Genealogy: Maryland, Library and society resource list

Maryland, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (4)

  1. Enoch Pratt Free Library – The public library of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland:  http://www.prattlibrary.org/
  2. Maryland Genealogical Society: http://www.mdgensoc.org/
  3. Maryland Historical Society:  http://www.mdhs.org/
  4. Maryland State Archives:  http://www.msa.md.gov/

University Archives and Collections (13)

  1. Allegany College of Maryland Library:  http://www.allegany.edu/library/
  2. Johns Hopkins University:   http://www.library.jhu.edu/collections/specialcollections/archives/index.html
  3. Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library:  http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/library/userserv/sc.htm
  4. Salisbury University. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture:   http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/
  5. Towson University:   http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/archives/archivesIndex.cfm
  6. University of Baltimore:   http://archives.ubalt.edu/
  7. University of Maryland Performing Arts Library:   http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/MUSIC/speccoll.html
  8. University of Maryland, Baltimore County:   http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/speccoll/
  9. University of Maryland, Baltimore. Health Sciences Library:   http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/resources/historical.html
  10. University of Maryland, College Park. Archives and Manuscripts:   http://www.lib.umd.edu/ARCV/
  11. University of Maryland, College Park. Gordon W. Prange Collection:   http://www.itd.umd.edu/UMS/UMCP/PRC/prange.html
  12. University of Maryland, College Park. Marylandia and Rare Books:   http://www.lib.umd.edu/RARE/index.html
  13. University of Maryland. Eastern Shore:   http://www.umes.edu/fdl/SpecCol/special_collections.htm

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (5)

  1. Baltimore–Baltimore County Public Library:   http://www.bcplonline.org/info/history/local.html#resources
  2. Baltimore–Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland Department:  http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/slrc/md/mdxgen.html
  3. Frederick–Frederick County Public Libraries:    http://www.fcpl.org/01_inf/01_3_mdrm/01_3_ix.html
  4. Hyattsville–Prince George’s County Memorial Library System:   http://www.pgcmls.info/SpColl/Maryland/MarylandRoom.html
  5. Salisbury–Salisbury State University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture:  http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/Research.htm

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (17)

  1. American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library:   http://www.aip.org/history/nblbro.htm#archives
  2. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum:   http://www.borail.org/resources/archives_library.asp
  3. Baltimore-Washington Conference Archives:   http://www.bwconf.org/archivehistory/umarchives.htm
  4. Broadcast Pioneers Library of American Broadcasting:   ttp://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/LAB/
  5. Enoch Pratt Free Library. African-American Collection:   http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/slrc/afam/
  6. Enoch Pratt Free Library. Maryland Department:   http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/slrc/md/
  7. Health Services Research Library:   http://hsrl.nihlibrary.nih.gov/AboutUs/SpecialCollections.htm
  8. Historical Society of Carroll County:   http://hscc.carr.org/research/research.htm
  9. Jewish Museum of Maryland:   http://www.jewishmuseummd.org/html/cr_library.html
  10. Maryland Historical Society:   http://www.mdhs.org/library/library.html
  11. Mid Maryland Roots: http://www.MidMdRoots.com
  12. National Public Broadcasting Archives:  http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/NPBA/index.html
  13. National Trust for Historical Preservation Library:  http://www.itd.umd.edu/UMS/UMCP/NTL/ntl.html
  14. Peabody Institute:   http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/index.php?pageID=516
  15. U.S. National Agricultural Library:   http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/
  16. U.S. National Library of Medicine:   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/index.html
  17. U.S. Naval Academy:   http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Library/Spec_col.htm
  18. U.S. Social Security Administration:   http://www.ssa.gov/history/specialcollect.html

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. SAILOR – Maryland’s Public Information Network:  http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/

Maryland residents have access to Maryland Library Catalogs and online reference service; Maryland information, such as Maryland Government Website and Maryland Lottery Online; and special information resources, such as Auto Repair Reference Center and the Baltimore Sun Archive.

Digital Library Collections (7)

  1. MDCH: Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage: http://www.mdch.org/
  2. Photographic Collection (Maryland Historical Society Library) :  http://www.mdhs.org/library/fotofind.html
  3. Descriptions of Maryland:    http://wwwfac.mcdaniel.edu/History/descriptions.html   State of Maryland, Archives of Maryland Online:    http://www.archivesofmaryland.net/
  4. University of Maryland Libraries, Digital Collections and Research:    http://www.lib.umd.edu/dcr/
  5. Digital Collections by Subject:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html
  6. Universiy of Maryland Libraries, DRUM: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland:    https://drum.umd.edu/dspace/
  7. SAILOR: Maryland’s Public Information Network:   – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/