Montgomery County Genealogical Society
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The Montgomery County Sentinel from 1855 through December 1963 is now online and word searchable through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America. The Sentinel was the County's newspaper of record and so contains legal notices in addition to news and articles about county residents.
Last Updated: 11 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
This program seeks to preserve and promote the vast universe of experiences that have shaped the lives of Maryland's African American population. From the day that Mathias de Sousa and Francisco landed in St. Mary's county aboard the Ark and the Dove in 1634, Black Marylanders have made significant contributions to both the state and nation in the political, economic, agricultural, legal, and domestic arenas. Despite what often seemed like insurmountable odds, Marylanders of Color have adapted, evolved, and prevailed. The Maryland State Archives' Study of the Legacy of Slavery Staff invites researchers to explore all of these elements and more within its numerous source documents, exhibits and interactive online presentations.
Last Updated: 9 February 2022   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
Digital Maryland is 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’s history.
Last Updated: 9 February 2022   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
Research in Maryland is a newly revised guide book for family historians who seek to trace ancestors who lived in Maryland as well as lands that were once part of the “Maryland Colony,” including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania as far north as Philadelphia, and parts of what are Virginia and West Virginia. Disputes with adjacent colonies and later states over its borders were not settled until the twentieth century. $17
Last Updated: 21 October 2021   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
Guide to Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Last Updated: 22 September 2021   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
Guide to Montgomery County, Maryland ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Last Updated: 22 September 2021   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Genealogy resources in the National Archives.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: National Resources]
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project is helping African Americans reconnect with their Civil War­-era ancestors. Join us in discovering your roots, and begin building your own family tree.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: National Resources]
The Maryland Room, located in the C. Burr Artz Public Library, is a noncirculating, local history research collection of primary and secondary sources. Materials actively collected document Maryland's economic, social, political, cultural, and religious history, the genealogy of Maryland's peoples, and the Civil War. Special emphasis is placed on obtaining resources relating to the peoples, places, communities, and institutions of Frederick County and City. Materials documenting the agricultural history of Frederick County and the surrounding area are also sought and would be maintained at the Thurmont Center for Agricultural History.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
University of North Carolina at Greensboro The Digital Library on American Slavery is an expanding resource compiling various independent online collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South, made searchable through a single, simple interface. Although the current focus of DLAS is sources associated with North Carolina, there is considerable data contained herein relating to all 15 slave states and Washington, D.C., including detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: National Resources]
This site attempts to reconstruct a family tree of early British Colonial Settlers [pre 1776] of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties along the Potomac and Rappahannock River Valleys and is a work in progress.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
The Washington, D.C. Family History Center is one of 4,800 branches of the FamilySearch Library. Our all-volunteer staff look forward to assisting you with your research needs.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
This website is dedicated to those of German ancestry. Some are recent arrivals, but for the most part, these pages contain information about our ancestors that arrived in America many years ago and settled in Maryland.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Maryland and Regional Resource]
Collecting oral histories, photos, etc.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Provides immigrations and naturalization forms of deceased immigrants.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: National Resources]
Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present. We also have images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: National Resources]
This is what Reclaiming Kin is all about: –to document family history research in a way that teaches and engages the reader, –to share discoveries, approaches and tools that further research, –to suggest how to make our research exciting for others by adding social history, –to shine a light on resources, repositories, websites and other sources, and –to highlight and discuss the many challenges of slavery and slave research. Occasionally, I do “thought” pieces, which usually stem from dealing the complicated history of slavery in our history.
Last Updated: 28 October 2021   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.
Last Updated: 25 September 2021   [Located in Category: National Resources]
The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the genealogical profession. Founded in 1979, APG is the world’s largest association for professional genealogists, representing nearly 3,000 members in forty countries around the world. We provide education, advocacy, best practices, and a professional community to our members in order to secure records access and to help advance their careers and the genealogical profession as a whole. We also seek to protect the interests of clients engaging the services of a professional genealogist and the public perception of the field of genealogy.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Hire a Genealogist]
We promote attainable, high, and uniform standards of competence and ethics among genealogists through programs of outreach, publication, and education. We continue to publish, disseminate, and update these standards as appropriate, and collaborate with others who share this goal. We award the Certified Genealogist® credential to persons whose work meets these standards.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Hire a Genealogist]
Montgomery County recognizes the significance of cemetery and burial sites to the community. In 2017, the County Council passed two laws to help preserve and protect these unique and fragile resources. Ordinance 33A-17 requires the Planning Board to maintain an inventory of human burial sites in the county. Ordinance 18-31 requires these sites to be preserved and protected during the preliminary plan of subdivision review and approval process.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Cemetery Resources]
Since 2012, I’ve been publishing articles about genetic genealogy right here. Genetic genealogy is a world full of promise, but it changes rapidly and can be confusing. People need to understand how to use the numerous tools available to unravel our ancestral history. Everyone loves to share stories. We become inspired by the successes of others, and ideas are often forthcoming that we would not have otherwise thought of.
Last Updated: 27 April 2022   [Located in Category: DNA]
Cemeteries in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Find A Grave.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Cemetery Resources]
A list of resources which are particularly appropriate for genetic genealogy beginners.
Last Updated: 8 December 2021   [Located in Category: DNA]
This website seeks to preserve and promote the vast universe of experiences that have shaped the lives of Maryland's African American population. From the day that Mathias de Sousa and Francisco landed in St. Mary's county aboard the Ark and the Dove in 1634, Black Marylanders have made significant contributions to both the state and nation in the political, economic, agricultural, legal, and domestic arenas. Despite what often seemed like insurmountable odds, Marylanders of Color have adapted, evolved, and prevailed. The Maryland State Archives' Study of the Legacy of Slavery Staff invites researchers to explore all of these elements and more within its numerous source documents, exhibits and interactive online presentations.
Last Updated: 5 November 2021   [Located in Category: African American Research]
Have you been thinking about beginning your search for your family history? Do you want to build your skills and expertise? The National Genealogical Society (frequently referred to as NGS) is here to help individuals learn about their family history. We are a non-profit organization headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. For the past 117 years, we have been the leader in the field in teaching genealogical research skills and providing a pathway to scholarly work. Ready to get started? Take a look at our skill-building boxes on the homepage for advice and tips, or go to our learning center to enroll in a online course, check out our books and publications, register for a research trip or come to our annual conference.
Last Updated: 21 September 2021   [Located in Category: Hire a Genealogist]