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Maryland Vital Records

Maryland vital records consist of Maryland birth certificate records, Maryland death certificates, Maryland divorce records and Maryland marriage licenses. Search for vital records, birth records, death records, divorce records, marriage records. The Maryland Vital Records Office provides eligible applicants with copies of Maryland birth certificates, Maryland death certificates,Maryland divorce certificates and Maryland marriage certificates.

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The Maryland State Archives maintains many records that are invaluable for biographical and genealogical research. These include birth records, adoption records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records, and some indices to these records. It is important to note that access to some of these records is restricted by law to protect the rights of the individuals named in the documents. Birth certificates from 1925 to the present are only available from the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. The State Archives can provide certified copies of restricted birth certificates (where available) before the year 1925 for legal purposes only with proper identification or legal authority. There are no restrictions on ordering birth records over 100 years old. The Archives is custodian of Maryland death records for Maryland's 23 counties from 1898-1998, and for Baltimore City from 1875-1998.

Maryland Vital Records

Maryland Birth Records

A birth record contains information about the birth of each personl. On a birth certificate, you can usually find the mother's full maiden name and the father's full name, the full name of the baby, the date of the birth, and county where the baby was born. Birth certificate may also include birthplaces of the baby's parents, the addresses of the parents, the number of other children that the parents have, the race of the parents and their occupations.

Maryland Death Records

The death certificate provides such valuable information as first, last and middle names of the descendants, birth dates, mother's maiden name, father's last name, sex, birth place, death place, residence at time of death, death date, social security number (when available), and the age of the individual at the time they became deceased.

Maryland Divorce Records

You search results may include information about the Respondent and the Petitioner Names and Ages and Divorce Details, Dateof Filing, Country and State of Filing and Filing Number.

Maryland Marriage Records

Marriage record usually includes the bride's and groom's full names, the date of the marriage, and county where the marriage took place. Many marriage records include other information, including birthplaces of the bride's and groom's parents, the addresses of the bride and groom, information about previous marriages, and the names of the witnesses to the marriage.

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