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Maryland Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Maryland court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Maryland Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.


Maryland Court Records


Maryland Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research


Maryland Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research


Maryland Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research


Maryland Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research


Maryland County & City Government Links

Maryland contains 24 counties and county-equivalents. Each county is the local level of government within its borders with the exception of Baltimore (which is an independent city). The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Maryland county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Maryland State Government is located in Annapolis.

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Allegany County Cumberland Harford County Bel Air
Anne Arundel County Annapolis Howard County Ellicott City
Baltimore County Towson Kent County Chestertown
Baltimore City Independent City Montgomery County Rockville
Calvert County Prince Frederick Prince George’s County Upper Marlboro
Caroline County Denton Queen Anne’s County Centreville
Carroll County Westminster Somerset County Princess Anne
Cecil County Elkton St. Mary’s County Leonardtown
Charles County La Plata Talbot County Easton
Dorchester County Cambridge Washington County Hagerstown
Frederick County Frederick Wicomico County Salisbury
Garrett County Oakland Worcester County Snow Hill