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Please contact us via email for any type of inquiry.  For example, general assistance with navigating our web resources is available through email.  So, too, is assistance with research strategies.  Please also send us an email if you would like to inquire as to whether certain records have been digitized.  In many cases, we may be able to fill your request, if you do not need a certification (a raised seal on the document).  Send your questions to msa.helpdesk@maryland.gov.

You may place your order online (by credit card only), by mail, or by phone. Some orders require additional documentation.  Documentation needed is described at the top of each form.  Fees apply.  International orders can only be accepted by mail.

Order Online   Select the Order Form(s) for the item(s) you are requesting. Payment by Visa and Mastercard only.

Birth Certificate


Child Custody Document


Criminal Disposition or Docket


Death Certificate


Digital Copy of Microfilm


Divorce Decree


Legal Case


Marriage


Name Change Decree


Newspaper Article


Separation Agreement


Special Collections Item


Religious Record


Other Record






Mail-in Order   Select the Order Form(s) for the item(s) you are requesting. Fill out the form, print the page, and mail it with payment to the Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401. Please do not send mail via FedEx or certified mail. You can pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), check, or money order.


Birth Certificate


Book


Child Custody Document


Criminal Disposition or Docket


Death Certificate


Digital Copy of Microfilm


Divorce Decree


Prints and Publications Permissions


Legal Case


Marriage


Name Change Decree


Newspaper Article


Separation Agreement


Religious Record


Special Collections Item



Other Record