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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
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:350 Rowe Blvd.<br>  
 
:350 Rowe Blvd.<br>  
:Annapolis, MD 21401 <br>
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:Annapolis, MD 21401 <br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="MSA" /> &nbsp;&nbsp;Maryland toll free 800-235-4045, or 410-260-6400<br> '''Fax:''' &nbsp;410-974-2525<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="MSA" /> &nbsp;&nbsp;Maryland toll free 800-235-4045, or 410-260-6400<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;410-974-2525<br>  
  
 
'''Hours:''' &nbsp;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 [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/intromsa/html/hours.html here].<br>  
 
'''Hours:''' &nbsp;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 [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/intromsa/html/hours.html here].<br>  
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*[http://www.mdsa.net Maryland State Archives], museum, government guide, reference, vital, land, plats, family history, slavery, ethnic, military, probate, historical maps, art, services, education, records order forms, programs, volunteers.<br>  
 
*[http://www.mdsa.net Maryland State Archives], museum, government guide, reference, vital, land, plats, family history, slavery, ethnic, military, probate, historical maps, art, services, education, records order forms, programs, volunteers.<br>  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/index.html Archives of Maryland Online], city directories, early state records, land, probate, military, laws, courts, slavery.<br>  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/index.html Archives of Maryland Online], city directories, early state records, land, probate, military, laws, courts, slavery.<br>  
*Vital Records Indexing:&nbsp;&nbsp;•&nbsp;[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1674912 Births 1650-1995]&nbsp;&nbsp;•&nbsp;[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1675199 Marriages 1666-1970]&nbsp;&nbsp;•&nbsp;[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1675198 Deaths 1877-1992].  
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*Vital Records Indexing:&nbsp;&nbsp;•&nbsp;[[Maryland Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Births 1650-1995]]&nbsp;&nbsp;•&nbsp;[[Maryland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Marriages 1666-1970]]&nbsp;&nbsp;•&nbsp;[[Maryland Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Deaths 1877-1992]].  
 
*[http://ww2.mdslavery.net/ Underground Railroad Database] slavery censuses, runaways, prisons, pardons, chattels, deserters, inventories.
 
*[http://ww2.mdslavery.net/ Underground Railroad Database] slavery censuses, runaways, prisons, pardons, chattels, deserters, inventories.
  
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
 
*Maryland Division of Vital Records - [http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/birth&deathcert.htm births 1898-1972]; [http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/marriage.htm marriages 1990-present]; [http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/birth&deathcert.htm deaths 1968-present].  
 
*Maryland Division of Vital Records - [http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/birth&deathcert.htm births 1898-1972]; [http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/marriage.htm marriages 1990-present]; [http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/birth&deathcert.htm deaths 1968-present].  
*Maryland County Circuit Courts (see [[Portal:Maryland/Counties|individual county courthouses]]) - supplied many of the earlier copies of the births, marriages, and deaths at Maryland States Archives.<br>  
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*Maryland County Circuit Courts (see [[Portal:Maryland/Counties|individual county courthouses]]) - supplied many of the earlier copies of the births, marriages, and deaths at Maryland States Archives.<br>
*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/ 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.<br>  
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration]], Washington DC, federal censuses, U.S. passenger lists, passport applications, federal land including District of Columbia, military and war records, and some naturalizations.<br>
*[[Family History Library|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.
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*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, has 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'''''<br>  
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
*[http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society] - 5 mil. manuscripts, 600,000 books including family and local histories, city directories, histories, anti- &amp; pro-slaver material, runaway slave ads, maps and 400,000 card biographical index. <br>  
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*[http://www.mdhs.org/ Maryland Historical Society] - 5 mil. manuscripts, 600,000 books including family and local histories, city directories, histories, anti- &amp; pro-slaver material, runaway slave ads, maps and 400,000 card biographical index. <br>
*[http://www.mdgensoc.org/ Maryland Genealogical Society] - Online Baltimore City Church Registers, Maryland maps, newsletter index, queries, and surname exchange.<br>  
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*[http://www.mdgensoc.org/ Maryland Genealogical Society] - Online Baltimore City Church Registers, Maryland maps, newsletter index, queries, and surname exchange.<br>
 
*[http://www.slrc.info/ Maryland State Library Resource Center (Enoch Pratt Free Library)]&nbsp;- online ready reference resources, and general genealogical resources.<br>
 
*[http://www.slrc.info/ Maryland State Library Resource Center (Enoch Pratt Free Library)]&nbsp;- online ready reference resources, and general genealogical resources.<br>
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia], digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.
 
*surrounding state archives in [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania]], [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], and [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]].
 
*surrounding state archives in [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania]], [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], and [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]].
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
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Latest revision as of 16:01, 1 March 2012

Maryland State Archives

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

The Archives are the repository for records of Maryland state, county and municipal governments. The Archives also hold maps, newspapers, religious records, and private papers,[2] including births 1654-1924[3];marriages 1640-1997[4]; deaths from counties 1654-1991, from Baltimore City 1875-1994[5]; divorces, adoptions, census, city directories, cemetery, church records, courts, criminal, land, immigration, naturalization, early settlers index 1633-1680, plats, probates, taxation, biographies, and periodicals.[2] The Archives do not offer a genealogical research service—hire a local professional researcher for that service.[6]

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).

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Maryland State Archives, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

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, Washington DC, federal censuses, U.S. passenger lists, passport applications, federal land including District of Columbia, military and war records, and some naturalizations.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, has 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. 2.0 2.1 Maryland State Archives Reference and Research [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/homepage/html/refserv.html (accessed 24 October 2008).
  3. "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).
  4. "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).
  5. "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).
  6. "Fees and Services" in Maryland State Archives Reference and Research [Internet site] at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/html/feesched.html (accessed 26 October 2008).

 

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