Maryland Family History Societies (H-M)

This section lists associations from Howard to Mount Savage giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Howard County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1976 by people wishing to preserve and research their family history.  They have started to transcribe information written into Family Bibles. 

A number of publications are available for sale, which includes a book entitled Selected Genealogical Resources in the Howard County Historical Society Library which contains details of articles that appeared in The Family Tree for 1994-1996. 

These articles include:

  • Deeds and Mortgages 1850-1960
  • Early Courthouse Criminal Records 1839-1870
  • Marriage Licences 1858-1939
  • Oella Cemetery Company Transcripts
  • Pensioner Lists of 1883
  • Voters Registers 1865-1940

They also sell the following indexes:

  • Cemetery
  • Civil War Enrolment and Draft of 1862 in Howard County
  • Marriage Licences in the Howard District of Anne Arundel Co. 1840-1851
  • Patriots and Howard Co. Pioneers
  • Welling Bibles
Website:
http://www.hcgsmd.org

Kent County Historical Society

The association was established in 1936, its aims being to collect and preserve documents and artefacts relating to the history of Kent County, and to make these publicly accessible through their research library and museum.

The association has a Library where a number of resources are accessible, which include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Documents
  • Genealogies
  • Ledgers
  • Manuscript Collections
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Original Architectural Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Reference Works

It is also possible to peruse their on-line catalogue.

Publications available for sale include:

  • Chestertown and Kent County - the history of Kent Co. through postcards
  • Chestertown: An American Home Town for more than 350 Years - DVD collection of oral histories and video images
  • Chestertown: A Classic American Town on the Chester River - DVD of 1940s Chestertown
  • Early Buildings and Historic Artefacts in Tidewater, Maryland - 600 drawings and photographs
  • Historic House of Kent County
  • Images of America "Rock Hall"
  • Rolling Year on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore
  • War of 1812 in the Chesapeake

Links to other sites you may find of use are also available.

Website:
http://www.kentcountyhistory.org

Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society

Also listed under Delaware.


Montgomery County Historical Society

The society was established in 1944, its aims being to collect and preserve the histories of Montgomery County and its citizens.

The association operates the Jane C. Sween Library located at Beall-Dawson Historical Park, Middle Lane between N. Adams St. and N. Van Buren St, Rockville where a number of resources are available, which include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns 1776-1930
  • Church Records, Will Abstracts 1776-1875
  • Deed Abstracts 1777-1865
  • Family Files organised by surname
  • Land Records 1777-1865
  • Manuscripts

Resources also include:

  • Maps
  • Marriage Licences 1796-1896
  • Oral Histories
  • Probate Records 1777-1881
  • Reference Books
  • Tax Lists

They also have an online catalogue.

They also have an artefact collection, which includes:

  • Agricultural and Industrial Tools
  • Household Goods
  • Furniture and Decorative Arts
  • Textiles
  • Toys and Recreational Items
  • Weapons
Website:
http://www.montgomeryhistory.org

Mount Savage Historical Society

The association has an index of Allegany Co. Marriages 1865-1873 on their site, along with information relating to the history of the area.  They also have a Message Board.

Website:
http://www.mountsavagehistoricalsociety.org