Maryland Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Maryland, United States
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Location of Maryland
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1877-1992
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This collecton is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1877 to 1992 taken from the following sources:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The records include:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Death date and place
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records occasionally include:

  • Burial date and place
  • Names of parents

Collection Content

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

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of the event or the name of a spouse or parent

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.


What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Maryland, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation

"Maryland, Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992.


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