Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Abstracts From the Land Records of Dorchester County, Maryland

Land Records • 302 Records • Uploaded September 2, 2022 • Data Website: mdlandrec.net

This database contains extracts from the Abstracts From the Land Records of Dorchester County, Maryland series abstracted by James A. McAllister, Jr., the former Assistant Register of Wills of Dorchester County. These records include land transactions involving free Blacks, location references of Black families, mortgages in which enslaved people are included as collateral and other references to Black individuals. These record books, dated between 1828-1859, include Libers ER11, ER12, ER13, ER14, ER15, ER16, ER17, ER18, ER19, WJ1, WJ2, WJ3, WJ4, WJ5, WJ6, FJH1, FJH2, FJH3, and FJH4. Originals can be found at https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm by selecting Dorchester County and inputting the clerk, book and page (folio). (Ex. FJH4:528 would be FJH 4 528)

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  • Date Indexed
  • Grantor and Grantee Indexed
  • Abstract Indexed
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