Catholic Families of Southern Maryland: Records of Catholic Residents of St. Mary's County in the Eighteenth Century
In St. Mary's County, Maryland there was established the first Catholic parish, the first Catholic school, and the first community of religious men in English-speaking America, and the county residents played a key role in the development of the Catholic Church throughout America. This work has many of the earliest surviving records of Catholic families of the county. From the Jesuit parishes of St. Francis Xavier and St. Inigoes there are baptismal records (1767-1794) and marriage records (1767-1784). There also are congregation lists (1768-69), rent rolls (various dates), births (various dates), subscribers to the Oath of Allegiance (1778), militia lists (1794), and voters' lists (1789-90). In all, an indispensable source of reference material.