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Google Books & Internet Archive
Google Books include nearly ten million volumes, with full-text searching capabilities. Full-text searching means you can discover books using key words and phrases within the text, instead of having to rely on titles, authors, or subject terms as in library catalogs.
A good way to start your genealogical research is to plug in keywords and surnames.
- surname genealogy OR "family tree" ex: greenleaf genealogy OR "family tree"
- surname born OR died OR married (vital record search)
- maryland genealogy - for general information
Enoch Pratt Free Library genealogy information
"Reference requests are limited to Baltimore City Directories, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers (Union and Confederate) Who Served in Organizations from the State of Maryland, 1861-1865, Federal Census for Maryland 1790-1930, Naturalization Index/Petitions, and Passenger Lists for the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1948. For more specific information about genealogical assistance from the staff of the Maryland Department, please go to Requesting Genealogy Research from Maryland Department Staff."
Resources by State
A large comprehensive directory of free genealogy resources by state. Free access to records.
Read the how-to "State Guides" designed to show you how to obtain public records from state offices.
The USGenWeb Project
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing free resources for genealogical research in every state of the US.
General Genealogy Sites
Search records — including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, and more. Sign in to keep track of your family tree. Provided by the Mormon church.
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Browse thousands of genealogy-related materials. Find military service records, immigration records, passport applications, naturalization records, and much more. Official 1940 census website found here.