Maryland Family History Societies (N-Z)

This section lists associations from Prince George's to Washington giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Prince George's County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1969. Its aim is to collect and preserve genealogical information, especially that relating to Prince George's County.

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

  • 1828 Tax List
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Early Registers of the White Marsh Church, Bowie
  • Gleanings from the Records of Francis Gasch's Sons Funeral Home
  • Indexes of Church Registers 1686-1885 which include Protestant Episcopal Church, King George's Parish, Queen Anne's Parish, St Paul's Parish and Prince George's Parish
  • Murray Funeral Home Books
  • Records of the Almshouse

St Mary's County Genealogical Society

The aim of the society is to promote and encourage interest in genealogical and historical research.  To further this objective, the association preserves and maintains records relating to St Mary's County, makes these records publicly available, and maintains publications and printed materials at local libraries. 

The association has a Library where an extensive number of archives are accessible, which include:

  • Abstracts from Newspapers
  • County Proceedings
  • Huguenot Pedigrees
  • Indexes to Federal Population Schedules
  • Marriage Registers
  • Militia
  • Rent Rolls
  • Tax Lists
  • Wills

They also have other documents relating to St Mary's County, State-wide and other US States along with documents relating to England and Wales. 

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


Talbot County Historical Society

Its aim being to preserve the heritage of the Eastern Shore, the society was established in 1954.  They have a Library where an extensive number of resources are available, which include Papers and Diaries, Land Grants, Maps and other Genealogical Materials. 

They also have a comprehensive Photograph Collection.


Upper Shore Genealogy Society of Maryland

The society is a non-profit making association established in 1973.  They have a Library where an extensive number of archives are available, which include Family Histories, Research Books and Bible Records. 

They are also in the process of transcribing Cemetery information for all Cemeteries in all Upper Eastern Shore Counties. 

Chesapeake Cousins, the Society's bi-annual newsletter, includes articles relating to:

  • Articles of Genealogical and Historic Interest
  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Emigration Lists
  • Family Histories
  • Military Records
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Tax Records

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

  • 1798 Queen Anne's Co. Federal Tax Assessment - all Hundreds
  • 1798 Talbot Co. Federal Tax Assessment
  • 1798, 1817 and 1832 Talbot Co. Tax Assessment
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Legacies of Queen Anne's Co. Maryland 1776-1791
  • Marriage, Census and Land Records from some Maryland Counties
  • Obituaries published in Newspapers covering the Upper Shore of Maryland 1960s-1990

Washington County Historical Society

The association operate the Jamieson Genealogy Library where a number of resources are available, which includes a Master Index, Family Folder Files, the Federal Census for some States across the US and a Card Catalogue. 

A list of surnames found in the Family Folder Files is available on the site.