|Other MD Resources|
MD Birth Records
MD Marriage Records
MD Divorce Records
MD Death Records
MD Ancestor Records
|AL - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT
DE - FL - GA - ID - IL - IN
IA - KS - KY - LA - MA - MD
ME - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT
NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY
NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA
RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT
VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY
|U.S. Research Guides|
Guide to Cemetery Records
Census Records Guide
Court Records Guide
Church Records Guide
Land Records Guide
Immigration Records Guide
Military Records Guide
Probate Records Guide
Vital Records Guide
DNA Testing Guide
|Other Genealogy Resources|
Family Tree Encyclopedia
Archives & Societies List
Find a Lookup Volunteer
Be a Lookup Volunteer
Printable Genealogy Forms
Family Tree Humor
|Top Free Ancestry Databases|
1940 U.S. Census|
1880 U.S. Census
1850-1885 Mortality Census
1791-1992 Naturalization Index
Confederate Service Records
Union Service Records
1917-18 WWI Draft Registrations
View All Free Databases
When was Washington County, MD Created?
Washington County was created on September 6, 1776 from Frederick County. This county was named in honor of George Washington, first President of the United States.
What counties are adjacent to Washington County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Fulton County, Pennsylvania (northwest), Allegany County (west), Morgan County, West Virginia (southwest), Berkeley County, West Virginia (south), Jefferson County, West Virginia (south), Loudoun County, Virginia (southeast), Frederick County (east), Franklin County, Pennsylvania (northeast).
What cities and towns are in Washington County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hagerstown (incorporated 1813), Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, Williamsport.
Where can find Washington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washington 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.
What Washington County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington 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.
Washington Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington 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.
What genealogical records can I find in the Washington County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Washington County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Washington County, MD?
A list of Washington County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Washington County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Washington County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Washington 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.