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*[http://www.aagensoc.org/ Anne Arundel Genealogical Society]<br> P.O. Box 221 · Pasadena, MD · 21123
 
*[http://www.aagensoc.org/ Anne Arundel Genealogical Society]<br> P.O. Box 221 · Pasadena, MD · 21123
 
*[http://www.serve.com/bcgs/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 10085 · Towson, MD · 21285-0085
 
*[http://www.serve.com/bcgs/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 10085 · Towson, MD · 21285-0085
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*'''Calvert County Genealogy Society'''<br>P.O. Box 9 · Sunderland, MD · 20689<br> Telephone: (410) 535-0839
 
*[http://www.carr.org/ccgs/ Carroll County Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br> P.O. Box 1752 · Westminster, MD · 21158
 
*[http://www.carr.org/ccgs/ Carroll County Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br> P.O. Box 1752 · Westminster, MD · 21158
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdccmgs/ Charles County Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 1537 · White Plains, MD · 20695-1537 <br>Telephone: (301) 843-2442
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*[http://heritsoc-esx-midriv.com/ Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River] <br> 516 Eastern Boulevard · Essex, MD · 21221<br>Telephone: (410) 574-6934
 
*[http://www.frecogs.com/ The Frederick County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 234 · Monrovia, MD · 21770-0234
 
*[http://www.frecogs.com/ The Frederick County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 234 · Monrovia, MD · 21770-0234
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*[http://www.rtis.com/reg/md/org/hcgs/ Harford County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15 Harford County · Aberdeen, MD · 21001
 
*[http://www.hcgsmd.org/ Howard County Genealogical Society] <br>Box 274 · Columbia, MD · 21045
 
*[http://www.hcgsmd.org/ Howard County Genealogical Society] <br>Box 274 · Columbia, MD · 21045
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ldgs/ The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 3602 · Salisbury, MD 21802-3602
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ldgs/ The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 3602 · Salisbury, MD 21802-3602
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdpgcgs/ Prince George's County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 819 · Bowie, MD 20718-0819
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdpgcgs/ Prince George's County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 819 · Bowie, MD 20718-0819
 
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/Genealogy.html Genealogical Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>''Beall-Dawson House''<br>111 W. Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850111 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825
 
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/Genealogy.html Genealogical Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>''Beall-Dawson House''<br>111 W. Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850111 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825
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*[St. Mary's County Genealogical Society}<br>P.O. Box 1109 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650
 
*[http://chronography.com/usgs/ Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland]<br>P.O. Box 275 · Easton, MD · 21601<br>Telephone: (410) 745-3050
 
*[http://chronography.com/usgs/ Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland]<br>P.O. Box 275 · Easton, MD · 21601<br>Telephone: (410) 745-3050
 
===Historical Societies===
 
===Historical Societies===
 
Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. Journals and/or museums are maintained by these societies to showcase their state, regional, and local culture and history.  Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.
 
Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. Journals and/or museums are maintained by these societies to showcase their state, regional, and local culture and history.  Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.
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*'''Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc'''. <br> ''Central Maryland Chapter''<br>P.O. Box 648 · Columbia, MD · 21045-0648
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*[http://pgcm.aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.] <br> ''Prince George's County, MD Chapter''<br> P.O. Box 44252 · Fort Washington, MD · 20749-425
 
*[http://www.historyhouse.allconet.org/ Allegany County Historical Society, Inc]<br> 218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502 <br>Telephone: (301) 777-8678  
 
*[http://www.historyhouse.allconet.org/ Allegany County Historical Society, Inc]<br> 218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502 <br>Telephone: (301) 777-8678  
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*[http://www.aachs.org/ Anne Arundel County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 385 · Linthicum, MD · 21090-0385<br>Telephone: (410) 768-9518
 
*[http://www.hsobc.org/ Baltimore County Historical Society]<br>''Agriculture Building''<br>9811 Van Buren Lane · Cockeysville, MD · 21030 <br>Telephone: (410) 666-1876  
 
*[http://www.hsobc.org/ Baltimore County Historical Society]<br>''Agriculture Building''<br>9811 Van Buren Lane · Cockeysville, MD · 21030 <br>Telephone: (410) 666-1876  
 
*[http://www.catonsvillehistory.org/ Cantonsville Historical Society Inc.]<br>1824 Frederick Road | Catonsville, Maryland 21228-5503 <br> Telephone: 410-744-3034
 
*[http://www.catonsvillehistory.org/ Cantonsville Historical Society Inc.]<br>1824 Frederick Road | Catonsville, Maryland 21228-5503 <br> Telephone: 410-744-3034
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*[http://cchistory.org/ The Historical Society of Cecil County]<br>135 East Main Street · Elkton, MD · 21921 <br> Telephone: (410) 398-1790
 
*[http://cchistory.org/ The Historical Society of Cecil County]<br>135 East Main Street · Elkton, MD · 21921 <br> Telephone: (410) 398-1790
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosccgs/ Historical Society of Charles County] <br>P.O. Box 261 · Port Tobacco, MD · 20677
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosccgs/ Historical Society of Charles County] <br>P.O. Box 261 · Port Tobacco, MD · 20677
*[http://www.historicdorchester.org Dorchester County Historical Society]<br>902 LaGrange Ave. · Cambridge, MD · 21613 - 2009<br>Telephone: (410) 228-7953  
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*[http://www.chevychasehistory.org/ Chevy Chase Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15145 · Chevy Chase, MD · 20825<br>Telephone: (301) 656-6141
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*[http://www.historicdorchester.org Dorchester County Historical Society]<br>902 LaGrange Ave. · Cambridge, MD · 21613 - 2009<br>Telephone: (410) 228-7953
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*'''Dundalk - Patapsco Neck Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 21781 4 Center Place · Dundalk, MD · 21222 <br>Telephone: (410) 284-2331
 
*[http://www.emmitsburg.net/history/ Emmitsburg Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 463 · Emmitsburg, MD · 21727
 
*[http://www.emmitsburg.net/history/ Emmitsburg Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 463 · Emmitsburg, MD · 21727
 
*[http://www.hsfcinfo.org/ The Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc.]<br> 24 East Church Street · Frederick, MD · 21701 <br>Telephone: (301) 663-1188
 
*[http://www.hsfcinfo.org/ The Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc.]<br> 24 East Church Street · Frederick, MD · 21701 <br>Telephone: (301) 663-1188
 
*[http://www.deepcreeklake.com/gchs/index.asp Garrett County Historical Society, Inc.] <br> 111 East Oak Street · Oakland, MD · 21550 <br> Telephone: (301) 334-3226  
 
*[http://www.deepcreeklake.com/gchs/index.asp Garrett County Historical Society, Inc.] <br> 111 East Oak Street · Oakland, MD · 21550 <br> Telephone: (301) 334-3226  
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*'''Greenbelt Historical Society'''<br>204 Lastner Lane · Greenbelt, MD · 20770 <br>Telephone: (240) 474-5156
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.]<br> 143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014. <br> Telephone: 410-592-8693 · 410-838-7691
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.]<br> 143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014. <br> Telephone: 410-592-8693 · 410-838-7691
 
*[http://www.hchsmd.org/ Howard County Historical Society, Inc.]<br>P.O. Box 109 · Ellicott City, MD · 21041 <br> Telephone: (410) 750-0370  
 
*[http://www.hchsmd.org/ Howard County Historical Society, Inc.]<br>P.O. Box 109 · Ellicott City, MD · 21041 <br> Telephone: (410) 750-0370  
 
*[http://www.jhsm.org/ The Jewish Museum of Maryland] <br> ''Herbert Bearman Campus'' <br> 15 Lloyd Street · Baltimore, MD · 21202 <br> Telephone:(410) 732-6400 · (877) 376-719
 
*[http://www.jhsm.org/ The Jewish Museum of Maryland] <br> ''Herbert Bearman Campus'' <br> 15 Lloyd Street · Baltimore, MD · 21202 <br> Telephone:(410) 732-6400 · (877) 376-719
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*[http://www.johnbrown.org/toc.htm John Brown Historical Foundation, Inc.]<br>c/o Capt. South T. Lynn<br>Southland Farm · 13701 Deakins Lane · Darnestown, MD · 20874<br>Telephone: (301) 963-3300 or (301) 432-2666
 
*[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/ Historical Society of Kent County]<br> 101 Church Alley · P.O. Box 665 ·Chestertown, MD · 21620 <br> Telephone: (410) 778-3499
 
*[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/ Historical Society of Kent County]<br> 101 Church Alley · P.O. Box 665 ·Chestertown, MD · 21620 <br> Telephone: (410) 778-3499
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*[http://www.aagensoc.org/kuethe.shtml Kuethe Library Historical and Genealogical Research Center] <ref>Includes the holdings of both the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society</ref><br>5 Crain Highway S.E. · Glen Burnie, MD · 21061<br> Telephone: (410) 760-9679
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*[http://www.laurelhistory.org/ Laurel Historical Society]<br>817 Main Street · Laurel, MD · 20707 <br> Telephone: (301) 286-7031
 
*[http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society]<br> 201 West Monument St. · Baltimore, Maryland · 21201-4674<br> Telephone: 410-685-3750 <br>*''Genealogical Research'' a guide to research in Maryland. <ref>Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. (FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992.)(5th edition at [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45052612&referer=brief_results WorldCat])</ref>
 
*[http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society]<br> 201 West Monument St. · Baltimore, Maryland · 21201-4674<br> Telephone: 410-685-3750 <br>*''Genealogical Research'' a guide to research in Maryland. <ref>Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. (FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992.)(5th edition at [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45052612&referer=brief_results WorldCat])</ref>
 
*[http://www.marylandmilitaryhistory.org/ The Maryland Military Historical Society, Inc]<br> ''Fifth Regiment Armory''<br>219 29th Division Street · Baltimore, Maryland ·21201-2288<br>Telephone: 410-576-1496
 
*[http://www.marylandmilitaryhistory.org/ The Maryland Military Historical Society, Inc]<br> ''Fifth Regiment Armory''<br>219 29th Division Street · Baltimore, Maryland ·21201-2288<br>Telephone: 410-576-1496
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwchs Washington County Historical Society]<br>''Jamieson Memorial Library · The Miller House'' <br> P.O. Box 1281 · Hagerstown, Maryland · 21741-1281 <br>Telephone: (301) 797-8782  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwchs Washington County Historical Society]<br>''Jamieson Memorial Library · The Miller House'' <br> P.O. Box 1281 · Hagerstown, Maryland · 21741-1281 <br>Telephone: (301) 797-8782  
 
*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/index.html Wicomico Historical Society]<br> PO Box 573 · Pemberton Drive · Salisbury, MD · 21803-0573 <br> Telephone: 410-860-0447 · 410-860-1441
 
*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/index.html Wicomico Historical Society]<br> PO Box 573 · Pemberton Drive · Salisbury, MD · 21803-0573 <br> Telephone: 410-860-0447 · 410-860-1441
*Worcester County Historical Society <br>3 East Second Street · Pocomoke City, MD · 21851
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*'''Worcester County Historical Societ'''y <br>3 East Second Street · Pocomoke City, MD · 21851
 
===Lineage and Heritage Societies===
 
===Lineage and Heritage Societies===
 
A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. [http://members.tripod.com/~Historic_Trust/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]][http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=619324&disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=619324&disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.]</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization.  
 
A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. [http://members.tripod.com/~Historic_Trust/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]][http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=619324&disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=619324&disp=Hereditary+Society+blue+book FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.]</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization.  

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Societies[edit | edit source]

There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "Societies". Archives and Libraries are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.

Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]

Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited on the "Genealogy" page.

Statewide Societies[edit | edit source]

County Societies[edit | edit source]

Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at Census Finder and MDGenWeb.

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. Journals and/or museums are maintained by these societies to showcase their state, regional, and local culture and history. Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.

Lineage and Heritage Societies[edit | edit source]

A Lineage society is an organization whose members have shown proof of their descent from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. The Hereditary Society Blue Book[3] is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "Societies"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United Sates, here are some with Maryland ties:

Fraternal Organizations[edit | edit source]

Fraternal Organizations were begun for a variety of reasons. It could have been work skills, politics, chivalry, economics, and many other causes that the organization started. Trade unions have their roots with fraternal organizations. Ethnicity and religious minorities were common beginnings for a fraternal brotherhood. More can be found at Fraternal Societies and Fraternalism in America. Here are a few organizations in Maryland.

Family History Catalog[edit | edit source]

Records of these societies are usually described in the Author/Title Search of the The Family History Library under the name of the society. They are also listed in the Place Search under one of the following:

UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND - GENEALOGY
MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
Some records gathered by societies are listed in the Locality Search under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under the MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Includes the holdings of both the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
  2. Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. (FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992.)(5th edition at WorldCat)
  3. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport (The Family History Librarybook, FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.
  4. Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. (Family History Library book 975.2 C4n; fiche 6019836).
  5. Daughters of the American Revolution (Maryland). Genealogical Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (On 30 Family History Library films beginning with 859284.)
  6. Peden, Henry C. Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989 975.2 C4p - FHL US/CAN Book