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Genealogy Resources

Historical Newspapers

New! Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Distributed by ProQuest into libraries, it contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.

Historical U.S. Newspapers

Historical U.S. Newspapers from ProQuest is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th century. Researchers interested in history, genealogy and culture can travel digitally back through the centuries to be an eyewitness to history. Includes the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post.

Harper’s Weekly: 1857-1912

The definitive online version of the newspaper of record for the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries provides an essential resource for students of the period, providing insight into the political, sociological, cultural, and economic issues of the day. The database includes over 75,000 illustrations, cartoons, maps and portraits.

This database has been made available through a grant from Jack L. and Signe W. Shagena.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Search America’s newspapers and select pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. newspaper directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project is an ongoing effort to digitize Maryland's newspapers and make them accessible for free on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grants.

Researchers will find the Aegis and Harford County Intelligencer from 1864-1922, the Southern Aegis (Bel Air) from 1957-1862, and the Southern Aegis and Harford County Intelligencer from 1862-1864.