Although Alaska is the largest of the United States, it is the nation’s 4th least populous state. The territory was purchased from Russia on 30 March 1867 for the incredibly low price of only two cents per acre. Alaska became the 49th state when it was admitted into the Union on 3 January 1959.
If you are researching your ancestry from Alaska, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AK newspaper archives: 29 titles to help you search your family history in “The Last Frontier,” providing coverage from 1869 to Today. There are more than 1 million articles and records in our online Alaska newspaper archives!
Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Alaska ancestors in these AK newspapers. Our Alaska newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).
Here is a list of online Alaska newspapers in the historical 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 AK newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.
|Anchorage||Alaska Dispatch||10/15/2009 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Anchorage||Alaska Spotlight||07/28/1956 – 11/30/1968||Newspaper Archives|
|Anchorage||Arctic Sounder||06/28/2013 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Anchorage||Arctic Warrior, The: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson||06/03/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Anchorage||Bristol Bay Times & Dutch Harbor Fisherman||06/07/2013 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Anchorage||Anchorage Daily News: Web Edition Articles||12/17/2007 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Anchorage||Anchorage Daily News||10/03/1985 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Anchorage||Anchorage Gazette||12/01/1992 – 01/01/1993||Newspaper Archives|
|Anchorage||Anchorage Daily News||12/01/1970 – 12/30/1972||Newspaper Archives|
|Anchorage||Alaska Dispatch News||07/08/2014 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Bethel||Tundra Drums||11/28/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Bethel||Delta Discovery||07/15/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Cordova||Cordova Times||04/27/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Fairbanks||Fairbanks Daily News-Miner||09/17/2001 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Fairbanks||Fairbanks Daily News-Miner||11/29/1917 – 03/16/1928||Newspaper Archives|
|Fort Adams||Yukon Press||05/01/1894 – 05/01/1894||Newspaper Archives|
|Healy||Aurora Borealis||12/31/1898 – 03/01/1899||Newspaper Archives|
|Juneau||Daily Record-Miner||02/23/1903 – 05/08/1911||Newspaper Archives|
|Juneau||Juneau Empire||01/02/1998 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Juneau||Alaska Mining Record||03/26/1891 – 12/27/1899||Newspaper Archives|
|Juneau||Daily Alaska Dispatch||01/20/1900 – 09/28/1919||Newspaper Archives|
|Kenai||Peninsula Clarion||08/18/2006 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Kodiak||Kodiak Daily Mirror||01/10/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Nome||Nome Nugget||01/06/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Seward||Seward Phoenix LOG||08/25/2011 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Sitka||Alaska Times||11/06/1869 – 12/25/1869||Newspaper Archives|
|Sitka||Daily Sitka Sentinel||01/09/2008 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Sitka||Alaskan||11/07/1885 – 08/02/1893||Newspaper Archives|
|Wasilla||Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman||09/13/2002 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
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