Wyoming Online Historical Newspapers Summary

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Wyoming is one of the states that does has a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently Wyoming just joined the site. There are additional 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 over 500 newspapers that have been published in the Equality State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But the majority are indeed available. So go for it – find your Wyoming 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)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Wyoming Newspapers

Google News Archive

Wyoming Newspaper Project 1849-1922

Student Collections:

Casper College – Casper

Central Wyoming College – Riverton

Eastern Wyoming College – Torrington

Laramie County Community College – Cheyenne

Northwest College – Powell

Sheridan College – Sheridan

​University of Wyoming – Laramie

Western Wyoming Community College – Rock Springs

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society Newspaper Index 1956-2017

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942​

Small Town Papers

Newspaper Abstracts – Wyoming

The Olden Times – Wyoming

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

Other Free Sites:

Cheyenne

Heart Mountain

Rock Springs

Sheridan

Yellowstone

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 20 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Wyoming Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 31 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Wyoming Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 116 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Wyoming

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 10 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Wyoming

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Wyoming 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.

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 Wyoming Links, click on the category of interest:​​

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