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History

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical and local history information. Includes the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and slave narratives.

* * During the COV19 outbreak, AncestryLibrary Edition is offering remote access until July 31, 2020 to Washington County Free Library patrons. 

Due to card use restrictions, Student RAIL cards users are not eligible for this service. * *

Digital Maryland

This website provides centralized, one-stop access to Maryland-related historical documents, images, audio, and video for Maryland's public libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

Historic Newspaper Index

An Index to Hagerstown Newspapers: This site contains the Hagerstown newspaper indexes for 1845 – 1854 and 1860 – 1865. They are part of The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project which produces subject and personal name indexes for local and regional news, legal notices, obituaries, marriages, and advertisements published in Hagerstown, Maryland, newspapers from 1790 - 1854 and 1860 - 1865.

Milestone Documents in American History

Milestone Documents in American History combines 133 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.  Additional titles include:

  • Milestone Documents in African American History
  • Milestone Documents in American History
  • Milestone Documents of American Leaders
  • Milestone Documents in World History
  • Milestone Documents of World Religions

Whilbr - Western Maryland's Historical Library

Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Western Maryland have a rich and diverse history. View images from the collections of the libraries, historical societies, and individuals in the three counties. There are photographs, newspaper articles, and indexes, rare books and more.

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