Research: Resources

research-resources

A partial list of excellent resources for historical and gravesite information is provided below for your convenience. Prospect Hill Cemetery cannot guarantee the accuracy of information on these sites.

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    Historical Society of Baltimore County
    www.hsobc.org
    9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030
    Phone: 410-666-1878 
Email: info@hsobc.org
    The research center of HSBC is home to thousands of library volumes, historic photographs, research vertical files, cultural artifacts, genealogy files, and hundreds of maps, microfilm, archival and manuscript collections, and tombstone inscription files.
  2. 2
    Preservation Alliance/Baltimore County Historical Trust
    www.bcht.org
    8013 Bellona Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 832-1812
    The purpose of this Historical Trust, Inc. is to preserve historic and significant properties in Baltimore County through education, research, technical assistance and policy formulation.
  3. 3
    Baltimore County Landmarks List
    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/planning/historic_preservation/index.html
    The Baltimore County Government website contains information about historic preservation landmarks and an interactive map.
  4. 4
    Baltimore County Public Library
    http://bcplonline.org/community/history

    This site contains a wealth of historical information on Towson, Baltimore County and Maryland, including historic photographs. The Towson Library also houses the Towson History Collection, which is open one afternoon a week. The Friends of Towson Library is a volunteer group that scans and posts online historic photos.

    A link to the Maryland State archives can also be found at this site. These archives provide access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland’s government. Included are listings for the baptismal, marriage and death records of some churches in the state, including Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

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    Ancestry.com
    www.ancestry.com

    Pplease note that using this site entails a fee