Maryland State Archives

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Revision as of 05:53, 26 October 2008

Maryland State Archives
 
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Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland.

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  archives@mdsa.net

Address:[1]

350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone:[1]   Maryland toll free 800-235-4045, or 410-260-6400
Fax:  410-974-2525

Hours:  Wednesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and some Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more details, click here.

Directions, maps, and public transportation: Click here.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Births 1654-1924[2];marriages 1640-1997[3]; deaths from counties 1654-1991, from Baltimore City 1875-1994[4]; divorces, adoptions, census, city directories, cemetery, church records, courts, criminal, land, immigration, naturalization, plats, probates, taxation, biographies, newspapers, and periodicals.[5]

Tips

The Archives will be closed on some Saturdays — click here to learn which ones.

Guides

Maryland State Archives, Guide to Government Records [online] at http://guide.mdsa.net/ (accessed 21 October 2008).

Substitute Repositories

Overlapping Collections

  • Maryland Division of Vital Records - births 1898-1972; marriages 1990-present; deaths 1968-present.
  • Maryland County Circuit Courts (see individual county courthouses) - supplied many of the earlier copies of the births, marriages, and deaths at Maryland States Archives.
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - federal censuses, U.S. passenger arrival lists, passport applications, federal land including District of Columbia, military and war records, and some naturalizations.
  • Family History Library - has books and microfilms of Maryland Bibles, biography, census, church, court, directory, immigration, gazetteer, genealogy, history, land, map, military, minority, naturalization, newspaper, periodical, public, society, tax, and vital records for the state, counties, and many towns.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "All about the Archives" in Maryland State Archives [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/homepage/html/visitor.html (accessed 21 October 2008).
  2. "Birth Records" in Maryland State Archives Reference and Research [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/html/birthhis.html (accessed 24 October 2008).
  3. "Marriage Records" in Maryland State Archives Reference and Research [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/html/comarria.html (accessed 24 October 2008).
  4. "Death Records" in Maryland State Archives Reference and Research [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/html/deathhis.html (accessed 24 October 2008).
  5. Maryland State Archives Reference and Research [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/homepage/html/refserv.html (accessed 24 October 2008).