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List of available online indexes and searchable databases.

Archives of Maryland Online

Historical documents that enable users to research topics on Maryland's constitutions and proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, military records and more.

Census Index

Available census indexes: 1776, 1778, 1870, 1880

Documents for the Classroom

Our Document Packets cover a variety of topics and eras in Maryland history, and are designed to bring primary sources into the curriculum. Online versions of original documents are available for use by teachers and students for lesson planning in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities.

Early Settlers of Maryland

The New Early Settlers of Maryland comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland.

Government Publications

Published sources, from annual and other department and agency reports to newsletters and press releases.

Guide to Government Records

Finding aid created to assist users in their search for particular records such as birth, death, marriage, court, land, and legislative.

Legacy of Slavery Database

Over 300,000 slave owners, enslaved and free individuals from 1830-1880.

Library Catalog

Published records & sources on Maryland history, government, geography, and natural resources; municipals; regional studies; Chesapeake Bay; research guides and more.

Maryland Historical Magazine

Original issues of the magazine have been scanned and made available online. An imaging project between Maryland Historical Society and the Archives.

Maryland Inventory Historical Properties

Comprised of nearly 90,000 resources, composed of archaeological sites, building, structures, objects and survey districts.

Maryland Land Records

Digital image retrieval system for land record in Maryland. Deeds, Mortgage and Deeds of Trust, and Land Records

Medicine in Maryland

Marylanders who have worked in various medical occupations, including a list of hospitals and medical schools operating in Maryland between 1752-1920.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Cemetery of former slaves, clergymen, teachers, doctors, military veterans, and Civil Rights leaders as well as countless African-American families.

Niles' Register Cumulative Index

Searchable index to The Weekly Register, Niles' Register and Niles' National Register on topics and articles from 1811-1849 in a weekly newspaper founded in Baltimore.

Plats & Surveys

Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats

PG County Freedom Records

Over 18,000 index cards of free blacks and former owners listed in Prince George's County records.

Special Collections

Finding aid of records acquired as gifts or deposits by private donors that consist of personal letters, diaries, organizational & religious records, newspapers, photographs, maps and documents.

St. Mary's County Career Files

The Career Files consist of over 47,000 5x8 index cards and slips of paper, with both typewritten and handwritten research notes about over 6600 individuals.

Students & Teachers Resources

Resources for use in the classroom, including primary source document packets, lesson plans, course syllabi, and electronic exhibits covering Maryland history.

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