Project: Maryland

Categories: Maryland | Maryland Project | Maryland Projects | United States Project

This project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the Maryland Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all post-1776 State of Maryland related projects and resources and combine that information into one place. Before 1776 Maryland was known as the Province of Maryland and has a team in the US Southern Colonies Project.

Maryland Counties
Allegany Anne Arundel Baltimore Calvert Caroline Carroll
Cecil Charles Dorchester Frederick Garrett Harford
Howard Kent Montgomery Prince George's Queen Anne's St. Mary's
Somerset Talbot Washington Wicomico Worcester


How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Maryland or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

Are you interested in the Maryland Project?united_states.gif

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Go to the Maryland Project Members page. Add your name and your areas of interest in Maryland. This way others can see your name and collaborate with you on areas of shared interest.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Maryland}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Maryland history.
Join: Maryland Project
Discuss: Maryland

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Maryland. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

Maryland Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Maryland Sticker}}
... ... ... was a Marylander.
Living Persons {{Maryland Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is a Marylander.


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Maryland and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Maryland-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.


The Southern Colonies project focuses on the Southern Colonies prior to Independence. The Province of Maryland focuses on Maryland history prior to Maryland's incorporation in the United States.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Maryland counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Maryland state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Maryland Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Maryland, please consider adding Catalog: Maryland Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Maryland need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Maryland Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Maryland state tribes.
  3. Work on Maryland's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Create new profiles for people of Maryland who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  5. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Maryland, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  6. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Maryland in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

County Projects

State Resources

Related Maryland Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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