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Genealogy Resources

Local & State Resources

Digital Maryland

Digital Maryland(previously Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage or MDCH), is a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. Its mission is to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of the historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.

Genealogical Research at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Lists books, journals, and web sites that assist in doing genealogical research and highlights some of the specialized sources available at Enoch Pratt State Library Resources Center.

Harford Historical Bulletin Subject Index

An subject index to the multivolume Harford Historical Bulletin (published by the Harford County Historical Society) provides a tool to researchers looking for people, places and events important to the history of Harford County. Copies of the individual issues are owned by the library.

Maryland Historical Society: Library of Maryland

The Maryland Historical Society’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library provides access to some of the nation’s most extensive and important historical resources. The library provides online access to over 6,000 photos and other detailed finding aids.

Maryland State Archives

Maryland’s historical agency and central depository of government records of permanent value contains records that date from 1634 to the 1990s.

The Maryland State Archives now has a YouTube channel with “how-to” videos on using the archives. Visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfsJ4ZyklZTGKWshJDsemw to view the videos. Once there, you should see a red SUBSCRIBE button in the upper right (you may have to be logged in to your Google account, or it may ask you to log in.) If you subscribe, you will be notified every time they post a new video.

MDGen Web

The site provides researchers with access to transcribed public domain records such as U.S. Census Schedules, Church, Cemetery, Marriage, etc. for the state of Maryland. Also, links to other pertinent Maryland history sites.