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* ''A History of Washington County, Maryland,'' by Thomas John Chew Williams <ref> Thomas John Chew Williams, ''A History of Washington County, Maryland - Washington Co., Md - 1968 - 1347 pages Reprint of the ed published in 1906 by J. M. Runk & L. R. Titsworth, Hagerstown, Md. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/442746&referer=brief_results Worldcat]</ref> from the earliest settlements to the present time, including a history of Hagerstown, to this is added a biographical record of representative families prepared from data obtained from original sources of information. A snippet view can be seen at [http://books.google.com/books?id=R8k6AAAAIAAJ&source=gbs_similarbooks_r&cad=2_2&pgis=1 Google Books].
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*''A History of Washington County, Maryland,'' by Thomas John Chew Williams <ref> Thomas John Chew Williams, ''A History of Washington County, Maryland - Washington Co., Md - 1968 - 1347 pages Reprint of the ed published in 1906 by J. M. Runk &amp;amp; L. R. Titsworth, Hagerstown, Md. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/442746 Worldcat]</ref> from the earliest settlements to the present time, including a history of Hagerstown, to this is added a biographical record of representative families prepared from data obtained from original sources of information. A snippet view can be seen at [http://books.google.com/books?id=R8k6AAAAIAAJ&source=gbs_similarbooks_r&cad=2_2&pgis=1 Google Books].
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Revision as of 18:38, 13 February 2009

United States > Maryland > Washington County > Hagerstown
Hagerstown's Public Square in 1900

City Hall

1 East Franklin St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-8577

History

Hagerstown is a city in Washington County and is the County Seat. It is also the largest city in a region known as Western Maryland and has also been recognized as Cumberland Valley. Johanthan Hager founded this community in 1762.
An extensive history about Hagerstown can be found at Wikipedia

Neighboring Communities

Resources

Bible Records

Family Bible records in the Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, Maryland; Fuller, Marsha Lynne; Washington County Free Library. Indexed "These records, covering the years 1738 to 1999, include first and last name, event (birth, christening, confirmation, marriage, death, obituary), date, event location, age, ...name of spouse, residence of bride and groom, minister and location of ceremony, names of parents, and name of family bible. This volume provides over 8,000 entries...." -- Back cover.[1]

Cemeteries

Meadow View Mennonite Cemetery
  1. Findagrave.com
Presbyterian Cemetery
  1. Findagrave.com
Rose Hill Cemetery
  1. Findagrave.com
  2. Political Graveyards
  3. Interment.net
Saint John's Episcopal Churchyard
  1. Findagrave.com
Saint Marys Graveyard
  1. Findagrave.com
South Potomac Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  1. Findagrave.com
  2. Political Graveyards
Washington Confederate Cemetery
  1. Findagrave.com
  2. Family History Library [2]
Zion Cemetery
  1. Findagrave.com
  2. Political Graveyards

Church History and Records

Lutheran
  1. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Methodist
  1. John Wesley United Methodist Church
  2. St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
  3. St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church
  4. Washington Square United Methodist Church
Reformed Church
  1. Reformed Congregation
  2. Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church
  3. Zion Reformed Church
Roman Catholic
  1. St. Mary's Catholic Church
United Church of Christ
  1. Zion United Church of Christ

Directories

Genealogy

Immigration and Emigration

Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records (1892-1924), the passengers who are from Hagerstown or heading to Hagerstown.

Maps

Newspapers

  1. The Herald-Mail, Online newspaper
  2. Washington County Free Library, newspaper indexing
  1. Hagerstown Mail
  2. Herald of Freedom and Torch Light (later called Herald and Torch Light)
  3. Maryland Free Press

Libraries and Museums

  1. Samuel B. Jamieson Genealogical Library, located in basement of the Miller Museum
  2. Miller Museum

Local Histories

  • A History of Washington County, Maryland, by Thomas John Chew Williams [3] from the earliest settlements to the present time, including a history of Hagerstown, to this is added a biographical record of representative families prepared from data obtained from original sources of information. A snippet view can be seen at Google Books.

Societies

  1. Hagerstown & Frederick Railway Historical Society
  2. Washington County Historical Society
  3. Washington County Historical Society is the website to The Miller House which is the headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society office and the Simms B. Jamieson Genealogical Library.

Vital Records

  1. State of Maine Marriage (1892-1966), marriage records of one or both spouses whose residence was in Hagerstown.
  2. Social Security Death Index, begins about 1962 to at least 2 months ago.

Websites

Webtree.com, listing individuals who born or died in Hagerstown, Maryland. Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.

References

  1. Family Bible records in the Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, Maryland (Westminster, Md. : Willow Bend Books, 2003), FHLC 975.291/H1 D2f.
  2. "FHLC Fiche 6125361" (Filmed by the GSU, 1996).
  3. Thomas John Chew Williams, A History of Washington County, Maryland - Washington Co., Md - 1968 - 1347 pages Reprint of the ed published in 1906 by J. M. Runk &amp; L. R. Titsworth, Hagerstown, Md. Worldcat