Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources. 2 vols.
Author: Gaius M. Brumbaugh
Published: 2008 reprint of 1915 original
Paperback, two volumes, 513 + 687 pages
This is the most comprehensive collection of basic information ever compiled in the field of Maryland records of genealogical interest. Along with the 1776 census--which lists every inhabitant in every household in eight of the then-existing Maryland counties--are marriages, loyalty oaths, tombstone inscriptions, pensions, naturalizations, surveys, rent rolls, and other types of lists. The marriage records--to cite only one example--cover the counties of Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, St. Mary's, Washington, and Worcester; while church records include birth and deathr ecords of All Saints Parish, Frederick, 1727-1781, and parish registers of Prince George's Parish, Prince George's County, and St. Martin's Parish in Worcester County. More than 50,000 individuals are named.