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Hall of Records

350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401-1685

1-800-235-4045 - voice
410-974-2525 - fax

Office HoursTues-Sat 8:30-4:30; closed first Sat of month and holidays plus Saturdays of holiday weekends
PurposeTo serve as the historical agency for Maryland, and as the central depository for government records of permanent value dating from the colonial period to the present.
ServiceHoldings include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court reports; church records; business records; publications and reports of state, county, and municipal governments, and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs, and newspapers. The public is welcome to visit the archives. Professional archivists are on duty in the public search room to researchers. Patrons must register and provide legal proof of identity with photograph. Children are admitted as long as quiet is maintained. For safety of the materials, food and all liquids are prohibited for adults and children; pencil only must be used. Please view the Archives' extensive Internet site before visiting. RESEARCH REQUESTS: Researchers unable to visit the Archives may place orders by telephone, mail, fax, or email. Email address is Research and copy services are offered on a fee-for-service basis; please visit the Reference and Research section of the Internet site for pricing and specific information. SPECIAL SERVICES: Go to the second web address listed above to see our list of publications. The lobby and exhibit areas contain small exhibits of Maryland maps and photographs. Call for group tour information or to volunteer at the archives. Additional numbers are 410-260-6400, and 800-735-2258 for TTY users.
EligibilityAny interested person is encouraged to visit.
SubjectsBirth And Death Records, Genealogy, Land Records, Libraries - Special, Maps, Volunteers - Needed
Last Updated18 April 2023