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Ancestry Library Edition
Access to several thousand records databases, including the U.S. Federal Census, and the Social Security Death Index. International in scope.
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Heritage Quest
Full page-image family and local histories, census documents, and other primary source materials. Includes the PERSI database of genealogy and local history periodicals. On March 4, 2015, Heritage Quest will be updated to include a new interface powered by Ancestry, as well as additional census records, new research aids, and interactive census maps.

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Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet:
Comprehensive index to genealogy related websites on the Internet.

Family History Archive:
Full-text books and other published materials of interest to genealogists. Includes items from Allen County Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library.

Family Search:
Search the genealogical records, resources, and services provided by the Mormon Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Frederick County Genealogical Society:
Information about this local organization with list of resources and links to Mid Maryland Roots and Frederick County’s USGenWeb Project.

Historical Society of Frederick County :
Information about the Society’s museum, research center, and programs.

Maryland Historical Society :
Describes the collections, resources, and programs offered by the Maryland Historical Society. Includes some online collections and exhibitions.

Maryland State Archives:
Historical agency for Maryland that serves as the central repository for government records of permanent value from 1634 to present. Some records are online.

Maryland Vital Statistics Annual Reports
State birth, death, disease, and injury statistics, correlated to demographic characteristics.

National Archives Genealogy Page:
Finding aids, guides, & research tools to help you use the resources of the National Archives.

National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection:
Search the catalog for titles that can be borrowed through inter-library loan. Large collection of family & local histories.

Genealogy community for sharing information. Features the Roots Web Surname List.

World Gen WEB Project :
Non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access.

See also (related content on

Newspapers (resource guide)

Maryland Room: The local history and genealogy center of Frederick County Public Libraries