Local Agencies, Organizations and Genealogists

Caroline County Public Library

Central Library
100 Market Street
Denton, Maryland 21629
Voice: 410-479-1343

A small genealogical collection which includes cemetery records, wills, history and newspapers on microfilm. The Library can perform brief searches and provide guidance to those doing more extensive research.

See also Talbot, Dorchester, and Queen Anne's Counties public libraries.

Visit the Library's Web site at: www.carolib.org
Send Reference and Genealogy requests to: info@carolib.org

Gale Genealogy Connect Database, Provided by the Library

Caroline County Clerk of the Circuit Court

Caroline County Court House
Room 104
P.O. Box 458
Denton, Maryland 21629
Voice: 410-479-1811
Local depository of birth, marriage and land records.

Caroline County Health Department

403 South Seventh Street
Denton, Maryland 21629
Voice 410-479-0556

Maryland birth certificates may be purchased here for $10.00. Must show photo ID. Their web site can be found at

Caroline County Historical Society

Museum of Rural Life
16 North Second Street
P.O. Box 514
Denton, Maryland 21629
Voice 410-479-2055
Hours: Limited - Call first. Their web site is www.carolinehistory.org.

Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 84
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Voice 410-754-8964
Bart Johnson, President

Museum is located off Morris Avenue, behind the Town office, in the Covey and Williams building.
Hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 11AM-3PM, during the months of Sept-Dec, and Apr-Jun.
Their web site is www.historicfederalsburg.org and their email is info@historicfederalsburg.org.

General Perry Benson Chapter, DAR

c/o Mrs. Ginny Fleming
24780 Pealiquor Road
Denton, Maryland 21629
Voice 410-479-1152

Greensboro Chapter - Caroline County Historical Society

114 West Sunset Avenue
P.O. Box 681
Greensboro, MD 21639-0681
Voice: 410-482-2100
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month- 1-3pm
This group supports county wide preservation activities and focus' on the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Town of Greensboro and the surrounding area.
Their web site is http://greensboromdhistoryc.ipage.com/index.html
and their email is gpnash1@gmail.com.

Kitty Knight Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812

Fran Moore (Mrs. Robert)
479 Heron Point
Chestertown, Maryland 21620-1681
Voice 410-778-0121

The first and only Eastern Shore Chapter.

Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

Salisbury University
Power Professional Bldg., Office 190
Wayne Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Voice 410-543-6312

Includes genealogical resources in collection. Their web site is located at www.salisbury.edu/nabb.

Ridgely Historical Society

P.O. Box 155
Ridgely, MD 21660
Cathy Schwab, President
The Ridgely Historical Society is a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society, created in April 2006. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 PM, at the Ridgely Town Hall at 2 Central Avenue. Call to confirm meeting time and location before planning to attend. Donations of Ridgely memorabilia are gladly accepted.

Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland, Inc.

P.O. Box 275
Easton, Maryland 21601

Houses a research library and publishes Chesapeake Cousins, a quarterly newsletter listing surname and other genealogical information of special interest to searchers of the Upper Eastern Shore.
Its web site can be found at http://www.usgsmd.org/.