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Allegany County, Maryland
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Allegany County, Maryland Facts

Allegany County

When was Allegany County, MD Created?
Allegany County was created on December 25 1789 from Washington County. This county was named for the Lenape Indian word oolikhanna, which means "beautiful stream" .

What is the County Seat of Allegany County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Cumberland additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Allegany County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Somerset County, Pennsylvania (north), Bedford County, Pennsylvania (north), Fulton County, Pennsylvania (north), Washington County (east), Morgan County, West Virginia (south), Hampshire County, West Virginia (south), Mineral County, West Virginia (south), Garrett County (west).

What cities and towns are in Allegany County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cumberland (incorporated 1815), Frostburg (incorporated 1839), Barton (incorporated 1900), Lonaconing (incorporated 1890), Luke (incorporated 1922), Midland (incorporated 1900), Westernport (incorporated 1858) .

Allegany County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Allegany County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Allegany County vital records can be found at the Maryland Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from August 1898, has marriage records from January 1990 and has divorce records from January, 1992. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maryland for current fees and application process.

State of Maryland Archives files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including Birth certificates from 1898 for Maryland counties and since 1875 for Baltimore City, Death certificates prior to 1969 and Marriage certificates since 1640 for events that occurred in Maryland.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Maryland Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Allegany County, MD Census Records

What Allegany County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Allegany County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Allegany Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Allegany Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Allegany Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another state census is the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Maryland Census Records Research Guide.

Allegany County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Allegany County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Allegany County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Allegany County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Allegany County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Allegany County, MD?
A list of Allegany County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Allegany County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Allegany County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Allegany County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is simply a listing that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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