Monthly Archives: September 2015

Finding Maryland County Land Records – Certified & Uncertified Plats (Tuesday’s Tip)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Plats.net is a land record site of the Maryland State Archives. It contains plats (surveys) for all land records. For the genealogist, it is especially useful for early patents. The early land grant process involved obtaining a warrant, then having a survey done (resulting in a plat) and finally, in many but not all cases, having a patent awarded. Plats […]

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Maryland Databases of Interest on FamilySearch.org (Tuesdays Tip)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

FamilySearch.org has databases online for Carroll and other Maryland Counties.  The best way to access this information is to go to www.familysearch.org (this is a free site but you must register) and select Search from the menu. Find Browse by Location. Select the United States and then Maryland. There are sixty-six (66) indexed databases and twenty-three browsable only databases that […]

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Maryland Non-Population Schedules Online (Tuesday’s Tip)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Did you know that, while all non-population schedules (agricultural, manufacturing, mortality, social statistics) for Maryland are on microfilm, some of them are online? They are accessible through the Maryland State Archives’ Guide to Government Records. The Maryland State Archives describes this collection as follows: …Information collected during censuses taken every ten years. Includes social statistics, providing information on social, cultural, […]

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Society Saturday – Immigration and Naturalization Records at the Maryland State Archives

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM features Michael G. McCormick. Michael G. McCormick has been Director of Reference Services at the Maryland State Archives since January 2004. He oversees the operation of the public search room and the mail research program, directing the activities of ten professional and paraprofessional employees. Prior […]

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1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes (Tuesday’s Tip)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The 1880 US Census included supplemental schedules called Dependent, Defective, and Delinquent Classes. Individuals were first recorded in the population schedule, and then further information on their condition was recorded on these supplemental schedules. Ancestry.com has a database named “U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes”. The following information in Italics is taken from the description […]

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Using Plats.net for Maryland Court Records

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Plats.net is a land record site of the Maryland State Archives. It contains surveys for all land records, especially for early patents. Would you think about using this site to search for online court records? Well, you should. This site contains miscellaneous court records for Allegany, Frederick, Carroll, Harford, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset and Washington counties. How To Use […]

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