Carroll County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1752
Westminster, Maryland 21158
Welcome to CCGS Collections
Carroll County Genealogical Society has produced a number of special projects representing research conducted by it's associates and members.These projects are provided for your review and research. Please use the material as needed to support your research and we only ask that you appropriately site the source and material. If you find a brick wall suddenly tumbles as a result of research you conducted here please consider a small donation or a membership with the Carroll County Genealogical Society. Your support guarantees that we can continue to provide Collections such as these to assist you.
Census Information - Carroll County
African American Research
Slaves Held in Carroll County in 1864
Cemeteries of Carroll County - Table of Surnames
This table provides a list of surnames for those interred in a Carroll County Cemetery. The complete collection of of over 71,000 people can be found in the membership area of the website.
Centennial Celebration of Carroll County
The Offical program for the Centenial Celebration of Carroll County 1837-1937, provides a historical synopsis of the County, as well as a quick look at the Towns.
Carroll County 1837 - 1937 - Booklet
Chattel Record Books of Carroll County
Please read the Introduction as it provides an explanation of these records. These are listings of the records from Carroll County. The actual files are located at the Maryland Archives in Annapolis.
Book 1 - Entries begin Jan. 14, 1842 ‐ Entries end August 12, 1844 ‐ 448 total pages
Book 2 - Entries begin Aug. 31, 1844 ‐ Entries end March 27, 1850 ‐ 467 total pages
Book 3 - Entries begin March 13, 1850 ‐ Entries end November 3, 1854 ‐ 468 total pages
Book 4 - Entries begin Nov. 4, 1854 ‐ Entries end Jan. 20, 1859 ‐ 464 total pages
Book 5 - Entries begin Feb. 5, 1859 ‐ Entries end March 21, 1864 ‐ 480 total pages
Book 6 - Entries begin Feb. 2, 1864 - Entries end April 26, 1869 - 486 total pages
Book 7 - Entries begin Apr. 8, 1869 - Entries end June 14, 1872 - 496 total pages
Book 8 - Entries begin June 18, 1872 - Entries end May 22, 1876 - 538 total pages
Book 9 - Entries begin May 20, 1876 - Entries end April 5, 1879 - 543 total pages
Book 10 - Entries begin Apr. 26, 1879 - Entries end March 17, 1882 - 540 total pages
Civil War Information
Carroll County Courts
Listed here are two trial dockets for 14 February and 15 February, 1906. Jury selection has been made from the list of citizens selected for jury duty. Trial Dockets
Family Envelopes - Revised April 2018
Represented are notes and information submitted by many other researchers and often undocumented. Some family envelopes may contain full or partial copies of material used to document research. They may also contain family sheets and undocumented trees handwritten or printed. We consider this material of value, given the time frames in which this material may have been submitted, often 20 - 30 years past. Some researchers may point to out of print books and contain passages from these past treasures. Hints and direction can often be found in review.
Represented are family histories on file in the Genealogy Section of the Westminster Branch, Carroll
County Public Library. They represent more than 40 years of donations by the authors or compilers.
Some are in book form; others are unbound manuscripts. They are single copies – not for sale – for
use in the library only. They may not be checked out or borrowed on interlibrary loan. Please consult
with CCGS to assure availability if you are looking for one of these histories. Upon request, we will
attempt to find addresses of the authors in case you wish to inquire about purchasing a copy from them.
Indentures - Carroll County Lists 1837 - 1927
Index to Carroll County Will and Probate Records 1800-1999
This is an alphabetical list that is easily searched and will provide information for locating records at the Maryland Archives. The documents listed in the Index are to be digitized and will eventually be available on Family Search. This project is a joint effort with the Maryland Archives, the Maryland Genealogical Society and Family Search.
Insolvency Cases - Carroll County Cases at the Maryland State Archives
Alphabetical Record of Insolvent Indentures by Trustee
Alphabetical Record of Insolvent Indentures by Debtor
James Lebbius Switzer's Reminiscences
This is a series of 15 articles published in the Union Bridge Pilot, a Carroll County, Maryland, newspaper, in 1910. J. L. Switzer looks back more than 50 years to recount events of his childhood and the people living in and around his hometown of Union Bridge.
Ledgers - Historical Collections
Marriages conducted by Rev. S.J. Derr - Lutheran Minister at St. Paul's, Arcadia & St. Mark's, Hampstead
Mortality Information - Carroll County
Necrologies from the Democratic Advocate
Schedules - Carroll County Mortality
Origins of Carroll County
1836 Petition to Create a New County to Serve the Citizens - Carroll County
Photographers of Carroll County
by Bob Porterfield
Public Schools of Carroll County
Public School Trustees of Carroll County - 1883
Public School Teachers for Carroll County - 1910
War of 1812 - Carroll County