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How to Obtain Maryland Death Certificates

The state of the Maryland is one of the first movers who made the registration of the vital events with the county clerks legal and there was no obligation on the part of the citizen and also on the part of the county or town clerk that he/she has to provide the same record to the state office as well. On the whole it can be easily said that the Maryland state had very old system of statewide registration of the vital events. Maryland introduced the law of statewide registration of the vital events in the year 1857 when they firstly made the registration of births mandatory within the state. Then in April 1898, the state made the registration of every death taking place within the jurisdiction of the state of Maryland mandatory. As the state of Maryland was the early movers of making registration of the vital records with the state mandatory, they have most up to date data of vital records (births, deaths and marriages) available with them. You can easily access the birth records after the year 1857 and the death records after the year 1898.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Maryland County Death Records

Allegany County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore County
Baltimore City
Calvert County
Caroline County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Charles County
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Garrett County
Harford County
Howard County
Kent County
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
Queen Anne's County
Saint Mary's County
Somerset County
Talbot County
Washington County
Wicomico County
Worcester County


Maryland Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: 800-235-4045 (MD toll free)
or 410-974-3914 Fax: 410-974-3895