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Carroll County Genealogical Resources

Listed on this page are links to a variety of Carroll County genealogical resources. The information has been compiled by members of the Carroll County Genealogical Society from a variety of sources. New resources will be added from time to time. More local genealogical material assembled by CCGS is available in book form or on CDs. Please see “Publications” for a list of available titles.

Carroll County – Established 1837

Carroll County records began in 1837 when Carroll was formed from the western part of Baltimore County and the eastern part of Frederick County. The dividing line between those two counties prior to 1837 ran roughly southwest-northeast between present-day Mount Airy, through the eastern edge of Westminster to the Pennsylvania line slightly northwest of Manchester (see map). Anyone looking for official county records before 1837 such as land transfers, wills, administrations, court cases and marriage records should search in the appropriate county. Before 1748, Frederick County was part of Prince George’s County. Baltimore County was an original county established in 1659.

Balto. Fred Boundary

Map showing the outlines of present-day Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties. The dashed line represents the boundary between Frederick and Baltimore counties before the formation of Carroll County in 1837.

List of Family Histories

African-Americans in 1850 Carroll County Census

Slave Statistics for Carroll County from 1864

1850 and 1860 Western Maryland Slave Owners

Cemetery List

Family Envelopes

Un-catalogued Resources on Our Library Shelves

List of Carroll County Indentures - 1837-1927

Carroll County Death Certificates

Old School Photographs and Class Lists (Updated 7/2016)

1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Mortality Schedules

Physicians in Carroll County's 1880 Mortality Schedule

1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892 and 1893 Some Carroll County Necrologies from the Democratic Advocate

1890 Census of Carroll County Civil War Union Veterans and Widows

Civil War Burials in Carroll County (NEW)

Subject Indexes to Back Issues of Our Newsletter The Carrolltonian

Carroll County Insolvency Cases at the Maryland State Archives

Carroll's Public School Teachers - 1910 (NEW)

1865 Voters List for Frederick County (NEW)

Naturalization Records

J. L. Switzer’s 1910 “Reminiscences” (NEW)


Table of Surnames Found in Carroll County Cemeteries

Lists of Qualified Voters in 1873 by Election District

Indexes of Chattel Record Books

1850 Carroll County Agricultural Census

1880 Carroll County Agricultural Census

1883 Pension List for Civil War and War of 1812 Survivors or Widows

Carroll's Public School Trustees - 1883 (NEW)

Sam's Creek Mill Ledger 1949-1952

Sam's Creek Mill Ledger 1951-1960



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