You'll love this if...
- you're tracing ancestors in Baltimore, MD
- you want to learn more about Baltimore history
- you need ideas for Baltimore genealogy sources and websites to check
Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA. Our downloadable City Guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library.
The four-page Baltimore City Guide download includes:
- essential history and facts
- details on available genealogy records
- websites, publications and organizations to aid your search
- the city's top five historic sites
Here are just a few of the helpful tips you'll find inside:
"Baltimore’s large harbor fueled its growth in population and importance, and in 1796, the city was incorporated after a merger of the towns of Baltimore, Jonestown and Fells Point. The consolidated city was the second largest in America by 1840 and for a time was the No. 2 port of entry for immigrants (in both cases, trailing New York City). The city detached itself from Baltimore County in 1851, becoming the nation’s largest independent city."
"With exception of 100-year privacy restrictions for official birth certificates, vital records are open to researchers and are increasingly the subject of online indexes."
"The University of Maryland’s Special Collections Library has digitized Baltimore city directories, starting in 1816."
Plus, each guide contains web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer or print it out for your reference.