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Genealogical Sites


The highlights of the Appalachian Collection at Allegany College of Maryland Library include census, cemetery, church, marriage, military, and naturalization records, among others. A list of some of the most useful items in the Appalachian Collection is available. We also have some newspapers on microfilm.

Frostburg State University's genealogy resources are listed at the FSU library's special collections web site.  The collection includes marriage, death, census, and military records; local newspapers; and other historical items.

The city of Cumberland's Herman and Stacia Miller photographic collection includes over 2,000 historical images of people, buildings, and events from the Cumberland area. The photos range from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century.

WHILBR - the Western Maryland Historical Library - includes images and text about the history of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties.

The American Family History Immigration Center in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum has developed a web site to help visitors research individual immigrants and learn about the experiences of immigrants in New York.

FamilySearch is the genealogy web page of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals can be searched for by name; parent's name; spouse's name; and date of birth, marriage, death, or burial. is a subscription, family-search website that includes some free content.

A site to build and store your family tree is available at

The National Archives and Records Administration's genealogy page provides information about NARA research facilities, publications, workshops, and other resources useful for genealogical researchers. 

The Maryland Historical Society's Library of Maryland History has over 75,000 books, microforms, indexes, and charts in its genealogy collection. The library's web site provides access to the online catalog and information about the library's workshops, exhibits, and other events.

Cyndi's List is a listing of tens of thousands of categorized and cross-referenced links to genealogy web sites.

Links to searchable genealogical databases on the web are available at the Online Genealogical Index.

The Social Security Death Index includes information about more than 60 million individuals who died since the early 1960s. This index is updated monthly from the Social Security Department's Death Master Index.

The United States Genealogical Web Project (USGenWeb) is maintained by a group of volunteers who are working to provide web sites for genealogical research in every state and county of the United States.  

MDGenWeb is Maryland's site within the USGenWeb project. There is also a page within MDGenWeb dedicated to Allegany County genealogy.