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Guide to Ethnic Research in Maryland

General Histories African American Czech Dutch English French
German Irish Italian Jewish Latin American Native American
Philippine Polish Scandinavian Scottish Spanish Welsh

Ethnic Genealogy: A Select Biography

Please note, not all of these sources are available at the Maryland State Archives. If available, locations are noted in the citations.

Abbreviations used in this Bibliography

  • CLE: Baltimore: Clearfield Company
  • FLP: Westminster: Willow Bend-Family Line Publications
  • GPC: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company
  • HER: Bowie: Heritage Press, Inc.
  • MHM: Maryland Historical Magazine
  • MMG: Maryland Magazine of Genealogy
  • MGSB: Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin
  • NGSQ: National Genealogical Society Quarterly

General Histories

  • Anglo-Americans in Spanish Archives. By Lawrence H. Feldman. GPC, 1991.
  • Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide. Ed. by Jessie Carney Smith Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.
  • “Maryland's Ethnic Organizations, “ by Patricia Dockman Anderson, MGSB 34 (3) 263-268. Location: REF E-2-3
  • The Genealogist's Address Book. By Elizabeth Petty Bentley. GPC, 1992, gives names and addresses of national Ethnic Societies.

      Visit Cyndi's List or search the Archives' library for more sources on ethnic genealogy.

African American

  • "Afro-American Genealogical Research [at the Library of Congress]," Library of Congress Reference Guide, n.d.
  • Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers. By Barbara Henritze. GPC, 1995.
  • Births of Slaves, in Gittings Papers, Md. Hist. Soc. Ms. Coll. MS.1667
  • Black Baltimore, 1820-1870. By Ralph Clayton. HER, 1987. Location: REF A-5-1
  • "Black Republicans on the Baltimore City Council, 1890-1931," by Suzanne E. Greene, MHM 74 (3) 203-222. Location: REF E-1
  • "Census of Free Blacks of Somerset County in 1832," by Lorenzo Q. Powell, MGSB 32 (1) (1991), 7-26
  • Free African Americans of Maryland, 1832. By Jerry M Hynson. FLP, 1998. Location: 12-4-3
  • Free Blacks in Harford, Somerset, and Talbot Counties. By Mary K. Meyer. FLP, 1991. Location 12-4-3
  • "Free Blacks in Seventeenth Century Maryland," by Ross M. Kimmell, MHM 71 (1) 19-25. Location: REF E-1
  • The Free Negro in Maryland, 1634-1800. By James M. Wright. New York: Johns Hopkins University Studies in Economics and Public Law, xcvii, no. 3, 1921. Location: 12-4-1
  • "Historical Status of the Negro in Maryland," by Henry J. McQuinn, The Quarterly Journal (October 1939).
  • Hunter Sutherland's Slave Manumissions and Sales in Harford County, Maryland, 1775-1865. By Carolyn Greenfield Adams. Bowie: Heritage Books.
  • "Indentured Blacks of Harford County, Maryland, 1864-1913," by Henry C. Peden, Jr., MGSB 32 (1) (1991),. 37-53.
  • "Manumitted Free Blacks in Baltimore, 1806-1816," by Leroy Graham, MMG 5 (1) 8-10.
  • Maryland Freedom Papers: Volume 1: Anne Arundel County. By Jerry M. Hynson. FLP, 1996. Location: 10-4-4
  • Maryland Freedom Papers: Volume 2: Kent County. By Jerry M. Hynson. FLP, 1997., Location: 10-4-4
  • The Negro in Maryland. By Jeffrey Brackett. Baltimore: 1889., Location: 12-4-3
  • Researching Black Families at the Maryland Hall of Records. By Phebe R. Jacobsen. Annapolis: Hall of Records. Location: 2-2-4, 5-3-2
  • Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies. By David H. Streets. HER, 1986. Location: REF A-1-2
  • "Slave Resistance in Baltimore City and County, 1747-1790." By Robert L. Hall. MHM 84 (4) (Winter 1989) 305-318. Location: REF E-1
  • “Some Manumissions of Kent and Baltimore Counties,” by Laura Elizabeth Sharpe Cooper, MGSB 34 (3) 314-317. Location: REF E-2-3
  • Baltimore Chapter of the Afro-Amerian Genealogical Society. Agnes K. Callum, President.
  • Flower of the Forest: Black Genealogical Journal. (Genealogical Source Book published annually by Agnes K. Callum, address above).

      Learn more about African American Resources available at the Maryland State Archives or search the Archives' library.

      For information on the African-American Collection at the Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, contact the curator of the collection at afm@mail.lib.md.us

Czech

  • The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association of Maryland, PO Box 24552, Baltimore, Md 21214-4552
  • Old Bohemia Historical Society, Warwick, MD 21912

     Search the Archives' library for more information on Czech genealogy.

Dutch

  • Dutch Genealogical Research. By Charles M. Franklin. Indianapolis: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1982.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Dutch genealogy.

English

  • Family History in Great Britain. By George Pelling, 4th ed. GPC, 1989.
  • In Search of Your British and Irish Roots. By Angus Baxter. GPC, 1987. Location: REF A-1-1
  • Sources for Research in English Genealogy [at the Library of Congress]. By Judith P. Reid. Washington: Library of Congress, n.d.
  • Tracing Ancestors in Great Britain; The A-Z Guide to:. By F. C. Markwell and Pauline Saul, 3rd ed. GPC, 1989.

      Visit Tracing British Roots for research suggestions or search the Archives library for more information on British genealogy.

French

  • The French Presence in Maryland. By Gregory A. Wood. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1978. Location: REF C-3-1
  • "A List of French Letters Remaining in the Post Office, Baltimore, Maryland, January 13, 1794," by Laura Switzer, MMG 5 (1) 34-39.
  • "Refugees from Santo Domingo," MHM 38:103 ff. Location: REF E-1
  • "Research In France," by Asselie S. Lichliter, NGSQ, 74 (1) 49-57.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on French genealogy.

German

  • Finding Your German Ancestors. By Dr. Ronald M. Smelser. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub.. 1990
  • German-English Genealogical Dictionary. By Ernest Thode. GPC, 1992
  • Germanic Genealogy: A Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns. Second Edition. Germanic Genealogical Society of Minnesota, 1996.
  • In Search of Your German Roots (United Germany Edition). By Angus Baxter. GPC, 1991. Location: REF A-1-1
  • "Inmates of the German Orphans Asylum, Aisquith St., Baltimore, MD," by Patricia Dockman Anderson, MGSB 32 (2) 152-155. Location: REF E-2-3
  • Maryland Germans. By Dieter Cunz. Princeton: 1948.
  • Society for the History of Germans in Maryland, 107 East Chase St., P. O. Box 22585, Baltimore, MD 21203.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on German genealogy.

Irish

  • Associated Friends of Ireland in the City of Baltimore. Records. MS.1830, Md. Hist. Soc.
  • Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743. By Frances McDonnell. GPC, 1992.
  • History of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore, 1803-1957. By Harold A. Williams. Hibernian Society: 1957. Location: 11-1-2
  • In Search of Your British and Irish Roots. By Angus Baxter. GPC, 1987. Location: REF A-1-1
  • Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History. By James G. Ryan, Ph. D. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, Inc., 1988.
  • Manual For Irish Genealogy. By Joseph Martyn Glynn, Jr. Newton, MA: Irish Family History Society, 1979.
  • Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy. by Brian Mitchell. CLE, 1991.
  • "The Record of the Ethnic Political Association as a Genealogical Source: The Associated Friends of Ireland in the City of Baltimore," by Larry E. Sullivan, MMG 5 (1) 23-33.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Irish genealogy.

Italian

  • Our Italian Surnames. By Joseph G. Fucilla. Repr.: GPC, 1987.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Italian genealogy.

Jewish

  • "Early German Jews of Baltimore," by Moses Aberbach, Soc. of Hist. of Germans in Md., 35th Report (Balto.: 1972), 27-36.
  • "The East European Jewish Immigrant in America: An Index of the 1900 Baltimore Census," by Irwin M. Berent, MHM 80 (3) 280-306. Location: REF E-1
  • "Jewish Occupational Roots in Baltimore at the Turn of the Century," by Lauraine Levy Kartman, MHM 74 (1) 52-61. Location: REF E-1
  • The Jews of Baltimore. By Isidore Blum. Baltimore: 1910.
  • The Making of an American Jewish Community. By Isaac M. Fein. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1971. Location: 12-1-6
  • Glushakow, A. D., edited three pictorial histories of Maryland Jewry, in 1934, 1955, and 1975.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Jewish genealogy.

Latin American

  • Genealogical Historical Guide to Latin America. By Lyman De Platt. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Latin American genealogy.

Native American

  • How to Research American Indian Blood Lines. By Cecelia Smith Carpenter. Orting, WA: Heritage Quest, 1987.
  • "American Indian Genealogical Research," by Jimmy B. Parker, NGSQ 63 (1) 15-21.
  • "Demographics and Culture: The 1980 Census Report on Lumbee Indians of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area," by Abraham Mafkofsky. MHM 79 (3) 239-246. Location: REF E-1

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Native American genealogy.

Philippine

  • Tracing Your Philippine Ancestors. By Lee W. Vance, with Violetta C. Owen. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Centre, 1980.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Philippine genealogy.

Polish

  • "Baltimore's Polish Pioneers," by Thomas Cholochwost, MMG 5 (1) 3-7.
  • "Ignacy Wolinski and the Origin of the Baltimore Polonia," by Thomas Cholochwost, MGSB Spring 1982 issue. Location: REF E-2-3
  • Polish Genealogy and Heraldry. By Janina W. Hoskins. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1990.
  • Polish Heads of Households in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. By Thomas L. Hollowak. FLP, 1990.
  • Polish Roots. By Rosemary A. Chorzempa. GPC, 1993.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Polish genealogy.

Scandinavian

  • "Scandinavian and Finnish Genealogy: A Bibliography," by Amandus Johnson, NGSQ 48(1)3-6.

     Search the Archives' library for more information on Scandinavian genealogy.

Scottish

  • In Search of Hamish McBagpipes. HER, 1992.
  • In Search of Scottish Ancestry. By Gerald Hamilton Edwards GPC, 1986.
  • In Search of Your British and Irish Roots. By Angus Baxter. GPC, 1987. Location: REF A-1-1
  • Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830. By David Dobson. GPC, 1992. Location: REF A-2-3
  • Scottish Family History. By David Moody. GPC, 1990.
  • Scottish Local History: An Introductory Guide. By David Moody. GPC, 1990.
  • "Sources for Research in Scottish Genealogy [at the Library of Congress,"] by Judith P. Reid, Washington: Library of Congress, n.d.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Scottish genealogy.

Spanish

  • Tracing Your Hispanic Heritage. By George R. Ryskamp. Riverside [CA]: Hispanic Family History Research, 1984.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Spanish genealogy.

Welsh

  • In Search of Your British and Irish Roots. By Angus Baxter. GPC, 1987. Location: REF A-1-1
  • In Search of Welsh Ancestry. By Gerald Hamilton Edwards. GPC, 1986.
  • "Sources for Research in Welsh Genealogy [at the Library of Congress]," by Judith P. Reid, Washington: Library of Congress, n.d.

      Search the Archives' library for more information on Welsh genealogy.

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