Digital Maryland Conference Resources

Genealogy & Family History Research

  • Genealogy Resources
    Links to collections in Digital Maryland that could be helpful in genealogy and family history research.

Other Maryland Digital Resources

  • Allegany County African American Home Page 
    A list of the historically important African American individuals, groups and organizations of Allegany and surrounding counties, created by Al Feldstein, Western Maryland historian and author.
  • Allegany Regional Family History Society's Home Page 
    Includes counties in northeast West Virginia, southwest Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and northwest Virginia.
  • Archives of Maryland Online 
    The Maryland State Archives is working to provide on-line access to over 1 million historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, and administrative basis of Maryland government.
  • Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 
    Comprises 139 books selected from the Library of Congress's General Collections and two books from its Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The collection includes first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and books of photographs that capture in words and pictures a distinctive region as it developed between the onset of European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century.
  • Hughes Company Glass Negatives Collection 
    Approximately 3,000 images taken by the Hughes Company, a commercial photography studio in Baltimore. The collection resides at University of Maryland Baltimore County's Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery. The original photographs were created circa 1905-1940 and were made with an 8x10 inch view camera. They depict Baltimore and environs, street scenes, promotional and advertising photographs, businesses, churches, schools, monuments, factories, machinery, portraits and signs.
  • Laurence Hall Fowler's Lost Baltimore 
    Features a searchable database of photos of Baltimore buildings taken by the noted architect between the two world wars. Many of the buildings Fowler photographed have been torn down, making this a valuable record of Baltimore's built environment during that period.
  • Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music 
    The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music is part of Special Collections at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins University. It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. All pieces of the collection are indexed on this site and a search will retrieve a catalog description of the pieces. An image of the cover and each page of music will also be retrieved if the music was published before 1923 and is in the public domain.
  • LeVarn Photograph Project 
    George LeVarn, a young talented photographer, moved to Cambridge, MD with his wife Anne and young daughter Carol in the 1930s. He opened a studio in downtown Cambridge and operated it until 1938.
  • Lincoln Park History Project 
    An ongoing collection of photographs and documentary material from Lincoln Park, a community in Rockville, Maryland, that was founded by freed slaves and other African Americans in 1891. Residents of this community, some of them descendants of the original homeowners, have joined with local organizations to create an online exhibition of materials owned by individuals and families as well as by churches, political and civic associations, businesses, schools, and community centers. This website tells the story of one of Rockville's oldest neighborhoods with sections highlighting the community's original families and its social institutions, local businesses, and domestic architecture. The detailed history and bibliography sections document the community's civic activism, and tie its quest for adequate schooling to state and national struggles. One essay tells of Thurgood Marshall's involvement in an early civil rights case to win equal pay for black teachers.
  • Maryland Historical Society's Collections Online Database 
    A selection of digitized items from the Museum Department collections and the Special Collections Department of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, including paintings, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts pieces, lithographs. Items can be browsed by subject or by medium.
  • Maryland Maps 
    From University of Texas, Perry-Castañeda Library, Map Collection. Includes State Maps, City Maps, Detailed Maps, Historical City Maps, Maps of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites.
  • Outerbridge Horsey Collection of Lee, Horsey, and Carroll Family Papers, 1684-1890
    An electronic online version of a collection of family papers (MSA SC 1848), the originals of which for the most part are now owned by the Maryland Historical Society. They are in large measure the papers of Maryland Governor Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819), his son Congressman John Lee (1788-1871), his son-in-law Senator Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842), and his grandson Outerbridge Horsey II (1819-1902), owners of a family estate, Needwood, in Frederick County, Maryland. Because of the connection of the Lees to the Carroll family, the collection also contains letters between Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his father, dating from the mid-eighteenth century when the signer was abroad in school. There are 1871 items in the collection, inventoried and indexed by the accompanying Guide, which is linked to an online exhibit relating to Governor Lee and his family prepared by the staff of the Maryland State Archives.
  • Southern Maryland Studies Center Online Catalog
    The Southern Maryland Studies Center preserves collections of written, visual, and audible material created by private citizens and organizations in order to make these materials available to the general public. The SMSC Online Catalog contains a variety of digitized research material, including photographs, personal papers, organizational records, architectural drawings, prints, scrapbooks, maps, moving images, and sound recordings.
  • Tugwell Special Collection 
    This collection from the Greenbelt branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System focuses on the history of Greenbelt, MD, from the town's earliest planning stages in the mid 1930's through the present day.