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Allegany County MDGenWeb Project:

Allegany County Census Image Project

Some Special Pages on the Allegany County site:

Bishop Murray
of Lonaconing

Remembering the Clarysville Inn - 1807-1999
Click on the photo above for a brief history.

1910 Cumberland Baseball Team
& more old photos
Click on this photo and help ID these folks.

Other Allegany County Sites of the USGenWeb Project

MD Counties once containing or contained in Allegany County.

Following are resources that may be of interest to the Allegany County Genealogical researcher. If you would like to add an item to this list, please contact Carol Askey

Allegany County Lookup Volunteers

Allegany County Resources:

  • Allegany County Historical Society
    218 Washington Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502

  • Genealogical Society of Allegany County
    PO Box 3103
    La Vale, MD 21504-3103

  • Allegany County Courthouse
    30 Washington Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502

    The Allegany County Courthouse sits on the site of old Fort Cumberland (1755, French and Indian War). George Washington's HQ's located nearby, on bank of Wills Creek. This a very historic site and is very accommodating to visitors. The folks who work in the courthouse are very accommodating to visitors, also. (Thanks to Connie Beachy, Garrett County Coordinator for this information)

    Register of Wills for Allegany Co. MD Court House
    William F. Lashbaugh, Jr.
    P.O. Box 42
    Cumberland, MD 21501-0042

    For land records:
    Robert W. Walker
    Clerk of the Circuit Court
    Land Records
    30 Washington St.
    Cumberland, Md. 21502

Allegany County Libraries:

  • Allegany County Library System
    31 Washington Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502-2981

    Read about
    Bicentennial Memories, a collection of articles touching on two hundred years of life in Allegany County. Proceeds benefit the building of a library for Lonaconing, Midland & Barton.
  • Allegany College of Maryland
    Appalachian Collection
    12401 Willowbrook Rd., SE
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    Library: 301-784-5276

    Library Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday - 8:00am - 10:00pm
    • Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    • The library is closed evenings and weekends during the summer and two weeks at Christmas. Hours may vary during college vacations. Please call the library for current hours.

      The Appalachian Room collection contains many books, oral history recordings, pamphlets, clippings, photographs, and assorted genealogies. A great research environment.
  • Frostburg State University
    Lewis J. Ort Library
    1 Stadium Drive
    Frostburg, Maryland 21532-1099
    Genealogy Page:
    Library Circulation Desk: 301-687-4395
    Library Interlibrary Loan: 301-687-4886
    Library Reference Services: 301-687-4424
    Library Special Collections: 301-687-4889
    Library Multi-Media/Documents/Maps: 301-687-4426
    Library Hours:
    Newspapers on Microfilm:
    • Cumberland Evening Times (and all its variations up to the current Cumberland Times-News) 1891-1998
    • Cumberland Alleganian, 1845-1912
    • Mountain City Times, 1869-1875
    • Frostburg Mining Journal, 1871-1911
    • Cumberland Daily Times, 1872-1891
    • The Civilian, 1889, 1882-1883
    • The Weekly Civilian, 1884-1890
    • The Sunday Scimitar, 1894
    • Cumberland Press, 1914-1916
    • Cumberland Sunday Times, 1925-1931
    • Allegany Citizen, 1848-1963
    • The Citizen, 1964-1983
    • People's Guardian, 1965-1980
    • The Citizen Record, 1984-1985
    • Frostburg Journal, 1986-1988
The Ort Library will provide photocopies of obituaries. One or two requests for photocopies of obituaries from newspapers held by the Ort Library will be processed by the Interlibrary Loan staff as time permits. Requests must include the persons' name and death date (month, day, and year> and may be submitted via email to: or via the USPS at: Interlibrary Loan, Lewis J. ort Library, 1 Stadium Drive, Frostburg State university, Frostburg, MD 21532-2342. Photocopies for each request will cost $15.00, made payable in advance to Frostburg State University. Checks should be mailed to:

Interlibrary Loan Office
Lewis J. Ort Library
1 Stadium Drive
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD 21532-2342

You are always welcome and encouraged to visit the Library. The librarians and library staff will assist you with resources that are available in print and microform. A listing of genealogical resources locally held is provided at:  . Please check the hours the Library is open at: prior to your visit.

If you plan to use the Special Collections Room, please email MaryJo Price at or call at 301 687-4889 for an appointment. Hours for service are limited.

MaryJo Price 24 Aug. 2005

Other Allegany County Resources:

Regional Resources:

Other Maryland, National, and Worldwide Links

  • 72-volume Archives of Maryland series
  • Maryland Directory 1878
  • WWII Veterans Records - Advice from Marla on the MDALLEGA-L mailing list
    National Personnel Records Center
    Military Operations Branch
    National Personnel Records Center
    Military Personnel Records
    9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132

    They require their Form NA13075 (available at Veterans Administration facility), and for privacy reasons, the serviceman's death certificate and your birth certificate to prove next of kin status. For WWII and earlier, it helps if you can include a photocopy of his dogtag. Keep copies of all correspondence, because they lose things. You must be tenacious and may even have to invoke the Freedom of Information Act.

    Complete records may include enlistment photos, physical exam reports, marksmanship records, pay vouchers, unit assignments, and information regarding all campaign medals
  • Civilian Wagonmasters in the Civil War - National Archives
  • Maryland Genealogical Society
    201 West Monument Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
  • Genealogical site for locating doctors

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