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Montgomery County, Maryland Facts

Montgomery County

When was Montgomery County, MD Created?
Montgomery County was created on September 6, 1776 from Frederick County (A southern section of the county was set off in 1788 to form the District of Columbia.).

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Rockville additionally, the county government website is www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Washington, D.C., Loudoun County, Virginia, Fairfax County, Virginia.


Montgomery County, MD Vital Records

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


Montgomery County, MD Census Records

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

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


Montgomery County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.


Old Montgomery County Courthouse

Montgomery County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. MD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records

Montgomery Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. MD General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

Montgomery Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. MD Military Records

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