Maryland Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Maryland is home to important politicians and military figures who may be interested in tracing their family trees. The best source for genealogy information in this bustling state is a Maryland family history center, one of the branches of the extensive Family History library in Salt Lake City. These centers are virtually overflowing with resources of all kinds, from old fashioned microfilm and microfiche to the latest in computer documentation. In addition, family history centers offer some of the largest selection of print materials in the country. The centers are operated by the Maryland LDS Churches and are open to the general public free of charge.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected].

Annapolis Family History Center
1875 Ritchie hwy
Annapolis, Maryland 21410
(410) 757-4173
M-Tu-W-Sa 10 am-2 pm; Tu-W 7 pm-9:30 pm

Seneca Stake Branch
4100 St Johns Ln
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 465-1642

Baltimore MD Stake Family History Center
120 Stemmers Run Rd
Essex, Maryland 21221
(410) 686-6709
T-W-Th 10am-4pm and 7-10pm (Closed 2nd & 4th Th 7-10pm Only) Sat 10am-4pm
Notes: 5th T-W-Th-Sat of month Call ahead to see if staffed

Frederick Maryland Family History Center
199 North Pl
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(301) 698-0406
Mon - Sat Hours Vary

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
20020 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
(301) 330-1070
Sundays 10:00-4:00, by appointment
Notes: This site is not a Family History Center, but rather a well-endowed computer center where patrons can use PAF and affiliated software to search standard CD-ROM material from the Church

Hampstead Maryland Family History Center
4117 Lower Beckleysville Rd
Hampstead, Maryland 21074
(410) 239-2461
Tues- Fri 7-9 PM; Sat 10-1

Washington DC Temple Family History Center
10000 Stoneybrook Dr
Kensington, Maryland 20895
(301) 587-0042
Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM, Tue, Wed, Thu 7PM-10PM

Suitland Stake FHC
Rt 227 & Padget Rd
White Plains, Maryland 20695
(301) 934-3194
Tue-Thur; 9am-2pm & 7pm-9pm; Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm

Maryland Genealogy Resources

Maryland's official status as a US colony goes back to 1632 when King Charles I dispensed a grant to Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, whose father died before his own royal charter application could be fulfilled. It was named for Charles' queen consort, Henrietta Maria. This land-grant state was admitted into statehood in 1788. Early settlers were mostly Protestants from England. Later, Baltimore served as a major immigration port, especially between the years of 1897 and 1948 (but you can find early customs lists and passenger list abstracts starting in 1820). You'll find statewide birth and death records starting in 1898, and marriages beginning in 1951. The Maryland State Archives holds more than 400,000 digitized documents including city directories, a Colonial probate index, military, and provincial court and land records, and special collections containing data from slave schedules, jail, and property inventories, prisoner lists, and much more to help you navigate the course to your "Old Line" state roots.

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
6550 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
(800) 832-3277

Maryland Office of Tourism
217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(866) 639-3526

Baltimore County Genealogical Society
Box 10085
Towson, MD 21285

Baltimore County Public Library
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-6166

Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 396-5430

Historical Society of Baltimore County
9811 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(416) 666-1878

Maryland Genealogical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21201
(410) 260-6400

National Archives and Records Administration
Mid Atlantic Region
900 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 606-0100

University of Maryland Libraries
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-0800

Western Maryland's Historical Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250

Maryland Genealogy Websites

Ancestor Hunt--Maryland

Archives of Maryland Online

Baltimore City Archives Index

Baltimore City Church Register Transcriptions

Cyndi's List--Maryland

FamilySearch Wiki--Maryland

Linkpendium: Maryland Genealogy and Family History

Maryland Genealogy Resources

Maryland GenWeb Project

Maryland Libraries

Mid Maryland Roots

Maryland Plats

Maryland Record Collections

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