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Maryland African American Records

Maryland Census Records

Maryland Census Records

  • Maryland Census Records
  • Maryland State Archives Census Indexes
    Search the following Census Indexes available at the Maryland State Archives: 1776 (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Prince George’s, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties), 1778 (Caroline, Charles, and Queen Anne’s Counties), 1870 (Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties and Baltimore City) and 1880 (Anne Arundel County only).

Maryland Church Records

Maryland Court Records

Maryland Directories

Maryland Genealogy

  • The New Early Settlers of Maryland by Dr. Carson Gibb
    This research database lists individual settlers who are named in the Maryland land patent volumes from 1633-1683 and one land warrant volume from 1681-1685. The New Early Settlers of Maryland comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas’ Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb’s Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland.
  • Dr. Lois Green Carr’s Biographical Files of 17th and 18th Century Marylanders
    The Career Files consist of over 47,000 5×8 index cards and slips of paper, with both typewritten and handwritten research notes about over 6600 individuals . They were created as a result of a grant provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities in the 1970s. Record stripping began with the records of the Provincial Court, for information about every identified St. Mary’s County inhabitant. Probate records, particularly from Maryland’s Prerogative Court followed next. Third, additional information about people identified through court records was uncovered by searching record indices at the Maryland State Archives. Fourth, researchers examined St. Mary’s County quitrent rolls for 1659 and 1704 for landowners who may not have been mentioned in other records. Finally, all of the information gathered was combined into an alphabetical file, and summary cards were prepared for each individual.

Maryland History

Maryland Immigration and Emigration Records

  • Maryland Naturalization Records 1906-1930
    This database contains records of Maryland declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, oaths of allegiance, and occasionally supporting documents such as certificates of arrival.

Maryland Land Records

Maryland Military Records

Maryland Native American Records

Maryland Newspaper Records

Maryland Tax Records

Maryland Vital Records

Maryland Wills

  • Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940
    Name index and images of probate estate files from the Register of Wills office in the county courthouse. Currently, the following counties are represented in this collection: Allegany (1779-1946), Baltimore City (1922-1941), Calvert (1882-1940), Caroline (1838-1940), Cecil (1851-1940), Garrett (1873-1946), Kent (1749-1940), Prince George’s (1796-1940), and Queen Anne’s (1833-1940), Somerset (1789-1946), Wicomico (1868-1940).
  • Kent County Register of Wills, 1781-1790

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Maryland Genealogy Databases at Ancestry

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Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry

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Maryland County Genealogy at Ancestry

Maryland Town Genealogy at Ancestry

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United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

Allegany Anne Arundel Baltimore City Baltimore County Calvert Caroline Carroll Cecil Charles Dorchester Frederick Garrett Harford Howard Kent Montgomery Prince George’s Queen Anne St. Mary’s Somerset Talbot Washington Wicomico Worcester.

American History and Genealogy Project

Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert , Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester , Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Saint Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester.