Ancestry.com. Maryland Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: Spencer, Richard Henry, ed.. Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. Baltimore, MD, USA: Clearfield, 1919?.
This database contains a genealogical and biographical record of the prominent and representative citizens of the state of Maryland. This record is hoped to be of value to both those who are descendants of the individuals mentioned in this work as well as to the general reader, for much can be learned by reading about the lives of others who lived during the time of your ancestors. Facts and information pertaining to the history of the state may also be gathered from this collection of biographical sketches. As stated in the preface, "the history of a State is best told in a record of the lives of its people."