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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MARYLAND
Genealogy and History Research Guide for Prince George’s County, Maryland Copyright © 2010 Michael Hait
Somerset.COLONIAL & EARLY STATE HISTORY The land now comprising the state of Maryland was first settled in 1634. the colony of Maryland passed the Toleration Act. though these were only sparsely completed. southern Maryland remained primarily a tobacco-driven economy. the second Lord Baltimore. under his control. regardless of religion. Mary’s) and 1666 (Somerset): Anne Arundel. became a popular destination for free people of color. The ―common soccage‖ system lasted until the American Revolution. the primarily Catholic colony of Maryland became one of the casualties. with St. and patents. Charles. Kentucky. Several battles were fought on Maryland territory. characterized by Baltimore City and influenced by its proximity to Pennsylvania. renamed Annapolis. Mary’s City serving as the earliest capital of the colony. . including some overlap with the county courts. Kent. the first law to express religious tolerance (though limited to various sects of Christianity). Maryland was active during the Revolutionary War. and Missouri—that still allowed slavery at the start of the Civil War that never officially seceded from the Union. surveys. despite the large Catholic population living in southern Maryland. in Anne Arundel County. The remaining counties were established from land previously belonging to these first seven. In 1649. including Charles Carroll of Carrollton. who served as Governor of Maryland in 18301831. between 1637 (St. The capital was moved from St. As settlers came to Maryland. Talbot. The colony-wide Prerogative Court was established to administer probate. when the current ―fee simple‖ system of land ownership transferred the Lord Proprietor’s rights over land ownership to the state government. Citizens of Maryland were required to pay tithes to the Protestant Episcopal church. and Maryland provided tens of thousands of soldiers to both the volunteer Army and the U. When the ―Glorious Revolution‖ in 1688 in England witnessed the ascension of the Protestant William of Orange to the throne. and the majority of the state’s slaves resided in this region. King Charles I granted all of the land of Maryland to Caecilius Calvert. Each county had a county court. Mary’s. and John Lee Carroll. The Protestant Episcopal church was also charged with maintaining registers of birth and death for their counties.‖ This system allowed for the ownership of land. The Provincial Court handled other judicial matters. who signed the Declaration of Independence and served in many public stations. As more of the Maryland colony was surveyed and settled. Lord Baltimore established the colony-wide Land Office. The earliest settlements were in St. and requiring oaths of allegiance to the United States. Mary’s City to Providence. the Land Office controlled land grants. the Lord Proprietor would grant them parcels of land in ―common soccage. on the other hand. who served as the state’s Governor from 1876 through 1880. William established the Church of England—or the Protestant Episcopal church. During the period prior to the Civil War. St. as it was known in the colonies—as the official religion of Maryland. as Lord Proprietor of the colony. which handled most transfers of land and civil and criminal matters. Maryland was one of only four states—the others being Delaware. Mary’s County. Calvert. however. Northern Maryland. and ceased altogether in the early eighteenth century. seven original counties were formed. Rather than continuing to allow the Maryland colony to exist as a Catholic refuge. as a Roman Catholic settlement in contrast with the Anglican settlement of Virginia. Thomas King Carroll. generally enforced as rents and taxes. Colored Troops during the War. to handle the granting of the land and collection of rents. but also granted the Lord Proprietor ultimate rights over the land. S. As mentioned above. assessing its citizenry with several taxes to fund the patriot war effort. This population included the extremely wealthy Irish Catholic CARROLL family that remained a political and economic force in Maryland throughout the history of the colony and state. the great-grandson of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
COUNTY HISTORY Prince George’s County, Maryland, was established in 1696 from parts of what were then Calvert and Charles counties. Its original patent gave Prince George’s County dominion over the then-largely unpopulated northwestern part of Maryland. ―An Act for the Division and Regulating Severall Countys within this Province and Constituting a County by the name of Prince Georges County within the same Province‖ Whereas Diverse of the Inhabitants of the Countys of S t Marys and Kent have by theire Petitions Complained That through the irregularitys of their Countys being so ill scituated that theire Court houses or Chief places of Judicature within their Countys canot be Seated for the Conveniency of the Inhabitants and Suitors to the Same therefore this Generall Assembly have taken into their Serious Consideration to Address the Agrievances for the future do therefore humbly pray that it may be Enacted And Be it Enacted by the King and Queen's most Excellent Maties by and with the Advice and Consent of this present General Assembly and the Authority of the same That from & after the Twenty third day of Aprill next being St Georges Day after the end of this present Session of Assembly ... That the Land from the upper side of Mattawoman and Swansons Creeks & Branches Extending upward bounded by potomock on the West and Putuxent River on the East shall be and is hereby Constituted founded & Incorporated into a County of this Province and shall be Denominated Called and known by the name of Prince George's County and shall from and after the said Twenty third day of Aprill next Ensueing being St George's Day as aforesaid have and enjoy all other Rights benefitts and priviledges Equall with the other Countys of this Province such as sending Burgesses to Assemblys haveing County Courts Sherriffe Justices and other Officers and Ministers requisite & necessary and as used in other Countys of this Province And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid That the severall and respective persons hereafter in this Act mentioned shall and are hereby Authorized Required and Impowered to Call to them the Surveyors of the Countys and Cause them to runn out the Lines and bounds of the said Countys of St Mary's Charles and Prince George's Countys as aforesaid, that is to say from the heads of the Branches of Birds and Mattawoman Creek to Indian and Swanson's Creek as aforesaid, That is to say Mr Robert Mason & Mr James Keech for St Marys County, Mr John Bayne and Mr James Bigger for Charles County, Mr William Hutchison, and Mr Thomas Greenfield for Prince Georges County who are required and enjoyned by this Act att or before the Twenty third day of Aprill as aforesaid to Cause the said Two lines from the head of Birds Creek Branch to the head of Indian Creek Branch and from the head of Mattawoman Branch to Swansons Creek Branch fully to be marked and lined by a double line of Marked Trees ....1 The counties of Frederick (1750), Montgomery and Washington (both 1776), Allegany (1782), and Garrett (1872), were all created from land once belonging to Prince George’s County. In 1789, the District of Columbia, known then as Federal City, was also established from land belonging to Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, as well as Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was eventually returned
―An Act for the Division and Regulating Severall Countys within this Province and Constituting a County by the name of Prince Georges County within the same Province,‖ Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly September, 1693 - June, 1697, in William Hand Browne, Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al. eds., Archives of Maryland, 215+ volumes, (Baltimore and Annapolis, Md., 1883-), Volume 19:212-215. This series is ongoing and available on line at http://aomol.net where volumes, collectively or individually, can be searched electronically.
so the land now covered by the modern District was all originally part of Prince George’s County. when the first federal census was taken. but still less than twelve hundred free persons of color. . the total population had risen to just over twenty-three thousand.to Virginia. the total population of Prince George’s County was over twenty-one thousand. while the southern part of the county lies to the southeast of Washington. with over twelve thousand slaves. with a mere 164 free people of color. In 1790. Geographically the northern part of the county currently lies almost exactly between Washington and Baltimore. over eleven thousand—over fifty-two percent—were slaves. Of these. By 1860. The Patuxent River forms the eastern border of the county.
the originals are held by the Maryland State Archives. the historic records. Maryland 20772 However. Very few original records remain in the custody of the Circuit Court. equity Probate records The current addresses for these government bodies in Prince George’s County follow: Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Division of Vital Records 6550 Reisterstown Road Reisterstown Road Plaza Baltimore. Maryland 20772 Circuit Court for Prince George's County. the Register of Wills. and are now in the custody of. Room D4012 Upper Marlboro. Maryland 14735 Main Street Upper Marlboro. Maryland.ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT & RECORDS CREATION In Maryland. The sole exception among these common government records are the birth and death records. Box 1729 Upper Marlboro. or the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County.O. Maryland 20772 Orphans' Court 14735 Main Street. State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Maryland 21215 Register of Wills for Prince George's County. . and birth certificates after 1925. the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis. Maryland Courthouse 14735 Main St. and County Orphan’s Court Birth records Death records Marriage licenses & marriage records Land records Court Records – Criminal. those most likely to be used by genealogical researchers. created by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Division of Vital Records of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene only maintains death certificates after 2001. as shown in the chart of common record groups below. genealogically-significant records are most often held at the county level of government. Room D4001 P. Division of Vital Records County Circuit Court County Register of Wills. For death certificates prior to 2001 and birth certificates prior to 1925. civil. have generally been transferred to.
MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES 350 Rowe Boulevard Annapolis, Maryland 21401 Hours of operation for Research Room: Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm Closed on the first Saturday of every month Closed on Saturdays of three-day weekends, where Monday is a federal holiday, Record pull-times: Every half-hour from 8:45am through 3:45pm, except during lunch hours (11:45am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:15pm) Summary of Policies and Tips for Using the Research Room: On the first visit, all researchers must complete a registration form. This form can be printed and completed prior to arrival. See http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/forms/html/registra.html Lockers are provided at no charge to patrons. Bags are not permitted in the research area. Laptop use is allowed in the Research Room. Wireless Internet access is not available in the Archives. Digital cameras may be used without the flash to photograph original documents. There are several microfilm readers. Researchers can sign into a reader using a sign-in sheet on a clipboard near the Reading Room. Reels of microfilm are self-serve, held in drawers in the Microfilm Room. They are organized by microfilm number, which is found in the ―Guide to Government Records‖ or the ―Guide to Special Collections.‖ Researchers are only permitted to view one reel at a time. When removing a reel of microfilm from the drawer, a yellow block with your desk number—provided at check-in—must be placed in the drawer as a place-holder. There are three microfilm printers. These are only to be used for printing, and there is a 15-minute time limit if others are waiting. In order to print, you must first log into the machine using the red passkey provided at check-in. This will log the number of copies made, which you will pay for when leaving the Archives. The Archives does not require researchers to pay for bad copies, so remember to hold onto bad copies and provide them to the register clerk. Records Holdings for Prince George’s County: The Archives is the official repository for all colonial and state government records for Maryland. Custody of county and municipal government records varies from county to county. Luckily, most county government records for Prince George’s County have been sent to the Archives, and many have also been microfilmed. For a complete catalog of records available at the Archives, please review the online ―Guide to Government Records‖ available at http://guide.mdsa.net/index.cfm.
relevant to Prince George’s County. paper (some inaccessible due to condition) and microfilm Certificates of survey: originals. tax lists. paper NOTE: The census for Prince George’s County. PREROGATIVE COURT Wills: register books and some originals. MARYLAND STATE PAPERS An artificial series of colonial and revolutionary government records that cannot be attributed to a single agency. except Testamentary Proceedings. paper and microfilm Online Index containing all of the above. paper and microfilm CHANCERY COURT (1668-1852) Chancery Record: record of equity cases. and exact ages of each inhabitant (including slaves). paper and microfilm Balance Books: estate distributions. Testamentary Proceedings have been individually indexed in a card file in the Archives Research Room (Index 3). LAND OFFICE Patent Record: register books containing demands for headrights (pre-1680). military accounts and roster lists. Among these records are oaths of fidelity to the revolutionary government. paper and some microfilm Debt books: lists of those owing rents to the Lord Proprietary for lands owned. and subsequent transactions. register books. and have been indexed and abstracted in the Calendar of Maryland State Papers series published by the Hall of Records Commission. Please note. These are separated into various collections. is available. I have only listed the most common and a few notable record groups here. paper and microfilm Chancery Papers: original papers relating to equity cases. and judicial and legislative records. . register books. paper and microfilm Judgment Records: civil and criminal cases. are available at the Maryland State Archives. paper and microfilm Accounts: register books. record books. Other records may also be available. paper COUNCIL OF SAFETY Census of 1776: census of heads of household. and patents. warrants. surveys. paper and microfilm Inventories: register books. organized by county. paper and online digital scans Rent rolls: lists of those who have patented lands.COLONIAL RECORDS The following colonial government records. contains names of the head of household and spouse. though only required to name the head of household and count other inhabitants (including slaves) with tickmarks in age columns. paper and microfilm Testamentary Proceedings: probate court proceedings. paper and some microfilm PROVINCIAL COURT Land Records: deed record books.
paper and microfilm NOTE: Many of these death records have been digitally scanned but are only accessible to be viewed and printed by an archivist at the Reference Desk. paper Draft Record (1862-1864): Individuals drafted.STATE RECORDS The following state record groups. paper and microfilm Death Record (1973-1987): Statewide death certificates. paper and microfilm NOTE: These death records have been digitally scanned but are only accessible to be viewed and printed by an archivist at the Reference Desk. parents’ given names and date of birth. Death Records. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. BOARD OF HEALTH Death Records. Counties. child’s given name. paper ADJUTANT GENERAL Annual Returns (1817-1849): Annual end-of-year personnel returns. paper and microfilm DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE. some list individual soldiers while others do not. provides surnames. DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS AND STATISTICS Death Records. Counties (1898-1910): Death records outside of Baltimore City. Counties (1951-1969): Death certificates for those who died in counties. DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS Birth Record. Please note. paper Enrollment Record (1862-1864): Individuals enrolled in the U. Delayed. Marriage Certificates (1931-1940): Statewide marriage certificates. Prior to this date. Other records may also be available. organized by regiment . DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. paper/photostats NOTE: Birth records are restricted for 100 years after the date of birth. death certificates were collected separately between the counties and Baltimore city. relevant to research Prince George’s County. organized by soundex of groom’s name. I have only listed the most common and a few notable record groups here. Colored Troops. are available at the Maryland State Archives. paper and microfilm (through 1982). Index: Delayed birth certificates index. Index (1910-1950): Index to births in the counties not including Baltimore City. including lists of volunteers and pay rolls. paper. microfilm Birth Records. microfilm for 1862 only Muster Rolls (1860-1867): Muster rolls of Union soldiers and sailors. Counties (1898-1910): Original birth records. originals remain at Division of Vital Records. S. BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS Birth Records. Counties (1910-1951): Death certificates for those who died in counties. microfilm NOTE: Birth records themselves are restricted for 100 years after the date of birth. Death Record. organized by county. not including Baltimore City. including U. so this index is the only access to birth records after 1910. not including Baltimore City. military. paper War of 1812 Papers: Miscellaneous documents. Counties. Counties (1969-1972): Death certificates for counties outside Baltimore City. S.
paper CHANCERY COURT (1668-1852) Chancery Record: Record of equity cases. paper Maryland Guard Register (1861): List of men in Maryland guard. paper STATE TREASURER Pension Rolls (1843-1869): Records of pensions for War of 1812 service. paper . paper and microfilm Chancery Papers: Original papers relating to equity cases. paper and online TREASURER OF THE WESTERN SHORE Pension Rolls (1811-1843): Records of pensions for Revolutionary War service. paper Voter Registration Record (1865): List of soldier who registered to vote. Muster and Pay Rolls (1867-1907): Descriptive and pay rolls. organized by regiment. paper MARYLAND PENITENTIARY (1811-1869) Prisoner Record: Record of inmates housed in prison.
Administration accounts: Recorded administration accounts. Before 1777. microfilm. inventories. often including a physical description and identification of either parents or slave owners. and online at www. Beginning in 1777. paper and microfilm.mdlandrec. There does not appear to be any statistical information compiled regarding potential differences in the records recorded between the two agencies prior to that date. Administration bonds: Recorded administration and testamentary bonds. I have only listed the most common and a few notable record groups here. Other records may also be available. Generally does not include returns. and date of purchase. paper and microfilm. paper. and receipts. microfilm. paper and microfilm. Birth record (1865-1867): Register of births created under 1865 vital records act. Land commissions: Record of division of lands following dissolution of the Chancery Court in 1851. including original wills. Sporadic compliance prior to abandonment. paper. and places of residence of both groom and bride. relevant to research Prince George’s County. Certificates of freedom/Freedom affidavits (1810-1862): Two record groups that serve as proof of freedom of African-Americans. Some volumes also contain annual valuations of slave property owned by minors. Original register. Equity record: Record of equity cases following dissolution of the Chancery Court in 1851. the Register of Wills handled all probate matters in the county. paper. Court record: Record of county court proceedings. involving matters of orphans and apprentices. many of these records are duplicates of the record books of the colonial Prerogative Court. bride. Marriage Licenses (1777-1865): Register of names of individuals purchasing marriage licenses. paper. Indexed electronically as MSA SE27. “Estate Papers”: Compiled collection of various original documents relating to estates. paper and microfilm. paper. date of marriage. Some original wills. accounts. paper and microfilm. These records can provide varying degrees of detail about the subject. Organized by name of decedent. paper and microfilm. Death record (1865-1866): Register of deaths created under 1865 vital records act. creditor bills.COUNTY RECORDS The following county record groups. Original register. Marriage Record (1865-present): Register of marriages created under 1865 vital records act. paper and microfilm. Please note. Some original inventories. are available at the Maryland State Archives. ages. names groom. mortgages. Indexed electronically as MSA SE27. both those born free and manumitted slaves. COUNTY COURT (until 1851)/CIRCUIT COURT (after 1851) Land Records (1696-present): Deeds. REGISTER OF WILLS The Register of Wills has county probate record books dating back to 1696 when the county was formed. Paper.net. Original record books. . and chattel bills of sale. paper and microfilm. bonds. Indentures: Recorded indentures. and online. paper. Contains names. Inventories: Recorded inventories. Original register. Original register. Wills: Recorded wills. Sporadic compliance resulted in only 36 total deaths recorded prior to abandonment. and name of minister performing the marriage. paper.
some paper.COMMISSIONER OF SLAVE STATISTICS Slave Statistics (1867-1869): Created by an act of the General Assembly. some microfilm. some online COMMISSIONERS OF THE TAX Assessment Record (1780-1829): Tax lists. both available online. slave’s age. various years. some microfilm OFFICERS OF REGISTRATION Voters List (1868-1869): paper . microfilmed register book. the Commissioner of Slave Statistics collected specific information on slaves owned on 1 November 1864. register book. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Assessment Record (1861-1919): Tax lists. formats. Original papers. some paper. formats. Includes owner’s full name. slave’s health. various years. some microfilm LEVY COURT Assessment Record (1830-1850): Tax lists. various years. some paper. when slavery in Maryland was abolished. slave’s full name. formats. and notes on slave’s military service.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS NEWSPAPERS Bowie Blade and New Carrollton Blade (pub. Bowie, 1973-1975, weekly): MSA SC 4058, 9 Mar 1973 – Oct 1975, microfilm nos. M 4990 through M 4995 Bowie Blade and Post-Times (pub. Bowie, 1968-1973, weekly): MSA SC 3473, 17 Oct 1968 – 28 Dec 1972, microfilm nos. M 6986-02 through M 6992. Bowie Blade, New Carrollton Blade and the Crofton Blade (pub. Bowie, 1975-1979, weekly): MSA SC 4057, Oct 1975 – Jul 1979, microfilm nos. M 4995 through M 5003 Enquirer-Gazette (pub. Upper Marlboro, 1925-, weekly): MSA SC 3383, 6 Feb 1925 – 26 Dec 1958, microfilm nos. M 7389 through M 7406 Hyattsville Independent (pub. Hyattsville, ca. 1899-1952, weekly): MSA SC 3601, 3 Jan 1936 – 28 Dec 1951, microfilm nos. M 9001 through M 9016 Independent (pub. Hyattsville, 1952-1970, weekly): MSA SC 3603, 16 Feb 1952 – 31 Jul 1970, microfilm nos. M 9017 through M 9035 Laurel Advertiser (pub. Laurel, 1946-1948, weekly): MSA SC 5118, 11 Oct 1946 – 25 Jun 1948, microfilm no. M 12165 Marlboro' Gazette, and Prince George's Advertiser (pub. Upper Marlboro, bef. 1846-1925, weekly): MSA SC 3480, 14 Apr 1848 – 5 May 1848, 1 Aug 1851 – 5 Jul 1854, various issues 1864 – 1898, microfilm nos. M 3748 through M 3753 Marlboro' Gazette, and Prince George's County Advertiser (pub. Upper Marlboro, 1836-?, weekly): MSA SC 2944, 22 Apr 1841 – 12 Aug 1841, 30 Mar 1843, microfilm no. M 3748 Maryland News (pub. Takoma Park, 1927-?, freq. varies): MSA SC 3379, 4 Jan 1929 – 31 Dec 1930, 9 May 1934 – 29 Dec 1973, 9 Jan 1975 – 13 Jun 1975, microfilm nos. M 8094 through M 8095, M 10848 through M 10877 Planter's Advocate (pub. Upper Marlboro, 1853-ca. 1861, weekly): MSA SC 3415, 31 Aug 1853 – 16 Oct 1861, microfilm nos. M 3596-02 through M 3604 Planter's Advocate and Southern Maryland Advertiser (pub. Upper Marlboro, 1851-1853, weekly): MSA SC 2949, 3 Sep 1851 – 24 Aug 1853, microfilm nos. M 3594 through M 3596-01 Prince George's Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser (pub. Upper Marlboro, 1882-1925, weekly): MSA SC 2950, 14 Jan 1887 – 4 Nov 1887, 21 Dec 1888 – 3 May 1889, 13 Jan 1893 – 20 Jan 1925, microfilm nos. M 3295 through M 3328 Prince George's Journal (pub. College Park later Lanham, 1975-, freq. varies): MSA SC 3446, 2 Jan 1975 – 31 Dec 1985, microfilm nos. M 6245 through M 6293 Prince Georges Post (pub. College Park, ca. 1932-1976, weekly): MSA SC 3329, 20 Nov 1935 – 29 Dec 1938, microfilm nos. M 8524 through M 8526 Prince Georgian (pub. Upper Marlboro, 1862-?, weekly): MSA SC 3421, various issues 1865, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, microfilm nos. M4241 through M 4242 Prince Georgian and Southern Maryland Advertiser (pub. Upper Marlboro, ?-1882, weekly): MSA SC 3756, various issues 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, microfilm nos. M 4242 through M 4243
weekly): MSA SC 3316. 1967-1968. 1980-. weekly): MSA SC 3380. microfilm no. church membership (1892-1961). M 1142 through M 1143 Forestville Charge Collection (Methodist). Rambler (pub. MSA SC 4032: church registers. microfilm no. microfilm nos. M 7819 through M 7820 Takoma Journal (pub. weekly): MSA SC 3828. weekly): MSA SC 4155. M 1193 through M 1195 Church of the Epiphany Collection (Protestant Episcopal). 14 Oct 1920. Bowie. Takoma Park. microfilm nos. 19 Oct 1967 – 10 Oct 1968. MSA SC 4035: marriages. MSA SC 4034: church registers (1886-1949). 17 Sep 1897 – 29 Dec 1939. Laurel. microfilm nos. M 7821 through M 7823 Weekly Record (pub. Quarterly conference minutes (1876-1958). microfilm nos. membership rolls (1876-1964). 2 Jan 1942 – 24 Jun 1955. 14 Jul 1920. 21 Jun 1946 – 9 Jan 1948. M 902 Emmanuel United Methodist Church Collection (Methodist). M 10516 through M 10520 Leader (pub. M 7867 through M 7874 Bowie Blade (pub. 1951). Forestville. 4 Sep 1889 – 26 Nov 1890. Takoma Park. M 8575 through M 8591 Bowie Blade (pub. marriages. Bowie. microfilm nos. 1946-1955. microfilm nos. burials (1880-ca. Lanham. Takoma Record (pub. 27 Apr 1927 – 29 Mar 1946. microfilm no. weekly): MSA SC 3814. 1920. M 9771 through M 9772 Register (pub. M 12152 Takoma Journal (pub. weekly): MSA SC 3800. covers Lanham and Bowie: MSA SC 5115. microfilm nos. Takoma Park. 1927-1946. Beltsville. microfilm nos. M 1109 Brookfield-Immanuel Charge Collection (Methodist). 1889-?. 1946-1948. register. 1926-?. M 11390 through M 11391 CHURCH RECORDS Ager Road Charge Collection (Methodist). microfilm no. weekly): MSA SC 3355. weekly): MSA SC 3660. Hyattsville. 1979-1980. weekly): MSA SC 3664. 17 Feb 1921 – 22 Dec 1921. Hyattsville. 1928-1935. Takoma Park. microfilm no. microfilm no. weekly). Jul 1979 – Dec 1979. 1897-1946. microfilm nos. Laurel. 1920-?. microfilm nos. weekly): MSA SC 3430. 2 Sep 1920. Jul 1980 – Dec 1980. Capitol Heights. M 5003 Bowie Blade-News (pub. M 6986-01 Advertiser (pub. MSA SC 4038: membership and church records (1952-1969). MSA SC 2646: baptisms. Bowie. M 11390 Weekly Review (pub. MSA SC 4036: quarterly conference minutes (1914-1957). Forestville. M 5005 MSA SC 3431. M 1112 through M 1113 . 8 Jun 1934 – 26 Dec 1941. 21 Sep 1928 – 26 Oct 1945. weekly): microfilm no. 22 Apr 1920. microfilm nos. 20 Jan 1922 – 15 Dec 1922. Bowie. M 3524 through M 3525 First Methodist Church Collection (Methodist).
MSA SC 2719: baptisms. M 2955 through M 2956 St. Paul's Church. MSA SC 2914: marriages. Upper Marlboro. MSA SC 3548: register (19021963). burials (1848-1969). St. M 255. Croom. microfilm nos. M 1226 baptisms. M 1010. Croom. microfilm no. Baden. M 1202. M 947. MSA SC 2227: church register and vestry minutes (1689-1878). M 1151 through M1152 St. Philip's Church Collection (Protestant Episcopal). M 1010. Trinity Parish Collection (Trinity Parish Collection). register of church membership (1944-1969). Oxon Hill. MSA SC 3973: confirmations. baptisms. Broad Creek. M 1153 through M 1155 Oxon Hill Charge Collection (Methodist). burials (1850-1970). Laurel. M 947. Thomas's Parish Collection (Protestant Episcopal). microfilm nos. MSA SC 4037: membership and church records. Philip's Church Collection (Protestant Episcopal). Leeland. marriages (1842-1871). M 1379. microfilm no. MSA SC 2587: baptisms. marriages. burials (1831-1964). marriages. MSA SC 4033: register. MSA SC 4039: church register (1910-1966). M 687. Seat Pleasant. MSA SC 2667: marriages (1686-1777). M 1160 St. Grace Charge Collection (Methodist). St. microfilm nos. microfilm nos. Matthew's Protestant Episcopal Church Collection (Protestant Episcopal). Simon's Chapel Collection (Protestant Episcopal). MSA SC 2668: church register (1907-1976). the Maryland State Archives also holds a large collection of Works Projects Administration (WPA) Historic Church Surveys. Mary's of the Mills Parish Collection (Roman Catholic). microfilm nos. M 1148. M 1227 St. inactive membership removals. M 11733 In addition to these microfilmed church record collections. and online baptisms. The profiles include details about the construction and early history of each church and the records then in existence. microfilm nos. M 1149. microfilm nos. microfilm nos. . M 229. microfilm no. Takoma Park. MSA SC 2457: various records (1902-1974). Paul's Parish Collection (Protestant Episcopal). and some online St. active membership rolls. MSA SC 2647: vestry minutes (1733-1966). M 1110 through M 1111 Seat Pleasant Methodist Church (Methodist). M 389. Seat Pleasant. and online St. microfilm nos. Quarterly Conference minutes (1946-1968). Barnabus Church Collection (Protestant Episcopal). microfilm nos. Laurel. John's Church Collection (Protestant Episcopal). as well as often containing a hand-drawn sketch of each builfing layout. contain profiles of many of the older churches around Maryland. created during the Great Depression. Baden. marriages. M 1010 births. These surveys. M 1910 through M 1913 St. M 1208 through M 1210. funerals (1846-1970). including Prince George’s County. St.
to 4:30 p. computer cases. chewing gum.mdhs. REPOSITORIES (continued) MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY H.685. Readers will be asked to use microfilm or other reproductions where such editions exist. No marks may be added to or erased from any library materials. Pens. briefcases. Requests for retrieval will be accepted until 4 PM. Pencils are available at the library reception desk. Special collections are to be used in the McIlvain Special Collections Reading Room only. MS 4: Volume containing copies of land transactions and other agreements between Thomas Addison. out of consideration for other researchers. Sweaters and jackets normally worn indoors Items NOT Allowed in the Reading Rooms: Purses. note cards and laptops must be used on the table top next to items. drink & other items potentially damaging to the collection. Personal copiers. 10:00 a. closed folders. digital scanners & cameras Lockers and coat racks are provided for patron convenience. Manuscripts must be placed flat on the tables. Errors in filing or labeling should be reported to the staff. ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Readers may request up to 3 boxes/collections at a time. Patrons also may email requests ahead of time to special_collections@mdhs. Henry Addison (1717-1789) of Barnaby Manor and Little Gleaning in Prince George's County. markers. Pagers and cellphones (if kept inaudible). No materials are to be removed for any reason without permission of the Special Collections Librarian. COLLECTIONS CONTAINING INFORMATION RELATED TO PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY Addison Record Book. 1766-1768 . Research materials in open folders or notebooks.m.org . Jr.m Closed for lunch 12pm . Young children (age 7 and under) are not permitted in the reading rooms. lipstick. Note paper. food. Maryland. and Rev. not held in your hands or on your lap.II. Please submit 1 request card for each collection you wish to consult.org HOURS OF OPERATION FOR LIBRARY: Open Wednesday through Saturday. Patrons should preserve the existing order and arrangement of all materials. Pencils. envelopes. Only pencils or laptops may be used for taking notes. Furlong Baldwin Library 201 West Monument Street Baltimore. Zippered notebooks.1pm SUMMARY OF POLICIES AND TIPS FOR USING THE LIBRARY: Items Allowed in the Reading Rooms: Laptops. No object may be laid on top of materials. Maryland 21201-4674 410. Umbrellas and outerwear.3750 http://www. backpacks. Change for the copiers..
Robert.mdhs. 1757-1865 Wood. furniture. Woodstock. and purchases. MS 1117: Levy lists and miscellaneous other records of various Maryland counties including Prince George’s. Baden. Maryland Levy. Calvert.org/library/mss/ms000446. 1865. Upper Marlboro Academy (1835). near Laurel. 17951888 SUBJECT VERTICAL FILE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION Prince George’s County: http://www. 1930-1940 (Bulk 1936). Farm Book. Finding aid online: http://www. McCormick Education Notes. Fowler.html#PrinceGeo . Cabin. College Park (1920). Horsehead Tavern. Oak Grove Female Seminary (1865). near Aquasco. Finding aid online: http://www.. letters. MS 455: Account books and religious diary of Clement Hollyday. Aquasco. 1852. Finding aid online: http://www. deeds. sales. MS 446: Papers of Clement Hill.1942. 1840-1888. 1799.org/library/Mss/ms000908. primarily relating to Charles. etc. genealogical material relating to the Key famfly. Montpelier. born in Prince George’s County. Baden. Plank House. Aquasco. c.html Sewall-Key Family Papers. deed from William Thornton for a lot in Washington. MS 1240: Small group of business papers. 1683-1823. and descendants. St. Cole-Fenwick Papers. 17871821. 1805-1819.html Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Collection. giving a record of work done on farm tools. 17571771.mdhs.html Otho Holland Williams Papers. Includes surveys and legal papers. George W. Anchovie Hills.mdhs.Bladensburg Academy (1833). c. Hill Papers. 1724-1824 Darnall. 1759-1763. Thomas House. Finding aid online: http://www. Spring Hill.html Hollyday Account Books.. in Laurel. MS 272: Ledger of Robert Darnall of Prince George’s County. financial papers of Robert Darnall of Prince George's County. MS 1421: Legal and business papers of Robert Sewall and the Sewall family of Prince George's and Charles counties. Architectural Drawings. near Marlboro. horse-shoeing. and Court Records. Almonick Female Seminary (1865). MS 2429: Record of a Prince George's County farmer including information on crops. Papers. MS 480: Account book of John Hyde. PP85: Photographs of the following historic buildings in Prince George’s County: Christ Church.mdhs. University of Maryland. 1683-c. Paul's Church. Revolutionary army officer. MS 1896: Papers of tobacco planter in Prince George's County.. Maryland and members of the Cole and Fenwick families.org/library/mss/ms001647.org/Library/fotofind/subjvf/VFsubjN-P. Land.mdhs. Hyde. 1744-1839. general merchant at Acquasco Mills. MS 908: Letters and various records of Otho Holland Williams. agreements. blacksmith of Prince George's County. C. c. surveyor and resident of Prince George’s County. Aquasco. Saint Mary's and Prince George's Counties.. MS 1647: Notes concerning the following Prince George’s County schools -.org/library/fotofind/PP0085lnk. MS 370: Architectural drawings of Montpelier. Thomas. bonds. Maryland Agricultural College (1856). Laurence H. D. ca. Accokeek. Aquasco. Ledger. Hyde Account Book.
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Softcover 32 pages. Arranged chronologically. Dennis Campbell. by Helen W. Paul's Parish and Prince George's Parish. (Price $20. Maryland 20738-0014 . Reprint 1996.G. Drawn & Published from Actual Surveys by G. Reprint 1975. Maryland from the time of its founding in 1696 until the beginning of the Civil War from information gleaned from public records.S & H $2.A Pictorial History of the Prince George's County Police Department.00*) A history of the county police department covering over 200 years. Maryland residents please add 6% sales tax. 144 pages. Brown. Indexed.00 to the cost of shipping. Indexed. with information from 1860 federal census for each Election District.00 each for these books. Atlas of Prince George's. Hopkins 1878 including "historical" sketches. Softcover. pen and ink illustrations. Hard-cover. Journey Through Time & Landmarks of Prince George's County: Shipping is $3. Lee Van Horn. (Price $10. Maryland 1861. Indexed. International Orders Please add $10.125 black & white photographs of the rich architectural legacy of Prince George's County. Prince George's County. newspapers and private papers.95) This fact-based novel shows the home life of the colonists from a child's viewpoint. Journey Through Time .00) Atlas was adapted from Martenet's Map of Prince George's County Maryland. Atlas of fifteen Miles around Washington including the County of Prince George Maryland. They are shipped separately. Reprint 2000. Reprint of James Otis Kaler's 1910 publication. (Price $10. Indexed. Hardcover 166 pages. Maryland Indexes of Church Registers 1686-1885: Volume 2 Protestant Episcopal Church. St.M.00) Contains recipes collected from county residents as part of the tricentennial celebration. S&H $3. This story is told in the first person by young George Calvert. Reprint 2000 Softcover 196 pages.O. (Price $ 6. Printed 1991. Brown. spiral bound 150 pages.00) Out of the Past . Landmarks of Prince George's County . Reprint 1996.00 &nbs. Boucher. Tricentennial Cook Book. Maryland Indexes of Church Registers 1686-1885: Volume 1 Protestant Episcopal Church. Box 14 Riverdale. (Price $ 20. Calvert of Maryland. (Price $10.00) SHIPPING: * P.00) Chronicles of everyday life in Prince George's County. godson of the first Lord Baltimore.00) Prince George's County. the photos & captions offer a panoramic overview of the County's architectural & historical development. King George's Parish & Queen Anne's Parish. (Price $20.00) Compiled. by Jack E. (Price $18. Printed 1996. Pictorial History. (Price $40. Hardcover 304 pages. George Calvert. Compiled & Edited by Dorothy Rainwater & Tricentennial Celebration Committee. by R. by Lt. Hardcover 422 pages.50 EACH AND 50¢ FOR EACH ADDITIONAL BOOK. by Helen W. ALL OTHER BOOKS . Softcover 47 pages. Make check payable to PGCHS and mail to: Prince George's County Historical Society Publication Sales P. Softcover 200 pages.Prince Georgeans and Their Land.
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Maryland Phone: 301-724-1609 Frederick Maryland 199 North Pl Frederick. Maryland Phone: 301-392-6900 * This is the only Family History Center in Prince George’s County. Maryland Phone: 410-757-4173 Baltimore Maryland 120 Stemmers Run Rd Baltimore. Maryland Phone: 301-678-6007 Lexington Park Maryland 2274 Old Rolling Rd California. Maryland Phone: 301-587-0042 White Plains Maryland 4560 Padgett Rd White Plains. Maryland Phone: 410-374-1301 Hancock Maryland 200 Douglas St Ext Hancock. Maryland Phone: 301-423-8294 Washington DC 10000 Stoneybrook Dr Kensington. Maryland Phone: 410-465-1642 Cumberland Maryland 12205 Gramlich Rd LaVale. Maryland Phone: 301-698-0406 Hampstead Maryland 4117 Lower Beckleysville Rd Hampstead. Microfilmed records can be rented from the Family History Library through your local Family History Center. Maryland Phone: 301-863-8002 Salisbury Maryland 106 Greenlawn Ln Salisbury. Utah. Maryland Phone: 410-742-9431 Seneca Maryland 18900 Kingsview Rd Germantown. visit http://www. Maryland Phone: 410-686-8481 Columbia Maryland 4251 Columbia Road Ellicott City. For a full catalog of microfilms available containing Prince George’s County records.familysearch.II. 84150-3440 FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS IN MARYLAND Annapolis Maryland 1875 Ritchie Hwy Annapolis. REPOSITORIES (continued) FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY 35 North West Temple Street Salt Lake City.org. . Maryland Phone: 301-972-5897 * Suitland Maryland 5300 Auth Rd Suitland. Please contact your local Center for more details.
Prince George's County. Maryland. [S.: Family Line. 1940. Crusoe. Md. Susan G. Louise. Baltz. Md. 1775-1783. as listed in the ―Publications for Sale‖ by each respective Society. 1972. Prince George's County. Accokeek. 1995. Montgomery. 1990. 5 vols. Maryland. Md. Gloria. et al.: Maryland State Archives. Louise Joyner.: Willow Bend. The Land Records of Prince George's County. 1996. Jourdan. 1960.]. Md. Henry C. Miscegenation & Family Strife Among 18th Century Gentry: Six Depositions Sworn to in the Orphans' Court of Prince George's County. Illustrated Inventory of Historic Sites.. PUBLISHED RESOURCES This bibliography does not include those books published by the Prince George’s County Historical Society or the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society. Along the Potomac Shore in Prince George's County : A Local History from Tanta-Cove Garden Club. Md. Bowie.: Alice Ferguson Foundation. on the preceding pages. Westminster. . Paul's Episcopal Church. Revolutionary Patriots of Prince George's County. Maryland.C. 1983. College Park.] : Charles E. 1997.. Upper Marlboro. 1975. 168[-]-1930.: Family Line.: Family Line. Upper Marlboro.. : s. Maryland. Jourdan. Maryland Marriages and Deaths in Nineteenth Century Newspapers. Prince George's County. George E. 1997. Prince George's County. Colonial Piscataway in Maryland. Bowie. Kellock. 1993.. Md. Index of Marriage Licenses. Brown. Md. Peden. Captain Berry's Will: Debauchery. and Helen White Brown. and Shirley Vlasak Baltz. 17771886. Elise Greenup. Prince George's. Peden. Maryland from 1696 to 1800. Maryland. W. Maryland and Allied Families. Hienton. A Collection of Maryland Church Records.: Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. Westminster. Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society. Washington.III. 1971. Colonial Settlers of Prince George's County.: Tanta-Cove Garden Club. Mary's Counties. Effie Gwynn. Inventory of Church Archives in the District of Columbia: The Protestant Episcopal Church Diocese of Washington Volume 1: District of Columbia. [S. 2000. Charles E. Maryland. St.n. Annapolis. Prince George's County. A Brief History of St.: Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. Meder. Prince George's Heritage: Sidelights on the Early History of Prince George's County. Md. District of Columbia Historical Records Survey (WPA). Gibb. 17021743. Across the Years in Prince George's County: A Genealogical and Biographical History of Some Prince George's County. c1930. Fort Washington. Hienton.: H. Helen White. 1999.l.: Heritage Books. Elise Greenup. Katharine A. D. Maryland. Prince George's County Planning Dept. Westminster. Prince George's County African-American Heritage Survey. Pearl. Md. Md. Carson. Crusoe. Brown. Westminster. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Md.l. Baden. Henry C. 1962.: District of Columbia Historical Records Survey. Charles. 1778 Oaths of Fidelity.
Maryland. Washington. Index to the Probate Records of Prince George's County. Smith. Registrations of Free Negroes. 1696-1900.C. 1696-1699. 1975. 1964. D. Dorothy S. Washington. Prince George's County Genealogical Society. Prince George's County Genealogical Society.: American Historical Association. 1990. Joseph H.: Columbian Harmony Society. Maryland. Smith. 1696-1750. Smith. Maryland. . Maryland. Annapolis. Orphans and Infants of Prince George's County.. Bowie.: Prince George's County Genealogical Society. MD.. 1976. A Bibliography of Published Genealogical Source Records. Bowie. H. D. 1989. Court Records of Prince George's County.: Prince George's County Genealogical Society. Md. and Philip A. Prince George's Co. Prince George's County. Crowl. Md. Provine.: D.C. Md. 1806-1863. Dorothy H.