Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy Guide2016-06-24T16:13:22+00:00

Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy Guide

Calvert County, Maryland (Map It) was created on July 30, 1650 from St. Mary's County, Old Charles County and unorganized land. This county was named for the Calvert family; prior to 1658 it was called Patuxent County, after the Patuxent Indians, a branch of the Algonquians. Learn More About State of Maryland History.

Calvert County is bordered by Anne Arundel County (north), Prince George's County (northwest), Charles County (west), Dorchester County (east), Talbot County (east), St. Mary's County (south).

Calvert County Cities and Towns include Chesapeake Beach (incorporated 1886), North Beach (incorporated 1910).

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

Calvert County, Maryland Courthouse Records

Calvert County, Maryland Courthouse
Calvert County, MD Courthouse

The Calvert County Courthouse is located in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Most records were destroyed when the courthouse burned in 1882, but some deeds dating back to 1840 were re-recorded. Abstracts of deeds sent to Annapolis beginning in 1784 and provincial court deeds/land office records also make up for some of the destroyed records. 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 Calvert county. 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.

  • Calvert County Circuit Court Clerk has Marriage Records from 1882 and Land Records from 1882. The County 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.
  • Calvert County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1882. The County 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.
  • Calvert County Government Records are available in original, microfilm and digital formats from the Maryland State Archives.

Calvert County, Maryland Census Records

Calvert County, Maryland Vital Records

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