Maryland Online Death Certificates Index Free 1898 – 1910 – September 21, 2020

There is a debate if it’s only the indexes, copies of the indexed 4″x6″ cards, or if it’s actual copies of the death certificates. Here are two Maryland government links: (you can scroll to the bottom and find more information with a link to the PDF for the year) and The second link makes it sound like it’s only the indexes.

From using the link in the first MSA Guide above, I chose a second link and it appears to be a mix of 4″x6″ index cards and death certificates. In this link,, it was mostly the index cards with very few death certificates included.

The amount on the index cards varied greatly. Some had a lot of information and others very little. As a precaution, always take secondary information on death certificates with a grain of salt.

On my great-grandmother’s death certificate, the information was provided by her youngest son. Normally, a great source. The death certificate had so many “I don’t know” and “Can’t say” responses as to make it fairly useless. I appreciate some people don’t like to admit when they were born. I understand not knowing his mother’s birth name as she always went by a nickname. It was either Olive or Olivia according to several government documents.

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