Pathways to Freedom: Maryland and the Underground Railroad
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Does your family have a link to the Underground Railroad? Researching your own family's past is a wonderful way to make history come alive for your children.

The Maryland State Archives is a great place to start. The Maryland State Archives offers one day genealogical workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. The workshops are a thorough introduction to genealogical records at the Archives and elsewhere for the beginner as well as an excellent refresher course for more experienced researchers.

The Maryland State Archives has the most complete collection of historical documents of any of the 13 original colonies. Included in its holdings are colonial and state records dating back to the founding of the colony in 1634, county probate, land and court records, church records and many other records relevant to genealogical research.

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