Alaska Archives: 31 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Alaska, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AK newspaper archives: 31 titles to help you search your family history in “The Last Frontier,” providing coverage from 1869 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Alaska newspaper archives!

Photo: the Sterling Highway, near its intersection with the Seward Highway, Alaska
Photo: the Sterling Highway, near its intersection with the Seward Highway, Alaska. Credit: Steve Lyon; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Alaska Newspaper Archives (1869 – 1993)

Search Alaska Recent Obituaries (1985 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of Alaska 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 AK newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Anchorage Alaska Dispatch 10/15/2009 – 07/07/2014 Recent Obituaries
Anchorage Alaska Dispatch News 07/08/2014 – 11/16/2017 Recent Obituaries
Anchorage Anchorage Daily News 10/03/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anchorage Anchorage Daily News: Web Edition Articles 12/17/2007 – 06/28/2014 Recent Obituaries
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 Alaska Spotlight 07/28/1956 – 11/30/1968 12 Newspaper Archives
Anchorage Anchorage Daily News 12/01/1970 – 12/30/1972 743 Newspaper Archives
Anchorage Anchorage Gazette 12/01/1992 – 01/01/1993 2 Newspaper Archives
Bethel Delta Discovery 07/15/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bethel Tundra Drums 11/28/2011 – 02/18/2016 Recent Obituaries
Cordova Cordova Times 04/27/2011 – 12/15/2017 Recent Obituaries
Fairbanks Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 09/17/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fairbanks Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 11/29/1917 – 03/16/1928 90 Newspaper Archives
Fort Adams Yukon Press 05/01/1894 – 05/01/1894 1 Newspaper Archives
Healy Aurora Borealis 12/31/1898 – 03/01/1899 3 Newspaper Archives
Juneau Juneau Empire 01/02/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Juneau Alaska Mining Record 03/26/1891 – 12/27/1899 46 Newspaper Archives
Juneau Daily Alaska Dispatch 01/20/1900 – 09/28/1919 5723 Newspaper Archives
Juneau Daily Record-Miner 02/23/1903 – 05/08/1911 1607 Newspaper Archives
Kenai Peninsula Clarion 03/08/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kodiak Kodiak Daily Mirror 01/10/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nome Nome Nugget 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nome Nome Gold Digger 10/24/1900 – 10/24/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Seward Seward Phoenix LOG 08/25/2011 – 10/06/2016 Recent Obituaries
Sitka Daily Sitka Sentinel 01/09/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sitka Alaska Herald 09/26/1892 – 07/21/1894 2 Newspaper Archives
Sitka Alaska Times 11/06/1869 – 12/25/1869 4 Newspaper Archives
Sitka Alaskan 11/07/1885 – 08/02/1893 50 Newspaper Archives
Wasilla Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 09/13/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries

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