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Maryland WPA

Posted: 8 Apr 2000 6:59AM GMT
Edited: 15 Jan 2004 9:02PM GMT
Julianna: I notice that you do not list any
WPA projects in Maryland at all. Although, it
is a bit difficult to gain access, there is a
wonderful index at the Baltimore City Archives
created by the WPA. This project indexed all
names that were mentioned in correspondence
to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore from
roughly 1790 to about 1920. Documents include
letters, petitions, permits, some ship lists,
legistlative acts, councilmen, election returns
etc. I found a treasure trove about my ancestor
who was a local politician during the Civil
War. There are many cubic feet of records.

I know of no efforts to place this index on
line, as a matter of fact, it is currently
housed in deplorable conditions and takes
a major effort to get an appointment to
use it, but well worth the work.

Gary
8 April 2000
Baltimore City
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