Houses of worship established before 1900
With Hyper-Links to Church Records
Find the address of an ancestor . . .
Find the nearest house of worship.
- Select the map and locate an ancestor’s address
Find the nearest house of worship.
- Select the markers to see a description.
If a name is underlined or highlighted, select it to see the holdings at the MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES (MSA).
If a “FamilySearch Link” appears, select it to see the holdings at FAMILYSEARCH.ORG.
- Optional – Select a denomination at the bottom of the map.
NOTE: – If the MSA asks you to sign in, use the following:
NEW USERS – Read the Guide → BALTIMORE CITY, CHURCH / SYNAGOGUE LOCATOR.
- → BALTIMORE CITY DIRECTORIES (1796-1959)
Lookup an ancestor’s address.
- → ONLINE CHURCH RECORDS.
- → CATHOLIC CHURCHES BEFORE 1910
TROUBLE FINDING AN OLD STREET.
- 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.
- You can try looking at an old map such as the 1887 GRAY’S NEW MAP. Select the map’s name or download it.
- The Baltimore City Archives has a collection of maps at BC Archives Maps.
STREET NAME CHANGES.
- Try the list at BALTIMORE STREET NAME CHANGES
- Use the Book Baltimore Street Name Changes: 1730 to 2000 by Thomas P. Bocek.
- Use the 1900 George McCreary’s STREET INDEX.
- Use the 1993 Rebecca Gunby’s INDEX OF STREETS.
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 byte file).
Save it on your computer for faster viewing.
NOTE: When using the search box for the online map, use the modern street name and addresses.
- 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.
- Susan M Seilor (Ed.) (1995). The Catholic Directory of the Archdiocese of Baltimore 1994-1995. 320 Cathedral street, Baltimore, Maryland 21203: The Catholic Review.
- Archives of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Parish Microfilm Collection, – referenced 19 SEPTEMBER 2014, <http://www.stmarys.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/parishes_w_microfilm.pdf>.
- Archdiocese of Baltimore National Parishes, – referenced 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 at <http://www.stmarys.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/natl_parishes-1.doc>.
- Archdiocese of Baltimore Closed Parishes, – referenced 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 at <http://www.archbalt.org/about-us/parishes/closed-parishes.cfm>.
- Stephen Morse Baltimore Street Name Changes, – referenced 03 AUGUST 2012 at <http://www.stephenmorse.com/census/changes/BaltimoreChanges.htm>
- Gray’s New Map of Baltimore – 1887, – referenced 16 AUGUST 2012 at <https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/32591>.
- 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 http://archive.org/details/streetindexindex00mccr
- 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 <http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5339/000097/000000/000017/unrestricted/gunby-bc-streets-1993.pdf>.
- 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].
- 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).
- 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.
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