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:This article is about a city in Maryland. For the surrounding county, see [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore County, Maryland]]. For other uses, see [[Baltimore (disambiguation)|Baltimore (disambiguation)]].
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Baltimore_(Independent_City),_Maryland|Baltimore (Independent City)]]''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland|Maryland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Baltimore_(Independent_City),_Maryland|Baltimore (Independent City)]]''
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:This article is about a city in Maryland. For the surrounding county, see [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore County, Maryland]]. For other uses, see [[Baltimore (disambiguation)|Baltimore (disambiguation)]].
  
Guide to '''Baltimore Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Baltimore City, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records. <br>
 
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| county = Baltimore (Independent City)
 
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| building address = Baltimore City Courthouse<br>Courthouse East <br>111 N. Calvert Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>[http://www.courts.state.md.us/baltcity.html '''Baltimore City Website'''] }}  
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| building address = [http://mdcourts.gov/courtsdirectory/baltimorecity.html '''Baltimore City Courthouse''']<br>Courthouse East <br>111 N. Calvert Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>[http://www.baltimorecity.gov/ '''Baltimore City Website'''] }}  
 
 
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== [http://www.baltimorecity.gov/ Baltimore Maryland City Hall]  ==
 
== [http://www.baltimorecity.gov/ Baltimore Maryland City Hall]  ==
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<br> Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse <br>100 N. Calvert Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>  
 
<br> Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse <br>100 N. Calvert Street <br>Baltimore, MD 21202 <br>  
  
City Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<br>Common Pleas Court has marriage records. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records, trust estates, adoption and name changes from 1853. Register of Wills has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baltimore City, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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City Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<br>Common Pleas Court has marriage records. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records, trust estates, adoption and name changes from 1853. Register of Wills has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baltimore City, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== Baltimore Maryland History  ==
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== History  ==
  
 
*Founded 30 July 1729, named for Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, Proprietor of Maryland.  
 
*Founded 30 July 1729, named for Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, Proprietor of Maryland.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1851--'''The City broke off from surrounding Baltimore County, 13 May 1851 as an Independent City.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*'''1851--'''The City broke off from surrounding Baltimore County, 13 May 1851 as an Independent City.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps"] (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Baltimore Maryland Places/Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
[[Image:Baltimore City Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|left|327px|Baltimore City Boundary Map.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Baltimore City Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|left|227px]]  
  
 
==== Neighborhoods  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] | [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]]  
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[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]] | [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]]
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== Resources  ==
  
== Baltimore Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
 
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
===== Online<br> =====
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mdgenweb.org/baltimorecity/Cemeteries/Cemetery.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Baltimore+%28Independent+City%29%2C+Maryland&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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'''BillionGraves'''  
 
'''BillionGraves'''  
  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=121795 B'nai Israel Cemetery, Baltimore City]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=121795 B'nai Israel Cemetery, Baltimore City]  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=48237 Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore City]<br>  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=280491 Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore City]<br>  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=48246 Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore City]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=48246 Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore City]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=48240 Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore City]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=48240 Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore City]  
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'''USGenWeb Archives'''  
 
'''USGenWeb Archives'''  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt] includes a partial transcription for <br>  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/howard/cemeteries/multiple.txt USGenWeb Archives] includes a partial transcription for <br>  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Western Cemetery-Edmonson Ave. and Longwood St., Baltimore, MD 21234<br>  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Western Cemetery-Edmonson Ave. and Longwood St., Baltimore, MD 21234<br>
  
 
===== Microfilm  =====
 
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*Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland). ''Cemetery Records, 1853-1986''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (On 66 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|265521|title-id|disp=1429937}}.)<br>
 
*Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland). ''Cemetery Records, 1853-1986''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (On 66 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|265521|title-id|disp=1429937}}.)<br>
  
===== Books<br>  =====
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Many Baltimore City cemetery records have been published by various volunteers. The [http://www.baltimoregenealogysociety.org/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] has a good collection. You can use [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat.org] to search for the name of the church you are interested in, and find out what libraries hold it. If you choose to buy instead of borrow, you may check [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon.com] or [http://www.heritagebooks.com/ Heritage Books, Inc]. Here is a partial list of books available:<br>  
 
Many Baltimore City cemetery records have been published by various volunteers. The [http://www.baltimoregenealogysociety.org/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] has a good collection. You can use [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat.org] to search for the name of the church you are interested in, and find out what libraries hold it. If you choose to buy instead of borrow, you may check [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon.com] or [http://www.heritagebooks.com/ Heritage Books, Inc]. Here is a partial list of books available:<br>  
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*Western Cemetery: Interment Records, Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Baltimore, Md: Baltimore County Genealogical Society, 2004.<br>
 
*Western Cemetery: Interment Records, Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Baltimore, Md: Baltimore County Genealogical Society, 2004.<br>
  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in the Baltimore City, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. Microfilm of sacramental records for about seventy-five parishes, mostly Baltimore city churches established before 1900, are available for public use at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.<br>  
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''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives. Microfilm of sacramental records for about seventy-five parishes, mostly Baltimore city churches established before 1900, are available for public use at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.<br>  
  
===== Online<br> =====
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===== Online  =====
  
 
The following records, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:  
 
The following records, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:  
 
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5400/sc5458/000045/000000/000130/restricted/m13062.pdf Evangelical Lutheran, Salem Church, Baltimore City, Register 1885-1979] (includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, funerals, and communions)  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5400/sc5458/000045/000000/000130/restricted/m13062.pdf Evangelical Lutheran, Salem Church, Baltimore City, Register 1885-1979] (includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, funerals, and communions)  
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/pages/speccol/collection.aspx?speccol=2887 First United Evangelical Church, United Church of Christ, Baltimore City, Md.] (MD State Archives includes Pauline Leitner's index to marriage records) MDGenSoc members may [http://www.mdgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=22 access]: baptisms 1850-1874 [new in 2013], marriages 1851-1911, burials 1850-1919.
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*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/pages/speccol/collection.aspx?speccol=2887 First United Evangelical Church, United Church of Christ, Baltimore City, Md.] (MD State Archives includes Pauline Leitner's index to marriage records) MDGenSoc members may [http://www.mdgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=22 access]: baptisms 1850-1874 [new in 2013], marriages 1851-1911, burials 1850-1919.  
 
*German Evangelical Reformed: ''See United Methodist, Old Otterbein Church''  
 
*German Evangelical Reformed: ''See United Methodist, Old Otterbein Church''  
 
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=2600 Lutheran, Zion Lutheran Church, Baltimore City, Holliday and Lexington Streets] (includes church and parish registers 1785-1970s and various other records)  
 
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=2600 Lutheran, Zion Lutheran Church, Baltimore City, Holliday and Lexington Streets] (includes church and parish registers 1785-1970s and various other records)  
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m0247/pdf/m247.pdf Protestant Episcopal, Trinity Church, Baltimore City] (includes parish registers 1845-1903 and vestry minutes 1879-1904)  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m0247/pdf/m247.pdf Protestant Episcopal, Trinity Church, Baltimore City] (includes parish registers 1845-1903 and vestry minutes 1879-1904)  
 
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=2530 Roman Catholic, St. Alphonsus Church, Baltimore City, Marriage Registers 1845-1977;&nbsp;Indexes]&nbsp;(many of the records are in Lithuanian)  
 
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_film.cfm?speccol=2530 Roman Catholic, St. Alphonsus Church, Baltimore City, Marriage Registers 1845-1977;&nbsp;Indexes]&nbsp;(many of the records are in Lithuanian)  
*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_number.cfm?speccol=2537 Roman Catholic, St. Brigid Church, Baltimore City], Record book 1858-1866 ([https://www.dropbox.com/s/jjvmj1e31yuh699/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28baptisms%201858-1866%29.pdf baptisms] and [https://www.dropbox.com/s/nl6p622d1eu1q1q/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28marriages%201858-1864%29.pdf marriages 1858-1866], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/ff7d7vn02dbggm0/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28pew%20accounts%201858-1866%29.pdf pew accounts 1858-1866], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/llo9wapa793uvhu/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28confirmations%20and%20communions%201858-1865%29.pdf confirmations 1860-1865, first communions 1858-1865], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/sso4y3byh4rziqz/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28church%20accounts%201858-1860%29.pdf church accounts 1858-1860]); [https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxenim52e3cft4r/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28baptisms%201865-1871%29.pdf baptismal registers 1865-1871], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gfw6cqa45jhnsl/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28baptisms%201872-1884%29.pdf 1872-1884], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqrgmgdezdb3vk9/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28baptisms%201884-1888%29.pdf 1884-1888], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/x5ouvp8ogpreuke/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28baptisms%201909-1917%29.pdf 1909-1917 indexed], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/fgu02zs1v6qcjaz/St%20Brigid%20Baltimore%20%28baptisms%201888-1897%29.pdf 1888-1897 indexed]<br>
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*[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_number.cfm?speccol=2537 Roman Catholic, St. Brigid Church, Baltimore City], Record book 1858-1866  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m2000/m2100/m2146/pdf/m2146.pdf Roman Catholic, St. Francis Xavier Church, Baltimore City, Marriage Record 1889-1946; Index]  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m2000/m2100/m2146/pdf/m2146.pdf Roman Catholic, St. Francis Xavier Church, Baltimore City, Marriage Record 1889-1946; Index]  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m1000/m1600/m1602/pdf/m1602.pdf Roman Catholic, St. Ignatius Church, Baltimore City, Marriage Registers 1853-1936; Index]  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m1000/m1600/m1602/pdf/m1602.pdf Roman Catholic, St. Ignatius Church, Baltimore City, Marriage Registers 1853-1936; Index]  
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m2000/m2100/m2107/pdf/m2107.pdf United Methodist, West Baltimore Station, Membership Roll 1954-1958, Miscellaneous Records, Church Records 1851-1900, Church Records 1915-1942 (the last record is in Norwegian)]<br>
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m2000/m2100/m2107/pdf/m2107.pdf United Methodist, West Baltimore Station, Membership Roll 1954-1958, Miscellaneous Records, Church Records 1851-1900, Church Records 1915-1942 (the last record is in Norwegian)]<br>
  
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Many Baltimore City church records have been published by various volunteers. The [http://www.baltimoregenealogysociety.org/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] has a good collection. You can use [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat.org] to search for the name of the church you are interested in, and find out what libraries hold it. If you choose to buy instead of borrow, you may check [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon.com] or [http://www.heritagebooks.com/ Heritage Books, Inc]. Here is a partial list of books available:<br>  
 
Many Baltimore City church records have been published by various volunteers. The [http://www.baltimoregenealogysociety.org/ Baltimore County Genealogical Society] has a good collection. You can use [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat.org] to search for the name of the church you are interested in, and find out what libraries hold it. If you choose to buy instead of borrow, you may check [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon.com] or [http://www.heritagebooks.com/ Heritage Books, Inc]. Here is a partial list of books available:<br>  
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===== Roman Catholic Archive  =====
 
===== Roman Catholic Archive  =====
  
::[http://www.stmarys.edu/archives/index.htm Associated Archives]<br>St. Mary's Seminary &amp; University<br>5400 Roland Avenue<br>Baltimore, MD 21210
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[http://www.stmarys.edu/archives/index.htm Associated Archives]<br>St. Mary's Seminary &amp; University<br>5400 Roland Avenue<br>Baltimore, MD 21210
  
 
410-864-4074 (Phone)<br>410-864-3690 (Fax)<br>archives@stmarys.edu (E-mail)  
 
410-864-4074 (Phone)<br>410-864-3690 (Fax)<br>archives@stmarys.edu (E-mail)  
  
Area included in the archdiocese: [[Allegany County, Maryland|Allegany]], [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]], [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]], [[Carroll County, Maryland|Carroll]], [[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]], [[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett]], [[Harford County, Maryland|Harford]], [[Howard County, Maryland|Howard]] counties and the city of Baltimore.  
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Area included in the archdiocese: [[Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy|Allegany]], [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]], [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]], [[Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy|Carroll]], [[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]], [[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett]], [[Harford County, Maryland Genealogy|Harford]], [[Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Howard]] counties and the city of Baltimore.  
  
 
The Diocese of Baltimore was the first Catholic diocese in the United States. Established in 1789, it included the entire country at the time. Records were transferred to the new dioceses as they were created. Original sacramental records are kept by the parishes. Some records not available for public use at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis may be found at the Associated Archives at St. Mary's Seminary &amp; University. Certificates may be issued by the parish of origin.  
 
The Diocese of Baltimore was the first Catholic diocese in the United States. Established in 1789, it included the entire country at the time. Records were transferred to the new dioceses as they were created. Original sacramental records are kept by the parishes. Some records not available for public use at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis may be found at the Associated Archives at St. Mary's Seminary &amp; University. Certificates may be issued by the parish of origin.  
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_11/city_directories_baltimore Baltimore City Directories 1863-1923] (5 yrs. missing) available online. Fold3 is free at some libraries and at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms].  
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*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_11/city_directories_baltimore Baltimore City Directories 1863-1923] (5 yrs. missing) available online. Fold3 is free at some libraries and at [http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research/nara-resources.html National Archives research rooms].  
 
*Internet Archive (free) has similar coverage as Fold3. You can search [http://Archive.org Internet Archive] or [http://lib.guides.umd.edu/content.php?pid=355337&sid=2905985 see a list linking to each directory from the University of Maryland website].
 
*Internet Archive (free) has similar coverage as Fold3. You can search [http://Archive.org Internet Archive] or [http://lib.guides.umd.edu/content.php?pid=355337&sid=2905985 see a list linking to each directory from the University of Maryland website].
  
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'''''Bibliography'''''  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
  
*'''[Brispo]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147.  
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*'''[Brispo]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
*'''[Decosta]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147.  
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*'''[Decosta]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 76}}
 
*'''[Philpot]''' Russell, George Ely. "Brian Philpot Family of Maryland: With Notes on English Relatives," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2003):131-165.
 
*'''[Philpot]''' Russell, George Ely. "Brian Philpot Family of Maryland: With Notes on English Relatives," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2003):131-165.
  
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==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
  
The [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/html/search.html New ''Early Settlers of Maryland''] database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' ''Early Settlers of Maryland'' and Carson Gibb's ''Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland''." Available online, courtesy: [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].  
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'''Online Records'''
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*1820 - 1948 {{RecordSearch|2018318|Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch]— index and images<br>
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<br> The [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/html/search.html New ''Early Settlers of Maryland''] database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' ''Early Settlers of Maryland'' and Carson Gibb's ''Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland''." Available online, courtesy: [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].  
  
 
Other Baltimore City immigration resources include:  
 
Other Baltimore City immigration resources include:  
  
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No.&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265056106140_773" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265056106140_911" />2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74.&nbsp;[Discusses overseas contacts of individuals with the following Baltimore County surnames: Albers, Anspach, Barry, Barton, Beatty, Beays, Belt, Bolte, Brothers, Brown, Browne, Brune, Buchanan, Burke, Campbell, Caton, Clarke, Courteney, Dickey, Dicky, Donnell, Dormy, Dorsly, Duncan, Gernon, Gillmer, Gilmore, Gittings [Gettings], Goverts, Graf, Grant, Grundy, Gwin, Haslett, Hoffman, Hollins, Holmes, Hudson, Kalkman, Konig, Lone,&nbsp;McCreery, McFadon, Maris, Merryman, Moncrieff, Olliver, Patterson, Pringle, Salmon, Sears, Sherlock, Smith, Somervell,&nbsp;Spears, Sterrett, Stewart, Stiles, Taylor, Thompson, Thorowgood, Valck,&nbsp;Von Kapffe, Von Stapff, Walsh, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Yellot, Young, Zwisler.]  
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No.&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265056106140_773" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265056106140_911" />2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74.&nbsp;[Discusses overseas contacts of individuals with the following Baltimore County surnames: Albers, Anspach, Barry, Barton, Beatty, Beays, Belt, Bolte, Brothers, Brown, Browne, Brune, Buchanan, Burke, Campbell, Caton, Clarke, Courteney, Dickey, Dicky, Donnell, Dormy, Dorsly, Duncan, Gernon, Gillmer, Gilmore, Gittings [Gettings], Goverts, Graf, Grant, Grundy, Gwin, Haslett, Hoffman, Hollins, Holmes, Hudson, Kalkman, Konig, Lone,&nbsp;McCreery, McFadon, Maris, Merryman, Moncrieff, Olliver, Patterson, Pringle, Salmon, Sears, Sherlock, Smith, Somervell,&nbsp;Spears, Sterrett, Stewart, Stiles, Taylor, Thompson, Thorowgood, Valck,&nbsp;Von Kapffe, Von Stapff, Walsh, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Yellot, Young, Zwisler.]  
*[http://www.immigrantservants.com/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Baltimore&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Baltimore City and County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette ''runaways.]
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*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Baltimore&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Baltimore City and County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette ''runaways.]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Baltimore City Deed Books (1653-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
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Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Baltimore City Deed Books (1653-present) have been uploaded to their website: [https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
*[http://baltimorecityhistory.net/?page_id=5 "The Historiography of Baltimore City,"] available online, courtesy: [http://baltimorecityhistory.net/ Baltimore City History] website.
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
The Baltimore City History website identifies [http://baltimorecityhistory.net/?page_id=15 historic city maps].
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Baltimore City on page 128.]  
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Baltimore City on page 128.]  
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===== '''''Civil War''''' =====
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932373|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932407|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
Since the city broke off from surrounding Baltimore County in&nbsp;1851,&nbsp;the Civil War records for&nbsp;the city of Baltimore will be in&nbsp;the city's military records rather than with the county's records.&nbsp;  
 
Since the city broke off from surrounding Baltimore County in&nbsp;1851,&nbsp;the Civil War records for&nbsp;the city of Baltimore will be in&nbsp;the city's military records rather than with the county's records.&nbsp;  
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{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
  
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:- [[1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Butler's) (1st Regulars)|1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Butler's) (1st Regulars)]], Company G
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]] Company I<br>
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]] Company I<br>
 
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade]], Company C, and C  
:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade]], Company C, and C <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)|2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)]], Company A, B, and E
 
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company F  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)|2nd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)]], Company A, B, and E<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry]], Company A,B,H, and K  
 
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:- [[5th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|5th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]]Company B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and K
:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company&nbsp;F <br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]] Company F, and I
 
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:- [[8th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|8th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Company B, C, D, F, and G
:- [[3rd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry]], Company A,B,H, and K <br>
 
 
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|5th Regiment, Maryland Infantry&nbsp; ]]Company B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and K
 
 
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]]&nbsp; Company F, and I
 
 
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|8th Regiment, Maryland Infantry&nbsp;]], Company B, C, D, F, and G
 
 
 
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (6 months, 1863-1864)|9th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (6 months, 1863-1864)]] , Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and K
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (6 months, 1863-1864)|9th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (6 months, 1863-1864)]] , Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and K
 
 
:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Maryland Guard).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</ref>
 
:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Maryland Guard).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</ref>
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
  
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:  
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Though it does not appear on the ''FamilySearch 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.&nbsp;''Maryland Naturalization Abstracts. Baltimore County and Baltimore City ''[1784-1854]. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1995. Available at {{FHL|744069|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.2 P48o}}.
 
*Oszakiewski, Robert Andrew.&nbsp;''Maryland Naturalization Abstracts. Baltimore County and Baltimore City ''[1784-1854]. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1995. Available at {{FHL|744069|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.2 P48o}}.
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Many of those who died in Baltimore will be listed in the administration accounts, and may even have a will.  
 
Many of those who died in Baltimore will be listed in the administration accounts, and may even have a will.  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803986 "Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983."] Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 2013. Citing Maryland Orphans' Court. Maryland, registers of wills books. County Registrar of Wills in Maryland. Includes Baltimore City.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803986 "Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983."] Images. FamilySearch. Maryland, registers of wills books. County Registrar of Wills in Maryland. Includes Baltimore City.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1604 – 1878''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records 1604-1878] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1635 – 1743''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3250 Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635-1743] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1796 – 1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
  
==== Research Guides<br>  ====
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==== Research Guides ====
  
 
*Barnes, Robert. ''Guide to Research in Baltimore City and County''. 2nd Edition. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1993.<br>  
 
*Barnes, Robert. ''Guide to Research in Baltimore City and County''. 2nd Edition. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1993.<br>  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Death'''''  
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=====Birth=====
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1658 - 1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1666 - 1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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=====Death=====
  
*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Baltimore City Death Certificate Index 1875-1972], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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*'''1875 - 1972''' [http://vitalrec.msa.maryland.gov/pages/search.aspx Baltimore City Death Certificate Index 1875-1972], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
  
== Baltimore Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
The following societies and libraries are useful in genealogical research. While some collections are available at multiple locations, these often have unique collections. In most cases, a visit to their website will give you an idea of what they hold.<br>  
 
The following societies and libraries are useful in genealogical research. While some collections are available at multiple locations, these often have unique collections. In most cases, a visit to their website will give you an idea of what they hold.<br>  
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*[http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library] - Baltimore Sun microfilms, published genealogies<br>
 
*[http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/ Maryland State Law Library] - Baltimore Sun microfilms, published genealogies<br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Baltimore Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
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== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/baltimore-city/ Baltimore City, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://baltimorecityhistory.net/ Baltimore City History]: research guides to public records, maps, populations, and local histories.  
 
*[http://baltimorecityhistory.net/ Baltimore City History]: research guides to public records, maps, populations, and local histories.  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibb.html "Baltimore City,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibb.html "Baltimore City,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/baltimorecity/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Baltimore City.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/baltimorecity/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Baltimore City.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/baltimorecity/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Baltimore City. (Mirror site)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/baltimorecity/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Baltimore City. (Mirror site)  
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Baltimore+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Baltimore City.
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C+Baltimore+%28Independent+City%29|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Baltimore City
*[http://maryland-genealogy.com/Baltimore-City-Genealogy.htm Baltimore City Genealogy] (Mayland-Genealogy.com)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MD/Baltimore-City.htm Baltimore City Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
 
 
== Baltimore Maryland Genealogy References  ==
 
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maryland  Gotoarrow.png Baltimore (Independent City)

This article is about a city in Maryland. For the surrounding county, see Baltimore County, Maryland. For other uses, see Baltimore (disambiguation).

Guide to Baltimore City, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Baltimore (Independent City)
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 30, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse
Address Baltimore City Courthouse
Courthouse East
111 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Baltimore City Website


Baltimore Maryland City Hall

100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse
100 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

City Health Department has birth, death and burial records.
Common Pleas Court has marriage records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records, trust estates, adoption and name changes from 1853. Register of Wills has probate records.[1]

History

  • Founded 30 July 1729, named for Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, Proprietor of Maryland.
  • Baltimore is anglicized name for the Irish Gaelic name, Baile an Tí Mhóir, meaning the Town of the Big House referring to the O'Driscoll castle that still domains the town.
  • In the War of 1812, the British troops attacked Baltimore after the burning of Washington, D.C., on the night of 13 September 1814 in the Battle of Baltimore. It was the scene of the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • The Union troops occupied Baltimore to prevent the secession of Maryland from the Union during the Civil War, after Confederate sympathizers attacked the Union troops in the Baltimore riot of 1861. Maryland came under direct Federal administration.
  • 7 February 1904, the Great Fire of Baltimore destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

Parent County

  • 1851--The City broke off from surrounding Baltimore County, 13 May 1851 as an Independent City.[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps" (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Baltimore City Boundary Map.jpg

Neighborhoods

  • Abell, Belair, Coppin Heights, Inner Harbor, Waverly, Wyndhurst, more...

Neighboring Counties

Anne Arundel | Baltimore

Resources




Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MDInterment
MDGravestones
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.
Online

BillionGraves

Interment.net

Interment.net Cemetery Listings for Baltimore City, MD. Includes contact information for many cemeteries in the county and volunteer contributed index lists for many of them.

USGenWeb Archives

USGenWeb Archives includes a partial transcription for

     Western Cemetery-Edmonson Ave. and Longwood St., Baltimore, MD 21234

Microfilm
  • Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland). Cemetery Records, 1853-1986. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (On 66 Family History Library films beginning with 1429937.)
Books

Many Baltimore City cemetery records have been published by various volunteers. The Baltimore County Genealogical Society has a good collection. You can use WorldCat.org to search for the name of the church you are interested in, and find out what libraries hold it. If you choose to buy instead of borrow, you may check Amazon.com or Heritage Books, Inc. Here is a partial list of books available:

  • Holy Rosary Church Cemetery, Tombstone inscriptions of; Baltimore County, Maryland. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Towson, Md: Baltimore County Genealogical Society, 1999.
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery Records: 1854-1882. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1998.
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery Records, 1883-1893, Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Westminster, Md: Family Line Publications, 1998.
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery Records: 1893-1905. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1998.
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery Records: 1905-1936. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2001.
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Baltimore County Historical Society. Westminster, Md. (Rear 63 East Main Street): Family Line Publications, 1989.
  • St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Tombstone Inscriptions of; Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Towson, Md. (P.O. Box 10085, Towson 21285-0085): Baltimore County Genealogical Society, 2002.
  • Western Cemetery: Interment Records, Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Baltimore, Md: Baltimore County Genealogical Society, 2004.


Census

Federal Census reports available 1800-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.

Police Census

1868--The Baltimore City Archives has a police census for some city wards of Baltimore on one microfilm.

Church Records

Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives. Microfilm of sacramental records for about seventy-five parishes, mostly Baltimore city churches established before 1900, are available for public use at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.

Online

The following records, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Books

Many Baltimore City church records have been published by various volunteers. The Baltimore County Genealogical Society has a good collection. You can use WorldCat.org to search for the name of the church you are interested in, and find out what libraries hold it. If you choose to buy instead of borrow, you may check Amazon.com or Heritage Books, Inc. Here is a partial list of books available:

  • Old Otterbein Church, Records of; Baltimore Maryland, 1785-1881. Maryland Genealogical Society. Westminster, Md: Willow Bend Books, 2001.
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church, 22nd Street and Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland Baptisms, 1873-1907, Marriages 1873-1907. Arthur, Edward Patrick. Lewes, Del: Colonial Roots, 2012.
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church: Baptisms, 1853-1882. Arthur, Edward Patrick. Lewes, Del: Colonial Roots, 2010.
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Baptisms, 1883-1915. Arthur, Edward Patrick. Lewes, Del: Colonial Roots, 2012.
  • St. Mary's Govans Catholic Church, Baltimore, Maryland Baptisms, 1850-1882, Marriages 1850-1912, Cemetery Records. Arthur, Edward Patrick. Lewes, Md: Colonial Roots, 2012.
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church, Polish Baptisms in; 1869-1890. Hollowak, Thomas L. Baltimore: Historyk Press, 2000.
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Baltimore, Maryland: Baptisms, 1825-1871. Arthur, Edward Patrick. Lewes, Del: Colonial Roots, 2011.
  • St. Paul's Church Records 1826-1935: (Baptisms, Marriages, Burials). King, Kay R. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2010.
  • Saint Stanislaw Kostka Church, Births from the Baptismal Record of; 1879-1889. Hollowak, Thomas L. Baltimore, Md. (2804 Florida Ave., Baltimore 21227): Historyk Press, 1992.
  • Second German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baltimore City, Maryland, 1835-1867. Ruppert, Gary B. Westminster, Md: Willow Bend Books, 2006.
  • Trinity German Lutheran, 1853-1877: Baltimore City, Maryland. Ruppert, Gary B. Westminster, Md: Willow Bend Books, 2002.
Roman Catholic Archive

Associated Archives
St. Mary's Seminary & University
5400 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

410-864-4074 (Phone)
410-864-3690 (Fax)
archives@stmarys.edu (E-mail)

Area included in the archdiocese: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard counties and the city of Baltimore.

The Diocese of Baltimore was the first Catholic diocese in the United States. Established in 1789, it included the entire country at the time. Records were transferred to the new dioceses as they were created. Original sacramental records are kept by the parishes. Some records not available for public use at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis may be found at the Associated Archives at St. Mary's Seminary & University. Certificates may be issued by the parish of origin.

Diocesan history: The Premier See: A History of the Archdiocese of Baltimore 1789-1989, Thomas W. Spalding (Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).

Catholic newspaper: The Catholic Review
PO Box 777
Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21203
the newspaper is not generally helpful to genealogists - carried few obituaries. The earlier newspaper for the diocese was The Catholic Mirror, 1850-1908. The newspapers are on microfilm at the main branch of the Encoh Pratt Library in Baltimore.

Court

Directories

Education

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

Bibliography

  • [Brispo] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Decosta] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60; Vol. 77, No. 1 (Apr. 2001):138-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 76
  • [Philpot] Russell, George Ely. "Brian Philpot Family of Maryland: With Notes on English Relatives," The Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2003):131-165.

Gazetteers

Immigration

Online Records


The New Early Settlers of Maryland database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb's Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland." Available online, courtesy: Maryland State Archives.

Other Baltimore City immigration resources include:

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," The Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Discusses overseas contacts of individuals with the following Baltimore County surnames: Albers, Anspach, Barry, Barton, Beatty, Beays, Belt, Bolte, Brothers, Brown, Browne, Brune, Buchanan, Burke, Campbell, Caton, Clarke, Courteney, Dickey, Dicky, Donnell, Dormy, Dorsly, Duncan, Gernon, Gillmer, Gilmore, Gittings [Gettings], Goverts, Graf, Grant, Grundy, Gwin, Haslett, Hoffman, Hollins, Holmes, Hudson, Kalkman, Konig, Lone, McCreery, McFadon, Maris, Merryman, Moncrieff, Olliver, Patterson, Pringle, Salmon, Sears, Sherlock, Smith, Somervell, Spears, Sterrett, Stewart, Stiles, Taylor, Thompson, Thorowgood, Valck, Von Kapffe, Von Stapff, Walsh, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Yellot, Young, Zwisler.]
  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Baltimore City and County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of Maryland Gazette runaways.]

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Baltimore City Deed Books (1653-present) have been uploaded to their website: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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 et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Baltimore City on page 128.]
  • "Baltimore Privateers from 1777 to 1783," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):46-47; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Summer 1990):88-89, .... FHL US/CAN Book 975 B2m.
War of 1812

Cranwell, John Philips and William Bowers Crane Men of Marque : a history of private armed vessels out of Baltimore during the War of 1812  (Norton, c 1940, New York) pages 427  Bibliography pages 415-418, FHL 975.26 M3


Civil War

Since the city broke off from surrounding Baltimore County in 1851, the Civil War records for the city of Baltimore will be in the city's military records rather than with the county's records. 

Regiments. Service men in Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland:


- 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Butler's) (1st Regulars), Company G
- 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry Company I
- 1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade, Company C, and C
- 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,H, and K
- 5th Regiment, Maryland InfantryCompany B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and K
- 6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry Company F, and I
- 8th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Company B, C, D, F, and G
- 9th Regiment, Maryland Infantry (6 months, 1863-1864) , Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and K
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Maryland Guard).[3]

Naturalization

Though it does not appear on the FamilySearch 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.

Newspapers

Photographs

Probate

Many of those who died in Baltimore will be listed in the administration accounts, and may even have a will.

Online Probate Records

Research Guides

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

The following societies and libraries are useful in genealogical research. While some collections are available at multiple locations, these often have unique collections. In most cases, a visit to their website will give you an idea of what they hold.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baltimore City, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.