Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Carroll County, Maryland

Carroll County

Carroll County was founded 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.

The Carroll County Seat is situated in Westminster additionally, the county government website is

Areas next to Carroll County are York County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Baltimore County (east), Howard County (south), Frederick County (west), Adams County, Pennsylvania (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Carroll 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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Carroll County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Carroll County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Government records of Allegany County are available in original, microfilm and digital formats from the Maryland State Archives

Carroll County Courthouse and Government Records

Carroll County Courthouse

The Carroll County Courthouse carries most county government records such as land, probate, tax and other legal records. The below facts pointed out below shows exactly what years could be the earliest known documents in this county. Most early papers of the county court have been lost.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details just before visiting or looking for information because of occasionally changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Many workers will guide individuals in finding the materials, but it is up to the particular person to complete the research.

Carroll County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Carroll County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Carroll Co. MD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carroll Co. MD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Carroll Co. MD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Carroll Co. MD Census Records

Carroll Co. MD Cemeteries & Graveyards

Carroll Co. MD Church & Bible Records

Carroll Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carroll Co. MD General and History Websites

Carroll Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

Carroll Co. MD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. MD Military Records

Copyright © 2014,