The Garrett County Obituary Database of Ruth Enlow Library
Welcome to The Garrett County Obituaries Database hosted by The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County. Ruth Enlow logo
This is a searchable database with images made up of obituaries, death notices, or other death articles scanned from The Republican newspaper’s microfilm issues located at The Ruth Enlow Library’s Oakland branch. The Republican was established in 1877 and we are beginning at the beginning; March of 1877 to be exact. We will continuously add new information as we work to expand our online collection. But we do ask for your patience as it takes time to search, scan, edit, and load each item. We hope you will enjoy using this new addition to our Local History and Genealogy page.

Now includes obituaries from 1877 to 1911
The Garrett County Obituaries Database is easy to use.

(We recommend using the “Back to search results” option when returning to the Search page from an individual obituary listing.)
Search Obituaries
Last Name:   You can search by any of the categories listed. (After hitting the “Search” button, scroll to bottom of page to see search results) The database consists of the following:

• last name
• first name (if known)
• middle name (if known)
• date of birth (if known)
• date of death (if known)
• Source of information
• Source date (date printed in paper)

All listings are accompanied by the scanned image of the original information retrieved from The Republican. The search is not case sensitive so you could search by “Baker” or “baker.” You can also search by using just the first letter of the last name, first name or middle name. This technique will bring up ALL listings starting with that letter. Likewise, you may choose to search by any of the date categories. For example: Searching for just “April” under the Source Date will list ALL the items that were in any April Republican newspapers.

First Name:  
Middle Name:  
Date of Birth:  
  (Month)                  (Day)    (Year)  
Date of Death:  
  (Month)                  (Day)    (Year)  
Source Date:  
  (Month)                  (Day)    (Year)  
Source:  
   
You must search for some criteria.