Enter a first and/or last name to search Maryland death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Maryland death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Maryland death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Maryland death records, Maryland death ceritificates, Maryland death notices, Maryland death indexes, and other related Maryland genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Maryland. We also suggest searching for "Maryland death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Maryland Death Certificates
Vital records for Maryland are found at two different repositories. Statewide births, 1898–1950, including those for Baltimore, 1875–1941; statewide death records, 1898–1982 (indexes 1898–1968), with Baltimore deaths for 1875–1982 (indexes 1875–1971); and county civil marriage records from 1914–1950 (indexes 1914–1930) are located at the Maryland Hall of Records (State Archives):
Maryland State Archives
Maryland births from April 1898, with City of Baltimore births from January 1875; Maryland deaths occurring less than twenty years ago; and Maryland marriages from June 1951 are also available from the Division of Vital Records. Earlier marriages, usually from the 1770s to 1919, are either with the clerk of the circuit court where the license was issued or at the Maryland State Archives. Some records are at both locations.
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