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Linthicum 101 and back to Where the name Linthicum orginated ?
Posted by: Terry Linthicum (ID *****0542) Date: May 28, 2012 at 14:30:46
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Linthicum 101; These are good secondary sources to consult and verify in your Linthicum research. But: quoting from Mark Tucker,, “There is no such thing as a final conclusion. New information can support, question or disprove your current conclusion.” If you read these sources closely, as I did not for many years, Wales, even though embellished and romanticized by Badger is only a suggestion.

Search around a bit on this forum and see if you feel that there is a possibility that just maybe Wales was just a stop along the way for Thomas Linthicum and that his family origins might have been in England? . Be sure to follow all the strings in the” Where the name Linthicum orginated ?” discussions.

The Maryland Historical Magazine has been continuously published by the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, MD on a quarterly basis since 1906. The magazine strives to bring together the "professional" and the "popular" to engage a broad audience while publishing serious research on Maryland and the region.

In this magazine, you can access (and save) a digital copy of the original version of “The Linthicum Family of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and Branches” by Ferdinand B Focke from Vol XXV (1930) 275-324; 406-409. It is important to look at the “corrections” in the second installment. This takes a bit of doing but once familiar with the techniques required to search the magazines, there are some substantial other early Linthicum (and variations) references such as land patents from Calvert’s rent rolls. This article is also available in CD compilations and other sources.

Listed chronologically by publication and in my opinion for as far as it delves into the Linthicum and related families, the most exacting work is, “Anne Arundel Gentry, A Genealogical History of Twenty-two Pioneers of Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Their Descendants", by Harry Wright, Newman, Baltimore, Md., Lord Baltimore Press, 1933. I find that the references in this book will lead 99.95% of the time to digital copies of wills, church records and deeds that he has accurately quoted or abstracted. Access to these copies takes hours and hours of probing various Maryland online archives. The only free and online access to this reference that I am aware of is through access from a local library which subscribes to HertiageQuest Online. There are other such works there that make it worthwhile to obtain the library card and online access to your local library.

Finally, of course, there is the “holy grail” of Linthicum research when going beyond Anne Arundel Co., .Genealogy of the Linthicum and Allied Families. Baltimore, MD: M.P. Badger, 1934.
This link will allow you to download a text searchable copy of the work to your PC.

There are many other works, all of which, are in need of the analysis of the individual researcher before being accepted as some form of a “true fact.” If you have links to other good Linthicum source information material, I hope you will add it to this string.

I would be happy to share the very few print references more specific to the Linthicum branch that went from MD to NC that go beyond Badger’s work.

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