27 Oregon Newspapers Online: Obituaries, Historical Articles & More!

GenealogyBank’s online Oregon newspaper archives cover from 1858 right up to today, and include more than 56.4 million news articles and records—plenty of birth records, marriage announcements, obituaries and local news stories to help with your family history research in the “Beaver State.”

photo of the Oregon coast
Photo: Oregon coast. Credit: Wikipedia.

I grew up hearing my grandfather tell stories of Major Robert Rogers and his exploits in the French & Indian War, when he commanded the famous New Hampshire regiment “Roger’s Rangers.” According to Wikipedia, Rogers’s 1765 reference to “Oregon” was the first recorded use of that term.

Research your American ancestors’ lives from coast to coast. Find the old stories, now lost to your family, where they are still preserved—in newspapers. Discover these family stories, record them and pass them down. Make sure your ancestry is not lost to the rising generations.

Here is the complete list of the Oregon newspapers currently online in our newspaper archives, available for you to research your genealogy. Each title is an active link taking you to that Oregon newspaper’s search page, where you can search for articles about your ancestors by surname, location, dates, keywords and more.

CityNewspaperDate RangeCollection
AstoriaDaily Astorian5/28/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baker CityBaker City Herald1/1/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BendBulletin7/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookingsCurry Coastal Pilot4/27/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coos BayWorld3/2/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnterpriseWallowa County Chieftain6/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EugeneOregon State Journal3/12/1864 – 12/25/1880Newspaper Archives
EugeneRegister-Guard12/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hood RiverHood River News8/9/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
John DayBlue Mountain Eagle8/1/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KeizerKeizertimes9/10/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Klamath FallsHerald and News12/1/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La GrandeObserver6/19/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakeviewState Line Herald7/12/1879 – 6/5/1880Newspaper Archives
OntarioArgus Observer1/7/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PendletonEast Oregonian7/11/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandOregonian2/4/1861 – 12/31/1987Newspaper Archives
PortlandWeekly Oregonian12/4/1850 – 11/15/1862Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland New Age4/14/1900 – 3/30/1907Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Oregon Herald2/12/1871 – 10/9/1872Newspaper Archives
PortlandNew Age1/27/1900 – 4/7/1900Newspaper Archives
PortlandDemocratic Standard8/30/1854 – 2/16/1859Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregonian1/3/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandOregonian, The: Web Edition Articles10/16/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RedmondRedmond Spokesman1/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SalemCapital Press7/3/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
The DallesDalles Chronicle3/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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