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History[edit | edit source]

Newspaper publication in Maryland began in 1727 with the release of the Maryland Gazette in Annapolis.

Resources for Maryland Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The following libraries have Maryland newspaper collections on site.

Newspaper Directory[edit | edit source]

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Digital Issues Online[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Historical newspapers

  • Archives of Maryland Online provides images of many issues of The Maryland Gazette (1728-1839).
  • ($) has a large collection of Maryland newspapers online. This database is free at some libraries, where it may be under the name Access NewspaperArchive.
  • Ancestry ($) has over 20 historical Maryland newspapers.
  • 1790-1799 The Maryland Herald is available online at Google News.
  • 1790-2009 Maryland Newspapers, 1790-2009 at MyHeritage - index and images ($)
  • 1796-1816 Barnes, Robert. Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, 1796-1816. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1978. FHL Book 975.26 V2b. Online at Ancestry ($).

Current newspapers

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Guides[edit | edit source]

Family History Library[edit | edit source]

To locate newspapers in the Family History Library's collection which pertain to a large part of Maryland, click here The Family History Library is not actively collecting newspapers of the United States.[1]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Telephone interview of Ken Nelson by Michael Ritchey. Salt Lake City, 8 December 2008. Ken is a member of the Family History Library's Collection Management team. He said that although the library would not turn down a free microfilm of a U.S. newspaper, newspaper collections are not currently part of the acquisition profile for U.S. places, and haven't been for some years.