Nevada Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Obituary Genealogy Guide

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 April 2022; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Nevada

Google News Archive

Cooperative Libraries Automated Network

County and Library Collections:

​Douglas County
Douglas County Public Library

  • Carson Valley News 
  • Courier 
  • Gardnerville Record 
  • Genoa Courier 
  • Genoa Weekly Courier 
  • Minden Times 
  • Record 
  • Record Courier 
  • The Record-Courier

Carson City Newspaper Index 

  • Nevada Daily Appeal
  • Morning Appeal
  • Carson Daily Index
  • Daily Index 

Henderson Digital Public Library

  • The Big Job
  • Basic Bombardier
  • Henderson Home News

Nye County

Smoky Valley Library

  • RMGC Valley View
  • Smoky Valley Sentinel
  • The Smoky Valley Memo

Pershing County

Pershing County Library

  • Lovelock Review Miner
  • Review Miner
  • Seven Troughs and Lovelock Review Miner
  • The Lovelock Review
  • The Lovelock Tribune

White Pine County

White Pine County Library

  • Ely Daily Times
  • The White Pine News

Student Collections:

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​

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • Many Smokes

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

Newspaper Abstracts – Nevada

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

Other Free Sites:

Las Vegas

Virginia City

Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 31 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Nevada Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 108 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Nevada Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 40 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Nevada

There are currently 26 publications available at this site. See all the titles at – Nevada

And Finally:

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.

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

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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

BMD Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records
Church Records
Coroner Records
Criminal Records
Divorce Records
Immigration Records
Military Records
Mortuary Records
Probate and Wills
School Records
Tax Records
Voter Records

2 replies on “Nevada Online Historical Newspapers Summary”

Nice Las Vegas has finally started to show but no way to search by date but I must be evil for wanting a usable interface. Oh well.

I agree Kyle. Unfortunately there are many collections that are only browsable. Better than nothing but without any indexing it sure makes it difficult to find anything unless you have a specific date of an issue in mind.

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