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

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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GenealogyBank adds 10 records to our online archives every second. Here is an advance peek at some of the newspapers that we are adding to our rapidly growing U.S. newspaper obituaries collection in the coming months, making millions more obituary and death records available for your family history research. Our new newspaper additions include multiple newspaper titles for Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky and Massachusetts.

NW Arkansas Times (Fayetteville, AR)
Obituaries: 3/27/2002 – 12/1/2011
Death Notices: 1/2/2001 – 10/30/2011

Times of Northeast Benton County (Pea Ridge, AR)
Obituaries:  02/15/2012 – Current
Death Notices:  02/15/2012 – Current

Washington County Enterprise-Leader (Farmington, AR)
Obituaries:  03/14/2012 – Current
Death Notices:  02/15/2012 – Current

Westside Eagle Observer (Gravette, AR)
Death Notices:  02/15/2012 – Current

Herald (Jasper, IN)
Obituaries: 7/30/2009 – 12/10/2010
Death Notices: 6/24/2009 – 1/11/2011

Perry County News (Tell City, IN)
Obituaries: 2/18/2009 – 1/27/2011
Death Notices: 11/13/2008 – 1/20/2011]

South Bend Tribune (IN)
Obituaries: 1/8/2008 – 12/29/2010
Death Notices: 1/2/2008 – 12/31/2010

Spencer County Journal-Democrat (Rockport, IN)
Obituaries: 10/8/2009 – 2/10/2011
Death Notices: 4/9/2009 – 1/20/2011

Wabash Plain Dealer (IN)
Obituaries: 7/11/2003 – 1/14/2011
Death Notices: 5/19/2003 – 1/5/2011

Cynthiana Democrat (KY)
Obituaries: 10/20/2008 – 2/23/2012
Death Notices: 10/8/2008 – 1/13/2011

Henry County Local (New Castle, KY)
Obituaries: 12/16/2008 – 2/3/2011
Death Notices: 10/9/2008 – 1/18/2011

Lebanon Enterprise (KY)Obituaries: added 10/14/2008 – 2/2/2011
Death Notices: 11/20/2007 – 1/19/2011

Gonzales Weekly Citizen (Ascension, LA)
Obituaries: 5/2/2001 – 1/26/2011
Death Notices: 2/5/2002 – 1/18/2011

Groton Landmark (Groton, MA)
Death Notices:  12/09/2011 – Current

Harvard Hillside (Harvard, MA)
Death Notices:  12/09/2011 – Current

Pepperell Free Press (Pepperell, MA)
Death Notices:  12/09/2011 – Current

Public Spirit (Ayer, MA)
Death Notices:  12/09/2011 – Current

Shirley Oracle (Shirley, MA)
Death Notices:  12/09/2011 – Current

Townsend Times (Townsend, MA)
Death Notices:  12/09/2011 – Current

Detroit News: Web Edition Articles (Detroit, MI)
Obituaries:  11/17/2011 – Current

McDonald County Press (Noel, Lanagan, MO)
Obituaries:  11/26/2009 – Current
Death Notices:  11/12/2009 – Current

Christian Science Monitor (National)
Obituaries:  05/07/1987 – Current

Bluffton News (Bluffton, OH)
Obituaries:  08/18/2011 – Current
Death Notices:  12/30/2010 – Current

North Baltimore News (North Baltimore, OH)
Death Notices:  08/25/2011 – Current

Brookfield-Elm Grove NOW: Blogs (Brookfield, WI)
Obituaries:  12/23/2010 – Current
Death Notices:  01/14/2010 – Current

La Crosse Tribune (WI)
Death Notices: 1/1/2003 – 12/31/2003

Visit our online obituary archives.