Talbot County, Maryland Genealogy

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Guide to Talbot County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Talbot County, Maryland
Map of Maryland highlighting Talbot County
Location in the state of Maryland
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Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Founded February 19, 1661
County Seat Easton
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Address Talbot County Courthouse
11 North Washington Street
Easton, Maryland 21601
Talbot County Website

Talbot County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Talbot County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1794 1898 1790 1662 1668

Talbot County Courthouse

Talbot County Maryland History

Parent County

  • Created 19 February 1661 from Kent County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Talbot County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places


Neighboring Counties

Anne Arundel | Calvert | Caroline | Dorchester | Queen Anne's

Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Resources


  • All Saints Cemetery
  • Chapel Cemetery
  • DeShields Cemetery
  • Doverbrook Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Graham Cemetery
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Cemetery
  • John Wesley Cemetery
  • Kemp Cemetery
  • Kings Creek Cemetery
  • Landing Neck Cemetery
  • Merrick Cemetery
  • Old John Wesley Cem.
  • Old Paradise Cemetery
  • Old St Joseph Cemetery
  • Oxford Cemetery
  • Paradise Cemetery
  • Piney Hill Cemetery
  • Queen Esther Cemetery
  • Rattlesnake Point Cemetery
  • Readly Cemetery
  • Richland Memorial Park
  • Roberts Cemetery
  • Round Top Graveyard
  • Royal Oak Cemetery
  • St James Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Lukes Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Cemetery
  • Saint Stephens Graveyard
  • Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Third Haven Meeting Burial Ground
  • Tilghman Island Cemetery
  • Upper Bambury Cemetery
  • Walnut Grove Cemetery
  • Windy Hill Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Memorial Park
  • Wrights Cemetery
  • Wye Mills Cemetery
Transcriptions of various cemeteries in Talbot County can be found at the following websites:
Tombstone Transcription Project

The Political Graveyard is a great resource for Politicians that were born, lived and died in Talbot County.

Published Transcriptions:

  • Tombstone inscriptions and map of graves at Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland [1] Tombstone inscriptions and map of graves at Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland
  • Tombstones of Talbot County [2]

For more information about Cemeteries in Maryland please refer to the Maryland Cemeteries page.


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


Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Talbot 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:

Church of England

St. Michael's Parish

  • 1672-1704 - Leach, M. Atherton. "Register of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot County, Maryland, 1672-1704," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 29 (1905):427-438. For free online access, see WeRelate.
Contains the church records of:
  • St. Michaels: St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal Parish

St. Peter's Parish - records have been digitized, see above.
St. Paul's Parish


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]


  • 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. [Talbot County families appear in Vols. 4-5, 7, 11, 13, and 21.]


  • [Banning] Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1918. Vol. 1. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Caulk] Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Neale] Neall, Harry Levy and Rosalie S. Neall Cunningham. Genealogy of the American Family of Neall: It Being a Branch of the Bedfordshire, England Family of Neale, from Whose Members, Circa 1630, Came the Emigrants Who Founded the Early American Family of Neale Who Settled at Accomack, Virginia, and Salem, Massachusetts, Some of the Succeeding Generations Finding Their Permanent Location of the Eastern Shore of Maryland: This Family History Has Its More Intimate Relationship in the Descendants of Francis Neale, a Quaker, Whose Children Changed the Spelling of Their Surname to Neall. Haywood, Calif.: R.N. Cunningham, 1969. FHL Collection 929.273 N259n
  • [Ungle] Pitman, H. Minot. "English Origin of Ungle Family of Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 29 (1953):86. FHL Collection 973 D25aga v. 29; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).



Oxford has been a port since colonial times. Unfortunately, no official passenger lists survive for the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries.

The New Early Settlers of Maryland database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb's Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland." Available online, courtesy: Maryland State Archives.

Other Talbot County immigration resources include:

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," The Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of a resident of Oxford [Talbot County] with the following surname: Crookshank.] Available at FHL.
  • List of imported servants and convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Talbot County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of Maryland Gazette runaways.]


Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Talbot County Deed Books (1662-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories



Revolutionary War

Talbot County men served in the 3rd 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 et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Talbot County on pages 127-128.]
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, Talbot County, pp. 155-156. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Civil War

Civil War service men from Talbot 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 Talbot County.

- 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company H


  • 1800-1804 - Herald and Eastern Shore Intelligencer (Easton, Md.) at Google News - free.



  • [1678, 1681] 1678 and 1681 Talbot County tax list, available online, courtesy: MDGenWeb.
  • [1783] Talbot 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



Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Talbot County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Talbot County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. Tombstone inscriptions and map of graves at Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland; Bushey, Marjorie Lloyd Merrick, 1897- index of the Maryland Genealogical Records Committee Reports, (GRC), NSDAR Library, Series 1, vol. 144. - Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 859279 Item 2
  2. Tombstones of Talbot County. 4 vols. 1989-1993. Available from the Upper Shore Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-2 4 vols. 1989-1993. Available from the Upper Shore (Maryland) Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-2
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "3rd Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.