St Martin Roman Catholic Church Baltimore Maryland Baptismal Records 1867-1915 by Kay King. St Martin of Tours Catholic Church served many Irish (and later German) immigrants in Baltimore City. These baptismal records often provide birth dates that cannot be found elsewhere since Baltimore did not require civil registration of births until 1875. Even then, compliance with the requirement was scant.
Most entries contain the mother’s maiden name, whether the birth was legitimate or not, and often much more information about the family.
This is a welcome addition to our series of Baltimore church records. Over 6000 entries appear in this volume.
2016, 398 pp., 8.5 x 11