Baltimore City, Maryland Genealogy Guide

Baltimore City, Maryland (Map It) was created on May 13 1851 from Baltimore County. This county was named in honor of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, first proprietor of the Maryland colony. Learn More About State of Maryland History

Baltimore City is bordered by Baltimore County (north), Anne Arundel County (south).

A Map of Baltimore City, Maryland contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. Also view Maryland Town / Municipal Maps.

Baltimore City, Maryland Courthouse Records

Baltimore City, Maryland Courthouse
Baltimore City, MD Courthouse

The Baltimore City Courthouse is located in Baltimore City, Maryland. Learn More About State of Maryland Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Baltimore City. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk has Marriage Records from 1851 and Land Records from 1851. The City Circuit Court Clerk is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
  • Baltimore City Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1851. The City Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk responsibilities include supervising Clerk's office personnel in the civil, criminal, courtroom clerks, business license, marriage license, land records, and juvenile units.
  • Baltimore City Government Records are available from the Maryland State Archives

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Baltimore City, Maryland Vital Records

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