Maryland Genealogy – Records and Links. This state page of our website provides direct links to major databases and historical titles and information found on Maryland Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

Maryland African American Records

Maryland Bible Records

Maryland Biographies

Maryland Cemetery Records

Maryland Census Records

Maryland Church Records

Maryland Court Records

Baltimore City Court Records

Washington County Maryland Court Records

  • Washington County Maryland Coroners Inquests 1853 – 1939
    Recently scanned and made available as pdf images through the Guide to Government Records section of the Archives web site is Washington County Circuit Court (Coroners Inquests), 1853-1939, in series CE396. The coroners inquest records can provide a variety of historical information, including patterns of accidental deaths, types of and changes in economic activities and modes of transportation, social and political commentaries, and genealogical data. Documents usually found in an inquest file consist of a description of the incident to be investigated, findings about the cause of death, date of death, and names of the decedent, coroner, jurors, physician if present, and witnesses. Occasionally a transcript of the testimony was prepared. In Washington County the records before 1870 and after 1930 tend to be rather cryptic, and those in-between tend to contain more detail about the incidents and causes of death.
  • Washington County Maryland Guardianships 1778 – 1986
    If property passes to a minor (a person under the age of 18) and there is no other provision under the Will protecting the property, the Orphans’ Court may appoint someone to serve as Guardian for the property of the minor. If the assets exceeded a certain dollar amount, annual reports were required to be filed with the Court and a bond was required. The Orphans’ Court, under certain circumstances, also appointed someone Guardian of the person of the minor. In these cases, the Guardian was responsible for caring for the minor and making decisions regarding health care and education. This collection contains digital images of the Washington County Maryland of the Orphans’ Court from its beginning in 1777 up to 1986.

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.
  • Genealogy of the Jenkins family of Maryland, from 1664-1895
  • Foreman-Farman-Forman genealogy
    descendants of William Foreman, who came from London, England, in 1675, and settled near Annapolis, Maryland, supplemented by single lines of the families of the ancestors of the writer’s paternal great-grandmother, his own mother and the descendants of Edward Frisbie, an original settler of Branford, Conn.
  • Genealogy and biography of leading families of the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland
    Numerous pages (At least 20 different areas) are missing pages in groups of 2 (example: pages 115-116, 135-136, 969-970 etc.). Some portions of the index are damaged & light.

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.
  • Passenger List Index
    Contains cards indexed from the Passenger lists created by vessel captains coming into the port of Baltimore 1833-1866.

Maryland Land Records

Maryland Military Records

Maryland Native American Records

Maryland Newspaper Records

  • Jednosc-Polonia Death Notice Index Search 1926-1946 ($ – Polish Genealogical Society of America)
    Jednosc-Polonia was a Polish language publication in Baltimore, MD. This online index is taken from the book, Index to the Obituaries and Death Notices Appearing in the JEDNOSC-POLONIA: 1926-1946, which was compiled by Thomas L. Hollowak, and published by the Polish Genealogical Society of America in 1983. The Maryland State Archives has the 1920-1946 microfilm

Maryland Obituary 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

 

Maryland Genealogy Databases at Ancestry

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Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry

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Miscellaneous Maryland Genealogy at Ancestry

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.