Dorchester County Public Library

Genealogy/Local History


The Dorchester County Public Library's Maryland Room contains the library's genealogy and local history collection and the Dorchester County Historical Society's collection. In addition to the print resources is microfilm of the census and local newspapers (Daily Banner, 1907 to present and Star Democrat, Jan. 1999 to present). Census microfilm from other areas can also be borrowed through a rental program.

Specific questions can be emailed to or to the Dorchester Genealogical Magazine at

Painting of Harriet Tubman

Annie Oakley

Dorchester: Keeping in touch with Tom Flowers, the old Honker

Dorchester County (MD Manual)

Dorchester County (Secretary of State)

Dorchester County Historical Society

Dorchester County Tours

Dorchester Genealogical Magazine

Dorchester County Marriage Records

Maryland State Archives

National Register of Historic Places: Maryland Listings

National Archives and Records Administration

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Maryland (Secretary of State)

Pictorial Tour

Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland