Alaska Archives: 44 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Alaska, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AK newspaper archives: 44 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: Alaska welcome sign
Photo: Alaska welcome sign. Credit: 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AnchorageAlaska Dispatch10/15/2009 – 07/07/2014Recent Obituaries
AnchorageAlaska Dispatch News07/08/2014 – 11/16/2017Recent Obituaries
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News10/03/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News: Web Edition Articles12/17/2007 – 06/28/2014Recent Obituaries
AnchorageArctic Sounder06/28/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnchorageArctic Warrior, The: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson06/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnchorageBristol Bay Times & Dutch Harbor Fisherman06/07/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnchorageAlaska Spotlight07/28/1956 – 11/30/196812Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News12/01/1970 – 12/30/1972743Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage Gazette12/01/1992 – 01/01/19932Newspaper Archives
BethelDelta Discovery07/15/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BethelTundra Drums11/28/2011 – 02/18/2016Recent Obituaries
CordovaCordova Times04/27/2011 – 12/15/2017Recent Obituaries
DouglasDouglas Island news11/23/1898 – 06/03/19211146Newspaper Archives
FairbanksFairbanks Daily News-Miner09/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairbanksFairbanks Daily News-Miner11/29/1917 – 03/16/192890Newspaper Archives
Fort AdamsYukon Press05/01/1894 – 05/01/18941Newspaper Archives
HealyAurora Borealis12/31/1898 – 03/01/18993Newspaper Archives
HomerHomer News10/04/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JuneauJuneau Empire01/02/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JuneauAlaska Mining Record03/26/1891 – 12/27/189946Newspaper Archives
JuneauDaily Alaska Dispatch01/20/1900 – 09/28/19195723Newspaper Archives
JuneauDaily Record-Miner02/23/1903 – 05/08/19111607Newspaper Archives
JuneauCapital City Weekly03/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JuneauAlaska daily empire11/02/1912 – 10/26/19181258Newspaper Archives
JuneauStroller’s weekly and Douglas Island news07/09/1921 – 12/30/192278Newspaper Archives
KenaiPeninsula Clarion03/08/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KodiakKodiak Daily Mirror01/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NomeNome Nugget01/06/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NomeNome Gold Digger10/24/1900 – 10/24/19001Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward Phoenix LOG08/25/2011 – 10/06/2016Recent Obituaries
SitkaDaily Sitka Sentinel01/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SitkaAlaska Herald09/26/1892 – 07/21/18942Newspaper Archives
SitkaAlaska Times11/06/1869 – 12/25/18694Newspaper Archives
SitkaAlaskan11/07/1885 – 08/02/189350Newspaper Archives
SitkaThlinget08/01/1908 – 06/01/191247Newspaper Archives
SkagwayDaily Alaskan07/02/1898 – 02/03/189912Newspaper Archives
SkagwayDaily Alaskan03/01/1904 – 12/30/19224943Newspaper Archives
SkagwayDaily morning Alaskan02/21/1899 – 02/28/1904983Newspaper Archives
SkagwayMorning Alaskan02/01/1898 – 02/01/18981Newspaper Archives
ValdezAlaska prospector02/13/1902 – 08/13/1908337Newspaper Archives
ValdezValdez daily prospector07/18/1908 – 05/07/19181726Newspaper Archives
ValdezValdez weekly prospector08/20/1908 – 02/25/190926Newspaper Archives
WasillaMat-Su Valley Frontiersman09/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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