Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Published Maryland Research Guides

 
General Guides

Meyer, Mary Keysor.  Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide.  Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. [No longer in print, this book is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number MF 176.M61 1992). It has been updated and revised by Henry C. Peden, Jr. - see below.]

Peden, Henry C., Jr. A Guide to Genealogical Research in Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 2001. [This book is available for purchase from online booksellers. It also is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number Ref. Z 1293.P43 2001).] 

Shawker, Patricia O’Brien. Research in Maryland. Research in the States Series. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2007. [To purchase and download a PDF copy or to purchase a hard copy, click here.].e... ..   .. 

Shawker, Patricia O’Brien.  “Maryland Research Online.”  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 49, no. 2 (2008): 11-31. [To purchase, click here.]

Research in Maryland Counties

Allegany County
 
Russell, Donna Valley.  Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide.  New Market, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1996. [This book is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number PAM 4367).]
 
Anne Arundel County
 
Simmons, Tina.  “Research in Anne Arundel County.”  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53, no. 1 (2012): 101-126. [To purchase, click here.]
 
Baltimore City and County
 
Barnes, Robert.  Guide to Research in Baltimore City and County.  2nd Edition.  Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1993. [This book is available for purchase from online booksellers. It also is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number Ref. CS 16.B261).] 
 
Carroll County
 
Carroll County Genealogical Society.  A Guide to Genealogical Research in Carroll County.  Westminster, Md.: Carroll County Genealogical Society, 1991. [This book is available for purchase from online booksellers. It also is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number MF 187.C3G84 1991).]  
 
Souza, Eileen A.  “Research in Carroll County.”  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53, no. 2 (2012): 307-324. [To purchase, click here.]
 
Charles County
 
Candland, Joyce Burgess. "Research in Charles County." Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 54, no. 1 (2013). [To purchase, click here.]
 
Frederick County
 
Andersen, Patricia Abelard.  “Research in Frederick County.”  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 52, no. 1 (2011): 75-88. [To purchase, click here.]
 
Russell, Donna Valley.  Frederick County, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide.  Middletown, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1987. [This book is available for purchase from online booksellers. It also is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number PAM 10682).]   
 
Garrett County
 
Russell, Donna Valley.  Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide.  New Market, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1996. [This book is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number PAM 4367).] 
 
Harford County
 
Livezey, Jon Harlan. "Research in Harford County."  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 54, no. 3 (2013). [To purchase, click here.]
 
Howard County
 
Zimmerman, Kenneth E.  Guide to Research in Howard County, Maryland.  Woodstock, Md.: K. E. Zimmerman, 1997. [This book is available for purchase from online booksellers. It also is available in libraries.] 
 
Montgomery County
 
Andersen, Patricia Abelard.  “Research in Montgomery County.”  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 51, no. 2 (2010): 207-217. [To purchase, click here.]
 
Cook, Eleanor M. V.  Guide to the Records of Montgomery County, Maryland: Genealogical and Historical.  Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1989. [This book is available for purchase from online booksellers. It also is available in libraries, including at the Maryland Historical Society (call number PAM 11400).]  
 
Prince George's County
 
Shawker, Patricia O'Brien. "Research in Prince George's County." Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 54, no. 2 (2013). [To purchase, click here.]
 
St. Mary’s County
 
Reno, Linda.  “Research in St. Mary’s County.”  Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 50, no. 1 (2009): 119-125. [To purchase, click here.]

History of Maryland

Robert J. Brugger. Maryland, A Middle Temperament: 1634-1980. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988. (This is the most recently published comprehensive history of the state.)