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Archives and Libraries

The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services that may be helpful to genealogical researchers.

The USGenWeb Project also maintains an online archive with user-donated materials. Visit the Maryland USGW Archives or the Garrett County, MD USGW Archives to see what file contributions are available for downloading.


Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Maryland State Archives has nearly all public records from 1634 to 1789; most state and county records through the mid-twentieth century; microfilm copies of land, probate, and vital records to the present; and an extensive number of volume and card indexes.

Visit the Archives Online! You can now search the archives using their online search engine.

National Archives
Civil Archives Branch
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC 20409

Maryland Genealogical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Genealogical Council of Maryland
104 Park Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228

Maryland Libraries

Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4484

George Peabody Library
John Hopkins University
17 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

The Whilbr collection includes

Garrett County Libraries

Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County
6 N. Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550-1393
(301) 334 - 3996
FAX (301) 334 - 4152
TDD (301) 334 - 3996

Accident Branch
P.O. Box 154
Accident, MD 21520-0154
Tel. (301) 746 - 8792
Fax. (301) 746-8792

Friendsville Branch
P.O. BOX 57
Friendsville, MD 21531-0057
Tel. (301) 746 - 5663
Fax. (301)746-5663

Grantsville Branch
P.O. Box 237
Grantsville, MD 21536-0237
Tel. (301) 895 - 5298
Fax. (301) 245 - 4411

Kitzmiller Branch
P.O. Box 100
Kitzmiller, MD 21538-0100
Tel. (301) 453 - 3368
Fax. (301) 453 - 3368

Societies and Associations

The Garrett County Historical Society
107 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Tel. 301-334-3226

Museum website:

Friend Family Association's National Heritage Museum and Library
Maple Street, Friendsville, Maryland

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This county is part of the USGenWeb Project, a non-profit genealogical resource web system, and is maintained by Sonny O'Haver with help and information provided by other volunteers.

Last Revised: Monday, March 16, 2009

2009. Garrett County, MD Genealogical Project.