Maryland Family History Societies (A-B)

This section lists the state-wide associations of Maryland.  It then lists associations from Allegheny to Baltimore giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Statewide Societies

Maryland Genealogical Society

The society was established in 1959.  Many databases are accessible on the site, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Records for St Matthews Lutheran Cemetery(List of Removals)
  • First German United Evangelical Church Burials 1864-1884 and 1889-1919
  • First German United Evangelical Church Marriages 1851-1864 and 1881-1911
  • Saint Mary's Govan Catholic Church Baptisms 1850-1882 and Marriages 1850-1912
  • Saint Paul's Fifth German Reformed Church Burials 1889-1919 and Marriages 1857-1859, 1889-1919
  • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (List of Removals)

They publish a newsletter triannually and back issues are available through the association. 

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also on the site.


County Societies

Allegheny Regional Family History Society

Their aim are is to promote and encourage interest in family history and genealogy, especially in the Allegheny Mountain Region.

Many archives are accessible in their library, located in the I.O.O.F. Lodge Building, US Rt. 219 & 250.

Many publications are sold by the society, including:

  • 1905 Randolph Enterprise Newspaper Obituaries
  • Afro-Americans of Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • ARFHS Ancestor Charts
  • Cemetery Headstone Readings
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • McLean's Diary 1831-1848
  • Surname Registry - master list of surnames and members researching them

Anne Arundel Genealogical Society

An extensive collection of resources are accessible in their Research Centre, which include Manuscripts, Maps, Photographs and Biographical and Subject Files. 

Although resources are mainly for Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland, many archives are also available for States across the US from the Eastern and Central States to the Western. 

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1860 Anne Arundel Co. Census
  • 1878 Hopkins Atlas of Anne Arundel County
  • Cemetery Records
  • Land Records
  • Marriages 1777-1877
  • Will Index 1778-1918

Baltimore County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1977.  Many indexes are available on the site, which incorporate:

  • Baltimore Directories On-line
  • Book Indexes to Mount Carmel and Holy Rosary Cemeteries
  • Vertical File Index
  • Western Cemetery Indexes pre 1874-1923

They are also in the process of compiling burial locations in Baltimore County.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 96 issues of The Notebook 1977-2002
  • Mount Carmel Cemetery Records 1854-1905
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of Holy Rosary Church Cemetery
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of St James Protestant Episcopal Church
  • Western Cemetery Records
  • Wills Index 1851-1919

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