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Visit the Maryland Division of Vital Records Department of Health & Mental Hygiene for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records. To place an order, write to:
Division of Vital Records Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
6550 Reisterstown Rd.
Reistertown Road Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-3038 or (800) 832-3277
Fax: (410) 358-0738
This office provides:
Birth records since July 1898. City of Baltimore birth records since 1975.
Death records 1969.
Marriage records since 1990. Prior to 1990, Contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued.
Divorce records (verification only) since 1961. Certified copies should be available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
The Division of Vital Records office will not do research for genealogical studies. Instead, apply to the:
State of Maryland Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-6400 or (800) 235-4045
FAX: (410) 974-2525
The State Archives provide:
Birth records since 1875 for Baltimore City. Birth records since 1898 for Maryland counties.
Death records prior to 1969.
Marriage records since 1640.
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