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Guide to '''Allegany County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maryland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Allegany County'''  
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| building address = [http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/allegany/index.html '''Allegany County Courthouse''']<br> 3 Pershing Street<br>Cumberland, MD 21502<br>Phone: 301-777-5911<br>[http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/allegany/index.html '''Allegany County Website'''] }}
  
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== [http://gov.allconet.org/ Allegany County Maryland Courthouse]  ==
 
 
[[Image:Alleghany County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|375px|Alleghany County Boundary Map.jpg]]
 
 
 
== [http://gov.allconet.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
  
 
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[[Image:Allegany County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Allegany County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG]]
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1791 and naturalization records 1821-1973. Register of Wills has probate 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>  
 
 
[http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/allegany/index.html Allegany County Courthouse]<br>3 Pershing Street<br>Cumberland, MD 21502<br>Phone: (301) 777-5911<br>&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>  
 
  
 
== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
 
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[[Image:Allegheny Mountain Range Spruce Knob.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Allegheny Mountain Range Spruce Knob.JPG]]
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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." [[Image:Allegheny Mountain Range Spruce Knob.JPG|thumb|right|400px]] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegany_County,_Maryland Wikipedia]  
 
 
The name Allegany comes from the Allegheny Mountains. "Allegany" itself, derived from a local Native American word, ''oolikhanna,'' means "beautiful stream."  
 
 
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegany_County,_Maryland Wikipedia]  
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''25 December 1789: '''Allegany County was created 25 December 1789 from [[Washington County, Maryland|Washington]] County.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''25 December 1789: '''Allegany County was created 25 December 1789 from [[Washington County, Maryland Genealogy|Washington]] County.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''4 November 1872:'''&nbsp; western part of the county was set off to form [[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett]] County.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''4 November 1872:'''&nbsp; western part of the county was set off to form [[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett]] County.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps"] (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
*Alleghany<ref>''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|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].</ref>
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*Alleghany
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1893'''-- A courthouse fire destroyed marriage records for 1791-1847 and naturalization records for 1892-1893.<br>
  
*Lost census: 1890
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Image:Alleghany County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|375px]]
  
 
===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
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*Amcelle  
 
*Amcelle  
 
*Barrelville  
 
*Barrelville  
*[[Bel Air, Allegany County, Maryland|Bel Air]]  
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*[[Bel Air, Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy|Bel Air]]  
 
*Bier  
 
*Bier  
 
*[[Borden Shaft, Maryland|Borden Shaft]]  
 
*[[Borden Shaft, Maryland|Borden Shaft]]  
 
*Carlos  
 
*Carlos  
*[[Clarysville, Allegany County, Maryland|Clarysville]]  
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*[[Clarysville, Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy|Clarysville]]  
 
*[[Corriganville, Maryland|Corriganville]]  
 
*[[Corriganville, Maryland|Corriganville]]  
 
*[[Cresaptown, Maryland|Cresaptown]]  
 
*[[Cresaptown, Maryland|Cresaptown]]  
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*[[McCoole, Maryland|McCoole]]  
 
*[[McCoole, Maryland|McCoole]]  
 
*[[McKenzie, Maryland|McKenzie]]  
 
*[[McKenzie, Maryland|McKenzie]]  
*[[Mexico, Allegany County, Maryland|Mexico]]  
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*[[Mexico, Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy|Mexico]]  
 
*[[Midlothian, Maryland|Midlothian]]  
 
*[[Midlothian, Maryland|Midlothian]]  
 
*Moscow  
 
*Moscow  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[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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[[Image:Mdallgany.jpg|right|600px|Mdallgany.jpg]] '''Maryland''' counties:
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*[[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett]]  
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*[[Washington County, Maryland Genealogy|Washington]]
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'''Pennsylvania''' counties:  
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*[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bedford]]  
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*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fulton]]  
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*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Somerset]]
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'''West Virginia''' counties:  
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*[[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]  
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*[[Mineral County, West Virginia|Mineral]]  
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*[[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries (Rural)  ====
 
==== Cemeteries (Rural)  ====
  
For cemeteries in or very near cities or towns, please refer to [[Allegany County, Maryland#Populated_Places|populated places]] above.  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/AllegContrib.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Allegany+Maryland&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maryland&county=Allegany&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
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For cemeteries in or very near cities or towns, please refer to [[Allegany County, Maryland#Populated_Places|populated places]] above.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Maryland}}  
 
{{Census|Maryland}}  
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/trial.html Census] records  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/census.htm Census] records  
  
 
*1790  
 
*1790  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm 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:
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Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm 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.
  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0800/m840/pdf/m840.pdf 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"]  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0800/m840/pdf/m840.pdf 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"]  
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
[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  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== 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 [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n214/mode/2up 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 [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n214/mode/2up Internet Archive].  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Allegany County Deed Books (1791-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
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Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Allegany County Deed Books (1791-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
  
 
Other Allegany County land resources include:  
 
Other Allegany County land resources include:  
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Civil War  
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===== Civil War =====
  
<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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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932373|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932407|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
:- [[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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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|2nd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade]], Companies A, B, C, E, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade|3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade]] , Companies A, B, C, D and H.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/wills.html Allegany County Wills]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/wills.html Allegany County Wills]  
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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}}
  
*"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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'''Online Probate Indexes'''
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*'''1635 – 1777''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1635 – 1743''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3250 Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635-1743] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1796 – 1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
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==== Research Guides  ====
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Russell, Donna Valley. ''Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide''. New Market, Md.: Catoctin Press, 1996. <br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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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.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Birth'''''
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'''''Marriage'''''
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/allegany/othrmarr.html Allegany County Marriage Records]  
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*'''1658 - 1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages47-65.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1847-1865]  
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*'''1666 - 1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages65-73.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1865-1873]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/allegany/othrmarr.html Allegany County Marriage Records]  
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*'''1847 - 1865''' [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages47-65.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1847-1865]  
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*'''1865 - 1873''' [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdallegh/Vitals/Marriages65-73.htm Marriage Licenses of Allegany County 1865-1873]
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
'''''Death'''''
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===== Death =====
  
*[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].
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*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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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'''Genealogical Society of Allegany County'''<br> P. O. Box 3103<br> La Vale, MD 21504<br> 301 777-8850<br> E-Mail: [mailto:acrosby@frostburg.edu acrosby@frostburg.edu]<br> [http://www.mdgenweb.org/acgs/index.html Website]<br>
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<br> '''Allegany Regional Family History Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1804<br>Elkins, WV  26241-1804<br>Location: I.O.O.F. Lodge Building,<br>US Rt. 219 & 250, south of Elkins<br>Email: [mailto:arfhs@yahoo.com arfhs@yahoo.com]<br> [http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html Website]<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;
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<br> '''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>E-Mail: [mailto:mhay@allegany.edu mhay@allegany.edu]<br> [http://www.allegany.edu/x102.xml website]<br>
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'''Washington Street Library'''<br> Attn: Maryland Room Librarian<br> 31 Washington Street<br> Cumberland, MD 21502<br> 301-777-8850<br> E-Mail: [mailto:washingtonstlibrary@allconet.org washingtonstlibrary@allconet.org]<br> [http://www.alleganycountylibrary.info/contentpages.asp?loc=50 Website]<br>
  
Research assistance is generally available on Mondays, staff by the ACGS.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cumberland Maryland Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/allegany-county/ Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[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]].  
 
*[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://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.
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United States
Maryland
Allegany County

Guide to Allegany County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and 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
Allegany County, Maryland Courthouse.JPG
Address Allegany County Courthouse
3 Pershing Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301-777-5911
Allegany County Website



Allegany County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy 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]

Quick History

The name Allegany comes from the Allegheny Mountains. "Allegany" itself, derived from a local Native American word, oolikhanna, means "beautiful stream."
Allegheny Mountain Range Spruce Knob.JPG
Wikipedia

Parent County

25 December 1789: Allegany County was created 25 December 1789 from Washington County.[2]

Boundary Changes

4 November 1872:  western part of the county was set off to form Garrett County.[3]

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.

Variant Spellings

  • Alleghany

Record Loss

1893-- A courthouse fire destroyed marriage records for 1791-1847 and naturalization records for 1892-1893.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

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

Mdallgany.jpg
Maryland counties:

Pennsylvania counties:

West Virginia counties:

Resources

Biographies

Allegany County Biographies

Biographies from Allegany County, Maryland

Cemeteries (Rural)

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MDInterment
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.

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

Census

For tips on accessing Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy 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 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.


Court

Allegany County Court Records

Gazetteers

Montgomery

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

Regiments. Service men in Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy:


- 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.

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

Online Probate Indexes

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

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Allegany County
P. O. Box 3103
La Vale, MD 21504
301 777-8850
E-Mail: acrosby@frostburg.edu
Website


Allegany Regional Family History Society
P.O. Box 1804
Elkins, WV 26241-1804
Location: I.O.O.F. Lodge Building,
US Rt. 219 & 250, south of Elkins
Email: arfhs@yahoo.com
Website


Donald L. Alexander Library
Allegany College of Maryland, Cumerland Campus
12401 Willowbrook Road, SE
Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
301 784-5005
E-Mail: mhay@allegany.edu
website

Washington Street Library
Attn: Maryland Room Librarian
31 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-8850
E-Mail: washingtonstlibrary@allconet.org
Website


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].