WHILBR-Battle of Antietam and the Establishment of Antietam National Cemetery

Ransom of Hagerstown from Herald and Torch Light

Civil War in Hagerstown and Washington County

Hagerstown Newspapers During the Civil War with an Introduction to the Country Newspaper

Hagerstown and Washington County

Maryland State Archive - Guides to Maryland Newspapers


Historic Newspaper
Indexing Project

Funded by the

Bowman Board
Washington County Historical and Fine Arts Trust, Inc.
Maryland Historical Trust

Updated June 2007


The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project began in 1980 as an aid to patrons researching Washington County history and genealogy.  An Index to Hagerstown Newspapers is a multi-volume subject and personal name index to local and regional news published in weekly and semi-weekly newspapers in Hagerstown, Maryland between 1790 and 1890.   The printed volumes covering the period from 1790 to 1844 and 1860 to 1865 are already completed and are on the open shelves at The Washington County Free Library (WCFL) in Hagerstown and in the Reference sections of the county branches. Microfilm of the original newspapers is available for the public's use at the WCFL Information Desk in Hagerstown.


An Index to Hagerstown Newspapers

The indexes to Hagerstown newspapers from 1790 to 1844 and 1860 to 1865 are available in book form and on CD. The index from 1845 to 1849 will be online by the end of 2008. See the Order Form.

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Washington County Free Library