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Guide to '''Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Maryland Information==
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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.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Maryland " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> 
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The state of Maryland consists of twenty three counties and Baltimore City, which became an independent city on July 4, 1851.<ref>Historical marker, Towson Courthouse, Baltimore County Historical Society.</ref> The capital of Maryland is Annapolis. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
}}<div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Maryland]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Maryland page,<br>the Old Line State{{/p}}[[Image:{{AntMarPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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==Getting Started ==
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has state and county records, land, probate, vital records, &amp; indexes since 1634.
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*3/4 colonists [[Maryland Emigration and Immigration|arrived]] in bondage as a slave, convict, or indentured servant<ref>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.</ref>
 
*Some [[Maryland Probate Records|MD colonial wills]] were sent to England or Scotland for probate<ref>''American Source Records in England'' (Genealogy.com, 2000) ({{FHL|996822|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58921496 WorldCat entry]). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.</ref>
 
 
 
=== Counties  ===
 
 
 
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*[[Allegany County, Maryland|Allegany]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Maryland Research</h3>
*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]]  
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Links to articles on getting started with Maryland research.
*[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]]  
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*[[Step-by-Step Maryland Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland|Baltimore (City)]]  
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*[[How to Find Maryland Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]]  
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*[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Caroline County, Maryland|Caroline]]
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*[[How to Find Maryland Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Maryland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]]
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<h3>Maryland Research Tools</h3>
*[[Cecil County, Maryland|Cecil]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Maryland research.
*[[Charles County, Maryland|Charles]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ Boundary Changes for Maryland Counties]  
*[[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]]  
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*[[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Maryland Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]]
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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb]  
*[[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett]]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Maryland.
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|}{{Click|Image:MD_ORP.png|Maryland Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
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== Maryland Clickable Map==
*[[Harford County, Maryland|Harford]]
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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.
*[[Howard County, Maryland|Howard]]
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*[[Kent County, Maryland|Kent]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's]]
 
*[[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]]
 
  
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*[[Somerset County, Maryland|Somerset]]
 
*[[St. Mary's County, Maryland|St. Mary's]]
 
*[[Talbot County, Maryland|Talbot]]
 
*[[Washington County, Maryland|Washington]]
 
*[[Wicomico County, Maryland|Wicomico]]
 
*[[Worcester County, Maryland|Worcester]]
 
  
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==Counties==
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*[[Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy|Allegany]]
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*[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]]
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*[[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]]
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*[[Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland|Baltimore (City)]]
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*[[Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy|Calvert]]
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*[[Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy|Caroline]]
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*[[Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy|Carroll]]
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*[[Cecil County, Maryland Genealogy|Cecil]]
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*[[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy|Charles]]
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*[[Dorchester County, Maryland Genealogy|Dorchester]]
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]]
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*[[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett]]
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*[[Harford County, Maryland Genealogy|Harford]]
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*[[Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Howard]]
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*[[Kent County, Maryland Genealogy|Kent]]
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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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*[[Queen Anne's County, Maryland Genealogy|Queen Anne's]]
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*[[Somerset County, Maryland Genealogy|Somerset]]
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*[[St. Mary's County, Maryland Genealogy|St. Mary's]]
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*[[Talbot County, Maryland Genealogy|Talbot]]
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*[[Washington County, Maryland Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wicomico County, Maryland Genealogy|Wicomico]]
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*[[Worcester County, Maryland Genealogy|Worcester]]
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]''' | [[Charles County (old), Maryland|Charles (old)]] | [[Durham County, Maryland Genealogy|Durham]] | [[Patuxent County, Maryland Genealogy|Patuxent]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland Genealogy|Worcester (old)]]
  
'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]''' | [[Charles County (old), Maryland|Charles (old)]] | [[Durham County, Maryland|Durham]] | [[Patuxent County, Maryland|Patuxent]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|Worcester (old)]]
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== Maryland Migration Routes  ==
 
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
 
 
[[Maryland State Archives]]{{·}} [http://lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library]{{·}} [http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society]{{·}} [http://digital.lib.umd.edu/ University of Maryland Libraries]{{·}}[http://guides.library.jhu.edu/content.php?pid=205178&sid=1712833 George Peabody Library (John Hopkins University Library)]{{·}} [http://www.prattlibrary.org/research/index.aspx?id=32548 Enoch Pratt Free Library]{{·}} [http://baltimorecityhistory.net/ Baltimore City Archives]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]
 
 
 
[[Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
 
 
[http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/bankroad.cfm Bank Road]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braddock_Road_(Route_40) Braddock's Road]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_and_Ohio_Canal Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [http://tinyurl.com/7ok7qwm Gist's Trace] (or Memacolinis Path){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Frederick_Road Maryland Road]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Turnpike Old Northwestern Turnpike]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_and_Harrisburg_Railway Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_and_Ohio_Railroad Baltimore and Ohio Railroad]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ports_and_harbours_of_the_Atlantic_Ocean Atlantic Coast Ports]
 
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=== Did you know?  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Maryland.png|right|190px|Maryland.png]][[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|right|130px|Maryland flag.png]]
 
 
 
*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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=_XgFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=maryland+gazetteers&ei=xC56SYqkNoPKkQSXx8W8Bg#PPA1,M1 Google Books].
 
*Maryland Genealogy (located on [http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/MD_topics/his/_gen.html 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.
 
 
 
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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:
 
 
 
*[[Maryland Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland, Garrett County Probate Estates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Garrett County Probate Estates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Maryland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland, Naturalization Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Naturalization Indexes (FamilySearch HIstorical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland, Naturalization Petitions (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Naturalization Petitions (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Things you can do  ===
 
 
 
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>
 
 
 
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*[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]&nbsp;
 
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]
 
*[[Categorization|Categorize articles]]
 
 
 
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*[[Create an external link|Add external links to articles]]
 
*[[Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
 
 
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*If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for Maryland, {{please contact a Sysop}}.
 
  
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*[http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/bankroad.cfm Bank Road]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braddock_Road_(Route_40) Braddock's Road]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_and_Ohio_Canal Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]
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*[[Fall Line Road]]
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*[[Gist's Trace]]
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*[[Memacolinis Path]]
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*[[Great Indian Warpath]]
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*[[Great Valley Road]]
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*[[King's Highway]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Frederick_Road Maryland Road]
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*[[National Road]]
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*[[Cumberland Road]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Turnpike Old Northwestern Turnpike]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_and_Harrisburg_Railway Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_and_Ohio_Railroad Baltimore and Ohio Railroad]
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*[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]
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*[[Potomac River]]
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*[[Southern Road]]
 
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/53?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Maryland Family History Center locator map]
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== Additional Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/md/ Cyndi's List] - Maryland genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mary/ Maryland Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Maryland
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/maryland-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Maryland
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/maryland-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Maryland genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/maryland-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Maryland
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Maryland.pdf Maryland Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
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*[http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/html/index.html Archives of Maryland Online] - Provides access to thousands of Maryland historical documents
  
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United States
Maryland
Maryland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Maryland Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources


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

Maryland Information

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

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

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

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

Maryland Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Maryland " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland (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, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.