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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Maryland|Maryland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Allegany_County,_Maryland|Allegany County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Allegany County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Allegany County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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== [http://gov.allconet.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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| founded year = 1789
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| building address = Allegany County Courthouse<br> 3 Pershing Street<br>Cumberland, MD 21502<br>Phone: (301) 777-5911<br>[http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/allegany/index.html '''Allegany County Website'''] }}
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== [http://gov.allconet.org/ Allegany County Maryland Courthouse]  ==
  
 
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[[Image:Allegany County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Allegany County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG]]
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&nbsp;<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court<br>and land records from 1791 and naturalization<br>records 1821-1973.<br> Register of Wills has probate<br>records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allegany County, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''Allegany County Office Complex'''<br>701 Kelly Road, Suite 407<br>Cumberland, MD 21502<br>ph: (301) 777-5911
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== Allegany County Maryland Quick History  ==
 
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== Quick History  ==
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The name Allegany comes from the Allegheny Mountains. "Allegany" itself, derived from a local Native American word, ''oolikhanna,'' means "beautiful stream."  
 
The name Allegany comes from the Allegheny Mountains. "Allegany" itself, derived from a local Native American word, ''oolikhanna,'' means "beautiful stream."  
 
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegany_County,_Maryland Wikipedia]  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegany_County,_Maryland Wikipedia]  
  
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*Lost census: 1890
 
*Lost census: 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Allegany County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
  
 
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*[[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett]]
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*[[Washington County, Maryland|Washington]]
  
[[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett]] | [[Washington County, Maryland|Washington]] | '''Pennsylvania''' counties: [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] | [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]] | [[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]] | '''West Virginia''' counties: [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]] | [[Mineral County, West Virginia|Mineral]] | [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]  
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*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]
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*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]]
  
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== Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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{{Census|Maryland}}  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/trial.html Census] records  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/trial.html Census] records  
  
 
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/sc1900/sc1994/003465/html/m3465-0001.html Roman Catholic, St. Patrick's Church, Marriage Register 1932-1983; Interments 1885-1939]
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/sc1900/sc1994/003465/html/m3465-0001.html Roman Catholic, St. Patrick's Church, Marriage Register 1932-1983; Interments 1885-1939]
  
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/church.htm Allegany County Church Records]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/church.htm Allegany County Church Records]  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/trial.html Allegany County Court Records]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/trial.html Allegany County Court Records]  
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== Family Histories ====
  
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*'''[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 [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n214/mode/2up 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|56889|item}}  
 
*'''[Randolph]''' Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. ''The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia''. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. {{FHL|56889|item}}  
 
*'''[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|535763|item}}  
 
*'''[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|535763|item}}  
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==== Military  ====
 
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Alleghany County on page 127.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Alleghany County on page 127.]
  
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*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Alleghany County [sic], pp. 109-110. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Alleghany County [sic], pp. 109-110. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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<br>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.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|2nd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade]], Company A, B, C, G, H, I, K <br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade]] , Company A, B, C, D, H
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/wills.html Allegany County Wills]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/wills.html Allegany County Wills]  
  
*"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|260282|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m}}.
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*"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|260282|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 B2m}}
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Russell, Donna Valley. ''Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide''. New Market, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1996. <br>
  
 
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*'''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.
  
 
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'''''Marriage'''''  
 
'''''Marriage'''''  
  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/othrmarr.html Allegany County Marriage Records]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/othrmarr.html Allegany County Marriage Records]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages47-65.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1847-1865]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages47-65.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1847-1865]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages65-73.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1865-1873]
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages65-73.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1865-1873]
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*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
 
*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Donald L. Alexander Library<br>Allegany College of Maryland, Cumerland Campus<br>12401 Willowbrook Road, SE<br>Cumberland, MD 21502-2596<br>301/784-5005 <br>
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Donald L. Alexander Library<br>Allegany College of Maryland, Cumerland Campus<br>12401 Willowbrook Road, SE<br>Cumberland, MD 21502-2596<br>301/784-5005 <br>  
  
 
The archives of the [http://www.mdgenweb.org/acgs/ Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Maryland] (ACGS) are held in the [http://www.allegany.edu/x111.xml Appalachian Room] of the Library of Allegany College of Maryland (http://www.allegany.edu/library/). Various [http://www.allegany.edu/x873.xml newspapers ]are available mostly in microfilm format.&nbsp; A collection of extracts gleaned from obituaries published in local Allegany County newspapers in the 19th and 20th centuries is available on microfilm in the Appalachian Room (Call No. Apl CS68.G46.H36).&nbsp; Known as the Mrs. Hazel Groves Hansrote notes, the collection includes carefully transcribed notes of family relationships mentioned in the obituaries and is organized alphabetically by family surname.&nbsp;  
 
The archives of the [http://www.mdgenweb.org/acgs/ Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Maryland] (ACGS) are held in the [http://www.allegany.edu/x111.xml Appalachian Room] of the Library of Allegany College of Maryland (http://www.allegany.edu/library/). Various [http://www.allegany.edu/x873.xml newspapers ]are available mostly in microfilm format.&nbsp; A collection of extracts gleaned from obituaries published in local Allegany County newspapers in the 19th and 20th centuries is available on microfilm in the Appalachian Room (Call No. Apl CS68.G46.H36).&nbsp; Known as the Mrs. Hazel Groves Hansrote notes, the collection includes carefully transcribed notes of family relationships mentioned in the obituaries and is organized alphabetically by family surname.&nbsp;  
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*[[Cumberland Maryland Family History Center]]
 
*[[Cumberland Maryland Family History Center]]
  
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== Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/ The Allegany County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/ The Allegany County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/biba.html "Allegany Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegany County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegany County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegany County. (backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegany County. (backup site)  
 
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Allegany|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Allegany County.
 
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Allegany|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Allegany County.
  
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== Allegany County Maryland Genealogy References  ==
  
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This article is about a western Maryland county. For other uses, see Allegany.

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Guide to Allegany County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Allegany County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Allegany County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 25, 1789
County Seat Cumberland
Courthouse
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Address Allegany County Courthouse
3 Pershing Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: (301) 777-5911
Allegany County Website


Contents

Allegany County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Allegany County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1791 1898 1800 1791 1790

 
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court
and land records from 1791 and naturalization
records 1821-1973.
Register of Wills has probate
records.[1]

Allegany County Maryland Quick History

The name Allegany comes from the Allegheny Mountains. "Allegany" itself, derived from a local Native American word, oolikhanna, means "beautiful stream."

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Wikipedia

Parent County

25 December 1789: Allegany County was created 25 December 1789 from Washington County.[1]

Boundary Changes

4 November 1872:  western part of the county was set off to form Garrett County.[1]

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Allegany County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alleghany County Boundary Map.jpg
Cities

Cumberland | Frostburg

Towns

Barton | Lonaconing | Luke | Midland | Westernport

Communities
Variant Place Names
  • Mount Savage > Arnold Settlement, Corriganville, Jennings, Jennings Run, Jennons Run, Luthworth

Neighboring Counties

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Maryland counties:

Pennsylvania counties:

West Virginia counties:

Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Biographies

Allegany County Biographies

Biographies from Allegany County, Maryland

Cemeteries (Rural)

For cemeteries in or very near cities or towns, please refer to populated places above.

Census

For tips on accessing Allegany County, Maryland census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Census records

  • 1790
  • 1800
  • 1810
  • 1820
  • 1830
  • 1840
  • 1850
  • 1850 Slave
  • 1860
  • 1860 Slave
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Allegany County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records from their collection have been digitized and made available to view for free online:


Allegany County Church Records

Court

Allegany County Court Records

Gazetteers

Family Histories

  • [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. SmallFHL 6075877

Land

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:

Allegany County Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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


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, Company A, B, C, G, H, I, K
- 3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade , Company A, B, C, D, H

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Allegany County Wills

  • "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

Research Guides

Russell, Donna Valley. Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide. New Market, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1996.

Taxation

  • 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.

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Donald L. Alexander Library
Allegany College of Maryland, Cumerland Campus
12401 Willowbrook Road, SE
Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
301/784-5005

The archives of the Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Maryland (ACGS) are held in the Appalachian Room of the Library of Allegany College of Maryland (http://www.allegany.edu/library/). Various newspapers are available mostly in microfilm format.  A collection of extracts gleaned from obituaries published in local Allegany County newspapers in the 19th and 20th centuries is available on microfilm in the Appalachian Room (Call No. Apl CS68.G46.H36).  Known as the Mrs. Hazel Groves Hansrote notes, the collection includes carefully transcribed notes of family relationships mentioned in the obituaries and is organized alphabetically by family surname. 

Research assistance is generally available on Mondays, staff by the ACGS.

Family History Centers

Allegany County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Allegany County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.