"Maryland Births and Christenings, 1600–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
This database is an index extracted from more than 200,000 birth, baptism, and christening records from Maryland.
What’s in the Records
Volunteers extracted the birth, baptism, and christening details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Maryland births and baptisms. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of birth, baptism, and christening records for the state during this time.
The date range for this collection reflects dates for the majority of records included. Births after 1911 cannot be published, though records that have no birth date but include a christening date after 1911 are allowed.
Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include
- birth date
- christening place
- christening date
- death date
- age at death
- father’s name, age, birthplace
- mother’s name, age, birthplace
- paternal grandparents
- maternal grandparents
- FHL film number
The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.