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Written History Blog- a blog to share amazing bits of history, found in the process of creating research publications, with you. As a follower you could win a book from Branches of the Bay in the give aways!  Just follow the link for Upper Shore history, photographs, newspapers, etc. 

New side pages have been added with images of original manumissions, bills of sale, certificate of transport, etc.

New Books !

Talbot County Alienations 1662-1740 - Alienations are land transfers providing the grantor, grantee, land tract name and acreage, and date with notes.  The benefit of these records to someone researching area land tracts or following their families via the land is it covers periods where there are no land records for Talbot County and otherwise serve as a check should a deed not have been recorded. This record also includes transfers for present day Kent, Queen Anne's and Caroline counties.  See Talbot County Books.   

Ancestors of Dudley George Roe - over 500 pages of Eastern Shore families, their allied lines and connections to each other.

Ancestors of Lilian Kenly Humphreys – over 21,000 index entries, all research documented by primary sources. It’s 1453 ppgs !!   Both books are by by Page Kenly Roe Barroll - see Family Histories for details. 

Read All About It - The Easton Gazette 1862-1863 - obits, marriages, local events, property sales and more for Talbot County and surrounding counties. See Talbot County Books.

Kent News 1845-1857 - obits and marriages from the Kent News of Kent County, Maryland. See Kent County Books. 

Kent News 1861-1865 - obits and marriages from the Kent News of Kent County, Maryland. See Kent County Books.

 Kent News 1884-1885 - obits and marriages from the Kent News of Kent County, Maryland. See Kent County Books.

Married in Maryland - Queen Anne's County - a series now complete.  All records for the county have been located and transcribed. Most records include the ages, marital status, employment and residence of the bride and groom, place of marriage, and minister.  1817-1865, 1866-1886, 1886-1908 - in either Ebook or paper form.  See Queen Anne's County Books.

Married in Maryland - Caroline County 1774-1825 - completing the series for Caroline County. See Caroline County Books.

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