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as their name suggests, are connected with central life
events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil
authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical
information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are
available only for relatively recent periods. These records,
despite their recent creation in the United States, are
critically important in genealogical research, often
supplying details on family members well back into the
The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy,
by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.
Since June 1951
If the records are not available at the State office, they should be
available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the
license was issued, or from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
City (for licenses issued in the City of Baltimore). Fees vary.
Frederick County, MD Marriages, 1778-1850
Maryland, which borders Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and
Delaware, was one of the earliest states established in the United States.
This database of Maryland marriage records previously contained only
marriage records for Harford, Kent, Allegany, Carroll, Frederick,
Montgomery, Prince George's, Washington, Cecil, Somerset, Queen Anne's,
Worcester, Caroline, Anne Arundel, and Talbot counties. It has just been
updated to include records for Dorchester and Frederick counties.
Researchers will find the names of both the bride and groom, the marriage
date, and the marriage place. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership)
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Verify only Since Jan 1961
Certified copies should be available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court
in the county where the divorce was granted. Fees vary.
Division of Vital Records
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
6550 Reisterstown Road Plaza
Baltimore MD 21215-0020
(410) 318-6119 recording
701 Kelly Road, Suite 405
Cumberland, MD 21502
220 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014-3745