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|Allegany County, Maryland|
Location in the state of Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
|Founded||December 25, 1789|
|Address|| Allegany County Courthouse|
3 Pershing Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: (301) 777-5911
Allegany County Website
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court
and land records from 1791 and naturalization
Register of Wills has probate
Allegany County Maryland Quick History
For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps" (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
- Lost census: 1890
For a list of record loss in Maryland counties see: Maryland Counties with Burned Courthouses
Allegany County Maryland Places/Localities
Variant Place Names
- Mount Savage > Arnold Settlement, Corriganville, Jennings, Jennings Run, Jennons Run, Luthworth
West Virginia counties:
Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Resources
For cemeteries in or very near cities or towns, please refer to populated places above.
For tips on accessing Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.
- 1850 Slave
- 1860 Slave
- 1890 Veterans
Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives.
- Methodist Episcopal, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Registers 1838-1852, 1859-1870, 1870-1892, 1892-1915, 1914-1928 "One Hundredth Anniversary of Organization and Rededication 1832-1932"
- Roman Catholic, St. Michael's Church, Baptismal Registers, 1852-1910; Marriage Registers 1852-1871; Pew Book 1861-1864; Creditors of the Church 1853-1857; Subscribers 1857; Invested Persons; Indexes
- Roman Catholic, St. Michael's Church, Marriage Register 1946-1984; Interments 1920-1984; Confirmations 1868-1940, 1943-1966, 1975-1985; First Communions 1923-1983
- Roman Catholic, St. Patrick's Church, General Register, 1818-1884 (baptisms, communions, marriages, confessions, deaths, cemetery records, renunciation of secret societies, choir subscriptions, and indexes)
- Roman Catholic, St. Patrick's Church, Marriage Register 1932-1983; Interments 1885-1939
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allegany County, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883), 109-110. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive.
- [Lamar] Lamar, William Harmong, "Thomas Lamar of the Province of Maryland, and a Part of His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1897):203-210. Digitized by Internet Archive.
- [Randolph] Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. FHL Collection
- [Randolph] Small, Deborah Ann Kraemer and Blanche Willie Grace Randolph. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia, Volume II. Winter Park, Florida: D. Small, 1989. FHL Collection
- [Randolph] Raski, Arma, James Randolph, and Glenita Guthrie. Additions & Corrections to Vol. II, the Randolphs of Prince William Co., VA by Deborah K. Small. FHL 6075877
Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Allegany County Deed Books (1791-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)
Other Allegany County land resources include:
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Alleghany County on page 127.]
War of 1812
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Alleghany County [sic], pp. 109-110. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War service men from Allegany County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Allegancy County.
- - 2nd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade, Companies A, B, C, E, G, H, I and K.
- - 3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade , Companies A, B, C, D and H.
- Allegany County newspapers are identified in "Guide to Maryland Newspapers," available online, courtesy: Special Collections, Maryland State Archives.
- "Index to Wills of Allegany County, Md., 1784-1850," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):10-11; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):50-51; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Summer 1990):90-91. FHL US/CAN Book 975 B2m
Russell, Donna Valley. Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide. New Market, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1996.
- 1793 - "1793 Tax Assessment of Allegany County," Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1990):50-55; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul. 1990):107-112; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Oct. 1990):160-164.
- Allegany County Marriage Records
- Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1847-1865
- Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1865-1873
- Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives
- Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944, available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, Maryland State Archives.
Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
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Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Websites
- Allegany County, MD History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
- The Allegany County MDGenWeb Project, a member of The MDGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- "Allegany Co.," in Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Allegany County.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Allegany County. (backup site)
- FamilySearch.org FamilySearch Catalog for Allegany County.
Allegany County Maryland Genealogy References
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