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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 "[[United States Societies|Societies]]". [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.  
<br>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 "[[United States Societies|Societies]]". [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.  
 
  
 
=== Genealogical Societies  ===
 
=== Genealogical Societies  ===
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*[http://baahgs.typepad.com/baahgs/2005/01/enoch_pratt_fre.html Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society] <br>''Enoch Pratt Baltimore City and the Maryland State Library Resource Center''<br>Northwood Branch · 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: 410-396-5430  
 
*[http://baahgs.typepad.com/baahgs/2005/01/enoch_pratt_fre.html Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society] <br>''Enoch Pratt Baltimore City and the Maryland State Library Resource Center''<br>Northwood Branch · 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: 410-396-5430  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcpmbs/coalition01.htm Coalition To Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc.]<br>P. O. Box 1533 · Ellicott City, Maryland · 21041-1533  
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*[http://cpmbs.org/ Coalition To Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc.]<br>P. O. Box 1533 · Ellicott City, Maryland · 21041-1533  
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc]<br>143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014  
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc]<br>143 N. Main St. · Bel Air, MD · 21014  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-maryland/ Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland]<br>''Herbert Bearman Campus''<br>15 Lloyd Street · Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>Telephone: 410-732-6400  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-maryland/ Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland]<br>''Herbert Bearman Campus''<br>15 Lloyd Street · Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>Telephone: 410-732-6400  
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*[http://mht.maryland.gov/ Maryland Historical Trust]<br>100 Community Place · Crownsville, MD · 21032-2023  
 
*[http://mht.maryland.gov/ Maryland Historical Trust]<br>100 Community Place · Crownsville, MD · 21032-2023  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]<br>350 Rowe Boulevard · Annapolis, MD · 21401  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]<br>350 Rowe Boulevard · Annapolis, MD · 21401  
*[http://www.magsgen.com/ The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS)]<br>P.O. Box 334· Glenn Dale, MD · 20769-0334
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*[http://www.magsgen.com/ The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS)]<br>P.O. Box 241 · New Windsor, MD · 21776
 
*The Order of the First Families of Maryland<br>Attn: Stephen Hurst, Secretary General <br>300 Esplanade Drive · 10th Floor · Oxnard, CA · 93030  
 
*The Order of the First Families of Maryland<br>Attn: Stephen Hurst, Secretary General <br>300 Esplanade Drive · 10th Floor · Oxnard, CA · 93030  
 
*[http://www.lovelylanemuseum.com/ United Methodist Historical Society of the Baltimore-Washington Conference]<br>''Lovely Lane Museum Library'' <br>2200 St. Paul Street · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: (410) 889-4458  
 
*[http://www.lovelylanemuseum.com/ United Methodist Historical Society of the Baltimore-Washington Conference]<br>''Lovely Lane Museum Library'' <br>2200 St. Paul Street · Baltimore, MD · 21218 <br>Telephone: (410) 889-4458  
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Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at [http://www.censusfinder.com/maryland-genealogy-society.htm Census Finder] and [http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm MDGenWeb].  
 
Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at [http://www.censusfinder.com/maryland-genealogy-society.htm Census Finder] and [http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm MDGenWeb].  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/acgs.html Genealogical Society of Allegany County]<br>P. O. Box 3103 · La Vale, MD · 21504  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mdallegh/acgs.html Genealogical Society of Allegany County]<br>P. O. Box 3103 · La Vale, MD · 21504  
 
*[http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html Allegany Regional Family History Society]<br>''Gordon - Roberts House''<br>218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502<br>Telephone: 301-777-8678  
 
*[http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html Allegany Regional Family History Society]<br>''Gordon - Roberts House''<br>218 Washington Street · Cumberland, MD · 21502<br>Telephone: 301-777-8678  
*[http://www.aagensoc.org/ Anne Arundel Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 221 · Pasadena, MD · 21123
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*[http://www.aagensoc.org/ Anne Arundel Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 1553 · Glen Burnie, MD · 21060
 
*[http://users.datarealm.com/bcgs/bcgs.html Baltimore County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 10085 · Towson, MD · 21285-0085  
 
*[http://users.datarealm.com/bcgs/bcgs.html Baltimore County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 10085 · Towson, MD · 21285-0085  
 
*'''Calvert County Genealogy Society'''<br>P.O. Box 9 · Sunderland, MD · 20689<br>Telephone: (410) 535-0839  
 
*'''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  
 
*'''Cecil County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 11 · Charlestown, MD · 21914<br>Telephone: (410) 287-8793  
 
*'''Cecil County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 11 · Charlestown, MD · 21914<br>Telephone: (410) 287-8793  
*[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://sites.rootsweb.com/~mdccmgs/ Charles County Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 1537 · White Plains, MD · 20695-1537 <br>Telephone: (301) 843-2442  
 
*[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://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  
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc]<br>P.O. Box 15 Harford County · Aberdeen, MD · 21001  
 
*[http://www.harfordhistory.net/ The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc]<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  
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*[http://www.ldgs.org/ 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  
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*[http://pgcgs.org/SPage.php?pid=1 Prince George's County Genealogical Society] <br>P.O. Box 819 · Bowie, MD 20718-0819  
 
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/genealogy_club Genealogy Club of Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>''Beall-Dawson House''<br>111 W. Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850-4212 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825  
 
*[http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/genealogy_club Genealogy Club of Montgomery County Historical Society]<br>''Beall-Dawson House''<br>111 W. Montgomery Avenue · Rockville, MD · 20850-4212 <br>Telephone: 301-340-2825  
 
*'''St. Mary's County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1109 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650  
 
*'''St. Mary's County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1109 · Leonardtown, MD · 20650  
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*[http://hscc.carr.org/ Historical Society of Carroll County]<br>210 East Main Street · Westminster, MD · 21157<br>Telephone: (410) 848-6494  
 
*[http://hscc.carr.org/ Historical Society of Carroll County]<br>210 East Main Street · Westminster, MD · 21157<br>Telephone: (410) 848-6494  
 
*[http://www.cecilhistory.org/ The Historical Society of Cecil County]<br>135 East Main Street · Elkton, MD · 21921 <br>Telephone: (410) 398-1790  
 
*[http://www.cecilhistory.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/~mdccmgs/ Historical Society of Charles County] <br>P.O. Box 261 · Port Tobacco, MD · 20677  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mdccmgs/ Historical Society of Charles County] <br>P.O. Box 261 · Port Tobacco, MD · 20677  
 
*[http://www.chevychasehistory.org/ Chevy Chase Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15145 · Chevy Chase, MD · 20825<br>Telephone: (301) 656-6141  
 
*[http://www.chevychasehistory.org/ Chevy Chase Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15145 · Chevy Chase, MD · 20825<br>Telephone: (301) 656-6141  
 
*[http://dorchesterhistory.org/ Dorchester County Historical Society]<br>902 LaGrange Ave. · Cambridge, MD · 21613 - 2009<br>Telephone: (410) 228-7953  
 
*[http://dorchesterhistory.org/ Dorchester County Historical Society]<br>902 LaGrange Ave. · Cambridge, MD · 21613 - 2009<br>Telephone: (410) 228-7953  
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=== 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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cahtgs/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] {{FHL|619324|item|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.}} ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986</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. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm 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 "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:  
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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://sites.rootsweb.com/~cahtgs/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] {{FHL|619324|item|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.}} ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986</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. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm 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 "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:  
  
 
*[http://www.thearkandthedove.com/ The Society of The Ark and The Dove]  
 
*[http://www.thearkandthedove.com/ The Society of The Ark and The Dove]  
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*[http://archives.ubalt.edu/sov/info.htm Sons of Union Veterans] - Maryland Division  
 
*[http://archives.ubalt.edu/sov/info.htm Sons of Union Veterans] - Maryland Division  
 
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/inMaryland/indextop.htm Society of War of 1812 in Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/inMaryland/indextop.htm Society of War of 1812 in Maryland]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdmws/Index.htm Welsh American Group]  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mdmws/Index.htm Welsh American Group]  
 
*[http://www.newworldcelts.org/welsh.html Welsh Societies]  
 
*[http://www.newworldcelts.org/welsh.html Welsh Societies]  
 
*[http://www.b-26mhs.org/ B-26 Marauder Historical Society WWII Air War Archive]
 
*[http://www.b-26mhs.org/ B-26 Marauder Historical Society WWII Air War Archive]
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Records of societies may be found by using the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:  
 
Records of societies may be found by using the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:  
  
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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm The MDGenWeb Project] - Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies listing with tips for writing to the societies.
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/gensoc.htm The MDGenWeb Project] - Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies listing with tips for writing to the societies.
  
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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. Genealogical Societies are usually staffed by volunteers and rely on contributions, dues and fees to keep their operations up and running. They usually meet in monthly meetings and often have newsletters. A wealth of information can be obtained by joining a society in the area that you are researching.

Statewide Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Cox, Richard J., and Larry E. Sullivan, eds. Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society: Historical and Genealogical Manuscripts and Oral History Interviews. Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Historical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book 975.2 H23g.) This index has about 20,000 references to individuals and families.

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. These custodians of history keep journals, books, artifacts, and may have a museum that they maintain. The mission of these societies is to showcase their state, regional, 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 States, 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 societies may be found by using the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:

UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES

Some records gathered by societies are listed in the Place-names Search under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:

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 [1]
  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 At various libaries (WorldCat) ISBN 0938420259, 9780938420255)
  3. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport (The Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4. ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986
  4. Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. FHL fiche 6019836; book 975.2 C4nDigital version available through catalog entry.