OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Frederick County, Maryland
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Frederick County, Maryland Facts
When was Frederick County, MD Created?
Frederick County was created on June 10, 1748 from Prince George’s and unorganized land.
What is the County Seat of Frederick County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Frederick additionally, the county government website is frederickcountymd.gov/
What counties are adjacent to Frederick County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Adams County, Pennsylvania, Carroll County, Howard County, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Washington County, Loudoun County, Virginia.
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 1790-1890, 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Frederick County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Frederick County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Maryland courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Maryland residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Frederick County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Frederick County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
- Frederick County Circuit Court Clerk
- Phone: 301-600-1976
- Marriage Records: 1748
- Land Records: 1748
- Frederick County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Phone: (301) 600-6565 or (888) 258-0526
- Probate Records: 1751
- County Records on Digital Media
- County Records on Microfilm
- Original County Records
- Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940
- Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Brunswick Historical Society, 40 W Potomac St, Brunswick 21716-1111
- Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., 24 East Church St., Frederick, MD 21701, (301) 663-1188
- Frederick County Genealogical Society , P.O. Box 412, Frederick, MD 21770
- Emmitsburg Historical Society, 15339 Sixes Bridge Road, Emmitsburg, Md., 21727; 301-471-3306
- Middletown Valley Historical Society, 305 East Main Street Middletown, MD 21769; (301) 371-7582
- Maryland State Archives , 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-260-6400
- Maryland Genealogical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
- Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore MD 21201-4674
Where can I connect with other Frederick County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Maryland State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Maryland Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Frederick County, Maryland Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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
- Maryland Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Maryland historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Maryland (1719 – 1931) (genealogybank.com)
- Frederick County, Maryland Books (amazon.com)
Frederick Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records
- Maryland Cemetery Research Guide
- Frederick Co., Maryland Graves (findagrave.com)
- Frederick County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Frederick Co., Maryland Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Frederick Co., Maryland Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Maryland Church & Bible Research Guide
- Frederick County, Maryland Church Books (amazon.com)
Frederick Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Maryland Genealogies, Vol. I (search.ancestry.com)
- Maryland Genealogies, Vol. II (search.ancestry.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Frederick Co. MD General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Maryland
- Frederick County, Maryland Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Frederick County Maryland (midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Frederick County, MD Visitors network (marylandvisitorsnetwork.com)
- Frederick County, Maryland Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Frederick Co. MD Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Frederick County, Maryland (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Maryland – Counties – Frederick (cyndislist.com)
- Frederick County Maryland (genealogytrails.com)
- Frederick Co. MDGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Frederick County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Frederick Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Frederick Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Maryland
- Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1906-1930 (fold3.com)
- Indexes to Naturalization Petitions to the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for Maryland, 1797-1951 (fold3.com)
- Maryland, Naturalization Indexes, 1797-1951 (familysearch.org)
Frederick Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Maryland Links and Information
- Frederick Co. D.O.T. Grid Maps (roads.maryland.gov)
- Frederick Co., Maryland Town Maps
- 1895 Frederick County Map (livgenmi.com)
Frederick Co. MD Military Records
- Maryland Military Records Research Guide
- Maryland Revolutionary Records (search.ancestry.com)
- Maryland Military Records (fold3.com)