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Research Links

Only about 10% of all genealogical data is currently available online. Therefore, genealogical research still needs to be done "the old fashioned way" by researching at local genealogical societies, archives, repositories, libraries and court houses, etc.

Hopefully, the following list of links may be useful in your genealogical research for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties and for surrounding areas in Maryland. If you would like to submit a helpful genealogy research link, or if you are a USGS member and would like to have your family genealogy website listed, please email usgsmd@yahoo.com.

Table of Contents:

African American Genealogy Resources
Cemetery Records
Census Records
Church Records
Databases and Websites
Death Certificates
DNA
Facebook Groups
How To...
Land Records, Deeds, Plats and Maps
Marriages
Member Websites
Military
Newspapers
Societies and Libraries
Wills, Estates and Probate Records



African American Genealogy Resources

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland

USA


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Cemetery Records

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County


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Census Records

Maryland

USA


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Church Records

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

  • Kent County Churches, Maryland State Archives, list of churches, some church records have been archived.

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland

  • Barratt's Chapel and Museum of Methodism, database and repository for Eastern Shore Maryland Methodist church records
  • Maryland Churches, Maryland State Archives, list of churches, some church records have been archived.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church Records, Hillsborough Circuit, 1860 - 1890, by USGS, Caroline, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties: Hall's Cross Road, St. Paul's, King's Creek, Wye Mills, Magee's Chapel, Ridgely, Beaver Dam, Miles River, and Hillsboro. Available at the USGS Research Center and for sale at the USGS Bookstore

USA


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Databases and Websites

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland and more


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Death Certificates

Maryland


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DNA

DNA quick reference

  • Autosomal DNA, test for both males and females to find both their mother's and father's DNA lineage and cousins. All males and females get 1/2 their DNA from their mother and 1/2 their DNA from their father. Therefore, all males and females get 1/4 of their DNA from each grandparent, 1/8 from each great grandparent, etc.
  • MtDNA (Mitochondrial DNA), test for both males and females to get their mother's mother's mother's etc. line. Males and females get MtDNA from their mother only.
  • YDNA, test for males only (males have an X chromosome and a Y; females have 2 X chromosomes). The YDNA test will get their father's father's father's etc. line. Males get a Y chromosome from their fathers only and fathers pass a Y chromosome to their sons only.
  • X Chromosome, part of the Autosomal DNA, males have one X chromosome and females have 2 X chromosomes. Not to be confused with Mitochondrial DNA. Males get an X chromosome from their mother only, while females get an X chromosome from both their mother and father. Fathers pass an X chromosome only to their daughters and mothers pass an X Chromosome to their sons and daughters.
  • Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy by Kelly Wheaton, great resource and easy to understand.
  • ISOGG - International Society of Genetic Genealogy's Beginners' Guides to Genetic Genealogy

DNA Testing Companies

  • 23andMe.com, one test available for both males and females that tests all of the following: Autosomal DNA (males and females), YDNA (males only) and Mitochondrial DNA (males and females) and health.
  • AncestryDNA, one test available for both males and females, tests autosomal DNA only, to get both your mother's and father's DNA lineage and cousins.
  • FamilyTreeDNA.com, 3 types of tests available; Autosomal (for males and females), Mitochondrial DNA (for males and females) and Ydna (for males only).

DNA Tools and Websites

  • AncestryDNA Helper by Jeff Snavely for Chrome, free, This extension downloads list of matching users and ancestor information and helps with analyzing and comparing your AncestryDNA test results and more.
  • GEDmatch.com, free, download your Ancestry, 23andMe and FTDNA DNA results to compare to others and cousins to view which chromosomes you match, and many other great tools. 2016 - Ranked the Top 20th Genealogy Site and 2014 FGS Award.
  • Genome Mate Pro, free, A tool for managing DNA comparisons. Genome Mate Pro is an app to help manage the data collected from autosomal DNA research. Data is stored locally on the user’s computer, not in the cloud or on a server.

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Facebook Groups


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How To...

Genealogy

Genealogy Website, free


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Land Records, Deeds, Plats and Maps

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

  • Kent County Plats, go to advanced search and type surname in description, Maryland State Archives

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

  • Talbot County Plats, go to advanced search and type surname in description, Maryland State Archives

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Marriages

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland


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Member Websites

Davis and Deyoe Family History
The Genealogy of Lester and Eleanor Davis

Descendants of John Redman of Virginia's Northern Neck
with Matt Redman's Ancestors & Allied Families
, $ Ancestry.com

Digging Up Dead Relatives by Gary Noble Willis

Myers Demny Ancestry by Gregory Myers

Nathalie's - Thomas Family Genealogy

The Rainwater Collection

Robert M. Kennard, Jr. Family History

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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Indiana

Cincinnati Public Library, Ohio

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland

Mid-Continent Public Library - Midwest Genealogy Center, Missouri

Wisconsin Historical Society


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Military

Maryland

USA


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Newspapers

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland


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Societies and Libraries

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland


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Wills, Estates and Probate

Caroline County

Dorchester County

Kent County

Queen Anne's County

Talbot County

Maryland