Microfilm Collections


Allegany County Library Microfilm Collections
The Cumberland Times-News, the local area newspaper, is available on microfilm from the present back to August 20,1941 at the Washington Street Branch.
Patrons are welcome to browse the microfilm collection in house.  The Allegany County Library System is unable to do article and obituary searches.  However, if specific dates are known, requests for articles and obituaries can be made through the mail by sending letters to the library at
Washington Street Library
Attn: Microfilm Librarian
31 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Or, the library can be emailed at washingtonstlibrary@alleganycountylibrary.info
Please include these with your request:
·         date (month, day, year) of the desired article
·         your phone number
·         a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or email address
Other Local Resources
·         For articles dating back further than 1941, please contact the library at the Allegany College of Maryland at 301-784-5005 or visit their website: http://www.allegany.edu/library/
·         For assistance with genealogical research, please contact the Genealogical Society of Allegany County at 301-777-8850 or visit their website: http://www.mdgenweb.org/acgs/
·         The Lewis J. Ort Library at Frostburg State University also keeps archives of local and national newspapers. The library can be reached at 301-687-4395 or you can visit their website: http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/library/index.htm