Local Genealogy Research

Local resources for Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Maryland

  • Maryland Gold Star collection has materials about Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Maryland.  For use only in the Annapolis Area Library.
  • Kuethe Library - research center with over 4,000 books, many photographs, maps, CDs, and obituary, bible, and church record collections specific to Anne Arundel County.
  • Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society - promotes genealogical and family history research in Anne Arundel County.
  • Ann Arrundell County Historical Society - collections of books, photographs, documents and artifacts specific to Anne Arundel County.
  • Maryland Land Records - provides up-to-date access to all verified land record instruments in Maryland.
  • Maryland State Archives - a repository for records of state, county and municipal governments, including vital records, maps, and photographs.
  • Maryland State Law Library - The State Law Library, Maryland's oldest law library, features one of the State's most extensive collections of legal and government information resources.
  • Maryland Historical Society - collections online and in their building related to the history of Maryland.  
  • Maryland Archives  - online access to the indices through the Maryland State Archives Vital Records Indexing Project. Provided are county death record indices from 1898-1944, and Baltimore City death record indices 1875-1970.  It costs $25 to order an actual record from the Maryland Archives.   


Glen Burnie

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Find out about the use of electronic and online family trees to capture and share your research. 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Betty deKeyser and Tom McCarriar from the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will help you get started in genealogy. They will discuss finding basic records to continue your reasearch online and at local repositories.  


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Whether you are new to genealogy or an experienced genealogist the Anne Arundel County Public Library has resources useful for your research. Learn about's Library Edition, HeritageQuest, newspaper databases, and more, all unlocked by your library card! Registration starts April 3.

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