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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Facts

AnneArundel County

When was Anne Arundel County, MD Created?
Anne Arundel County was created on April 9, 1650 from St. Mary's County. This county was named in honor of Anne Arundell was the maiden name of the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Between 1654 and 1658 it was known as Providence County by Puritan settlers .

What is the County Seat of Anne Arundel County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Annapolis additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Anne Arundel County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Baltimore City (north), Baltimore County (north), Calvert County (south), Kent County (northeast), Howard County (northwest), Prince George's County (west), Queen Anne's County (east), Talbot County (southeast).

What cities and towns are in Anne Arundel County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Annapolis (incorporated 1708) and Highland Beach (incorporated 1922) .

Anne Arundel County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Anne Arundel County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Anne Arundel County vital records can be found at the Maryland Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from August 1898, has marriage records from January 1990 and has divorce records from January, 1992. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maryland for current fees and application process.

State of Maryland Archives files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including Birth certificates from 1898 for Maryland counties and since 1875 for Baltimore City, Death certificates prior to 1969 and Marriage certificates since 1640 for events that occurred in Maryland.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Maryland Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Anne Arundel County, MD Census Records

What Anne Arundel County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Anne Arundel County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Anne Arundel Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anne Arundel Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anne Arundel Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another state census is the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Maryland Census Records Research Guide.

Anne Arundel County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Anne Arundel County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Anne Arundel County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Anne Arundel County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Anne Arundel County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Anne Arundel County, MD?
A list of Anne Arundel County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Anne Arundel County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Anne Arundel County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Anne Arundel County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is simply a listing that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Anne Arundel Co. MD Military Records

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