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Maryland Vital Records
Vital records for Maryland are found at two different repositories. Statewide births, 1898–1950, including those for Baltimore, 1875–1941; statewide death records, 1898–1982 (indexes 1898–1968), with Baltimore deaths for 1875–1982 (indexes 1875–1971); and county civil marriage records from 1914–1950 (indexes 1914–1930) are located at the Maryland Hall of Records (State Archives):

Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: 800-235-4045 (MD toll free)
  or 410-974-3914
Fax: 410-974-3895

Maryland births from April 1898, with City of Baltimore births from January 1875; Maryland deaths occurring less than twenty years ago; and Maryland marriages from June 1951 are also available from the Division of Vital Records. Earlier marriages, usually from the 1770s to 1919, are either with the clerk of the circuit court where the license was issued or at the Maryland State Archives. Some records are at both locations.

State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Division of Vital Records
Metro Executive Building
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Tel: 410-225-5988
  800-832-3277

Maryland Vital Records


Maryland Research Sources

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Maryland, 3 vols. 1879. Reprint with new index. Hatboro, Pa.: Tradition Press, 1967.

Kaminkow, Marion. Maryland A to Z: A Topographical Dictionary. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1985.

Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1983.

A series of individual guides to microfilmed county and Baltimore City records, A Guide to the Maryland State Archives Holdings, is handy for obtaining microfilm through interlibrary loan. The individual guides are available for five dollars each from the Maryland Hall of Records.

Archives, Libraries, Societies, and Other Resources

Maryland State Archives, African American Resources
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
MD toll free (800) 235-4045
or (410) 260-6400
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/html/afro.html

U.S. Colored Troops Resident in Baltimore at the time of the 1890 Census
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/3096/html/00010001.html

Maryland State Archives, Religious Records Program
http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/index.cfm

Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
Tel: 410-685-3750
Fax: 410-385-2105
http://www.mdhs.org/

Lower DelMarVa Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3602
Salisbury, MD 21802-3602
Tel: 410-742-3501
  410-546-0314
http://bay.intercom.net/ldgs/

Heritage Quest
http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/cgi-bin/hqo

Maryland Libraries
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/library.html

 


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