Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
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An online publication of the Maryland State Archives that provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Includes Slavery Commission's Anne Arundel County Certificates of Freedom, Chattel Records, Manumission Records.
BillionGraves' goal is "to preserve precious records found in cemeteries throughout the world. We use modern technology to capture images of headstones with their GPS locations so users worldwide can access those records anywhere".
An Online Reference Guide to African American History. This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.
Online edition of The Capital (Annapolis) and the Maryland Gazette (Anne Arundel County). Current obituaries.
Free passenger search, Ellis Island, Genealogy Learning Center
Find graves of ancestors among 98 million grave records, search for a cemetery, add burial records. See the graves of famous people from around the world.
A flowchart that shows how to apply the concepts of the Genealogical Proof Standard to sound genealogical research. From Marc McDermott’s Genealogy Explained website.
GG Archives offers one of the largest collections of Social and Cultural historical documents from the 1800s through 1954 with concentrations in Steamship and Ocean Liner documents and photographs, Passenger Lists (Transatlantic European Voyages; Some Australian and South African), U.S. Navy Archives and additional materials covering World Wars I and II, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Immigration documents from Ellis Island, Castle Garden and other Immigration Stations. Learn how to use the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives to get the most out of your visit.
An article for those just getting started in genealogy.
Ongoing Flanders Field Museum project includes the names of 49,000 Irish soldiers who died in Belgium during World War I. Searchable database.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS 2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to announce its latest video, “6 Techniques to Find Living Relatives”.You can access all 22 instructional videos in our YouTube Library by going directly to its YouTube Channel at or from its website at
A Maryland State Archives electronic publication that "seeks to preserve and promote the vast universe of experiences that have shaped the lives of Maryland's African American population." Included are case studies, interactive maps, database, traveling exhibit and resources.
Points out the many places that affected the newly freed survivors of slavery shortly after the Civil War. Marks locations of Freedman's Bureau offices, branches of the Freedman's Savings Bank, Freedmen's Schools, camps, and battle sites where men of the US Colored Troops fought.
For all Maryland counties. The resource is a directory organized state to state and county to county and will provide basic information for court contacts in reference to public records and obtaining court documents through each state and county. Free and Paid Searches.
Locate gravestone photos and tombstone images within Maryland. Submit a gravestone photo, search gravestones, and browse over 6,000 gravestone photo records by cemetery from across the state of Maryland.
Compiled by MHCC members, this listing contains information about repositories that have collections relating to the history and culture of Maryland.
The National Archives Research Our Records webpage includes Search Online and Research in Person sections. New to archival research?, Research a Specific Topic, Research Your Ancestry, Research Military Records, Order Copies of Records, Browse Online Exhibits are more topics of interest to genealogists and family historians.
This site aims to gather links to all the online historical newspapers in one place, listed by county and city, so you could find the newspapers your ancestors read. It is meant to be used as an aid to genealogists, historians, and other researchers.
Techniques, Tips and Resources for researching your family history - blog, educational videos and tutorials, recommended research links, tools and references (books, online newsletters, and Quicksheets)
The CWSS is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners.