This is a list of free Maryland Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Maryland birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Maryland collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Maryland ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.




How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.






Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Maryland Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Maryland Birth Records


Maryland Marriage Records


Maryland Death Records




Funeral Homes




Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Maryland Residence Records









Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship


Passenger Lists & Crew Lists














Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Maryland Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records




Buildings & Dwellings


Business Records & Commerce




Church history – Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


Court Records


Description & Travel


Employment Records, Officials, Occupations


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Native American Records


Other Minorities








Historical Geography




History – 1775-1865 – Sources


History – Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


Government & Legal


Government & Politics


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals




Names & Surnames




Public Records


Slavery & Bondage







Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Maryland Military Records


Revolutionary War


War of 1812


Mexican-American War, 1846-1848


US Civil War


World War I


World War II


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions





Maryland Modern Helps

Family Search Articles



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.