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Maryland Genealogy

A guide to resources in Special Collections about Maryland Genealogy.

Biographies/Individual Family Histories in Special Collections

The University of Maryland Special Collections houses the family and personal papers of many prominent and lesser-known Maryland individuals, as well as several family history books about prominent Maryland families.

The Special Collections also has many biographical materials about noted Marylanders such as Charles Carroll, Thurgood Marshall, and H.L. Mencken. Subject headings that can be used to find biographical and family history materials in the catalog are listed below, as well as a listing of several individual family histories and biographical materials available in Special Collections.

Subject Headings

American Newspapers, Maryland

American Newspapers, (insert county or city name)

Maryland, Biography

Maryland, History

African Americans, Biography

African Americans, Maryland, History

Women, Maryland

Women, Maryland, Biography

Women, Maryland, History

(insert family name)

Ex.: Rice Family

      Carroll Family

Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

Individual Family Histories/Biographies in Special Collections

External Resources about Biographies and Individual Family Histories