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  • Maryland State Archives has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, & indexes since 1634.
  • Three-fourth of the colonists arrived in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant[1]
  • Some MD colonial wills were sent to England or Scotland for probate[2]
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  • Want to locate an historic place in Maryland such as learning which county a town was in? Fisher's 1852 Gazetteer of the State of Maryland is on Google Books.
  • Maryland Genealogy (located on Sailor: Maryland's Public Information Network)
  • The websites of any Maryland county association (such as a county genealogical society) are listed on the county pages linked above.
  • David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
  • Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Maryland court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.
  • American Source Records in England (Genealogy.com, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.