Maryland Archives: 215 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Maryland, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MD newspaper archives: 215 titles to help you search your family history in the “Old Line State,” providing coverage from 1728 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Maryland newspaper archives!

Photo: Great Falls on the Potomac River, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Maryland
Photo: Great Falls on the Potomac River, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Maryland. Credit: Joe Calhoun; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Maryland in these newspapers. Our MD newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Maryland Newspaper Archives (1728 – 1946)

Search Maryland Obituaries (1990 – Today)

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Illustration: Maryland state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Maryland newspapers in the online 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageCollection
AnnapolisCapital01/02/1991 – CurrentObituaries
AnnapolisSouth County Gazette01/09/2003 – 09/04/2008Obituaries
AnnapolisWest County News11/14/2002 – 03/17/2005Obituaries
AnnapolisAnnapolis Gazette09/28/1854 – 11/24/1874Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisMaryland Gazette03/25/1751 – 02/16/1832Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisMaryland Gazette12/03/1728 – 11/22/1734Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisMaryland Republican and Political and Agricultural Museum12/23/1817 – 05/16/1826Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisNegro Appeal02/16/1900 – 02/16/1900Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisEvening capital05/14/1884 – 12/10/1907Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisEvening capital and Maryland gazette06/14/1910 – 08/02/1922Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisEvening capital08/03/1922 – 05/25/1923Newspaper Archives
Annapolis, GlenburnieMaryland Gazette03/06/2002 – CurrentObituaries
ArbutusArbutus Times03/10/2001 – 09/16/2019Obituaries
BaltimoreBaltimore Guide01/19/2005 – 07/01/2015Obituaries
BaltimoreBaltimore Guide: South Baltimore Edition03/25/2009 – 03/24/2010Obituaries
BaltimoreBaltimore Messenger02/13/2001 – 06/24/2017Obituaries
BaltimoreCity Paper01/14/2004 – 06/14/2014Obituaries
BaltimoreJewish Times03/07/1997 – CurrentObituaries
BaltimoreSun09/10/1990 – CurrentObituaries
BaltimoreTrue Democrat10/30/1875 – 10/30/1875Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRural Register02/15/1860 – 04/01/1860Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAfro-American04/29/1893 – 03/26/1898Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican05/18/1799 – 03/01/1802Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican a Gazette for the Country07/10/1802 – 07/10/1802Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican and Commercial Daily Advertiser01/31/1801 – 12/31/1853Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Citizen04/19/1879 – 04/19/1879Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Farmer04/02/1819 – 12/26/1828Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Whig02/10/1844 – 12/31/1844Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Whig03/13/1847 – 03/13/1847Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican, and Baltimore Gazette07/30/1803 – 02/28/1805Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore American01/01/1903 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Bulletin04/20/1872 – 09/23/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Christian Advocate12/08/1860 – 12/08/1860Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Commercial Journal, and Lyford’s Price-Current04/14/1838 – 12/08/1849Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Daily Intelligencer10/28/1793 – 10/29/1794Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Evening Post07/13/1792 – 09/30/1793Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser01/02/1826 – 01/27/1838Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Patriot12/28/1812 – 12/31/1834Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Price-Current02/14/1803 – 12/25/1830Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Republican05/21/1829 – 12/31/1832Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Saturday Visiter01/16/1841 – 04/03/1847Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Telegraph06/23/1814 – 03/29/1816Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCampaigner06/17/1852 – 11/06/1852Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCatholic Mirror09/30/1876 – 09/30/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCommonwealth07/24/1915 – 09/04/1915Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDemocratic Republican03/17/1802 – 08/13/1802Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDunlap’s Maryland Gazette, or, The Baltimore General Advertiser05/02/1775 – 01/05/1779Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreEdward’s Baltimore Daily Advertiser10/29/1793 – 11/15/1794Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFederal Gazette01/01/1796 – 11/08/1823Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFederal Intelligencer10/30/1794 – 12/30/1795Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFederal Republican07/04/1808 – 06/20/1812Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFell’s Point Telegraphe03/06/1795 – 06/01/1795Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreKatholische Volkszeitung07/02/1870 – 09/23/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMaryland Journal08/20/1773 – 01/16/1797Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMechanics’ Gazette; and Merchants Daily Advertiser03/14/1815 – 09/13/1815Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreNorth American and Mercantile Daily Advertiser01/11/1808 – 12/31/1808Newspaper Archives
BaltimorePalladium of Freedom; or the Baltimore Daily Advertiser08/08/1787 – 08/08/1787Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRace Standard01/02/1897 – 01/16/1897Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRepublican; or, Anti-Democrat01/01/1802 – 01/14/1804Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreSun05/17/1837 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreTelegraphe and Daily Advertiser05/14/1795 – 01/11/1807Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreTrue Union04/26/1855 – 04/26/1855Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreLutheran Observer, and Weekly Religious Visiter08/24/1833 – 12/28/1866Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreM’Pherson’s Advertiser and Miscellaneous Journal11/10/1835 – 06/08/1836Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Commercial04/29/1876 – 04/29/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Price-Current and Weekly Journal of Commerce06/29/1850 – 09/09/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Price-Current Letter-Sheet09/13/1856 – 02/06/1858Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Prices Current and Review of the Market07/31/1846 – 07/31/1846Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Trades’ Union05/28/1836 – 05/28/1836Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDaily Exchange Prices Current01/08/1859 – 01/08/1859Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMarion and Co’s Monthly Reporter01/01/1854 – 02/01/1854Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMethodist Protestant04/18/1840 – 09/23/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRobinson’s Stock and Exchange Gazette09/19/1823 – 03/04/1825Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreWeekly Price Current from Odom and Co. Commission Merchants01/23/1871 – 10/02/1871Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreOlive Branch11/01/1855 – 11/01/1855Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Pathfinder, Traveler’s Guide, and Business Register06/01/1852 – 06/01/1852Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Weekly American, Compendium of News and Prices Current03/29/1851 – 03/29/1851Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCanfield’s Lottery Argus, Commercial and Exchange Telegraph; or, National Miscellany02/19/1827 – 04/06/1829Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Clipper09/10/1839 – 06/30/1866Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDaily exchange02/22/1858 – 09/14/1861Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDer Deutsche correspondent01/01/1858 – 04/27/1918Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDer Deutsche correspondent01/02/1874 – 10/18/1912Newspaper Archives
BaltimorePilot and transcript05/05/1840 – 01/25/1841Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreLee’s Commercial and Literary Gazette09/03/1825 – 11/26/1825Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDaily Record02/13/2001 – CurrentObituaries
BaltimoreCommonwealth08/03/1882 – 10/04/1883Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreSun09/26/1883 – 04/29/1885Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMaryland suffrage news11/23/1912 – 04/17/1920Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCzas Baltimorski08/15/1940 – 01/23/1941Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreSouth04/22/1861 – 02/17/1862Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreNortheast Booster Reporter04/23/2015 – CurrentObituaries
BaltimoreBaltimore Wecker: Sonntags-Blatt09/10/1876 – 09/10/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDeutsche Correspondent09/08/1876 – 09/08/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDeutsche Correspondent11/02/1876 – 11/02/1876Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRecorder; or, Summary of Foreign, Domestic, and Literary Intelligence06/16/1810 – 06/16/1810Newspaper Archives
Bel AirHarford Gazette and General Advertiser05/27/1848 – 05/21/1852Newspaper Archives
Bel AirNational American09/05/1856 – 11/09/1866Newspaper Archives
Bel AirSouthern Aegis07/11/1857 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
BowieBowie Blade News10/03/2002 – CurrentObituaries
BowieCrofton Crier04/10/2009 – 04/10/2009Obituaries
Calvert-St. Mary’s CountyCounty Times05/05/2011 – CurrentObituaries
CambridgeBanner01/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
CambridgeDorchester Star06/30/2006 – CurrentObituaries
CambridgeDaily banner06/03/1907 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
CatonsvilleCatonsville Times03/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
CentrevilleRecord Observer08/04/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ChestertownKent County News12/28/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ChestertownApollo; or, Chestertown Spy03/26/1793 – 12/31/1793Newspaper Archives
ChestertownChestertown Transcript01/06/1866 – 12/25/1879Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia Flier01/31/2001 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbiaHoward County Times03/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbiaJeffersonian02/26/2002 – 03/12/2008Obituaries
CrisfieldCrisfield Times01/03/2007 – CurrentObituaries
CroftonCrofton-West County Gazette03/29/2012 – CurrentObituaries
CumberlandCumberland Times-News08/22/2007 – CurrentObituaries
CumberlandAllegany Freeman12/04/1813 – 10/18/1817Newspaper Archives
CumberlandAmerican Eagle02/15/1809 – 02/15/1809Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Daily News04/05/1871 – 04/02/1872Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Gazette07/21/1814 – 07/21/1814Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Impartialist01/24/1809 – 01/24/1809Newspaper Archives
CumberlandPhoenix Civilian04/14/1835 – 01/04/1840Newspaper Archives
CumberlandWeekly Civilian01/30/1852 – 12/28/1865Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Telegraph and Maryland Mining Register01/10/1856 – 01/10/1856Newspaper Archives
CumberlandMaryland Advocate and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Register06/21/1828 – 01/24/1829Newspaper Archives
CumberlandVoice11/17/1938 – 11/17/1938Newspaper Archives
CumberlandVoice of labor12/01/1938 – 07/30/1942Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCIO news08/17/1942 – 12/18/1944Newspaper Archives
DentonTimes Record08/09/2006 – CurrentObituaries
DentonTimes Record: Web Edition Articles07/08/2013 – CurrentObituaries
DundalkDundalk Eagle04/02/2015 – CurrentObituaries
EastonStar Democrat09/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
EastonSunday Star11/13/2005 – CurrentObituaries
EastonEaston Gazette07/06/1818 – 06/28/1879Newspaper Archives
EastonEaston Journal05/16/1874 – 05/16/1874Newspaper Archives
EastonEaston Star09/16/1828 – 02/11/1862Newspaper Archives
EastonMaryland Herald, and Eastern Shore Intelligencer05/11/1790 – 08/28/1804Newspaper Archives
EastonRepublican Star02/11/1800 – 06/12/1832Newspaper Archives
EldersburgEldersburg Eagle06/17/2004 – 06/19/2015Obituaries
ElktonCecil Whig10/04/2004 – CurrentObituaries
ElktonCecil Democrat12/22/1832 – 11/11/1876Newspaper Archives
ElktonCecil Whig08/14/1841 – 09/01/1866Newspaper Archives
ElktonCecil Whig08/07/1841 – 12/25/1920Newspaper Archives
Elkton, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, North EastCecil County Life06/08/2016 – CurrentObituaries
EssexAvenue News05/10/2007 – CurrentObituaries
FrankfortFreiheitsbothe04/14/1810 – 04/14/1810Newspaper Archives
FrederickFrederick News-Post10/17/1997 – CurrentObituaries
FrederickBartgis’s Maryland Gazette05/22/1792 – 01/23/1794Newspaper Archives
FrederickBartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung02/18/1789 – 02/18/1789Newspaper Archives
FrederickExaminer07/08/1857 – 12/29/1875Newspaper Archives
FrederickGeneral Staatsbothe12/27/1811 – 12/27/1811Newspaper Archives
FrederickHornet06/29/1802 – 06/29/1814Newspaper Archives
FrederickMaryland Chronicle, or Universal Advertiser01/18/1786 – 05/28/1788Newspaper Archives
FrederickRepublican Advocate12/06/1802 – 12/15/1808Newspaper Archives
FrederickRepublican Citizen and State Advertiser08/29/1823 – 12/30/1831Newspaper Archives
FrederickRepublican Gazette and General Advertiser02/11/1801 – 09/28/1826Newspaper Archives
FrederickReservoir and Public Reflector07/25/1826 – 07/28/1829Newspaper Archives
FrederickRights of Man02/05/1794 – 11/05/1800Newspaper Archives
FrederickCitizen03/01/1895 – 09/10/1915Newspaper Archives
FrederickFrederick citizen01/04/1895 – 02/22/1895Newspaper Archives
FrederickMaryland Union12/27/1855 – 12/30/1880Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg Mining Journal08/26/1876 – 08/26/1876Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg Mining Journal09/30/1871 – 04/18/1913Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg gleaner08/01/1901 – 08/08/1901Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg Mining Journal01/01/1916 – 06/09/1917Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg forum04/08/1899 – 06/08/1901Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg herald02/05/1904 – 08/25/1905Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg news03/19/1897 – 04/23/1897Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg spirit09/11/1913 – 12/17/1914Newspaper Archives
GreenbeltGreenbelt cooperator11/24/1937 – 03/12/1943Newspaper Archives
Hagers-TownTorch Light02/06/1821 – 10/12/1837Newspaper Archives
Hagers-TownWashington Spy01/04/1792 – 02/01/1797Newspaper Archives
Hagers-TownFarmers’ Register and Maryland Herald02/19/1828 – 02/19/1828Newspaper Archives
HagerstownHerald-Mail11/11/1996 – CurrentObituaries
HagerstownMaryland Herald and Hager’s-Town Weekly Advertiser03/02/1797 – 12/28/1804Newspaper Archives
HagerstownMaryland free press10/31/1862 – 06/18/1868Newspaper Archives
HalifaxHagers-town Gazette05/23/1809 – 06/15/1813Newspaper Archives
Hampstead, ManchesterAdvocate of Hampstead and Manchester03/14/2011 – 08/05/2015Obituaries
JacksonJackson Picket Guard09/10/1856 – 09/24/1856Newspaper Archives
La PlataMaryland independent09/16/1874 – 12/07/1934Newspaper Archives
LaurelLaurel Leader03/15/2001 – CurrentObituaries
LeonardtownSaint Mary’s beacon09/05/1867 – 12/15/1921Newspaper Archives
LeonardtownSt Mary’s beacon10/07/1852 – 04/16/1863Newspaper Archives
LeonardtownSt Mary’s gazette10/22/1863 – 08/29/1867Newspaper Archives
Lexington ParkEnterprise03/09/2016 – CurrentObituaries
OaklandRepublican07/07/2016 – 06/29/2017Obituaries
Owings MillsOwings Mills Times03/13/2001 – 01/14/2019Obituaries
Parkville, CarneyNortheast Reporter03/14/2001 – 05/07/2011Obituaries
Perry Hall, White MarshNortheast Booster05/09/2001 – 05/07/2011Obituaries
Pocomoke CityWorcester Democrat and the ledger-enterprise01/08/1921 – 12/24/1942Newspaper Archives
Port TobaccoPort Tobacco times, and Charles County advertiser06/26/1845 – 11/07/1890Newspaper Archives
PotomacPotomac Almanac02/26/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Prince FrederickCalvert Gazette05/01/2011 – 05/14/2020Obituaries
Prince FrederickCalvert Recorder07/30/2015 – CurrentObituaries
Rising SunMidland journal08/07/1885 – 12/27/1946Newspaper Archives
RockvilleCentinel of Freedom01/14/1820 – 01/14/1820Newspaper Archives
RockvilleTrue American and Farmers Register03/10/1824 – 05/28/1824Newspaper Archives
SalisburySalisbury Independent05/29/2014 – CurrentObituaries
SalisburyFlyer, The: Salisbury University09/20/2011 – 04/04/2015Obituaries
Snow HillDemocratic messenger03/12/1881 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
StevensvilleBay Times08/02/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ThurmontCatoctin clarion03/04/1871 – 06/28/1923Newspaper Archives
TowsonNorth County News03/13/2001 – 09/16/2019Obituaries
TowsonTowson Times02/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
TowsonBaltimore County union01/07/1865 – 08/28/1909Newspaper Archives
TowsonBaltimore County union, the Towson news09/04/1909 – 12/25/1909Newspaper Archives
UniontownEngine of Liberty and Uniontown Advertiser10/21/1813 – 04/27/1815Newspaper Archives
Upper MarlboroEnquirer-Gazette04/21/2016 – CurrentObituaries
Upper MarlboroPrince George’s enquirer and southern Maryland advertiser01/14/1887 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
WaldorfMaryland Independent03/09/2016 – CurrentObituaries
WestminsterAdvocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville04/29/2009 – 08/05/2015Obituaries
WestminsterAdvocate of Westminster and Finksburg04/28/2009 – 05/02/2014Obituaries
WestminsterCarroll County Times01/23/2000 – CurrentObituaries
WestminsterCommunity Times11/10/2004 – 02/28/2018Obituaries
WestminsterWestminster Eagle07/07/2004 – 06/19/2015Obituaries
WestminsterDemocratic advocate11/30/1865 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives

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