Helpful Genealogical Research Links
These links will take you to free sites that may be helpful in your genealogy research.  Note that we have no control over these sites, but have generally found them to be useful and reliable.  The content is, however, the sole responsibility of the site on which it is found.
 
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A link to NARA's page of more free websites for studying African American genealogy.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: African American genealogy]
See Local Chapters for links to county societies. The Prince George's County chapter does not seem to have a functioning website yet. Resource for beginning Afro-American genealogy.
Last Updated: 11 November 2022   [Located in Category: African American genealogy]
Links to many other resources for doing genealogy research. Click on Research on the Home page and then select Genealogy for a wealth of information.
Last Updated: 30 April 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy]
Founded in 1865 to foster pride in the nation's capital, AOI is dedicated to preserving D.C.’s heritage. It offers monthly programs featuring history, civic improvements and business recognition relating to the District of Columbia. There is a database of historical members available for download.
Last Updated: 17 October 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Searchable newspaper website, part of the Library of Congress. Digitized newspapers from 1777 to 1963. Free. Use quotes around multiple words for all to be included in search.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
A statewide preservation program that is a joint venture between Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland State Library Resource Center. Enter Prince George's County in the Search box or click on 3 black bars in upper right corner to browse Collections.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Search for immigrant ancestors who arrived at Ellis Island in New York City.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: Immigration]
A list of genealogical terms and definitions found on a free section of Ancestry.com. No Ancestry membership account necessary.
Last Updated: 2 November 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy]
YouTube video produced by Allen County Public Library. Summarizes records available and how to access them. Just over 1 hour long.
Last Updated: 22 April 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy]
A project of the Center for Family History and Genealogy of Brigham Young University.
Last Updated: 22 April 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy]
USGENWEB Archives list of landowners in Prince George's County, MD in 1696 when the county was formed. Contributed by Carol Askey.
Last Updated: 19 October 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Formerly called the Maryland Historical Society. See Online Resources for research guides, digitized images of collections or exhibits, finding aids to resources in their library, their library catalog, and links to the archive of their virtual programs. Planning to use their library? Check their website before going for information on your visit.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Good information on finding information on Maryland families (mostly on other sites). Table of Contents for its journals (access to articles limited to Members Only). Webinars (mostly for Members Only). Tax List for Antietam Hundred, Prince George's County, 1746. A useful website for Maryland research, with extra access for members.
Last Updated: 21 April 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy]
Maryland land records are online. You must set up a free account to search the records. Note: maneuvering the records may be difficult. See Handouts for helpful information.
Last Updated: 19 April 2022   [Located in Category: State Records]
Website of MSA, where one can determine what records are available online and which ones may only be accessed by using the MSA computers. Start with FIND RECORDS, then GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS for an introduction to what's available and how to access things.
Last Updated: 12 April 2022   [Located in Category: State Records]
Website of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. History and information about a number of historical plantations and other sites of interest to the genealogical researcher in Prince George's County. Click on the site of interest, then click History. Search for "antebellum plantations" for even more information.
Last Updated: 29 October 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Sources for genealogy research at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: Archives]
On the site of land granted to Thomas Sprigg in 1673 there are preserved for history foundations of two buildings later determined to be slave quarters from the 18th or 19th century. A small park with information and 4 tabloids depicting items found in the archaeological dig are available on a pave walkway.
Last Updated: 5 September 2022   [Located in Category: African American genealogy]
Collection of freedom suits by enslaved people from courts in DC and Maryland, as well as the US Supreme Court. Early Washington, DC history; lists of families and individuals involved in freedom suits; documents legal history of American slavery.
Last Updated: 21 October 2022   [Located in Category: African American genealogy]
Old website, not being updated, but contains information from Gleanings from the Records of the Francis Gasch's Sons Funeral Home, Prince George's County, Maryland 1860-1940.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: Cemeteries]
Further links to websites of historical venues, genealogy societies, museums, parks, libraries, and more.
Last Updated: 11 April 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Timeline of historical events in Prince George's County. A very useful tool for creating timelines for our county ancestors.
Last Updated: 5 September 2022   [Located in Category: History]
Archival repository with records documenting the history and culture of Southern Maryland counties including the southern portion of Prince George's County.
Last Updated: 29 April 2022   [Located in Category: Maryland]
Provides learning tools for genealogical research methods, using genealogy websites, family genealogy activities, creating your family tree, country research, and more. A very comprehensive website with many resources for the genealogical researcher.
Last Updated: 11 November 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy]
Part of the Maryland Historic Trust website, this link will take you directly to Historical Markers in Prince George's County.
Last Updated: 11 April 2022   [Located in Category: History]