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Local History Titles (View/Print the full list)
Harford Heritage Digital Archives
Search hundreds of documents, images, and other Harford County local history resources
The Happy Map-Maker
Search land grant records for Harford, Baltimore and Cecil Counties.
Harford Historical Bulletin Subject Index
A 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.
Harford County Public Library’s Genealogy Resources
Search Family Search, Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest with your library card. Some resources can only be used in the Bel Air Branch.
Living Treasures Oral Histories
Over 300 oral histories have been collected from Harford County Living Treasures as recordings and transcripts of the interviews. These can be found in the catalog and browsed at the Bel Air Branch or sent to other libraries.
Historical Society of Harford County
The Historical Society of Harford County is the oldest county historical society in Maryland. Online research is available for resources such as artifacts, cemetery records, court records, etc.
Silent Sentinels of Aberdeen Proving Ground
Cemetery grave markers of military and private cemeteries.
A collaborative, statewide digital preservation program of the Enoch Pratt Free Library & Maryland State Library Resource Center. Users can search and explore historical and cultural documents, images, audio, and videos that record Maryland history.
Maryland State Archives
The State Archives serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. It’s holds date from Maryland’s founding in 1634 and includes all relevant government documents and special collections of private papers, maps, etc.