Nevada is one of the states that does not have a single central online state repository for historical newspapers, but they use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as a main site for searching old newspapers. There are some free 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 about 650 newspapers that have been published in the the Silver State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Nevada 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)
- Battle Mountain, Nev., 1885-1907 – The Central Nevadan.
- Butler City [i.e. Butler], Nev., 1901-1909 – Tonopah bonanza.
- Carson City, Nev., 1865-1870 – The Carson daily appeal.
- Carson City, Nev., 1870-1872 – The Daily state register.
- Carson City, Nev., 1872-1873 – The new daily appeal. [volume]
- Carson City, Nev., 1873-1877 – Carson daily appeal.
- Carson City, Nev., 1877-1906 – Morning appeal.
- Carson City, Nev., 1906-1907 – The daily appeal.
- Carson City, Nev., 1907-1930 – Carson City daily appeal.
- East Ely, Nev., 1910-1920 – White Pine news weekly mining review.
- East Ely, Nev., 1920-1923 – White Pine news.
- Elko, Nev., 1869-1872 – The Elko independent.
- Elko, Nev., 1872-1887 – The Weekly Elko independent.
- Elko, Nev., 188?-1915 = Daily independent.
- Elko, Nev., 1887-1914 – Weekly independent.
- Elko, Nev., 1915-current – Elko independent.
- Ely, Nev., 1906-1910 – The White Pine news.
- Eureka, Nev., 1871-1887 – Eureka daily sentinel. [volume]
- Eureka, Nev., 1887-1902 – Eureka weekly sentinel.
- Eureka, Nev., 1902-current – The Eureka sentinel.
- Fallon, Nev, 1903-1908 – Churchill standard.
- Gardnerville, Nev., 1904-current – The Record-courier.
- Genoa, Nev., 1899-1904 – The Courier.
- Goldfield, Nev., 1911-1947 – The Goldfield news and weekly tribune.
- Goldfield, Nev., 1904-1911 – The Goldfield news.
- Gold Hill, N.T. [Nev.], 1863-1882 – Gold Hill daily news.
- Hawthorne, Nev., 1883-1926 – Walker Lake bulletin.
- Las Vegas, Nev., 1905-1906 – Las Vegas times. [volume]
- Las Vegas, Nev., 1905-1947 – Las Vegas age. [volume]
- Pioche City, Lincoln County, Nev., 1870-1872 – The Ely record.
- Pioche, Nev., 1872-1876 – Pioche daily record.
- Pioche, Nev., 1877-1900 – The Pioche weekly record.
- Pioche, Nev., 1900-1905 – Lincoln County record.
- Pioche, Nev., 1906-1908 – The Pioche weekly record.
- Pioche, Nev., 1908-1925 – The Pioche record.
- Pioche, Nevada, 1876-1876 – The Pioche tri-weekly record [volume]
- Silver City, Nev., 1874-1907 – Lyon County times. [volume]
- Tonopah, Nev., 1906-1929 – Tonopah daily bonanza.
- Treasure City, Nev., 1868-1906 – The White Pine news.
- Unionville, Nev., 1870-1903 – The Silver state. [volume]
- Wadsworth, Nev., 1892-1899 – The Wadsworth dispatch.
- Wadsworth, Nev., 1899-1904 – Wadsworth semi-weekly dispatch.
- Wadsworth, Nev., 1904-1904 – The Wadsworth dispatch.
- Winnemucca, Nev., 1903-1907 – The Daily silver state.
- Winnemucca, Nev., 1907-1909 – The Silver state news.
- Winnemucca, Nev., 1909-1925 – The Silver state.
- Yerington, Nev., 1907-1932 – Yerington times. [volume]
Google News Archive
- Hawthorne – Mineral County Independent and Hawthrone News
- Hawthorne – Mineral County Independent-News
- Las Vegas – Las Vegas Times
- Overton – Moapa Valley Progress
- Pahrump – Death Valley Gateway Gazette
- Pahrump – Mirror
- Pahrump – The Mirror
- Pahrump – Pahrump Valley Gazette
- Daily Territorial Enterprise
- The Free Press
- Goodsprings Gazette
- The Lovelock Tribune
- Reese River Reveille
- Virginia Evening Bulletin
- Virginia Evening Chronicle
- Wadsworth Dispatch
- White Pine News
- Nevada Historical Society Quarterly
- Historical Nevada Collections
County and Library Collections:
Douglas County Public Library
- Carson Valley News
- Gardnerville Record
- Genoa Courier
- Genoa Weekly Courier
- Minden Times
- Record Courier
- The Record-Courier
- Nevada Daily Appeal
- Morning Appeal
- Carson Daily Index
- Daily Index
- The Big Job
- Basic Bombardier
- Henderson Home News
- Ely Daily Times
- The White Pine News
College of Southern Nevada – Las Vegas
Nevada State College – Henderson
Sierra Nevada College – Incline Village
Truckee Meadows Community College – Reno
University of Nevada – Reno
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942
- Boulder City – Boulder Dam Beacon
- Boulder City – Boulder City Reminder (Company 573)
- Boulder City – Lake Mead Breeze (Company 573)
- Bunkerville – Cross Country Courier (Company 537)
- Cherry Creek – 1705 Blister (Company 1705)
- Ely – Indian Springs Weekly (Company 2532)
- Ely – War Whoop (Company 2532)
- Fallon – 295 Blast (Company 295)
- Moapa – Desert Whispers (Company 4419)
- Oreana – Desert Press (Company 225)
- Reno – Camp Reno Stooge (Company 258)
- Reno – Camp Reno Stooge (Company 258)
- Reno – Reno Stooge (Company 258)
- Wells – Warm Creek Whistler
- Many Smokes
Small Town Papers
- Mineral County Independent-News Hawthorne, Nevada
- Moapa Valley Progress Overton, Nevada
- Pahrump Mirror Pahrump, Nevada
For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.
Other Free Sites:
Subscription or Pay Sites:
There are currently 31 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Nevada Newspapers
There are currently 107 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Nevada Newspapers
There are currently 40 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Nevada
There are currently 25 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Nevada.
You also need to visit the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project for updates for the state-wide activities in digitizing new Nevada newspaper collections.
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!
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