Alaska Online Historical Newspapers Summary

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 the 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 February 2024; recently added links are in BOLD)

Alaska Historical Newspapers

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 (In Library only)

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

Alaskan Newspapers (In Library only)

  • 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 (In Library only)

  • 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

Old Fulton Postcards

Newspaper Abstracts – Alaska

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

Other Free Sites:





Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 28 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Alaska Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 177 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Alaska Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 61 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Alaska

There are currently 35 publications available on this site. See all the titles at – 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.

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

For all Free Alaska Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on Alaska, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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