Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy

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Guide to Calvert County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Calvert County, Maryland
Map of Maryland highlighting Calvert County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Founded July 30, 1650
County Seat Prince Frederick
Address Calvert County Courthouse
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410-535-1600
Calvert County Website

Calvert County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1812 1898 1800 1654


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1882.
Register of Wills has probate recordfrom 1882,
earlier records available at State Hall of Records. [1]

Calvert County Maryland History

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  • Originally named Patuxent County.
  • Renamed 22 October 1669 for the Calvert family, the Lords Baltimore, the proprietors of Maryland.

Parent County

  • 1650--Calvert County was created 30 July 1650 from the old Charles County which was created 3 October 1850 and discontinued 28 September 1653. The new Charles County which is located west was created 13 April 1658.
    County seat: Frederick.[1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps" (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

1882 Courthouse fire destroyed most of the records.[2] For a list of record loss in Maryland counties see: Maryland Counties with Burned Courthouses *Lost censuses: 1790, 1890

Calvert County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places


=====  Census Districts ===={| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"fckLR|-fckLR| valign="top" | fckLR*Calvert Beach-Long Beach fckLR*Drum Point fckLR*DunkirkfckLRfckLR| valign="top" | fckLR*Huntingtown fckLR*LusbyfckLRfckLR| valign="top" | fckLR*Owings fckLR*Prince FrederickfckLRfckLR| valign="top" | fckLR*Saint Leonard fckLR*SolomonsfckLRfckLR|}


== Neighboring Counties ====
fckLRfckLR*Anne Arundel fckLR*Charles fckLR*Dorchester fckLR*Prince George's fckLR*Saint Mary's fckLR*TalbotfckLRfckLR== Calvert County Maryland Genealogy Resources


LDS Cemetery Records<br>US Vol. 24 page 89 - Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery<br> Cemetery Listings for Calvert County, MD. Includes contact information for many cemetaries in the county and volunteer contributed index lists for many of them.<br> fckLRfckLRFind A Grave Cemetery Listings for Calvert County, MD. Includes volunteer contributed interment listings. Individuals may be searched by name and location using the main search page.


Federal Census reports available 1800-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Calvert County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.


Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Calvert County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. ===== Church of England =====Gotoarrow.png See also All Saints Parish<br>Gotoarrow.png See also Christ Church Parish



It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calvert, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. "Maryland Destroyed Courthouses" in My Maryland Genealogy [Internet site] at [ Some deeds from 1840-1882 were re-recorded, also abstracts at Annapolis 1784-1882, and provincial court and land office records were used to reconstruct lost deeds.