Alabama Archives: 104 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Alabama, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AL newspaper archives: 104 titles to help you search your family history in the “Yellowhammer State,” providing coverage from 1813 to Today. There are more than 22 million articles and records in our online Alabama newspaper archives!

Photo: Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama
Photo: Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama. Credit: U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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

Search Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 – 2003)

Search Alabama Recent Obituaries (1991 – Current)

Illustration: Alabama state flag
Illustration: Alabama state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Alabama newspapers in the online 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 AL newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AlabasterAlabaster Reporter08/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlbertvilleSand Mountain Reporter03/22/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Alexander CityAlexander City Outlook01/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AndalusiaAndalusia Star-News07/02/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnnistonJacksonville News08/27/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnnistonAnniston Star10/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AthensNews-Courier02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AtmoreAtmore Advance11/09/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamWide-Awake01/24/1900 – 01/24/1900Newspaper Archives
BirminghamLabor Advocate06/29/1895 – 12/20/1902Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham Times07/15/2010 – 02/27/2013Recent Obituaries
BirminghamBirmingham News: Web Edition Articles08/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamBirmingham News04/27/1993 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamBirmingham Courier08/19/1899 – 09/12/1903Newspaper Archives
BirminghamAge-Herald07/01/1894 – 03/31/1901Newspaper Archives
BlakeleyBlakeley Sun12/12/1818 – 06/02/1819Newspaper Archives
BrewtonBrewton Standard10/08/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CahawbaCahawba Press and Alabama Intelligencer07/10/1819 – 05/14/1825Newspaper Archives
CahawbaAlabama Watchman08/08/1820 – 12/15/1820Newspaper Archives
ClaiborneAlabama Courier03/19/1819 – 10/15/1819Newspaper Archives
ClantonClanton Advertiser06/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbianaShelby County Reporter03/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CullmanNord Alabama Colonist07/01/1881 – 07/01/1881Newspaper Archives
CullmanCullman Times12/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DadevilleDadeville Record09/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DecaturDecatur Daily08/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DemopolisDemopolis Times04/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DothanDothan Eagle08/16/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EclecticEclectic Observer04/04/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnterpriseEnterprise Ledger03/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EufaulaEufaula Tribune02/08/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlorenceTimesDaily10/01/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlorenceCourier Journal06/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort DepositLowndes Signal03/06/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PayneTimes-Journal09/13/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GadsdenGadsden Times06/24/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GardendaleNorth Jefferson News06/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenvilleGreenville Advocate01/05/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grove HillSouthern Recorder02/24/1847 – 11/07/1849Newspaper Archives
Grove HillGrove Hill Herald03/06/1850 – 12/06/1854Newspaper Archives
GuntersvilleAdvertiser-Gleam08/26/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartselleHartselle Enquirer10/03/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HeflinCleburne News02/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntsvilleMadison Gazette10/19/1813 – 04/18/1815Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times, The: Web Edition Articles09/30/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times03/23/1928 – 09/30/1992Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times11/06/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Star01/26/1900 – 01/26/1900Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Gazette06/18/1881 – 12/29/1894Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Gazette12/21/1816 – 12/21/1816Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleDemocrat10/03/1833 – 10/03/1833Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleAlabama Republican04/18/1818 – 08/05/1819Newspaper Archives
JasperDaily Mountain Eagle01/22/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LanettValley Times-News03/18/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeedsLeeds News02/04/2009 – 08/25/2011Recent Obituaries
LuverneLuverne Journal06/03/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Weekly News07/15/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison County Record04/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarionAlabama Baptist03/10/1848 – 03/10/1848Newspaper Archives
MobileRegister Shipping List and Prices-Current02/21/1840 – 02/06/1841Newspaper Archives
MobilePrices Current and Shipping List of the Commercial Chronicle12/29/1838 – 12/29/1838Newspaper Archives
MobilePress-Register: Web Edition Articles10/01/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MobilePress-Register11/01/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MobileMobile Shipping and Commercial List01/11/1834 – 08/17/1838Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Register10/22/1833 – 02/19/2003Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Merchants’ Exchange Prices Current06/16/1860 – 11/10/1860Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Mercantile Advertiser10/07/1833 – 10/07/1833Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Journal of Commerce Letter-Sheet Price-Current11/11/1840 – 11/18/1854Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Gazette and Commercial Advertiser01/05/1820 – 12/29/1820Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Evening Telegraph11/03/1864 – 11/03/1864Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Evening News07/02/1862 – 10/22/1864Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Evening News07/10/1862 – 09/08/1862Newspaper Archives
MobileMerchants and Planters Price Current and Shipping List12/07/1839 – 09/01/1860Newspaper Archives
MobileCotton Prices Current01/17/1849 – 01/21/1851Newspaper Archives
MobileClay Banner02/26/1844 – 10/26/1844Newspaper Archives
MobileAlabama Staats-Zeitung01/10/1900 – 02/08/1917Newspaper Archives
MobileAlabama Planter07/21/1851 – 03/27/1858Newspaper Archives
MobileAdvertiser and Chronicle Prices Current and Shipping List05/20/1840 – 05/20/1840Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryMontgomery Enterprise01/26/1900 – 01/26/1900Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryMontgomery Advertiser05/11/1901 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryLoco-foco11/03/1840 – 11/03/1840Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryDaily Confederation05/01/1858 – 07/17/1860Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryDaily Alabama Journal04/14/1849 – 12/31/1853Newspaper Archives
MoultonMoulton Advertiser09/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NotasulgaUniversalist Herald06/01/1874 – 06/01/1876Newspaper Archives
OpelikaOpelika-Auburn News01/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PelhamPelham Reporter07/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pell CitySt. Clair Times07/26/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pell CitySt. Clair News Aegis07/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PiedmontPiedmont Journal02/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RainsvilleWeekly Post03/15/2001 – 02/05/2010Recent Obituaries
RussellvilleFranklin County Times10/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ScottsboroDaily Sentinel09/28/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SelmaSelma Times-Journal10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SelmaDaily Chattanooga Rebel11/21/1864 – 04/27/1865Newspaper Archives
St. StephensHalcyon06/02/1818 – 11/27/1820Newspaper Archives
TalladegaDaily Home01/20/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallasseeTallassee Tribune02/27/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TroyMessenger08/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TuscaloosaTuscaloosa News05/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TuscaloosaTuscaloosa Chronicle10/20/1827 – 10/27/1827Newspaper Archives
TuscaloosaAlabama Intelligencer and State Rights Expositor03/02/1833 – 12/05/1835Newspaper Archives
TuscumbiaNorth Alabamian11/17/1865 – 12/07/1866Newspaper Archives
WetumpkaWetumpka Herald10/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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