Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy

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'''Garrett County Courthouse'''<br>203 South Fourth Street, Room 207<br>Oakland, Maryland, 21550.<br>  
'''Garrett County Courthouse'''<br>203 South Fourth Street, Room 207<br>Oakland, Maryland, 21550<br>Phone: 301-334-8970<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land<br>and court records from 1872, military records from 1942,<br>and naturalization records 1908-1929; Register of wills<br>has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garrett, Maryland page 317, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 15:37, 19 July 2012

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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1873 1898 1880 1873 1873

Garrett County Courthouse
203 South Fourth Street, Room 207
Oakland, Maryland, 21550
Phone: 301-334-8970

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land
and court records from 1872, military records from 1942,
and naturalization records 1908-1929; Register of wills
has probate records[1]


  • Named for John Work Garrett (1820-1884), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Parent County

  • Last county created in the state, 4 November 1872, from west part of Allegany County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Accident | Deer Park | Friendsville | Grantsville | Kitzmiller | Loch Lynn Heights | Mountain Lake Park | Oakland


Bittinger | Bloomington | Corunna | Crellin | Gorman | Hutton | Kempton | Keysers Ridge | McHenry | Jennings | New Germany | Sand Spring | Sang Run | Shalmar | Swanton

Neighboring Counties

Allegany | Pennsylvania counties: Fayette | Somerset | West Virginia counties: Grant | Mineral | Preston | Tucker




Federal Census reports available 1880-1930. For tips on accessing Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.


Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Garrett County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.



  • Come join our Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy Group at Facebook



Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Garrett County Deed Books (1872-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Other Garrett County land resources include:

Local Histories


Marriage Records


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, Garrett County, p. 149. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]




A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Maryland, Garrett County Probate Estates (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • "Garrett Co.," in Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.
  • FamilyHart Online Database This online database contains over 630,000 linked family names. It grows by 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly. There are many many Garrett County family in this database.


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