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.

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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 Memorial Day Traditions
10 June 1990 Manchester School Dedication
17 June 1990 Summer Tournament
24 June 1990 HSCC Collection Overview
1 July 1990 Relics from the Gettysburg Campaign
15 July 1990 Shakespearean Festival in New Windsor
22 July 1990 Furniture Provides Clues to PA German Culture
29 July 1990 Countryside Conservation – Uniontown
5 August 1990 Microfilming Preserves The News
12 August 1990 Threshing Season in Carroll County
26 August 1990 Redware Potters and Their Works
2 September 1990 A Countians tour of the Holy Lands in 1900, Part I
9 September 1990 A Countians tour of the Holy Lands in 1900, Part II
16 September 1990 New Windsor Elections
23 September 1990 Memorabilia from Early Carroll County Presidential Elections
30 September 1990 1911 Political Caravan

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1991

1991 Index

6 January 1991 Carroll’s Yesteryears
13 January 1991 Historic Shellman House Rededicated
20 January 1991 Paper Trail Charts Shermans Life
27 January 1991 Death Reveals More about Jacob Sherman
3 February 1991 Society Researches Black History
10 February 1991 Shellman House offers look at Black History
17 February 1991 Carrolls Glory Soldiers of the Civil War
24 February 1991 Manumission Records are Genealogical Tools
3 March 1991 Letter offers Glimpse of Medical Training
10 March 1991 Zollickoffer and his medicine
17 March 1991 A medical tradition is recreated in the present
24 March 1991 Potions and tonics promised to cure all
31 March 1991 Medical profession a family tradition
7 April 1991 1940s marked beginning of Carroll as Suburbia
14 April 1991 Gill groundbreaking a blast
21 April 1991 Memories of another war’s end
28 April 1991 County played role in Hiss-Chambers case
5 May 1991 Despite war worries, movies and sports popular in 1940s
12 May 1991 Historical society awarded
19 May 1991 Old houses each have a story
26 May 1991 There’s much more than old bricks to house restoration
27 May 1991 1940s Memorial Days recalled sacrifices
2 June 1991 Something old, something new: Wedding garb wasn’t always white
9 June 1991 Test your knowledge of Carrol
16 June 1991 Students share their ideas for county’s future
23 June 1991 Quilts offer scraps of history
30 June 1991 Centennial celebration recalled
7 July 1991 Photos document more than faces
14 July 1991 Parties, sports, visits filled summer days
21 July 1991 Union Church a local landmark
28 July 1991 Irving College honored author
4 August 1991 Newspaper recounts building’s beginning
11 August 1991 Papers, photos provide clues to history of Kimmey house
18 August 1991 Two faiths united to build a church
24 August 1991 Restored Shellman House offers new tour hours
1 September 1991 Tent Chautauqua had a bit of everything
8 September 1991 1913-20 Chautauquas
15 September 1991 Researching B’s Coffee Shoppe
22 September 1991 Research finds coffee shop answers
29 September 1991 Everyday life is theme of talks
6 October 1991 ‘Horseless carriage’ ride was a long trip to Baltimore in 1900
11 October 1991 (a)Newspaper’s founders were civic leaders
11 October 1991 (b) Jordan’s ‘Time Flies’ tells of county’s past
13 October 1991 Pennsylvania German culture evident in county
20 October 1991 Baby faces: Carroll baby photos are treasures from past
27 October 1991 Francis Scott Key never forgot Taneytown roots
3 November 1991 Halloween traditions passed down
10 November 1991 German influence evident in elements of Carroll culture
17 November 1991 1916: Troops, tension on the Mexican border
24 November 1991 Medals honored 1916 border guard
1 December 1991 Victorian tea celebrates Christmases of past
8 December 1991 WWII touched lives of every citizen, every town in U.S
15 December 1991 Signs of the season from years past
22 December 1991 Time for tree trimming traditions
29 December 1991 County has a rich musical tradition

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1992

1992 Index

5 January 1992 Bands played into Carrolls history
12 January 1992 Music was part of community life
19 January 1992 *NOTE – Article missing, copied from Joe Getty’s draft
26 January 1992 Local Musical Composers, 1976-date
2 February 1992 Black History Month forum focuses on education in the county
9 February 1992 St Valentines Day Cards Photo Essay
16 February 1992 African American Schools in Carroll County
23 February 1992 1992 could be a year for love in leaps and bounds
1 March 1992 Leap Year Birthdays let youth last longer
8 March 1992 Humorous stories not uncommon in turn-of-the-century newspapers
15 March 1992 *NOTE-newspaper clipping missing, copied from draft*
22 March 1992 *NOTE-newspaper article is missing, copied from draft*
29 March 1992 Oak tree honored soldier killed in WWI
5 April 1992 Carroll weathered its own gold rush
12 April 1992 Palm Sunday snowstorm made spring late in 1942
19 April 1992 Sunrise service at pond began in 1955
26 April 1992 ‘Jabberwock’ visited Harney in 1888
3 May 1992 History award named in honor of Lillian Shipley
10 May 1992 Past Pimlico winners got start in Carroll
17 May 1992 House recreates the look of an era
24 May 1992 The first Memorial Day: 1st remembrance honored fallen Civil War soldiers
31 May 1992 Was he guilty of bank robbery?
7 June1992 Civil War reenactments are a growing pastime in US
14 June 1992 Flag Day 1992
21 June 1992 Tour highlights PA German traditions
28 June 1992 1843 was a dry Fourth of July
5 July 1992 Carroll marked holiday with parades, sports, fireworks
12 July 1992 Bathing Beauties: Todays high-cut, skin-baring styles would have shocked our modest ancestors
19 July 1992 *Note: Newspaper article is missing, copied from original*
26 July 1992 Intern takes on Civil War project
2 August 1992 Traditional role of horses is theme of folk festival
9 August 1992 Croquet, anyone?
16 August 1992 August has long been time of camping, picnics
23 August 1992 Lowly penny has rich history
30 August 1992 Helpful tips add to Civil War project
6 September 1992 Countians fought for both sides in Civil War  
13 September 1992 Off to the battlefield: Gettysburg was popular tourist spot 
20 September 1992 Digging up the recent past
27 September 1992 A tribute to a country doctor
4 October 1992 A portrait of a policeman
11 October 1992 A century ago, Columbus was honored throughout country
18 October 1992 Get a taste of the past – 1890s cookbook reissued
25 October 1992 Students wrote about Winfield
1 November1992 Any takers? Betting on election was no good for pair in 1884
8 November 1992 Armistice Day: Wednesday marks 75th anniversary
15 November 1992 Society gathering a legacy for Carroll countians
22 November 1992 How it all began
29 November 1992 Looking back on Carroll Christmas, 1892
6 December 1992 It’s yesterday today at Christmas Tea
13 December 1992 Christmas of yesteryear
20 December 1992 J. David Baile, Historical Society president, 1939-44
27 December 1992 Through the years, we’ve found ways to say ‘Happy New Year’

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1993

1993 Index

3 January 1993 Lillian Shipley Profile
10 January 1993 Dr. Arthur Tracey
17 January 1993 Carroll County’s 156th Anniversary
24 January 1993 First National Bank of Westminster
31 January 1993 In Memory of Francis Scott Key
7 February 1993“Ground Hog Day”
14 February 1993 Elopement
21 February 1993 African-American Veterans Photo Essay
28 February 1993 Tornado in Carroll County
7 March 1993 Sled Accident
14 March 1993 A look at polio vaccine fund-raisers
21 March 1993 Women’s History Month
28 March 1993 Rolling with the war weapon
4 April 1993 Business History
11 April 1993 Easter Postcards
18 April 1993 LINK BROKEN
25 April 1993 Choral Society has enriched life for two decades
2 May 1993 Illustrated past: Atlas provides look at Carroll County in 1877
9 May 1993 Bringing POWs home
16 May 1993 Students express concerns about Carroll’s future
23 May 1993 Bloomfield Manor’s history presents insights into south Carroll
30 May 1993 Ultimate sacrifice: Some soldiers never returned home from World War II
6 June 1993 In 1881, The Big One shook Carroll
13 June 1993 The ‘Greatest Event’ came to city
20 June 1993 Of cars and carnations
27 June 1993 Starting at the End: Historical Society looks forward to Armistice Day anniversary
4 July 1993 Alms House ceremony made for patriotic Fourth
11 July 1993 Firemen’s parade was smoking
18 July 1993 Archaeology
25 July 1993 Artifacts
1 August 1993 1993 Military History Class
8 August 1993 Letter from Cape May
15 August 1993 Baseball
22 August 1993 Carroll County’s Army Nurses in World War I
29 August 1993 Carroll’s Navy Female Yeoman of World War I
5 September 1993 Beyond the farm: County’s 19th-century labor force was more than agricultural workers
12 September 1993 Engine of Liberty
19 September 1993 Doll Collection
26 September 1993 World War Photos Wanted
3 October 1993 Lt. Lloyd D. Schaeffer Letters
10 October 1993 William Winchester Monograph
17 October 1993 Belle Grove fountain 100 years ago
24 October 1993 Taneytown Red Cross in WWI
31 October 1993 Halloween Article
7 November 1993 WWI Exhibit Photo Essay
14 November 1993 World War I Exhibition
21 November 1993 Countians feared being buried alive
28 November 1993 Thanksgiving 1917
5 December 1993 World War I Letters
12 December 1993 World War I Christmas Cards
19 December 1993 Publications Convey Message of History
26 December 1993 1994 Calendar Photos

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1994

1994 Index

2 January 1994 New Year’s Traditions
9 January 1994 A Poetical Tramp
16 January 1994 Carroll County’s 157th Anniversary
23 January 1994 The Sandyville Loyal Temperance Legion
30 January 1994 Mardi Gras Balls in Carroll County
6 February 1994 New Windsor Inventor
13 February 1994 The Strawbridge Ensemble
20 February 1994 The Great Sleet Storm
27 February 1994 Carroll Record Histories
6 March 1994 Woman’s Civic League
13 March 1994 Carroll Record Stock
20 March 1994 The Motor Messengers of World War I
27 March 1994 Carroll Record Photographs
3 April 1994 Easter 1894
10 April 1994 Railroad Brings Life to Linwood
17 April 1994 Carroll County Was Richest in U.S.?
24 April 1994 The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Carroll County
1 May 1994 History of Bruceville
8 May 1994 Weybright- Education in Middleburg District
15 May 1994 Union Bridge
29 May 1994 Carroll women were heroes on the homefront
5 June 1994 The rich tradition of Taneytown
12 June 1994 Carroll Record Women History
19 June 1994 Residents present ‘everyday histories’
26 June 1994 Town history: Historian chronicles Uniontown’s past
3 July 1994 Taneytown 4th of July Speech
10 July 1994 Col. Joshua Gist and the Whiskey Boys
17 July 1994 The Slagenhaupt Chairmakers of Taneytown
24 July 1994 1814 “Horse Race”
31 July 1994 Dr. Woodward Remembers his Uncle Thee
7 August 1994 Death of a Naval Officer
14 August 1994 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Harney
28 August 1994 Humorous Anecdotes from the Carroll Record Histories
4 September 1994 The Taneytown Militia
11 September 1994 History of the Pipe Creek Brethren Church
18 September 1994 Brethren Service Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary
25 September 1994 Ascension Episcopal Church 150th Anniversary
2 October 1994 19th Century School Pranks from the Carroll Record Histories
9 October 1994 Dan Hartzler Lecture – October 20, 1994
16 October 1994 Carroll County Place Names from the Carroll Record Histories, Part 1
23 October 1994 Carroll County Place Names from the Carroll Record Histories, Part II
30 October 1994 Carroll County in 1880
6 November 1994 Carroll County and the Election of 1894
13 November 1994 1894 Election Results
20 November 1994 Union Bridge Business Histories
27 November 1994 Carroll Record Histories Published
4 December 1994 Western Maryland College Football
11 December 1994 Hail to the Governor!
18 December 1994 1894 Christmas Price
25 December 1994 Nineteenth Century Christmas Poetry

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 1995

1995 Index

8 January 1995 Mardi Gras Photo Essay
15 January 1995 158th County Birthday Celebration
22 January 1995 The Civil War Soldier System
29 January 1995 Major Havens Rescues Crewman
5 February 1995 Early Carroll News Newspapers Discovered
12 February 1995 James Hope, Edwin Booth’s Valet
19 February 1995 The Death of James Hope
26 February 1995 Evans Store Robbery and Shootout
5 March 1995 Quilt Voices Program
12 March 1995 Carroll County Business Women of the 1890s
19 March 1995 Women’s History Month Photo Essay
26 March 1995 LINK BROKEN
2 April 1995 1957 March of Dimes Popularity Contest
9 April 1995 Carroll Mansions Bus Tour
16 April 1995 Easter in 1895
23 April 1995 Lewis Rosenberger’s Civil War Diary
30 April 1995 William H. Rinehart Exhibit
7 May 1995 Westminster 9, the Baltimore Orioles 7
14 May 1995 The 1920 I.O.O.F Convention in Westminster
21 May 1995 I Don’t: An 1895 Breach of Promise Case
2 June 1995 Confederate Memorial Day
11 June 1995 Tidewater Cement Co. Baseball Game 1920
18 June 1995 A Friends Wedding in 1779
25 June 1995 Swarthmore Chautauqua, 1927
2 July 1995 A Battle of the Sexes in 1895
4 July 1995 Carroll County and July 4, 1776
9 July 1995 Kimmey House Restoration
16 July 1995 The Cocaine Habit in 1895
23 July 1995 A Boy’s Eye View of Westminster, Part I
30 July 1995 A Boy’s Eye View of Westminster, Part II
6 August 1995 A Boy’s Eye View of Westminster, Part III
13 August 1995 Defenders’ Day Celebration
20 August 1995 World War II Victory Celebration
27 August 1995 Back to School in 1920
3 September 1995 HSCC Bus Tour to the Shenandoah Valley
10 September 1995 Women Get the Vote
17 September 1995 133rd Anniversary of Antietam
24 September 1995 Sale of the Fireman’s Hall
1 October 1995 Family history Month Open House
8 October 1995 Carroll County Quilt Lecture
15 October 1995 Westminster in the 1880s
22 October 1995 Historical of the Forest and Stream Club, Part I
29 October 1995 History of the Forest and Stream Club, Part II
5 November 1995 GeneSys Family Search
12 November 1995 Historical Society Objects on Loan
19 November 1995 Carroll County Women and the Election of 1920
26 November 1995 A Thanksgiving Day History Quiz
3 December 1995 Westminster Fire Department Building
10 December 1995 Preparations of Christmases Past
17 December 1995 Christmas at the Alms House in 1895
24 December 1995 Christmas Eve 1886
31 December 1995 Christmas and New Years in 1868

 

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“Take Opportunity to Participate in Historic Events”
18 January 2009“Union Bridge Man Built General’s Casket”
1 February 2009“Black Schools Established After War
15 February 2009“Manchester a Strategic Travel Location”
1 March 2009“Business Goes Back Nearly 200 Years”
15 March 2009“Take Time to Pass Down Family Stories”
29 March 2009“Warfield Once Well-known”
12 April 2009“Sykesville Site of 1831 Labor Riot”
26 April 2009“Fairgrounds Hosted Agricultural Events”
10 May 2009“Carroll Countians Lured Out West in 19th Century”
24 May 2009“Book Focuses on Vietnam Vets”
7 June 2009“Cooperation Typical of Residents”
21 June 2009“Odd Fellows Hall Was Magnet for Events”
5 July 2009“Baseball Has Deep Roots In Carroll County”
19 July 2009“Trevanion Rich With History”
2 August 2009“Help Keep History Groups Going”
16 August 2009“Political Conflict Heavy After War”
30 August 2009“Two Floods Caused Major Damage to Carroll”
13 September 2009“Church Served Many Functions”
27 September 2009“Railway Line Began With A Dream”
18 October 2009“Railroad Boosted Region’s Reach”
25 October 2009Itinerant Photographers Documented History”8 November 2009“Child Apprentices Once Common”
22 November 2009“John Smith Helped Start College”
6 December 2009“Marriage Applications Insightful”
20 December 2009“Papers Give Look at ‘War Christmas’ “

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2010

2010 Index

3 January 2010 “Carroll Full of Historic ‘Leftovers’”
17 January 2010 “County Marks 173rd Anniversary”
31 January 2010 “Laborers Flocked to Town in Early 20th Century”
14 February 2010 “Civil War Soldiers Were Diverse”
28 February 2010“Map Provides Peek at 1862”
14 March 2010“Tanning Popular in Carroll”
28 March 2010“Waterways Help Define County’s Outline, Character”
11April 2010“Ads Give Insight to Life”
25 April 2010“Diverse Beginnings”
9 May 2010“Remembering the Hard Work Done by Farm Women”
23 May 2010“Spanish Flu Swept Through”
6 June 2010“Sharing Stories Helps Bring the Past to Life”
20 June 2010“Western Maryland Railroad Played Role in Gettysburg Victory”
4 July 2010“Spectacular Festivities Marked 99th Birthday”
18 July 2010“Cape May Attracted Vacationers”
1 August 2010“Newspaper, Resident Recall Rationing During World War II”
15 August 2010“Cemetery Holds Generations of Carroll History”
29 August 2010“Artist Made Carroll His Home”
12 September 2010“Peddling Potatoes: Garvick Family Continues Patriarch’s Tradition”
26 September 2010“County Has Long History of Productive Canneries”
10 October 2010“Carroll Harvests Often Turned into Social Events”
24 October 2010“Resident Lives on in Ghost Stories”
7 November 2010“19th Century Doctors Trained in Maryland”
28 November 2010“House Connected to Famous, Infamous”
5 December 2010“Ecker Family Boasts Legacy of Teaching”
19 December 2010“Newspapers Chronicled Christmases Past”

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2011

2011 Index

2 January 2011 “Remember Stories of the Past”
16 January 2011“Maryland has History of Quakes”
30 January 2011“Church Celebrates its Past”
13 February 2011“Clues Put Together Man’s Past”
27 February 2011“School Board Minutes Show Carroll’s Black History”
13 March 2011“Sign of the Times”
27 March 2011“Lodge Nears 200th Anniversary”
10 April 2011“Mill a Part of County’s Past”
24 April 2011“Secession Spilled Over to County”
8 May 2011“Warm Weather Prompted Start of Westminster Ice Company”
22 May 2011“Bring Back Tradition of Flowers on Memorial Day”
12 June 2011“County Clothing Industry Expanded in Late 1800s”
26 June 2011“Carroll Turned to POWs During WWII Labor Shortages”
10 July 2011“Feeling the Pain of Civil War”
24 July 2011 link broken
14 August 2011“Learning the Story Behind Francis Scott Key”
28 August 2011“Key was Complex, Patriotic”
11 September 2011“The Life of a 19th Century Doctor”
25 September 2011“Manuscript a Valuable Resource”
9 October 2011“Herrs Had a Strong Reputation”
23 October 2011“Gravestones a Genealogist’s Friend”
13 November 2011“Family Bibles Provide Rich History”
27 November 2011“Camp Meeting was a Marquee Event for 37 Years”
11 December 2011“General Fought in Many Places Over 40-Year Tenure”
25 December 2011“Poem Celebrates the Christmas Spirit”

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2012

2012 Index

8 January 2012 Carroll County Times article for 8 January 2012
22 January 2012 “History Flows through Liberty Reservoir”
12 February 2012 “Railroads Once a Spark to Industry”
26 February 2012 “Area should be Proud of Early Anti-Slavery Sentiment”
11 March 2012 “Shoe Company Becomes Community Staple”
25 March 2012 “Medford was Once a Bustling Hub of Activity”
8 April 2012 “Methodists Trace Back to Wakefield Valley”
22 April 2012 “Farmer’s Accounts Give Glimpse of 19th Century Life”
13 May 2012 “Dorothy Elderdice ‘One of Our Best’ Native Daughters”
27 May 2012 “Bygone Wedding Traditions Full of Color”
10 June 2012 “Local Brews Arrived in Early 1800s”
24 June 2012 “Soldier Positively Affected by Events”
8 July 2012 “Photo Collection is a Local Gem”
22 July 2012 “Proprietress One of County’s Strongest Figures”
12 August 2012 “Native American Tools Found All Over Carroll
26 August 2012 “Branton Manor is a Hidden, Historic Gem”
9 September 2012 “Maps Show County’s Progress in Road Paving”
23 September 2012 “Residents Help Preserve County’s Past”
14 October 2012 “Carroll County’s ‘almshouse’ Has Rich History”
28 October 2012 “Story of County Copper Mines”
11 November 2012 “30 Hours without Power a Great Reminder”
25 November 2012 “1800s Saw Evolution of Bankruptcy Laws”
9 December 2012 “Story Tells of Search for Boy”
23 December 2012 “Christmastime Reflections on an Altruistic Life”

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2013

2013 Index

13 January 2013 Journey to Gold Rush Started in Carroll
27 January 2013 Carroll Countians Set Up Mill, Dig Roots
10 February 2013 Shellman’s Poem Memorializes Life of Paroway
24 February 2013 1924 Article Pokes Fun at Era of Prohibition
10 March 2013 Icon Led Distinguished Journalism Career
24 March 2013 Unveil Guns, Anvils, Freedom
14 April 2013 Mills Sparked Economy, but Could Prove Deadly
28 April 2013 Exploring Origins of County’s “Priestland”
12 May 2013 Baldwin’s Station Retains its Historical Significance
26 May 2013 County Residents Joined Fight in War of 1812
09 June 2013 Time to Commemorate Pivotal Year in History
23 June 2013 Residents Had Role in Civil War
14 July 2013 Archive Makes for Easy Search
28 July 2013 Carroll Veterinarian Cared for Horses in World War I
11 August 2013 Zinkham Remembered for Life Spent Helping Others
25 August 2013 Accounts Show How Love Blossomed During Civil War
08 September 2013 Along the Way to Somewhere Else
22 September 2013 Craftsman Known for Clocks
13 October 2013 Detour Boasts Colorful History
27 October 2013 Jail Imprisoned Abolitionist in 1859
10 November 2013 link broken
24 November 2013 link broken
08 December 2013 link broken
22 December 2013 link broken

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2014

2014 Index

12 January 2014 Everyone Pitched in During Butchering Time
26 January 2014 Look Back with the Engine of Liberty
09 February 2014 Civil War Document Demands Closer Look
23 February 2014 Recent Weather Recalls 1902 Ice Storm
09 March 2014 Scarlet Fever Struck Silver Run in 1877
23 March 2014 Bits of History Surround Us
13 April 2014 Bits of History Surround Us
27 April 2014 Lincoln, Carroll Had Troubled Relationship
11 May 2014 Cigar Ad Sheds Light on Village of Sam’s Creek
25 May 2014 A Memorial Day Tradition Rooted in the Civil War
08 June 2014 A Hessian Soldier Who Came to Carroll
22 June 2014 The Confederate Raid on New Windsor
13 July 2014 Westminster the Home of 19th Century Weaver
27 July 2014 Special 1890 Census Reveals Civil War Veterans, Widows
10 August 2014 Research Reveals Character of Greek Ancestors
24 August 2014 Greek Ancestors Settled in Westminster
14 September 2014 Political Cartoons Stir Debate Throughout History
28 September 2014 Villages’ Former Names and Their Origin Stories
12 October 2014 Tracking the Names of “Outdoor Pensioners” Through History
26 October 2014 A Soldier’s Account of the Battle of Bladensburg
09 November 2014 One Tiny Electric Plant Used to Power all of Union Bridge
23 November 2014 Grave Marker Installed in Remembrance of Carroll Resident
14 December 2014 The Watch on Christmas Eve
28 December 2014 Dielman Noted for Massive Biographical Index

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2015

2015 Index

11 January 2015 How Middleburg Made its Way Onto the Map
25 January 2015 Carroll’s Close Encounter With Cold War Plans
08 February 2015 Taking a Moment to Remember, Honor Black History in Westminster
22 February 2015 Remembering Civil Rights Activist from Union Bridge, Murton “Jazz” Hammond
08 March 2015 Barnitz Was First Brewer of Beer in Westminster
22 March 2015 Old Ledger Sheds New Light on Town History
12 April 2015 1800s Iron Stove From Manchester Foundry on Display at Shellman House
26 April 2015 Buffalo Road in Carroll Likely has Roots in Military
10 May 2015 link broken
24 May 2015 link broken
14 June 2015 link broken
28 June 2015 link broken
12 July 2015 link broken
26 July 2015 link broken
09 August 2015 link broken
23 August 2015
13 September 2015 link broken
27 September 2015 link broken
11 October 2015 Establishing the Davis Library in Westminster
25 October 2015 Library Expands it Reach Across Carroll
08 November 2015 Brochure Highlights African-American Heritage
22 November 2015 Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
13 December 2015 Christmas 1944 Brought Worry to Families in Carroll
27 December 2015 Most of us become a bit nostalgic at this time of year

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2016

2016 Index

10 January 2016 Carroll Residents Played a Role in Mexico’s 1916 Political Turmoil
24 January 2016 More Stories From Near the Border
14 February 2016 Brick Making in Carroll County
28 February 2016 Snowden Detailed Life as a Slave After Buying His Freedom
13 March 2016 Carroll Woman was Part of Historic Pennsylvania Storm
27 March 2016 Taneytown’s Sister Matilda an Unsung Hero of Civil War
10 April 2016 A Carroll County Mystery: Where was Brindletown?
24 April 2016 A Trip to Ocean City Used to be Quite Different
8 May 2016 Travel to Baltimore was Once a Trying Endeavor
22 May 2016 Some Carroll-based Ancestors Can be a Puzzle
12 June 2016 This Isn’t Just Any Old House in Westminster
26 June 2016 The People and Places of Corbit’s Charge
10 July 2016 Summer a Good Time to Look at Your Own History
24 July 2016 Lesser-known Chapter of Carroll’s Civil War History
14 August 2016 By Train or Bus, Carroll Countians Got On Their Way
28 August 2016 Analyzing Carroll’s Stance on Women’s Suffrage
11 September 2016 Dating to 1869, Carroll County Fairs Have Been Big Draws in Various Locales
25 September 2016 Exhibit Offers Glimpse Into Life As An Early Immigrant From Greece In Carroll
9 October 2016 Sykesville Families Provided Respite for British Sailors During World War II
23 October 2016 Former Slave Instilled More Than a Good Work Ethic In His Son
13 November 2016 Carroll Resident Mullinix Played Role in Civil War
27 November 2016 Western Maryland Railroad Ushered in the Heyday of American Railroading
11 December 2016 Baile Hall has Served the Community for More Than 170 Years
25 December 2016 A Shriver Holiday Tradition: Christmas Eve Poetry

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2017

2017 Index

8 January 2017 Winter Ice Ritual on Mays Farm Paid Dividends Into the Summer
22 January 2017 Stroll Past Three Buildings on Main St. Gives Glimpse of “Old” Westminster
12 February 2017 Thaddeus Stevens Woman’s Relief Corps Significant to Carroll’s Black History
26 February 2017 Recalling Carroll’s 19th Century Racial Harmony
12 March 2017 Take a Weekend Drive Through Carroll County History
26 March 2017 It Was Buyer Beware When it Came to Newspaper Advertising in 1887
9 April 2017 Carroll Countians Made History Abroad a Century Ago in World War I
23 April 2017 Issues Involving Schools as Old as Schooling in Carroll
14 May 2017 Two Buildings in Union Bridge Have Historical Significance
28 May 2017 Trove of Ancestral Information at Register of Wills Office
11 June 2017 Chance Meeting Led Civil War Soldier From Maine to Marry Westminster Native
25 June 2017 Westminster Native Duped Confederates During Civil War
9 July 2017 Resources for an In-Depth Look at Carroll’s History
23 July 2017 Ledger Offers Insight Into Early Educational Costs in Carroll
13 August 2017 Old Newspapers Give Us a Sense of the Past
27 August 2017 link broken
10 September 2017 Carroll County Farmers were Hit Hardy by Unnamed 1896 Hurricane
24 September 2017 Shoemakers fascinating ledger gives glimpse into Carroll from 1787 to 1814
8 October 2017 Take Advantage of Chance to Learn About Farm Museum’s History
22 October 2017 Westminster’s Unofficial Historian Recalled Two Grand Parades of the 1800s
12 November 2017 1 Manchester Historical Center Honors History of “Progressive Community”
26 November 2017 A Century Ago, Carroll Dealers Were Selling Cars for $200 to $4,000
10 December 2017 History of Dennings Begins with Arrival of James Denning Around 1800
24 December 2017 Yesteryears Christmas Postcards

 

Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2018

2018 index

January 14 2018 Take Time to Learn About, Preserve Your Family’s History
January 28 2018 link broken
February 11 2018 Fate of Bowen’s Chapel, Once Grim, Settled as Supporters ‘Just Kept Going’
February 25 2018
March 11 2018 The Saga of Centenarian Nancy Saunders, (Part 2 of 3)
March 25 2018 The Saga of Centenarian Nancy Saunders, (Part 2 of 3)
April 8 2018 Two Centuries later, Headstone Engraving Process has Changed, Need for Precision Hasn’t
April 22 2018 Imagining Margaretha Newson’s Century of Life
May 13 2018 Woman Escaped Potato Famine, Sued B&O Railroad and Bought Eldersburg Farm
May 27 2018 Union Meeting House Served as a Church, Community Hub, Hospital for Nearly a Century
June 10 2018 In 1757, “Gift of Freedom” Bestowed Upon Slave Nero
June 28 2018 Stop at Bethel UMC Before Gettysburg Changed Soldier’s Life
July 8 2018 link broken
July 22 2018 Immigrants of Early 1900s Found Work at Union Bridge Cement Plant
August 12 2018 Prime Land Drew Farmers to Carroll
August 26 2018 link broken
September 9 2018 Carroll Soldiers Victims of Mustard Gas 100 Years Ago
September 23 2018 Amateur Historian from Taneytown Left a Trove of Interesting Material
October 14 2018 Mills Played Major Role in History of County
October 28 2018 From the Meuse-Argonne to the Armistice
November 11 2018 Westminster Teen Enlisted 100 Years Ago During World War I
November 25 2018 Setting the Record Straight on Historical Inaccuracies
December 3 2018 Taneytown Native Sterling Galt Served with Distinction
December 23 2018 Mantel Provides a Glimpse into the Early History of Westminster

“Carroll’s Yesteryears” Articles Published in 2019

2019 index

January 13 2019 Lesser-known Good brother, Jacob, key early figure in Taneytown
January 27 2019 Jacob Good’s Contribution to the Revolution, Taneytown are Deserving of Recognition
February 10 2019 Church and Education Were Important to Those Who Built Western Chapel Community
February 24 2019 Historical Society of Carroll County Celebrating 80th Anniversary
March 10 2019 Many Books Can Help in Quest for Carroll County History
March 24 2019 Old newspapers a Treasure Trove of Local Information
April 14 2019 Rewriting History Appropriate to Convey Corrected Facts
April 28 2019 New Exhibit Shows Toll World War II Took on Taneytown
May 12 2019 New Exhibit Shows Toll World War II Took on Taneytown
May 26 2019 Poignant Letter Home From Carroll Countian Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice
June 09 2019 Roadwork Requires Relocation of Historic Milestone
June 23 2019 Corbit’s Charge of 1863 to be Commemorated in Westminster
July 14 2019 Remembering Carroll’s Early Creameries
July 28 2019 Carroll Was Once a Hub for Tobacco Farms, ‘Factories’
August 11-2019 Local Papers Reports on Post-Civil War South
August 25 2019 Exploring the History of Northwestern Carroll County has Never Been Easier
September 08 2019 Summer in the 1880s Included Camp Meetings in Linwood
September 22 2019 Remembering the War of 1812 “Old Defenders,” many of whom hailed from CC
October 13 2019 Conestoga Wagon and Appropriate Image for the Carroll County Seal
October 27 2019 Halloween Traditions From German Culture
November 10 2019 Local Crusader Remembered as 19th Amendment Anniversary Nears
November 24 2019 Architectural Treasures By Mary Ann Ashcraft
December 08 2019 Carroll County’s Beginnings Included a Jail, Free Schools
December 22 2019 Masquerading a Long Forgotten Holiday Tradition

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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