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Maryland, Allegany County Obituaries - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Allegany, Maryland, 
United States
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Location of Allegany County, Maryland
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Location of Maryland
Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1888-1903
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What is in This Collection?Edit

This collection consists of obituaries transcribed from the Piedmont Herald by members of the Allegany County Genealogical Society.


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To Browse This CollectionEdit

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can these Records Tell Me?Edit

Information found in the obituaries may include:

  • The name of deceased
  • The birth date and place
  • The death date and place
  • The names of parents
  • The name of a spouse
  • The names of children
  • The name of the cemetery

Collection ContentEdit

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How Do I Search This Collection?Edit

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date or place of death

View the ImagesEdit

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?Edit

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?Edit

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Use the information to find the actual death record.
  • Use the information to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Maryland, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Research HelpsEdit

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Maryland.

Citing This CollectionEdit

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Collection Citation:
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