Maryland Register of Wills Records, Baltimore City and County
Film images located at FamilySearch.org
These two data sets provide nearly 2 million images for Maryland wills and estates. They contain a large amount for Baltimore City and County, some of which are also available online at the Archives. It also, inexplicably, contains copies of some data which cannot be found at the Archives at all. The following is an attempt at organizing and explaining the various data contained at this site since the two datasets each contain part of the data and the items are often not in any logical order. The online data also occasionally mixes up the City and the County.
Direct link to Maryland material at FamilySearch. (Collection 1803986 as detailed below)
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Note: whereever it says "Vol" below, think "book" or "liber".
Administration account index 1915-1926 (city)
Same as CM194 which are online @ Archives (26 files, 1 GB total)
Administration bonds 1721-1852 (county)
Same as CM129, many scanned, but not online.
Administration 1756-1791 (county) abstracts (Barnes)
Letters of administration index (county or city?) 1776-1911
Administration Registry 1791-1852 (county)
Same as CM130 @ Archives
Administration Registry 1852-1908 (city)
Not found @ Archives
Estate docket index 1908-1954 (county)
Same as CM149 which are online @ Archives (4 files, 311 MB total)
Estate docket index 1901-1940 (city)
Estate dockets (Orphans' Court) 1908-1957 (county)
Same as CE313/CM148 which are not online, but are scanned @ Archives
Estate dockets (Orphans' Court) 1908-1940 (city)
Inventories index 1666-1863 (county)
Same as CM156 (online). Years given in CM156 shown below in (paraentheses). 1699 is obvious error.
Alternate link to Inventories Includes: T601/C197 (index) 1666-1893); C341/T2902 index 1666-1951; C342 index to Originals 1676-1947 in boxes 1-103
Inventories 1665-1850 (county)
Same as CM155, which are not online, but many scanned @ Archives
Alternate link to Inventories Includes: C342 Originals 1676-1947 (boxes 1-103); C340 1666-1851 books 1-65; C340 /T2705 1851-1941 books 1-57; T603/C196 1851-1941 books 65-283
Original wills 1852-1940 (City) (Books 25-202)
Same as CM219 @ Archives - all scanned, but not online.
Probate records 1925-1941 (City)
Can't find @ Archives.
Orphan's Court Proceeding index 1777-1857 (county)
Same as CM182, which are online @ Archives (13 files, 1.15 GB total)
Orphan's Court proceedings 1777-1850 (county)
Same as CM181, which are mosly scanned, but none online @ Archives
Orphans' Court proceedings index 1901-1940 (city)
Same as CE308 (all online, 56 PDF files, 3 GB total)
Unproven wills (city) 1923-1940
Same as T3704 @ Archives (no microfilm).
Will index 1664-1969 (county)
Same as CM189, which are online @ Archives (6 files, 331 MB total)
Wills 1675-1852 (county)
Same as CM188, 1666-1851 (Books 1-24), which are all scanned, but not online, @ Archives.
Wills (county) 1851-1979
Not found at FamilySearch.
Abstracts (Colonial)Abstracts of Colonial wills (Vol 4-20, 1685-1732)
Abstracts of Colonial wills (Vol 21-23, 1732-1743)
Abstracts of admin accounts (Book 6 - abt 1756-1775; Book 7 - abt 1766-1777; Book 8 - abt 1778-1786; Books 9-10 - abt 1787-1791)