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Checklist of Indices

Maryland County Information - Includes historical information on counties and county acronyms used throughout the finding aids.

Birth & Death Records Census Records Court Records County & Municipal Records
Freedom Records Land Records Library Marriage Records
Military & Related Service Records Naturalization Records Probate Records State Records
Tax Lists Special Collections Guide to Government Records

Electronic indexes are marked with a *. The index numbers are in bold.


PROBATE RECORDS - View Probate Records

*1. (Probate Records, Colonial, Index), 1634-1777. MSA S1393 Online here. related Bulldog article

2. (Testamentary Proceedings, Index), 1657-1777. MSA S1394 related Bulldog article

3. (Probate Records, Index), 1777-1854, incomplete. MSA S1395 related Bulldog article

82. (Orphans Court Proceedings, AA, Index), 1777-1816, incomplete. MSA S1449 related Bulldog article

83. (Orphans Court Proceedings, FR, Index), 1777-1808 MSA S1450 related Bulldog article

84. (Orphans Court Proceedings, WA, Index), 1786-1805. MSA S1451 related Bulldog article

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MARRIAGE RECORDS - View Marriage Records

5. (Marriage References, Hodges Index), 1674-1851. Refers to records which imply marriage. Dates refer to the record, not the marriage. MSA S1396

*6. (Marriage Licenses and Records, Index), 1649-1720; 1774-1886, incomplete. MSA SE27

7-15. (Marriage Licenses, BA, Male Index), 1777-1851. MSA S1398

16-26. (Marriage Licenses, BA, Female Index), 1777-1851. Indexes 16-26. MSA S1399

27. (Church Records, Marriage Index), 1686-1958, various dates for 15 churches. MSA S1400

32. (Bible and Tombstone Records, Index), var.d. Refers to printed or manuscript records. MSA S1406

99. (Marriage References, Magruders Index), var.d. Refers to records which imply marriage. Dates refer to the record, not the marriage. MSA S1487

*123. (Maryland Marriage References) var.d. MSA S1527

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BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS - View Vital Records

28. (Church Records, Birth and Baptism Index), 1663-1967, various dates for 15 churches. MSA S1401 related Bulldog article

*29. (Church Records, Death and Burial Index), 1686-1958, various dates for 13 churches. MSA S1402 related Bulldog article

30. (Birth Records, Index), 1649-1720, 1804-1877, 1898-1923, incomplete. Birth records restricted 100 years. MSA S1403 related Bulldog article

31. (Death Records, Index), 1648-1720, 1865-1880, 1898-1918, incomplete. MSA S1404 related Bulldog article

32. (Bible and Tombstone Records, Index), var.d. Refers to printed or manuscript records. MSA S1406 related Bulldog article

*96. (Death Record, BC, Index), 1875-1877, 1943-1949. MSA S1483 related Bulldog article

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FREEDOM RECORDS

34. (Freedom Records, AA, Index), 1805-1864. MSA S1407 related Bulldog article

35. (Freedom Records, AA, Owner Index), 1785-1867. MSA S1408 related Bulldog article

36. (African American Records, DO, Index), 1806-1868. MSA S1409

37. (African American Records, DO, Owner Index), 1806-1868. MSA S1410

*38. (Freedom Records, PG, Index), 1806-1869. MSA S1411 related Bulldog article

39. (Freedom Records, QA, Index), 1807-1864. MSA S1412 related Bulldog article

40. (Freedom Records, QA, Owner Index), 1807-1864. MSA S1413  related Bulldog article

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NATURALIZATION RECORDS - View Immigration and Naturalization Records

41. (Naturalizations, Provincial, Index), 1637-1776. See also Jeffrey and Florence Wyand, Colonial Maryland Naturalizations. MSA S1414 related Bulldog article

42. (Naturalizations, Index), 1777-1917. Indexes General Courts of the Eastern and Western Shores, 1781-1805, and some county courts. See Passenger and Immigration Lists Index for citations to printed works on immigration (most not available at the Archives). MSA S1415 related Bulldog article

43. (Naturalizations, BA and BC, Index), 1796-1933. Indexes all courts in Baltimore County before 1851 and Baltimore City. Please include all information on the card on your request slip. See also Michael H. Tepper, Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834. MSA S1416 related Bulldog article

44. (Naturalizations, BA, Index), 1852-1918. See also Indexes 42 and 43. MSA S1417 related Bulldog article

142. (Naturalizations, Federal, Index), 1797-1906, 1925-1951 and naturalizations of soldiers, 1918-1923. For 1797-1906, the index card is the only record. After 1906, the records are at the Federal Records Center in Philadelphia. MSA S1463 related Bulldog article

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CENSUS RECORDS - View Census Records and Combined Census search

*46. (Census, Index), 1776 and 1778. MSA S1419 related Bulldog article on Census of 1776 related Bulldog article on Census of 1778

*121. (Census of 1870, AA, Index), 1870. Anne Arundel County. MSA S1526

*100. (Census, Index), 1870. Baltimore City and County. MSA S453

*122. (Census of 1880, AA, Index), 1880. Anne Arundel County. MSA S1525

107. (Census, Index), 1890. Maryland veterans. Available on Archives' searchroom computer only.

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MILITARY & RELATED SERVICE - View Military Records

45. (Muster and Pay Rolls, Index), 1732-1772. MSA S1418 related Bulldog article

47. (Oaths of Fidelity, Index), 1778. MSA S1420 related Bulldog article

*48. (Pension Records, Revolutionary War, Index), 1778-1861. See also Archives of Maryland, Volume 18. MSA S1421

49. (Revolutionary War Papers, Index), 1775-1789. See also An Inventory of Maryland State Papers: The Revolutionary War Era, 1775-1789. MSA S1422 related Bulldog article

50. (Revolutionary War Records, Index), 1776-1798. MSA S1423 related Bulldog article

51. (Militia Records, Index), 1794-1824. Includes appointments, arms suppliers, and BA militia registration of 1794. MSA S1424 related Bulldog article

52. (Pension Records, War of 1812, Index), 1867-1889. MSA S1425 related Bulldog article another Bulldog article

53. (Civil War Records, Index), 1861-1865. Covers Union service only. Index retired; see printed index to History and Roster of the Maryland Volunteers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records are found in W. W. Goldsborough, The Maryland Line in the Confederate Army, 1861-1865; Daniel P. Hartzler, Marylanders in the Confederacy; or at the National Archives. MSA S1470

*119. MILITARY DEPARTMENT (Service Records, Maryland National Guard, Index), 1888-1933. MSA S1499

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LAND RECORDS - View Land Records

*54. (Patents, Index), 1634-1985. Pink cards refer to unpatented certificates of survey. MSA S1426 related Bulldog article

*55. (Patents, Tract Index), 1634-1985. Arranged by county. See Plats.net for (Patents, Tract Index) for each county. Index 55 also lists tracts of land formerly in Maryland, indexed by tract name, that are now located in the District of Columbia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. MSA SE33 related Bulldog article

56. (Rent Rolls, Index), 1639-1776, Only volumes 1-13 are indexed here. See also Calvert Papers Rent Rolls and their indexes on microfilm. MSA S1428 related Bulldog article another Bulldog article

57. (Rent Rolls, AA, Tract Index), 1651-1776. See cards in front of index for coding scheme. MSA S1429 related Bulldog article

58. (Debt Book, Index), Eastern Shore, 1733-1775; Western Shore, 1753-1774. Arranged by county. MSA S1430 related Bulldog article

64. (Patents, Manor Index), 1634-1804. Index to private and proprietary manors found in (Patent Record). MSA S1436 related Bulldog article

*117. (Settlers, Index), var.d. Contains names not included in Gust Skordas, The Early Settlers of Maryland, 1633-1680. MSA S1503

114. LAND OFFICE (Certificates and Petitions, Index, Copy), 1646-1980. 23 vols. arranged by county. Indexes tract names first of patented and then unpatented certificates of survey. Some volumes also contain indexes to petitions. MSA S1612 related Bulldog article

140. LAND OFFICE (Warrants, Index), 1634-1751. 2 vols. First volume, "Earliest to 1688," gives references to (Patent Record). Additional volumes, 1751-1842, located in stacks. MSA S22

137. PROVINCIAL COURT, GENERAL COURT OF THE WESTERN SHORE, and COURT OF APPEALS (Land Records, Index), 1658-1815. 1 vol. MSA S545, MSA S502, MSA S446

138. PROVINCIAL COURT, GENERAL COURT OF THE WESTERN SHORE, and COURT OF APPEALS (Land Records, Tract Index), 1658-1815. 1 vol. MSA S555, MSA S503, MSA S447

139. (Land Records, Provincial and State, Index), 1658-1790. Includes Provincial Court (Judgment Record), 1658-1679, 3 vols. MSA S1466. See Volume 680 of Archives of Maryland Online

141. (Caveat Records, Index), 1739-1964 for papers, 1852-1903 for volumes. Caveats are formal objections against the issuance of a patent. MSA S1467

70. (Land Records, Annapolis, Index), 1699-1817. MSA S1442 related Bulldog article

71. (Land Records, AA, Index), 1653-1784. MSA S1443 related Bulldog article

73. (Land Records, AA, Tract Index), 1653-1784. MSA S1444 related Bulldog article

74. (Land Records, AA, Subject Index), 1653-1784. MSA S1445 related Bulldog article

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COURT RECORDS - View Court Records Before 1776

*4. (Admiralty Papers), 1776-1812. MSA S1471

136. PROVINCIAL COURT and GENERAL COURT OF THE WESTERN SHORE (Judgment Record, Index), 1658-1778. 3 vols. MSA S543, MSA S496

143. (Judgment Record, Provincial Court, Index), 1679-1696, 1698-1717. Available on request at the Circulation Desk. MSA S1465 related Bulldog article

137. PROVINCIAL COURT, GENERAL COURT OF THE WESTERN SHORE, and COURT OF APPEALS (Land Records, Index), 1658-1815. 1 vol. MSA S545, MSA S502 MSA S446

138. PROVINCIAL COURT, GENERAL COURT OF THE WESTERN SHORE, and COURT OF APPEALS (Land Records, Tract Index), 1658-1815. 1 vol. MSA S555, MSA S503, MSA S447

139. (Land Records, Provincial and State, Index), 1658-1790. Includes Provincial Court (Judgment Record), 1658-1679, 3 vols. MSA S1466

59. (Chancery Records, Index), 1668-1807, 1817-1851. Records between 1807 and 1817 are not indexed. MSA S1431

*60. (Chancery Papers, Index), 1713-1851. See CHANCERY COURT (Chancery Papers) MSA S512

61. (Chancery Papers, Tract Index), 1713-1851. MSA S1433

62. (Chancery Papers, Petitions Index), 1713-1851. MSA S1434 related Bulldog article

63. (Chancery Papers, Trustee Index), 1713-1851. MSA S1435  related Bulldog article

*94. (Equity Papers, SM, Index), 1815-1873. MSA S1481  related Bulldog article

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TAX LISTS

*65. & *66.(Assessment of 1783, Index), 1783. Electronic index available for AA, BA, CV, CA, CE, CH, DO, HA, KE, and MO, QA, SO, and TA; card index available for WA, WO. Index 65 & 66. Includes MSA S1438 (Assessment of 1783, Tract Index). MSA S1437 related Bulldog article This index does not include Patapsco Hundred, Baltimore County.)

67. (Tax List, AA, Index), 1764-1766. MSA S1439 related Bulldog article

68. (Federal Direct Tax, AA, Index), 1798. The following counties are available on microfilm but not indexed: BC, BA, CA, CH, HA, PG, QA, SM, SO, TA. See county microform guides in the Microfilm Room for film numbers. MSA S1440 related Bulldog article

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COUNTY & MUNICIPAL RECORDS - View Maryland County Information

33. (Miscellaneous Records, AA, Index), 1703-1705, 1788-1867. MSA S1405 related Bulldog article

69. (Judgment Record, AA, Index), 1703-1792. Subject index, 1703-1721. Name index available by request slip at the Circulation Desk. MSA S1441 related Bulldog article

70. (Land Records, Annapolis, Index), 1699-1817. MSA S1442 related Bulldog article

71. (Land Records, AA, Index), 1653-1784. MSA S1443 related Bulldog article

73. (Land Records, AA, Tract Index), 1653-1784. MSA S1444 related Bulldog article

74. (Land Records, AA, Subject Index), 1653-1784. MSA S1445 related Bulldog article

78. (Convict Records, AA, Index), 1771-1775. MSA S1446 related Bulldog article

79. (Annapolis Records, Index), 1685-1869. Available by request slip at the Circulation Desk. See cards at beginning of index for a list of records included. MSA S1447 related Bulldog article

80. (Annapolis Records, Subject Index), 1685-1869. See cards at beginning of index for a list of records included. MSA S1448 related Bulldog article

*81. (Chancery and Land Commission Papers, BA and BC, Index), 1785-1908. MSA S1472

82. (Orphans Court Proceedings, AA, Index), 1777-1816, incomplete MSA S1449

83. (Orphans Court Proceedings, FR, Index), 1778-1808. MSA S1450

84. (Orphans Court Proceedings, WA, Index), 1786-1805. MSA S1451

*94. (Equity Papers, SM, Index), 1815-1873. MSA S1481

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STATE RECORDS

*85. (Board of Public Works, Index), 1875-1981. MSA S1473

*86. (Boundary Records, Index), 1720-1985. State and county boundaries. MSA S1474

*87. (Bulldog, Index), 1987- . Staff newsletter. MSA S1475

*88. (Governors Records, Index), 1850-1981. MSA S1476

*91. (Provincial Papers, Index), 1714-1775. Miscellaneous colonial era papers. MSA S1478

93. (Series, Index), 1635- . List of records at the Archives. Most entries also in Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives.

*97. (Maryland State Papers, Index), 1775-1789. Miscellaneous state government papers. MSA S1484

*110. (State Publications, Index), 1829- . Indexes publications and reports of State agencies and officers. Card index for documents received through 1975 available by request slip at circulation desk. See also Government Publications & Reports.

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LIBRARY AND MARYLAND HISTORICAL MAGAZINE

*101. (Library, Index), var.d. Cards retired. Includes old Index 92. (Periodicals Index) MSA S1452

102. (Maryland Historical Magazine, Index), 1906-1919. MSA S1453 related Bulldog article

103. (Maryland Historical Magazine, Author Index), 1906-1975. MSA S1454 related Bulldog article

104. (Maryland Historical Magazine, Title and Subject Index), 1906-1975. MSA S1455 related Bulldog article

105. (Maryland Historical Magazine, Index), 1906-1960. Valuable for genealogical research and Maryland history. Available by request slip at the Circulation Desk. MSA S1453 related Bulldog article

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Photographs, Newspapers, State Publications, Maps, Plats)

*89. (Photographs, Index), var.d. Other guides to photographs are also available at the Guide Table.

*95. (Topic File, Index), var.d. Archives' research files. MSA SC 1456

106. (Maryland Gazette, Annapolis Items, Index), 1745-1820. The Gazette itself is available on microfilm; see Guide to Maryland Newspapers. MSA S1456 related Bulldog article

*108. (Special Collections, Index), var.d. Indexes private manuscripts by donor and subject. related Bulldog article

109. (Miscellaneous Microfilm, Index), var.d. Indexes Special Collections, census records, Calvert Papers, church records, and some state and local records.

*115. (Charles Carroll of Carrollton Family Papers, Index), 1651-1877. MSA S1502 Contains entries from Guide to the Microfilm Edition.

116. (Photoduplication Orders, Index) 1986 - Contains record citations from copy orders.

111. (Maps, Index), var.d. Cards retired. See also Guide to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in Microfilm Room. Self service maps and guides to them are available at the far end of the Search Room.

112. (Plat References, Index), var.d. Indexes plats recorded among the records of the county courts, Chancery Court, and Land Office. Arranged by county. related Bulldog article; see also plats.net

113. (Plats on Microfilm, Index), 1697-1955. Indexes plats found in county records. Arranged by county. related Bulldog article; see also plats.net

90. (Plats, Index), 1724-1962. Indexes plats and plans itemized in series unit lists; see also plats.net

*118. (Biographies, Index) var.d. Index to biographies done by the Archives. MSA SC 1138  See also Historical & Biographical Research at the Maryland State Archives

120. (Placenames, Index) n.d. Gazetteer of Maryland place names. See also Maryland Place Names from the files of the Geological Survey compiled & indexed by Ed Papenfuse.

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