Research Resources

Here are some of the finding aids and resources available to researchers in the Library. They include lists of microfilm holdings, family history file annotations, list of Maryland Historical Trust Carroll County files, Library book catalog and other materials. During library hours, there is always a volunteer on duty to assist patrons. Feel free to ask them for help with your research.

1999

January 3, 1999
January 10, 1999
January 17, 1999
January 24, 1999
January 31, 1999
February 7, 1999
February 14, 1999
February 21, 1999
February 28, 1999
March 7, 1999
March 14, 1999
March 21, 1999
March 28, 1999
April 4, 1999
April 11, 1999
April 18, 1999
April 25, 1999
May 2, 1999
May 9, 1999
May 16, 1999
May 23, 1999
May 30, 1999
June 6, 1999
June 13, 1999
June 20, 1999
June 27, 1999
July 4, 1999
July 11, 1999
July 18, 1999
July 25, 1999

1998

January 11, 1998
January 18, 1998
January 25, 1998
February 1, 1998
February 8, 1998
February 15, 1998
February 22, 1998
March 1, 1998
March 8, 1998
March 15, 1998
March 22, 1998
March 29, 1998
April 5, 1998
April 12, 1998
April 19, 1998
April 26, 1998
May 3, 1998
May 10, 1998
May 17, 1998
May 24, 1998
May 31, 1998
June 7, 1998
June 14, 1998
June 21, 1998
June 28, 1998
July 5, 1998
July 12, 1998
July 19, 1998
July 26, 1998
August 2, 1998
August 9, 1998
August 16, 1998
August 23, 1998
August 30, 1998
September 6, 1998
September 13, 1998
September 20, 1998
September 27, 1998
October 4, 1998
October 11, 1998
October 18, 1998
October 25, 1998
November 1, 1998
November 8, 1998
November 15, 1998
November 22, 1998
November 29, 1998
December 6, 1998
December 13, 1998
December 20, 1998
December 27, 1998

1997

January 5, 1997
January 12, 1997
January 19, 1997
Janury 26, 1997
February 9, 1997
February 16, 1997
February 23, 1997
March 2, 1997
March 9, 1997
March 16, 1997
March 23, 1997
March 30, 1997
April 6, 1997
April 13, 1997
April 20, 1997
April 27, 1997
May 4, 1997
May 11, 1997
May 18, 1997
May 25, 1997
June 1, 1997
June 8, 1997
June 15, 1997
June 22, 1997
June 29, 1997
July 6, 1997
July 13, 1997
July 20, 1997
July 27, 1997
August 17, 1997
August 24, 1997
August 31, 1997
September 7, 1997
September 14, 1997
September 21, 1997
September 28, 1997
October 5, 1997
October 12, 1997
October 19, 1997
October 26, 1997
November 2, 1997
November 9, 1997
November 16, 1997
November 23, 1997
November 30, 1997
December 7, 1997
December 14, 1997
December 21, 1997
December 28, 1997

1996

January 7, 1996
January 14, 1996
January 21, 1996
January 28, 1996
February 4, 1996
February 11, 1996
February 18, 1996
February 25, 1996
March 3, 1996
March 10, 1996
March 17, 1996
March 24, 1996
March 31, 1996
April 7, 1996
April 14, 1996
April 21, 1996
April 28, 1996
May 5, 1996
May 12, 1996
May 19, 1996
May 26, 1996
June 2, 1996
June 9, 1996
June 16, 1996
June 23, 1996
June 30, 1996
July 7, 1996
July 14, 1996
July 21, 1996
July 28, 1996
August 4, 1996
August 11, 1996
August 18, 1996
August 25, 1996
September 1, 1996
September 8, 1996
September 15, 1996
September 22, 1996
September 29, 1996
October 6, 1996
October 13, 1996
October 20, 1996
October 27, 1996
November 3, 1996
November 10, 1996
November 17, 1996
November 24, 1996
December 1, 1996
December 8, 1996
December 15, 1996
December 22, 1996
December 29, 1996

1995

January 1, 1995
January 8, 1995
January 15, 1995
January 22, 1995
January 29, 1995
February 5, 1995
February 12, 1995
February 19, 1995
February 26, 1995
March 5, 1995
March 12, 1995
March 19, 1995
March 26, 1995
May 7, 1995
May 14, 1995
May 21, 1995
June 4, 1995
June 11, 1995
June 18, 1995
June 25, 1995
July 2, 1995
July 9, 1995
July 16, 1995
July 23, 1995
July 30, 1995
August 6, 1995
August 13, 1995
August 20, 1995
August 27, 1995
September 3, 1995
September 10, 1995
September 17, 1995
September 24, 1995
October 8, 1995
October 15, 1995
October 22, 1995
November 5, 1995
November 12, 1995
November 19, 1995
November 26, 1995
December 3, 1995
December 10, 1995
December 17, 1995
December 24, 1995
December 31, 1995

The following is a list of the Bible Records at HSCC, listed in alphabetical order by last name. If you have questions about this or any other file, contact the library at 410-848-6494 x204 or email Library@HSCCmd.org.

Bible Records Index

HSCC owns a number of resource materials that may help a researcher identify a Carroll Countian who had Federal military service (U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Maryland Militia and National Guard). Many are published works that are available to library patrons during regular library hours. In addition, staff research files may contain information about local service personnel. Sources that deal primarily with military history have not been included. Items in the Rare Book and Manuscript Collections are usually available upon request to staff; advance notice is required.

To view the Bibliography of Military History click here.

This contains a list of the books located at the HSCC Library. If you have questions about this or any other file, contact the library at 410-848-6494 x204 or email Library@HSCCmd.org.

Book Catalog for the HSCC Library (PDF)

This file contains a list of the Carroll County sites listed on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. These files are also available on-line at the Maryland Historical Trust and can be accessed by clicking here. If you have any questions about this or any other file, contact the Library at 410-848-6494 x204 or email Library@HSCCmd.org.

Carroll County Historic Sites (PDF)

The Carroll County Times published “Carroll’s Yesteryears,” a weekly Sunday column written by the Historical Society, from 1990 through March 2002.  Columns explored highlights of county history, everyday events, holiday observances and other topics.  The series was revived in 2006, appearing every other week.  Researchers should note that published column titles may be different from those given here.  For citation purposes, please contact the Society.

*All articles are provided in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free.

*No columns ran between April 2002 and May 2006.

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1990

1990 Index

28 May 1990
10 June 1990
17 June 1990
24 June 1990
1 July 1990
15 July 1990
22 July 1990
29 July 1990
5 August 1990
12 August 1990
26 August 1990
2 September 1990
9 September 1990
16 September 1990
23 September 1990
30 September 1990

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1991

1991 Index

6 January 1991
13 January 1991
20 January 1991
27 January 1991
3 February 1991
10 February 1991
17 February 1991
24 February 1991
3 March 1991
10 March 1991
17 March 1991
24 March 1991
31 March 1991
7 April 1991
14 April 1991
21 April 1991
28 April 1991
5 May 1991
12 May 1991
19 May 1991
26 May 1991
27 May 1991
2 June 1991
9 June 1991
16 June 1991
23 June 1991
30 June 1991
7 July 1991
14 July 1991
21 July 1991
28 July 1991
4 August 1991
11 August 1991
18 August 1991
24 August 1991
1 September 1991
8 September 1991
15 September 1991
22 September 1991
29 September 1991
6 October 1991
11 October 1991 (a)
11 October 1991 (b)
13 October 1991
20 October 1991
27 October 1991
3 November 1991
10 November 1991
17 November 1991
24 November 1991
1 December 1991
8 December 1991
15 December 1991
22 December 1991
29 December 1991

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1992

1992 Index

5 January 1992
12 January 1992
19 January 1992
26 January 1992
2 February 1992
9 February 1992
16 February 1992
23 February 1992
1 March 1992
8 March 1992
15 March 1992
22 March 1992
29 March 1992
5 April 1992
12 April 1992
19 April 1992
26 April 1992
3 May 1992
10 May 1992
17 May 1992
24 May 1992
31 May 1992
7 June1992
14 June 1992
21 June 1992
28 June 1992
5 July 1992
12 July 1992
19 July 1992
26 July 1992
2 August 1992
9 August 1992
16 August 1992
23 August 1992
30 August 1992
6 September 1992
13 September 1992
20 September 1992
27 September 1992
4 October 1992
11 October 1992
18 October 1992
25 October 1992
1 November1992
8 November 1992
15 November 1992
22 November 1992
29 November 1992
6 December 1992
13 December 1992
20 December 1992
27 December 1992

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1993

1993 Index

3 January 1993
10 January 1993
17 January 1993
24 January 1993
31 January 1993
7 February 1993
14 February 1993
21 February 1993
28 February 1993
7 March 1993
14 March 1993
21 March 1993
28 March 1993
4 April 1993
11 April 1993
18 April 1993
25 April 1993
2 May 1993
9 May 1993
16 May 1993
23 May 1993
30 May 1993
6 June 1993
13 June 1993
20 June 1993
27 June 1993
4 July 1993
11 July 1993
18 July 1993
25 July 1993
1 August 1993
8 August 1993
15 August 1993
22 August 1993
29 August 1993
5 September 1993
12 September 1993
19 September 1993
26 September 1993
3 October 1993
10 October 1993
17 October 1993
24 October 1993
31 October 1993
7 November 1993
14 November 1993
21 November 1993
28 November 1993
5 December 1993
12 December 1993
19 December 1993
26 December 1993

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1994

1994 Index

2 January 1994
9 January 1994
16 January 1994
23 January 1994
30 January 1994
6 February 1994
13 February 1994
20 February 1994
27 February 1994
6 March 1994
13 March 1994
20 March 1994
27 March 1994
3 April 1994
10 April 1994
17 April 1994
24 April 1994
1 May 1994
8 May 1994
15 May 1994
29 May 1994
5 June 1994
12 June 1994
19 June 1994
26 June 1994
3 July 1994
10 July 1994
17 July 1994
24 July 1994
31 July 1994
7 August 1994
14 August 1994
28 August 1994
4 September 1994
11 September 1994
18 September 1994
25 September 1994
2 October 1994
9 October 1994
16 October 1994
23 October 1994
30 October 1994
6 November 1994
13 November 1994
20 November 1994
27 November 1994
4 December 1994
11 December 1994
18 December 1994
25 December 1994

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1995

1995 Index

8 January 1995
15 January 1995
22 January 1995
29 January 1995
5 February 1995
12 February 1995
19 February 1995
26 February 1995
5 March 1995
12 March 1995
19 March 1995
26 March 1995
2 April 1995
9 April 1995
16 April 1995
23 April 1995
30 April 1995
7 May 1995
14 May 1995
21 May 1995
2 June 1995
11 June 1995
18 June 1995
25 June 1995
2 July 1995
4 July 1995
9 July 1995
16 July 1995
23 July 1995
30 July 1995
6 August 1995
13 August 1995
20 August 1995
27 August 1995
3 September 1995
10 September 1995
17 September 1995
24 September 1995
1 October 1995
8 October 1995
15 October 1995
22 October 1995
29 October 1995
5 November 1995
12 November 1995
19 November 1995
26 November 1995
3 December 1995
10 December 1995
17 December 1995
24 December 1995
31 December 1995

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1996

1996 Index

7 January 1996
14 January 1996
21 January 1996
28 January 1996
4 February 1996
11 February 1996
18 February 1996
25 February 1996
3 March 1996
10 March 1996
17 March 1996
24 March 1996
31 March 1996
7 April 1996
14 April 1996
21 April 1996
28 April 1996
5 May 1996
12 May 1996
19 May 1996
26 May 1996
2 June 1996
9 June 1996
16 June 1996
23 June 1996
30 June 1996
7 July 1996
14 July 1996
21 July 1996
28 July 1996
4 August 1996
11 August 1996
18 August 1996
25 August 1996
1 September 1996
8 September 1996
15 September 1996
22 September 1996
29 September 1996
6 October 1996
13 October 1996
20 October 1996
27 October 1996
3 November 1996
10 November 1996
17 November 1996
24 November 1996
1 December 1996
8 December 1996
15 December 1996
22 December 1996
29 December 1996

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1997

1997 Index

5 January 1997
12 January 1997
19 January 1997
26 January 1997
2 February 1997
9 February 1997
16 February 1997
23 February 1997
2 March 1997
9 March 1997
16 March 1997
23 March 1997
30 March 1997
6 April 1997
13 April 1997
20 April 1997
27 April 1997
4 May 1997
11 May 1997
18 May 1997
25 May 1997
1 June 1997
8 June 1997
15 June 1997
22 June 1997
29 June 1997
6 July 1997
13 July 1997
20 July 1997
27 July 1997
3 August 1997
10 August 1997
17 August 1997
24 August 1997
31 August 1997
7 September 1997
14 September 1997
21 September 1997
28 September 1997
5 October 1997
12 October 1997
19 October 1997
26 October 1997
2 November 1997
9 November 1997
16 November 1997
23 November 1997
30 November 1997
7 December 1997
14 December 1997
21 December 1997
28 December 1997

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1998

1998 Index

4 January 1998
11 January 1998
18 January 1998
25 January 1998
1 February 1998
8 February 1998
15 February 1998
22 February 1998
1 March 1998
8 March 1998
15 March 1998
22 March 1998
29 March 1998
5 April 1998
12 April 1998
19 April 1998
26 April 1998
3 May 1998
10 May 1998
17 May 1998
24 May 1998
31 May 1998
7 June 1998
14 June 1998
21 June 1998
28 June 1998
5 July 1998
12 July 1998
19 July 1998
26 July 1998
2 August 1998
9 August 1998
16 August 1998
23 August 1998
30 August 1998
6 September 1998
13 September 1998
20 September 1998
27 September 1998
4 October 1998
11 October 1998
18 October 1998
25 October 1998
1 November 1998
8 November 1998
15 November 1998
22 November 1998
29 November 1998
6 December 1998
13 December 1998
20 December 1998
27 December 1998

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1999

1999 Index

10 January 1999
17 January 1999
24 January 1999
31 January 1999
7 February 1999
14 February 1999
21 February 1999
28 February 1999
7 March 1999
14 March 1999
21 March 1999
28 March 1999
4 April 1999
11 April 1999
18 April 1999
25 April 1999
2 May 1999
9 May 1999
16 May 1999
23 May 1999
30 May 1999
6 June 1999
13 June 1999
20 June 1999
27 June 1999
4 July 1999
11 July 1999
18 July 1999
25 July 1999
1 August 1999
8 August 1999
15 August 1999
22 August 1999
29 August 1999
5 September 1999
12 September 1999
19 September 1999
26 September 1999
3 October 1999
10 October 1999
17 October 1999
24 October 1999
31 October 1999
7 November 1999
14 November 1999
21 November 1999
28 November 1999
5 December 1999
12 December 1999
19 December 1999
26 December 1999

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2000

2000 Index

2 January 2000
9 January 2000
16 January 2000
23 January 2000
30 January 2000
6 February 2000
13 February 2000
20 February 2000
27 February 2000
5 March 2000
12 March 2000
19 March 2000
9 April 2000
16 April 2000
23 April 2000
30 April 2000
7 May 2000
14 May 2000
21 May 2000
28 May 2000
4 June 2000
11 June 2000
18 June 2000
25 June 2000
9 July 2000
16 July 2000
23 July 2000
30 July 2000
6 August 2000
13 August 2000
20 August 2000
27 August 2000
3 September 2000
10 September 2000
17 September 2000
24 September 2000
1 October 2000
8 October 2000
15 October 2000
22 October 2000
29 October 2000
5 November 2000
12 November 2000
19 November 2000
26 November 2000
3 December 2000
10 December 2000
17 December 2000
24 December 2000
31 December 2000

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2001

2001 Index

7 January 2001
14 January 2001
21 January 2001
28 January 2001
4 February 2001
11 February 2001
18 February 2001
25 February 2001
4 March 2001
11 March 2001
18 March 2001
25 March 2001
1 April 2001
8 April 2001
15 April 2001
22 April 2001
29 April 2001
6 May 2001
13 May 2001
20 May 2001
27 May 2001
3 June 2001
10 June 2001
17 June 2001
24 June 2001
1 July 2001
8 July 2001
15 July 2001
22 July 2001
29 July 2001
5 August 2001
12 August 2001
19 August 2001
2 September 2001
9 September 2001
16 September 2001
23 September 2001
30 September 2001
7 October 2001
14 October 2001
21 October 2001
28 October 2001
4 November 2001
11 November 2001
18 November 2001
25 November 2001
2 December 2001
9 December 2001
16 December 2001
23 December 2001
30 December 2001

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2002

2002 Index

6 January 2002
13 January 2002
20 January 2002
27 January 2002
3 February 2002
10 February 2002
17 February 2002
24 February 2002
3 March 2002
10 March 2002
17 March 2002

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2006

2006 Index

18 June 2006
2 July 2006
16 July 2006
30 July 2006
13 August 2006
27 August 2006
10 September 2006
24 September 2006
8 October 2006
22 October 2006
5 November 2006
19 November 2006
3 December 2006
17 December 2006
31 December 2006

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2007

2007 Index

14 January 2007
28 January 2007
11 February 2007
25 February 2007
11 March 2007
25 March 2007
8 April 2007
22 April 2007
6 May 2007
20 May 2007
3 June 2007
17 June 2007
1 July 2007
15 July 2007
29 July 2007
12 August 2007
26 August 2007
9 September 2007
23 September 2007
7 October 2007
21 October 2007
4 November 2007
18 November 2007
2 December 2007
16 December 2007
30 December 2007

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2008

2008 Index

13 January 2008
27 January 2008
10 February 2008
24 February 2008
9 March 2008
23 March 2008
6 April 2008
20 April 2008
4 May 2008
18 May 2008
1 June 2008
15 June 2008
29 June 2008
13 July 2008
27 July 2008
10 August 2008
24 August 2008
31 August 2008
14 September 2008
28 September 2008
12 October 2008
26 October 2008
9 November 2008
23 November 2008
7 December 2008
21 December 2008

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2009

2009 Index

4 January 2009
18 January 2009
1 February 2009
15 February 2009
1 March 2009
15 March 2009
29 March 2009
12 April 2009
26 April 2009
10 May 2009
24 May 2009
7 June 2009
21 June 2009
5 July 2009
19 July 2009
2 August 2009
16 August 2009
30 August 2009
13 September 2009
27 September 2009
18 October 2009
25 October 2009
8 November 2009
22 November 2009
6 December 2009
20 December 2009

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2010

2010 Index

3 January 2010
17 January 2010
31 January 2010
14 February 2010
28 February 2010
14 March 2010
28 March 2010
11April 2010
25 April 2010
9 May 2010
23 May 2010
6 June 2010
20 June 2010
4 July 2010
18 July 2010
1 August 2010
15 August 2010
29 August 2010
12 September 2010
26 September 2010
10 October 2010
24 October 2010
7 November 2010
28 November 2010
5 December 2010
19 December 2010

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2011

2011 Index

2 January 2011
16 January 2011
30 January 2011
13 February 2011
27 February 2011
13 March 2011
27 March 2011
10 April 2011
24 April 2011
8 May 2011
22 May 2011
12 June 2011
26 June 2011
10 July 2011
24 July 2011
14 August 2011
28 August 2011
11 September 2011
25 September 2011
9 October 2011
23 October 2011
13 November 2011
27 November 2011
11 December 2011
25 December 2011

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2012

2012 Index

8 January 2012
22 January 2012
12 February 2012
26 February 2012
11 March 2012
25 March 2012
8 April 2012
22 April 2012
13 May 2012
27 May 2012
10 June 2012
24 June 2012
8 July 2012
22 July 2012
12 August 2012
26 August 2012
9 September 2012
23 September 2012
14 October 2012
28 October 2012
11 November 2012
25 November 2012
9 December 2012
23 December 2012

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2013

2013 Index

13 January 2013
27 January 2013
10 February 2013
24 February 2013
10 March 2013
24 March 2013
14 April 2013
28 April 2013
12 May 2013
26 May 2013
09 June 2013
23 June 2013
14 July 2013
28 July 2013
11 August 2013
25 August 2013
08 September 2013
22 September 2013
13 October 2013
27 October 2013
10 November 2013
24 November 2013
08 December 2013
22 December 2013

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2014

2014 Index

12 January 2014
26 January 2014
09 February 2014
23 February 2014
09 March 2014
23 March 2014
13 April 2014
27 April 2014
11 May 2014
25 May 2014
08 June 2014
22 June 2014
13 July 2014
27 July 2014
10 August 2014
24 August 2014
14 September 2014
28 September 2014
12 October 2014
26 October 2014
09 November 2014
23 November 2014
14 December 2014
28 December 2014

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2015

2015 Index

11 January 2015
25 January 2015
08 February 2015
22 February 2015
08 March 2015
22 March 2015
12 April 2015
26 April 2015
10 May 2015
24 May 2015
14 June 2015
28 June 2015
12 July 2015
26 July 2015
09 August 2015
23 August 2015
13 September 2015
27 September 2015
11 October 2015
25 October 2015
08 November 2015
22 November 2015
13 December 2015
27 December 2015

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2016

2016 Index

10 January 2016
24 January 2016
14 February 2016
28 February 2016
13 March 2016
27 March 2016
10 April 2016
24 April 2016
8 May 2016
22 May 2016
12 June 2016
26 June 2016
10 July 2016
24 July 2016
14 August 2016
28 August 2016
11 September 2016
25 September 2016
9 October 2016
23 October 2016
13 November 2016
27 November 2016
11 December 2016
25 December 2016

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2017

2017 Index

8 January 2017
22 January 2017
12 February 2017
26 February 2017
12 March 2017
26 March 2017
9 April 2017

23 April 2017

14 May 2017
28 May 2017
11 June 2017
25 June 2017
9 July 2017
23 July 2017
13 August 2017
27 August 2017
10 September 2017
24 September 2017
8 October 2017
22 October 2017
12 November 2017
26 November 2017
10 December 2017
24 December 2017
This is a list of the Family History Files located in the library of the HSCC. For more information about this or other library files, call 410-848-6494 x204 or email Library@HSCCmd.org.

Family History File Annotations (PDF)

Introduction to the Collection

The Crapster collection is divided into two parts. Part I: Family History Files includes information on numerous families from Carroll County, arranged by family name. The files typically contain a variety of references including, abstracts of public documents such as deeds, wills, inventories of personal property and administration accounts. Only occasionally will a file contain copies of documents themselves; most of the information in the files consists of Dr. Crapster’s handwritten notes which can be difficult to read. Part II: Subject Files includes information on a wide variety of topics relating to the history of Carroll county. For each part of the collection, there is an index of files, followed by a summary of file contents.

Access to the Collection

Access to the Crapster Collection is by appointment with the Society’s curatorial staff during regular HSCC Library hours. Patrons should contact the staff for an appointment prior to visiting the Society. The Society’s staff can also conduct fee-based research in the Crapster Collection and provide copies of the material in some files. Because most of the files contain handwritten notes, they do not always copy well and can be difficult to read. HSCC will provide the best available copies of these materials but is not responsible for the poor quality of some copies. Please go to Research Fees and Policies for procedures for access to the collection or obtaining copies from the collection.

Part I: Family History Files

Part II: Subject Files

Dr. Basil Crapster: A Biographical Sketch

Dr. Basil Crapster was born to Basil and Ellen Bruce Long Crapster on July 3, 1920. He grew up in Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland, and throughout his life he maintained an interest in the history and the people of his birthplace.

After graduating from Mercersburg Academy in 1937, he entered Princeton University where he received his under-graduate degree in 1941. The following year he earned his masters degree from Harvard University. Dr. Crapster served three years in Naval Intelligence during World War II. When the war was over he returned to Harvard for a doctorate in nineteenth century English history.

Armed with impeccable credentials and teaching ability, Dr. Crapster joined the faculty of Gettysburg College in 1949. He taught European History until his retirement in 1988. During his tenure at Gettysburg he wrote a number of articles for history journals and local newspapers. He received the Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching.

Dr. Crapster and his wife Joan (Tewksbury) Crapster often worked together in researching the history of Taneytown and the northwest quadrant of present day Carroll County. Dr. Crapster’s interest in the history of his family and Taneytown, Md., became the core of his research. He and his wife were frequent visitors to the Frederick County Courthouse where early Taneytown documents are filed. As the body of research expanded, so did Dr. Crapster’s search area. Notes indicate that he had been active in most Maryland courthouses and in those of bordering states. He found information on people and events in the Maryland Hall of Records and in the National Archives. He pursued history in the Maryland Historical Society and in the societies of nearby states. The mass of information concerning the early history of the northwest quadrant of Carroll County is a tribute to his dedication to this project.

Mrs. Crapster died in 1989 and Dr. Crapster passed away two years later. Through the generosity of the Crapster children, their parents’ research has been entrusted to the Historical Society of Carroll County. It is truly a living legacy that illuminates the past and provides new areas for continuing research in the future.

*All articles are provided in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free.

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Federal Census of Frederick County
1850 Federal Census of Carroll County
1890 Civil War Veterans’ Schedule – Union Veterans
1890 Civil War Veterans’ Schedule – Baltimore County and City
1920 Federal Census – Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll and Cecil Counties

NEWSPAPERS

Baltimore

  • Baltimorean, 1872 – 1885
  • Sunday Telegram, 1862

Manchester

  • Enterprise, 1885 – 1909

Mount Airy

  • Messenger, 1916

Silver Run

  • News, 1884 – 18__

Taneytown

  • Carroll Record, 1974 – 1976

Union Bridge

  • Carroll News, 1892 – 1897
  • Pilot, 1899-1972

Westminster

  • American Sentinel, Westminster
  • Carroll Democrat, 1887
  • Carrolltonian, 1833 – 1846
  • Democrat and Carroll County Republican, 1842 – 1846
  • Democratic Advocate, 1865 – 1947
  • Headlight, 1888 – 1890
  • Mirror
  • News
  • Times, 1911 – 1973
  • Western Maryland Advocate

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

  • Carroll County Board of Education Minute Books
  • Carroll County Wills Index
  • Clotworthy Birnie Collection
  • Baltimore County Court Marriage Records
  • Parish of the Ascension Record Books
  • Tracey Collection Land Record Cards

For a look at full digitized issues of the Carroll County Times Archive, 1933-1973, please go to http://library.carr.org/collections/research.asp and click on Periodicals and Newspapers. This archive is a service of Carroll County Public Library.

*All articles are provided in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free.

The Vertical Files in the research library hold numerous newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other ephemeral material collected by the Historical Society. Folders organized by town, organization, event and person provide information for a variety of research topics. These files are available during regular library hours.

For more information regarding the contents of specific files, contact the research library at 410-848-6494 x204 or email Library@HSCCmd.org.

Vertical File Headings (PDF)

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