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Maryland, United States Genealogy

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

Maryland Information[edit | edit source]

Maryland was the seventh state admitted to the United States on April 28, 1788. Maryland was created from the Maryland Colony and is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.[1] The state of Maryland consists of twenty three counties and Baltimore City, which became an independent city on July 4, 1851.[2] The capital of Maryland is Annapolis. [3]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Maryland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Maryland research.

Maryland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Maryland research.

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Maryland Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Garrett CountyAllegany CountyWashington CountyFrederick CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyHoward CountyAnne Arundel CountyPrince George's CountyCharles CountySt. Mary's CountyCalvert CountyWorcester CountyWicomico CountySomerset CountyDorchester CountyCaroline CountyTalbot CountyQueen Anne's CountyKent CountyCecil CountyHarford CountyBaltimore CountyBaltimore CityMaryland-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]

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

Maryland Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Maryland " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Historical marker, Towson Courthouse, Baltimore County Historical Society.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.