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Reference books for Frederick/Carroll/Baltimore-look ups done 12 Replies

Started by Gail Winstanley. Last reply by Kate Wagner Aug 9, 2012.

Spesutia Hundred Tax lists late 1600s into 1700s 1 Reply

Started by Pj Sisseck. Last reply by Roger David Hardesty Jul 28, 2012.

Culture of Somerset County 1794

Started by Val Harris Apr 14, 2011.

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Comment by Brenda Smith on November 4, 2017 at 8:54am

I looking for information on the Rohrer and Baumwart families that lived in Hagerstown. My ancestor Christian Rohrer married Anna Maria Baumwart in Hagerstown between 1798 and 1802. Variations on Baumwart have been Boward, Boroch. It is believed Christian's parents were Christian Rohrer and Veronica Lehmann and Anna Maria's parents were Henrich Baumwart and Margareth Procunier..

Comment by Kate Wagner on October 3, 2013 at 4:38pm

JR, I know this is a bit late in arriving but I was browsing the boards this evening and saw your posts regarding Baltimore and Annapolis.  There was no census prior to the 1790 but there were tax assessments prior to the 1790 US Census. Yes, as mentioned, you can find many of the documents at the MD State Archives but with the caveat that copies run about $30-$50 a page. You are allowed to set up a camera and make your own images. The Maryland State Archives online is a tremendous resource and if you do you legwork there before you go to the main archives in Annapolis, you will save yourself a lot of time. For transport of convicts to Maryland during the colonial period, I would look at ship arrivals in Annapolis and Philadelphia.Baltimore was a major port of commerce at the time, but I've seen more colonial arrivals in Annapolis, probably because it's the first stop heading up the Chesapeake? The tax records would list every individual on the property beginning with the property owner, his managers, workers, and so on. is a storehouse of information, not only deeds but court decisions are stored in digital format from the 1600's forward.  

Comment by Timothy P. Gallagher on March 23, 2013 at 3:06pm


2014 Reunion of the Descendants of William Elder of Maryland July 31-Aug 4 FANCY FARM, KY

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Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on February 23, 2013 at 8:15pm

Searching for information on Dory (Theodore) Irvin (Irwin, Ervin) born 1787 MD but was in KY by 1840. The birth info comes from later census records.Father could have been James but unsure. He married Elizabeth Wims (Weems). Any help appreciated.

Comment by Pamela Ann Drake on December 7, 2012 at 2:08am

Is anyone researching the BOWIE's of Prince Georges Co.,MD. from the 1700's? Thanks!

Comment by Kate Wagner on December 6, 2012 at 4:03pm

I'm returning to my research on my Shaw line from Charles County, Maryland. Particularly, James Shaw (1688-1718).  As the information provided on the trees posted online does not jive with my own research, I am looking for anyone who can substantiate that this James Shaw (m. Margaret Thompson) was born in Scotland and a transported Jacobite prisoner and indentured servant or was born in Dorchester County, MD rather than Charles County, MD.  Basically, there were SIXTEEN James Shaws transported to Maryland/VA in 1716 and I don't think he is one of them. I am 99% positive that this James Shaw was born in America.  I am also about 99% positive that the James Shaw from Dorchester County is one of the sixteen and not the one of my line. So, if anyone out there can support or debunk these conclusions, I would appreciate hearing from them.



Comment by Denise on July 30, 2012 at 8:12am


Surnames I am looking for: Hansen and Johansen

Ggrandfather Robert (Rasmus) B Hansen possibly moved there 1900

and Sophie K Johansen

Olga Hansen bn 9/1906

Margaret Hansen abt 1909 cannot find any info on her except census

Constance Hansen 5/1910

If anyone is looking for same family,please contact me.


Comment by Jeanne Imperati on February 26, 2012 at 6:02pm

Are there any Durbin?Logsdon researchers here??

Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on November 6, 2011 at 4:10pm
My thanks to everyone who emailed me information on the Maryland Attaway family. It does appear that name died out in MD so don't know how my fellow researchers came to the conclusion that our NC, SC people came through MD. Unfortunately they don't have sources for their conclusions. Back to the drawing board:-)
Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on October 13, 2011 at 5:44pm
Thanks Timothy, Bobbie Jones and I have been searching together for years. Maybe someday we'll know for sure how Elizabeth connects to the Elder family.

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