Finding Dates of Birth and Death
For instructions for locating vital records at the Maryland State Archives, please see Finding Modern Birth & Death Records.
Try to locate your ancestor in all the available censuses. Check to see available census 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:
Other records that may help you include
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