Maryland State Archives
Genealogy Workshops
Online Review: Finding a Vital Record

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[Death Certificate]

Death Certificate

If you are not familiar with how to use our on-line tutorials, visit the Beginning Genealogy Introduction. The introduction is designed to help you navigate the tutorials and make sure you have all the necessary software to view the videos.

Finding a Vital Record

Vital Records include death, birth, divorce, adoption, and marriage records. Copies of original documents and microfilm of many records can be obtained from the Archives. The Archives also has a number of finding aids to assist in the use of these records. It is important to note that access to some of these records is restricted by law to protect the rights of the individuals named in the documents. Find out more about Vital Records.

On-line topics covered include finding vital records.

Please Note video and transparancies are updated as they become available.

Real Media Video Transparencies
Finding a Death Record (5:01) Soundex Chart
Death Record, Index, CM 1133
Death Record, Index, CR 50,308
Microform Guide, CM 1132
Death Certificate, James Kidd, #6644

Maryland State Archive Links

On-Line Workshop
Beginning Genealogy Introduction Research Begins at Home Research Facilities in
the Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington Area
Making Sense of the Census Using Computers to Find On-Line Sources

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