Historical Hispanic and Portuguese American Newspapers Online

For those of you who have some Hispanic or Portuguese in your family tree, there are many Hispanic and Portuguese American newspapers that have been published over the last hundred or so years that may help you find some information and stories about your ancestors.

Listed are only those that are available online. As always, there are tons more available via microfilm and in the original form via libraries and archives.

Please note that some are free and some require a subscription or a login from a university (or local) library. Some are indexed, and some are not. In the Free Collections, you may see some duplicates – this is because the newspaper is provided on multiple online sites, so you may wish to search or browse each of the duplicates.

(Updated December 2022; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Collections:





District of Columbia






New Jersey

New Mexico

New York


Puerto Rico




Library Access Only:

Readex/NewsBank Titles

From their Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1981 collection, there are hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers available. Check with your nearby library to see if they have a subscription for this collection.  Clicking on the link will provide you with a list of titles.

Subscription Sites:

Genealogy Bank

A terrific resource for Spanish-language newspapers throughout the U.S. is Spanish-Language Newspapers (1808-1978).  It has a database, sorted by state, that identifies Spanish language titles (hundreds of them). Most of the newspapers are from Arizona, California, New York, New Mexico, and Texas.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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