Finding Historic Maryland Newspapers Online

Digitized Maryland newspapers

Afro-American Black History Vault
Digitized editions of the newspaper over the last 100 years.

Carroll County Times Digital Archive, 1911-2014
Includes full-text and images. Basic and advanced search or browse by date.

Chronicling America: Historic American NewspapersBaltimore American_titanic disaster_1912
Library of Congress Project.  Includes digitized newspapers from 1836-1922. Also includes a directory of U.S. Newspapers, 1690 to present.

Google News- Newspaper Archive
Historic newspapers from around the world. Search Maryland newspapers by title, subject or advanced search.

Maryland Early State Records Online (1802-1965)
Scanned microfilm images that can be browsed by date. Includes the Cambridge Chronicle, Maryland Gazette, Baltimore Clipper, Whig newspapers, and more from the Maryland State Archives.

Preserving Somerset: A Digital Collection
Includes five Somerset County newspapers, back to the early 19th century, in addition to judicial county records from 1701 to 1792, and administrative county records from 1685 to 1785.

Slaves and Free African Americans, Reports and opinions from the newspapers of Hagerstown, Washington County and Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, 1790-1864
Collection of announcements on slavery and African American life in Western Maryland. Includes runaway slave advertisements, slave sales and other news that affected the life of African Americans, including emancipation. From WHILBR, Western Maryland’s Online Historical Library.
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Indexes, Directories and Guides

Cyndi’s List-Maryland Newspapers
Contains a list of newspapers in Maryland that are accessible free and through paid subscriptions.

Listings of newspapers available in digital form, as well as listings of newspaper collections, guides and indexes available in libraries and archives.  

Guide to Maryland Newspapers-Maryland State Archives
An index to historic newspapers. Search by title, date, era or county. Find newspaper titles and search Google Newspaper Archive.

Historic Newspaper Indexing Project- Washington County Free Library
Ten Hagerstown, Maryland newspapers online covering 1845-1857 and 1860-65. Print editions also available in the Maryland Department.

Index to St. Mary's Beacon 
Searchable index for the period 1852-1890 to the St. Mary's County (Southern Maryland) weekly that was published through 1980.  For access to articles found in the index or in later issues, please contact the Maryland or Periodicals Departments.


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