About Tony Pettinato

My name is Tony Pettinato, and I live in Deerfield, Mass. I did my undergraduate studies in English at Oberlin College, my graduate work in Journalism at UC Berkeley, and have been a reporter for six newspapers. For the past seventeen years I have worked at NewsBank, six of those as a managing editor for the U.S. Congressional Serial Set project – NewsBank’s acclaimed effort that digitized and indexed twelve million pages of primary source documents – that gratified my lifelong interest in American history. Currently, I am the Content Editor & Social Media Director for NewsBank's GenealogyBank.

Maryland Archives: 125 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

One of the original 13 British Colonies that formed the United States, Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria – who was the wife of England’s King Charles I. It became the new nation’s 7th state on 28 April 1788. Maryland is the 42nd largest state in the country and the 19th most populous.

Photo: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, connecting Maryland’s Eastern and Western Shores

Photo: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, connecting Maryland’s Eastern and Western Shores. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Maryland, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MD newspaper archives: 125 titles to help you search your family history in the “Old Line State,” providing coverage from 1728 to Today. There are more than 9.6 million articles and records in our online Maryland newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Maryland ancestors in these MD newspapers. Our Maryland newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Maryland Newspaper Archives (1728 – 1922)

Search Maryland Recent Obituaries (1990 – Current)

Illustration: Maryland state flag

Illustration: Maryland state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Maryland newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The MD newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Annapolis West County News 11/14/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Annapolis South County Gazette 01/09/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Annapolis Negro Appeal 02/16/1900 – 02/16/1900 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis Maryland Gazette 12/03/1728 – 11/22/1734 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis Maryland Gazette 03/25/1751 – 02/16/1832 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis Capital 01/02/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Annapolis Annapolis Gazette 09/28/1854 – 11/24/1874 Newspaper Archives
Annapolis, Glenburnie Maryland Gazette 03/06/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arbutus Arbutus Times 03/10/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Telegraphe and Daily Advertiser 05/14/1795 – 01/11/1807 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Sun 09/10/1990 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Sun 05/17/1837 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore South 04/22/1861 – 02/17/1862 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Republican; or, Anti-Democrat 01/01/1802 – 01/14/1804 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Recorder; or, Summary of Foreign, Domestic, and Literary Intelligence 06/16/1810 – 06/16/1810 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Race Standard 01/02/1897 – 01/16/1897 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Palladium of Freedom; or the Baltimore Daily Advertiser 08/08/1787 – 08/08/1787 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore North American and Mercantile Daily Advertiser 01/11/1808 – 12/31/1808 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Mechanics’ Gazette; and Merchants Daily Advertiser 03/14/1815 – 09/13/1815 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Maryland Journal 08/20/1773 – 01/16/1797 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Katholische Volkszeitung 07/02/1870 – 07/15/1876 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Fell’s Point Telegraphe 03/06/1795 – 06/01/1795 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Federal Republican 07/04/1808 – 06/20/1812 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Federal Intelligencer 10/30/1794 – 12/30/1795 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Federal Gazette 01/01/1796 – 11/08/1823 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Edward’s Baltimore Daily Advertiser 10/29/1793 – 11/15/1794 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Dunlap’s Maryland Gazette, or, The Baltimore General Advertiser 05/02/1775 – 01/05/1779 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Democratic Republican 03/17/1802 – 08/13/1802 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Commonwealth 07/24/1915 – 09/04/1915 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore City Paper 01/14/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Telegraph 06/23/1814 – 03/29/1816 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Price-Current 02/14/1803 – 12/30/1820 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Patriot 12/28/1812 – 12/31/1834 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Messenger 02/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Guide: South Baltimore Edition 03/25/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Guide 01/19/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baltimore Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser 01/02/1826 – 01/27/1838 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Evening Post 07/13/1792 – 09/30/1793 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Daily Intelligencer 10/28/1793 – 10/29/1794 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore Bulletin 04/20/1872 – 09/23/1876 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Baltimore American 01/01/1903 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American, and Baltimore Gazette 07/30/1803 – 02/28/1805 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American Farmer 04/02/1819 – 12/26/1828 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American Citizen 04/19/1879 – 04/19/1879 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American and Commercial Daily Advertiser 01/31/1801 – 12/31/1853 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American a Gazette for the Country 07/10/1802 – 07/10/1802 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore American 05/18/1799 – 03/01/1802 Newspaper Archives
Baltimore Afro-American 04/29/1893 – 03/26/1898 Newspaper Archives
Bel Air Southern Aegis 07/11/1857 – 12/26/1857 Newspaper Archives
Bel Air National American 09/05/1856 – 11/09/1866 Newspaper Archives
Bel Air Harford Gazette and General Advertiser 05/27/1848 – 05/21/1852 Newspaper Archives
Bowie Bowie Blade News 10/03/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cambridge Dorchester Star 06/30/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cambridge Banner 01/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Catonsville Catonsville Times 03/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Centreville Record Observer 08/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chestertown Kent County News 12/28/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chestertown Chestertown Transcript 11/10/1866 – 02/18/1876 Newspaper Archives
Chestertown Apollo; or, Chestertown Spy 03/26/1793 – 12/31/1793 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Jeffersonian 02/26/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Howard County Times 03/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Columbia Flier 01/31/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crisfield Crisfield Times 01/03/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crofton Crofton-West County Gazette 03/29/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cumberland Weekly Civilian 03/17/1859 – 09/21/1865 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Phoenix Civilian 04/14/1835 – 01/04/1840 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Cumberland Times-News 08/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cumberland Cumberland Impartialist 01/24/1809 – 01/24/1809 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Cumberland Gazette 07/21/1814 – 07/21/1814 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Cumberland Daily News 04/05/1871 – 04/02/1872 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland American Eagle 02/15/1809 – 02/15/1809 Newspaper Archives
Cumberland Allegany Freeman 12/04/1813 – 10/18/1817 Newspaper Archives
Denton Times Record 08/09/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dundalk Dundalk Eagle 04/02/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Sunday Star 11/13/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Star Democrat 09/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Republican Star 02/11/1800 – 06/12/1832 Newspaper Archives
Easton Maryland Herald, and Eastern Shore Intelligencer 05/11/1790 – 08/28/1804 Newspaper Archives
Easton Easton Star 01/02/1844 – 02/11/1862 Newspaper Archives
Easton Easton Journal 05/16/1874 – 05/16/1874 Newspaper Archives
Easton Easton Gazette 07/06/1818 – 06/28/1879 Newspaper Archives
Eldersburg Eldersburg Eagle 06/17/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elkton Cecil Whig 08/14/1841 – 09/01/1866 Newspaper Archives
Elkton Cecil Whig 10/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elkton Cecil Democrat 04/12/1845 – 11/11/1876 Newspaper Archives
Essex Avenue News 05/10/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frankfort Freiheitsbothe 04/14/1810 – 04/14/1810 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Rights of Man 02/05/1794 – 11/05/1800 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Reservoir and Public Reflector 07/25/1826 – 07/28/1829 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Republican Gazette and General Advertiser 02/11/1801 – 09/28/1826 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Republican Citizen and State Advertiser 08/29/1823 – 12/30/1831 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Republican Advocate 12/06/1802 – 12/15/1808 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Maryland Chronicle, or Universal Advertiser 01/18/1786 – 05/28/1788 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Hornet 06/29/1802 – 06/29/1814 Newspaper Archives
Frederick General Staatsbothe 12/27/1811 – 12/27/1811 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Frederick News-Post 10/17/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frederick Examiner 07/08/1857 – 12/29/1875 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Bartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung 02/18/1789 – 02/18/1789 Newspaper Archives
Frederick Bartgis’s Maryland Gazette 05/22/1792 – 01/23/1794 Newspaper Archives
Hagers-Town Washington Spy 01/04/1792 – 02/01/1797 Newspaper Archives
Hagers-Town Torch Light 01/03/1826 – 10/12/1837 Newspaper Archives
Hagerstown Maryland Herald and Hager’s-Town Weekly Advertiser 03/02/1797 – 12/28/1804 Newspaper Archives
Hagerstown Herald-Mail 11/11/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Halifax Hagers-town Gazette 05/23/1809 – 06/15/1813 Newspaper Archives
Hampstead, Manchester Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester 03/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hollywood County Times 05/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Laurel Laurel Leader 03/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Owings Mills Owings Mills Times 03/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Owings Mills Jewish Times 03/07/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parkville, Carney Northeast Reporter 03/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Perry Hall, White Marsh Northeast Booster 05/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Potomac Potomac Almanac 02/26/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prince Frederick Calvert Gazette 05/01/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rockville True American and Farmers Register 03/10/1824 – 03/10/1824 Newspaper Archives
Rockville Centinel of Freedom 01/14/1820 – 01/14/1820 Newspaper Archives
Salisbury Salisbury Independent 05/29/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stevensville Bay Times 08/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Towson Towson Times 02/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Towson North County News 03/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Uniontown Engine of Liberty and Uniontown Advertiser 10/21/1813 – 04/27/1815 Newspaper Archives
Westminster Westminster Eagle 07/07/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Community Times 11/10/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Carroll County Times 01/23/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Advocate of Westminster and Finksburg 04/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westminster Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville 04/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries

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RootsTech Presentation: ‘Facts, Photos & Fugitives – Using Online Newspapers’

Are you attending the upcoming RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 3-6 February, 2016? If so, be sure to check out tomorrow’s genealogy presentation:

  • Title: “Facts, Photos & Fugitives – Using Online Newspapers”
  • Speaker: Scott M. Spencer, GenealogyBank VP, Customer Experience
  • Time & Place: Wednesday, February 3, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Room 155D
montage of newspaper articles

Source: GenealogyBank.com

Objective: Newspapers are one of the most underutilized resources in family history research – and yet they can be one of the most valuable. Attendees will learn more about how newspapers can take them far beyond the names and dates of their ancestors by enriching their research with unique stories and details that can only be found in newspapers.

Whether the challenge is overcoming a brick wall or learning more about the life of an ancestor, this class will teach you practical tips on how to discover articles of all types including birth, marriage, death, military, passenger lists and more!

Participants will hear inspirational stories and learn about the more than 7,000 online newspaper titles, published from 1690-today, in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives – while walking away with knowledge and resources that will allow them to immediately begin making discoveries of their own. Examples will be taken from www.genealogybank.com.

Uncover the facts…

Newspaper birth, marriage and death notices provide much more than just a name and date. They can often provide more information than a vital record itself. Learn tips and tricks on how to discover these on your own.

Discover the photos…

In addition to names, dates and other facts contained in articles, newspapers provide invaluable images of our ancestors, their homes, and the towns in which they lived. Come see examples of photos you can find in newspapers.

Find the family fugitive…

Newspapers contain a treasure trove of stories and details that helped shape the lives of our ancestors, some of which may have involved a run-in with the law. Learn how uncovering the past by using newspapers can help you understand the future.

Are you attending the RootsTech Genealogy Conference?

GenealogyBank is helping to sponsor the upcoming RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 3-6 February, 2016. If you’re attending, come visit us at booth #523 to discuss genealogy in general, or any specific questions you have about your own family history research.

For more information about RootsTech, visit the website at: http://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng

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Connecticut Archives: 179 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

One of the original 13 British Colonies that formed the United States, Connecticut technically became the new nation’s 5th state on 9 January 1788. The southernmost state in the New England region, Connecticut is the 3rd smallest state in the country and the 29th most populous.

Photo: Connecticut state capitol, Hartford, Connecticut

Photo: Connecticut state capitol, Hartford, Connecticut. Credit: Ragesoss; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Connecticut, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CT newspaper archives: 179 titles to help you search your family history in the “Constitution State,” providing coverage from 1755 to Today. There are more than 25.6 million articles and records in our online Connecticut newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Connecticut ancestors in these CT newspapers. Our Connecticut newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Connecticut Newspaper Archives (1755 – 2004)

Search Connecticut Recent Obituaries (1988 – Current)

Illustration: Connecticut state flag

Illustration: Connecticut state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Connecticut newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The CT newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Ansonia, Derby, Seymour Valley Gazette 12/06/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ansonia, Derby, Seymour Valley Gazette, The: Web Edition Articles 11/05/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Amity Observer 12/06/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Amity Observer: Web Edition Articles 11/05/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bridgeport American Telegraphe 04/08/1795 – 06/06/1804 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Bridgeport News 03/15/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bridgeport Bridgeport News, The: Web Edition Articles 03/14/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bridgeport Bridgeport Advertiser 06/05/1806 – 01/05/1809 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Bridgeport Gazette 06/27/1810 – 01/09/1811 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Bridgeport Herald 03/07/1805 – 01/09/1806 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Connecticut Courier 08/03/1814 – 06/14/1826 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Connecticut Post 09/18/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bridgeport Fairfield County Weekly 02/17/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bridgeport Republican Farmer 04/25/1810 – 08/11/1876 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Spirit of the Times 10/06/1830 – 09/26/1832 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Connecticut Post 05/21/2001 – 06/30/2002 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Humming Bird, or Herald of Taste 04/14/1798 – 07/14/1798 Newspaper Archives
Bridgeport Connecticut Post: Web Edition Articles 11/28/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bristol Bristol Press 12/28/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Independent Observer 12/18/1820 – 05/13/1822 Newspaper Archives
Cheshire Cheshire Herald 10/22/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cheshire Cheshire Citizen 11/20/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Danbury Connecticut Intelligencer 01/31/1810 – 11/07/1810 Newspaper Archives
Danbury Danbury Gazette 08/03/1813 – 04/19/1814 Newspaper Archives
Danbury Day 05/19/1812 – 12/15/1812 Newspaper Archives
Danbury Republican Journal 10/03/1796 – 01/06/1800 Newspaper Archives
Danbury Republican Journal 07/01/1793 – 11/18/1793 Newspaper Archives
Danbury News-Times 02/02/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Danbury Republican Farmer 11/16/1803 – 12/25/1805 Newspaper Archives
Danbury Farmer’s Journal 03/18/1790 – 12/26/1791 Newspaper Archives
Danielson Windham County Transcript 07/02/1863 – 02/12/1890 Newspaper Archives
Darien Darien Daily Voice 05/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Darien Darien News-Review 10/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Darien Darien Times 06/19/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Easton Courier 12/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Easton Daily Voice 06/30/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fairfield Fairfield Gazette 10/26/1786 – 09/23/1789 Newspaper Archives
Fairfield Fairfield Citizen News 01/17/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fairfield Fairfield Daily Voice 05/03/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fairfield Fairfield Sun 09/18/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Falls Village Housatonic Republican 01/10/1857 – 08/16/1862 Newspaper Archives
Glastonbury Rivereast News Bulletin 09/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwich Greenwich Citizen 11/08/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwich Greenwich Daily Voice 06/30/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwich Greenwich Post 10/02/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwich Greenwich Time 08/08/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hamden Hamden Journal 12/07/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartford American Mercury 07/12/1784 – 06/25/1833 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Connecticut Courant 10/29/1764 – 12/28/1876 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Connecticut Mirror 07/10/1809 – 12/15/1832 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Connecticut Observer 01/11/1825 – 10/03/1831 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Commercial Record 01/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartford Hartford Daily Courant 02/03/1840 – 10/25/1914 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Hartford Gazette 01/13/1794 – 03/19/1795 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Hartford Times 02/06/1832 – 12/09/1833 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Hartford Times 08/10/1858 – 08/16/1864 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Hartford Advocate 11/07/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartford Hartford Courant 07/09/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartford Hartford News 04/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartford Patriot and Democrat 03/07/1835 – 12/30/1837 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Religious Inquirer 11/10/1821 – 11/07/1835 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Times 01/01/1817 – 09/02/1876 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Times and Weekly Advertiser 01/12/1829 – 12/28/1829 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Anti-Masonic Intelligencer 03/10/1829 – 12/18/1832 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Freeman’s Chronicle 09/01/1783 – 07/08/1784 Newspaper Archives
Hartford Independent Press 07/01/1833 – 09/22/1834 Newspaper Archives
Kensington Berlin Citizen 06/02/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Killingly Windham County Telegraph 03/08/1848 – 05/06/1858 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Litchfield Gazette 03/16/1808 – 05/17/1809 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Litchfield Journal 04/08/1818 – 10/20/1818 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Litchfield Monitor 12/21/1784 – 07/01/1807 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Litchfield Republican 05/19/1819 – 07/31/1822 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Litchfield Republican 06/26/1847 – 06/13/1856 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Sun 04/25/1835 – 04/13/1839 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Witness 08/14/1805 – 06/24/1807 Newspaper Archives
Litchfield Litchfield Republican 09/24/1846 – 12/17/1846 Newspaper Archives
Manchester Journal Inquirer 03/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Meriden North Haven Citizen 03/18/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Meriden Record-Journal 12/08/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Middlefield Town Times 06/30/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Middletown Connecticut Spectator 04/20/1814 – 04/10/1816 Newspaper Archives
Middletown Constitution 12/29/1841 – 12/30/1879 Newspaper Archives
Middletown Daily Constitution 07/10/1872 – 08/05/1876 Newspaper Archives
Middletown Middlesex Gazette 11/08/1785 – 01/23/1834 Newspaper Archives
Middletown Sentinel & Witness 01/01/1823 – 08/07/1833 Newspaper Archives
Milford Milford Mirror 07/12/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monroe Monroe Courier 03/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mystic Mystic Pioneer 03/12/1859 – 03/02/1867 Newspaper Archives
Mystic Mystic River Press 01/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Britain Herald 12/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Canaan New Canaan Advertiser 08/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Canaan New Canaan Daily Voice 05/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Canaan New Canaan News-Review 11/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Canaan New Canaan Messenger 01/02/1904 – 09/17/1915 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Black Coalition Weekly 03/06/1972 – 09/14/1972 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Columbian Register 01/05/1813 – 12/30/1876 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Connecticut Gazette 09/20/1755 – 01/12/1767 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Connecticut Herald 11/01/1803 – 03/30/1889 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Connecticut Journal 10/23/1767 – 02/24/1835 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Daily Herald 03/12/1836 – 06/29/1846 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New Haven Palladium 07/19/1861 – 12/31/1863 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New Haven Register 10/23/1878 – 12/31/1900 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New-Haven Chronicle 04/25/1786 – 09/11/1787 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New-Haven Gazette 05/13/1784 – 02/09/1786 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New-Haven Gazette, and Connecticut Magazine 02/15/1786 – 06/18/1789 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New Haven Advocate 11/05/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Haven New Haven Register 01/03/1988 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Haven Visitor 10/30/1802 – 11/08/1804 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Federal Gazetteer 02/22/1791 – 04/05/1797 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Messenger 01/16/1800 – 08/09/1802 Newspaper Archives
New Haven New-Haven Gazette 01/05/1791 – 06/29/1791 Newspaper Archives
New Haven Sun of Liberty 08/26/1801 – 12/03/1801 Newspaper Archives
New London Bee 06/14/1797 – 06/23/1802 Newspaper Archives
New London Connecticut Gazette 11/18/1763 – 05/29/1844 Newspaper Archives
New London Day, The: Archive 07/24/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
New London Morning News 11/08/1844 – 04/25/1848 Newspaper Archives
New London New London Daily Chronicle 04/26/1848 – 12/31/1864 Newspaper Archives
New London New London Daily Star 01/05/1857 – 09/24/1866 Newspaper Archives
New London New London Democrat 03/21/1845 – 04/12/1873 Newspaper Archives
New London New-London Summary 09/29/1758 – 09/23/1763 Newspaper Archives
New London People’s Advocate 08/26/1840 – 04/26/1848 Newspaper Archives
New London Republican Advocate 01/02/1822 – 12/10/1828 Newspaper Archives
New London True Republican 07/01/1807 – 02/24/1808 Newspaper Archives
New London Weekly Oracle 10/22/1796 – 12/30/1799 Newspaper Archives
New London New London Weekly Chronicle 05/03/1848 – 02/25/1869 Newspaper Archives
New Milford New Milford Spectrum 10/10/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Newtown Newtown Bee 01/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Norwalk Independent Republican 06/17/1802 – 04/06/1803 Newspaper Archives
Norwalk Norwalk Citizen News 12/13/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Norwalk Norwalk Daily Voice 04/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Norwich Bulletin 01/28/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Norwich Canal of Intelligence 02/21/1827 – 10/28/1829 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Connecticut Centinel 02/16/1802 – 10/13/1807 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Native American 03/04/1812 – 06/23/1813 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Norwich Aurora 05/15/1839 – 09/29/1876 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Norwich Courier 11/30/1796 – 08/16/1876 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Norwich Morning Bulletin 10/16/1860 – 08/13/1887 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Norwich Packet 11/11/1773 – 02/09/1802 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Norwich Republican 10/01/1828 – 04/15/1835 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Religious Messenger 06/11/1831 – 09/08/1832 Newspaper Archives
Norwich True Republican 06/20/1804 – 11/05/1806 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Weekly Register 11/29/1791 – 08/19/1795 Newspaper Archives
Norwich Norwich Evening Courier 07/11/1846 – 01/18/1853 Newspaper Archives
Oxford Oxford Gazette 03/06/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Redding Redding Pilot 01/01/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ridgefield Ridgefield Press 06/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sharon Rural Gazette 06/09/1800 – 07/13/1801 Newspaper Archives
Shelton Shelton Extra 03/06/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shelton Shelton Herald 12/06/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southbury Voices 08/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southington Plainville Citizen 08/27/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southington Southington Citizen 05/14/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stamford Advocate 01/17/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stamford Stamford Advocate 04/05/1829 – 08/18/1904 Newspaper Archives
Stamford Stamford Daily Voice 06/30/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stamford Daily Advocate 05/01/1979 – 12/31/2004 Newspaper Archives
Stamford Advocate, The: Web Edition Articles 12/01/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stonington Impartial Journal 10/08/1799 – 03/06/1804 Newspaper Archives
Stonington Journal of the Times 10/10/1798 – 09/17/1799 Newspaper Archives
Stonington America’s Friend 07/29/1807 – 09/28/1808 Newspaper Archives
Stonington Yankee 02/16/1825 – 06/22/1825 Newspaper Archives
Stonington-Port Patriot 07/24/1801 – 02/11/1803 Newspaper Archives
Stratford Stratford Star 12/06/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Suffield Impartial Herald 06/14/1797 – 06/11/1799 Newspaper Archives
Torrington Register Citizen 10/25/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Trumbull Trumbull Times 12/06/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waterbury Republican-American 06/25/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Watertown Town Times 08/31/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Weston Weston Forum 12/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Weston-Easton Weston-Easton Daily Voice 05/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westport Westport Daily Voice 05/11/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westport Westport News 09/18/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Willimantic Willimantic Journal 10/05/1865 – 12/13/1866 Newspaper Archives
Wilton Wilton Bulletin 05/22/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wilton Wilton Daily Voice 05/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Windham Advertiser 05/07/1818 – 03/11/1819 Newspaper Archives
Windham Political Visitant 05/15/1820 – 05/15/1820 Newspaper Archives
Windham Register 03/13/1817 – 01/01/1818 Newspaper Archives
Windham Windham Herald 03/12/1791 – 12/31/1812 Newspaper Archives

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January Update: GenealogyBank Just Added 27 Million More Records!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available online. We just completed adding 27 million more U.S. genealogy records, vastly increasing our content coverage from coast to coast!

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Here are some of the details about our most recent U.S. newspaper additions:

  • A total of 13 newspaper titles from 5 U.S. states
  • 9 of these titles are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time
  • We’ve shown the newspaper issue date ranges so that you can determine if the newly added content is relevant to your personal genealogy research

To see our newspaper archives’ complete title lists, click here.

State City Title Coverage Added Collection
California Riverside Riverside Daily Press 01/01/1941 – 01/28/1941 Newspaper Archives
Louisiana New Orleans Louisiana Advertiser 08/18/1826 – 08/18/1826 Newspaper Archives
Louisiana New Orleans Times-Picayune 11/02/1850 – 03/28/1922 Newspaper Archives
Minnesota Faribault Faribault Daily News New! 07/10/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
New York Brooklyn Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic New! 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
New York Brooklyn Bay Ridge Courier New! 08/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
New York Brooklyn Brooklyn Courier New! 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
New York New York East Villager New! 12/16/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
New York Brooklyn Kings Courier New! 09/30/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
New York Brooklyn Mill-Marine Courier New! 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 06/09/1964 – 07/15/1964 Newspaper Archives
Wisconsin Minocqua Lakeland Times New! 03/13/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wisconsin Rhinelander Northwoods River News New! 11/15/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries

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GenealogyBank adds millions of new records monthly, so keep searching. And good luck with your family history research!

Michigan Archives: 159 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Michigan became the nation’s 26th state when it joined the Union on 26 January 1837. Known as the “Great Lakes State” because of its unique position of being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan is the 11th largest state in the country and the 10th most populous.

Photo: Michigan state capitol, Lansing, Michigan

Photo: Michigan state capitol, Lansing, Michigan. Credit: Criticalthinker; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Michigan, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MI newspaper archives: 159 titles to help you search your family history in the “Wolverine State,” providing coverage from 1817 to Today. There are more than 32 million articles and records in our online Michigan newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Michigan ancestors in these MI newspapers. Our Michigan newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Michigan Newspaper Archives (1817 – 1995)

Search Michigan Recent Obituaries (1995 – Current)

Illustration: Michigan state flag

Illustration: Michigan state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Michigan newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The MI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Adrian Daily Telegram 01/03/1893 – 12/28/1922 Newspaper Archives
Adrian Daily Telegram 12/09/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Adrian Tri=weekly Telegram 09/25/1900 – 01/01/1903 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News 04/03/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News: Web Edition Articles 07/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Argus 11/16/1898 – 06/24/1907 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Times 09/01/1903 – 05/02/1908 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News 01/02/1909 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News Argus 06/25/1907 – 05/02/1908 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Michigan Argus 10/17/1879 – 12/27/1907 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor True Democrat 12/19/1845 – 03/08/1849 Newspaper Archives
Bad Axe Huron Daily Tribune 12/17/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baldwin Lake County Star 01/01/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay City Bay City Times 01/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay City Bay City Times, The: Web Edition Articles 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay City Bay City Times 01/02/1889 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Big Rapids Pioneer 04/02/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bronson Bronson Journal 03/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Caro Tuscola County Advertiser 09/26/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cassopolis Cassopolis Vigilant 07/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charlevoix Charlevoix Courier 01/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cheboygan Cheboygan Daily Tribune 10/30/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clare Clare County Review 09/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coldwater Coldwater Daily Reporter 11/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coldwater Coldwater Sentinel 04/16/1841 – 05/26/1854 Newspaper Archives
Coldwater Coldwater Sentinel 04/20/1866 – 11/11/1870 Newspaper Archives
Dearborn Arab American News 10/27/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Associated Newspapers of Michigan 07/20/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Detroit Independent 01/13/1923 – 01/13/1923 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit Informer 01/13/1900 – 01/13/1900 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroiter Abend-Post 08/18/1929 – 08/18/1929 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit News 01/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Detroit News, The: Web Edition Articles 10/28/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Herold 01/06/1911 – 12/29/1911 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Plaindealer 09/20/1889 – 05/19/1893 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Metro Times 08/04/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Michigan Chronicle 08/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Weekly Detroit Free Press 01/02/1886 – 06/04/1887 Newspaper Archives
Detroit South End, The: Wayne State University 05/05/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Detroit Gazette 07/25/1817 – 04/22/1830 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Michigan Herald 09/13/1826 – 04/30/1829 Newspaper Archives
Dowagiac Dowagiac Daily News 07/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Edwardsburg Edwardsburg Argus 07/20/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fenton Tri-County Times 03/23/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge Woodward Talk 05/19/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Burton News 08/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Clio Messenger 04/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Davison Flagstaff 06/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Journal 01/03/1898 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Flint Fenton Press 07/24/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Journal 04/03/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Journal, The: Web Edition Articles 10/15/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Township News 03/21/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flushing Observer 10/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Grand Blanc News 06/12/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Swartz Creek News 04/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frankfort Benzie County Record Patriot 06/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fraser Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle 02/23/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gaylord Gaylord Herald Times 01/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gladwin Record & Clarion 10/06/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Haven Grand Haven Tribune 01/02/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Afro-American Gazette 01/01/1991 – 08/07/1995 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Cadence Advance 10/10/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Herald 01/01/1898 – 12/31/1900 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Press 01/11/1893 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Press 07/25/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Press, The: Web Edition Articles 10/18/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Times 01/30/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hart Oceana’s Herald-Journal 01/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hastings Hastings Banner 07/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hillsdale Hillsdale Daily News 05/25/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Holland Holland Sentinel 07/25/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Holland myZeeland 11/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Homer Homer Index 05/02/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hudsonville Grand Valley Advance 11/19/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ionia Sentinel-Standard 12/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Jackson Citizen 08/15/1849 – 10/16/1903 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson Citizen Patriot 03/27/1865 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson Citizen Patriot 01/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Jackson Citizen Patriot: Web Edition Articles 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jenison On-the-Town 12/01/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jonesville Jonesville Independent 04/08/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Evening Telegraph 11/02/1900 – 11/02/1900 Newspaper Archives
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette 03/26/1872 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette 01/23/1837 – 12/31/1897 Newspaper Archives
Kalamazoo Hometown Gazette 03/26/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette: Web Edition Articles 10/19/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Western Herald 09/14/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kentwood Southeast Advance 09/30/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Odessa Lakewood News 07/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lansing Lansing City Pulse 03/03/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lansing New Citizens Press 07/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lowell Lowell Ledger 07/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ludington Ludington Daily News 02/05/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Macomb Macomb Township Chronicle 03/24/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madison Madison-Park News 03/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Manistee Manistee News Advocate 03/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marion Marion Press 03/19/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marlette Marlette Leader 03/02/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Middleville, Caledonia Sun & News 07/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Midland Midland Daily News 06/20/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monroe Monroe News 10/31/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mount Pleasant Morning Sun 07/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle 07/03/1879 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle 01/03/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle, The: Web Edition Articles 10/17/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle 01/30/1869 – 05/04/1905 Newspaper Archives
New Buffalo Harbor Country News 04/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Niles Niles Daily Star 07/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ontonagon Lake Superior Miner 10/06/1855 – 09/10/1870 Newspaper Archives
Owosso Argus-Press 02/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Petoskey Petoskey News-Review 04/16/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pontiac Oakland Press 08/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Portage Portage Gazette 02/12/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Reed City Herald Review 04/04/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Reed City Pioneer – Osceola Edition 06/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rochester Rochester Post 06/21/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rockford Northeast Advance 10/15/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Royal Oak Royal Oak Review 10/08/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saginaw Saginaw News 05/02/1881 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Saginaw Saginaw News 11/16/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saginaw Saginaw News: Web Edition Articles 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News 01/26/1901 – 02/02/1924 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sault Ste. Marie Lake Superior News and Mining Journal 06/12/1847 – 11/11/1848 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Sault St. Marie News 01/07/1888 – 12/29/1900 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie Democrat 05/12/1887 – 12/29/1887 Newspaper Archives
Shelby, Utica Shelby-Utica News 02/17/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southfield Detroit Jewish News 02/23/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southfield Southfield Sun 08/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sparta, Kent City Northwest Advance 08/18/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Clair Shores St. Clair Shores Sentinel 01/23/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. James Daily Northern Islander 05/01/1856 – 06/20/1856 Newspaper Archives
St. James Northern Islander 12/12/1850 – 06/19/1856 Newspaper Archives
St. Joseph Herald-Palladium 04/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
State-Wide County mlive.com: Blogs 08/05/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sterling Heights Sterling Heights Sentry 02/05/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sturgis Sturgis Journal 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Temperance Bedford Now 08/03/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Traverse City Grand Traverse Herald 02/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Traverse City Traverse City Record-Eagle 10/18/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Troy Troy Times 06/04/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vassar Vassar Pioneer Times 03/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vermontville, Nashville Maple Valley News 07/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vicksburg Commercial-Express 01/22/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Advertiser Times 08/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren C&G Newspapers Web Exclusive Articles 01/13/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Farmington Press 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal 03/02/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider 09/04/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Warren Weekly 05/15/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wayland Penasee Globe 12/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
West Bloomfield West Bloomfield Beacon 02/22/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Whitehall White Lake Beacon 02/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wyoming Southwest Advance 12/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ypsilanti Eastern Echo: Eastern Michigan University 11/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Commerical 03/11/1864 – 08/25/1898 Newspaper Archives

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Amelia Earhart: First Solo Flight from Hawaii to California

Amelia Earhart electrified the world during the 1920s and ’30s with her daring feats of flying and the many aviation records she set. In 1932 she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic – for this 15-hour feat of endurance and pluck she became the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross. That same year, she became the first woman to fly nonstop across the U.S.

Photo: Amelia Earhart, c. 1928

Photo: Amelia Earhart, c. 1928. Source: U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Then, on this day in 1935, Earhart took off from Hawaii and became the first pilot, male or female, to fly solo from Hawaii to California, accomplishing this unprecedented feat in a grueling 18 hours.

Earhart was an established celebrity by the time of her 1935 Hawaii-California flight, with huge crowds greeting her public appearances and record-setting flights. During the last three hours of her Hawaii-California flight there had been no radio contact with her, yet when she landed in Oakland, California, on January 12 a rapturous crowd of 5,000 people awaited her, showering her and her plane with flowers and eagerly reaching to shake her hand.

Earhart’s record-setting flight was big news at the time, and was featured prominently on the front pages of the nation’s newspapers – such as this one from South Dakota.

article about Amelia Earhart’s solo flight from Hawaii to California in 1935, Aberdeen Daily News newspaper article 13 January 1935

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, South Dakota), 13 January 1935, page 1

This article gave details of her challenging flight, and the wild, cheering reception she received when she finally landed.

article about Amelia Earhart’s solo flight from Hawaii to California in 1935, Aberdeen Daily News newspaper article 13 January 1935

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, South Dakota), 13 January 1935, page 1

Here is a transcription of this newspaper article:

Amelia Earhart Completes Flight to U.S.

Finishes First Solo Flight in 18 Hours Time

‘Lady Lindy’ Expresses Weariness as Wheels Touch Earth of Airport
Had No Major Trouble
Declares Pacific Crossing Worst than Atlantic; Prophesies Airways

By Louis Ashlock
(Copyright, 1935, by the AP)

Oakland, Calif., Jan. 12—(AP)—Amelia Earhart Putnam, ocean-conquering aviatrix, flashed into Oakland today to complete the first solo flight ever made between Hawaii and California—and hastily combed her tousled blonde hair before turning to face a madly cheering, milling crowd.

“I’m tired,” said the famous holder of many aviation records as she popped her head out of the cockpit, saw the crowd and reached for her comb.

The wheels of her swift red monoplane touched dry land at 1:31 p.m. PST (3:31 p.m. CST), just 18 hours and 16 minutes after her exciting takeoff from Wheeler Field, 25 miles out of Honolulu and 2,408 miles from Oakland. Two hours after landing she went to bed without benefit of negligee, in an Oakland hotel.

Host of Honors

Not satisfied with two aerial trips across the Atlantic and a host of other aviation honors, the 36-year-old aviatrix challenged the Pacific as has no other man or woman. She came through neatly but only after fighting a variety of weather and giving California watchers an uneasy three hours during which her position was not known.

“It was worse than the Atlantic flight,” she said. “There was no purpose or reason for it.”

Asked about reports that she was considering continuing on to Chicago or Washington immediately, she smiled mysteriously and said: “Well, I’ll have to check the weather before hopping, but I won’t be going for three or four hours.”

But Miss Earhart appeared pretty tired and the circumstances discounted the idea. Airport attendants said she had left instructions not to refuel her plane. Weather conditions to the east were reported unfavorable.

For three hours California coastal cities had been awaiting her, and when she swooped down on the airport she took the crowd by surprise.

Greeted by Crowd

A mighty cheer arose from the 5,000 persons assembled at the field. The crowd surged toward the plane and stopped little short of its whirring propeller blades.

It was at that point feminine instinct got the better of the globetrotting flier and she reached for the comb.

They pushed her plane into a hangar and closed the doors against the admiring crowd but only after many had succeeded in grasping her hand and shouting words of praise at her.

“I don’t want to sit down,” she said firmly when an attendant saw her fatigue and offered her a chair. “I’ve been sitting down a long time.”

Someone mentioned that she had not been heard from for a considerable time before landing; that there were reports she was battling fog; had strayed from her course; that her gasoline was running low before she reached the coast. They asked if she had been worried.

“Worried?” she echoed. “Oh, I thought I would like to have the sight of land a couple of times.”

First Saw Land

Miss Earhart asserted she never was lost but said she veered south of her course and first sighted land about 60 miles south of San Francisco.

“I wasn’t sure that it was land I sighted,” she said. “I throttled back my motor purposely to save fuel and I don’t understand why anyone should have been worried about me. The reason I didn’t give my position was because I didn’t “shoot” the stars (with a sextant) and therefore couldn’t give it.”

An interviewer mentioned seeing a rainbow over the Golden Gate as Miss Earhart was nearing the coast.

“Oh, rainbows!” she exclaimed. “I flew through many of them.

“I wasted a lot of time because some of the equipment was new, and a new type of compass threw me off. The ventilators blew off and this bothered me considerably also.”

Motor Never Faltered

“But the motor functioned perfectly and it was only little things, like the ventilator, that bothered me.

“I had a lot of sandwiches with me but I didn’t eat any of them. I did eat a hard-boiled egg, which was quite a luxury, and drank some tomato juice. I feel just filthy and I want a bath.”

Miss Earhart said commercial flights between the islands and California were “entirely feasible.”

“They are inevitable,” she said, “and we’ll be flying everywhere in a short time.”

Asked about the three hours during which the outside world heard little or nothing from her plane she said: “I listened to a message broadcast from my husband (George Palmer Putnam, New York publisher) and was greatly cheered by his voice. I also listened to musical programs broadcast throughout the night.”

Miss Earhart said she believed the use of two-way voice radio communication was advisable for planes making distance flights. This type of radio was a portion of her elaborate equipment.

As she snuggled down into a soft bed in her hotel room she sighed and said:

Needs Sleep

“I want sleep more than anything else.”

In a moment she was sleeping deeply and hotel attaches said she planned to slumber two to six hours—“or maybe more.”

The finale of the epochal flight was short as it was swift. On reaching the coast she made a bee-line northward for the airport.

She didn’t waste a foot of distance or a second of time. She did not circle the field as a gesture of delight over her extraordinary and exciting feat. She slid straight down to the runway and drove the plane to the doors of a hangar.

For a moment it looked like the crowd might jam madly into the propeller but it stopped just short of the danger line.

The field was a bedlam of noise, cheers and action, colored with uncounted bouquets of American beauty roses and other flowers for the woman who became “one up” on the male flying fraternity.

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Arkansas Archives: 86 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Arkansas became the nation’s 25th state when it joined the Union on 15 June 1836. Arkansas (whose pronunciation with the final “s” being silent was made official by the state legislature in 1881) is the 29th largest state in the country and the 33rd most populous.

Photo: Cedar Falls at the end of the Cedar Falls Trail, located in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas

Photo: Cedar Falls at the end of the Cedar Falls Trail, located in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas. Credit: Brandonrush; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Arkansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AR newspaper archives: 86 titles to help you search your family history in the “Natural State,” providing coverage from 1819 to Today. There are more than 3.7 million articles and records in our online Arkansas newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Arkansas ancestors in these AR newspapers. Our Arkansas newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Arkansas Newspaper Archives (1819 – 1999)

Search Arkansas Recent Obituaries (1999 – Current)

Illustration: Arkansas state flag

Illustration: Arkansas state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Arkansas newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The AR newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald 03/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bella Vista Weekly Vista 11/23/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Benton Saline Courier 05/08/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bentonville Benton County Daily Record 01/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Booneville Booneville Democrat 10/23/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cabot Cabot Star-Herald 08/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camden Camden News 12/02/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camden Ouachita Herald 05/22/1856 – 03/30/1861 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Carlisle Independent 06/06/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charleston Charleston Express 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clinton Van Buren County Democrat 01/26/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denson Denson Tribune 03/02/1943 – 06/06/1944 Newspaper Archives
El Dorado El Dorado News-Times 01/04/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Farmington Washington County Enterprise-Leader 11/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times 01/02/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville NWAOnline: Web Edition Articles 07/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Whole Hog Sports 04/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forrest City Homeland 10/01/1991 – 07/01/1999 Newspaper Archives
Fort Chaffee Helping Hand 05/02/1975 – 12/19/1975 Newspaper Archives
Fort Smith Times Record 10/13/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Smith Fort Smith New Era 01/20/1869 – 05/12/1880 Newspaper Archives
Gravette Westside Eagle Observer 08/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwood Greenwood Democrat 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Heber Springs Jacksonian 11/27/1890 – 05/31/1894 Newspaper Archives
Heber Springs Sun Times 11/13/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Helena Western Clarion 04/01/1865 – 12/16/1865 Newspaper Archives
Helena, West Helena Daily World 02/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hope Hope Star 10/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hot Springs Hot Springs Village Voice 09/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hot Springs Sentinel-Record 03/01/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hot Springs Sentinel=Record 01/01/1962 – 12/31/1964 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Jacksonville Patriot 04/18/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily News 10/19/1908 – 05/31/1910 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily Times-Enterprise 09/03/1904 – 10/16/1908 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily Tribune 01/01/1910 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Evening Sun 12/08/1904 – 12/27/1922 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Sun 03/03/1904 – 02/21/1923 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Times-Enterprise 05/18/1905 – 01/16/1908 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Tribune 06/01/1905 – 02/17/1921 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Sun 08/25/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 10/30/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Web Edition Articles 03/30/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Times 07/07/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Times: Blogs 04/12/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock ARPreps 05/28/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock American Guide 01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Freeman 10/05/1869 – 10/05/1869 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Gazette 12/23/1820 – 11/01/1908 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Weekly Mansion 06/23/1883 – 04/19/1884 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Star 09/07/1839 – 02/01/1841 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas State Press 05/09/1941 – 10/30/1959 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Weekly Arkansas Gazette 11/20/1819 – 05/25/1876 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Whig 05/22/1851 – 05/24/1855 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Morning Republican 11/25/1867 – 06/03/1874 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Southern Mediator Journal 06/22/1962 – 02/25/1966 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Advocate 07/28/1830 – 03/27/1833 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Times and Advocate 05/01/1837 – 03/11/1844 Newspaper Archives
Lonoke Lonoke Democrat 03/21/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Magnolia Banner-News 11/19/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Malvern Malvern Daily Record 08/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Maumelle Maumelle Monitor 10/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
McGehee Rohwer Outpost 10/24/1942 – 07/21/1945 Newspaper Archives
McGehee Rohwer Relocator 08/01/1945 – 11/09/1945 Newspaper Archives
Newport Newport Independent 01/25/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
North Little Rock Times 10/12/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paragould Paragould Daily Press 07/11/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paris Paris Express 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pea Ridge Times of Northeast Benton County 10/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Weekly Herald 01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Commercial 10/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prescott Gurdon Times 12/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prescott Nevada County Picayune 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rogers Rogers Morning News 10/26/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Russellville Courier 08/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Searcy Daily Citizen 08/26/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sherwood Sherwood Voice 06/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Siloam Springs Siloam Springs Herald-Leader 12/28/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Springdale Springdale Morning News 10/26/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Springdale, Rogers Morning News of Northwest Arkansas 10/23/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stuttgart Stuttgart Daily Leader 03/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Van Buren Alma Journal 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer 02/15/1845 – 10/01/1858 Newspaper Archives
Van Buren Press Argus Courier 10/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
White Hall White Hall Journal 09/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
White Hall White Hall Progress 11/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries

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Idaho Archives: 35 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Idaho became the nation’s 43rd state when it joined the Union on 3 July 1890. A mountainous state with large areas of wilderness, Idaho is the 14th largest state in the country and the 39th most populous.

Photo of Yellow Bells at City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

Photo: Yellow Bells at City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho. Credit: Wallace Keck, Park Superintendent, City of Rocks National Reserve; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ID newspaper archives: 35 titles to help you search your family history in the “Gem State,” providing coverage from 1864 to Today. There are more than 13.7 million articles and records in our online Idaho newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Idaho ancestors in these ID newspapers. Our Idaho newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Idaho Newspaper Archives (1864 – 1976)

Search Idaho Recent Obituaries (1989 – Current)

Illustration of the Idaho state flag

Illustration: Idaho state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Idaho newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The ID newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Blackfoot Blackfoot Register 07/10/1880 – 03/22/1884 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Morning News 08/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Evening Bulletin 02/21/1903 – 02/21/1903 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman 07/26/1864 – 01/01/1953 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman 01/26/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Idaho Democrat 01/28/1871 – 06/28/1871 Newspaper Archives
Bonners Ferry Bonners Ferry Herald 10/05/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Challis Challis Messenger 03/17/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene Press 10/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coeur d’Alene Idaho Spokesman-Review 07/03/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hunt Minidoka Irrigator 09/10/1942 – 07/28/1945 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Citizen 03/11/1907 – 04/01/1907 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Falls Times 07/09/1891 – 09/16/1920 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Register 04/04/1885 – 10/31/1916 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Post Register 01/02/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kellogg Shoshone News-Press 04/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewiston Lewiston Morning Tribune 12/01/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewiston Lewiston Tribune 08/01/1964 – 05/31/1976 Newspaper Archives
Moscow Moscow-Pullman Daily News 01/01/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nampa Idaho Press-Tribune 07/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Payette Independent Enterprise 05/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pocatello Idaho State Journal 06/27/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Priest River Priest River Times 06/05/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rathdrum Kootenai Courier 06/29/1889 – 06/21/1890 Newspaper Archives
Rigby Jefferson Star 07/25/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ruby City Owyhee Avalanche 08/19/1865 – 08/11/1866 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Idaho Recorder 12/12/1889 – 05/04/1892 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Semi-weekly Mining News 08/11/1867 – 08/11/1867 Newspaper Archives
Sandpoint Bonner County Daily Bee 03/02/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shelley Shelley Pioneer 08/29/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Silver City Owyhee Avalanche 08/18/1866 – 12/28/1900 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Daily Avalanche 10/17/1874 – 04/26/1876 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave 12/15/1868 – 02/10/1870 Newspaper Archives
Twin Falls Twin Falls Daily News 04/08/1918 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Twin Falls Times-News 08/19/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries

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Louisiana Archives: 97 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Louisiana became the nation’s 18th state when it joined the Union on 30 April 1812. Famous, among other things, for the multi-cultural melting pot that is New Orleans, Louisiana is the 31st largest state in the country and the 25th most populous.

photo of a Louisiana entrance sign off Interstate 20 in Madison Parish, east of Tallulah

Photo: Louisiana entrance sign off Interstate 20 in Madison Parish, east of Tallulah. Credit: Billy Hathorn; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Louisiana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online LA newspaper archives: 97 titles to help you search your family history in the “Pelican State,” providing coverage from 1803 to Today. There are more than 167 million articles and records in our online Louisiana newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Louisiana ancestors in these LA newspapers. Our Louisiana newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Louisiana Newspaper Archives (1803 – 1991)

Search Louisiana Recent Obituaries (1986 – Current)

illustration of the Louisiana state flag

Illustration: Louisiana state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Louisiana newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The LA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Abbeville Abbeville Meridional 06/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Abbeville, Gueydan, Kaplan Vermilion Today 07/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Alexandria Louisiana Herald 03/20/1819 – 06/30/1824 Newspaper Archives
Alexandria Louisiana Planter 05/15/1810 – 05/15/1810 Newspaper Archives
Alexandria Louisiana Rambler 03/28/1818 – 04/11/1818 Newspaper Archives
Amite Amite-Tangi Digest 08/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arabi St. Bernard Voice 07/24/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ascension Gonzales Weekly Citizen 05/02/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bastrop Bastrop Daily Enterprise 06/27/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge Advocate 01/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge Advocate 07/19/1925 – 12/31/1985 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Community Leader 06/16/1985 – 06/16/1985 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Daily Advocate 01/02/1854 – 10/31/1906 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Daily State 08/01/1906 – 07/16/1910 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Observer 01/13/1900 – 01/13/1900 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge State Times Advocate 01/01/1909 – 10/02/1991 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Weekly Advocate 12/24/1845 – 10/31/1903 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge State-Times 01/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge Advocate Extra 10/09/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Belle Chasse Plaquemines Gazette 07/28/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bogalusa Daily News 01/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bossier City Bossier Press-Tribune 02/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clinton Watchman 12/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Covington St. Tammany News 02/17/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crowley Crowley Post-Signal 10/14/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crowley, Rayne Acadia Parish Today 06/21/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
De Ridder Beauregard Daily News 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Donaldsonville Donaldsonville Chief 06/11/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eunice Eunice News 03/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Polk Fort Polk Guardian 11/04/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Franklin Franklin Banner-Tribune 12/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greensburg St. Helena Echo 12/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gueydan Gueydan Journal 09/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hammond Daily Star 04/23/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kaplan Kaplan Herald 05/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Place L’Observateur 01/14/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lafayette Acadiana Advocate 12/13/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Arthur Lake Arthur Sun-Times 08/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Charles American Press 09/14/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Leesville Leesville Daily Leader 07/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marksville Avoyelles Journal, Marksville Weekly News, Bunkie Record 11/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Minden Minden Press-Herald 09/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Morgan City Daily Review 05/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Natchitoches Mexicano 06/19/1813 – 06/19/1813 Newspaper Archives
New Iberia Daily Iberian 01/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Abeille 01/03/1829 – 12/27/1831 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Black Republican 04/15/1865 – 05/20/1865 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Courrier de la Louisiane 01/01/1821 – 01/14/1824 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Daily Delta 06/17/1846 – 02/14/1863 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Daily True Delta 05/23/1857 – 12/31/1864 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Evening True Delta 05/27/1862 – 07/30/1862 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Gambit 09/04/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Inside New Orleans 05/01/1965 – 05/01/1965 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Jeffersonian 05/30/1842 – 05/30/1842 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Jeffersonian Republican 12/21/1844 – 03/30/1847 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans L’Union 09/27/1862 – 07/19/1864 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Louisiana Advertiser 04/19/1820 – 11/03/1827 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Louisiana State Gazette 05/28/1805 – 12/07/1826 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Misisipi 10/12/1808 – 10/12/1808 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Argus 11/18/1809 – 03/26/1834 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Daily Creole 07/01/1856 – 01/10/1857 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Times 01/01/1865 – 05/02/1898 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Tribune 07/21/1864 – 02/28/1869 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Weekly Times 02/18/1865 – 12/28/1867 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Orleans Gazette and Commercial Advertiser 12/20/1804 – 06/16/1820 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Advocate 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans NOLA Defender 03/13/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Sunday Delta 09/28/1856 – 03/25/1860 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Times-Picayune 01/25/1837 – 12/31/1988 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Louisianian 12/18/1870 – 06/17/1882 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Pelican 12/04/1886 – 11/23/1889 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Picayune 01/24/1842 – 06/09/1913 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Times-Picayune 04/16/1914 – 10/31/1918 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Times-Picayune 01/01/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Times-Picayune, The: Web Edition Articles 08/11/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Uptown Messenger 09/27/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Carillon 09/12/1869 – 05/02/1875 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Echo du Commerce 09/28/1808 – 09/28/1808 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Lanterne Magique 11/20/1808 – 11/20/1808 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Item 07/06/1877 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans States 01/01/1916 – 12/01/1928 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New-Orleans Daily Chronicle 07/14/1818 – 09/14/1819 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Telegraphe et le Commercial Advertiser 12/17/1803 – 09/04/1806 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans States-Item 01/02/1961 – 06/27/1966 Newspaper Archives
Plaquemine Plaquemine Post South 04/10/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rayne Rayne Acadian-Tribune 08/04/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rayville Richland Beacon-News 11/03/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Francisville Louisianian 05/08/1819 – 05/27/1820 Newspaper Archives
St. Francisville St. Francisville Democrat 12/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Francisville Time Piece 04/25/1811 – 01/17/1815 Newspaper Archives
St. Martinville Echo 03/15/1873 – 03/15/1873 Newspaper Archives
St. Martinville Teche News 11/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sulphur Southwest Daily News 03/26/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vidalia Concordia Eagle 10/02/1875 – 04/12/1883 Newspaper Archives
Ville Platte Ville Platte Gazette 11/25/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Zachary Zachary Plainsman-News 12/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Zachary Zachary Advocate and Plainsman 10/09/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries

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User Success Story: Debby Abad Breaks Through Her Brick Wall!

Every genealogist has experienced it: hitting the dreaded “brick wall” – when you reach a dead end in your family history research, unable to find any more records to fill in the missing names, dates or places of your ancestor’s story.

On the other hand, few genealogy stories are more encouraging than hearing of someone smashing through their brick wall, finally getting the answers they spent years searching for with equal measures of determination and frustration.

photo of a brick wall

Photo: brick wall. Credit: Pawel Wozniak; Wikimedia Commons.

It took Debby Abad 15 years, but she finally broke through her own brick wall. Here’s how she did it.

As Debby explains:

I have been searching for information on my great grandmother Nannie Willis, and my great uncle Cary Sprouse, for the last 15 years. Without a date, I could not apply for a death record.

Debby had been a member of GenealogyBank and found information about other members of her family, but after thoroughly searching its Historical Newspaper Archives could not find any articles about Nannie or Cary’s deaths – so she didn’t renew her membership.

Two years later, Debby learned that GenealogyBank is constantly adding new content every single day, adding millions more genealogy records and newspaper articles every month. Having been frustrated everywhere else she had looked, Debby decided to come back and give GenealogyBank one more try – and was glad she did!

As Debby wrote to us:

You can imagine my surprise when these articles popped up! I now had dates and could locate death records for my uncle and grandmother!!

Imagine her delight when she did a new search on her great grandmother Nannie Willis – and up popped the elusive record she had spent years looking for: her great grandmother’s obituary.

obituary for Nannie Willis, Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper article 9 February 1951

Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), 9 February 1951, page 34

Finally she knew the date of Nannie’s death: 7 February 1951. Not only did this obituary give her this important information, it was filled – as obituaries often are – with many more family history clues: the names of Nannie’s three surviving sons and the married names of her two surviving daughters, plus the fact that Nannie had 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Armed with this information, Debby now had many more directions in which to pursue her family history research.

Perhaps even more dramatic was what happened when Debby searched for her great uncle Cary Sprouse, trying once again to find out when – and how – he died. When this article popped up, Debby at long last had her answers.

obituary for Cary Sprouse, Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper article 13 August 1917

Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), 13 August 1917, page 7

There it was, the long-sought date of Cary’s death: 11 August 1917. And, like Nannie’s obituary, this article gives other family history clues: Cary was survived by his wife and three children, and his surviving brother and two sisters are named along with the cities where they lived. Now Debby had even more directions to pursue her family history research.

This article about her great uncle’s death makes an important point about using old newspapers for family history research: government records can give names and dates, but to learn something about our ancestors as people, and the individual lives they lived, we need their stories – and these stories are found in old newspapers.

Sometimes the stories we learn about our ancestors are not pretty, but they are real – and they’re our ancestors’ stories. In this case, Cary died a gruesome death by electrocution while trying to locate and fix a live wire that had fallen to the ground. The article gives some grisly details of Cary’s death, including the poignant detail of his having been found “lying prone upon his face with fingers on both hands dug into the ground” due to the agony of the electricity burning through his right foot and leg.

Not a comforting picture. But now, as Debby looks at Cary’s name and dates on her family tree, she at least knows the story of his death and can take comfort in the fact that he died doing his job, trying to restore power to his community.

Our congratulations to Debby for breaking through her genealogy brick wall, and our thanks for sharing her story with us and giving us permission to tell that story to our readers.

As we often remind readers here in the GenealogyBank Blog, it pays to redo your searches periodically in GenealogyBank. Just because you didn’t find something a week, month, or several months ago, doesn’t mean we don’t have something on your ancestors now. There is a feature on the newspapers’ search box that lets you search just on the content added since a certain time:

screenshot of GenealogyBank's newspaper search box showing the "added since" feature

GenealogyBank adds millions of new records monthly, so keep searching. And good luck!

Have you had success breaking through a genealogy brick wall in your family history research? If so, please tell us about it in the comments section.

Note: FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) and GenealogyBank are partnering to make over a billion records from recent and historical obituaries searchable online. The tremendous undertaking will make a billion records from over 100 million U.S. newspaper obituaries readily searchable online. The newspapers are from all 50 states and cover the period 1730 to the present.  Find out more at: http://www.genealogybank.com/family-search/

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