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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
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St. Mary's County was named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Mary's, Maryland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_County,_Maryland."</ref>
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St. Mary's County was named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Mary's, Maryland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_County,_Maryland."</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{MD Courthouse Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Courthouse Intro|St. Mary's}}
'''St. Mary's County Courthouse'''<br> 23115 Leonard Hall Dr.<br>Leonardtown, MD 20650<br>[http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/ St. Mary's County Website] <br><br>
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'''St. Mary's County Courthouse'''<br>41605 Courthouse Dr.<br>Leonardtown, MD 20650<br>Phone: 301-475-7844<br>[http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/ St. Mary's County Website] <br><br>
 
Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage and land records.<br>
 
Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage and land records.<br>
 
Register of Wills has probate records.<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>
 
Register of Wills has probate records.<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>
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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), St. Mary's 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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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1898. General compliance by the 1910s. </center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors,"St. Mary's County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary's_County%2C_Maryland, accessed 17 August 2018.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://maryland.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,037,c,st%2E%20mary%27s.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors,"St. Mary's County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary's_County%2C_Maryland, accessed 17 August 2018.</ref>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakville,_St._Mary%27s_County,_Maryland Oakville]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakville,_St._Mary%27s_County,_Maryland Oakville]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Hall_Estates,_Maryland Park Hall Estates]
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* Park Hall Estates
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridge,_Maryland Ridge]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridge,_Maryland Ridge]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Inigoes,_Maryland St. Inigoes]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Inigoes,_Maryland St. Inigoes]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.mdgenweb.org/stmarys/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/cemet.htm USGenWeb]
 
* [http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/stmary.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/stmary.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Maryland/St.-Mary's-County?id=county_1204 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Maryland/St.-Mary's-County?id=county_1204 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395478&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Mary%27s%2C%20Maryland%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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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=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
{{MD Census Intro|St. Mary's}}
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{{Census|Maryland}}
 
{{Census|Maryland}}
 
{{Historical populations
 
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{MD Church Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Church Intro|St. Mary's}}
*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]]
 
*Maryland State Archives' ''[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.
 
*Maryland State Archives' ''[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.
  
 
'''''Protestant Episcopal'''''<br>
 
'''''Protestant Episcopal'''''<br>
 
*'''1833-1859'''  Poole, Martha Sprigg. "St. Andrew's Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1833-1859," ''Chronicles of St. Mary's,'' vol. 5, no. 2: Feb. 1957 (Abell to Craigg); vol. 5, no. 6: Jun. 1957 (Craig to Greenwell); vol. 5, no. 9: Sep. 1957 (Greenwell to Hutchins); vol. 6, no. 1: Jan. 1958 (Hutchins to Mareman); vol. 6, no. 5: May 1958 (Mareman to Payne); vol. 6, no. 10: Jun. 1958 (Payne to Stone); vol. 7, no. 1: Jan. 1959 (Tabbs to Watts); vol. 7, no. 3 Mar. 1959 (Watts to Wise); vol. 7, no. 4: Mar. 1959 (Wise to Wooton).
 
*'''1833-1859'''  Poole, Martha Sprigg. "St. Andrew's Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1833-1859," ''Chronicles of St. Mary's,'' vol. 5, no. 2: Feb. 1957 (Abell to Craigg); vol. 5, no. 6: Jun. 1957 (Craig to Greenwell); vol. 5, no. 9: Sep. 1957 (Greenwell to Hutchins); vol. 6, no. 1: Jan. 1958 (Hutchins to Mareman); vol. 6, no. 5: May 1958 (Mareman to Payne); vol. 6, no. 10: Jun. 1958 (Payne to Stone); vol. 7, no. 1: Jan. 1959 (Tabbs to Watts); vol. 7, no. 3 Mar. 1959 (Watts to Wise); vol. 7, no. 4: Mar. 1959 (Wise to Wooton).
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395478&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Mary%27s%2C%20Maryland%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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Other St. Mary's County immigration resources include:
 
Other St. Mary's County immigration resources include:
 
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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]]
 
*[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=St.+Mary%27s&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 St. Mary's 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.
 
*[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=St.+Mary%27s&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 St. Mary's 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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For ancestors who lived in St. Mary's County in the 1600s, a Harvard graduate has probably studied your family. See [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/html/carr.html Dr. Lois Green Carr's Biographical Files of 17th and 18th Century Marylanders] (courtesy: [[Maryland State Archives]]).
 
For ancestors who lived in St. Mary's County in the 1600s, a Harvard graduate has probably studied your family. See [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/html/carr.html Dr. Lois Green Carr's Biographical Files of 17th and 18th Century Marylanders] (courtesy: [[Maryland State Archives]]).
  
*'''[Abell]''' Abell, William Russell. ''The Abell Family of St. Mary's County, Maryland and the American Revolution.'' Des Moines, Iowa: privately published, 1984. Digital version at {{FSbook|1031699}}.
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*'''Abell -''' Abell, William Russell. ''The Abell Family of St. Mary's County, Maryland and the American Revolution.'' Des Moines, Iowa: privately published, 1984. Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/372513-the-abell-family-of-st-mary-s-county-maryland-and-the-american-revolution?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
*'''[Abington]''' Berkley, Henry J. "The Abingtons of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties," ''Maryland Historical Magazine'', Vol. 25 (1930):251-255. {{FHL|103784|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 H25m v. 25 (1930)}}.
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*'''Abington -''' Berkley, Henry J. "The Abingtons of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties," ''Maryland Historical Magazine'', Vol. 25 (1930):251-255. {{FHL|103784|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 H25m v. 25 (1930)}}.
*'''[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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*'''Addison -''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/382724-seldens-of-virginia-and-allied-families?viewer=1&offset=2#page=5&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive], Vol. 2 at [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],[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
*'''[Butler]''' ''See de Hinojosa''.
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*'''Butler -''' ''See de Hinojosa''.
*'''[Carvile]''' ''See de Hinojosa.''
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*'''Carvile -''' ''See de Hinojosa.''
*'''[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):301-30.  ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 11-v. 16}}.
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*'''Chilton -''' Dorman, John Frederick. "The Chilton Families of Virginia and Maryland," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 11, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1967):71-78; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):121-125; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):167-174; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):15-18; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1968):83-86; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):109-113; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):169-175; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969):32-36; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1969):65-71; Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1969):177-180; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):15-22; Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1970):75-82; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):123-128; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):165-168; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1971):32-41; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):122-124; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):259-264; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):301-30.  ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''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}}.
*'''[DeButts]''' Russell, George Ely. "DeButts Family of Maryland and Virginia," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):131-188.
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*'''DeButts -''' Russell, George Ely. "DeButts Family of Maryland and Virginia," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):131-188.
*'''[Decosta]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.
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*'''Decosta -''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.
*'''[D'Hiniossa]''' Hoffman, William J. "Alexander D'Hiniossa, The Last Dutch Director on the Delaware," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record'', Vol. 73, No. 4 (Oct. 1942):246-250. {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 73}}.
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*'''D'Hiniossa -''' Hoffman, William J. "Alexander D'Hiniossa, The Last Dutch Director on the Delaware," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record'', Vol. 73, No. 4 (Oct. 1942):246-250. {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 73}}.
*'''[de Hinojosa]''' Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
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*'''de Hinojosa -''' Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
*'''[Ellyson]''' Wagner, Douglas W. Ellyson. "The Early Generations of the Ellyson Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 72, No. 1. Reprint: {{FHL|498147|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 6718}}.
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*'''Ellyson -''' Wagner, Douglas W. Ellyson. "The Early Generations of the Ellyson Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 72, No. 1. Reprint: {{FHL|498147|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 6718}}.
*'''[Forrest]''' 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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*'''Forrest -''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/382724-seldens-of-virginia-and-allied-families?viewer=1&offset=2#page=5&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive], Vol. 2 at [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],[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
*'''[Gerard]''' Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard. ''Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700''. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992. {{FHL|605230|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D2w 1992}}.
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*'''Gerard -''' Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard. ''Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700''. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992. {{FHL|605230|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D2w 1992}}.
*'''[Gray]''' Russell, George Ely. "Francis Gray of Maryland and Virginia," ''The Genealogist,'' Vol. 25, No. 2 (Fall 2011):131-143. {{FHL|94040|item|disp=FHL Book 929.105 G286n v. 25, no. 2 (fall 2011)}}.
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*'''Gray -''' Russell, George Ely. "Francis Gray of Maryland and Virginia," ''The Genealogist,'' Vol. 25, No. 2 (Fall 2011):131-143. {{FHL|94040|item|disp=FHL Book 929.105 G286n v. 25, no. 2 (fall 2011)}}.
*'''[Guyther]''' ''See de Hinojosa''.
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*'''Guyther -''' ''See de Hinojosa''.
*'''[Leigh]''' Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
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*'''Leigh -''' Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
*'''[McFarlane]''' Finley, Carmen J. "The McFarlings: From Virginia to the California Gold Rush," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):3-12; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):131-145; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):186-195; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):275-292. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.''  {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''McFarlane -''' Finley, Carmen J. "The McFarlings: From Virginia to the California Gold Rush," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):3-12; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):131-145; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):186-195; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):275-292. ''To locate digital pages use search form at'' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($); ''first select '''Virginia Genealogist, The''' from the Database list. Then select '''Volume''' number.'' {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
*'''[Norris]''' Diller, Corinne Hanna. "Johns and Thomases: Using Named Farmland to Sort Identities among Norrises of St. Mary's County, Maryland," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 86, No. 4 (December 1998):271-282. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 86 (1998)}}.
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*'''Norris -''' Diller, Corinne Hanna. "Johns and Thomases: Using Named Farmland to Sort Identities among Norrises of St. Mary's County, Maryland," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 86, No. 4 (December 1998):271-282. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 86 (1998)}}.
*'''[Plater]''' 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].
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*'''Plater -''' 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].
*'''[Vanswearingen]''' Daniels, Frances C.T. ''Some Descendants of Garrett Vanswearingen of St. Mary's, Maryland.'' Georgetown, Del.: A.B. and R.P. Thompson, 1983. Digital version at {{FSbook|90816}}.
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*'''Vanswearingen -''' Daniels, Frances C.T. ''Some Descendants of Garrett Vanswearingen of St. Mary's, Maryland.'' Georgetown, Del.: A.B. and R.P. Thompson, 1983. Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/480176-some-descendants-of-garrett-vansweringen-of-st-mary-s-maryland?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
*'''[Walker]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''Walker -''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
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=== Guardianship ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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[[Image:Mdst.mary's.jpg|right|400px|Mdst.mary's.jpg]]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395478&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Mary%27s%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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[http://www.stmarysfamilies.com/ St. Mary's County Tract Map: 1705] by Dr. Russell Menard identifies early settlers and land locations.
 
[http://www.stmarysfamilies.com/ St. Mary's County Tract Map: 1705] by Dr. Russell Menard identifies early settlers and land locations.
  
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{{MD Civil War Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Civil War Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Civil War Regiments|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Civil War Regiments|St. Mary's}}
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932373|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]]
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932407|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]]
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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]]
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MD Probate Intro|St. Mary's}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
 
*'''1634-1777''' [http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777], Maryland State Archives  
 
*'''1634-1777''' [http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777], Maryland State Archives  
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''1638-1800'''  [http://www.stmarysfamilies.com/ St. Mary's County Will Abstracts, 1638-1800] at St. Mary's Families.
 
*'''1638-1800'''  [http://www.stmarysfamilies.com/ St. Mary's County Will Abstracts, 1638-1800] at St. Mary's Families.
*'''1796-1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] 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]]
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MD Schools Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Schools Intro|St. Mary's}}
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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]].
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=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
{{MD Tax Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Tax Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
*'''1678, 1681'''  1678 and 1681 St. Mary's County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].
 
*'''1678, 1681'''  1678 and 1681 St. Mary's County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].
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*'''1744''' [https://mdgensoc.org/upload/files/allowIndex/Tax%20Lists/St%20Mary's%20County%20Lower%20Resurrection%20Hundred%201744%20-%20edit.pdf 1744 Lower Resurrection Hundred Tax List] at Maryland Genealogical Society, transcription
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*'''1748''' [https://mdgensoc.org/upload/files/allowIndex/Tax%20Lists/St_Mary's_County_Lower_Newtown_Hundred_1748_-_edit.pdf 1748 Lower Newtown Hundred Tax List] at Maryland Genealogical Society, transcription
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*'''1754''' [https://mdgensoc.org/upload/files/allowIndex/Tax%20Lists/St_Mary's_County_St_Michael's_Hundred_1754-edit.pdf 1754 St. Michael's Hundred Tax List] at Maryland Genealogical Society, transcription
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*'''1765''' [https://mdgensoc.org/upload/files/allowIndex/Tax%20Lists/St_Mary's_County_Upper_Resurrection_Hundred_1765-edit.pdf 1765 Upper Resurrections Hundred Tax List] at Maryland Genealogical Society, transcription
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*'''1771''' [https://mdgensoc.org/upload/files/allowIndex/Tax%20Lists/St_Mary's_County_Poplar_Hill_Hundred_1771%20-%20edit.pdf 1771 Poplar Hill Hundred Tax List] at Maryland Genealogical Society, transcription
  
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
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{{MD Marriage Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
*'''1640-1820''' - [http://www.stmarysfamilies.com/ St. Mary's County, Maryland, Marriages: 1638-1820] at St. Mary's Families. "The marriage database contains 10,096 marriages, most of which occurred in St. Mary's County, Maryland between 1637 and 1820. Source records include County Court Records (marriage licenses), wills, deeds, extant church records (St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and St. Inigoes Catholic Church, including marriage and baptisms) and Prerogative Court Records (compiled by V.L. Skinner, Jr.)."
 
*'''1640-1820''' - [http://www.stmarysfamilies.com/ St. Mary's County, Maryland, Marriages: 1638-1820] at St. Mary's Families. "The marriage database contains 10,096 marriages, most of which occurred in St. Mary's County, Maryland between 1637 and 1820. Source records include County Court Records (marriage licenses), wills, deeds, extant church records (St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and St. Inigoes Catholic Church, including marriage and baptisms) and Prerogative Court Records (compiled by V.L. Skinner, Jr.)."
*'''1658-1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]]
*'''1666-1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]]
 
*'''1794-1864''' 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]. "Marriage Licenses of St. Mary's County, 1794-1864 (7533 Persons)," is available online, see pages 313-405 and index.
 
*'''1794-1864''' 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]. "Marriage Licenses of St. Mary's County, 1794-1864 (7533 Persons)," is available online, see pages 313-405 and index.
 
*[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list Maryland Marriage References] by Robert Barnes.
 
*[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list Maryland Marriage References] by Robert Barnes.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
 
*[[Lexington Park Maryland Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lexington Park Maryland Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/st-marys-county/ St. Mary's County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/st-marys-county/ St. Mary's County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibs.html "St. Mary's Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibs.html "St. Mary's Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/stmarys/ The St. Mary's County MD GenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/ The St. Mary's County MD GenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for St. Mary's County.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for St. Mary's County.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for St. Mary's County. (Backup site)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/stmarys/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for St. Mary's County. (Backup site)
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|189817|Maryland|St.%20Mary's}}- 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
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|189817|Maryland|St.%20Mary's}}- 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 ==
 
== Research Guides ==
 
{{MD Research Guides Intro|St. Mary's}}
 
{{MD Research Guides Intro|St. Mary's}}

Latest revision as of 13:35, 22 April 2021

Guide to St. Mary's County, Maryland ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Leonardtown
Organized: January 24, 1637
Parent County(s): Colonial lands[1]
Variant Spellings: Saint Mary's[2]
Neighboring Counties
Calvert  • Charles  • Dorchester  • Somerset  • Northumberland (VA)  • Westmoreland (VA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
St Mary's County Courthouse Leonardtown, Maryland.jpeg
Location Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Saint Mary's County.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Michaelangelos Pieta.jpg

St. Mary's County was named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

St. Mary's County Courthouse
41605 Courthouse Dr.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 301-475-7844
St. Mary's County Website

Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage and land records.
Register of Wills has probate records.[4]

St. Mary's 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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1898 1827 1898 1827 1827 1658 1790
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1898. General compliance by the 1910s.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

St. Mary's has suffered substantial record loss.

  • Missing census: 1830
  • Lost census: 1890
  • 1831--The courthouse was destroyed by fire. Some deeds were re-recorded back to 1781, and abstracts of deeds sent to Annapolis beginning in 1784 also make up for some of the records that were destroyed.

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


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Created January 24, 1637 from Colonial lands.
  • County seat: Leonardtown[6]

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:[7]

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 St. Mary's 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

 

  • All Faith Cemetery
  • All Saints Cemetery
  • Charles Memorial Gardens
  • Christ Church Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Evergreen Memorial Gardens
  • Galilee Cemetery
  • Holy Face Cemetery
  • John Wesley Cemetery
  • Joy Chapel Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery [8]
  • New Saint Aloysius Cemetery
  • Old Saint Aloysius Cemetery
  • Old Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Our Lady's Chapel Cemetery[9]
  • Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery
  • Queen of Peace Cemetery
  • Saint Andrews Cemetery
  • Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery
  • Saint Georges Cemetery
  • Saint Georges Cemetery [10]
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Saint Michael Cemetery
  • Saint Nicholas Cemetery
  • Saint Paul's Cemetery

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing St. Mary's County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 15,544
1800 13,699 −11.9%
1810 12,794 −6.6%
1820 12,974 1.4%
1830 13,459 3.7%
1840 13,224 −1.7%
1850 13,698 3.6%
1860 15,213 11.1%
1870 14,944 −1.8%
1880 16,934 13.3%
1890 15,819 −6.6%
1900 17,182 8.6%
1910 17,030 −0.9%
1920 16,112 −5.4%
1930 15,189 −5.7%
1940 14,626 −3.7%
1950 29,111 99.0%
1960 38,915 33.7%
1970 48,388 24.3%
1980 59,895 23.8%
1990 75,974 26.8%
2000 86,211 13.5%
2010 105,151 22.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930, including slave and veterans schedules.
1830 census is missing.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Protestant Episcopal

  • 1833-1859 Poole, Martha Sprigg. "St. Andrew's Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1833-1859," Chronicles of St. Mary's, vol. 5, no. 2: Feb. 1957 (Abell to Craigg); vol. 5, no. 6: Jun. 1957 (Craig to Greenwell); vol. 5, no. 9: Sep. 1957 (Greenwell to Hutchins); vol. 6, no. 1: Jan. 1958 (Hutchins to Mareman); vol. 6, no. 5: May 1958 (Mareman to Payne); vol. 6, no. 10: Jun. 1958 (Payne to Stone); vol. 7, no. 1: Jan. 1959 (Tabbs to Watts); vol. 7, no. 3 Mar. 1959 (Watts to Wise); vol. 7, no. 4: Mar. 1959 (Wise to Wooton).


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 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 St. Mary's County immigration resources include:

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

For ancestors who lived in St. Mary's County in the 1600s, a Harvard graduate has probably studied your family. See Dr. Lois Green Carr's Biographical Files of 17th and 18th Century Marylanders (courtesy: Maryland State Archives).

  • Abell - Abell, William Russell. The Abell Family of St. Mary's County, Maryland and the American Revolution. Des Moines, Iowa: privately published, 1984. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Abington - Berkley, Henry J. "The Abingtons of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties," Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 25 (1930):251-255. FHL Book 975.2 H25m v. 25 (1930).
  • Addison - Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Digital Library, Google Books, Internet Archive, Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Digital Library,Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • Butler - See de Hinojosa.
  • Carvile - See de Hinojosa.
  • 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):301-30. 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.
  • DeButts - Russell, George Ely. "DeButts Family of Maryland and Virginia," The Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):131-188.
  • Decosta - Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.
  • D'Hiniossa - Hoffman, William J. "Alexander D'Hiniossa, The Last Dutch Director on the Delaware," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 73, No. 4 (Oct. 1942):246-250. FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 73.
  • de Hinojosa - Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
  • Ellyson - Wagner, Douglas W. Ellyson. "The Early Generations of the Ellyson Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 72, No. 1. Reprint: FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 6718.
  • Forrest - Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Digital Library, Google Books, Internet Archive, Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Digital Library,Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • Gerard - Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992. FHL Book 974 D2w 1992.
  • Gray - Russell, George Ely. "Francis Gray of Maryland and Virginia," The Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Fall 2011):131-143. FHL Book 929.105 G286n v. 25, no. 2 (fall 2011).
  • Guyther - See de Hinojosa.
  • Leigh - Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
  • McFarlane - Finley, Carmen J. "The McFarlings: From Virginia to the California Gold Rush," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):3-12; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):131-145; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):186-195; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):275-292. 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.
  • Norris - Diller, Corinne Hanna. "Johns and Thomases: Using Named Farmland to Sort Identities among Norrises of St. Mary's County, Maryland," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 86, No. 4 (December 1998):271-282. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 86 (1998).
  • Plater - Lomax, E.L. Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • Vanswearingen - Daniels, Frances C.T. Some Descendants of Garrett Vanswearingen of St. Mary's, Maryland. Georgetown, Del.: A.B. and R.P. Thompson, 1983. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Walker - Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 St. Mary's County Deed Books (1781-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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St. Mary's County Tract Map: 1705 by Dr. Russell Menard identifies early settlers and land locations.

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, St. Mary's 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, St. Mary's County, pp. 154-155. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in St. Mary's 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 St. Mary's:

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]

Chronicles of St. Mary's is published by the St. Mary's County Historical Society. A subject and author index is available on their website.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and 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 St. Mary's County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Maryland Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in St. Mary's County. For state-wide library facilities, see Maryland Archives and Libraries.

  • St. Mary’s County Library Branches:
    37600 New Market Rd
    Charlotte Hall, MD
    Phone: 301-884-2211

    23250 Hollywood Rd
    Leonardtown, MD
    Phone: 301-475-2846

    21677 FDR Blvd.
    Lexington Park, MD
    Phone: 301-863-8188
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in St. Mary's County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Maryland Societies.

  • St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society, Inc.
    SMCGS
    P.O. Box 1109
    Leonardtown, MD 20650
    Email: smcgs@mindspring.com
    Website
  • St. Mary’s County Historical Society
    SMCHS
    Tudor Hall
    41680 Tudor Place
    Leonardtown, MD
    Phone: 301-475-2467
    Email: membership@stmaryshistory.org
    Website
  • The Society of the Ark and the Dove was founded in 1910. It was formed to fellowship those that trace their descent from Lord Baltimore and those that arrived on the Ark and the Dove in 1634 to settle Maryland. This society is multifaceted, encouraging research of early Maryland history and promoting and supporting Museums, Historical Foundations and Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Reno, Linda. “Research in St. Mary’s County.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 50, no. 1 (2009): 119-125.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maryland.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. William Hand Browne, ed., Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland October 1678-November 1683 (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1889).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Mary's, Maryland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_County,_Maryland."
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maryland.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Mary's 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.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maryland.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors,"St. Mary's County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary's_County%2C_Maryland, accessed 17 August 2018.
  8. Family History Library Film Number 599840 item 4 page 105
  9. Family History Library Film Number 599841 item 3 page 125
  10. Family History Library Film Number 599840 item 4 page 112