Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Frederick County, Maryland
Genealogy, History & Facts

Frederick County, Maryland Facts

Frederick County

When was Frederick County, MD Created?
Frederick County was created on June 10, 1748 from Prince George's and unorganized land. This county was named in honor of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore, final proprietor of the Maryland colony.

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

What counties are adjacent to Frederick County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Adams County, Pennsylvania (north), Carroll County (east), Howard County (southeast), Franklin County, Pennsylvania (north), Montgomery County (south), Washington County (west), Loudoun County, Virginia (southwest).

What cities and towns are in Frederick County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brunswick (incorporated 1890), Frederick (incorporated 1816), Burkittsville (incorporated 1894), Emmitsburg (incorporated 1824), Middletown (incorporated 1833), Mount Airy (incorporated 1894), Myersville (incorporated 1904), New Market (incorporated 1878), Thurmont (incorporated 1831), Walkersville (incorporated 1892), Woodsboro (incorporated 1836), Rosemont (incorporated 1953) .

Frederick County, MD Vital Records

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

Frederick County, MD Census Records

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

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

Frederick County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Frederick County Courthouse

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

Old Frederick County Courthouse

Frederick County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Frederick Co. MD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Frederick Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records

Frederick Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Frederick Co. MD General and History Websites

Frederick Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

Frederick Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Frederick Co. MD Military Records

Copyright © 2014,