Alabama Archives: 127 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Alabama, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AL newspaper archives: 127 titles to help you search your family history in the “Yellowhammer State,” providing coverage from 1813 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Alabama newspaper archives!

Photo: the mountains of Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Alabama
Photo: the mountains of Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Credit: Alabamadem; Wikimedia Commons.

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 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AlabasterAlabaster Reporter08/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlbertvilleSand Mountain Reporter03/22/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Alexander CityAlexander City Outlook01/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Alexander CityLake Magazine05/05/2019 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Alexander CityLake Martin Living07/13/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AndalusiaAndalusia Star-News07/02/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnnistonAnniston Star10/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnnistonJacksonville News08/27/1998 – 03/06/2018Recent Obituaries
AthensNews-Courier02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AtmoreAtmore Advance11/09/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamBirmingham News04/27/1993 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamBirmingham News: Web Edition Articles08/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamBirmingham Times07/15/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BirminghamAge-Herald07/01/1894 – 03/31/19012124Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham Courier08/19/1899 – 09/12/19035Newspaper Archives
BirminghamLabor Advocate06/29/1895 – 12/20/1902234Newspaper Archives
BirminghamWide-Awake01/24/1900 – 01/24/19001Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham News01/01/1963 – 05/15/1965865Newspaper Archives
BirminghamProgressive farmer and southern farm gazette01/08/1910 – 03/29/1913142Newspaper Archives
BirminghamAge-Herald10/01/1897 – 12/31/189779Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham age-herald07/01/1894 – 10/03/1895330Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham state herald10/04/1895 – 03/31/1897462Newspaper Archives
BlakeleyBlakeley Sun12/12/1818 – 06/02/181946Newspaper Archives
BrewtonBrewton Standard10/08/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CahawbaAlabama Watchman08/08/1820 – 12/15/182014Newspaper Archives
CahawbaCahawba Press and Alabama Intelligencer07/10/1819 – 05/14/182513Newspaper Archives
ClaiborneAlabama Courier03/19/1819 – 10/15/18195Newspaper Archives
ClantonClanton Advertiser06/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClantonPeach Living01/31/2019 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClantonNorth Chilton Advertiser08/18/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbianaShelby County Reporter03/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CullmanCullman Times12/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CullmanNord Alabama Colonist07/01/1881 – 07/01/18811Newspaper Archives
DadevilleDadeville Record09/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DecaturDecatur Daily08/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DemopolisDemopolis Times04/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DemopolisBlackbelt Gazette05/25/2017 – 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
FairhopePetal paper08/30/1956 – 12/05/1963260Newspaper Archives
FlorenceCourier Journal06/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlorenceTimesDaily10/01/2002 – 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 HillGrove Hill Herald03/06/1850 – 12/06/18545Newspaper Archives
Grove HillSouthern Recorder02/24/1847 – 11/07/18494Newspaper Archives
GuntersvilleAdvertiser-Gleam08/26/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartselleHartselle Enquirer10/03/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartselleMorgan Countian12/15/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HeflinCleburne News02/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times11/06/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times, The: Web Edition Articles09/30/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times03/23/1928 – 12/31/199117822Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleAlabama Republican04/18/1818 – 08/05/18193Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleDemocrat10/03/1833 – 10/03/18331Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Gazette12/21/1816 – 12/21/18161Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Gazette06/18/1881 – 12/29/1894692Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Star01/26/1900 – 01/26/19001Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleMadison Gazette10/19/1813 – 04/18/18152Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville, PiedmontNews Journal04/04/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JasperDaily Mountain Eagle01/22/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaFayetteLaFayette Sun10/10/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LanettValley Times-News03/18/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeedsLeeds News02/04/2009 – 08/25/2011Recent Obituaries
LivingstonSumter County Record-Journal03/02/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LuverneLuverne Journal06/03/2010 – 09/20/2018Recent Obituaries
MadisonMadison County Record04/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Weekly News07/15/2011 – 11/19/2018Recent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Living09/08/2016 – 09/08/2016Recent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Record09/21/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarionAlabama Baptist03/10/1848 – 03/10/18481Newspaper Archives
MobilePress-Register11/01/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MobilePress-Register: Web Edition Articles10/01/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MobileAdvertiser and Chronicle Prices Current and Shipping List05/20/1840 – 05/20/18401Newspaper Archives
MobileAlabama Planter07/21/1851 – 03/27/185860Newspaper Archives
MobileAlabama Staats-Zeitung01/10/1900 – 02/08/191716Newspaper Archives
MobileClay Banner02/26/1844 – 10/26/184412Newspaper Archives
MobileCotton Prices Current01/17/1849 – 01/21/18515Newspaper Archives
MobileMerchants and Planters Price Current and Shipping List12/07/1839 – 09/01/1860216Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Evening News07/10/1862 – 09/08/18624Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Evening News07/02/1862 – 10/22/186412Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Evening Telegraph11/03/1864 – 11/03/18641Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Gazette and Commercial Advertiser01/05/1820 – 12/29/182038Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Journal of Commerce Letter-Sheet Price-Current11/11/1840 – 11/18/185419Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Mercantile Advertiser10/07/1833 – 10/07/18331Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Merchants’ Exchange Prices Current06/16/1860 – 11/10/186020Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Register10/22/1833 – 02/19/200310155Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile Shipping and Commercial List01/11/1834 – 08/17/18383Newspaper Archives
MobilePrices Current and Shipping List of the Commercial Chronicle12/29/1838 – 12/29/18381Newspaper Archives
MobileRegister Shipping List and Prices-Current02/21/1840 – 02/06/18412Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile daily commercial register and patriot05/15/1841 – 11/26/184169Newspaper Archives
MobileMobile register and journal12/02/1841 – 12/31/1846267Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryDaily Alabama Journal04/14/1849 – 12/31/1853797Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryDaily Confederation05/01/1858 – 07/17/1860643Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryLoco-foco11/03/1840 – 11/03/18401Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryMontgomery Advertiser05/11/1901 – 12/31/19227738Newspaper Archives
MontgomeryMontgomery Enterprise01/26/1900 – 01/26/19001Newspaper Archives
MoultonMoulton Advertiser09/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NotasulgaUniversalist Herald06/01/1874 – 06/01/18763Newspaper Archives
OpelikaOpelika-Auburn News01/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PelhamPelham Reporter07/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pell CitySt. Clair News Aegis07/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pell CitySt. Clair Times07/26/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PiedmontPiedmont Journal02/11/2010 – 01/18/2018Recent Obituaries
RainsvilleWeekly Post03/15/2001 – 02/05/2010Recent Obituaries
RussellvilleFranklin County Times10/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ScottsboroJackson County Sentinel09/28/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SelmaSelma Times-Journal10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SelmaDaily Chattanooga Rebel11/21/1864 – 04/27/186512Newspaper Archives
St. StephensHalcyon06/02/1818 – 11/27/182058Newspaper Archives
State-Wide Countyal.com: Blogs01/15/2007 – 02/22/2018Recent Obituaries
TalladegaDaily Home01/20/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallasseeTallassee Tribune02/27/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallasseeElmore County Living06/06/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TroyMessenger08/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TuscaloosaTuscaloosa News05/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TuscaloosaAlabama Intelligencer and State Rights Expositor03/02/1833 – 12/05/183514Newspaper Archives
TuscaloosaTuscaloosa Chronicle10/20/1827 – 10/27/18272Newspaper Archives
TuscaloosaAlabama state intelligencer01/01/1831 – 12/24/183150Newspaper Archives
TuscumbiaNorth Alabamian11/17/1865 – 12/07/18663Newspaper Archives
WetumpkaWetumpka Herald10/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WetumpkaState guard05/11/1847 – 10/24/184842Newspaper Archives

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