Genealogy Databases

Maryland Early State Newspapers Online

Posted on April 7, 2016 in Genealogy Databases, Maryland Research Tips

The Archives of Maryland Online (AOMOL) currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland’s government. Online access enables users to research such topics as constitutional records, city directories, land records, military records and many early state records. If you are prompted for a user name and password, in […]

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Tech Tuesday – My Family Tree Maker Transition Plan: Phase 3, the Final Phase

My first transition plan post, Tech Tuesday – My Family Tree Maker Transition Plan: Phase 1 encompassed the first phase of my project, identifying my requirements both mandatory and optional, addressing cleaning up my database and preparing my data for import into my selected evaluation programs. I have scheduled execution of Phase 1 of my plan to begin on Friday, […]

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

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

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

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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Do You Know About Maryland Databases on Ancestry.com? (Tuesday’s Tip)

Posted on August 25, 2015 in Genealogical Tips, Genealogy Databases

Ancestry.com has databases online for Maryland and for Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick and other Maryland Counties. The best way to access this information is to go to www.ancestry.com. You must have a paid subscription or go to your local library to use the free Ancestry Library Edition. Select Card Catalog from the Search menu. Under Filter Titles, go to Filter by […]

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Using FamilySearch to Discover Maryland Wills

Posted on July 15, 2015 in Genealogy Databases, Genealogy Search Tips

Family Search has a database containing many records from the Register of Wills office of various counties in Maryland. It was updated November 3, 2014. This database contains administrative indexes, administrative accounts, administrative bonds, claims dockets, estate papers, executors and administrators, guardian accounts, indentures, inventories, minutes of proceedings, releases, sales of personal property, sales of real estate, will indexes and […]

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Some Thoughts on Genealogy

I recently completed my course of study, started in 2008, at the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, specializing in American Records. I can now proudly use the postnomials P.L.G.G.S. (Program Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) after my name. Years ago, in my ignorance, I thought I could just search for an ancestor, copy their vital statistics into my database and […]

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Thankful Thursday – Chasing Ghosts With Ancestry.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 in Family Memories, Genealogy Databases

In 1996, I realized that I was the oldest living person on both sides of my family. With three girls, my father’s line died with him. It struck me as sad that I didn’t know anything about those who came before me, and in a couple of generations, no one would know anything about me. The knowledge of our families […]

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