Maryland Archives: 125 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

One of the original 13 British Colonies that formed the United States, Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria – who was the wife of England’s King Charles I. It became the new nation’s 7th state on 28 April 1788. Maryland is the 42nd largest state in the country and the 19th most populous.

Photo: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, connecting Maryland’s Eastern and Western Shores
Photo: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, connecting Maryland’s Eastern and Western Shores. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Maryland, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MD newspaper archives: 125 titles to help you search your family history in the “Old Line State,” providing coverage from 1728 to Today. There are more than 9.6 million articles and records in our online Maryland newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Maryland ancestors in these MD newspapers. Our Maryland newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Maryland Newspaper Archives (1728 – 1922)

Search Maryland Recent Obituaries (1990 – Current)

Illustration: Maryland state flag
Illustration: Maryland state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Maryland newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The MD newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Annapolis West County News 11/14/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Annapolis South County Gazette 01/09/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Annapolis Negro Appeal 02/16/1900 – 02/16/1900 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis Maryland Gazette 12/03/1728 – 11/22/1734 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis Maryland Gazette 03/25/1751 – 02/16/1832 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis Capital 01/02/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Annapolis Annapolis Gazette 09/28/1854 – 11/24/1874 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis, Glenburnie Maryland Gazette 03/06/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arbutus Arbutus Times 03/10/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Telegraphe and Daily Advertiser 05/14/1795 – 01/11/1807 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Sun 09/10/1990 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Sun 05/17/1837 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore South 04/22/1861 – 02/17/1862 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Republican; or, Anti-Democrat 01/01/1802 – 01/14/1804 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Recorder; or, Summary of Foreign, Domestic, and Literary Intelligence 06/16/1810 – 06/16/1810 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Race Standard 01/02/1897 – 01/16/1897 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Palladium of Freedom; or the Baltimore Daily Advertiser 08/08/1787 – 08/08/1787 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore North American and Mercantile Daily Advertiser 01/11/1808 – 12/31/1808 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Mechanics’ Gazette; and Merchants Daily Advertiser 03/14/1815 – 09/13/1815 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Maryland Journal 08/20/1773 – 01/16/1797 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Katholische Volkszeitung 07/02/1870 – 07/15/1876 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Fell’s Point Telegraphe 03/06/1795 – 06/01/1795 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Federal Republican 07/04/1808 – 06/20/1812 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Federal Intelligencer 10/30/1794 – 12/30/1795 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Federal Gazette 01/01/1796 – 11/08/1823 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Edward’s Baltimore Daily Advertiser 10/29/1793 – 11/15/1794 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Dunlap’s Maryland Gazette, or, The Baltimore General Advertiser 05/02/1775 – 01/05/1779 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Democratic Republican 03/17/1802 – 08/13/1802 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Commonwealth 07/24/1915 – 09/04/1915 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore City Paper 01/14/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Telegraph 06/23/1814 – 03/29/1816 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Price-Current 02/14/1803 – 12/30/1820 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Patriot 12/28/1812 – 12/31/1834 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Messenger 02/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Guide: South Baltimore Edition 03/25/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Guide 01/19/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser 01/02/1826 – 01/27/1838 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Evening Post 07/13/1792 – 09/30/1793 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Daily Intelligencer 10/28/1793 – 10/29/1794 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Bulletin 04/20/1872 – 09/23/1876 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore American 01/01/1903 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American, and Baltimore Gazette 07/30/1803 – 02/28/1805 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American Farmer 04/02/1819 – 12/26/1828 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American Citizen 04/19/1879 – 04/19/1879 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American and Commercial Daily Advertiser 01/31/1801 – 12/31/1853 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American a Gazette for the Country 07/10/1802 – 07/10/1802 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American 05/18/1799 – 03/01/1802 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Afro-American 04/29/1893 – 03/26/1898 Newspaper Archives
Bel Air Southern Aegis 07/11/1857 – 12/26/1857 Newspaper Archives
Bel Air National American 09/05/1856 – 11/09/1866 Newspaper Archives
Bel Air Harford Gazette and General Advertiser 05/27/1848 – 05/21/1852 Newspaper Archives
Bowie Bowie Blade News 10/03/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cambridge Dorchester Star 06/30/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cambridge Banner 01/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Catonsville Catonsville Times 03/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Centreville Record Observer 08/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chestertown Kent County News 12/28/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chestertown Chestertown Transcript 11/10/1866 – 02/18/1876 Newspaper Archives
Chestertown Apollo; or, Chestertown Spy 03/26/1793 – 12/31/1793 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Jeffersonian 02/26/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Howard County Times 03/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Columbia Flier 01/31/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crisfield Crisfield Times 01/03/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crofton Crofton-West County Gazette 03/29/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cumberland Weekly Civilian 03/17/1859 – 09/21/1865 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Phoenix Civilian 04/14/1835 – 01/04/1840 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Cumberland Times-News 08/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cumberland Cumberland Impartialist 01/24/1809 – 01/24/1809 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Cumberland Gazette 07/21/1814 – 07/21/1814 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Cumberland Daily News 04/05/1871 – 04/02/1872 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland American Eagle 02/15/1809 – 02/15/1809 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Allegany Freeman 12/04/1813 – 10/18/1817 Newspaper Archives
Denton Times Record 08/09/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dundalk Dundalk Eagle 04/02/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Sunday Star 11/13/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Star Democrat 09/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Republican Star 02/11/1800 – 06/12/1832 Newspaper Archives
Easton Maryland Herald, and Eastern Shore Intelligencer 05/11/1790 – 08/28/1804 Newspaper Archives
Easton Easton Star 01/02/1844 – 02/11/1862 Newspaper Archives
Easton Easton Journal 05/16/1874 – 05/16/1874 Newspaper Archives
Easton Easton Gazette 07/06/1818 – 06/28/1879 Newspaper Archives
Eldersburg Eldersburg Eagle 06/17/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elkton Cecil Whig 08/14/1841 – 09/01/1866 Newspaper Archives
Elkton Cecil Whig 10/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elkton Cecil Democrat 04/12/1845 – 11/11/1876 Newspaper Archives
Essex Avenue News 05/10/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frankfort Freiheitsbothe 04/14/1810 – 04/14/1810 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Rights of Man 02/05/1794 – 11/05/1800 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Reservoir and Public Reflector 07/25/1826 – 07/28/1829 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Republican Gazette and General Advertiser 02/11/1801 – 09/28/1826 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Republican Citizen and State Advertiser 08/29/1823 – 12/30/1831 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Republican Advocate 12/06/1802 – 12/15/1808 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Maryland Chronicle, or Universal Advertiser 01/18/1786 – 05/28/1788 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Hornet 06/29/1802 – 06/29/1814 Newspaper Archives
Frederick General Staatsbothe 12/27/1811 – 12/27/1811 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Frederick News-Post 10/17/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frederick Examiner 07/08/1857 – 12/29/1875 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Bartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung 02/18/1789 – 02/18/1789 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Bartgis’s Maryland Gazette 05/22/1792 – 01/23/1794 Newspaper Archives
Hagers-Town Washington Spy 01/04/1792 – 02/01/1797 Newspaper Archives
Hagers-Town Torch Light 01/03/1826 – 10/12/1837 Newspaper Archives
Hagerstown Maryland Herald and Hager’s-Town Weekly Advertiser 03/02/1797 – 12/28/1804 Newspaper Archives
Hagerstown Herald-Mail 11/11/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Halifax Hagers-town Gazette 05/23/1809 – 06/15/1813 Newspaper Archives
Hampstead, Manchester Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester 03/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hollywood County Times 05/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Laurel Laurel Leader 03/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Owings Mills Owings Mills Times 03/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Owings Mills Jewish Times 03/07/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parkville, Carney Northeast Reporter 03/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Perry Hall, White Marsh Northeast Booster 05/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Potomac Potomac Almanac 02/26/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prince Frederick Calvert Gazette 05/01/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rockville True American and Farmers Register 03/10/1824 – 03/10/1824 Newspaper Archives
Rockville Centinel of Freedom 01/14/1820 – 01/14/1820 Newspaper Archives
Salisbury Salisbury Independent 05/29/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stevensville Bay Times 08/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Towson Towson Times 02/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Towson North County News 03/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Uniontown Engine of Liberty and Uniontown Advertiser 10/21/1813 – 04/27/1815 Newspaper Archives
Westminster Westminster Eagle 07/07/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Community Times 11/10/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Carroll County Times 01/23/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Advocate of Westminster and Finksburg 04/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville 04/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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