Index (persons) to warrants 6 PDF files (538 MB total) Also on microfilm at Archives at SE36
Originals at Archives (in order of usefulness): S1285: Warrants (paper, 1699-1793 scanned, available @ Archives) S23: Patent records (original books) SE23: Patent records (microfilm, most scanned; only Book 17 online) SM230: Warrant record, 1681-1685, WC#4 (scanned microfilm)
Unfortunately, the Archives has made these into difficult to use indexes.
The link in the 1st column returns a list of groups of hundreds of entries by number (e.g., 200-299) with no names, so you have to hunt for the one you want, knowing that they are in alphabetical order. And when you get to a page that is supposed to display a range of a hundred entries, the messed-up sorting ends up with a jumble, for example selecting 1-99 gives a list starting with 11-49, then 6, 7, and 8, continuing with 83-89, then 9, 1 (listed twice), then others. To make matters worse, it does not process the "Back" button on your browser correctly, sending you to a nearly blank page with a form for applying "filter", with no hint on how to use the form.
Clicking on the link in the 2nd column returns a strange list.
You can instead use Advanced Search in Plats.net to determine the Patented or Unpatented Certificate number and link to data. Enter the name or part of the name.
Best choice: use the links in the 3rd column for a single index I created.
Alphabetical by owner name 433 PDF files (about 1 MB each) (a-ab, ac-adams, adams-addams, etc.) Alphabetical by person's name, whole state - easy to use - suggest that you download them all first and save them.
Provides liber/folio for Certificate and Patent, year, area, county
Alphabetical list by tract name 11,358 items, provides name, area, liber/folio of certificates and patents, no data online. Very large, so try only if you a desperate!
This data contains lots of entries for parcels that are no longer in Baltimore County. Hopefully, some day, this will provide links to images. Until then, see next item or Patented/Unpatented Certificates above.
Do not attempt to use the link at the left! Each time this link is clicked, it leads to a different display, apparently dependent on what you did before (as saved in a "cookie"). Sometimes, it leads to a form, with no instructions on how to use it. When it does manage to display a list of "books", achievable only after deleting the "cookie" plato.mdarchives.state.md.us, the list is sort of reverse chronological order (by Liber) (but not in any rational order by Liber name) and then by folio within each liber of those in Baltimore County - it is hard to use since it is broken up into small pieces (one per liber) and each is not in any recognizable sequence - and does not provide online data anyway. Besides, it has serious mistakes, e.g., clicking on what should be Liber "6 (1663)" returns a long list of 284 entries that includes Libers 6, BC&GS#6, EE#6, EI#6, GGB#6, PL#6, and Y&S#6. To make matters worse, the "back" function on your browser then leads to an empty page, not the one you came from!
Index 65, links to AoM Vol 81, which then provides 1 file per county
Provides owner's name, tract name, size, hundred, page number in record. Go to Archives to view originals in S1161-18 through -29 (microfilm SCM871, which has been scanned) Hopefully, these will be put online soon! Downloaded and reformatted copy:
About 43,000 plats Look-up road plat from numbers occasionally found in deeds to find what was there before the road work.
These three series contain overlapping time periods and series of plats. It appears that each plat was randomly included in one or the other of the three series. The Archives access mechanism also has a very aggravating error.
From Plat books 15-21 and other plats. Order of list is roughly Plat Books 15-21 and R1A and R1 mixed in and then right-of-way plats about #20020 to #45880 in no particular order. Contins interstates and State roads.