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United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

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General Description

 

Maryland is a state located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and Delaware to the east. It was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution and bears two nicknames, the Old Line State and the Free State.  The Potomac River forms most of Maryland’s western boundary and Chesapeake Bay deeply indents the eastern part of the state. Annapolis is the state capital and Baltimore is the largest city.

         The Maryland colony was founded in 1634 and was named for the wife of English King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria. Colonial Maryland attracted many settlers and, as its economy prospered, so did its social, political, and cultural life. Maryland entered the Union on April 28, 1788, as the 7th of the original 13 states.

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Maryland and its residents were involved in many of the events relating to the attainment of independence by the United States and to the early struggles of the young republic. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Maryland, a border state, became part of the great battleground between North and South, but the state itself stayed within the Union. During the first half of the 20th century the economic development of Maryland was marked by a shift in emphasis from farming to manufacturing. The state is now primarily an industrial state. Despite this shift, agriculture is still carried on throughout most of the state.

 

Historical Information

History of Maryland;   Province of Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

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Genealogical Archives & Libraries

 

Maryland State Archives

Maryland State Archives Museum Online

350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-260-6400

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Descriptions of Maryland

Historic House Museums & Historic Structures 

Historic House Museums in Maryland

Historical Museum Guide for Maryland

Maryland Genealogy Records

Maryland Public Libraries

 

Historical & Genealogical Societies

·         Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites

·         Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland 

·         Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic

·         The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society

·         Maryland Association of History Museums

·         Maryland Division (Source: Sons of Confederate Veterans)

·         Maryland Genealogical Society 

·         Maryland Historical Society 

·         Maryland Society (Source: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution)

·         Maryland State Society Daughters of American Colonists

·         Maryland State Society (Source: United States Daughters of 1812)

·         Maryland Welsh Society 

·         Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society 

·         The Order of the First Families of Maryland 

 

 

Historical Places 

(select a county)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Surname

Researching
by Surname

 

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

Boswell

 

Eubanks

 

Eubanks

 

Gardner

 

Howell

 

Johnson

 

Moreland

 

Ogden

 

Ridgeway

 

Stallings

 

Vanderford

 

Wheat

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Barnhart

 

Berheiser

 

Billet

 

Clark

 

Cooper

 

Dellinger

 

Ellis

 

Faircloth

 

Ferree

 

Fry

 

Harrell

 

Heim

 

Kilgore

 

Kinard

 

Knisley

 

Kohlbus

 

Krieger

 

Leber

Lippy

 

Mensenheimer

 

Neff

 

Reinaman

 

Reinhard

 

Reisinger

 

Rinehard

 

Rohrbaugh

 

Roth

 

Schall (Shaul)

 

Schoenenberger

 

Shaul

 

Silar

Siler

 

Smeltzer

 

Smith

 

Snell

 

Snouffer

 

Walker

 

Young

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy
Surname Search 
From Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

research location

Researching
by Location

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research (General Info.)

Where in the World are My Ancestors?

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

Charles;   Frederick;   Queen Anne’s;   Talbot;   Washington

 

Gazetteer of Places

Gazetteer 
of Places

 

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

 

 List of islands in Maryland 

 List of rivers in Maryland

List of federal installations in Maryland

List of shopping malls in Maryland

List of counties in Maryland

 List of incorporated places in Maryland

List of census-designated places in Maryland

List of airports in Maryland

 

Maryland Cities - profiles of 8,559 Maryland cities, towns & neighborhoods

Maryland Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Maryland Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Maryland Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails

 

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research
(Genealogical) 

 

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

Calvert County

Caroline County

Carroll County

Cecil County

Charles County

Dorchester County

Frederick County

Garrett County

Harford County

Howard County

Kent County

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Queen Anne's County

St. Mary's County

Somerset County

Talbot County

Washington County

Wicomico County

Worcester County

 

County Research  (General)

County Research
(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

Where in the World
are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

General Resources

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locality Specific Resources

·Maryland - Wikipedia

·Maryland State Facts and Information

·Maryland Information (50 States.com)

·Linkpendium – Maryland

·Cyndi’s List (Maryland)

·Maryland (historical societies)

·Maryland Resources at RootsWeb

·Family Search (IGI Records for Maryland)

 

 

 

 

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

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Contact Information

Contact Information

 

 

 

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada