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- This article is about a northern Maryland county. For the city, see Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland. For other uses, see Baltimore (disambiguation).
400 Washington Ave
Towson, MD 21204-4606
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court, and land records from 1851.
Register of Wills has probate records.
- Named for the barony of Lord Baltimore family in County Longford, Ireland. Specifically for Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605-1675), the 1st Proprietor Governor of Maryland.
- 1659--Baltimore County was created 30 June 1659 from Anne Arundel County. County seat: Towson.
- 12 January 1659, earliest known record of political action, when a writ was issued to its sheriff.
- 6 June 1674, a portion was set off to create Cecil County.
- 10 June 1748, a portion combined with portion from Prince George's county set off to create Frederick County.
- 17 December 1773, east part was split off to form Harford County.
- 1851, Baltimore City became independent of the county.
- 13 May 1851, southwest portion combined with a portion from Anne Arundel County was set off to form Howard County.
- Headstone transcriptions on line
Beth Tfiloh Cemetery, Woodlawn (see also Shaarei Tfilah Cemetery)
Eucharist Sulpician Cemetery (in the Charlestown complex)
The Govanstown Cemetery (Baltimore County) is now online as part of the Govans Presbyterian Church web site. To go directly to the PDF Listings click on: http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1627491/f/CemetaryByInterred.pdf (If that does not work go to www.govanspres.org and click on "cemetery listings")
Historic Old Salem Cemetery, Inc. Catonsville (see Salem Cemetery, Catonsville)
Interment.net Cemetery Listings for Baltimore County, MD. Includes contact information for many cemeteries in the county and volunteer contributed index lists for many of them.
Lorraine Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Woodlawn
Melville Family Cemetery, Oella
Merryman Family Cemetery, Oella
files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt includes partial listings from
- New Cathedral Cemetery-near Catonsville
4300 Old Frederick Road,Baltimore,MD 21229
- Oella Cemetery, Rest Ave., near Catonsville (AKA Union Manufacturing Works Cemetery)
Ogle-Hoffman Family Cemetery, Catonsville
Moreland Memorial Park, Parkville BillionGraves
Shaarei Tfilah Cemetery, Woodlawn (See also Beth Tfiloh Cemetery)
Thistle Cemetery (Oella)
Waugh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Glen Arm BillionGraves
Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.
Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Baltimore County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records from their collection have been digitized and made available to view for free online:
- Lutheran, Salem Lutheran Church, Various Church Records, 1848-1969 (in German and English)
- Protestant Episcopal, St. Thomas Church, Homestead, Register 1858-1895; Marriage Register 1956-1974 (includes history, families, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, communicants, burials, offerings, sundry contributions, reports, and vestry minutes)
- Protestant Episcopal, St. Thomas Church, Homestead, Register 1893-1962 (includes baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, and burials)
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
- Chestnut Ridge (by 1742). Edwards published a membership list dated 1742 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 3-4.
- Patapsco (by 1770).Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag and the 7th Maryland Regiment.
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Baltimore County on page 127.]
War of 1812
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Baltimore County, pp. 111-139. Identifies hundreds of War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War service men from Baltimore County served in various regiments. Men often joi, cned a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Bailtimore County.
- - 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company I
- - 1st Regiment, Maryland Cavalry, Potomac Home Brigade, Company E, F, G, H, I, K, L, and M
- - 1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade, Company C, G, and K
- - 2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864), Company A, B, and E
- - 2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company F
- - 3rd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry, Company A, B, C, H, I, and K
- - 6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Company C
- - 7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Company D, and K
- - 9th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (6 months, 1863-1864), Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K
- - Purnell Legion, Maryland Cavalry, Company A, B, and C
Though it does not appear on the Family History Library Catalog under the naturalization section of the City of Baltimore or Baltimore County, the Family History Library has acquired published abstracts of Baltimore naturalizations from 1784 through 1854:
- Oszakiewski, Robert Andrew. Maryland Naturalization Abstracts. Baltimore County and Baltimore City [1784-1854]. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1995. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.2 P48o.
- Baltimore County newspapers are identified in "Guide to Maryland Newspapers," available online, courtesy: Special Collections, Maryland State Archives.
- 1678, 1681 - 1678 and 1681 Baltemore County tax lists, available online, courtesy: MDGenWeb.
- 1783 -Baltimore County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
- 1797 - Cox, Richard J. "Baltimore City 1797 Special Tax List," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 66 (1978):188-191. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 66 (1978).
- 1869 - Baltimore County, Maryland 5th District Collection Book, 1869
- Marriages in Baltimore County, beginning in 1777.
- Baltimore Marriage Announcements from 19th and 20th Century Newspapers--Sorted by Groom's surname
- Transcripts of Marriage Licenses from January 1800 through December 1816
- Transcript of a few Baltimore County Marriage Licenses between 1897 and 1915 Sorted by Groom
- Transcript of a few Baltimore County Marriage Licenses between 1897 and 1915 Sorted by Bride
- Divorce Notices and Other Marital Problems from Baltimore Newspapers
- Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944, available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, Maryland State Archives.
Other Baltimore County death record resources include: Extracts and Copies of Death Notices and Obituaries from Baltimore Area Newspapers
Societies and Libraries
- Baltimore County Genealogical Society - Membership required. Links to Surname index files, Pedigree (ancestor) index files, World Wide Web pages, and Extensive library. Other benefits without links are circulating books, research materials, workshops and seminars, quarterly publication.
- Historical Society of Baltimore County - Located in the old Almshouse, the Historical Society of Baltimore County's Library houses information from every known tombstone in both church and family cemeteries in Baltimore County. Here you will also find a growing collection of books and maps (copies of some are for sale), census records, marriage records, slave schedules, family histories, ledgers, photographs, clippings, and manuscripts related to the history and genealogy of Baltimore County.
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Baltimore Maryland Family History Center
- Hampstead Maryland Family History Center
- The Baltimore County MDGenWeb Project, a member of The MDGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- "Baltimore Co.," in Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Baltimore County.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Baltimore County. (backup site)
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library Catalog for Baltimore County (not the City.)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baltimore Arundel County, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ "List of Counties in Maryland," Wikipedia.
- ↑ William Hand Browne, ed., Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland October 1678-November 1683 (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1889).
- ↑ Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772). Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
- ↑ Wikipedia contributors, "7th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.
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