GenealogyBank has the best coverage for U.S. Colonial-era newspapers and documents available for finding your early American ancestry online. Explore our expanding historical newspaper archive for articles from 1690 forward on all 13 Colonies and beyond as the country grew.
If you are researching early American Colonial newspapers—especially if you’re interested in Revolutionary War records and documents, or stories of the lives of the U.S. soldiers that fought in the battles—then GenealogyBank’s historical archives are the best resource anywhere online.
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Search these Colonial American newspapers decades later to find names, historic interviews, biographical sketches and old obituaries of the troops that fought in the Revolutionary War and more.
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January 2012 was one of our best months ever: GenealogyBank added 31 million digitized records with newspapers from 31 states to our archives for you to search online. Here is a listing of all of January’s newspaper content additions.
State City Title Coverage Alabama Mobile Mobile Register 07/01/1858–10/31/1869 Alaska Bethel Delta Discovery, The* 07/15/2011–Current Obituaries Only Arkansas Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily News 01/07/1909–04/08/1909 Arkansas Jonesboro Jonesboro Evening Sun 12/08/1906–12/23/1922 Arkansas Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Sun 05/31/1922–05/31/1922 Arkansas Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Times-Enterprise 05/10/1906–05/10/1906 Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette* 10/30/2011–Current Obituaries Only Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas Gazette 11/20/1819–11/01/1908 Arkansas Siloam Springs Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, The* 11/16/2011–Current Obituaries Only California El Centro Imperial Valley Press* 01/02/2001–Current Obituaries Only California Riverside Riverside Daily Press 7/1/1939–2/8/1949 California San Diego Evening Tribune 1/1/1900–10/24/1932 California San Diego San Diego Union 4/3/1912–6/30/1965 Colorado Denver Denver Post 3/8/1906–3/8/1906 Colorado Denver Denver Rocky Mountain News 10/2/1880–12/25/1922 Colorado Denver Rocky Mountain News 4/23/1859–4/19/1862 Connecticut Hartford American Mercury 01/19/1830–06/25/1833 Connecticut Hartford Connecticut Courant 02/19/1842–12/23/1843 Connecticut Hartford Times 2/27/1836–8/5/1837 Connecticut Litchfield Litchfield Republican 05/04/1848–09/28/1855 Connecticut New Haven Columbian Register 01/08/1831–09/13/1851 Connecticut Norwich Norwich Aurora 01/02/1858–12/24/1873 Delaware Wilmington Delaware Gazette 04/11/1787–10/31/1787 District of Columbia Washington United States Telegraph 05/21/1827–07/07/1829 Florida Pensacola Pensacola Gazette* 01/14/1843–03/25/1848 Florida Tampa Tampa Tribune 3/17/1929–10/7/1931 Georgia Augusta Augusta Chronicle 01/21/1792–12/31/1922 Georgia Augusta Daily Constitutionalist* 05/14/1840–04/09/1861 Georgia Marietta Marietta Journal 10/14/1979–9/9/1985 Georgia Milledgeville Georgia Journal 07/02/1822–03/08/1832 Georgia Savannah Daily Georgian 09/16/1826–07/19/1832 Idaho Idaho Falls Idaho Register 08/05/1892–08/05/1892 Idaho Twin Falls Twin Falls News 09/17/1920–09/17/1920 Illinois Niles Bugle, The* 08/18/2011–Current Obituaries Only Illinois Rockford Register Star 3/31/2007–5/30/2007 Illinois Rockford Register-Republic 6/21/1957–6/21/1957 Illinois Shorewood Shorewood Sentinel, The* 06/13/2011–Current Obituaries Only Illinois Springfield Illinois State Register* 11/13/1840–12/27/1844 Iowa Forest City Britt News Tribune* 03/20/2003–Current Obituaries Only Kentucky Maysville Ledger Independent, The* 07/11/2002–Current Obituaries Only Louisiana Baton Rouge Advocate 6/29/1945–12/31/1985 Louisiana Baton Rouge Daily Advocate 9/8/1869–3/27/1883 Louisiana Baton Rouge State Times Advocate 1/7/1922–8/25/1922 Louisiana New Orleans Courrier de la Louisiane 01/06/1823–01/14/1824 Louisiana New Orleans Times-Picayune 04/26/1901–05/21/1914 Massachusetts Boston Boston Commercial Gazette 04/16/1835–01/23/1840 Massachusetts Boston Boston Courier 1/2/1845–7/17/1845 Massachusetts Boston Boston Herald 7/4/1893–12/6/1907 Massachusetts Boston Repertory 1/11/1821–3/27/1821 Massachusetts Boston Saturday Morning Transcript* 02/07/1835–12/29/1838 Massachusetts Boston Weekly Messenger 03/03/1831–03/03/1831 Massachusetts Nantucket Nantucket Inquirer 04/22/1826–12/04/1841 Massachusetts New Bedford New-Bedford Mercury 01/02/1857–12/31/1869 Massachusetts Newburyport Newburyport Herald 02/07/1834–01/03/1837 Massachusetts Northampton Hampshire Gazette 01/04/1826–09/02/1840 Massachusetts Salem Salem Register 11/18/1841–8/4/1856 Massachusetts Springfield Hampden Whig 02/24/1830–09/27/1837 Massachusetts Springfield Springfield Union 1/1/1913–3/31/1915 Massachusetts West Springfield American Intelligencer 08/09/1796–08/09/1796 Massachusetts Worcester Massachusetts Spy 03/14/1821–12/31/1869 Massachusetts Worcester National Aegis 10/23/1822–12/23/1876 Michigan Charlevoix Charlevoix Courier* 01/02/2009–Current Obituaries Only Michigan Jackson Jackson Citizen 01/08/1897–04/23/1897 Michigan Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette 07/21/1876–07/21/1876 Michigan Petoskey Petoskey News-Review* 04/16/2001–Current Obituaries Only Minnesota Winona Winona Daily News* 05/15/2001–Current Obituaries Only Nebraska Beatrice Beatrice Daily Sun* 06/10/2002–Current Obituaries Only Nebraska Omaha Omaha World Herald 12/15/1957–12/25/1983 New Hampshire Concord New-Hampshire Patriot 2/20/1861–2/20/1861 New Hampshire Portsmouth Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics 01/07/1860–09/28/1872 New Jersey Morristown Genius of Liberty 10/25/1798–04/11/1805 New Jersey Trenton Trenton Evening Times 03/14/1916–06/29/1916 New Jersey Trenton True American 12/29/1801–12/14/1812 New York Albany Albany Argus 01/03/1823–04/30/1869 New York Auburn Auburn Journal and Advertiser* 05/31/1837–12/30/1846 New York Cazenovia Pilot 05/13/1818–11/28/1822 New York New York Commercial Advertiser 04/04/1821–11/21/1876 New York New York New York Herald 4/14/1876–4/14/1876 New York New York New York Herald-Tribune 12/24/1887–12/24/1887 New York New York New-York Gazette 03/03/1803–03/04/1803 New York New York Spectator 04/30/1842–08/18/1851 New York New York Weekly Visitor 11/03/1822–04/26/1823 New York Saratoga Springs Saratoga Sentinel 5/9/1826–3/14/1837 New York Syracuse Post-Standard, The: Blogs* 02/18/2011–Current Obituaries Only North Carolina Cary Cary News, The* 02/13/2011–Current Obituaries Only North Carolina Fayetteville Carolina Observer* 12/09/1824–11/04/1830 North Carolina Smithfield Smithfield Herald, The* 01/19/2011–Current Obituaries Only North Carolina Winston-Salem Winston-Salem Journal 5/30/1917–4/28/1928 North Carolina Zebulon Eastern Wake News* 01/19/2011–Current Obituaries Only Ohio Canton Repository 9/1/1939–9/22/1939 Ohio Chillicothe Supporter and Scioto Gazette* 02/21/1821–02/08/1827 Ohio Cleveland Plain Dealer 07/23/1847–11/05/1922 Oregon Portland Oregonian 08/04/1904–08/04/1904 Pennsylvania Harrisburg Harrisburg Republican 12/17/1816–07/17/1818 Pennsylvania Harrisburg Patriot 01/01/1866–12/19/1912 Pennsylvania Philadelphia National Gazette 9/20/1827–6/9/1835 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Inquirer 02/04/1830–05/28/1859 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Tree of Liberty 02/22/1801–10/16/1802 Pennsylvania Somerset Daily American, The* 01/12/2011–Current Obituaries Only Pennsylvania Washington Washington Reporter 01/01/1821–06/16/1869 South Carolina Charleston Charleston Courier 07/08/1822–04/25/1872 South Carolina Charleston Charleston Mercury 04/18/1860–07/11/1868 South Carolina Charleston South-Carolina State-Gazette 9/24/1801–9/24/1801 Texas Dallas Dallas Morning News 11/16/1983–4/20/1984 Texas Lexington Lexington Leader* 04/09/2009–Current Obituaries Only Texas Marble Falls River Cities Daily Tribune, The* 02/25/2010–Current Obituaries Only Texas Texarkana Texarkana Gazette* 10/28/2011–Current Obituaries Only Vermont Brattleboro Vermont Phoenix 2/23/1866–12/14/1866 Vermont St. Albans St. Albans Daily Messenger 04/24/1861–10/23/1872 Vermont St. Albans St. Albans Messenger 10/10/1850–09/29/1921 Vermont St. Albans St. Albans Transcript* 04/05/1873–04/05/1873 Vermont Windsor Vermont Journal 02/15/1862–02/15/1862 Vermont Windsor Vermont Republican 01/01/1821–05/10/1828 Virginia Alexandria Alexandria Gazette 01/02/1823–03/31/1870 Virginia Norfolk Norfolk Gazette and Publick Ledger 07/17/1804–09/17/1816 Virginia Richmond Richmond Enquirer 07/29/1867–04/28/1870 Virginia Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch 9/15/1929–3/3/1930 Virginia Richmond Richmond Whig 02/16/1833–12/29/1874 Virginia Richmond Virginia Patriot 04/27/1814–04/27/1814 Wisconsin Chippewa Falls Chippewa Herald, The* 01/30/1999–Current Obituaries Only
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