Ancestry Library EditionIN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records. Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.
The St. Mary’s Beacon, 1852-1921, is available online (with gaps) on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site. Because the paper operated under different names, there are three newspapers available: Saint Mary's beacon, St. Mary's beacon, and St. Mary's gazette.
Provides online access to over 5,000 digitized items important to Maryland history, including historical maps, artwork, photographs, and manuscripts.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. Find primary source sets, online exhibitions, genealogy resources, and more.
Guide to Indigenous Maryland is a multi-faceted community engagement initiative of the Maryland State Library Agency and Maryland’s public libraries. Through the development and curation of educational resources, the project aims to teach Marylanders about the history of local Native and Indigenous peoples and how their heritage influences contemporary life in Maryland. Content for the app and website are based on crowdsourced contributions and recommendations from individual Native and Indigenous Marylanders, as well as tribal nations heritage organizations, in collaboration with Maryland’s public libraries and the project curator Dr. Elizabeth Rule, Assistant Professor, American University.
Genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, serials, and census data.
Millions of newspaper pages from around the world from 1753 to present.
A website by Enoch Pratt Free Library providing information, links, and resources on a variety of subjects. NOTE: Each subject category includes links to "databases." The majority of these databases are only available with an Enoch Pratt Free Library card. Each category also includes links to websites and other information, which are available to all.
A searchable database of: The Saint Mary’s Beacon: 1923 – 1984, with gaps; The Enterprise: 1952 – April 2020, with gaps; Southern Maryland News: August 2020 – 6 months ago; Patuxent Tester: 1948-1962; Naval Air Test Center and NAS Patuxent River command histories through 1952