Minnesota Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Minnesota has quite a few free online collections for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently, Minnesota has several newspapers available on that site. There are many free online newspapers also available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are almost  4,000 newspapers that have been published in the North Star State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Minnesota ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Minnesota Newspapers 

Google News Archive

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

Please Note: From the State – “Due to potential copyright restrictions most issues published less than 95 years ago can only be accessed from the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center.”

County and Library Collections:

Goodhue County
Red Wing

  • Advance Republican
  • Advance Sun
  • Daily Advance Republican
  • Goodhue County Republican
  • Red Wing Argus
  • Red Wing Republican
  • Republican​

Martin County
Martin County Public Library

  • Fairmont Chain
  • Fairmont Daily Sentinel
  • Fairmont News
  • Granada Sun
  • Granada Times
  • Martin County Democrat
  • Martin County Independent
  • Martin County Review
  • Martin County Sentinel
  • Sherburn Advance
  • Sherburn Advance Standard
  • Truman Tribune
  • Welcome Times

Student Collections:

Augsburg University – Minneapolis

Bemidji State University – Bemidji

Bethel University – Saint Paul

Carleton College – Northfield

College of Saint Benedict – Saint Joseph

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University – Saint Joseph

College of St. Scholastica – Duluth

Concordia College – Moorhead

Concordia Unitversity – St. Paul

Gustavus Adolphus College – Saint Peter

Eden Prairie High School – Eden Prairie

Hamline University – Saint Paul

Luther Seminary – Saint Paul

Macalester College – Saint Paul

Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul

Minnesota State University – Mankato

North Central University – Minneapolis

Rochester Community and Technical College – Rochester

St. Catherine University – Saint Paul

St. Cloud State University – St. Cloud

St. Olaf College – Northfield

University High School – Minneapolis

University of Minnesota – Duluth

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

University of Minnesota – Morris

University of St. Thomas – Saint Paul

Winona State University – Winona

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Brainerd Historic Newspapers  (Click on History)

  • Brainerd Tribune
  • Brainerd Dispatch

Carver County Historical Society Newspaper/Resource Search  (Index)

Duluth Public Library Newspaper Indexes

Minneapolis Community Newspapers

  • The Alley
  • Bryn Mawr Bugle
  • Hill & Lake Press
  • The Horn
  • Northeaster
  • The Powderhorn Paper
  • Wedge

Minneapolis Newspaper Index 1900-1977 (Index only)

University of Minnesota Libraries, Immigration History Research Center Archives

Winona Newspaper Project 1855-1976

  • Winona Argus
  • Winona Daily News
  • Winona Daily Republican
  • Winona Republican-Herald

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • Little Free Press, The
  • Minnesota Homefront Sniper
  • Minnesota Veteran for peace
  • Mother (Northfield)
  • National Communication Network for the elimination of violence against women
  • Twin Cities Protester
  • Veterans’ Voice

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

Newspaper Abstracts – Minnesota

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.​

Other Free Sites:

Anoka

Chaska

Crookston

Duluth

Hastings

Holt

Mankato

Minneapolis

Moorhead

New Ulm

Owatonna

Shakopee

Stillwater

St. Cloud

St. Paul

St. Paul and Minneapolis

Taylor Falls

Winnebago


Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 27 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Minnesota Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 367 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Minnesota Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 148 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Minnesota

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 67 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Minnesota

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project site from time to time, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to online newspaper availability. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local or state library where a library card is required.  And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Minnesota Links, click on the category of interest:​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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32 Ways to Find Ancestor Locations and Addresses

When researching our ancestors, one of our most important goals is to determine where they lived. This information is key to finding other aspects of their lives, whether they be local or state vital records or newspapers where there might be further information about them.

Most folks limit their search to the obvious repositories, whether online or not, focusing primarily on census records and city directories. There are many other ways to determine specifics about ancestor locations, including their specific addresses. Finding this other information also provides clues that help you to find further information about them.

Many of these listed source types should not stand alone as evidence of their residence, so you might want to check many of these sources to provide corroborating evidence.

I have put together a Quick Reference Guide that has 32 different ways and places where you can find their location information.

To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference, you can download it by clicking on Address Records Quicksheet

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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Free Online Michigan Death Records and Indexes

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding death information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to death collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific death information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers and obituaries have death info, but most times obituary indexes include the date of the obituary but not the date of death. To find out which types of other records may include death information, please see: 

The lists below are specific death indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state of Michigan.

Note 1: Many of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone)

Note 2I have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD):

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Michigan Links, click on the category of interest:

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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Maine Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Maine is one of the states that does have a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and Maine recently started to make newspapers available on that site. There are numerous free online newspapers available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them.

There are about 1,500 newspapers that have been published in the Pine Tree State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. So go for it – find your Maine ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives.

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Maine Newspapers

Google News Archive

Digital Maine – Newspapers (some of these are duplicated below – but not all)
Androscoggin County

Aroostook County

Cumberland County

Franklin County

Hancock County

Kennebec County

Knox County

Lincoln County

Oxford County

Penobscot County

Piscataquis County

Somerset County

Waldo County

Washington County

York County

County and Library Collections:

Aroostook County
Caribou Public Library

  • Aroostook Republican

Fort Fairfield Public Library

  • Aroostock Valley Sunrise 
  • Fort Fairfield Aurora
  • Presque Isle Sunrise
  • Beacon 
  • Loyal Sunrise
  • Northern Leader 
  • Leader And Farm Journal 
  • Fort Fairfield Review 
  • Fort Fairfield Journal 

 Turner Memorial Library

  • Star Herald 
  • Aroostook Pioneer 
  • Presque Isle Star-Herald 
  • Presque Isle Star Herald 
  • Aroostook Pioneer 
  • Aroostook Herald 
  • North Star 
  • Presque Isle Sunrise 
  • The Aroostook Herald 
  • The North Star 
  • The Star-Herald 
  • The Aroostook Democrat 
  • The Beacon 
  • The Loyal Sunrise 
  • The Sunrise 
  • The Independent 
  • Aroostook Valley Sunrise 

Walter TA Hansen Memorial Library

  • Mars Hill News
  • Our Community Letter
  • Mars Hill Enterprise

Cumberland County
Bridgton Public Library

  • The Bridgton News
  • Bridgton News

Curtis Memorial Library

  • Brunswick Telegraph
  • The Bath-Brunswick Times-Record
  • The Brunswick Record
  • The Brunswick Telegraph
  • The Times Record

Scarborough Public Library

  • Scarborough Leader
  • Southern Forecaster
  • Current
  • Sun Times
  • Forecaster
  • Scarborough News Review
  • Cumberland County
  • South Portland Cape Elizabeth Sentry
  • Scarborough Leader
  • The Southern Forecaster

Kennebec County
Gardiner Public Library

  • Christian Intelligencer and Eastern Chronicle
  • Cold Water Fountain
  • Cold Water Fountain and Gardiner News Letter
  • Fountain and Journal
  • Gardiner Home Journal
  • Gardiner Journal
  • Kennebec Reporter
  • Northern Home Journal
  • Reporter Journal
  • Daily Reporter Journal
  • Gardiner Independent
  • Eastern Chronicle
  • The Gardiner Times

Knox County
Camden Public Library

  • The Camden Herald

Lincoln County
Lincoln County News

  • Boothbay Register
  • Damariscotta Holiday Review
  • Democrat and Free Press
  • Herald and Record
  • Independent Reporter
  • Lincoln County News
  • Lincoln Democrat
  • Sheepscot Echo
  • Village Herald
  • Waldoboro Press

Oxford County
Bethel Historical Society

Penobscot County
Bangor Public Library

  • Bangor Register
  • Bangor Weekly Register
  • Bangor Register and Penobscot Advertiser

 Old Town Public Library

  • Penobscot Times
  • Old Town-Orono Times
  • The Old Town Enterprise 
  • Old Town Enterprise
  • Sachem 

Piscataquis County
Thompson Free Library

Somerset County
Pittsfield Public Library

  • Pittsfield Advertiser
  • Valley Times
  • Valley Times and the Pittsfield Advertiser

Waldo County
Belfast Free Library

  • Republican Journal 

Alice L. Pendleton Library

  • Islesboro Island News
  • Islesboro Observer
  • Islesboro Up Date
  • Morning Sun

York County
McArthur Public Library

  • Biddeford Advance
  • Biddeford Daily Journal
  • Biddeford Daily Standard
  • Biddeford Journal
  • Biddeford Observer
  • Biddeford Weekly Journal
  • Biddeford Weekly Times
  • Biddeford-Saco Courier
  • Concord Gazette
  • Daily Breeze
  • Daily Evening Star
  • Daily Evening Times
  • Daily Morning Herald
  • Daily Standard
  • Daily Times
  • Evening Post
  • Expose
  • Journal Tribune
  • La Justice
  • La Justice De Biddeford
  • Maine Democrat
  • Maine Palladium
  • Maine Sentinel
  • New England Galaxy
  • Nightly Comet
  • Old Flag
  • Peoples Defender
  • Saco Tribune
  • Sentinel
  • Tri Weekly Herald
  • Union
  • Union and Eastern Journal
  • Union And Journal
  • Watchword
  • Watsons Illuminator
  • Weekly Record
  • Weekly Standard
  • York County Herald

Springvale Public Library

  • Sanford Tribune And Advocate
  • Sanford Tribune 
  • Springvale Advocate
  • Sanford Weekly Tribune
  • Journal Tribune

Bar Harbor Newspapers

  • Bar Harbor Times
  • Bar Harbor Record
  • Bar Harbor Mount Desert Herald

Rockland Public Library – Archived Rockland Newspapers

  • The Courier Gazette, 1882-1920
  • The Lime Rock Gazette, 1846-1850
  • The Rockland Gazette, 1851-1882

Student Collections:

Bates College – Lewiston

Bowdoin College – Brunswick

College of the Atlantic – Bar Harbor

Colby College – Waterville

Gould Academy – Bethel

Husson Universoty – Bangor

Maine College of Art – Portland

Maine Maritime Academy – Castine

Saint Joseph’s College – Standish

Southern Maine Community College – South Portland

Thomas College – Waterville

Unity College – Unity

University of Maine – Farmington

University of Maine – Fort Kent

University of Maine – Machia

University of Maine – Orono

University of Maine – Presque isle

University of New England – Biddeford

University of Southern Maine – Portland

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Maine News Index Online (Index only)

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • Origin

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

  • Belfast ME Republican Journal
  • Biddeford ME Union and Journal
  • Damarisotta and Newcastle ME Village Herald 1877
  • South Paris ME Oxford Democrat

The Olden Times – Maine

Newspaper Abstracts – Maine

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page. 

Other Free Sites:

Bethel

Lewiston

Milo

Portland

Rumford

South Freeport

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 37 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Maine Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 127 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Maine Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 42 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Maine

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 9 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Maine 

And Finally:

You also need to check out the Maine State Library site, which can tell you what is happening in the state with regard to newspaper projects.

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Maine Links, click on the category of interest:

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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27 Ways to Find Ancestor Marriage Information

When researching our ancestors, one of the most important events is their marriage(s). Determining their spouse and the date and location of marriage is important as we document the major events in their lives.

Most folks limit their search to the obvious repositories, whether online or not, focusing primarily on marriage certificates and licenses. There are many other ways to determine specifics about someone’s marriages, as well as finding clues that help you find their exact marriage date, location, and of course, their spouse.

Many of these listed source types should not stand alone as evidence of the actual date and location of marriage – so you might want to check many of these sources to provide corroborating evidence.

I have put together a Quick Reference Guide that has 27 different ways you can find marriage records and other marriage references and information.

To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference, you can download it by clicking on Marriage Records Quicksheet

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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Free Online Mid Atlantic States Death Records and Indexes

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding death information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to death collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific death information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers and obituaries have death info, but most times obituary indexes include the date of the obituary but not the date of death. To find out which types of other records may include death information, please see: 

The lists below are specific death indexes and record collections that are available for free online for each of the states.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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Free Online Virginia Death Records and Indexes

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding death information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to death collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific death information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers and obituaries have death info, but most times obituary indexes include the date of the obituary but not the date of death. To find out which types of other records may include death information, please see: 

The lists below are specific death indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state of Virginia.

Note 1: Many of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone)

Note 2I have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD):

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Virginia Links, click on the category of interest:

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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Free Online West Virginia Death Records and Indexes

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding death information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to death collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific death information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers and obituaries have death info, but most times obituary indexes include the date of the obituary but not the date of death. To find out which types of other records may include death information, please see: 

The lists below are specific death indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state of West Virginia.

Note 1: Many of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone)

Note 2I have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD):

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free West Virginia Links, click on the category of interest:

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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Missouri Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Missouri has several free online collections for searching historical newspapers. Many states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently, Missouri has quite a few newspapers available on that site. There are free online newspapers also available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are over 4,700 newspapers that have been published in the Show-Me State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Missouri ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Missouri 

Google News Archive

Historic Newspapers Collection 1835-1975 (By County)

Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers, 1808-1929

  • Boonville Weekly Advertiser (Jan 2, 1880-Dec 30, 1927)
  • Boonville Eagle (May 2, 1868-July 12, 1878)
  • Boonville Observer (March 13, 1844-March 18, 1854)
  • Boonville Observer (March 25, 1854-December 27, 1856)
  • Boonville Western Emigrant (January 10, 1839-March 26, 1840)
  • Columbia Missouri Intelligencer (May 4, 1830-December 12, 1835)
  • Columbia University Missourian (September 14, 1908-August 1, 1916)
  • Columbia Missourian (August 2, 1916-December 30, 1922)
  • Columbia Missourian (January 2, 1923-December 31, 1929)
  • Columbia Statesman (1843-1886)
  • Fayette Missouri Intelligencer (June 29, 1826-April 9, 1830)
  • Franklin Missouri Intelligencer (April 23, 1819-June 16, 1826)
  • Jackson Independent Patriot (December 23, 1820-December 15, 1826)
  • Jackson Missouri Herald (August 13, 1819-August 26, 1820)
  • Jefferson City Inquirer (September 10, 1840-January 26, 1861)
  • Jefferson City Jeffersonian Republican (April 30, 1831-August 10, 1844)
  • Jefferson City People’s Tribune (October 4, 1865-December 25, 1878)
  • Jefferson City People’s Tribune (January 1, 1879-December 26, 1883)
  • Jefferson City Daily Tribune (January 1, 1875-December 30, 1926)
  • Jefferson City Weekly Tribune (January 2, 1884-December 31, 1884; January 4, 1888-December 27, 1888)
  • Liberty Tribune (April 4, 1846-January 29, 1869)
  • St. Louis Missouri Argus (May 22, 1835-July 4, 1840)
  • St. Louis Missouri Gazette (July 26, 1808-March 6, 1822)
  • St. Louis Missouri Republican (March 20, 1822-December 23, 1828)

Missouri Digital Heritage – Newspapers 1835-1975 (some overlap with above collection)

  • Albany Capital
  • Albany Ledger
  • Bevier Appeal
  • Bland Courier
  • Bolivar Free Press
  • Boonville Weekly Observer
  • Border Star Newspaper [also Weekly Border Star]
  • Brookfield Gazette
  • Brunswick Weekly Brunswicker
  • Buffalo Reflex
  • Butler Bates County Record
  • Calhoun Clarion
  • California Loyal Missourian, Loyal Journal, and Moniteau Journal
  • California Moniteau County Democrat and California Democrat
  • Cameron Sun
  • Canton Press
  • Cape Girardeau Argus
  • Carrollton Wakenda Record
  • Carter County Journal
  • Carter County News
  • Carthage Banner
  • Caruthersville Democrat, Twice-a-week Democrat, and Democrat-Argus
  • Caruthersville Southeast Scimitar and Pemiscot Press
  • Cassville Republican
  • Catholic Tribune and Conception Star
  • Charleston Courier
  • Clarence Courier
  • Clarence Republican
  • Clinton Advocate
  • Clinton Eye
  • Columbia Missourian
  • Commerce Dispatch
  • Current Local
  • Crawford County Democrat
  • Crawford Mirror
  • Cuba Review and Telephone
  • Daily Evening Herald and Commercial Advertiser
  • Darlington Record
  • Deepwater World
  • Doniphan Prospect
  • Douglas County Herald
  • Edina Sentinel
  • Ellington Press
  • Far West
  • Franklin County Observer
  • Franklin County Record
  • Franklin County Tribune
  • From the Darkroom: Springfield’s Historic Newspaper Photographs
  • Fulton Telegraph
  • Gallatin North Missourian
  • Gasconade County Republican
  • Gerald Journal
  • German Language Newspapers
  • Grand River and Trenton Republican
  • Grandin Herald
  • Grant City Star
  • Hannibal Clipper
  • Hannibal Courier-Post
  • Hannibal Messenger
  • Hayti Critic
  • Hayti Pemiscot Argus
  • Henry County Democrat
  • Henry Republican
  • Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier
  • Hermitage Index
  • Higbee News
  • Howell County Gazette
  • Hunnewell Graphic
  • Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers
  • Iron County Register
  • Jackson Missouri Cash-Book
  • Jefferson City Missouri State Times
  • Jefferson City Peoples’ Tribune
  • Kansas City Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Kansas City Journal
  • Kansas City Journal-Post’s Diamond Jubilee Section
  • King City Chronicle
  • King City Democrat
  • King City Tri-County News
  • Kirksville North Missouri Tribune and Register
  • La Plata Home Press
  • La Plata Republican
  • Lamar South-west Missourian
  • Lancaster Excelsior
  • Lathrop Optimist
  • Lawrence Chieftain
  • Lexington Missouri Valley Register
  • Liberty Banner (March 3, 1844)
  • Liberty Tribune
  • Lincoln University Clarion, 1935-1975
  • M.S.U. Independent
  • Macon Argus
  • Macon Bevier Appeal
  • Macon Chronicle-Herald
  • Macon Citizen
  • Macon Daily Chronicle
  • Macon Daily Herald
  • Macon Gazette
  • Macon Granger
  • Macon Republican
  • Macon Times
  • Marion County Herald
  • Marion County Standard
  • Marshall Democrat
  • Marshall Republican
  • Marshall Saline County Progress
  • Marthasville News
  • Marthasville Record
  • Maryville Nodaway Democrat
  • McFall Mirror
  • Memphis Reveille
  • Missouri Gazette
  • Missouri Hayti Herald
  • Missouri Intelligencer
  • Missouri Sharp Shooter
  • Missouri Valley Independent and the Fraternalist
  • Montgomery Tribune
  • Montrose Recorder
  • Montrose Tidings
  • Mountain View Standard
  • MSU Student Newspaper – The Standard
  • Mt. Vernon Fountain and Journal
  • Neosho Times
  • New Cambria Leader
  • New Haven Leader
  • Oregon County Democrat
  • Oregon County Leader, Times, and Times Leader
  • Oregon County South Missourian
  • Osceola Herald
  • Our County Paper
  • Ozark County News and Weekly News
  • Ozark County Times
  • Pacific City Herald
  • Pacific Transcript
  • Palmyra Spectator
  • Palmyra Whig
  • Phelps County New Era
  • Platte County Reveille
  • Plattsburg Leader
  • Pleasant Hill Leader
  • Pulaski County Democrat
  • Randolph Citizen
  • Rolla Express
  • Rolla Herald
  • Rolla New Era
  • Rolla Weekly Herald
  • Salem Monitor
  • Salem Post and Democratic Bulletin
  • Scott County Kicker
  • Sedalia Democratic Press, Democrat, and Sedalia Weekly Democrat
  • Sedalia Weekly Bazoo
  • Sedalia Weekly Conservator
  • Shannon County Current Wave
  • Shannon County Democrat
  • Shelbina Democrat
  • Shelbina Torchlight
  • Springfield Leader
  • Springfield Mirror
  • Springfield Missouri Weekly Patriot
  • St. Charles Demokrat
  • St. Clair Chronicle
  • St. Clair Ozark News
  • St. Joseph Adventure and Commercial Cycle
  • St. Joseph Eye
  • St. Joseph Gazette
  • St. Joseph Herald
  • St. Joseph Journal
  • St. Joseph Morning Herald
  • St. Joseph Observer
  • St. Joseph Standard
  • St. Joseph Stock Yard Journal
  • St. Joseph Times Review
  • St. Joseph Union
  • St. Joseph Union-Observer
  • St. Joseph Weekly Free Democrat
  • St. Joseph Weeky West
  • St. Louis Christian Advocate
  • St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican, 1854-1872
  • St. Louis Missouri Republican
  • St. Louis Palladium
  • St. Louis Republican
  • Stanberry Headlight-Owl
  • Stanberry Herald
  • Steele Enterprise
  • Steelville Ledger
  • Stockton Journal
  • Sullivan News
  • Sullivan Sentinel
  • Union Republic Headlight
  • Union Republican Tribune
  • Unofficial MSU Student Newspapers
  • Urich Herald
  • Urich Herald-Montrose Tidings
  • Van Buren Current Local
  • Van Buren Echo
  • Vienna Courier
  • Walnut Grove Tribune
  • Warrenton Banner
  • Warrenton Herald
  • Washington Citizen
  • Washington Missourian
  • Webb City Register
  • Weekly California News and Central Missourian
  • Wentzville Union
  • West Plains Journal
  • Weston Border Times
  • Wheaton Journal
  • Windsor Review
  • Word and Way and Central Baptist

County and Library Collections:

Grundy County
Grundy County Library

  • Grundy County Gazette 
  • Trenton Times
  • Trenton Republican Tribune
  • Trenton Tribune
  • Trenton Republican Times 
  • Trenton Weekly Republican Tribune 
  • Daily Evening Republican
  • Daily Evening Republican Star 
  • Grand River Republican 
  • Trenton Times Republican
  • Grundy County Gazette 
  • Grundy County Gazette 
  • The Republic 
  • Laredo Tribune
  • Trenton Weekly Tribune 
  • Trenton Times News 
  • Trenton Weekly News
  • Trenton Times Weekly News 
  • Rambler
  • Trenton Weekly Times
  • Trenton Weekly Republican 
  • Trenton Republican
  • Western Pioneer 
  • Republican Times 
  • Republican Times And Grundy County Gazette
  • Daily Star Journal

Putnam County
Putnam County Library

  • Lucerne Standard 
  • Chronicle 
  • Powersville Record 
  • Unionville Democrat 
  • Putnam County Leader 
  • New Century 
  • Putnam County Journal 
  • Putnam Journal 
  • Unionville Weekly Republican 
  • Unionville Republican 
  • Unionville Weekly Republican And Putnam County Ledger 
  • Putnam Ledger 
  • Unionville Republican And Putnam County Journal 
  • Unionville Weekly Argus 
  • Worthington Gazette 

Chillicothe Constitution Tribune Archives

Jefferson County Newspaper Index

  • Jefferson County Leader
  • Jefferson Democrat

Scenic Regional Library (Franklin, Gasconade, and Warren counties) 

  • Licht-Freund –  1843-1845
  • Hermamaner Volksblatt u. Gasconade Zeitung –  1872-1873
  • Hermanner Wochenblatt –  1872-1873
  • Franklin County Record –  1874-1890
  • Hermanner Volksblatt –  1875-1879, 1923-1928
  • Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier –  1875-1922
  • Pacific Our County Paper –  1882-1887
  • Franklin County Tribune –  1887-1919, 1927-1966
  • Pacific City Herald –  1889-1891
  • Pacific Transcript –  1895-1921, 1923-1933
  • Warrenton Herald –  1898-1905
  • Sullivan Sentinel –  1901-1914
  • Warrenton Volksfreund –  1902-1918
  • Warrenton Banner –  1902-1968
  • New Haven Leader –  1903-1918
  • Sullivan News –  1910-1952, 1955-1966
  • Washington Citizen –  1924-1939,1943-1965
  • St. Clair Chronicle –  1927-1977
  • Die Gasconade Zeitung –  1873-1874
  • Der Missionar –  1881-1883
  • Franklin County Observer –  1893-1926
  • Marthasville News –  1896-1897
  • Gasconade County Republican –  1897-1898,1903-1905,1918-1921,1925-1966
  • Tribune-Republican –  1897-1919, 1927-1966
  • Marthasville Record –  1901-1966
  • Union Republican Headlight –  1904-1919
  • Bland Courier –  1904-1951, 1963-1966
  • Union Republican Tribune –  1919-1922
  • The Gerald Journal –  1922-1928, 1962-1965
  • The Washington Missourian –  1939-1964

Springfield-Greene County Library – Ozarks News and Historical Newspaper Index

  • Advertiser
  • Daily News
  • Gateway Heritage
  • Greene County Commonwealth
  • Leader & Press
  • Missouri Municipal Review
  • Missouri Weekly Patriot
  • News-Leader
  • OzarksWatch
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • Springfield Newspaper
  • The Leader
  • The Ozarks Mountaineer

Student Collections:

Avila University – Kansas City

Fontbonne University – St. Louis

Francis Howell Central High School – St. Charles

Jefferson City High School – Jefferson City

Lincoln High School – Kansas City

Lindenwood University – St. Charles

Maryville University – St. Louis

Missouri Southern State University – Joplin

Missouri State University – Springfield

Missouri University of Science and Technology – Rolla

Missouri Western State University – St. Joseph

Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville

Parkway Central High School – Chesterfield

Southeast Missouri State University – Cape Girardieu

St. Louis Community College – Forest Park

St. Louis Community College – Meramec

St. Louis Country Day School – St. Louis

St. Louis University – St. Louis

St. Louis University High School – St. Louis

Truman State University – Kirksville

University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri – Kansas City

University of Missouri – St. Louis

 Washington University – St. Louis

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • Underwood
  • Both Sides Now
  • Heresy II
  • Leavenworth Brothers Offense/Defense Committee
  • Other Voice
  • Pawns Pawn, The
  • River Styx
  • Veterans Voice
  • Woodpecker

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1941

Small Town Papers

The Olden Times – Missouri

Newspaper Abstracts – Missouri

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Cape Girardeau

Chillicothe

Independence

Jefferson City

Kansas City

Springfield

St. Louis

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 49 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Missouri Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 547 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Missouri Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 508 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Missouri

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 481 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Missouri 

And Finally:

You also need to visit the State Historical Society site from time to time, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to online newspaper availability. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local or state library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Missouri Links, click on the category of interest:

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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Louisiana Online Historical Newspapers Summary

 

Louisiana has a growing set of free statewide online collections for searching historical newspapers. Many states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently, Louisiana has quite a few newspapers available on that site. There are free online newspapers available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are almost 2,000 newspapers that have been published in the Pelican State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Louisiana ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Louisiana 

Google News Archive

Parish and Library Collections:

Acadia Parish
Acadia Parish Library 

  • Acadia Sentinel 
  • Acadian-Signal 
  • Church Point Democrat 
  • Church Point News 
  • Crowley Daily Signal 
  • Crowley Post Herald 
  • Crowley Post Signal 
  • Crowley Signal 
  • Daily Signal 
  • First Sunday Rayne Acadian Tribune
  • Free Press 
  • Rayne Acadian Tribune 
  • Rayne Independent 
  • Rayne Tribune 
  • The Church Point News
  • The Crowley Post-Signal
  • The Crowley Signal
  • The Rayne Acadian-Tribune
  • Tribune Hopper 
  • Tribune Plus 

Bienville Parish
The Bienville Parish Library 

  • Bienville Democrat 
  • The Bienville Democrat
  • Bienville Democrat 

Caldwell Parish
Caldwell Parish Library

  • Caldwell Watchman
  • Caldwell Watchman Progress
  • Caldwell Watchman And The Caldwell Progress
  • Caldwell Watchman And Progress
  • Caldwell News
  • Watchman

Concordia Parish
The Concordia Parish Library 

  • Concordia Sentinel 
  • Concordia Sentinel 
  • The Concordia Intelligencer 
  • The Concordia Sentinel 
  • The Natchez Democrat 

East Baton Rouge Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish Library

  • Baton Rouge Community Leader 
  • Baton Rouge News Leader 
  • Community Leader 
  • Gris Gris 
  • News Leader 

Jefferson Davis Parish
Jennings Carnegie Public Library

  • Jennings Daily Times 
  • Jennings Daily Times Record 
  • Jennings Daily Times-Record 
  • Jennings Herald 
  • Jennings Daily News
  • Jennings Times 
  • Jennings Weekly Times Record 
  • The Daily Times 
  • The Jennings Daily Record 
  • The Jennings Times 
  • The Saturday Record 
  • Jeff Davis Parish News
  • Jennings News
  • Jennings Semi Weekly News

Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Public Library

  • Daily Advertiser 
  • Lafayette Gazette 
  • Sunday Advertiser 

LaSalle Parish
LaSalle Parish Library

  • Alexandria Daily Town Talk
  • Caldwell Watchman 
  • Cataboula News 
  • Colfax Chronicle 
  • Jena Times 
  • Jena Times And The Olla Signal 
  • Jena Times And The Olla Tullos Signal 
  • Jena Times Olla Tullos Urania Signal 
  • Olla Signal 
  • Sgt. Dalton’s Weekly 
  • Times Picayune
  • Winn Parish Enterprise
  • Winnfield Comrade 
  • Winnfield News American 
  • Winnfield Times 

Livingston Parish
Livingston Parish Library

  • The Livingston Parish News

Rapides Parish
Rapides Parish Library

  • Alexandria Daily Town Talk 
  • Alexandria Daily Town Tallk 
  • Alexandria Gazette 
  • Alexandria Gazette And Planters Intelligencer 
  • Alexandria Morning News 
  • Alexandria News Leader
  • Alexandria Times 
  • Branns Iconoclast 
  • Caddo Gazette And De Soto Intelligencer 
  • Central Organ 
  • Colonel Mayfield’s Weekly 
  • Combined New York Evening Newspapers 
  • Combined New York Morning Newspapers 
  • Daily Chautauquan 
  • Daily Crescent
  • Daily Picayune 
  • Daily Town Talk 
  • Democrat 
  • Diario De La Habana 
  • Evening Post 
  • Galveston Tri Weekly News 
  • Gleason’s Pictorial 
  • Houston Daily Telegraph 
  • Le Creole 
  • Le Villageois 
  • L’Organe Central 
  • Louisiana Democrat 
  • Louisiana Herald
  • Louisiana Messenger and Alexandria Advertiser
  • Louisville Weekly Journal 
  • Metropolitan Record And New York Vendicator 
  • Monday Morning Star 
  • Morning News 
  • Natchitoches Times 
  • New Advocate 
  • New Orleans Daily Picayune 
  • New Orleans Morning World 
  • New Orleans Republican 
  • New York Times 
  • Opelousas Gazette
  • Pineville News 
  • Planters Banner And Lousiana Agriculturist 
  • Planters Intelligencer
  • Planters Intelligencer And Rapide Avoyelles And Catahoula Advertiser 
  • Rapides Gazette 
  • Red River Republican 
  • Red River Whig 
  • Sgt. Dalton’s Weekly 
  • Southern Transcript 
  • Southern Transcript And Semi Weekly Whig 
  • State Central Express 
  • The Alexandria Daily Town Talk
  • The Bernice News-Journal
  • Times Democrat 
  • Town Talk 
  • Tri Weekly Mercury 
  • Tri Weekly Telegraph 
  • Villager
  • Weekly Freemans Journal
  • Weekly Herald
  • Weekly Southwestern Telegram 
  • Weekly Town Talk 
  • Western Democrat 

Union Parish
Union Parish Library

  • Gazette 
  • The Bernice News Journal
  • The Bernice Journal

Vermillion Parish
Vermilion Parish Library

  • Abbeville Meridional
  • Kaplan Herald 
  • Abbeville Progress
  • Meridional
  • Gueydan Journal
  • The Kaplan Herald

Vernon Parish
Vernon Parish Library

  • American 
  • Jack Hadnot Collection 
  • Leesville Daily Leader 
  • Leesville Leader 
  • Leesville Leader 
  • Leghorn Times Herald 
  • Llano Colonist 
  • Peoples Friend 
  • Peoples Friend 
  • Senior Advocate 
  • Star Press 
  • Vernon Parish Democrat 

Webster Parish
Webster Parish Library 

  • Claiborne Parish
  • Minden Herald
  • Minden Herald And The Webster Review
  • Minden Herald And Webster Review
  • Minden Press
  • Minden Press Herald
  • Minden Press Herald
  • Minden Signal Tribune and The Springhill Journal
  • Minden Tribune
  • Signal Tribune
  • Springhill Press
  • Springhill Press And News Journal
  • The Minden Booster
  • The Minden Democrat
  • The Minden Tribune
  • The Signal Democrat
  • The Webster Review
  • The Webster Sentinel
  • Voter Registration
  • Webster Review
  • Webster Signal
  • Webster Tribune

Lincoln Parish Newspaper Archives

Student Collections:

Centenary College of Louisiana – Shreveport

Dillard University – New Orleans

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – Baton Rouge

Grambling State University – Grambling

Louisiana College – Pineville

Louisiana State University – Alexandria

Jesuit High School – New Orleans

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge

Louisiana State University – Shreveport

Louisiana Tech University – Ruston

Loyola University – New Orleans

McNeese State University – Lake Charles

Nicholls State University – Thibodaux

Northwestern State University – Natchitoches

Southeastern Louisiana University – Hammond

Southern University and A&M College – Baton Rouge

Tulane University – New Orleans

University of Holy Cross – New Orleans

University of Louisiana – Lafayette

University of Louisiana – Monroe

University of New Orleans – New Orleans

Xavier University – New Orleans

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • Distaff
  • NOLA Express
  • GAF
  • Copkiller
  • Different Drummer
  • Fort Polk Puke
  • Outsider
  • SLAM

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

The Olden Times – Louisiana

Newspaper Abstracts – Louisiana

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Alexandria

​Baton Rouge

Carville

Charenton

Houma-Thibodaux

Lafayette

Lake Charles

New Orleans

Shreveport

Vidalia

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 21 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Louisiana Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 455 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Louisiana Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 141 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Louisiana

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 222 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Louisiana.

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project site from time to time, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to online newspaper availability. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local or state library where a library card is required. Gale and ProQuest collections are often available if you have the proper card. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Louisiana Links, click on the category of interest:​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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