Maryland, Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection consists of an index to selected deaths for the years 1665 to 1995.
What Can these Records Tell Me?
The records may include:
- The name of the deceased
- The date of death
- The place of death
- The names of parents
- The name of the spouse
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The location or date of the event
Search the Index
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records.
- Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Maryland, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Maryland, Deaths, 1665-1995." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citingcounty clerks throughout Maryland.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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