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Finding Dates of Birth and Death

Vital Records

For instructions for locating vital records at the Maryland State Archives, please see Finding Modern Birth & Death Records.

Census Records

Try to locate your ancestor in all the available censuses. Check to see available census records.

Other Records

Once you have the latest census in which he/she is found, try to find records that might provide a specific date of death, such as:

Once you have the earliest known census, or have an approximate date of birth, look for records that might provide a specific date of birth, such as:

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