Chris

ctsmithson

Maryland Researcher

19

Reviews
Chris

ctsmithson

Maryland Researcher

19

Reviews
Chris

ctsmithson

Maryland Researcher

19

Reviews
Chris

ctsmithson

Darlington, Maryland

Maryland Researcher

2 Recent Reviews
17 Legacy Reviews
100% positive

$40.00/hour

Christopher T. Smithson

Darlington, Maryland
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Response Rate

100%

Response Time

3 hours


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About Me

For over 30 years Mr. Smithson has been actively involved in genealogical research. He is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Maryland Historical and Genealogical Societies, the Historical Society of Harford County.

Research Services

Colonial Maryland Research to 1940
Lineage Society Application Documentation
Missing Heirs Research
Solving Maryland Brickwall Ancestors

Education/Training

A.A.S. Technical & Professional Studies - concentration in Historical Preservation & Paralegal Studies

ProGen 26

Research Specialities
  • Adoption
  • Civil War
  • Colonial
  • Court Records
  • Heirship
  • House Historical
  • Land Records
  • Lineage Society
  • Methodist
  • Military
Research Localities
  • Maryland, USA
  • Baltimore City, MD, USA
  • Cecil, MD, USA
  • Harford, MD, USA
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Delaware, USA
  • York, PA, USA
  • Anne Arundel, MD, USA
  • Queen Anne's, MD, USA
  • Kent, MD, USA
Research Repositories
  • Historical Society of Harford County
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Maryland Historical Society
  • York County Heritage Trust
  • Delaware Public Archives
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

Record Retrieval
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How to Hire ctsmithson for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial from Balti...
    I will lookup and retrieve a copy of a Baltimore City, Maryland Death Certificate covering the period of 1875 to 1972.

    $5.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial from Baltimore City

    $5.00/record

    Description

    I will lookup and retrieve a copy of a Baltimore City, Maryland Death Certificate covering the period of 1875 to 1972.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the deceased name, approximate date of death and approximate age.


    ×
  • Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial for Maryla...
    I will provide copies of any Maryland Death Certificate for any person who died in any of the 23 Maryland Counties from 1898 to 1972. Please provid...

    $5.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial for Maryland Counties Only

    $5.00/record

    Description

    I will provide copies of any Maryland Death Certificate for any person who died in any of the 23 Maryland Counties from 1898 to 1972. Please provide a approximate date and location of death.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the deceased at the time of their death, their sex, race, approximate date and location of death and their approximate age.


    ×
  • Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index Lookups
    I will provide lookups in the Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index at the Maryland State Archives. The index provides the names of the parents, th...

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index Lookups

    $10.00/record

    Description

    I will provide lookups in the Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index at the Maryland State Archives.

    The index provides the names of the parents, the date of the child’s birth and their certificate number. It does not give the child’s name. Birth Records in Maryland are sealed for 100 years inless you can provide a copy of a death certificate of the person in question.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the parents of the person and at least a year of birth.


    ×
  • Probate Lookup for Cecil County, Maryland
    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Cecil County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file there. If the file ha...

    $25.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Probate Lookup for Cecil County, Maryland

    $25.00/record

    Description

    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Cecil County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file there. If the file has been transfered to the Maryland State Archives, I can pool the file from there as well.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the deceased and approximate year of their death.


    ×
  • Probate Lookup for Harford County, Maryland
    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Harford County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file there. If the file ...

    $25.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Probate Lookup for Harford County, Maryland

    $25.00/record

    Description

    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Harford County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file there. If the file has been transfered to the Maryland State Archives, I can pool the file from there as well.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the deceased and their year of death.


    ×
  • Maryland Birth Index (Counties Only)
    This is only entries from the Maryland Counties birth index from 1898 to 1950.

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Maryland Birth Index (Counties Only)

    $10.00/record

    Description

    This is only entries from the Maryland Counties birth index from 1898 to 1950.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide as much information if known about the birth. Name, Approx date and location if known.


    ×
  • Baltimore Sun Newspapers Copy of Articles
    Copy of Obituary, Marriage or Newspaper announcement. Please provide approx date of paper and name you are looking for.

    $4.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Baltimore Sun Newspapers Copy of Articles

    $4.00/record

    Description

    Copy of Obituary, Marriage or Newspaper announcement. Please provide approx date of paper and name you are looking for.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide approx date of paper and name you are looking for.


    ×
  • Harford County, Maryland Marriages Lookups
    This includes a copy of the marriage record. From 1777-1865 all there is is a ledger with just the name of the bride and groom and the date of the...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Harford County, Maryland Marriages Lookups

    $8.00/record

    Description

    This includes a copy of the marriage record. From 1777-1865 all there is is a ledger with just the name of the bride and groom and the date of the license and at times the ministers name. From 1866 to 1990 is a paper copy of the license. These years have the bride and grooms names, ages, place of residence and date of license and date and location of marriage and ministers name.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide name of bride and groom and approximate year of marriage.


    ×
  • Harford County, Maryland Marriage Applications
    These marriage applications from 1886 to 1930 include name of bride and groom, their ages, location of residence, marital status, relationship to ...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Harford County, Maryland Marriage Applications

    $8.00/record

    Description

    These marriage applications from 1886 to 1930 include name of bride and groom, their ages, location of residence, marital status, relationship to each other (ex. first cousin), name of applicant (at times another person), at times if under age signature of parent and a note from them.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide names of bride and groom if known and approximate year.


    ×
  • Baltimore City Marriage Index Lookup (By Male)
    This is the Baltimore City Marriage Index cards at the Maryland State Archives. The index goes from 1851 to 1914. The index includes the name of br...

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Baltimore City Marriage Index Lookup (By Male)

    $10.00/record

    Description

    This is the Baltimore City Marriage Index cards at the Maryland State Archives. The index goes from 1851 to 1914. The index includes the name of bride and groom, age, date of license, date of marriage, date it was returned to courthouse, the book and folio the entry appears on in the original and at times the ministers name.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include at least grooms name and brides first name along with an approximate year. Baltimore City split off in 1851 everything before that would be in Baltimore County.


    ×

Reviews
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2 Reviews
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Communication
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17 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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michaelhelms

I gave Chris a whopper of a research project; one that I had been banging my head on for years, with almost nothing to show for it. Chris was able to unearth records that had evaded me for years, and in doing so he has helped me bring down a brick wall that had seemed impenetrable. Chris is clearly a consummate researcher, and one that I would happily recommend to others.

October 2018


Lizzie and blanket

ddushane

Very easy genealogist to work with.............flexible and accommodating.

September 2018


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gknighting1

Great service

January 2015


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gknighting1

I highly recommend Mr. Smithson and this website.

January 2015


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gknighting1

Very pleased! This is a wonderful service Mr. Smithson and the website provides.

January 2015


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sjrresearch

Great work!

December 2014


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baltimoremorgan808

Excellent, professional, courteous geneologist! Highly recommend Mr Smithson!Been searching for Baltimore ancestor records/data for a long time-so nice to get results so efficiently.

April 2014


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baltimoremorgan808

Mr Smithson, Thank you very much for your assistance finding our Baltimore ancestor records -- With your expertise, you were able to solve some brickwalls in our family tree! Greatly appreciate your quick response and updates.

April 2014


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lynnie001

The best lookup I've ever requested anywhere. Very prompt. Results within minutes. And the document was of amazing quality.

April 2013


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jorgfe

Extremely Fast! Excellent service! Thanks!

April 2013


Christopher T. Smithson

Darlington, Maryland

$40.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

3 hours

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About Me

For over 30 years Mr. Smithson has been actively involved in genealogical research. He is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Maryland Historical and Genealogical Societies, the Historical Society of Harford County.

Research Services

Colonial Maryland Research to 1940
Lineage Society Application Documentation
Missing Heirs Research
Solving Maryland Brickwall Ancestors

Education/Training

A.A.S. Technical & Professional Studies - concentration in Historical Preservation & Paralegal Studies

ProGen 26

Research Specialities
  • Adoption
  • Civil War
  • Colonial
  • Court Records
  • Heirship
  • House Historical
  • Land Records
  • Lineage Society
  • Methodist
  • Military
Research Localities
  • Maryland, USA
  • Baltimore City, MD, USA
  • Cecil, MD, USA
  • Harford, MD, USA
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Delaware, USA
  • York, PA, USA
  • Anne Arundel, MD, USA
  • Queen Anne's, MD, USA
  • Kent, MD, USA
Research Repositories
  • Historical Society of Harford County
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Maryland Historical Society
  • York County Heritage Trust
  • Delaware Public Archives
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

How to Hire ctsmithson for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial from Balti...
    I will lookup and retrieve a copy of a Baltimore City, Maryland Death Certificate covering the period of 1875 to 1972.

    $5.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial from Baltimore City

    $5.00/record

    Description

    I will lookup and retrieve a copy of a Baltimore City, Maryland Death Certificate covering the period of 1875 to 1972.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the deceased name, approximate date of death and approximate age.


    ×
  • Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial for Maryla...
    I will provide copies of any Maryland Death Certificate for any person who died in any of the 23 Maryland Counties from 1898 to...

    $5.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Maryland Death Certificate Retrivial for Maryland Counties Only

    $5.00/record

    Description

    I will provide copies of any Maryland Death Certificate for any person who died in any of the 23 Maryland Counties from 1898 to 1972. Please provide a approximate date and location of death.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the deceased at the time of their death, their sex, race, approximate date and location of death and their approximate age.


    ×
  • Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index Lookups
    I will provide lookups in the Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index at the Maryland State Archives. The index provides the name...

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index Lookups

    $10.00/record

    Description

    I will provide lookups in the Baltimore City, Maryland Birth Index at the Maryland State Archives.

    The index provides the names of the parents, the date of the child’s birth and their certificate number. It does not give the child’s name. Birth Records in Maryland are sealed for 100 years inless you can provide a copy of a death certificate of the person in question.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the parents of the person and at least a year of birth.


    ×
  • Probate Lookup for Cecil County, Maryland
    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Cecil County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file t...

    $25.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Probate Lookup for Cecil County, Maryland

    $25.00/record

    Description

    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Cecil County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file there. If the file has been transfered to the Maryland State Archives, I can pool the file from there as well.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the deceased and approximate year of their death.


    ×
  • Probate Lookup for Harford County, Maryland
    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Harford County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file...

    $25.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Probate Lookup for Harford County, Maryland

    $25.00/record

    Description

    I am offering a copy of the estate file. If the file is at the Harford County, Maryland Courthouse I can get a copy of the file there. If the file has been transfered to the Maryland State Archives, I can pool the file from there as well.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide the name of the deceased and their year of death.


    ×
  • Maryland Birth Index (Counties Only)
    This is only entries from the Maryland Counties birth index from 1898 to 1950.

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Maryland Birth Index (Counties Only)

    $10.00/record

    Description

    This is only entries from the Maryland Counties birth index from 1898 to 1950.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide as much information if known about the birth. Name, Approx date and location if known.


    ×
  • Baltimore Sun Newspapers Copy of Articles
    Copy of Obituary, Marriage or Newspaper announcement. Please provide approx date of paper and name you are looking for.

    $4.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Baltimore Sun Newspapers Copy of Articles

    $4.00/record

    Description

    Copy of Obituary, Marriage or Newspaper announcement. Please provide approx date of paper and name you are looking for.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide approx date of paper and name you are looking for.


    ×
  • Harford County, Maryland Marriages Lookups
    This includes a copy of the marriage record. From 1777-1865 all there is is a ledger with just the name of the bride and groom...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Harford County, Maryland Marriages Lookups

    $8.00/record

    Description

    This includes a copy of the marriage record. From 1777-1865 all there is is a ledger with just the name of the bride and groom and the date of the license and at times the ministers name. From 1866 to 1990 is a paper copy of the license. These years have the bride and grooms names, ages, place of residence and date of license and date and location of marriage and ministers name.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide name of bride and groom and approximate year of marriage.


    ×
  • Harford County, Maryland Marriage Applications
    These marriage applications from 1886 to 1930 include name of bride and groom, their ages, location of residence, marital stat...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Harford County, Maryland Marriage Applications

    $8.00/record

    Description

    These marriage applications from 1886 to 1930 include name of bride and groom, their ages, location of residence, marital status, relationship to each other (ex. first cousin), name of applicant (at times another person), at times if under age signature of parent and a note from them.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide names of bride and groom if known and approximate year.


    ×
  • Baltimore City Marriage Index Lookup (By Male)
    This is the Baltimore City Marriage Index cards at the Maryland State Archives. The index goes from 1851 to 1914. The index inc...

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Baltimore City Marriage Index Lookup (By Male)

    $10.00/record

    Description

    This is the Baltimore City Marriage Index cards at the Maryland State Archives. The index goes from 1851 to 1914. The index includes the name of bride and groom, age, date of license, date of marriage, date it was returned to courthouse, the book and folio the entry appears on in the original and at times the ministers name.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include at least grooms name and brides first name along with an approximate year. Baltimore City split off in 1851 everything before that would be in Baltimore County.


    ×

Reviews
References
2 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
17 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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michaelhelms

I gave Chris a whopper of a research project; one that I had been banging my head on for years, with almost nothing to show for it. Chris was able to unearth records that had evaded me for years, and in doing so he has helped me bring down a brick wall that had seemed impenetrable. Chris is clearly a consummate researcher, and one that I would happily recommend to others.

October 2018


Lizzie and blanket

ddushane

Very easy genealogist to work with.............flexible and accommodating.

September 2018


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gknighting1

Great service

January 2015


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gknighting1

I highly recommend Mr. Smithson and this website.

January 2015


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gknighting1

Very pleased! This is a wonderful service Mr. Smithson and the website provides.

January 2015


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sjrresearch

Great work!

December 2014


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baltimoremorgan808

Excellent, professional, courteous geneologist! Highly recommend Mr Smithson!Been searching for Baltimore ancestor records/data for a long time-so nice to get results so efficiently.

April 2014


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baltimoremorgan808

Mr Smithson, Thank you very much for your assistance finding our Baltimore ancestor records -- With your expertise, you were able to solve some brickwalls in our family tree! Greatly appreciate your quick response and updates.

April 2014


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lynnie001

The best lookup I've ever requested anywhere. Very prompt. Results within minutes. And the document was of amazing quality.

April 2013


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jorgfe

Extremely Fast! Excellent service! Thanks!

April 2013