65 Arizona Newspapers Now Online for Your Genealogy Research

Arizona—the last contiguous state admitted into the Union—became the nation’s 48th state on 14 February 1912. The sixth largest state in the U.S., Arizona features such remarkable natural landmarks as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and the Petrified Forest.

photo of Cathedral Rock in Arizona
Photo: Cathedral Rock in Arizona. Credit: Ken Thomas; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Arizona, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Arizona newspaper archives: 65 titles to help you search your family history in the “Grand Canyon State,” providing coverage from 1866 to Today. There are more than 1.5 million newspaper articles and records in our online archives.

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

Search Arizona Newspaper Archives (1866 – 1977)

Search Arizona Recent Obituaries (1991 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Arizona newspapers in the 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 AZ newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range*


Apache JunctionEast Mesa Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionChandler Independent10/20/2010 – 3/30/2011Recent Obituaries
Apache JunctionQueen Creek Independent1/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Arizona CityArizona City Independent5/31/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BensonSan Pedro Valley News-Sun1/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bullhead CityMohave Valley Daily News10/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeTri-Valley Dispatch11/15/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeCasa Grande Dispatch5/13/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cave CreekSonoran News9/1/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeCoolidge Examiner1/9/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune6/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DouglasDouglas Dispatch9/24/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EloyEloy Enterprise1/9/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlagstaffArizona Daily Sun5/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GilbertGilbert Independent10/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendalePeoria Times1/17/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Star12/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Green ValleyGreen Valley News & Sun5/9/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Green ValleySahuarita Sun2/8/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KearnyCopper Basin News9/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaricopaMaricopa Monitor12/23/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaricopaCommunicator10/17/2009 – 2/9/2013Recent Obituaries
NogalesMonitor9/5/1890 – 9/5/1890Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales International12/18/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixWeekly Phoenix Herald1/2/1896 – 6/22/1899Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Republican6/29/1899 – 3/7/1901Newspaper Archives
PhoenixNorth Scottsdale Independent1/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixTown of Paradise Valley Independent1/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixArizona Informant5/4/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrescottPrescott Evening Courier1/5/1891 – 6/30/1908Newspaper Archives
PrescottWeekly Journal Miner1/10/1866 – 12/27/1899Newspaper Archives
SaffordEastern Arizona Courier2/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelPinal Nugget3/5/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelSan Manuel Miner3/26/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sierra VistaSierra Vista Herald4/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SonoitaBulletin1/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City-Youngtown Independent1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City West Independent1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CityPeoria Independent1/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySurprise Independent1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior Sun9/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TombstoneTombstone Prospector1/1/1889 – 6/30/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneWeekly Tombstone Epitaph5/1/1880 – 6/25/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Epitaph7/20/1880 – 11/30/1890Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Epitaph Prospector7/24/1880 – 8/12/1895Newspaper Archives
TombstoneDaily Tombstone3/21/1885 – 12/7/1886Newspaper Archives
TombstoneArizona Kicker12/6/1893 – 2/28/1894Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Daily Citizen7/5/1882 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucsonense3/17/1915 – 11/1/1931Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Weekly Star5/3/1877 – 10/7/1882Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Citizen and Weekly Tribune10/15/1870 – 7/29/1876Newspaper Archives
TucsonAmigos5/8/1975 – 12/21/1977Newspaper Archives
TucsonFronterizo1/9/1892 – 12/17/1892Newspaper Archives
TucsonDos Republicas8/23/1879 – 10/18/1879Newspaper Archives
TucsonAlianza8/23/1900 – 10/18/1900Newspaper Archives
TucsonFerrocarril5/17/1885 – 5/17/1885Newspaper Archives
TucsonIris6/19/1886 – 6/19/1886Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star1/3/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonExplorer1/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VailVail Sun3/24/2007 – 12/2/2008Recent Obituaries
WickenburgWickenburg Sun11/17/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WillcoxArizona Range News1/10/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Window RockNavajo Times10/16/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YumaSun5/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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