USEFUL RESEARCH LINKS
The following is a list of links to websites with a wealth of information for background reading, resources where data can be found, and learning how to compile a family genealogy.
If you would like to suggest other links to be added to this page, please email them to us.
bobfoutgenealogy.com Under Records from the home page, you will find digitized images of the original documents for:
Baptism, marriage, & death records of 13 Frederick County churches (with perhaps more to come);
Frederick County Death Records from 1938 - 1981
Historical Newspapers @ Ancestry,com
(requires membership in Ancestry.com):
The News (Frederick, Maryland) Newspapers 1883-1917, 1919-38, 1942-44, 1947-56, and 1958-77.
The Frederick Post (Frederick, Maryland) Newspapers 1913-48, 1950-57, and 1959-77.
Libraries & Historical Societies:
Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites A statewide organization that shares knowledge on how to preserve Maryland burial sites. Has a good brief summary of Maryland laws concerning and protecting cemeteries. Also a page with resource links for individual counties.
Historical Society of Carroll County Good collection of records, some relating to Frederick County. 210 East Main Street, Westminster MD 21157. (410) 848-6494
Historical Society of Frederick County Excellent source of information. 24 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701. 301-663-1188
Maryland Room, Frederick County Public Library (FCPL) Wealth of information here. FCPL,110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-600-1368
Maryland State Archives (MSA) Site for Deeds. This is known familiarly as the landrec site (Land Records). You will need to apply for a username and password to use this site. Indices are available online (initially a bit tricky to use, but ok once you get used to them). Note that deed book and page numbers must be entered as 4 digits each, i.e., Book 382, page 51 would be entered as 0382 0051. You can omit the clerk's initials and will be given a list of books from which to choose. Retrieval can be a bit slow, so be patient. Some browsers directly download the documents (so look in your Downloads folder). Others display them directly.
Tax Map parcel search Use the Property Explorer like and zero in on the particular property on the map. Once you find the property in question use the Property Identifier to get the tax record for the property. The most recent deed will be identifies on that record and can be found using the above MSA deeds site.
John Hopkins Map site This is an excellent site where you can search for all sorts of MD maps, including the 1870's county maps (orig color versions). For example, type frederick county into the Full Text Search box.