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COVID-19 Notice

Updated May 29, 2020

The Search Room at the Maryland State Archives remains closed.

The good news is our staff does have access to the facilities which house our paper records which means we are conducting all of our business remotely.

Please contact us via email at for any type of inquiry.

If you do not have access to email, call and leave your name, number and a brief message at (410) 260-6487. It is important to leave your name and number first because the voicemail cuts short lengthy messages.

Mail-in Orders
Forms for some of the most frequently requested records are located on our Orders Website
Please do not send orders via Fed-Ex or by certified mail.
Send by U.S. Mail to: 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401.

For all other questions and needs, send us an email.

For our patrons who are unable to obtain the records they need, please know that Governor Hogan has declared a State of Emergency and has issued an Executive Order extending the expiration dates of many government provided services such as driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits and registrations which may require documents from the Archives. The federal government has done so as well.

Please take advantage of our many online information resources and visit this web site for updates. Some of those resources can be found by following these links:

Online Records

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Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We look forward to serving you soon.


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