Maryland Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection includes the years 1650 through 1995.  
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1650 to 1995.  
  
== Record Description ==
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It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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=== Coverage Table  ===
* Family Records
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* Church Records
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* Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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* "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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* "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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* A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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* They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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* They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Record Content  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
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This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br>
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Locality'''  
| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1650-1995'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Births and Christenings, 1650-1995'''  
| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1666-1970'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Marriages, 1666-1970'''  
| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992'''
 
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== How to Use the Record ==
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== Record Content and Use  ==
 
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Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI]]
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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== Record History  ==
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some Births and Christenings throughout Maryland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why This Record Was Created ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.  
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Maryland
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Maryland Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
 
[http://www.mdgenweb.org/ Maryland Genealogy sites]  
 
[http://www.mdgenweb.org/ Maryland Genealogy sites]  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Maryland Maryland]  
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*[[Maryland|Maryland]]
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*[[Maryland Church Records|Maryland Church Records]]  
 
*[[Maryland Vital Records|Maryland Vital Records]]
 
*[[Maryland Vital Records|Maryland Vital Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
"Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995." Index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 25 March 2011. entry for Sarah Jackson, born 12 April 1810; citing Church Records; FHL microfilm 13,699; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
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[[Category:Maryland|Vital]]
 
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Revision as of 17:00, 5 December 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1650 to 1995.

It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 Marriages, 1666-1970 Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992
Allegany 0 7,055 0
Anne Arundel 15,054 14,418 0
Baltimore 44,117 139,129 8,031
Baltimore (Independent City) 9,203 3,102 0
Calvert 594 0 0
Caroline 124 4,553 0
Carroll 6,599 5,171 0
Cecil 2,651 2,447 0
Charles 2,777 799 0
Dorchester 2,747 12,051 0
Frederick 44,259 15,138 0
Harford 2,226 16,583 0
Howard 317 444 0
Kent 3,015 971 0
Maryland 21,261 233 3,655
Montgomery 2,322 221 0
Prince George\'s 5,491 7,250 0
Queen Anne\'s 1,095 968 0
Somerset 7,347 4,235 0
St. Mary\'s 5,560 11,927 0
Talbot 2,659 1,757 0
Washington 26,718 5,275 0
Worcester 152 0 0
Total 206,288 253,727 11,686

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Maryland Genealogy sites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.