Alabama Archives: 136 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Alabama, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AL newspaper archives: 136 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: a stand of Cahaba lilies (Hymenocallis coronaria) in the Cahaba River, within the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama
Photo: a stand of Cahaba lilies (Hymenocallis coronaria) in the Cahaba River, within the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Alabama in these newspapers. Our AL newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 – 1992)

Search Alabama Obituaries (1833 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AlabasterAlabaster Reporter08/10/2008 – CurrentObituaries
AlbertvilleSand Mountain Reporter03/22/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Alexander CityAlexander City Outlook01/12/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Alexander CityLake Magazine05/05/2019 – CurrentObituaries
Alexander CityLake Martin Living07/13/2015 – CurrentObituaries
AndalusiaAndalusia Star-News07/02/2002 – CurrentObituaries
AnnistonAnniston Star10/01/1998 – CurrentObituaries
AnnistonJacksonville News08/27/1998 – 03/06/2018Obituaries
AthensNews-Courier02/01/2006 – CurrentObituaries
AtmoreAtmore Advance11/09/1999 – CurrentObituaries
BirminghamBirmingham News04/27/1993 – CurrentObituaries
BirminghamBirmingham News: Web Edition Articles08/22/2012 – CurrentObituaries
BirminghamBirmingham Times07/15/2010 – CurrentObituaries
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 – 05/15/1965866Newspaper Archives
BirminghamProgressive farmer and southern farm gazette01/08/1910 – 03/29/1913142Newspaper Archives
BirminghamAge-Herald08/01/1897 – 05/20/19021608Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham age-herald07/01/1894 – 10/03/1895421Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham state herald10/04/1895 – 07/31/1897567Newspaper Archives
BirminghamBirmingham Medical News02/07/2013 – CurrentObituaries
BlakeleyBlakeley Sun12/12/1818 – 06/02/181946Newspaper Archives
BrewtonBrewton Standard10/08/2014 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
ClantonPeach Living01/31/2019 – CurrentObituaries
ClantonNorth Chilton Advertiser08/18/2009 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbianaShelby County Reporter03/27/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Countyal.com: Blogs01/15/2007 – 02/22/2018Obituaries
CullmanCullman Times12/27/2007 – CurrentObituaries
CullmanNord Alabama Colonist07/01/1881 – 07/01/18811Newspaper Archives
DadevilleDadeville Record09/08/2010 – CurrentObituaries
DecaturDecatur Daily08/01/2006 – CurrentObituaries
DemopolisDemopolis Times04/10/2002 – CurrentObituaries
DemopolisBlackbelt Gazette05/25/2017 – CurrentObituaries
DothanDothan Eagle08/16/2005 – CurrentObituaries
EclecticEclectic Observer04/04/2013 – CurrentObituaries
EnterpriseEnterprise Ledger03/26/2008 – CurrentObituaries
EufaulaEufaula Tribune02/08/2011 – CurrentObituaries
FairhopePetal paper08/30/1956 – 12/05/1963260Newspaper Archives
FlorenceCourier Journal06/09/2010 – CurrentObituaries
FlorenceTimesDaily10/01/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Fort DepositLowndes Signal03/06/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Fort PayneTimes-Journal09/13/2003 – CurrentObituaries
GadsdenGadsden Times06/24/2016 – CurrentObituaries
GardendaleNorth Jefferson News06/27/2007 – 04/14/2020Obituaries
GreenvilleGreenville Advocate01/05/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Grove HillGrove Hill Herald03/06/1850 – 12/06/18545Newspaper Archives
Grove HillSouthern Recorder02/24/1847 – 11/07/18494Newspaper Archives
GuntersvilleAdvertiser-Gleam08/26/2014 – CurrentObituaries
HartselleHartselle Enquirer10/03/2014 – CurrentObituaries
HartselleMorgan Countian12/15/2010 – CurrentObituaries
HeflinCleburne News02/14/1999 – CurrentObituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times11/06/1991 – CurrentObituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times, The: Web Edition Articles09/30/2012 – CurrentObituaries
HuntsvilleHuntsville Times03/23/1928 – 12/31/199117871Newspaper 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 – 12/29/1894693Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville Star01/26/1900 – 01/26/19001Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleMadison Gazette10/19/1813 – 04/18/18152Newspaper Archives
HuntsvilleHuntsville News09/26/1981 – 09/30/19813Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville, PiedmontNews Journal04/04/2018 – CurrentObituaries
JasperDaily Mountain Eagle01/22/1998 – CurrentObituaries
LaFayetteLaFayette Sun10/10/2012 – CurrentObituaries
LanettValley Times-News03/18/1999 – CurrentObituaries
LeedsLeeds News02/04/2009 – 08/25/2011Obituaries
LivingstonSumter County Record-Journal03/02/2017 – CurrentObituaries
LuverneLuverne Journal06/03/2010 – 09/20/2018Obituaries
MadisonMadison County Record04/30/2010 – CurrentObituaries
MadisonMadison Weekly News07/15/2011 – 11/19/2018Obituaries
MadisonMadison Living09/08/2016 – 09/08/2016Obituaries
MadisonMadison Record09/21/2018 – CurrentObituaries
MarionAlabama Baptist03/10/1848 – 03/10/18481Newspaper Archives
MobilePress-Register11/01/1992 – CurrentObituaries
MobilePress-Register: Web Edition Articles10/01/2012 – CurrentObituaries
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 – 12/31/199210104Newspaper 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
MontgomeryAlabama State Journal07/11/1874 – 09/24/1876436Newspaper Archives
MoultonMoulton Advertiser09/06/2006 – CurrentObituaries
NotasulgaUniversalist Herald06/01/1874 – 06/01/18763Newspaper Archives
OpelikaOpelika-Auburn News01/30/2008 – CurrentObituaries
PelhamPelham Reporter07/15/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Pell CitySt. Clair News Aegis07/09/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Pell CitySt. Clair Times07/26/2001 – CurrentObituaries
PiedmontPiedmont Journal02/11/2010 – 01/18/2018Obituaries
RainsvilleWeekly Post03/15/2001 – 02/05/2010Obituaries
RussellvilleFranklin County Times10/06/2014 – CurrentObituaries
ScottsboroJackson County Sentinel09/28/2004 – CurrentObituaries
SelmaSelma Times-Journal10/02/2014 – CurrentObituaries
SelmaDaily Chattanooga Rebel11/21/1864 – 04/27/186512Newspaper Archives
SelmaSelma The Magazine07/07/2020 – CurrentObituaries
St. StephensHalcyon06/02/1818 – 11/27/182058Newspaper Archives
TalladegaDaily Home01/20/1999 – CurrentObituaries
TallasseeTallassee Tribune02/27/2013 – CurrentObituaries
TallasseeElmore County Living06/06/2017 – 01/07/2020Obituaries
TroyMessenger08/01/1999 – CurrentObituaries
TuscaloosaTuscaloosa News05/11/2008 – CurrentObituaries
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
TuscaloosaState journal & flag03/20/1846 – 12/25/184615Newspaper Archives
TuscumbiaNorth Alabamian11/17/1865 – 12/07/18663Newspaper Archives
WarriorAlabama Staats-Zeitung03/08/1876 – 03/08/18761Newspaper Archives
WarriorAlabama Tribune05/11/1876 – 05/11/18761Newspaper Archives
WetumpkaWetumpka Herald10/06/2014 – CurrentObituaries
WetumpkaState guard05/11/1847 – 10/24/184842Newspaper Archives

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