Western Maryland’s Historical Library has many digital collections for Washington County, Maryland which may be useful for genealogists and family history researchers.

Collections include:

  • 150th Anniversary of the Civil War-Hagerstown newspapers
  • 1936 Flood in Cumberland, Hancock and Williamsport
  • Antietam Cemetery Payroll, 1866-1867
  • Battle of Antietam-Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, September 1862
  • Boonsboro Free Library history
  • John Brown in Washington County
  • Boyd’s Business Directory of Maryland, 1875
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
  • C&O Canal Boat Registers, 1851-1880
  • Illustrated Atlas of Washington County, 1877
  • Commercial Hotel, Boonsboro, 1887
  • Elks Lodge and Henry’s Theatre, Hagerstown
  • The First Bookmobile-Washington County Free Library
  • General Russell Hartle
  • Hagerstown 1911
  • Hagerstown Braves 1952
  • Hagerstown Bus Terminal
  • Hagerstown City Directory, 1893
  • Hagerstown Illustrated, 1887
  • Hagerstown photographs, 1944
  • Hagerstown Telephone Directory, 1907
  • Hays photograph collection-Hagerstown and Washington County
  • The Insurrection at Harper’s Ferry, 1859
  • Land patents of Washington County, Maryland (1730-1830)
  • Marble Quarry, Washington County
  • Maryland Gubernatorial, Senatorial, & 6th District Campaign buttons
  • Presidential campaign buttons
  • Navigation on the Upper Potomac and Its Tributaries
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Sheriff’s Records, Washington County, 1804-1806
  • Slaves and Free Blacks in Western Maryland
  • War of 1812, Sharpsburg Militia
  • Washington County, 1905-Foltz photographs
  • Washington County Court Records, 1778-1793
  • Washington County Jury List, 1877
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts-History
  • Washington County Taxes, 1803-1804
  • Williamsport Postcards
  • World War II veterans, Washington County

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