We have added a new section to the website. Recordings of the descendants  of the Great Migration from North Carolina to Harford County. Go to:

 Special Collections and select, Down Yonder. We will be building the audio library over the next few weeks.



The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. collects, preserves, promotes, and interprets the rich and diverse history of the Harford County area in its regional context from prehistoric origins to the present for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.


Historical Society

The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, present, promote, and interpret the rich and diverse history of the County area, in its regional context, from its prehistoric origins to the present.


For as little as $30 dollars a year you will have access to:

  • Society Research Records
  • Our Newsletter
  • Harford Historical Bulletins
Click Here to Become a Member »

Past Perfect (Online Catalog)

The Historical Society’s record keeping system is called PastPerfect. This is an online KEYWORD search database providing researchers the ability to search our records without having to travel to the Headquarters. All of the library books, vertical files and AV materials are indexed online. Our volunteers are continuing to input records from our extensive document base that dates to colonial Harford County. Past Perfect also has a link to The Maryland Historical Trust’s information on the state inventoried Harford County properties. In addition to being a great research tool, PastPerfect is used to better facilitate the administration of record keeping and communication with our members.

Click Here to Visit Past Perfect »

Coming Events

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Tue, May 9, 12:30–1:30Brown Bag Lunch - Down Yonder
Wed, May 10, 7PM–9PMDNA and Genealogy,-A basic look at this new genealogical process
Sat, May 13, 1 pm–4 pmLincoln's Final Hours and the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
Sat, May 20, 2PM–4PMLecture - Civil War and Archival Research and Genealogy
Sat, Jun 10, 12PM–7PMDown Yonder Music and Heritage
Wed, Jun 14, 7PM–9PMMilitary Records, Widows Pensions, Draft Registrations
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