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Guide to '''Carroll County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Carroll County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.<br>
  
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| county = Carroll County  
 
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| founded year = 1837
 
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| founded date = January 19
 
| founded date = January 19
| seat = Westminster  
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| seat = [[Westminster, Maryland|Westminster]]
 
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| building address = Carroll County Courthouse<br>225 North Center St.<br>Westminster, MD 21157 <br>Phone: 410-876-2085<br>[http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/default.asp '''Carroll County Website'''] }}
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| building address = [http://mdcourts.gov/courtsdirectory/carroll.html '''Carroll County Courthouse''']<br>225 North Center St.<br>Westminster, MD 21157 <br>Phone: 410-876-2085<br>[http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/default.asp '''Carroll County Website'''] }}  
 
 
  
== [http://www.carr.org/ Carroll County Maryland Courthouse] ==
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== Courthouse  ==
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''  
 
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<br><br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records 1837-1900<br>not indexed and from 1900 indexed, divorce, court<br>and land records from 1837. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records 1837-1900<br>not indexed and from 1900 indexed, divorce, court<br>and land records from 1837. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== Carroll County Maryland History  ==
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== History  ==
  
[[Image:Carroll-charlesofcarrollton.jpg|thumb|right|185px]]  
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[[Image:Carroll-charlesofcarrollton.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Charles Carroll]]  
  
 
*Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (he signed this way) (1737-1832), the last surviving signer of Declaration of Independence.
 
*Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (he signed this way) (1737-1832), the last surviving signer of Declaration of Independence.
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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*'''1837--'''Carroll County was created 19 January 1837 from [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]] and [[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]] counties by taking the following hundreds from Baltimore County: North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred, Delaware Lower Hundred and from Frederick County: Pipe Creek Hundred, Westminster Hundred, Unity Hundred, Burnt House Hundred, Piney Creek Hundred, and Taneytown Hundred.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Westminster.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
*'''1837--'''Carroll County was created 19 January 1837 from [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] and [[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] counties by taking the following hundreds from Baltimore County: North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred, Delaware Lower Hundred and from Frederick County: Pipe Creek Hundred, Westminster Hundred, Unity Hundred, Burnt House Hundred, Piney Creek Hundred, and Taneytown Hundred.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Westminster.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Carroll County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
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*Westminster
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Westminster,_Maryland Westminster]
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] | [[Frederick County, Maryland|Frederick]] | [[Howard County, Maryland|Howard]] | '''Pennsylvania''' counties: [[Adams County, Pennsylvania|Adams]] | [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]  
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[[Image:Mdcarroll.jpg|right|400px|Mdcarroll.jpg]] '''Maryland''' counties:
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*[[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]]  
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*[[Frederick County, Maryland Genealogy|Frederick]]  
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*[[Howard County, Maryland Genealogy|Howard]]
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'''Pennsylvania''' counties:  
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*[[Adams County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Adams]]  
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*[[York County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|York]]
  
== Carroll County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
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== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.interment.net/us/md/carroll.htm Interment.net Cemetery Listings] for Carroll County, MD. Includes contact information for many cemeteries in the county and volunteer contributed index lists for many of them.<br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=22&GScnty=1192&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/md/carroll/cemet.htm USGenWeb]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
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 the Carroll County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.  
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*''[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.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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*'''[Winchester]''' Boddie, John Thomas and John Bennett Boddie. ''Boddie and Allied Families.'' Chicago: n.p., 1918. Digital version at {{FSbook|116496}} - free.
 
*'''[Winchester]''' Boddie, John Thomas and John Bennett Boddie. ''Boddie and Allied Families.'' Chicago: n.p., 1918. Digital version at {{FSbook|116496}} - free.
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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 Carroll County Deed Books (1837-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 Carroll County Deed Books (1837-present) have been uploaded to their website: [https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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===== 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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Carroll 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, Carroll County on page 127.]
  
===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
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===== 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|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, Carroll County, pp. 140-142. 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, Carroll County, pp. 140-142. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
<br><br><br>Civil War  
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===== Civil War =====
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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
  
<br>Civil War service men from&nbsp;Carroll 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&nbsp;Carroll County.<br>
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{{VAciv}}
  
:- [[6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Company A, and C<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Companies D, E, F and G.
:- [[7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Company F <br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Companies A and C.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry|7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry]], Companies D and F.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Research Guides<br>  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 ====
  
 
*Carroll County Genealogical Society. ''A Guide to Genealogical Research in Carroll County''. Westminster, Md.: Carroll County Genealogical Society, 1991.<br>  
 
*Carroll County Genealogical Society. ''A Guide to Genealogical Research in Carroll County''. Westminster, Md.: Carroll County Genealogical Society, 1991.<br>  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Death'''''
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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].
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*'''1658 - 1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1666 - 1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
== Carroll County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Carroll County Genealogical Society'''<br> CCGS P.O. Box 1752<br> Westminster, MD 21158<br> E-Mail: [mailto:ccgs1752@hotmail.com ccgs1752@hotmail.com]<br> [http://carr.org/ccgs Website]<br>
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'''Historical Society of Carroll County'''<br> Library<br> 210 East Main Street<br> Westminster MD 21157<br> 410 848-6494<br> E-Mail: [mailto:Info@HSCCmd.org Info@HSCCmd.org]<br> [http://www.hsccmd.org Website]<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Hampstead Maryland Family History Center]]
 
*[[Hampstead Maryland Family History Center]]
  
== Carroll County Maryland Genealogy Websites  ==
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== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/carroll/ The Carroll County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/carroll-county/ Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
*[http://usgensites.com/mdcarroll Carroll County MD Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/carroll/ The Carroll 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/bibc.html "Carroll Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Carroll Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/carroll/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Carroll County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/carroll/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Carroll County  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/carroll/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Carroll County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/carroll/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Carroll County (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Carroll|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Carroll County.
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Carroll|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Carroll County
 
 
== Carroll County Maryland Genealogy References  ==
 
 
 
<references />{{Maryland|Maryland}}
 
  
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== References  ==
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<references />{{Maryland|Maryland}}</div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:12, 3 October 2017

United States
Maryland
Carroll County

Guide to Carroll County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Carroll County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 19, 1837
County Seat Westminster
Courthouse
Address Carroll County Courthouse
225 North Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-876-2085
Carroll County Website


Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1837 1898 1840 1837 1837


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records 1837-1900
not indexed and from 1900 indexed, divorce, court
and land records from 1837. [1]

History

Charles Carroll
  • Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (he signed this way) (1737-1832), the last surviving signer of Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

  • 1837--Carroll County was created 19 January 1837 from Baltimore and Frederick counties by taking the following hundreds from Baltimore County: North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred, Delaware Lower Hundred and from Frederick County: Pipe Creek Hundred, Westminster Hundred, Unity Hundred, Burnt House Hundred, Piney Creek Hundred, and Taneytown Hundred.  County seat: Westminster.[2]

Boundary Changes

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

  • Carrol

Record Loss

Most early papers of the county court have been lost.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Carroll County Boundary Map.jpg
Cities
  • Taneytown
Towns
  • Hampstead
  • Manchester
  • Mount Airy
  • New Windsor
  • Sykesville
  • Union Bridge
Communities
  • Alesia
  • Carrollton
  • Carrolltowne
  • Detour
  • Eldersburg
  • Finksburg
  • Frizzelburg
  • Gaither
  • Gamber
  • Greenmount
  • Harney
  • Henryton
  • Keymar
  • Jasontown
  • Lineboro
  • Linwood
  • Louisville
  • Mayberry
  • Mexico
  • Middleburg
  • Millers
  • New Mexico
  • Patapsco
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Silver Run
  • Union Mills
  • Uniontown
  • Woodbine
  • Woodstock

Neighboring Counties

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Maryland counties:

Pennsylvania counties:

Resources

Cemeteries

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
MDGravestones
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal Census reports available 1840-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

  • 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

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • [Winchester] Boddie, John Thomas and John Bennett Boddie. Boddie and Allied Families. Chicago: n.p., 1918. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Carroll County Deed Books (1837-present) have been uploaded to their website: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

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, Carroll 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, Carroll County, pp. 140-142. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Carroll 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 Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Companies D, E, F and G.
- 6th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Companies A and C.
- 7th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Companies D and F.

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Carroll County Genealogical Society. A Guide to Genealogical Research in Carroll County. Westminster, Md.: Carroll County Genealogical Society, 1991.
  • Souza, Eileen A. “Research in Carroll County.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53, no. 2 (2012): 307-324.

Taxation

  • 1793 - "1793 Tax, Taylorsville Area," Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1989):172-174.
  • 1798 - Horvath, George J. The Particular Assessment Lists for Baltimore and Carroll Counties - 1798. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1991.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Carroll County Genealogical Society
CCGS P.O. Box 1752
Westminster, MD 21158
E-Mail: ccgs1752@hotmail.com
Website

Historical Society of Carroll County
Library
210 East Main Street
Westminster MD 21157
410 848-6494
E-Mail: Info@HSCCmd.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), Carroll, 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].