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County Courthouse

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Allegany County Office Complex
701 Kelly Road, Suite 407
Cumberland, MD 21502
ph: (301) 777-5911

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."

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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

Garrett | Washington | Pennsylvania counties: Bedford | Fulton | Somerset | West Virginia counties: Hampshire | Mineral | Morgan

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

  • 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

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.]

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.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

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 (http://www.allegany.edu/library/appalachian.shtml ) of the Library of Allegany College of Maryland (http://www.allegany.edu/library/). Various newspapers are available mostly in microfilm format (http://www.allegany.edu/library/newslist.shtml). 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.

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [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.



 

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