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BCPL has several resources to help in finding obituaries or death notices. See our Genealogy Page link (http://www.bcpl.info/find-info/history-genealogy) in the first column in the Find Info area at the top of our home page under the BCPL logo. Click on the Obituaries (http://www.bcpl.info/find-info/history-genealogy#obituaries) link
BCPL has the historic and current Baltimore Sun (1837-1991, 1990 - present) and the historic Baltimore Afro- American newspapers (1893-1988) available online. The historic New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post are also available online. For more information about our newspapers see https://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74834 . All you need is a valid Baltimore County Public Library card (see https://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74840) to access these from home, work or school.
Having trouble connecting to a database? Please review our Troubleshooting information at http://www.bcpl.info/find-info/databases-troubleshooting or under Research Databases and Tools in the Find Info area of our home page.
Other local resources for obituaries or death records:
The Enoch Pratt Free Library, which is both the public library for the city of Baltimore as well as our State Library Resource Center, has more genealogical resources than we have in Baltimore County. Enoch Pratt's Periodicals and Maryland Departments will need the exact month, day, and year of death to search their extensive newspaper collection. They cannot search an entire month or more for a name or event.
The Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland holds many Maryland government records. The Archives is unable to do genealogical research for you however it has several online finding aids.
For information about the Archive's Death Records. see How to Find Specific Records at http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=topviewed
For more suggestions on finding dates of death see http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=findingdates
The Archives' Online Maryland Death Record Index at http://vitalrec.msa.maryland.gov/pages/index.aspx consists of images from the original index cards to death certificates. The images are grouped alphabetically by surname. Click on Search below the MD Vital Records banner and select the appropriate index and time frame. Click on the MSA number to access the index cards online. Find the appropriate date range and then click on the appropriate last name range. Copies of certificates can be ordered.