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Maryland State Vital Records

Maryland State Vital Records Office
Division of Vital Records Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
4201 Patterson Avenue, P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-3038
Records include birth and death records since August 1898, marriage records since June 1951, and divorce records since January 1961. For Baltimore, birth and death records are available from 1875.

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Articles

Maryland and the Chesapeake Region, 1634-60

Annapolis, Maryland, 1920

Maryland, Western Boundary

Annapolis, Maryland, 1920

Maryland, Western Boundary

Databases

Maryland Soldiers in the Civil War, Vol. 1

Maryland Soldiers in the Civil War, Vol. 2

Maryland Calendar of Wills

Maryland and South Carolina Lutheran Newspapers, Marriages and Deaths

Maryland Census, 1772-1890

St. James Parish Register, Maryland, 1787-1815

Baltimore, Maryland Tax Records Index, 1798-1808

Maryland Colonial Census, 1776

Maryland Revolutionary War Records

Maryland Military Men, 1917-18

Baltimore, Maryland Directories, 1890

Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815

Maryland Marriages, 1667-1899

Cumberland, Maryland Directories, 1890

Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records

Maryland Records Colonial, Revolutionary, County, and Church from Original Sources Vol. I

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Maryland Probate Records, 1674-1774 District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 1740-1920 Marriage Index Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775-1783 Military Records Colonial Families of Maryland, 1600s-1900s Maryland Marriages and Genealogies, 1634-1820 Maryland, 1655-1850 Marriage Index Maryland Settlers and Soldiers, 1700s-1800s Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Volumes 1-38 Baltimore, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists Baltimore Passenger and Immigration Lists Volume 2, 1851-1872

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records Building
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 260-6400
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:00-4:30, Saturday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30, closed Sunday and all state holidays
Records include vital records, probate records, land records, photos, maps, newspapers, military records, naturalization and immigration records, federal census records from 1790-1910, state census records for 1700-1778, local histories, cemetery indexes, tax records, court records, and church records.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Maryland Genealogical Society (MGS)
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 685-3750
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:30, Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-5:00
Publications: Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, MGS Newsletter

 

See also: Maryland Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Maryland Documents

 

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