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 association was established in 1959.  A number of databases are accessible on the site, which include:

  • 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

The association has a Library located in the I.O.O.F. Lodge Building, US Rt. 219 & 250 where a number of resources are available. 

The society has a number of publications available for sale, which include:

  • 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

The association has a Research Centre located at 5 Crain Hwy, SE, Glen Burie, Maryland where an extensive number of resources are accessible, which include Manuscripts, Maps, Photographs and Biographical and Subject Files. 

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

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 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.  A number of indexes are available on the site, which include 

  • 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.

A number of 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