Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Maryland Death Certificates (Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester Counties), 1910-1922

Vital Information • 6,008 Records • Uploaded May 20, 2024 • Data Website: guide.msa.maryland.gov

This source includes transcriptions of death certificates dating from May 1910 to March 1922 that document the deaths of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County, Maryland people who were recorded as Black (or African American, colored, and other terms used at the time). The original certificates (including additional Maryland counties) can be found at the Maryland State Archives, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. Please note that the original records include many spelling variations and errors in both names, locations, and causes of death; original spelling is maintained when possible with notes identifying suggested correct terms. For additional information on the historical background of death records in Maryland, consult the Maryland State Archives guide.

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • Page (PDF)
  • Certificate Number
  • Name of Deceased Indexed
  • Place of Death Indexed
  • Town of Death Indexed
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Married, Widowed, or Single
  • Date of Birth
  • Age (year, month, days)
  • Occupation or Employer Indexed
  • Birthplace Indexed
  • Father's Name Indexed
  • Father's Birthplace Indexed
  • Mother's Name Indexed
  • Mother's Birthplace Indexed
  • Informant (Relationship and Address) Indexed
  • Date of Death
  • Cause of Death and Time Attended by Doctor Indexed
  • Immediate, Secondary, or Contributory Cause and How Long Indexed
  • Physician and Address Indexed
  • Burial Place, Date, Undertaker, and Address Indexed
  • Length of Residence, Where Disease Contracted, Former Residence Indexed
  • Other Notes Indexed
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