Worcester County, Maryland Register of Wills

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Worcester County, Maryland Register of Wills

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]   register@ezy.net

Fax:[1] 410-632-5600


Courthouse Room 102
1 West Market Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074

Telephone:[1]   410-632-1529;   1-888-256-0047 (toll free)

Hours:[2] 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Judicial Branch Internet Site: http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/wo/html/woj.html#orphans
Register of Wills Internet Sites: http://www.registers.state.md.us/county/wo/html/worcester.html



Substitute Repositories

  • Maryland States Archives - has probate records from as early as 1634.[3]
  • Family History Library - has various books and microfilms of Somerset and Worcester County probate records from 1664 to about 1852.
  • Worcester County, Maryland, Orphans' Court -
  • neighboring county registers of wills and orphans' courts - may have probate records of Worcester County citizens whose wills were probated nearby. For example, prior to 1742 people living in what is now Worcester were part of Somerset County.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Worcester County, Maryland, Judicial Branch" in Maryland Manual Online at http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/wo/html/woj.html#orphans (accessed 21 October 2008).
  2. Register of Wills, Worcester County, Maryland [Internet site] at http://www.registers.state.md.us/county/wo/html/worcester.html (accessed 21 October 2008).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 178. [FHL book 973 D27e 1999]