Maryland Newspapers

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

Resources for Maryland Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

The following libraries have Maryland newspaper collections on site.

Digital Issues Online

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

Historical newspapers

  • ($) has a large collection of Maryland newspapers online. This database is free at some libraries. It may be under the name Access NewspaperArchive.
  • ($) has over 20 historical Maryland newspapers.
  • University of Pennsylvania (free) has links to a handful of free historical Maryland newspapers online.

Current newspapers


  • Barnes, Robert W. Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers. Four Volumes. Lutherville, Maryland: Bettie Carothers, 1975-76. (ISBN: none) (OCLC;8196057) (FHL book 975.2 V2ba v. 2; film 928166 item 7) This work covers 1727 to 1795.
  • Barnes, Robert W. Marriages and Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973. (ISBN 0806305800) (ISBN 0806305800);(OCLC;28916982) (FHL book 975.2 V2b)
  • Green, Karen Mauer. The Maryland Gazette, 1727- 1761: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. Galveston, Texas: Frontier, 1989. (ISBN 0932231071); (FHL book 975.2 D2g)


Family History Library

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]


Web Sites


  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.