Maryland Research Tips

Genealogy at the Library – Online!

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Maryland Research Tips

In Maryland there are twenty-four public library systems, one in each county and Baltimore City. All of these libraries offer wireless access, public use computers, research databases, and access to Sailor. Sailor is an online public information network that connects Marylanders and their libraries to resources within the state. It is available free through every library and from home computers […]

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A Great Genealogical Find – Lord Baltimore’s Receipt Book

How would you like to acquire a copy of your 18th century ancestor’s signature? I found this amazing discovery while browsing around the Archives of Maryland Online website.   The database contains Lord Baltimore’s Receipt Book, MS 174 and Document #911 in the Calvert Papers held by the Maryland Historical Society (1). This document was digitized from the microfilm in a partnership […]

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Maryland City Directories Online (Tuesday’s Tip)

Posted on April 12, 2016 in Maryland Research Tips, Tuesday's 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The Archives of Maryland Online (AOMOL) currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland’s government.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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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The Archives of Maryland Online (AOMOL) currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland’s government.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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Tuesday’s Tip – Maryland Historic Newspapers on Chronicling America

  Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an free Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with […]

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Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – Other Potential Resources- Part 2

This is the eleventh and final post in my series of postings on doing research in my home county of Carroll in Maryland. For the background and history of Carroll County, Maryland, please see my initial post titled “Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – The Carroll County Genealogical Society”. Other Potential Resources Many of the following societies and […]

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Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – Maryland State Archives

Posted on November 24, 2015 in Maryland Research Tips, Where to Research

This is the seventh post in my series of postings on doing research in my home county of Carroll in Maryland. For the background and history of Carroll County, Maryland, please see my initial post titled “Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – The Carroll County Genealogical Society”. Maryland State Archives 350 Rowe Boulevard Annapolis, MD 21401 410-260-6400 | […]

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Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – Hampstead Family History Center

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Maryland Research Tips, Where to Research

This is the sixth post in my series of postings on doing research in my home county of Carroll in Maryland. For the background and history of Carroll County, Maryland, please see my initial post titled “Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – The Carroll County Genealogical Society”. Hampstead Maryland Family History Center 4117 Lower Beckleysville Road Hampstead, MD […]

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

Posted on September 22, 2015 in Genealogical Tips, Maryland Research Tips, Tuesday's Tips

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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