Periodicals

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These periodicals are available in print in the Maryland Room. Information about some may be accessed online by clicking on the links below.

The Frederick County Genealogical Society Newsletter, Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Maryland Historical Magazine, and Western Maryland Genealogy are indexed in PERSI, the Periodical Source Index. PERSI can be searched online at any branch of FCPL through Heritage Quest.

Selected articles of local interest from Frederick Magazine and Maryland Historical Magazine are indexed by Maryland Room Staff. Selected articles from both publications can be found in the Maryland Room Vertical File.

The Maryland Room also maintains a file of regional local history and genealogy newsletters. Many of these are also indexed in PERSI. Not all of these newsletters are found in the FCPL catalog. Please call the Maryland Room to confirm holdings of a particular title.

We also recommend consulting the Maryland Humanities Council's online "Maryland History and Cultural Bibliography" to identify articles, and books, relevant to your study of Maryland's local history and genealogy. The bibliography includes citations in the periodicals listed above, although it is not a complete index to any of them. Read the site's essays that relate to the topics that interest you. Originally a product of the Maryland Humanities Council, it is now housed at the University of Maryland, College Park. Consult the FCPL catalog to confirm whether or not any books or articles named in the bibliography are held in the Maryland Room.

Items that are not owned by the Maryland Room can sometimes be obtained through direct loan or interlibrary loan. Please speak with Maryland Room Staff to learn more about these loan options. Please be advised that not all Maryland public libraries take part in the direct loan program and that interlibrary loan can often take several weeks. Keep in mind that most local historical societies, the repositories most likely to have many small run newsletters, as well as limited edition local and family histories, do not take part in any type of loan program.

The Maryland Room staff can also advise on institutions likely to own whatever items you are seeking. It may benefit you to consult our "Historical Research Institutions in the Frederick Area" .