Maryland Archives: 223 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Maryland, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MD newspaper archives: 223 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 the 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 CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AnnapolisCapital01/02/1991 – CurrentObituaries
AnnapolisSouth County Gazette01/09/2003 – 09/04/2008Obituaries
AnnapolisWest County News11/14/2002 – 03/17/2005Obituaries
AnnapolisAnnapolis Gazette09/28/1854 – 11/24/1874789Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisMaryland Gazette03/25/1751 – 02/16/1832318Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisMaryland Gazette12/03/1728 – 11/22/173455Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisMaryland Republican and Political and Agricultural Museum12/23/1817 – 05/16/182652Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisNegro Appeal02/16/1900 – 02/16/19001Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisEvening capital05/14/1884 – 12/10/19074323Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisEvening capital and Maryland gazette06/14/1910 – 08/02/19222581Newspaper Archives
AnnapolisEvening capital08/03/1922 – 05/25/1923246Newspaper 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 – 10/30/18751Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRural Register02/15/1860 – 04/01/18602Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAfro-American04/29/1893 – 03/26/189822Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican05/18/1799 – 03/01/1802152Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican a Gazette for the Country07/10/1802 – 07/10/18021Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican and Commercial Daily Advertiser01/31/1801 – 12/31/185313881Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Citizen04/19/1879 – 04/19/18791Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Farmer04/02/1819 – 12/26/1828502Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Whig02/10/1844 – 12/31/18446Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican Whig03/13/1847 – 03/13/18471Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAmerican, and Baltimore Gazette07/30/1803 – 02/28/180538Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore American06/14/1861 – 12/31/19227316Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Bulletin04/20/1872 – 09/23/1876118Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Christian Advocate12/08/1860 – 12/08/18601Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Commercial Journal, and Lyford’s Price-Current04/14/1838 – 12/08/1849593Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Daily Intelligencer10/28/1793 – 10/29/1794313Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Evening Post07/13/1792 – 09/30/1793156Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser01/02/1826 – 01/27/18383619Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Patriot12/28/1812 – 12/31/18346594Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Price-Current02/14/1803 – 12/25/18301387Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Republican05/21/1829 – 12/31/1832710Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Saturday Visiter01/16/1841 – 04/03/1847320Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Telegraph06/23/1814 – 03/29/181681Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCampaigner06/17/1852 – 11/06/185215Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCatholic Mirror09/30/1876 – 09/30/18761Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCommonwealth07/24/1915 – 09/04/19156Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDemocratic Republican03/17/1802 – 08/13/180246Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDunlap’s Maryland Gazette, or, The Baltimore General Advertiser05/02/1775 – 01/05/1779177Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreEdward’s Baltimore Daily Advertiser10/29/1793 – 11/15/179460Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFederal Gazette01/01/1796 – 11/08/18234056Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFederal Intelligencer10/30/1794 – 12/30/1795358Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFederal Republican07/04/1808 – 06/20/18121111Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreFell’s Point Telegraphe03/06/1795 – 06/01/17959Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreKatholische Volkszeitung07/02/1870 – 09/23/1876249Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMaryland Journal08/20/1773 – 01/16/17971415Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMechanics’ Gazette; and Merchants Daily Advertiser03/14/1815 – 09/13/1815108Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreNorth American and Mercantile Daily Advertiser01/11/1808 – 12/31/1808305Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRace Standard01/02/1897 – 01/16/18972Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRepublican; or, Anti-Democrat01/01/1802 – 01/14/1804372Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreSun05/17/1837 – 12/31/192227300Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreTelegraphe and Daily Advertiser05/14/1795 – 01/11/18072781Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreTrue Union04/26/1855 – 04/26/18551Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreLutheran Observer, and Weekly Religious Visiter08/24/1833 – 12/28/18661247Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreM’Pherson’s Advertiser and Miscellaneous Journal11/10/1835 – 06/08/18362Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Commercial04/29/1876 – 04/29/18761Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Price-Current and Weekly Journal of Commerce06/29/1850 – 09/09/1876205Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Price-Current Letter-Sheet09/13/1856 – 02/06/18582Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Prices Current and Review of the Market07/31/1846 – 07/31/18461Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Trades’ Union05/28/1836 – 05/28/18361Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDaily Exchange Prices Current01/08/1859 – 01/08/18591Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMarion and Co’s Monthly Reporter01/01/1854 – 02/01/18542Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMethodist Protestant04/18/1840 – 09/23/187614Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRobinson’s Stock and Exchange Gazette09/19/1823 – 03/04/18253Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreWeekly Price Current from Odom and Co. Commission Merchants01/23/1871 – 10/02/18715Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreOlive Branch11/01/1855 – 11/01/18551Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Pathfinder, Traveler’s Guide, and Business Register06/01/1852 – 06/01/18521Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Weekly American, Compendium of News and Prices Current03/29/1851 – 03/29/18511Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCanfield’s Lottery Argus, Commercial and Exchange Telegraph; or, National Miscellany02/19/1827 – 04/06/182916Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreBaltimore Clipper09/10/1839 – 06/30/18661903Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDaily exchange02/22/1858 – 09/14/18611096Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDer Deutsche correspondent01/01/1858 – 04/27/191816461Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDer Deutsche correspondent01/02/1874 – 10/18/1912520Newspaper Archives
BaltimorePilot and transcript05/05/1840 – 01/25/1841186Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreLee’s Commercial and Literary Gazette09/03/1825 – 11/26/18257Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDaily Record02/13/2001 – CurrentObituaries
BaltimoreCommonwealth08/03/1882 – 10/04/188356Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreSun09/26/1883 – 04/29/188511Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreMaryland suffrage news11/23/1912 – 04/17/192014Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreCzas Baltimorski08/15/1940 – 01/23/194124Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreSouth04/22/1861 – 02/17/1862216Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreNortheast Booster Reporter04/23/2015 – 04/23/2015Obituaries
BaltimoreBaltimore Wecker: Sonntags-Blatt09/10/1876 – 09/10/18761Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDeutsche Correspondent09/08/1876 – 09/08/18761Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreDeutsche Correspondent11/02/1876 – 11/02/18761Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreRecorder; or, Summary of Foreign, Domestic, and Literary Intelligence06/16/1810 – 06/16/18101Newspaper Archives
BaltimorePalladium of Freedom; or the Baltimore Daily Advertiser08/08/1787 – 08/08/17871Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreTimes-Herald10/21/2005 – 08/25/2006Obituaries
BaltimoreBeacon10/01/2006 – 04/01/2010Obituaries
BaltimoreBaltimore Wecker01/05/1856 – 03/08/18672436Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreTaglicher Baltimore Wecker03/09/1867 – 04/30/186745Newspaper Archives
BaltimoreAfro-American01/30/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Bel AirHarford Gazette and General Advertiser05/27/1848 – 05/21/1852201Newspaper Archives
Bel AirNational American09/05/1856 – 11/09/1866120Newspaper Archives
Bel AirSouthern Aegis07/11/1857 – 12/29/19222504Newspaper Archives
BowieBowie Blade News10/03/2002 – 07/01/2021Obituaries
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 – 12/30/19222037Newspaper Archives
CatonsvilleCatonsville Times03/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
CentrevilleBay Times and Queen Anne’s County Record-Observer08/04/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ChestertownKent County News12/28/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ChestertownApollo; or, Chestertown Spy03/26/1793 – 12/31/179360Newspaper Archives
ChestertownChestertown Transcript01/06/1866 – 12/25/1879607Newspaper 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 – 10/18/1817124Newspaper Archives
CumberlandAmerican Eagle02/15/1809 – 02/15/18091Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Daily News04/05/1871 – 04/02/1872308Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Gazette07/21/1814 – 07/21/18141Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Impartialist01/24/1809 – 01/24/18091Newspaper Archives
CumberlandPhoenix Civilian04/14/1835 – 01/04/1840226Newspaper Archives
CumberlandWeekly Civilian01/30/1852 – 12/28/1865352Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCumberland Telegraph and Maryland Mining Register01/10/1856 – 01/10/18561Newspaper Archives
CumberlandMaryland Advocate and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Register06/21/1828 – 01/24/18296Newspaper Archives
CumberlandVoice11/17/1938 – 11/17/19381Newspaper Archives
CumberlandVoice of labor12/01/1938 – 07/30/194278Newspaper Archives
CumberlandCIO news08/17/1942 – 12/18/194456Newspaper Archives
DentonTimes Record08/09/2006 – 06/10/2020Obituaries
DentonTimes Record: Web Edition Articles07/08/2013 – 06/07/2020Obituaries
DundalkDundalk Eagle04/02/2015 – CurrentObituaries
EastonStar Democrat09/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
EastonSunday Star11/13/2005 – CurrentObituaries
EastonEaston Gazette07/06/1818 – 06/28/18792359Newspaper Archives
EastonEaston Journal05/16/1874 – 05/16/18741Newspaper Archives
EastonEaston Star09/16/1828 – 02/11/18621268Newspaper Archives
EastonMaryland Herald, and Eastern Shore Intelligencer05/11/1790 – 08/28/1804524Newspaper Archives
EastonRepublican Star02/11/1800 – 06/12/18321347Newspaper Archives
EldersburgEldersburg Eagle06/17/2004 – 06/19/2015Obituaries
ElktonCecil Whig10/04/2004 – CurrentObituaries
ElktonCecil Democrat12/22/1832 – 11/11/187611Newspaper Archives
ElktonCecil Whig08/14/1841 – 09/01/1866601Newspaper Archives
ElktonCecil Whig08/07/1841 – 12/25/19203797Newspaper Archives
Elkton, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, North EastCecil County Life06/08/2016 – CurrentObituaries
EssexAvenue News05/10/2007 – CurrentObituaries
FrankfortFreiheitsbothe04/14/1810 – 04/14/18101Newspaper Archives
FrederickFrederick News-Post10/17/1997 – CurrentObituaries
FrederickBartgis’s Maryland Gazette05/22/1792 – 01/23/179477Newspaper Archives
FrederickBartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung02/18/1789 – 02/18/17891Newspaper Archives
FrederickExaminer07/08/1857 – 12/29/1875954Newspaper Archives
FrederickGeneral Staatsbothe12/27/1811 – 12/27/18111Newspaper Archives
FrederickHornet06/29/1802 – 06/29/1814293Newspaper Archives
FrederickMaryland Chronicle, or Universal Advertiser01/18/1786 – 05/28/178898Newspaper Archives
FrederickRepublican Advocate12/06/1802 – 12/15/1808238Newspaper Archives
FrederickRepublican Citizen and State Advertiser08/29/1823 – 12/30/183133Newspaper Archives
FrederickRepublican Gazette and General Advertiser02/11/1801 – 09/28/1826486Newspaper Archives
FrederickReservoir and Public Reflector07/25/1826 – 07/28/1829150Newspaper Archives
FrederickRights of Man02/05/1794 – 11/05/180014Newspaper Archives
FrederickCitizen03/01/1895 – 09/10/1915742Newspaper Archives
FrederickFrederick citizen01/04/1895 – 02/22/18958Newspaper Archives
FrederickMaryland Union12/27/1855 – 12/30/18801262Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg Mining Journal08/26/1876 – 08/26/18761Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg Mining Journal09/30/1871 – 04/18/19132094Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg gleaner08/01/1901 – 08/08/19012Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg Mining Journal01/01/1916 – 06/09/191768Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg forum04/08/1899 – 06/08/19012Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg herald02/05/1904 – 08/25/19052Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg news03/19/1897 – 04/23/18976Newspaper Archives
FrostburgFrostburg spirit09/11/1913 – 12/17/191459Newspaper Archives
GreenbeltGreenbelt cooperator11/24/1937 – 03/12/1943225Newspaper Archives
Hagers-TownTorch Light02/06/1821 – 10/12/1837444Newspaper Archives
Hagers-TownWashington Spy01/04/1792 – 02/01/1797215Newspaper Archives
Hagers-TownFarmers’ Register and Maryland Herald02/19/1828 – 02/19/18281Newspaper Archives
HagerstownHerald-Mail11/11/1996 – CurrentObituaries
HagerstownMaryland Herald and Hager’s-Town Weekly Advertiser03/02/1797 – 12/28/1804302Newspaper Archives
HagerstownMaryland free press10/31/1862 – 06/18/186870Newspaper Archives
HalifaxHagers-town Gazette05/23/1809 – 06/15/1813213Newspaper Archives
Hampstead, ManchesterAdvocate of Hampstead and Manchester03/14/2011 – 08/05/2015Obituaries
JacksonJackson Picket Guard09/10/1856 – 09/24/18562Newspaper Archives
La PlataMaryland independent09/16/1874 – 12/07/19341515Newspaper Archives
LaurelLaurel Leader03/15/2001 – CurrentObituaries
LeonardtownSaint Mary’s beacon09/05/1867 – 12/15/19212219Newspaper Archives
LeonardtownSt Mary’s beacon10/07/1852 – 04/16/1863154Newspaper Archives
LeonardtownSt Mary’s gazette10/22/1863 – 08/29/1867152Newspaper Archives
Lexington ParkEnterprise03/09/2016 – 07/08/2020Obituaries
OaklandRepublican07/07/2016 – 06/29/2017Obituaries
OaklandRepublican03/03/1877 – 12/27/19001123Newspaper Archives
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 – 12/24/1942723Newspaper Archives
Port TobaccoPort Tobacco times, and Charles County advertiser06/26/1845 – 11/07/18901078Newspaper Archives
PotomacPotomac Almanac02/26/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Prince FrederickCalvert Gazette05/01/2011 – 05/14/2020Obituaries
Prince FrederickCalvert Recorder07/30/2015 – 07/10/2020Obituaries
Rising SunMidland journal08/07/1885 – 12/27/19463180Newspaper Archives
RockvilleCentinel of Freedom01/14/1820 – 01/14/18201Newspaper Archives
RockvilleTrue American and Farmers Register03/10/1824 – 05/28/18242Newspaper Archives
SalisburySalisbury Independent05/29/2014 – CurrentObituaries
SalisburyFlyer, The: Salisbury University09/20/2011 – 04/04/2015Obituaries
Snow HillDemocratic messenger03/12/1881 – 12/30/19221394Newspaper Archives
StevensvilleBay Times08/02/2006 – 06/17/2020Obituaries
ThurmontCatoctin clarion03/04/1871 – 06/28/19232568Newspaper Archives
TowsonNorth County News03/13/2001 – 09/16/2019Obituaries
TowsonTowson Times02/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
TowsonBaltimore County union01/07/1865 – 08/28/19091249Newspaper Archives
TowsonBaltimore County union, the Towson news09/04/1909 – 12/25/190917Newspaper Archives
UniontownEngine of Liberty and Uniontown Advertiser10/21/1813 – 04/27/181573Newspaper Archives
Upper MarlboroEnquirer-Gazette04/21/2016 – CurrentObituaries
Upper MarlboroPrince George’s enquirer and southern Maryland advertiser01/14/1887 – 12/29/19221585Newspaper Archives
Upper MarlboroAfro-American, The [Prince George’s County Edition]06/14/2010 – CurrentObituaries
WaldorfMaryland Independent03/09/2016 – 07/10/2020Obituaries
Waldorf, Prince FrederickSouthern Maryland News09/18/2020 – 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 – 12/29/19222826Newspaper Archives

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