Howard County Genealogical Society, Inc.

Box 274

Columbia, MD 21045-0274

PRESS RELEASE

5 APRIL 2004

Howard County Cemetery Index Volume Published

"Howard County, Maryland Records -- Volume X -- Index to the Cemetery Records of Howard County" has been compiled, published and is now ready for sale. The new index volume has been in preparation for over two years. This last book in the series is a single comprehensive alphabetical index of the names from the indexes of all of the HCGS cemetery record books, as well as the table of contents for each book.

This master index will enable a researcher to identify the volume and page number for the inscription of a decedent. Furthermore, by using the index and tables of contents in the new volume together, the researcher can determine in which cemetery a decedent is interred. For example, the index listing "Levi T. Appleby . . . IX:53" indicates that the inscription from his tombstone can be found on page 53 of Volume IX, and in the table of contents for Volume IX, page 53 falls within the transcriptions for Jennings Chapel Cemetery.

Howard County Records Volume I was published in 1979, with Volume IX appearing in 2001. These nine volumes, along with the 1960 DAR publication, "Inscriptions from a Few Cemeteries in Howard County Maryland" (originally published in 1960 and reprinted by HCGS), contain over 18,500 names on tombstones from over 180 Howard County graveyards. In addition, Volume IV of Howard County Records contains about 130 names of manumitted slaves, and Volume V contains about 340 names in Bible records. All of these names have been transcribed into the index of the new Volume X.

"Howard County, Maryland Records -- Volume X -- Index to the Cemetery Records of Howard County" contains 198 pages and is soft-bound. The price is $15.00 per copy, plus 5% tax for Maryland residents, plus $3.00 shipping for the first copy and 50 cents for each additional copy.

Volumes I through IX of Howard County Records, as well as the 1960 DAR cemetery book, are still available from the Howard County Genealogical Society.