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Many family history periodicals publish local records of genealogical value. These may include genealogies; information about local records and archives; queries; census indexes; and transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, obituaries, and wills.

The following sources are the major genealogical periodicals for Maryland:

The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist. 1959-1990. Published by Raymond B. Clark, Jr., P.O. Box 352, St. Michaels, MD 21663. (FHL book 975 B2m.)

Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin. 1961-. Published by the Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201. (FHL book 975.2 B2mb, 31 volumes.)

The Maryland Genealogical Bulletin. 1930-50. Published by Robert F. Hayes, Jr., ed. (FHL book 975.2 B2ha; vol. 10 is on film 547581 item 2; Volumes. 12-20 on fiche 6017749.) Formerly known as the Maryland Historical and Genealogical Bulletin.

Maryland Historical Magazine. 1906-. Published by the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. (FHL book 975.2 H25m; vols. 1-68 on 21 FHL films beginning with 547210.) The Maryland State Archives at has a comprehensive card index to names and subjects in this magazine for 1906 to 1960. Recent issues emphasize history and have less genealogical information.

Maryland Magazine of Genealogy. 1978-. Published by the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. (FHL book 975.2 D25ma.)

Indexes. Many of the periodicals listed above have annual indexes in the final issue for the year. For nationwide indexes to some family history periodicals, see:

PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)'. Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1986-1997. (FHL book 973 D25per; fiche 6016863 [set of 40](1847-1985); fiche 6016864 [set of 15](1986-1990);.) Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly from 1986-1997. At at the “guides” prompt on the home page. Sort by Title then under “P” for PERSI. The guide has helpful information, but since it was created in 1990, it does not have the most current information. The current version of this index is online at, which is available at the Family History Library, family history centers and many public libraries.

Also see the "Periodicals" section of the United States Research Outline.

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