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Ocean City History Subject Guide: Home

A guide that's designed to educate people about the history of Ocean City.

Electronic Resources

Ancestry Library Edition
A new genealogy research tool created for the library market. It provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, including information on Ocean City residents.

The Press of Atlantic City (1989-Current)
Complete full text content of the Press of Atlantic City, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are not included.

As an alternative to microfilm, the following newspapers have been digitized and are available for viewing at
Cape May County Gazette (1915)
The Daily Sentinel (1929-1942)
Ocean City Daily Reporter (1898-1901)
Ocean City Ledger/Sentinel (1893-1993)

Newspaper Archives

Ocean City Sentinel website

The Library also has access to digitized scans of all old Ocean City newspapers.  To access the archive, visit

Print Resources


Here are a few books that take place in Ocean City.