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Guide to '''Harford County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Harford County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:MD_ORP.png|Maryland Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
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| founded year = 1773
 
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| founded date = December 17
 
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| seat = Bel Air  
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| seat = [[Bel Air, Maryland|Bel Air]]
 
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| building address = Harford County Courthouse<br> Room 304<br>20 West Courtland Street<br>Bel Air, MD 21014<br>Phone: 410-838-6000<br>[http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ '''Harford County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = [http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/ha/html/haj.html '''Harford County Courthouse''']<br> Room 304<br>20 West Courtland Street<br>Bel Air, MD 21014<br>Phone: 410-838-6000<br>[http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ '''Harford County Website'''] }}  
  
 
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== Harford County Maryland Courthouse  ==
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=== Courthouse  ===
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}<br> <br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1779,<br>divorce and court records from 1803.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harford, 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>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1779,<br>divorce and court records from 1803.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harford, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Harford County Maryland History  ==
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== History  ==
  
 
*Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Harford Henry Harford], the illegimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th and last Lord Baltimore. Mr. Harford was the last Proprietary Governor of Maryland but did not inherit the title of Lord Baltimore because of his illegimatacy.
 
*Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Harford Henry Harford], the illegimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th and last Lord Baltimore. Mr. Harford was the last Proprietary Governor of Maryland but did not inherit the title of Lord Baltimore because of his illegimatacy.
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 17 December 1773 from [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] County.
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*Created 17 December 1773 from [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]] County.
  
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1858'''-- Some records were destroyed in a fire.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Harford County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
 
== Harford County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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===== Town  =====
 
===== Town  =====
  
*Bel Air
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Bel_Air,_Maryland Bel Air]
  
 
===== Census Districts  =====
 
===== Census Districts  =====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]]|[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] | [[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]] |[[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] | [[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]]| [[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]  
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[[Image:Mdharford.jpg|right|300px|Mdharford.jpg]]  
  
== Harford County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
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*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]]
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*[[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]]
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy|Carroll]]
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's]]
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== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} '''Partial Listing of Harford County Cemeteries'''  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/proving.txt Aberdeen Proving Ground Cemetery, APG]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/angelhill.txt Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/ayres.txt Ayres Chapel Cemetery, White Hall]  
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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=1198&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/baker.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames A-F]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=22&CScnty=1198 Findagrave.com]
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/baker2.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames G-O]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mdgenweb.org/harford/cemetery.html USGenWeb]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harford+Maryland&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/baker3.txt Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen--Surnames P-Z]  
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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=Harford&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/bethelp.txt Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/cranmeth/cranberry.html Cranberry United Methodist Church Cemetery, Aberdeen]  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/darlington.txt Darlington Cemetery, Darlington]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/harford.html Tombstone Project]
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/dublinmission/dublin.html Dublin Ministry Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/emoryumc.txt Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hickory]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/md/harford.htm MDInterment]
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/frankbapt/franklin.html Franklin Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/hickory/hbaptist.html Hickory Baptist Cemetery, Forest Hill]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://marylandgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 MDGravestones]
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/holytrinity/trinity.html Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchville]
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/johnwesley/jwes.html John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/mckendree.txt McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Blackhorse]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/mttabor/tabor.html Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/norrisville.txt Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville]
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/ABCbyLastName.pdf 1041 page index to Individuals Buried in Harford County] at Harford County Historical Society website
 
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*J.C. Taylor Marble Business Ledger Indexes. 1878-1890: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP37-sample.pdf Vol. 1]; 1891-1934 (gaps): [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP38-sample.pdf Vol. 2]; 1906-1934: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP39-sample.pdf Vol. 3]; 1906-1934: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP42-sample.pdf Vol. 4]; 1935-1946: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP43-sample.pdf Vol. 5]&nbsp;Identifies information about people buying tombstones.
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/oakgrove/oak.html Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bel Air]  
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/oldsaleme.txt Old Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Near Jarrettsville]
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/stfran/francis.html St. Francis Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Abingdon]
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/st-george.txt St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman]  
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/james/stjames.html St. James United Cemetery, Havre de Grace]
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/stjamesame/ame.html St. James AME Cemetery, Havre de Grace]  
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/jamesuame/umae.html St. James UAME Cemetery, Darlington]
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/stpaulluth/stpaul.html St. Paula's Lutheran Cemetery, Aberdeen]
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/smithchapel/schapel.html Smith's Chapel UMC Cemetery, Churchville]  
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/southern.txt Southern Cemetery, Dublin]
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/thomasrun.txt Thomas Run M.E. Church Cemetery, Churchville]
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/trappemission/tmission.html Trappe Mission Baptist Cemetery, Darlington]  
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/tsimages/wesleyan/wesley.html Wesleyan Cemetery, Aberdeen]
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/harford/cemeteries/wwattersmmc.txt William Watters memorial Methodist Church Cemetery]
 
  
 
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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 Harford County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:  
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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.   The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:  
  
 
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=4017 <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1274829616649_815" />United Methodist, Abingdon Charge, Cokesbury Church, Abingdon, Md.] (includes cemetery and church records 1850s-1980s)
 
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=4017 <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1274829616649_815" />United Methodist, Abingdon Charge, Cokesbury Church, Abingdon, Md.] (includes cemetery and church records 1850s-1980s)
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===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
See also [[St. Georges Parish, Harford, Maryland|St. George's Parish]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Georges Parish, Harford, Maryland|St. George's Parish]]
  
===== Methodist =====
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==== Court ====
 
 
Surname index to [http://www.petersrow.com/ Harford County Maryland Church Records: West Harford Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South (1851-1877)], courtesy: [http://www.petersrow.com/ Petersrow Publishers].
 
  
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Free online index to thousands of Harford County court cases dating from '''1700s to 1900s''' on [http://harfordhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35992cgi/mweb.exe?request=jump;dtype=d;startat=6 The Historical Society of Harford County website].
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
 
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
''''Bibliography'''  
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'''General'''  
  
*'''[Harris]''' Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Balitmore and Harford Counties," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):68. {{FHL|260282|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m}}.
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/FamilyNames.pdf Surname Files] at Harford County Historical Society
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/MFam.pdf Master Family Index to Binders] at Harford County Historical Society
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/peden.pdf Henry Peden's Partial Index to Special Genealogy Collections] at Harford County Historical Society
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'''Bibliography'''
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*'''[Harris]''' Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Baltimore and Harford Counties," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):68. {{FHL|260282|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m}}.
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
  
*[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=Harford&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 transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Harford County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
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*[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=Harford&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 transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Harford 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.]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Harford County Deed Books (1773-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
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Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Harford County Deed Books (1773-present) have been uploaded to their website: [https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
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*'''1777-1778''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP44-sample.pdf Harford County Land Index]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3843h.la000295/ Martenet's Map of Harford County, Maryland]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*"Harford County, Maryland,&nbsp;Oaths of Fidelity, 1778," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 1988):126-127; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1989):10-11; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1989):46-47; Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1989):88-89; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Fall 1989):126-127; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):6-7. {{FHL|260282|item}} 975 B2m
 
*"Harford County, Maryland,&nbsp;Oaths of Fidelity, 1778," ''The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist'', Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 1988):126-127; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1989):10-11; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1989):46-47; Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1989):88-89; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Fall 1989):126-127; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):6-7. {{FHL|260282|item}} 975 B2m
  
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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, Harford County, pp. 149-151. 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, Harford County, pp. 149-151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
<br><br>Civil War  
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===== 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&nbsp;Harford County served in various regiments. Men often joined 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&nbsp;Harford County.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company G, and H <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company G, and H  
:- [[7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Company C, and H <br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Company C, and H
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}
 
  
 
*Harford County newspapers are identified in [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/dsp_county.cfm "Guide to Maryland Newspapers,"] available online, courtesy: [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/index.cfm Special Collections, Maryland State Archives].
 
*Harford County newspapers are identified in [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/newspapers/cfm/dsp_county.cfm "Guide to Maryland Newspapers,"] available online, courtesy: [http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/index.cfm Special Collections, Maryland State Archives].
  
 
==== 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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*Scanned images of wills, administrations, and inventories are available for free on {{RecordSearch|1803986|FamilySearch}}.
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*[http://hshccatalog.org/Indentures&Guardianships.pdf Indentures and Guardianships 1774-1809] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs/SP41-sample.pdf Estate Distributions 1846-1854] free index at Harford County Genealogical Society website
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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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1783] '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ha.html Harford County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
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*'''1783''' - [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ha.html Harford County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.  
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*'''1896, 1902''' - [http://hshccatalog.org/TaxValuations1896&1902.pdf Harford County Personal Property Tax Valuations 1896 and 1902] at Harford County Historical Society website
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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=====Birth=====
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===== Marriage  =====
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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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*'''1865 - 1899''' [http://hshccatalog.org/mar1865G.pdf Harford County Marriages 1865-1899] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*'''1900 - 1930''' [http://hshccatalog.org/mar1900G.pdf Harford County Marriages 1900-1930] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*'''1931''' [http://hshccatalog.org/mar1931G.pdf Harford County Marriages 1931] at Harford County Historical Society website
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944]<br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Harford County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 15<br>Aberdeen, MD 21001<br>E-Mail: [mailto:AdmnHSHC@verizon.net AdmnHSHC@verizon.net]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhcgs Website]<br>
  
'''''Death'''''  
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'''The Hereditary Order of the Signers of the Bush Declaration'''<br>4219 Paddrick Road<br>Darlington, MD 21034<br>E-Mail: [mailto:ctsmithson@gmail.com ctsmithson@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.bushdeclaration.org/#whocanjoin Website]<br>
  
*[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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'''Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.'''<br>143 N. Main St.<br>Bel Air, MD 21014<br>Phone: 410-838-7691<br>E-Mail: [mailto:info@harfordhistory.org info@harfordhistory.org]<br>[http://harfordhistory.org/index.php Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/TheHistoricalSocietyofHarfordCounty Facebook]<br>
  
== Harford County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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== Harford County Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
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== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/harford-county/ Harford County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/harford/ The Harford County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/harford/ The Harford 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/bibh.html "Harford Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibh.html "Harford Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project], Harford County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harford County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/harford/ The USGenWeb Archives Project], Harford County. (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Harford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog at FamilySearch.org}}&nbsp;for Harford County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Harford|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Harford County
  
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Latest revision as of 17:10, 3 October 2017

United States
Maryland
Harford County

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



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Harford County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Harford County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1773
County Seat Bel Air
Courthouse
Address Harford County Courthouse
Room 304
20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-838-6000
Harford County Website



Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Harford County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1774 1898 1790 1773 1774


County Health Department has birth and death records.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1779,
divorce and court records from 1803.[1]

History

  • Named for Henry Harford, the illegimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th and last Lord Baltimore. Mr. Harford was the last Proprietary Governor of Maryland but did not inherit the title of Lord Baltimore because of his illegimatacy.

Parent County

  • Created 17 December 1773 from Baltimore 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

1858-- Some records were destroyed in a fire.

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

Harford County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Town
Census Districts
  • Bel Air North
  • Bel Air South
  • Edgewood
  • Fallston
  • Jarrettsville
  • Joppatowne
  • Perryman
  • Pleasant Hills
  • Riverside
Communities
  • Abingdon
  • Cardiff
  • Gunpowder
  • Castleton
  • Churchville
  • Darlington
  • Dublin
  • Forest Hill
  • Joppa
  • Norrisville
  • Pylesville
  • Street
  • Whiteford
  • White Hall
Military
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground

Neighboring Counties

Mdharford.jpg

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
MDInterment
MDGravestones
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Harford County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

  • 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. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:
Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also St. George's Parish

Court

Free online index to thousands of Harford County court cases dating from 1700s to 1900s on The Historical Society of Harford County website.

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

Bibliography

  • [Harris] Harris, Mrs. Norris. "The Harris Family of Baltimore and Harford Counties," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):68. FHL US/CAN Book 975 B2m.

Gazetteers

Immigration

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Harford County Deed Books (1773-present) have been uploaded to their website: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Martenet's Map of Harford County, Maryland

Military

Revolutionary War

Harford County men served in the 3rd Maryland Regiment[2] and the 6th Maryland Regiment.[3]

  • 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, Harford County on page 127.]
  • "Harford County, Maryland, Oaths of Fidelity, 1778," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 1988):126-127; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1989):10-11; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1989):46-47; Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1989):88-89; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Fall 1989):126-127; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):6-7. FHL Collection 975 B2m
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, Harford County, pp. 149-151. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

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


- 2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company G, and H
- 7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Company C, and H

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Harford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15
Aberdeen, MD 21001
E-Mail: AdmnHSHC@verizon.net
Website

The Hereditary Order of the Signers of the Bush Declaration
4219 Paddrick Road
Darlington, MD 21034
E-Mail: ctsmithson@gmail.com
Website

Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.
143 N. Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-838-7691
E-Mail: info@harfordhistory.org
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), Harford, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "6th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.