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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2523377 Maryland county marriages, 1658-1940].  Some catalog records link to multiple references.  In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Maryland, United States
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Location of Maryland
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1658-1940
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of an index of marriage records from Maryland counties from 1774-1940. The counties included are: Baltimore, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Prince George's, Somerset, and St. Mary's.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

This index usually contains the following:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Ages
  • Calculated birth year
  • Parents’ names
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage county and State
  • Reference ID Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate numbers

Collection Content

Image Visibility

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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Maryland marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a spouse or parent

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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 death 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 County Marriages, 1658-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 2 December 2016. Citing Clerk of the Circuit Court from various counties.

Record Citation:
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