Maryland, United States Genealogy

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Welcome to the Maryland page,
the Old Line State

A Civil War battle at Antietam in MD was the bloodiest 24 hours in Western Hemisphere history.
Most unique genealogical features:


Click on a county to go to that county's page:
Garrett CountyAllegany CountyWashington CountyFrederick CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyHoward CountyBaltimore CityBaltimore CountyHarford CountyCecil CountyPrince George's CountyAnne Arundel CountyCharles CountySt. Mary's CountyCalvert CountyKent CountyQueen Anne's CountyCaroline CountyTalbot CountyDorchester CountyWicomico CountySomerset CountyWorcester CountyMaryland resized.jpg

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

Major Repositories

Maryland State Archives · Maryland State Law Library · Maryland Historical Society · University of Maryland Libraries · George Peabody Library (John Hopkins University Library) · Enoch Pratt Free Library · Baltimore City Archives · National Archives and Records Administration · Library of Congress

Maryland, Register of Wills Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Migration Routes

Bank Road · Braddock's Road · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Gist's Trace (or Memacolinis Path) · Great Indian Warpath · Great Valley Road · King's Highway · Maryland Road · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · Old Northwestern Turnpike · Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway · Baltimore and Ohio Railroad · Atlantic Coast Ports

Did you know?

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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.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:



  1. 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 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.
  2. American Source Records in England (, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at