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Prince George’s County, Maryland
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Prince George’s County, Maryland Facts

When was Prince George’s County, MD Created?
Prince George’s County was created on October 3, 1695 from Calvert County and Charles County.

What is the County Seat of Prince George’s County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Upper Marlboro additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Prince George’s County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Anne Arundel CountyCalvert CountyCharles CountyHoward CountyMontgomery CountyFairfax County, Virginia, Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC.

Prince George’s County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Prince George’s County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Prince George’s 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 CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce VerificationDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Prince George’s County, MD Census Records

What Prince George’s County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Prince George’s County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Prince George’s Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince George’s Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince George’s 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.

Prince George’s County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Prince George’s County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Prince George’s County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Prince George’s 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 Prince George’s 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Prince George’s County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

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

Where can I connect with other Prince George’s County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Prince George’s Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records

Prince George’s Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Prince George’s Co. MD General and History Websites

Prince George’s Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

Prince George’s Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Prince George’s Co. MD Military Records