Maryland: Links to Digitized County Histories

Readers might not have been keeping county, but I certainly have been. Maryland is state #46 – we’ve almost gone the distance.

As with New Jersey, I am impressed with all the digital volumes that Maryland has on offer. A few counties aren’t well represented, but check the STATE volumes for those that have NONE by their names.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

MARYLAND

STATE – History of Western Maryland: being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties, Volume 1, John T. Scharf, Philadelphia, 1882.
STATE – History of Western Maryland: being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties, Volume 2, John T. Scharf, Philadelphia, 1882.
STATE –
Maryland’s colonial Eastern Shore: historical sketches of counties and of some notable structures, Swepson Earle, & Percy G. Skirven, Baltimore, Maryland, 1916.
STATEBiographical cyclopedia of representative men of Maryland and District of Columbia, National Biographical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1879.
STATEPortrait and biographical record of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Chapman Publishing Company, New York 1898.
STATEPortrait and biographical record of the sixth congressional district, Maryland, Chapman Publishing Company, New York, 1898.
STATEMen of Maryland, George F. Bragg, Church Advocate Press, Baltimore, 1914. [African-Americans]
STATEThe book of Maryland: men and institutions, a work for press reference, Maryland Biographical Association, Baltimore, Maryland, 1920.
STATEBiographical sketches of distinguished Marylanders, Esmeralda Pinkney Boyle, Kelly, Piet & Company, Baltimore, 1877.
STATEPortrait and biographical record of Harford and Cecil counties, Maryland, Chapman Publishing Company, New York, 1897.

ALLEGANY – History of Allegany County, Maryland: including its aboriginal history, the colonial and revolutionary period, its settlement by the white race and subsequent growth, Volume 1, James W. Thomas & T.J.C. Williams, L.R. Titsworth, 1923.
ALLEGANY – History of Allegany County, Maryland: including its aboriginal history, the colonial and revolutionary period, its settlement by the white race and subsequent growth, Volume 2, James W. Thomas & T.J.C. Williams, L.R. Titsworth, 1923.
ANNE ARUNDEL – A history of Anne Arundel County, Maryland: adapted for use in the schools of the county, Elihu Samuel Riley, C.G. Feldmeyer, Annapolis, Maryland, 1905.
ANNE ARUNDEL – The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. A genealogical and biographical review, J.D. Warfield, Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, Maryland, 1905.
BALTIMOREAnnals of Baltimore, Thomas Waters Griffith, W. Wooddy, Baltimore, 1824.
BALTIMOREBaltimore County, its history, progress and opportunities: with snapshots and sidelights of some of its prominent men, Thiemann Scott Offutt, Logie Bonnett & Elmer R. Haile, Jeffersonian Publishing, Towson, Maryland, 1916.
BALTIMOREHistory of Baltimore city and county: from the earliest period to the present day; including biographical sketches of their representative men, John Thomas Scharf, L.H. Everts, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, 1881.
CALVERT – NONE
CAROLINE – History of Caroline County, Maryland from its beginning, Laura C. Cochrane, J.W. Stowell Printing Company, Federalsburg, Maryland, 1920.
CAROLINEHistory of Caroline County, Maryland, from its beginnings, Edward M. Noble, 1918.
CARROLL – NONE
CECIL –
Cecil County in the Revolutionary War: being an account of some of the experiences, events and locations prominent to Cecil County and its citizens during the period of 1776 to 1783, Cecil County Bicentennial Committee, Elkton, Maryland, 1976.
CECIL – Cecil County, Maryland: a study in local history, Alice Etta Miller, C & L Print & Specialty Company. 1949. Reprint in 1976.
CECILHistory of Cecil County, Maryland: and the early settlements around the head of Chesapeake Bay on the Delaware River, with sketches of some of the old families of Cecil County, George Johnston, Elkton, Maryland, 1881.
CHARLES – The history of Charles County, Maryland: written in its tercentenary year of 1958, Margaret Brown Klapthor & Paul Dennis Brown, Charles County Tercentenary, La Plata, Maryland, 1958.
DORCHESTER – History of Dorchester County, Maryland, Elias Jones, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1902.
FREDERICK – History of Frederick County, Maryland, from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the War Between the States: by T.J.C. Williams …continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time, by Folger MicKinsey (the Bentztown Bard) To this is added a biographical record of representative families prepared from data obtained from original sources of information, Volume 1, Thomas John Chew Williams & Folger McKinsey, L.R. Titsworth & Company, Frederick, Maryland 1910.
FREDERICK – History of Frederick County, Maryland, from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the War Between the States: by T.J.C. Williams …continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time, by Folger MicKinsey (the Bentztown Bard) To this is added a biographical record of representative families prepared from data obtained from original sources of information, Volume 2, Thomas John Chew Williams & Folger McKinsey, L.R. Titsworth & Company, Frederick, Maryland 1910.
GARRETT – NONE
HARFORD –
Index [to History of] Harford County, Maryland, 1608-1812, Hilda Nancy Ersula Snowberger Chance & Walter Wilkes Preston, Century Enterprises, Huntsville, Arkansas, 1968.
HARFORD – History of Harford County, Maryland: from 1608 (the year of Smith’s expedition) to the close of the war of 1812, Walter Wilkes Preston, Press of Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 1901.
HOWARD – The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. A genealogical and biographical review, J.D. Warfield, Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, Maryland, 1905.
KENT- History of Kent County, Maryland, 1630-1916, Fred G. Usilton, n.d.
KENTOld Kent : the eastern shore of Maryland; notes illustrative of the most ancient records of Kent County Maryland, and of the parishes of St. Paul’s, Shrewsbury and I. U. and genealogical histories of land and distinguished families of Maryland, and their connections by marriage, etc., with an introduction, George Adolphus Hanson, J.P. Des Forges, Baltimore, 1876.
MONTGOMERYThe history of Montgomery county, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879, Thomas Hulings Stockton Boyd, Clarksburg, 1879.PRINCE GEORGE’S – NONE
QUEEN ANNE’S –
The “endeavours and exertions” of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783: compiled from the Maryland State Archives, Mildred C. Schoch, Queen Anne’s County Bicentennial Commission, Centreville, Maryland, 1976.
QUEEN ANNE’S – Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, its early history and development: a series of sketches based upon original research, Frederick Emory, Centerville Observer, 1886-1887, Centerville, Maryland, Reprint in 1950.
SOMERSET – Old Somerset on the eastern shore of Maryland: a study in foundations and founders, Clayton Torrence, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1935.
ST. MARY’S – NONE
TALBOT – History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661-1861, Volume 1, Oswald Tilghman & Samuel Alexander Harrison, Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1915.
TALBOT – History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661-1861, Volume 2, Oswald Tilghman & Samuel Alexander Harrison, Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1915.
WASHINGTON – A history of Washington County, Maryland: from the earliest settlements to the present time, Volume 1, Thomas John Chew Williams, John M. Runk & L.R. Titsworth, 1906.
WASHINGTON – A history of Washington County, Maryland: from the earliest settlements to the present time, Volume 2, Part 1, Thomas John Chew Williams, John M. Runk & L.R. Titsworth, 1906.
WASHINGTON – A history of Washington County, Maryland: from the earliest settlements to the present time, Volume 2, Part 2, Thomas John Chew Williams, John M. Runk & L.R. Titsworth, 1906. [FamilySearch Film 1036572]
WICOMICO – NONE
WORCESTERNONE

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