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Kent, Maryland, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Voter
Collection years 1853-1898
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes voter registration records for Kent County, Maryland for years 1853-1898. Digital images of the originals are housed at the Kent County Register of Wills office in Chestertown, Maryland.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include:

  • The name of voter or taxpayer
  • Place of birth
  • Race
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Time living in residence

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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the resident
  • The approximate place of residence

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Search the indexes and records of Maryland, United States Genealogy

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