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Birth Records (320)
Cemetery Records (5,981)
Census Records (1,137)
Church Records (1,572)
City Directories (1,440)
Court Records (199)
Death Records (464)
Histories and Genealogies (844)
Immigration Records (191)
Land Records (462)
Map Records (617)
Marriage Records (663)
Military Records (552)
Minority Records (130)
Miscellaneous Records (141)
Newspapers and Obituaries (2,985)
Probate Records (488)
School Records (1,523)
Tax Records (62)

By County

Allegany County (979)
Anne Arundel County (1,157)
Baltimore County (3,443)
Calvert County (315)
Caroline County (461)
Carroll County (706)
Cecil County (583)
Charles County (506)
Dorchester County (707)
Frederick County (1,335)
Garrett County (437)
Harford County (790)
Howard County (509)
Kent County (415)
Montgomery County (1,137)
Prince George's County (1,028)
Queen Anne's County (424)
Saint Mary's County (522)
Somerset County (583)
Talbot County (540)
Washington County (941)
Wicomico County (555)
Worcester County (563)

By City

Aberdeen (in Harford County) (71)
Abingdon (in Harford County) (32)
Accident (in Garrett County) (32)
Accokeek (in Prince George's County) (31)
Adelphi (in Prince George's County) (22)
Allen (in Wicomico County) (19)
Annapolis (in Anne Arundel County) (375)
Antietam (in Washington County) (30)
Aquasco (in Prince George's County) (37)
Arbutus (in Baltimore County) (41)
Armiger (in Anne Arundel County) (29)
Arnold (in Anne Arundel County) (29)
Ashton (in Montgomery County) (33)
Athol (in Wicomico County) (20)
Avilton (in Garrett County) (18)
Baden (in Prince George's County) (25)
Bainbridge (in Worcester County) (24)
Baltimore City (in Baltimore County) (2,161)
Barnesville (in Montgomery County) (22)
Barton (in Allegany County) (38)
Beallsville (in Montgomery County) (23)
Beaver Creek (in Washington County) (33)
Bel Air (in Harford County) (154)
Bellevue (in Talbot County) (21)
Beltsville (in Prince George's County) (40)
Berlin (in Worcester County) (79)
Bethesda (in Montgomery County) (113)
Big Pool (in Washington County) (29)
Bishops Head (in Dorchester County) (24)
Bishopville (in Worcester County) (38)
Bittinger (in Garrett County) (20)
Bivalve (in Wicomico County) (21)
Bladensburg (in Prince George's County) (37)
Boonsboro (in Washington County) (57)
Bowie (in Prince George's County) (82)
Boyds (in Montgomery County) (22)
Bozman (in Talbot County) (22)
Braddock Heights (in Frederick County) (24)
Brandywine (in Prince George's County) (52)
Brentwood (in Prince George's County) (23)
Brighton (in Montgomery County) (22)
Bristol (in Anne Arundel County) (31)
Brookeville (in Montgomery County) (31)
Brooklandville (in Baltimore County) (43)
Brooklyn Park (in Anne Arundel County) (32)
Brownsville (in Washington County) (29)
Brunswick (in Frederick County) (45)
Bryans Road (in Charles County) (28)
Bryantown (in Charles County) (24)
Buckeystown (in Frederick County) (28)
Bucktown (in Dorchester County) (24)
Burkittsville (in Frederick County) (27)
Burrsville (in Caroline County) (31)
Burtonsville (in Montgomery County) (29)
California (in Saint Mary's County) (33)
Calvert (in Cecil County) (24)
Cambridge (in Dorchester County) (193)
Camp Springs (in Prince George's County) (27)
Capitol Heights (in Prince George's County) (37)
Cardiff (in Harford County) (24)
Catonsville (in Baltimore County) (87)
Cavetown (in Washington County) (29)
Cecilton (in Cecil County) (36)
Centreville (in Queen Anne's County) (102)
Chance (in Somerset County) (24)
Chaptico (in Saint Mary's County) (34)
Charlotte Hall (in Saint Mary's County) (35)
Chase (in Baltimore County) (35)
Cheltenham (in Prince George's County) (30)
Chesapeake City (in Cecil County) (45)
Chester (in Queen Anne's County) (23)
Chestertown (in Kent County) (97)
Chevy Chase (in Montgomery County) (40)
Chewsville (in Washington County) (30)
Church Creek (in Dorchester County) (37)
Church Hill (in Queen Anne's County) (30)
Churchville (in Harford County) (39)
Clarksburg (in Montgomery County) (24)
Clarksville (in Howard County) (43)
Clear Spring (in Washington County) (63)
Clinton (in Prince George's County) (38)
Cockeysville (in Baltimore County) (52)
Colesville (in Montgomery County) (21)
College Park (in Prince George's County) (59)
Collington (in Prince George's County) (21)
Colora (in Cecil County) (34)
Columbia (in Howard County) (67)
Comus (in Montgomery County) (24)
Conowingo (in Cecil County) (24)
Cornersville (in Dorchester County) (25)
Crapo (in Dorchester County) (26)
Creagerstown (in Frederick County) (32)
Cresaptown (in Allegany County) (22)
Crisfield (in Somerset County) (76)
Croom (in Prince George's County) (29)
Crownsville (in Anne Arundel County) (41)
Crumpton (in Queen Anne's County) (20)
Cumberland (in Allegany County) (358)
Damascus (in Montgomery County) (67)
Dameron (in Saint Mary's County) (33)
Dames Quarter (in Somerset County) (32)
Darlington (in Harford County) (41)
Darnestown (in Montgomery County) (23)
Davidsonville (in Anne Arundel County) (52)
Deal Island (in Somerset County) (31)
Deale (in Anne Arundel County) (39)
Deer Park (in Garrett County) (17)
Delmar (in Wicomico County) (28)
Denton (in Caroline County) (80)
Dentsville (in Charles County) (26)
Derwood (in Montgomery County) (25)
Dickerson (in Montgomery County) (25)
District Heights (in Prince George's County) (21)
Dublin (in Harford County) (27)
Dundalk (in Baltimore County) (72)
Dunkirk (in Calvert County) (27)
Earleville (in Cecil County) (24)
East New Market (in Dorchester County) (28)
Easton (in Talbot County) (160)
Eckhart (in Allegany County) (20)
Edgewater (in Anne Arundel County) (35)
Edgewood (in Harford County) (25)
Eldersburg (in Carroll County) (40)
Eldorado (in Dorchester County) (23)
Elkridge (in Howard County) (48)
Elkton (in Cecil County) (99)
Ellerslie (in Allegany County) (21)
Ellicott City (in Howard County) (110)
Emmitsburg (in Frederick County) (84)
Essex (in Baltimore County) (49)
Fairlee (in Kent County) (22)
Fairmount (in Somerset County) (33)
Fallston (in Harford County) (39)
Federalsburg (in Caroline County) (65)
Finksburg (in Carroll County) (33)
Finzel (in Garrett County) (14)
Fishing Creek (in Dorchester County) (23)
Flintstone (in Allegany County) (49)
Forest Glen (in Montgomery County) (21)
Forest Hill (in Harford County) (28)
Forestville (in Prince George's County) (37)
Fork (in Baltimore County) (38)
Fort Meade (in Anne Arundel County) (59)
Fort Washington (in Prince George's County) (32)
Foxville (in Frederick County) (25)
Frederick (in Frederick County) (321)
Fredericktown (in Cecil County) (27)
Freeland (in Baltimore County) (36)
Friendship (in Anne Arundel County) (31)
Friendsville (in Garrett County) (32)
Frostburg (in Allegany County) (135)
Fruitland (in Wicomico County) (31)
Funkstown (in Washington County) (34)
Gaithersburg (in Montgomery County) (72)
Galena (in Kent County) (36)
Galestown (in Dorchester County) (24)
Galesville (in Anne Arundel County) (41)
Gambrills (in Anne Arundel County) (37)
Garretts Mill (in Washington County) (28)
Georgetown (in Kent County) (24)
Germantown (in Montgomery County) (48)
Girdletree (in Worcester County) (27)
Glen Arm (in Baltimore County) (37)
Glen Burnie (in Anne Arundel County) (85)
Glenelg (in Howard County) (20)
Glenn Dale (in Prince George's County) (24)
Glenwood (in Howard County) (22)
Golden Hill (in Dorchester County) (25)
Goldsboro (in Caroline County) (26)
Gorman (in Garrett County) (15)
Graceham (in Frederick County) (31)
Granite (in Baltimore County) (39)
Grantsville (in Garrett County) (39)
Grasonville (in Queen Anne's County) (23)
Great Mills (in Saint Mary's County) (41)
Green Hill (in Wicomico County) (20)
Greenbelt (in Prince George's County) (42)
Greensboro (in Caroline County) (45)
Hagerstown (in Washington County) (320)
Halethorpe (in Baltimore County) (33)
Hampstead (in Carroll County) (52)
Hampton (in Baltimore County) (36)
Hancock (in Washington County) (69)
Hanover (in Anne Arundel County) (37)
Harwood (in Anne Arundel County) (32)
Havre de Grace (in Harford County) (98)
Hebron (in Wicomico County) (24)
Highfield (in Washington County) (28)
Highland (in Howard County) (21)
Hillsboro (in Caroline County) (48)
Hollywood (in Saint Mary's County) (38)
Hooper Islands (in Dorchester County) (22)
Hopewell (in Somerset County) (26)
Hudson (in Dorchester County) (29)
Hughesville (in Charles County) (33)
Huntingtown (in Calvert County) (32)
Hurlock (in Dorchester County) (51)
Hyattstown (in Montgomery County) (26)
Hyattsville (in Prince George's County) (79)
Hydes (in Baltimore County) (33)
Ilchester (in Howard County) (16)
Indian Head (in Charles County) (37)
Jarrettsville (in Harford County) (31)
Jefferson (in Frederick County) (35)
Jennings (in Garrett County) (15)
Jessup (in Howard County) (19)
Jesterville (in Wicomico County) (16)
Johnsville (in Frederick County) (30)
Joppa (in Harford County) (43)
Keedysville (in Washington County) (46)
Kennedyville (in Kent County) (24)
Kensington (in Montgomery County) (42)
Kingston (in Somerset County) (24)
Kingsville (in Baltimore County) (37)
Kitzmiller (in Garrett County) (20)
La Plata (in Charles County) (70)
Ladiesburg (in Frederick County) (26)
Lakesville (in Dorchester County) (26)
Lanham Seabrook (in Prince George's County) (32)
Lansdowne (in Baltimore County) (33)
Laurel (in Prince George's County) (84)
Lawsonia (in Somerset County) (28)
Layhill (in Montgomery County) (21)
Laytonsville (in Montgomery County) (35)
Leitersburg (in Washington County) (44)
Leonardtown (in Saint Mary's County) (99)
Lexington Park (in Saint Mary's County) (42)
Libertytown (in Frederick County) (39)
Linganore (in Frederick County) (25)
Linthicum (in Anne Arundel County) (34)
Lisbon (in Howard County) (26)
Little Orleans (in Allegany County) (22)
Lonaconing (in Allegany County) (65)
Long Green (in Baltimore County) (33)
Lothian (in Anne Arundel County) (56)
Lusby (in Calvert County) (23)
Lutherville (in Baltimore County) (35)
Madison (in Dorchester County) (27)
Manchester (in Carroll County) (58)
Manokin (in Somerset County) (26)
Marbury (in Charles County) (24)
Mardela Springs (in Wicomico County) (33)
Marion (in Somerset County) (33)
Marriottsville (in Howard County) (18)
McHenry (in Garrett County) (16)
Mechanicsville (in Saint Mary's County) (49)
Middle River (in Baltimore County) (43)
Middletown (in Frederick County) (81)
Midland (in Allegany County) (24)
Millersville (in Anne Arundel County) (39)
Millington (in Kent County) (28)
Mitchellville (in Prince George's County) (31)
Monkton (in Baltimore County) (45)
Morganza (in Saint Mary's County) (33)
Mount Airy (in Frederick County) (61)
Mount Savage (in Allegany County) (37)
Mount Vernon (in Somerset County) (24)
Myersville (in Frederick County) (31)
Nanjemoy (in Charles County) (38)
Nanticoke (in Wicomico County) (21)
Naylor (in Prince George's County) (24)
New London (in Frederick County) (27)
New Market (in Frederick County) (35)
New Windsor (in Carroll County) (64)
Newark (in Worcester County) (30)
Newport (in Charles County) (27)
Newtown (in Charles County) (25)
North Beach (in Calvert County) (18)
North East (in Cecil County) (46)
Nottingham (in Prince George's County) (26)
Oakland (in Garrett County) (83)
Ocean City (in Worcester County) (44)
Odenton (in Anne Arundel County) (42)
Oldtown (in Allegany County) (47)
Olney (in Montgomery County) (36)
Oriole (in Somerset County) (27)
Owings (in Calvert County) (23)
Owings Mills (in Baltimore County) (80)
Oxford (in Talbot County) (34)
Oxon Hill (in Prince George's County) (40)
Park Mills (in Frederick County) (24)
Parkton (in Baltimore County) (49)
Parkville (in Baltimore County) (41)
Parsonsburg (in Wicomico County) (20)
Pasadena (in Anne Arundel County) (39)
Perry Hall (in Baltimore County) (40)
Perryman (in Harford County) (39)
Perryville (in Cecil County) (33)
Petersville (in Frederick County) (25)
Phoenix (in Baltimore County) (41)
Pikesville (in Baltimore County) (51)
Piscataway (in Prince George's County) (21)
Pisgah (in Charles County) (27)
Pittsville (in Wicomico County) (25)
Pocomoke City (in Worcester County) (101)
Point Lookout (in Saint Mary's County) (35)
Pomfret (in Charles County) (26)
Pomonkey (in Charles County) (25)
Poolesville (in Montgomery County) (43)
Port Deposit (in Cecil County) (44)
Port Republic (in Calvert County) (34)
Port Tobacco (in Charles County) (52)
Potomac (in Montgomery County) (46)
Powellville (in Wicomico County) (18)
Preston (in Caroline County) (57)
Prince Frederick (in Calvert County) (56)
Princess Anne (in Somerset County) (104)
Pylesville (in Harford County) (27)
Quantico (in Wicomico County) (23)
Queenstown (in Queen Anne's County) (33)
Randallstown (in Baltimore County) (50)
Rawlings (in Allegany County) (23)
Rehobeth (in Somerset County) (28)
Reisterstown (in Baltimore County) (67)
Rhodes Point (in Somerset County) (25)
Rhodesdale (in Dorchester County) (22)
Ridge (in Saint Mary's County) (39)
Ridgely (in Caroline County) (48)
Ringgold (in Washington County) (29)
Rising Sun (in Cecil County) (53)
Riverdale (in Anne Arundel County) (32)
Rock Hall (in Kent County) (32)
Rockville (in Montgomery County) (158)
Rocky Ridge (in Frederick County) (24)
Roland Park (in Baltimore County) (33)
Rosaryville (in Prince George's County) (22)
Rosedale (in Baltimore County) (78)
Ruxton (in Baltimore County) (37)
Sabillasville (in Frederick County) (29)
Saint Inigoes (in Saint Mary's County) (35)
Saint James (in Washington County) (30)
Saint Mary's City (in Saint Mary's County) (45)
Saint Michaels (in Talbot County) (54)
Salem (in Dorchester County) (22)
Salisbury (in Wicomico County) (177)
Sandy Spring (in Montgomery County) (38)
Savage (in Howard County) (28)
Scotland (in Saint Mary's County) (37)
Seat Pleasant (in Prince George's County) (24)
Severn (in Anne Arundel County) (45)
Severna Park (in Anne Arundel County) (47)
Shady Side (in Anne Arundel County) (29)
Sharpsburg (in Washington County) (56)
Sharptown (in Wicomico County) (33)
Silver Run (in Carroll County) (43)
Silver Spring (in Montgomery County) (106)
Smallwood (in Carroll County) (26)
Smithsburg (in Washington County) (50)
Snow Hill (in Worcester County) (110)
Solomons (in Calvert County) (20)
Sparks (in Baltimore County) (45)
Sparrow's Point (in Baltimore County) (39)
Spring Gap (in Allegany County) (20)
Stevenson (in Charles County) (25)
Stevensville (in Queen Anne's County) (34)
Still Pond (in Kent County) (22)
Stockton (in Worcester County) (37)
Street (in Harford County) (33)
Sudlersville (in Queen Anne's County) (22)
Suitland (in Prince George's County) (34)
Sunshine (in Montgomery County) (21)
Swanton (in Garrett County) (26)
Sykesville (in Carroll County) (68)
Takoma Park (in Montgomery County) (50)
Taneytown (in Carroll County) (60)
Taylors Island (in Dorchester County) (36)
Taylorsville (in Carroll County) (27)
Templeville (in Caroline County) (26)
Thurmont (in Frederick County) (53)
Tilghman (in Talbot County) (30)
Timonium (in Baltimore County) (43)
Toddville (in Dorchester County) (28)
Towson (in Baltimore County) (177)
Tracys Landing (in Anne Arundel County) (29)
Trappe (in Talbot County) (40)
Tyaskin (in Wicomico County) (27)
Tylerton (in Somerset County) (28)
Union Bridge (in Carroll County) (57)
Uniontown (in Carroll County) (32)
Unionville (in Frederick County) (26)
Unity (in Montgomery County) (21)
Upper Fairmount (in Somerset County) (28)
Upper Marlboro (in Prince George's County) (93)
Upperco (in Baltimore County) (37)
Urbana (in Frederick County) (29)
Vale Summit (in Allegany County) (21)
Valley Lee (in Saint Mary's County) (40)
Vienna (in Dorchester County) (39)
Waldorf (in Charles County) (55)
Walkersville (in Frederick County) (37)
Warwick (in Cecil County) (34)
Wenona (in Somerset County) (25)
West Friendship (in Howard County) (20)
Westernport (in Allegany County) (31)
Westminster (in Carroll County) (157)
Westover (in Somerset County) (37)
Wetipquin (in Wicomico County) (21)
Whaleyville (in Worcester County) (34)
Wheaton (in Montgomery County) (37)
White Hall (in Baltimore County) (37)
Whitehaven (in Wicomico County) (18)
Whiton (in Wicomico County) (17)
Willards (in Wicomico County) (27)
Williamsport (in Washington County) (62)
Wilna (in Harford County) (25)
Wingate (in Dorchester County) (24)
Wolfsville (in Frederick County) (30)
Woodbine (in Howard County) (18)
Woodlawn (in Baltimore County) (47)
Woodsboro (in Frederick County) (55)
Woodstock (in Howard County) (17)
Worton (in Kent County) (30)
Wye Mills (in Talbot County) (22)
Zion (in Cecil County) (23)

Overview of Maryland Genealogy Records

  • History: Maryland was first settled in 1634 and became a state in 1788.
  • Birth records: A few birth records were kept previous to 1865 with more kept after 1865. Statewide registration of births began in 1898 with complete records by the 1910s. Baltimore began recording births in 1875. Birth records from 1898 to 1921 (1875 to 1921 for Baltimore City) can be obtained from the Maryland State Archives. Birth records from 1898 to the present can be obtained from the Maryland Department of Health.
  • Marriage records: A few marriage records were kept starting in 1777. County courts recorded all marriages starting in 1865. Copies of marriage records can be obtained from the county clerk's office where the event occurred.
  • Death records: A few death records were kept starting in 1865 with more in 1898, and complete records were kept by 1914.  Death records from 1898 to 1921 (1875 to 2011 for Baltimore City) can be obtained from the Maryland State Archives. Death records from 1969 to the present can be obtained from the Maryland Department of Health.
  • Divorce records: Divorces before 1854 were granted by the state legislature. Divorce records for 1854 and later can be obtained from the clerk of the circuit court where the divorce was granted.
  • Census records: The first federal census available for Maryland is 1790. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1790 (partial), 1800 (partial), 1810, 1820, 1830 (partial), 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950. There were state censuses taken in 1776 and 1778.
  • County records: Court, land, probate, naturalization, and tax records were kept by the individual counties.
  • Other records: Many cities and towns kept newspapers, records kept by churches, cemeteries, histories, school, city directories, and other records that can be located by using the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
  • All records: Use the links on this site to locate online indexes and images of many of the above records.
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