Alaska Online Historical Newspapers Summary

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Alaska is one of the states that does not have a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers, but now they use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as a main site for searching old newspapers. There are several online newspapers on other sites and 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 750 newspapers that have been published in The Last Frontier – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Alaska 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 December, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Alaska

Google News Archive

Alaska Newspapers Index (1901–1999)  (Index only)

  • Alaska Citizen (1912–1920)
  • Chena Herald (1904–1905)
  • Fairbanks Daily News (1904–1975)
  • Fairbanks Daily News Miner (3/23/1909)
  • Fairbanks Daily Times (1904–1916)
  • Fairbanks Weekly News (1903–1908)
  • Hot Springs Echo (1907–1912)
  • Juneau Empire (1992–1999)
  • Nenana News (1916–1972)
  • Northern Light (1906–1907)
  • Rampart Miner (1901–1902)
  • Tanana Daily Miner (1902–1906)
  • Tanana Daily Star (1910–1915)
  • Tanana Leader (1909–1910)
  • Tanana Tribune (1907–1909)
  • Yukon Press (1905–1906)

Alaska Newspaper Project

County and Library Collections:

Alaska Media Newspapers

  • Arctic Sounder
  • Artic Sounder
  • Bristol Bay Times
  • Homer Tribune

Alaskan Newspapers

  • Arctic Sounder
  • Bristol Bay Times
  • Homer Tribune
  • Kodiak Daily Mirror
  • Nome Nugget
  • The Arctic Sounder
  • The Bristol Bay Times And The Dutch Harbor Fisherman


Kodiak Daily Mirror

  • Kodiak Daily Mirror
  • The Bristol Bay Times And The Dutch Harbor Fisherman

Petersburg Public Library (1913–1931)

Student Collections:

Alaska Bible College – Palmer

Alaska Pacific University – Anchorage

A. J. Dimond High School – Anchorage

Matanuska-Susitna College – Palmer

University of Alaska – Anchorage

​University of Alaska – Fairbanks

University of Alaska – Southeast

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • Anchorage troop
  • Arctic Arsenal, The
  • FID Amchitka
  • Green Machine, The (Fort Wainwright)

Small Town Papers

Newspaper Abstracts – Alaska

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

Other Free Sites:

Anchorage

Fairbanks

Juneau

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

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

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 71 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Alaska Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 50 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Alaska

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 16 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Alaska

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Alaska 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 Alaska Links, click on the category of interest:​​

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