Houses of worship established in Baltimore City, Maryland before 1900
With hyperlinks to the Maryland State Archives and the LDS Family History Library
Special thanks to Carol Porter, Assistant Librarian at the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, for her guidance and to
Francis P. O’Neill, Senior Reference Librarian at the Maryland Historical Society for his seminal geographical guide on
Baltimore Houses of Worship.
1) Francis P. O'Neill. (2008-2010). A Geographical Guide to Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Baltimore Houses of Worship.
Quadrants 1-4. Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. (Volume 49, no. 3; Volume 50, no. 1; Volume 50, no. 2; Volume 51,
no. 1). Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331: Printed by the Sheridan Press for Maryland Genealogical Society, 201 West Monument
Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
2) Susan M Seilor (Ed.) (1995). The Catholic Directory of the Archdiocese of Baltimore 1994-1995. 320 Cathedral street,
Baltimore, Maryland 21203: The Catholic Review.
3) Archives of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Parish Microfilm Collection, - referenced 19 SEPTEMBER 2014,
4) Archdiocese of Baltimore National Parishes, - referenced 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 at
5) Archdiocese of Baltimore Closed Parishes, - referenced 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 at
6) Stephen Morse Baltimore Street Name Changes, - referenced 03 AUGUST 2012 at
7) Gray's New Map of Baltimore - 1887, - referenced 16 AUGUST 2012 at
8) George W. McCreary. (1900). Street index - An Index to the Ordinances and Resolutions (1797 to Sept. 1900) Affecting ...
Streets, Alleys, Lanes, Roads ... Etc., in the City of Baltimore. Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock. Referenced 24 AUGUST 2012 at
9) Rebecca Gunby. (1993). Index of Streets and Alleys Found in Records, Plats, Atlases and Miscellaneous Drawings at the
Baltimore City Archives. Referenced 23 AUGUST 2012 at
10) Thomas P. Bocek. (2007). Baltimore Street Name Changes: 1730 to 2000. 7 Dendron Court, Baltimore, Maryland 21234:
Historyk Press. [ISBN 978-1-887124-42-3].
11) J. Thomas Scharf. (1881). History of Baltimore City and County. Baltimore, Maryland: Originally published in One Volume,
Philadelphia, 1881. Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1997).
12) James P. Burgess. (2011). "Finding the Locations of Baltimore Ancestors - 19th Century Street Name Changes", Maryland
Genealogical Society Journal. (Volume 52, no. 1). Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331" Printed by the Sheridan Press for Maryland
Genealogical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
* ENTER THE ADDRESS OF AN ANCESTOR.
* FIND THE NEAREST CHURCH.
NEW USERS - Read the Guide: BALTIMORE CITY,
MARYLAND - HISTORICAL HOUSES OF WORSHIP
1. Click on the denomination markers at the bottom of
2. Enter an ancestor's address in the search box and
find the nearest house of worship.
3. Click on the markers to see a description. If a name
is underlined or highlighted, click on it to see the
holdings at the MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES. If a
FamilySearch Link appears, click on it to see the
holdings at FAMILYSEARCH.ORG.
If the MSA asks you to sign in, use the following:
4. ONLINE RECORDS.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
BALTIMORE CITY DIRECTORIES (1796-1959)
The street numbers changed after 1886. You can see
the new and old numbers with the guide to THE 1887
BALTIMORE CITY INDEX OF STREET NUMBERS (60 mega
STREET NAME CHANGES.
1) Try the list at BALTIMORE STREET NAME CHANGES
2) Use the Book Baltimore Street Name Changes: 1730
to 2000 by Thomas P. Bocek.
3) Use the 1900 George McCreary's STREET INDEX.
4) Use the 1993 Rebecca Gunby's INDEX OF STREETS.
When searching the map, use the modern street name.
TROUBLE FINDING AN OLD STREET.
1) Starting around 1860, the city directories have a
section where every street is listed along with the
streets that intersect. Compare familiar names found
on a modern map and make your best guess.
2) You can try looking at an old map such as the 1887
GRAY'S NEW MAP. Click on the map's name or
download it. The Baltimore City Archives has a
clollection of maps at BC Archives Maps.
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