Maryland Fast Facts and Key Resources

Maryland Fast Facts and Key Resources

Roots resources in the Old Line State.

 

• Colony founded: 1632

• Statehood: 1788

• First federal census: 1790

• State censuses: 1776 and 1778

• Statewide birth and death records begin: 1898

• Statewide marriage records begin: 1951

Counties: 23 (plus Baltimore City)

• State-land state

• Contact for vital records:

Division of Vital Records

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

6550 Reisterstown Road

Reisterstown Road Plaza

Baltimore, MD 21215

(800) 832-3277

<www.dhmh.state.md.us>

Web Sites

• Archives of Maryland Online

<www.aomol.net>

Baltimore City Archives Index

<rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/md/baltimorecity>

• Baltimore City Church Register Transcriptions

<www.mdgensoc.org/database%20transcriptions/transcriptions.html>

• Cyndi’s List: Maryland

<cyndislist.com/md.htm>

• FamilySearch: Maryland Research Outline

<www.familysearch.org/eng/search/rg/guide/maryland.asp>

• Immigrant Communities in Maryland

<www.dove.umd.edu/-mddlmddl/791/communities/html>

• Maryland Genealogy Resources

<www.marylandgenealogy.com>

• Maryland GenWeb Project

<www.mdgenweb.org>

• Maryland Immigration Digital Library

<www.oriole.umd.edu/~mddlmddl/791/frameset.html>

Maryland Libraries

<www.sailor.lib.md.us/MD_topics/lib>

• Mid Maryland Roots

<midmdroots.com>

• Plats.net

<www.plats.net>

Resources

1776 Census of Maryland by Bettie Stirling Carothers (Heritage Books)

British Roots of Maryland Families by Robert Barnes (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Early Settlers of Maryland: An Index to Names of Immigrants compiled from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

A Guide to Genealogical Research in Maryland by Henry C. Peden Jr. (Maryland Historical Society)

Index of Maryland Colonial Wills, 1634-1777 by James M. Magruder Jr. (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Maryland Genealogies and Marriages CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Organizations and Archives

• Baltimore County Genealogical Society

Box 10085, Towson, MD 21285, <www.serve.com/bcgs/bcgs.html>

• Baltimore County Public Library

320 York Road, Towson, M D 21204, (410) 887-6166, <www.bcplonline.org/info/history>

• Enoch Pratt Free Library

400 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 396-5430, <www.pratt library.org>

• Historical Society of Baltimore County

9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030, (416) 666-1878, <www.hsobc.org>

• Maryland Genealogical Society

201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201, <www.mdgensoc.org>

• Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 685-3750, <www.mdhs.org>

• Maryland State Archives

350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 260-6400, <www.mdarchives.state.md.us>

• NARA Mid Atlantic Region

900 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 606-0100, <archives.gov/midatlantic/public>

• University of Maryland Libraries

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, (301) 405-0800, <www.lib.umd.edu/rare>

• Western Maryland’s Historical Library

100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, (301)739-3250, <www.whilbr.org>

 
 
From the September 2008 Family Tree Magazine 

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