A few months ago I took a trip to the Maryland State Archives… I was so excited, but it was completely short lived. I found out that my grandparents and my great grandparents who were both married at the Cecil county courthouse via justice of the peace do not have records here. (What luck!) It was when I realized that Im going to need to be a bit more specific with dates and locations before I try to obtain records from another state archive location. Thankfully I live in Maryland so it wasn’t a complete loss.