Sunday, March 28, 2010

Maryland State Archives

Thanks to Chuck Mason, Jr. CG for practical research guidance in his Mid-Atlantic track at the Fairfax Genealogical Society's annual conference. He provided a reminder that the Maryland Archives website includes published volumes of Archives of Maryland. Baltimore Historical Society: 1883-1972. Note from the description that:

The ongoing Maryland State Archives publication series, Archives of Maryland Online, currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Online access enables users to research such topics as Maryland's constitutions and constitutional conventions' proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, and military records. This project allows the Archives to place into electronic form and preserve for future generations records that are scattered among a number of repositories and that often exist only on rapidly disintegrating paper.

Since Ol' Myrt's current personal research includes English parish records, I've been forgetting to blog about other valuable online genealogical resources.

When visiting a new website, take care to:

  • Read everything on the home page, as frequently new and popular databases or sections of the website are listed right up front without a search. For instance, I initially revisited this website to see the Archives of Maryland series, but spotted the Underground Railroad Database Search to share with one of my study group friends.
  • Sign up for free blogs to obtain new and update info. In the case of this website, I couldn't locate an RSS blog feed, but there is an "online publications" link.
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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