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  • Allegany County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1789
    County Seat:  Cumberland, Maryland

    County history - Allegany County is named from the Oolikhann [Indian word], meaning beautiful stream

    Allegany Courthouse
    GHLL Allegany County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Allegany County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Allegany County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (American Latvian Association / Rockville, MD)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Allegany County / Cumberland, MD)
    7. US/MDGenWeb site - Allegany County Archives
    8. US/MDGenWeb - Allegany County Genealogy & History
    9. Allegany County Vital Records - Allegany County Clerk, address, address, address.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Somerset County, Pennsylvania (northwest), Bedford County, Pennsylvania
             (north), Fulton County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Washington County
             (east), Morgan County, West Virginia (southeast), Hampshire County,
             West Virginia (south), Mineral County, West Virginia (southwest), Garrett
                County
    (west).

        Allegany County - African American History

    Census Information:
        Census (I) - Federal Census: 1800 through 1900 (source: Matt Combs Genealogy Page).


  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  May 16, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian lands [an original County]
    Established:  xx-xxx-1700
    County Seat:  Annapolis, Maryland

    County history - Anne Arundel County is named in honor of Anne Arundel, the daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, members of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England.

    Anne Arundel Courthouse

    Capitol history - The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. Construction of the State House, which was designed by Joseph Horatio Anderson, was begun in 1772, delayed by the outbreak of the American Revolution, and completed in 1779.
    — courtesy HometownAnnapolis.com.


    Maryland State Capitol

    GHLL Anne Arundel County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Anne Arundel County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Anne Arundel Genealogical Society / Pasadena, MD)
    6. US/MDGenWeb site - Anne Arundel County Archives
    7. US/MDGenWeb - Anne Arundel County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Anne Arundel County Clerk, 44 Calvert, Annapolis, MD 21401-1930
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Baltimore City (north), Baltimore County (north), Calvert County (south),
             Kent County (northeast), Howard County (northwest), Prince George's
                County
    (southwest), Queen Anne's County (east), Talbot County
             (southeast).

        Historic Annapolis Foundation - Where your Annapolis Adventure Begins (History, Exhibits, and more).
        Last Will and Testaments - & Other Probate/Estate Related Related Documents 17th, 18th and early 19th Centuries.

    Census Information:
        1783 assessments index - Maryland State Archives Reference & Research
        1880 Census (I) - Maryland Indexes, Anne Arundel County


  • Baltimore County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 29, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1659
    County Seat:  Towson, Maryland

    County history - Baltimore County is named in honor of C cilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, first proprietor of the Maryland colony.

    Baltimore Courthouse
    GHLL Baltimore County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Baltimore County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Baltimore county / Cockeysville, MD)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Catonsville Historical Society / Catonsville, MD)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Germantown Historical Society / Germantown, MD)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Granite Historical Society / Granite, MD)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Silver Springs Historical Society / Silver Springs, MD)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Society of the Ark and Dove / Riderwood, MD)
    11. US/MDGenWeb site - Baltimore County Archives
    12. US/MDGenWeb - Baltimore County Genealogy & History
    13. Baltimore County Vital Records - Baltimore County Clerk, 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             York County, Pennsylvania (north), Carroll County (west), Harford County
             (east), Anne Arundel County (south), Howard County (southwest),
             Baltimore City (independent city, surrounded by Baltimore County except
             to the south).

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        Last Will and Testaments - & Other Probate/Estate Related Related Documents 17th, 18th and early 19th Centuries.

        Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census Baltimore County, Maryland (ED 92: 18 files)


  • Baltimore City, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 29, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Baltimore County. (Founded in 1729. Detached in 1851 from Baltimore County).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1729
    County Seat:  Baltimore, Maryland

    County history - Baltimore (City) is named in honor of Lord Baltimore in the Irish House of Lords, the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony. Baltimore himself took his title from a place in Bornacoola parish, County Leitrim and County Longford, Ireland. Baltimore is an anglicized form of the Irish Baile an T" Mh "ir, meaning "Town of the Big House", not to be confused with Baltimore, County Cork, the Irish name of which is Dxn na S!"ad.

    Clarence M. Mitchell Jr.
    Courthouse
    GHLL Baltimore City Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Baltimore City, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Baltimore City Historical Society / Baltimore, MD)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jewish Museum of Maryland / Baltimore, MD)
    7. US/MDGenWeb site - Baltimore City Archives
    8. US/MDGenWeb - Baltimore City Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Baltimore (City) Clerk, 6550 Reisterstown Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21202-3417.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             York County, Pennsylvania (north), Carroll County (west), Harford County
             (east), Anne Arundel County (south), Howard County (southwest),
             Baltimore City (independent city, surrounded by Baltimore County except
             to the south).

        Baltimore (City) - 19th Century Photos
        Baltimore (City) - Archives Index
        Baltimore (City) - Church Register Transcriptions

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  • Calvert County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Patuxent County from unorganized territory. Renamed Calvert County in 1658.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1654
    County Seat:  Prince Frederick, Maryland

    County history - Calvert County is named in honor of the Calvert family; prior to 1658 it was called Patuxent County, after the Patuxent Indians, a branch of the Algonquians.

    Calvert Courthouse
    1. Calvert County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Calvert County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Calvert County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Calvert County Historical Society / Prince Frederick, MD)
    4. Calvert County - US/MDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Calvert County - US/MDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Calvert County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Calvert County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Calvert County Vital Records - Calvert County Clerk, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.

      Census Information:
    9. 1800 Census (I) (T) - Federal Census Calvert County


  • Caroline County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Dorchester and Queen Anne Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1773
    County Seat:  Denton, Maryland

    County history - Caroline County is named in honor of Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last colonial governor, Robert Eden.

    Caroline Courthouse
    GHLL Caroline County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Caroline County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Caroline County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Caroline County Historical Society & Museum / Denton, MD)
    6. US/MDGenWeb site - Caroline County Archives
    7. US/MDGenWeb - Caroline County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Caroline County Clerk, P.O. Box 207, Denton, MD 21629-0207.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kent County, Delaware (northeast)Sussex County, Delaware (southeast)
             Dorchester County (south)Talbot County (west)Queen Anne's County
             (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) - Federal Census, Caroline County (Index: 24 pages).
        1810 Census (I) - Federal Census, Caroline County (Index: 12 pages).
        1820 Census (I) - Federal Census, Caroline County (Index: 1 page).


  • Carroll County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Baltimore and Frederick Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1837
    County Seat:  Westminster, Maryland

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a representative to the Continental Congress and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

    Carroll Courthouse
    GHLL Carroll County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carroll County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carroll County Genealogical Society / Westminster, MD)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Carroll County / Westminster, MD)
    7. US/MDGenWeb site - Carroll County Archives
    8. US/MDGenWeb - Carroll County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Carroll County Clerk, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157-5107.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             York County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Baltimore County (east), Howard
                County
    (south), Frederick County (west), Adams County, Pennsylvania
             (northwest).

        Carroll County - Bachman Valley and Manheim Township Website

    Census Information:
        1840 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Carroll County (Districts list, 2 index pages, 14 text pages).


  • Cecil County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 30, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Baltimore and Kent Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1674
    County Seat:  Elkton, Maryland

    County history - Cecil County is named in honor of an Anglicized form of the first name of C cilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore.

    Cecil Courthouse
    1. Cecil County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cecil County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cecil County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Historical Society of Cecil County / Elkton, MD)
    4. Cecil County - US/MDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cecil County - US/MDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cecil County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cecil County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cecil County Vital Records - Clerk of the Circuit Court, 129 E. Main Street, Room 108, Elkton, MD 21921.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census (T) - Federal Census Cecil County, Maryland (1st and 2nd Election Districts: 5 files).


  • Charles County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of original territory lands 1658.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1692
    County Seat:  La Plata, Maryland

    County history - Charles County is named in honor of Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Baltimore. From 1700 to 1653 there was an earlier Charles County, sometimes referred to in historic documents as Old Charles County.

    Charles Courthouse
    1. Charles County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Charles County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Charles County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Charles County Genealogical Society / White Plains, MD)
    4. Charles County - US/MDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Charles County - US/MDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Charles County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Charles County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Charles County Vital Records - Charles County Clerk, P.O. Box B, La Plata, MD 20646-0167.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.


  • Dorchester County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory, 1668.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1669
    County Seat:  Cambridge, Maryland

    County history - Dorchester County is named in honor of Dorchester in Dorset, England; the Earl of Dorset, was a family friend of the Calverts (the founding family of the Maryland colony).

    Dorchester Courthouse
    1. Dorchester County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dorchester County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dorchester County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Dorchester County Historical Society / Cambridge, MD)
    4. Dorchester County - US/MDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dorchester County - US/MDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dorchester County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dorchester County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dorchester County Vital Records - Dorchester County Clerk, P.O. Box 26, Cambridge, MD 21613-0026.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.


  • Frederick County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Prince George and Baltimore Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1748
    County Seat:  Frederick, Maryland

    County history - Frederick County is named in honor of Frederick Calvert (1731-1771), sixth and last Lord Baltimore, who was the Proprietor of Maryland from 1751 until his death in 1771 at Naples, Italy.

    Frederick Courthouse
    GHLL Frederick County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Frederick County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Frederick County Genealogical Society / Frederick, MD)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Frederick County and Museum / Frederick, MD)
    7. US/MDGenWeb site - Frederick County Archives
    8. US/MDGenWeb - Frederick County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Clerk of Circuit Court, 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Adams County, Pennsylvania (north), Carroll County (east), Howard County
             (southeast), Franklin County, Pennsylvania (northwest), Montgomery
                County
    (south), Washington County (west), Loudoun County, Virginia
             (southwest).

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        Mid Maryland Roots - Welcome to the Research Center of early court records, maps, cemetery inscriptions, news
             abstracts, research aids, photos and much more.
        Tim's Genealogical Milk Carton - Photo identification requests for Frederick County, Maryland.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Frederick county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Garrett County, Maryland —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Allegany County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1872
    County Seat:  Oakland, Maryland

    County history - Garrett County is named in honor of John Work Garrett (July 31, 1820 - September 26, 1884) was an American banker, philanthropist, and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). In 1855, he was named to the board of the B&O, and in 1858, became its president, a position he held until the year he died. His tenure was marked by his support for the Union cause during the Civil War, the expansion of the railroad to reach Chicago, Illinois, and his struggles with the Pennsylvania Railroad over access to New York City.


    Garrett Courthouse
    GHLL Garrett County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Garrett County, MD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Garrett County Historical Society and Museum / Oakland, MD)
    6. US/MDGenWeb site - Garrett County Archives
    7. US/MDGenWeb - Garrett County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Garrett County Clerk, 203 South Fourth Street, Oakland, MD 21550-1535.
               Note:  Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Birth records are restricted for 100 years. Copies are available only to the person registered; to the parent or guardian of the person registered; to the legal representative of the person registered; or to an individual who can provide proof of the death of the person registered either by a death certificate or newspaper obituary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Somerset County, Pennsylvania (north), Allegany County (east), Mineral
             County, West Virginia (southeast), Grant County, West Virginia (south),
             Preston County, West Virginia (west), Fayette County, Pennsylvania
             (northwest).

        Garrett County - FamilyHart's Garrett County, Maryland (Family History and Genealogy)
        National Register of Historic Places - listings in Garrett County, Maryland.


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