Hagerstown, Maryland

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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
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Presbyterian Cemetery
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Rose Hill Cemetery
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Political Graveyards
Interment.net

Saint John's Episcopal Churchyard
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Saint Marys Graveyard
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South Potomac Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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Political Graveyards

Washington Confederate Cemetery
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Family History Library [2]
Zion Cemetery
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Political Graveyards

Church History and Records

Lutheran
  • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Methodist
  • African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
    Ebenezer
    Bethel Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Asbury United Methodist Church
    155 N Jonathan St
    Hagerstown, MD 21740-4811
    (301) 791-049
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
  • St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
  • St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Washington Square United Methodist Church
Reformed Church
  • Reformed Congregation
  • Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church
  • Zion Reformed Church
Roman Catholic
United Church of Christ
  • 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

Libraries and Museums

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.
  • History of western Maryland : being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties..., by J. Thomas Scharf  [4] from the earliest period to the present day; including biographical sketches of their representative men.

Societies

Vital Records

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 & L. R. Titsworth, Hagerstown, Md. Worldcat
  4. History of western Maryland : being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties from the earliest period to the present day; including biographical sketches of their representative men (Philadelphia : L.H. Everts 1882, reprint 1906, 1968, 1992), FHL book 975.2 H2s 1968 v. 1-2, reprint 1968.