Maryland Genealogy Resources
Compiled by Harriet Robinson, JGSMD, April 2002
Genealogical Holdings of Baltimore Area Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
JHU records only; records of students (deceased students' records only
available for research), some faculty information, historical manuscripts
related to faculty and students.
Peabody Conservatory of Music
Baltimore City Archives
All records turned over to Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Archives
and Enoch Pratt Library. The index cards of Baltimore passengers (1833 - 1866)
are being worked on by MHS and not available for research.
UMBC Kuhn Library
Genealogy bibliography (100+ pages) provided by library ($5), including
Maryland census records, newspaper indexes for New York Times (1851 - ),
Washington Post (1971 - ), Baltimore Sun (1837 - ), and others. State and
regional maps. Baltimore passenger lists (1820 - 1897). Baltimore City
Directories (1790 - 1930)
Enoch Pratt Free Library
See listings on website, including Maryland census, city and telephone
directories, Port of Baltimore passenger lists, indexes to death and
marriages in Maryland, collections of photographs and maps (Maryland),
real estate directories and tax assessments.
Maryland Historical Society
See information on website, including Dielman-Hayward file of over 400,000
names of births, deaths and marriages of Marylanders since 1800. City and
federal passenger lists (Baltimore), index to naturalization petititions
(Baltimore, Philadelphia), Maryland newspapers on microfilm.
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Two-page list (1998), including manuscripts, Baltimore Jewish Times, Jewish Chronicle,
others, Baltimore census records 1900, 1910, 1920, Baltimore City Directories (1752 - 1955),
AVOTAYNU's "People Finder"
Maryland State Archvies
Checklist of Indexes at the Maryland State Archives (10 pages, 1995),
including probate, marriages, births and deaths, freedom records, naturalizations,
census/city directories, military, land office, courts, tax lists, county and
municipal records, state records, maps, newspapers.
Family History Centers
Columbia, Essex, Hampstead, more - extensive materials that must be ordered and
used on premises. Columbia center has some indefinite loan materials from New York
donated by the Jewish Genealogy Society (birth, death, marriage, directories).