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Carroll County, Maryland
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Carroll County, Maryland Facts

Carroll County

When was Carroll County, MD Created?
Carroll County was created on January 19, 1837 from Baltimore County and Frederick County. This county was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a representative to the Continental Congress and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

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

What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, MD?
Bordering Counties are York County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Baltimore County (east), Howard County (south), Frederick County (west), Adams County, Pennsylvania (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Carroll County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Westminster (incorporated 1818), Taneytown (incorporated 1836), Manchester (incorporated 1834), New Windsor (incorporated 1843), Union Bridge (incorporated 1872), Hampstead (incorporated 1888), Mount Airy (incorporated 1894), Sykesville (incorporated 1904).

Carroll County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Carroll County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Carroll 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.

Carroll County, MD Census Records

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

Carroll Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carroll Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carroll 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.

Carroll County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Carroll County Courthouse

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

Carroll County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Carroll County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Carroll 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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Carroll Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records

Carroll Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Carroll Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

Carroll Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. MD Military Records

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