Dorchester County - MDGenWeb
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     The following resources should be of help to Dorchester County genealogy researchers.
     If you have any other addresses or hyperlinks that you think should be included, please send them to me and I will post them on this page.

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Genealogical Resources

Public Resources

Government Resources

Commercial Resources

 Genealogical Resources
Various USGenWeb and MDGenWeb sites
USGenWeb Maryland Archives USGenWeb Archives Project USGenWeb Maryland Census Project USGenWeb Pensions USGenWeb Census Project USGenWeb Church Project WorldGenWeb

RootsWeb Soundex Name Converter

The Soundex indexing system was developed as a means of searching for people in the Federal Censuses.  The system uses no vowels and omits those consonants that share sounds with other letters.  The Soundex system is very helpful to researchers in that it makes you think about all the possible spelling variations you might need to consider.  An in-depth history and explanation of the system is available here.

Area Genealogical Societies: Local Links and Projects:
 Public Resources

  • Dorchester County Public Library
  • Dorchester County Public Library
  • Dorchester County at a Glance
  • Dorchester County Public Schools
  • Dorchester County: Heart of Chesapeake Country
  • Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad
  • Maryland Historical Trust
  •  Government Resources

    Dorchester County Government Website
  • Dorchester County Government
  • MD. State Achives - Dorchester County
  • Dorchester County Economic Development
  • GNIS- Geographic Names Information System
  • Library of Congress Online Catalogs
  • British Online Archives
  • Dorchester County Municipalities
    Brookview Cambridge Church Creek East New Market Eldorado Galestown Hurlock Secretary Vienna
    The oldest of these is Cambridge, the county seat, formed in 1793. Thereafter, East New Market incorporated in 1832, followed by Vienna in 1833, Church Creek in 1867, Hurlock in 1892, Secretary in 1900, Eldorado in 1947, Galestown in 1951, and Brookview in 1953.
     Commerical Resources

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