Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources

Other Genealogical Resources

The Periodicals Department has many resources to assist you in your genealogical research. In addition to our many Baltimore City and Maryland County newspapers, the department owns out-of-state city directories and a genealogical microfiche collection.

United States Census records for Maryland, Passenger Lists, and Baltimore City Directories are all located in the Maryland Department.

Out-of-State City Directories

The Periodicals Department has directories from other U.S. cities published between 1765 and 1865 on microfiche. Not every major city is represented, and not all dates are available for each directory.

Genealogical Microfiche

We hold Part 1 only of the series "Genealogy and Local History" produced by University Microfilms . The materials in this series include genealogies, genealogical periodicals, local histories, and primary sources such as vital records. The guidebook contains indexes by author, title, geographic location, and family name.

Online Resources

Maryland State Archives Vital Records Indexing Project Social Security Death Index (SSDI)