Friday, January 23, 2009

Quick Survey of Local Archives

Pete and I were in the Port Tobacco area today to move the traveling exhibit from the County administrative building in La Plata to the library at the College of Southern Maryland. While in the neighborhood, we stopped in at the Orphan's Court to look through probate records and then we went to the college library's Southern Maryland Research Room.

We picked up some interesting leads at the Orphans' Court, but it was going through the substantial notes of John and Roberta Wearmouth at the college library that we found lots of interesting leads. We'll pursue them over the next week or so and then return to mine the records. We only looked at one of ten boxes of notes that the Wearmouths donated to the library. We hope to build on that work.


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