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Obituary Policy

The Ort Library will provide photocopies of obituaries for your genealogical research. One or two requests for photocopies of obituaries from newspapers held by the Ort Library will be processed by the Special Collections staff. Please include the *date (month, day, and year) as well as given name and surname. 

Please send obituary request information to Liza Zakharova, Special Collections Librarian/Archivist

You are always welcome and encouraged to visit the Library. The librarians and library staff will assist you with resources that are available in print and microform.

*If you do not have the date of death, it is recommended you contact the Maryland State Archives for deaths after 1898 (when the State of Maryland officially began recording deaths).


Welcome to the FSU Ort Library Genealogy Resource Guide! It connects you to a wide variety of materials to aid your local genealogy and family research.

For specific inquiries, please email the librarian of the Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections, Liza Zakharova, at or call 301 687-4889.

 If you plan a visit to the Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections and the Rare  Book Room, please call 301 687-4889 or email for an appointment.  Your visit is important and this will insure that we can provide the best service to you.         

Access and hours of service are limited.

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