State of Maryland
County & City Government Records

Maryland Court records address a wide range of genealogy subjects that can guide you with your research, including land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Since Maryland court records cover a wide range of topics, they can help you in many various ways. For instance, they may allow you to locate ancestors' residences, determine occupations, locate financial information, establish citizenship status, or make clear relationships between people. The whole thing depends on the kind of court records that your ancestors" names appear in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Maryland County records differ greatly from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You can find four kinds of court records that are in all likelihood to possess facts related for your genealogical research.

Maryland is divided into 24 counties and county-equivalents. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders with the exception of Baltimore (which is an independent city) .

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Maryland county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. Maryland State Government is located in Annapolis.

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Allegany County Cumberland Harford County Bel Air
Anne Arundel County Annapolis Howard County Ellicott City
Baltimore County Towson Kent County Chestertown
Baltimore City Independent City Montgomery County Rockville
Calvert County Prince Frederick Prince George's County Upper Marlboro
Caroline County Denton Queen Anne's County Centreville
Carroll County Westminster Somerset County Princess Anne
Cecil County Elkton St. Mary's County Leonardtown
Charles County La Plata Talbot County Easton
Dorchester County Cambridge Washington County Hagerstown
Frederick County Frederick Wicomico County Salisbury
Garrett County Oakland Worcester County Snow Hill
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