Carroll County, Maryland
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Carroll County, Maryland Facts
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.
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
What genealogical records can I find in the Carroll County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Carroll County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Maryland courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Maryland residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Carroll County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Carroll County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 55 N. Court Street, Westminster, MD 21157
- Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk
- Phone: 410-386-2326
- Marriage Records: 1837
- Land Records: 1837
- Carroll County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Phone: (410) 848-2586 or (888) 876-0034
- Probate Records: 1837
- County Records on Digital Media
- County Records on Microfilm
- Original County Records
- Carroll County Courthouse History
- Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940
- Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Carroll County Historical Society, 210 East Main St., Westminster, MD 21157 – 5225, (410) 848-6494
- Carroll County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1752, Westminster 21158
- Inventory of the county and town archives of Maryland: Carroll County (search.ancestry.com)
- Maryland State Archives , 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-260-6400
- Maryland Genealogical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
- Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore MD 21201-4674
Where can I connect with other Carroll County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Maryland State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Maryland Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Carroll County, Maryland Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Carroll County, Maryland Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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.