Maryland, United States Genealogy

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United States GenealogyGotoarrow.png Maryland

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

Maryland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Maryland Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources

Welcome to the Maryland page,
the Old Line State

[[Image:Template:AntMarPic]]Unique genealogical features:

  • Maryland State Archives has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, & indexes since 1634.
  • Three-fourth of the colonists arrived in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant[1]
  • Some MD colonial wills were sent to England or Scotland for probate[2]

Maryland Online Genealogy Records

   How to Find Information about Maryland Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Counties[edit | edit source]

Click on a county to go to that county's page:
Garrett CountyAllegany CountyWashington CountyFrederick CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyHoward CountyBaltimore CityBaltimore CountyHarford CountyCecil CountyPrince George's CountyAnne Arundel CountyCharles CountySt. Mary's CountyCalvert CountyKent CountyQueen Anne's CountyCaroline CountyTalbot CountyDorchester CountyWicomico CountySomerset CountyWorcester CountyMaryland resized.jpg

Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  New Netherland Genealogy | Charles (old) | Durham | Patuxent | Worcester (old)

Major Repositories[edit | edit source]

Maryland State Archives · Maryland Historical Society · Maryland Historical Trust Library · Maryland State Law Library · Maryland Genealogical Society · Allehany County Library System Washington Street Library · Baltimore City Archives · Dorchester County Central Public Library · Enoch Pratt Free Library · Frederick County Artz Public Library · Frostburg State University Ort Library · Johns Hopkins University George Peabody Library · Talbot County Free Library · University of Maryland McKeldin Library · Washington County Free Library · Pennsylvania State Archives · Historical Society of Pennsylvania · Library of Congress DC · National Archives and Records Administration (Archives I) DC · National Archives at College Park, Maryland (Archives II) · National Archives at Philadelphia PA

Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Bank Road  · Braddock's Road  · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal  · Fall Line Road · Gist's Trace · Gist's Trace  · Great Indian Warpath  · Great Valley Road  · King's Highway  · Maryland Road  · National Road · Cumberland Road  · Old Northwestern Turnpike  · Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway  · Baltimore and Ohio Railroad  · Atlantic Coast Ports  · Potomac River · Fall Line Road

Did you know?[edit | edit source]

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  • Want to locate an historic place in Maryland such as learning which county a town was in? Fisher's 1852 Gazetteer of the State of Maryland is on Google Books.
  • Maryland Genealogy (located on Sailor: Maryland's Public Information Network)
  • The websites of any Maryland county association (such as a county genealogical society) are listed on the county pages linked above.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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Things you can do[edit | edit source]

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Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Maryland court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.
  2. American Source Records in England (, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at