This index provides links to online church records at the Maryland Archives and the LDS Family Search site. Some notes and hints for accessing each type:
There are many church records in the Archives' "Special Collections", the organization of which is not obvious the first dozen times you look at it. The following list includes those which provide online digitized copies and is compiled from a tedious search of all 1164 items in the Archives Special Collection list of Maryland churches.
These are indicated by an MSA number like "M247" in the 3rd column, which is the film number. The 4th column gives the size in MegaBytes if it is a PDF file to download or indicates "e-book" if it displays pages one at a time. See Hint below to access the e-books. (The PDF files are all very large, so it's best to right-click on a link, download and save the file, and then open it later for viewing, using a real PDF viewer rather than a browser's built-in viewer.) In either case, you have to find the proper page for particular information, since these are generally many 100's of pages (images) long. Numbers in [square brackets] in the list of contents (the "Full list" buttons below) are image numbers within the PDF file or web page.
Hint: For the e-book web pages that display the data one page at a time, you have to get to the right page by entering the page number. There is an error on the Archives website, so if you enter a page number in the "Jump to page" field provided, it often returns a "Service Temporarily Unavailable" response or just goes to never-never land. To avoid this, instead of using the "Jump to page" field, edit the page number in the browser address bar instead (e.g. change "-0001" to "-0250").
You must sign in to access these. Registration is free.
These entries are indicated by the "FS Film #" in the 3rd column. Clicking on the number in the 3rd column goes to the begin page for this item. However, due to Family Search's strange software, it has to step though all pages up to the one you want, downloading a thumbnail for each, so it may take some time.
As an alternative, note the Film Number, Item Number, and Image Number. The easiest way is to click on the desired "Full List" button in the 5th column which has all this information which opens in a new window. Go to FamilySearch.org, select "Film/Fiche Number" and enter the Film Number. Select the item desired then scroll down and click on the little camera icon (log in if needed). This takes you to the film. Enter the image number.
Family Search has a searchable index of 27,664 images for Maryland Church Records 1668-1995. Unfortunately, it does not include all Baltimore records and some of those included are not even in Maryland.
Others (not online)
Maryland Archives - The Archives has many other microfilm records for these and other churches. Click on the link in the 2nd column below for a complete list for those churches listed. For others not listed, see here for infomation about films available at the Archives.
Baltimore County Geneological Society, Senior Center, ParkvilleSee here for films/files available.
Family History Center Family Search also has many church records which are only available if you are at a Family History Center, such as the one in Essex.
Maryland Historical Society The library has some microfilms of Baltimore Churches. Check catalog here.
Helpful tool for finding locations of churches: here
1848-1857: Church ordinances and constitution; church history; membership; baptisms; confirmations; marriages; deaths; genealogy of members; Protocoll - Record Book of Salem Congregation 1852-1903: Constitutions; membership, minutes, congregational meetings, cashbooks kept for cemetery lots; Translation of "Protocoll-Buch..." constitution; alphabetical record of members; baptisms; marriages; burial; annual summary; Record of Jerusalem Congregation 1850-1883:
Histories 1890-1974 - see microfilm
Salem Church Evangelical Lutheran Randall St and Battery Ave
Various Records 1819-1865: Memoranda of white members 1818-1824; Baptisms 1819-1821, 1834-1865; Marriages 1807-1863; Register, East Baltimore Station (Fells Point) 1800-1818: Members and classes: 1800-1836
M408 M409 M462
Marriage 1795-1838, Baptisms 1799-1835, etc.; not online Members and classes 1809-1843; not online Probationers 1822-1833; not online - see microfilm
Various Records 1844-1896: Class records 1844-1866; treasurer's report, Centenary Fund, High Street Station; official members 1867; members 1844-1895; Register 1858-1868: marriages 1858-1868; baptisms 1858-1868; Register 1867-1896: baptisms 1868-1896; marriages 1867-1895; class records, lists of members 1844-1896
Various Records 1839-1907 Church record, class roll books, class leaders roll book, Mount Auburn Cemetery records, and cemetery lot sales Registers 1854-1862, 1896-1915; Baptisms and Marriages 1862-1896; Membership 1864-1896, 1897-1915
Mount Washington Methodist Episcopal, later United Methodist
Index to births, marriages, deaths (2 PDF files): It is unknown what the 2 parts are, since they are not labled, and both cover A-Z. The film in the next item also begins with an index that is similar to Part 2.
St Peters: Baptisms 1782-1811, marriages 1783-1795, burials 1790-1795, etc.
St Peters: Baptisms 1812-1837; Cathedral baptisms, marriage, burials 1822-1849
Baptisms 1827-1854, marriage and burials 1843-1849
Chapel baptisms 1843-1869, Cathedral baptisms 1878-1893, general index 1782-1854
Not online - see microfilm Most of these are available for viewing at the LDS Family History Center. See here.