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Montgomery County, Maryland Facts
When was Montgomery County, MD Created?
Montgomery County was created on September 6, 1776 from Frederick County (A southern section of the county was set off in 1788 to form the District of Columbia.).
What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., Loudoun County, Virginia, Fairfax County, Virginia.
Montgomery County, MD Vital Records
Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery County vital records can be found at the Maryland Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from August 1898, has marriage records from January 1990 and has divorce records from January, 1992. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maryland for current fees and application process.
State of Maryland Archives files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including Birth certificates from 1898 for Maryland counties and since 1875 for Baltimore City, Death certificates prior to 1969 and Marriage certificates since 1640 for events that occurred in Maryland.
Montgomery County, MD Census Records
What Montgomery County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.
Another state census is the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Maryland Census Records Research Guide.
Montgomery County, MD Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Montgomery County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Maryland courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Maryland residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Montgomery County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
- Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk
- Phone: 240-777-9400
- Marriage Records: 1777
- Land Records: 1777
- Montgomery County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Phone: (240) 777-9600 or (888) 892-2180
- Probate Records: 1777
- County Records on Digital Media
- County Records on Microfilm
- Original County Records
- Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940
- Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983
- BLM Land Records
Montgomery County, MD Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Montgomery County, MD?
A list of Montgomery County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Montgomery County Historical Society, 103 West Montgomery Avenue (Beall-Dawson House), Rockville, MD 20850; (240) 340-2974; (301) 762-1492
- Montgomery County Archives, Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Square, Rm. G09, Rockville, Md. 20850; Phone (240) 279-1218
- Mid-atlantic Germanic Society, 347 Scott Drive, Silver Spring 20904
- Sandy Spring Slave Museum,18524 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
- Sandy Spring Heritage Grp, 2707 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Sandy Spring 20860
- Silver Spring Historical Society, P.O. Box 1160, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4504
- Inventory of the county and town archives of Maryland: Montgomery County (search.ancestry.com)
- Maryland State Archives , 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-260-6400
- Maryland Genealogical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
- Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore MD 21201-4674
Where can I connect with other Montgomery County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Maryland State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Maryland Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Montgomery County, Maryland Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Montgomery County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is simply a listing that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.