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Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware: From the Colonial Period to 1810. Baltimore: Clearfield, 2000.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Isaac, Erich. "Kent Island." Maryland Historical Magazine 52 (1957): 93-119, 210-232.
Annotation / Notes: Kent Island was founded in 1631 by William Claiborne. This article provides a description of the community during its early history. Discussed are the manors, the religious congregations, the towns, and the trades. Included is a list of the indentured servants residing there.
Lumpkins, Maggie Henderson. "Memories of St. George Island." Chronicles of St. Mary's 40 (Spring 1992): 104-6.
Kryder-Reid, E. "The Archaeology of Vision in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Gardens." Journal of Garden History 14 (January-March 1994): 42-54.
Cox, Richard J. "Historical Demographers, Local Historians, and Genealogists: A Bibliographical Essay of Maryland Studies." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 21 (Winter 1980): 5-17.
Cox, Richard J., and Larry E. Sullivan, eds. A Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society: Historical and Genealogical Manuscripts and Oral History Interviews. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1981.
Annotation / Notes: The second of Maryland Historical Society's books describing collections from their manuscript division. See citation under Pedley for the first work. Although out of print, both books are still excellent research starting points and can serve as a good introduction to the Society's manuscript holdings.
Cummins, B.F., Jr. "Sources of Genealogical Information in Maryland." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 46 (July 1982): 403-5.
Dessaint, Alain. Southern Maryland Directory: A Guide to Researching the Region's Past. Prince Frederick, MD: Southern Maryland Today, 1983.
Hollowak, Thomas L. "Maryland Genealogy and Family History: A Bibliography, 1987-1989." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 33 (Summer 1992): 484-530.
Pedley, Avril J. M., ed. The Manuscript Collections of the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: Collection level descriptions of 1,724 collections in the Society's Manuscripts Division. It includes an extensive index. This is the first of two books the Society published describing their holdings. The collection information can now be found on the Society's webpage. See also Cox and Sullivan, (1981), for further information.
Peden, Henry C. A Guide to Genealogical Research in Maryland. 5th edition. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 2001.
Radoff, Morris L., Gust Skordas, and Phebe R. Jacobsen. The County Courthouses and Records of Maryland, Part Two: The Records. Annapolis: Maryland Hall of Records, 1963.
Annotation / Notes: This survey of the records created by Maryland's counties, and Baltimore City, has its origins in the Depression era's Historical Records Survey. The introduction includes descriptions and explanations of the records. At the start of each county section is a general history of the county's records. This is the second of two books. The first in the series focuses of the history of each courthouse building.
Weiser, Frederick S., ed. "Eighteenth Century German Church Records from Maryland: A Checklist." The Report: A Journal of German-American History 38 (1982): 5-14.
Walsh, Lorena S. "The Historian as Census Taker: Individual Reconstitution and the Reconstruction of Censuses for a Colonial Chesapeake County." William and Mary Quarterly 3rd series, 38 (April 1981): 242-60.
Annotation / Notes: Walsh uses methods drawn from community studies to reconstitute a census for adult white males in Charles County in 1705, based upon a provincial census and rent rolls from the period. She argues that such methods provide the researcher the opportunity to establish reasonable accurate profiles of Chesapeake society in the colonial period.
Bradshaw, Alice. "Waterman's Wife." Annapolitan 7 (March 1993): 28-32, 34-35, 49.
Rogers, Barbara Radcliffe, and Stillman Rogers. Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay. Edison, NJ: Hunter Publishing, 2001.
Murphy, Nathan W. "Origins of Colonial Chesapeake Indentured Servants: American and English Sources." National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 93 (March 2005): 5-24.
Smith, Daniel Blake. Family Experience and Kinship in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Society. Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 1978.
Smith, Daniel Blake. "Mortality and Family in the Colonial Chesapeake." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 8 (Winter 1978): 403-27.