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Guide to '''Caroline County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.<br>
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| building address = [http://mdcourts.gov/courtsdirectory/caroline.html '''Caroline County Courthouse''']<br> P O&nbsp;Box 207<br>109 Market Street Room 123<br>Denton, Maryland 21629 <br>Phone: 410-479-1811<br>[http://www.carolinemd.org/ '''Caroline County Website'''] }}  
  
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== [http://www.carolinemd.org/ Caroline County Maryland Courthouse]  ==
 
 
[[Image:Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg]]
 
 
 
== [http://www.carolinemd.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
  
 
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[http://www.carolinemd.org/ Caroline County Courthouse]<br>P O&nbsp;Box 207<br>109 Market Street Room 123<br>Denton, Maryland 21629 <br>Phone: 410-479-1811<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from1774; Register of wills has death and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caroline, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from1774; Register of wills has death and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caroline, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Named for Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last appointed royal colonial governor, Robert Eden, 1st Baronet of Maryland before he was usurped&nbsp;by the Annapolis Convention in 1776.<br>  
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*Named for Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last appointed royal colonial governor, Robert Eden, 1st Baronet of Maryland before he was usurped by the Annapolis Convention in 1776.<br>  
 
*Pig Point was the county seat. The name has since been renamed Denton.<br>
 
*Pig Point was the county seat. The name has since been renamed Denton.<br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''1773''' Caroline County was created 15 June 1773 from [[Dorchester County, Maryland Genealogy|Dorchester]] and [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland Genealogy|Queen Anne's]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Denton.
  
*'''1773''' Caroline County was created 15 June 1773 from [[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] and [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Denton.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps"] (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Image:Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|center|150px|Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg]]
  
 
===== Towns  =====
 
===== Towns  =====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] | [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] | [[Talbot County, Maryland|Talbot]] | '''Delaware''' counties: [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]] | [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex]]  
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'''Maryland''' counties:
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*[[Dorchester County, Maryland Genealogy|Dorchester]]  
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*[[Queen Anne's County, Maryland Genealogy|Queen Anne's]]  
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*[[Talbot County, Maryland Genealogy|Talbot]]
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'''Delaware''' counties:  
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*[[Kent County, Delaware Genealogy|Kent]]  
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*[[Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy|Sussex]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=22&GScnty=1191&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|488615|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mdgenweb.org/caroline/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Caroline+Maryland&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maryland&county=Caroline&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Caroline County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.  
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*''[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.  
  
 
===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp;See also [[St. Johns Parish, Caroline, Maryland|St. John's Parish]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp;See also [[St. Johns Parish, Caroline, Maryland|St. John's Parish]]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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*'''[Genn]''' Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.  
 
*'''[Genn]''' Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.  
*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at {{FHL|195603|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital versions at {{FSbook|9848}}
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*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at {{FHL|195603|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Caroline County Deed Books (1774-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Free registration is required.)  
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[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Caroline County Deed Books (1774-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: [https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Free registration is required.)  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Caroline County on page 127.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Caroline County on page 127.]
  
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===== War of 1812  =====
  
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Caroline County, pp. 139-140. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]  
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Caroline County, pp. 139-140. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]  
 
*Wright, F. Edward Caroline County (Maryland) militia in the War of 1812,&nbsp; (1977) pages 65.
 
*Wright, F. Edward Caroline County (Maryland) militia in the War of 1812,&nbsp; (1977) pages 65.
  
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===== Civil War =====
  
<br><br>Civil War  
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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
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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
  
<br>Civil War service men from Caroline County served in various regiments. Men often joi,&nbsp; cned a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Caroline County.
 
  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company D, E, F, and G<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company D, E, F, and G:
 
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1635 – 1777''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records 1635-1777] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1635 – 1743''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3250 Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635-1743] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1796 – 1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1774-1815''' - Cranor, Henry Downes. "Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' '''1774-1778:''' Vol. 28 (1904):209-215; '''1779-1799:''' Vol. 28 (1904):320-345; '''1800-1815:''' Vol. 28 (1904):428-455. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
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:*'''1658-1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} 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
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:*'''1774-1815''' - Cranor, Henry Downes. "Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' '''1774-1778:''' Vol. 28 (1904):209-215; '''1779-1799:''' Vol. 28 (1904):320-345; '''1800-1815:''' Vol. 28 (1904):428-455. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].  
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:*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1898-1944''' - [http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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:*'''1898-1944''' - [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944 ]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Caroline Historical Society'''<br> The Museum of Rural Life<br> Ridgely Historical Society<br> 16 N. Second St.<br> Denton, MD 21629<br>Phone: 410-479-2730<br> E-Mail: [mailto:info@carolinehistory.org info@carolinehistory.org]<br> [http://www.carolinehistory.org Website]<br>
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'''Greensboro Historical Society'''<br> 111 South Main Street<br> Greensboro, MD 21639<br>Phone: 410-482-2100<br> E-Mail: [mailto:gpnash1@gmail.com gpnash1@gmail.com]<br> [http://greensboromdhistoryc.ipage.com/index.html Website]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/GreensboroHistoricalSociety Facebook]<br>
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'''Old Methodist Church Cemetery'''<br> Greensboro Historical Society<br> 209 N. Main Street<br> Greensboro, MD 21639<br>
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'''Preston Historical Society'''<br> P. O. Box 661<br> 167 Main Street<br> Preston, MD 21655<br>Phone: 410-200-6547<br> E-Mail: [mailto:prestonhistorical@gmail.com prestonhistorical@gmail.com]<br> [http://www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com Website]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/prestonhistorical Facebook]<br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcaroli/ The Caroline County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/caroline-county/ Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcaroli/ The Caroline County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Caroline Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Caroline Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Caroline County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project], Caroline County
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Caroline County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project], Caroline County (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Caroline|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Caroline County.
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Caroline|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Caroline County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:09, 3 October 2017

United States
Maryland
Caroline County

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


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Caroline County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Caroline County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 15, 1773
County Seat Denton
Courthouse
Caroline County, Maryland courthouse.JPG
Address Caroline County Courthouse
P O Box 207
109 Market Street Room 123
Denton, Maryland 21629
Phone: 410-479-1811
Caroline County Website


Caroline County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1774 1898 1800 1774 1688



Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from1774; Register of wills has death and probate records. [1]

History

  • Named for Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last appointed royal colonial governor, Robert Eden, 1st Baronet of Maryland before he was usurped by the Annapolis Convention in 1776.
  • Pig Point was the county seat. The name has since been renamed Denton.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

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.

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg
Towns
  • Denton
  • Federalsburg
  • Goldsboro
  • Greensboro
  • Henderson
  • Hillsboro
  • Marydel
  • Preston
  • Ridgely
  • Templeville
Communities
  • American Corner
  • Andersontown
  • Baltimore Corner
  • Bethlehem
  • Burrsville
  • Choptank
  • Gilpin Point
  • Grove
  • Harmony
  • Hickman
  • Hobbs
  • Jumptown
  • Ninetown
  • Oakland
  • Oil City
  • Tanyard
  • Tuckahoe Neck
  • Two Johns
  • Reliance
  • Whiteleysburg
  • Williston

Neighboring Counties

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Maryland counties:

Delaware counties:

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MDGravestones
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal Census reports available 1800-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

  • 1668-1995 Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995 at FamilySearch — index
  • 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.
Church of England

go to See also St. John's Parish

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1 ff. [Caroline County families appear in Vols. 7 and 11.]

Bibliography

  • [Genn] Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," The American Genealogist, Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.
  • [Wright] Wright, Charles W. The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at FHL

Gazetteers

Land

Maryland State Archives has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Caroline County Deed Books (1774-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Free registration is required.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Caroline County men served in the 5th Maryland Regiment.[2]

  • 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 et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Caroline County on page 127.]
War of 1812
  • 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, Caroline County, pp. 139-140. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  • Wright, F. Edward Caroline County (Maryland) militia in the War of 1812,  (1977) pages 65.
Civil War


Regiments. Service men in Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy 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 Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company D, E, F, and G:

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

  • [1783] Caroline County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.

Vital Records

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Caroline Historical Society
The Museum of Rural Life
Ridgely Historical Society
16 N. Second St.
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: 410-479-2730
E-Mail: info@carolinehistory.org
Website

Greensboro Historical Society
111 South Main Street
Greensboro, MD 21639
Phone: 410-482-2100
E-Mail: gpnash1@gmail.com
Website
Facebook

Old Methodist Church Cemetery
Greensboro Historical Society
209 N. Main Street
Greensboro, MD 21639

Preston Historical Society
P. O. Box 661
167 Main Street
Preston, MD 21655
Phone: 410-200-6547
E-Mail: prestonhistorical@gmail.com
Website
Facebook


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caroline, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "5th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.