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Maryland Genealogy

A guide to resources in Special Collections about Maryland Genealogy.

Local History Materials in Special Collections

The University of Maryland Special Collections is dedicated to documenting the history and culture of the University of Maryland, the local community, and the state of Maryland. In keeping with this mission, the Special Collections contains a significant repository of local history materials such as:

  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Books and manuscripts about Maryland towns, cities, and counties
  • Books about Maryland culture and society
  • Personal papers of Maryland historical figures
  • Maps of Maryland communities
  • Materials about Maryland's role in historical events such as the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War
  • University of Maryland archival records

In addition to the materials listed above are subject headings that will assist you to search for more materials about Maryland local history. This list is not exhaustive; see the USMAI catalog guide or contact a librarian for more information about finding materials in the catalog.

Subject Headings

Maryland, Biography

Maryland, History

Maryland, History, Revolution, 1775-1783

Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Maryland, History, Local

Maryland, Politics and Government

Maryland, Population

Maryland, Race Relations

Women, Maryland

(insert city or county name), History

Ex.: Baltimore (Md.), History

Prince George's County (Md.), History

Prince George's Count (Md.), History, Local

Prince George's County (Md.), Genealogy

Combine county or city name with any of the aforementioned subject headings for more specific results

African Americans, Maryland

(insert ethnic or religious group), Maryland

German Americans, Maryland

Books About Maryland Local History in Special Collections