769 7.7%
1840 16,023 −9.8%
1850 16,162 0.9%
1860 16,517 2.2%
1870 15,738 −4.7%
1880 18,548 17.9%
1890 15,191 −18.1%
1900 17,662 16.3%
1910 16,386 −7.2%
1920 17,705 8.0%
1930 16,166 −8.7%
1940 17,612 8.9%
1950 23,415 32.9%
1960 32,572 39.1%
1970 47,678 46.4%
1980 72,751 52.6%
1990 101,154 39.0%
2000 120,546 19.2%
2010 146,551 21.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Constable's Census of Charles County, 1775-1778 (1800 Persons): Including Durham Parish; Benedict Hundred; Port Tobacco; West Hundred; Upper Hundred; East Hundred, Newport; Port Tobacco, Upper Hundred; Port Tobacco, Town Hundred; Port Tobacco, East Hundred; Pomonkey; Newport, West Hundred; William and Mary, Lower Hundred; Bryan Town Hundred, is available online, see pages 297-312 and index in:

  • 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 1790-1940 including slave and veterans schedules.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England
See the following parishes:


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

The New Early Settlers of Maryland database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb's Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland." Available online, courtesy: Maryland State Archives.

Other Charles County immigration resources include:

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • A'Gambra - Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • Addison - Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of FamilySearch Digital Library-Vol. 1, Google Books, Internet Archive; FamilySearch Digital Library-Vol. 2, Internet Archive, FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • Baptista - Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • Boarman - Thomas, C.F. and Emily Emerson Lentz. The Boarmans. Washington, D.C.: C.F. Thomas, 1934. FHL Film 1011838 Item 5.
  • Boughton - Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.
  • Brown - Horner, Frederick. The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. FHL Film 1550788 Item 7; digital versions at Google Books - free and Internet Archive - free.
  • Brown - Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at Google Books; Internet Archive; FamilySearch Digital Library-Vol 2, Internet Archive, FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • Brown - Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M381cm.
  • Burford - Lomax, E.L. Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • 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. To locate digital pages use search form at American Ancestors ($); first select Virginia Genealogist, The from the Database list. Then select Volume number. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11 - v. 16.
  • Compton - King, Larry. Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families. Manchester, Tenn.: King, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 K58ki.
  • Covert - King, George Harrison Sanford. "Maryland Coverts Become Virginia Colverts, Colberts and Calverts," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):3-10; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):65-70. To locate digital pages use search form at American Ancestors ($); first select Virginia Genealogist, The from the Database list. Then select Volume number. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 14 (1970).
  • Doughty - Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.
  • Douglass - Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct. 1973):193-202; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):45-51. FHL 973 D25aga v. 49
  • Douglass - Thompson, Neil D. "The Douglass Family of Charles County, Maryland: Some Further Observations," The American Genealogist, Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):76-78. FHL 973 D25aga v. 53
  • Eaton - Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.
  • Fernando - Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; FHL 973 D25aga v. 76 Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 77
  • Forbes - Gordon, John Steele. "Who Was the Wife of James Forbes, Member of the Continental Congress from Maryland?," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 2001):29-35. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • Fowke - Copeland, Pamela C. and Richard K. MacMaster. The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland. Lorton, Va.: The Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M381cm.
  • Gambra - See A'Gambra.
  • Glaze - Harris, Gale Ion. "John Glaze, Planter, of Charles County, Maryland: With Notes on Other Early Glaze Families in America," The Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2003):37-60.
  • Hawley - Hawley, Laura. Hawley, Halley, Holley and Families of Similar Surnames Found in Early Records of England, Maryland and Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2003.
  • Higdon - Coone, Lucille Barco and Robert S. Higdon. Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants. Rev. ed. Manassas, Va.: L.B. Coone, 1978. FHL Film 1307612 Item 1.
  • Hoskins - Russell, George Ely. "Colonel Philip Hoskins (c1650-1718) of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar. 1963):26-31, 248. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 51
  • Hoskins - "Colonel Philip Hoskins of Charles County, Maryland Addenda," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Dec. 1963):248. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 51.
  • Lamar - Lamar, William Harmong, "Thomas Lamar of the Province of Maryland, and a Part of His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1897):203-210. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  • Lewis - Cook, Michael L. "Major William Lewis," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):243-250. To locate digital pages use search form at American Ancestors ($); first select Virginia Genealogist, The from the Database list. Then select Volume number. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 28 (1984).
  • Lomax - Thompson, Neil D. "English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):153-156. FHL 973 D25aga v. 45
  • Lumbrozo - Russell, George Ely. "Elizabeth (Wiles) (Lumbrozo) (Browne) Robinson of Charles Co., Maryland, 1662," The American Genealogist, Vol. 55 (1979):174-177. FHL 973 D25aga v. 55
  • Lumbrozo - Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County, North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. FHL 973 D25aga v. 59
  • Lumbrozo - Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • Mills - Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. To locate digital pages use search form at American Ancestors ($); first select Virginia Genealogist, The from the Database list. Then select Volume number. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992).
  • Render - Smith, Pearl O. Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R293s.
  • Stonestreet - Newman, Harry Wright. Stonestreet Family of Maryland, 1538-1958. Typescript, 1953. FHL Fiche 6019079.
  • Stonestreet -' Skidmore, Warren. Thomas Stonestreet of Birchden, Withyham, East Sussex, and of "Birchden" in Charles County, Maryland, with His Posterity Down to the Sixth Generation. Akron, Ohio: W. Skidmore, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 St72sw.
  • Story - Thompson, Neil D. "Walter Story of Charles County, Maryland, Father and Son," The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):147-150. FHL 973 D25aga v. 51
  • Swann - Joy, Charles Austin. "Descendants of Jonathan Swann of Charles County, Maryland, and Caroline County, Virginia," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 70 (1982):271-281.
  • Wheeler - Ball, Walter V. The Wheeler Family of Charles County, Maryland. Chevy Chase, Md.: W.V. Ball, 1966. FHL Book 929.273 W561b.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Charles County Deed Books (1658-present) have been uploaded to their website: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Charles County Boundary Map

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Charles County on page 127.]

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Charles County, p. 145. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Charles 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 Charles:

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Charles County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Maryland Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Charles County. For state-wide library facilities, see Maryland Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Charles County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Maryland Societies.

  • Historical Society of Charles Co., Inc.
    P.O. Box 2806
    La Plata, MD 20646
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Charles," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_County,_Maryland."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles County, Maryland. Page 317-318 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 308-309.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maryland.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Charles County, Maryland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_County,_Maryland, accessed 16 August 2018.