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Maryland Genealogy

A guide to resources in Special Collections about Maryland Genealogy.

Probate Records in Special Collections

Probate Records, according to the Maryland State Archives, are records addressing the transfer of an individual's properties or estates after that individual passes away. These records reveal significant information about an individual's wealth, familial relationships, and personal properties (Research Guide to Probate Records at the Connecticut State Library).

Special Collections contains materials describing selected probate records such as indexes/abstracts of wills, decedents' estates, and general transfers of property. These materials can be found using subject headings listed below, as well as a list of materials involving probate records at the bottom of this page.

Subject Headings

Court Records, Maryland

Decedents' Estates, Maryland

Probate Records, Maryland

Wills, Maryland

Wills, Maryland, (insert county name)

Ex.:  Wills, Maryland, Anne Arundel County

Wills, Maryland, Baltimore County

Wills, Maryland, Harford County

Wills, Maryland, Howard County

Wills, Maryland, Montgomery County

Books about Probate Records in Special Collections

External Resources About Probate Records in Maryland