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Maryland Archives

Federal, State or Online Archives can be a treasure trove.  Many provide access to an actual copy of the record you are researching. Many of the Archives provide an online search or you can order a copy of the record you find.  Just remember, do your own research of the record you find, in many cases the information was from someone's memory.

National Archives and Records Administration
Is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

National Archives at College Park Maryland
National Archives holdings include records on microfilm reels, microfiche, and a number of other micrographic formats. These records were either transferred to NARA by the originating agency in that form or converted by NARA for the convenience of preservation and reference of the original record.

Maryland State Archives
The State Archives serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Its holdings date from Maryland's founding in 1634, and include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court records; church records; business records; state publications and reports; and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs, and newspapers.

Baltimore City Archives
The Baltimore City Archives, in conjunction with the Maryland State Archives, is the central depository for city government records of permanent value. The duties of the City Archivist and the management of the Baltimore City Archives are assigned to the Maryland State Archives under a memorandum of understanding with the City of Baltimore in which a State employee serves as the Acting City Archivist. Search the Archives

Maryland Historical Society
Has the largest genealogical book collection in Maryland. Online Collections

Maryland Historical Trust Library
The Maryland Historical Trust Library is the State's principal repository for information about Maryland's architectural, archeological, and cultural resources. Included in the archives is the documentation for the two components of the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties: architectural properties and archeological sites. Online Search


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