Utah Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Utah has a sizable state-wide free online collection for searching historical newspapers and many other smaller collections. Many states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently Utah has quite a few newspapers also available on that site. There are free online newspapers available on other sites and there are 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 almost 600 newspapers that have been published in the Beehive State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Utah 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 May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Utah

Google News Archive

Utah Digital Newspapers 1850-2010
Beaver County

Box Elder County

Cache County

Carbon County

Davis County

Duchesne County

Emery County

Garfield County

Grand County

Iron County

Juab County

Kane County

Millard County

Morgan County

Piute County

Rich County

Salt Lake ​County

San Juan County

Sanpete County

Sevier County

Summit County

Tooele County

Uintah County

Utah County

Wasatch County

Washington County

Weber County

County and Library Collections:

Brigham Young University – Harold B Lee Library Newspaper Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library Logan Historical Newspaper Collection (1879-1892 and 1893-1898)

  • Logan Leader 
  • Utah Journal 
  • Logan Journal
  • Journal 

Utah State University Library Digital Archives (1871- 1954)

Weber County Newspapers (Abstracts)

Student Collections:

Brigham Young University – Provo

Snow College – Ephraim

Southern Utah University Student Newspapers – Cedar City

University of Utah – Salt Lake City

Utah State University – Logan

Utah State University Eastern – Price

Utah Valley University – Orem

Weber State University – Ogden

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942​

Small Town Papers

Newspaper Abstracts – Utah

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

Other Free Sites:

Provo

Salt Lake City

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 21 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Utah Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 83 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Utah Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 182 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Utah

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 330 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Utah

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Utah Digital Newspapers 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 Utah Links, click on the category of interest:​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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