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Baltimore County, Maryland Facts

Baltimore County

When was Baltimore County, MD Created?
Baltimore County was created on June 30, 1659 as an original county from unorganized territory. This county was named in honor of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, first proprietor of the Maryland colony.

What is the County Seat of Baltimore County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Towson additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Baltimore County, MD?
Bordering Counties are York County, Pennsylvania (north), Carroll County (west), Harford County (east), Anne Arundel County (south), Howard County (southwest), Baltimore City.

What cities and towns are in Baltimore County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include has no incorporated municipalities.

Baltimore County, MD Vital Records

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

Baltimore 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.

Baltimore County, MD Census Records

What Baltimore County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Baltimore 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.

Baltimore Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baltimore Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baltimore 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.

Baltimore County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Baltimore County Courthouse

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

Baltimore County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Baltimore County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Baltimore 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.

Baltimore Co. MD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Baltimore Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records

Baltimore Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Baltimore Co. MD General and History Websites

Baltimore Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

Baltimore Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Baltimore Co. MD Military Records

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