St. Marys County Genealogical Society
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Beginning Genealogy: How to Get Started the Right Way
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Since 1959, the Maryland Genealogical Society has been promoting genealogical study and research. Through our publications, programs, resources, and outreach, the Society can help you explore your family history.
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Start Your Genealogy Research. The records in our holdings that are most commonly used by genealogists include, Census, Military, Immigration (Ship Passenger Lists), Naturalization, and Land records.
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“Getting Started” in genealogy and family history can mean many things depending on the person. Maybe today is the first time you have investigated how to build your family tree. Perhaps you have already started looking at records online and found someone who may be your great great-grandmother but you don’t know how to verify it. Or maybe you have worked on and off collecting information, but you are not sure how to pull it all together and reach much further back in your family history. Even expert genealogists and professionals could be considered “beginners” when learning about new material, resources, and techniques…so don’t worry about labels.
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Archives, Library & Museum Preservation. For more than 40 years Conservation Resources has proudly delivered the highest quality conservation and archival storage materials to major institutions dedicated to preserving cultural and historical artifacts worldwide. We have developed and patented many products and we constantly seek to identify needs in the conservation community and develop products to address these concerns. If you are looking for materials to treat and preserve items of historical, cultural, or personal significance, you are in the right place. If you don't see what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us. Many of the thousands of items in our inventory are the direct result of customer input.
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We’ve been in business since 1896, so we have a long and (we think) fascinating history. Today, Gaylord Archival is a leading provider of preservation and exhibit products to institutions and individuals across the globe. In addition to archival-quality storage boxes, folders, sleeves, envelopes and more—many of which are handcrafted in the USA—we offer the largest selection of predesigned, customizable exhibit cases on the market. Why spend your time designing cases when you could be planning your exhibit? From idea to installation, partner with us for your next exhibition project.
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Understanding the weather when researching your family tree can sometimes answer a question about why a family made the decisions they made. Look at this website and learn what was going on during their life times. Records begin in 1872 .
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This website is provided by the National Parks Service. A great way to research your Civil War Ancestor.
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Digitized Newspapers Now Available Online Full editions of The Enterprise and Saint Mary’s Beacon now available on the St. Mary’s County Library website. July 30, 2015 – Leonardtown, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Library is excited to announce the availability of digitized newspapers on the St. Mary’s County Library website, www.stmalib.org. Full editions of The Enterprise from 1952 to present, and the Saint Mary’s Beacon from 1923 – 1984 are available for the public to search from anywhere with internet access. Customers can search by keyword the entire collection of The Enterprise or the Saint Mary’s Beacon at one time. It is also possible to search individual editions or years. Sara Stephenson, Virtual Services Coordinator for St. Mary’s County Library has been instrumental in this project. She explained “Initially, those who wanted to access historical St. Mary’s County newspapers had to do so in person via a microfilm reader at the Lexington Park Library. Then, in the fall of 2014 we were able to provide searchable digital files on computers at all three library branches. Today, we are excited to make available a searchable archive that researchers can access from anywhere they have an internet connection. This resource will allow both local residents and those researching St. Mary’s County from afar to access valuable information about our county and its history.” The transition from microfilm to searchable digital files was completed in 2014 by St. Mary’s County Library staff in partnership with Balance Imaging Solutions, LLC; The Enterprise and Post Community Media, LLC; St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library, St. Mary’s County Library Board’s Midge Cannetti Fund; St. Mary’s County Historical Society and St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society. Once the newspapers were digitized, the Library Board contracted with Creekside Digital from Glen Arm, Md. to create a searchable, online database. Jim Studnicki, owner of Creekside Digital has been an invaluable partner through this process and has created an easy to use product for customers in St. Mary’s County and beyond. Ms. Stephenson said “It was a pleasure to work with Creekside Digital on this project. They got our archive up and running very quickly and we’re very happy with the end result.” Joan Springer, the Library Board President, expressed appreciation for Ms. Stephenson’s work on this project and stated “The Library Board is proud to have been able to allocate a portion of the library’s operating budget for this very important local history project. We are committed to funding the ongoing costs to maintain this service.”
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Delivering the genealogy-related news for more than 25 years!
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1815 - 1849 Equity Records of St. Mary's County Circuit Court
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Exploring Maryland Roots lets you explore colonial Maryland history through 12 interactive activities filled with text, narration, video, and sound effects.
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Find A Grave's primary purpose is a graves registration website. Find A Grave's secondary purpose is a memorialization/remembrance site. Find A Grave's tertiary purpose is a genealogical resource.
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Features information on Military, Pensions. Also has glossaries, diseases, latin information.
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Welcome! This workspace is a sample of a research toolbox for genealogists and family historians as taught in the class "Build a Research Toolbox" by Thomas MacEntee, of High-Definition Genealogy.
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This link was recommended by one of our local after school classes here in St. Mary's County. They are studying Family History. We thank them for their input.
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Genealogy Education, Wherever You Are!!!
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The Maryland Center for History and Culture is more than a museum and library. We provide space for the community to discover and develop a deeper understanding of the nation’s history and culture through the lens of Maryland.
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The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. In addition to its administrative office in Crownsville, the Maryland Historical Trust includes the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland, which houses the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.
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This index of marriages from early Maryland is an on-going project that indexes a variety of sources at the Maryland State Archives. Maryland Indexes Maryland Marriage References by Robert Barnes MSA S 1527
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Migration from St. Mary's, Maryland to Kentucky
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1848 - 1994 Equity Records of St. Mary's County Circuit Court
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Nelson County Genalogical Roundtable Website. This link will take you to Online Resources other informaiton on Nelson County, KY.
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Ancestral Charts and other genealogical forms An ancestor chart records the ancestors from whom you directly descend--those for whom you intend to compile a complete and correct family unit. It shows at a glance the progress you have made towards this goal and what remains to be done. Other charts are also available thru this link from Ancestry.com (free to download)
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The Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC), located on the La Plata campus of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), is an archival repository and research center that seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials that document the history and culture of Southern Maryland, an area encompassing Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties, together with the southern portions of Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. The SMSC was founded by the College of Southern Maryland in 1976 in order to provide a central location for research on this historically rich region. It is open to students, historians, genealogists, and all members of the public. The Archives houses hundreds of unique collections consisting of personal papers, records of local businesses and organizations, manuscript material, photographic material, rare books, maps, architectural drawings, oral history interviews, and other audiovisual material dating from the 18th century to the present. These materials provide valuable insight to the economic, social, and political currents that helped shape this region. The Maryland Collection contains printed and published materials, including books, newspapers, journals, and periodicals. Visitors can also access state and federal census records, newspapers, colonial records, and church records on microfilm from the 18th century to the early 20th century
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Database Resources only available at the library; American Historical Newspapers: Early, Series 1 (1690-1876) Historic New York Times (1851 - 2009) Newspaper Archive (1607 - present) Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Times of London (1785 - 2006) SMCM's Book Collection WorldCat American Periodicals (1740 - 1940)
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UPDATE: The St. Mary's County Library has digitized both the Beacon and Enterprise. The images are searchable at all three libraries as well as the Historical Society in Leonardtown. Provided by Enoch Pratt Free Library - Searchable index for the period 1852-1890 to the St. Mary's County (Southern Maryland) weekly that was published though 1980. For access to articles found in the index or in later issues, please contact the Maryland Department or Periodicals Department.
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The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library is the largest library in the St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles tri-county region. Our collection includes over 200,000 books, DVDs, CDs and periodicals available to loan to members of the St. Mary’s College community as well as alumni and local patrons. Online research databases, ejournals, and ebooks are available to St. Mary’s students, faculty and staff from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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The St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society, Inc - Is a nonprofit organization committed to the promotion and encouragement of interest in the science of genealogical and historical research. This includes active participation in the preservation and maintenance of records of genealogical and historic interest in St. Mary's County, to promote their availability to the public, to maintain surname files, printed materials, and publications at local libraries for use by patrons, and to maintain liaison with and offer advice and assistance to local librarians regarding genealogy-related services.
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Hours vary, please call and check before driving long distances. Phone number: 301-475-2467
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The name “One Step” was chosen when I developed my first search tool, which allowed for searches through the Ellis Island records. A search done from the ellisisland.org website involved many steps, whereas my search tool was able to do it all in one step. Hence I called that tool “Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step.” Little did I realize that, by choosing such a name, my website would become branded and I would be forced to use One-Step on all subsequent tools. I almost called that early tool “Searching the Ellis Island Database with Fewer Tears,” in which case this paper would be about the Fewer Tears website.
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Judy Russell shares and teaches with her daily blog
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Member Brenda Kellow shares her experiences with Family History Research.
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Using World War II Draft Cards to Search 1940 Census by SMCGS Member Brenda Kellow. September 25, 2011. Learn the importance of knowing where and how to find your ancestors in the 1940 census.. read the attached article by member Brenda Kellow
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This link will search using Ancestry.com's database. To view the records a subscripiton will be required.
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This link will take you to the Recently Added Databases at Ancestry.com. It's free to view What's New.
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The link below is provided for those users who want direct access to individual state and territory information. To use this valuable tool, you must first determine the state or area where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred, then click on that state or area. Please follow the provided guidelines to ensure an accurate response to your request. The federal government does not distribute certificates, files, or indexes with identifying information for vital records. Also, applications for passports can be obtained through the U.S. State Department.
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