Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – Hampstead Family History Center

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This is the sixth post in my series of postings on doing research in my home county of Carroll in Maryland. For the background and history of Carroll County, Maryland, please see my initial post titled “Where to Research in Carroll County, Maryland – The Carroll County Genealogical Society”.

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Hampstead Maryland Family History Center
4117 Lower Beckleysville Road
Hampstead, MD
410- 374-1301

The Hampstead Family History Center has access to the Family History Center Portal page, which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
  • ArkivDigital Online – Swedish Genealogy
  • Findmypast
  • Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Microfilms can be borrowed from the Family History Library catalog and retained on-site for three months or indefinitely for a fee. The center makes microfilm readers available to view ordered films. Microfilm copies can now be ordered on-site at www.familysearch.org.

To order a copy of a microfilm to be sent to your local Family History Center, search the FamilySearch Catalog (see menu Search, Catalog). Select the film you want to see more details. You may see some symbols after the record entry. No symbols means there are no digital or microfilm copies of the documents; a camera means the microfilm has been digitized and can be searched online; and a microfilm reel means it is available to order (do not order if already digitized). Clicking on the microfilm icon will take you to the Online Film Ordering page. You must be registered (free) and be logged in when you do this search.

The hours of operation are Monday 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. You may find additional information and holiday schedules at the Hampstead Family History Center wiki.

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