Alaska Archives: 99 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Alaska, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AK newspaper archives: 99 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: Sterling highway, Alaska
Photo: Sterling highway, Alaska. Credit: steve lyon; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Alaska in these newspapers. Our AK 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 Alaska Newspaper Archives (1869 – 1993)

Search Alaska Obituaries (1949 – Today)

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

Here is the 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 – 07/07/2014Obituaries
AnchorageAlaska Dispatch News07/08/2014 – 11/16/2017Obituaries
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News10/03/1985 – CurrentObituaries
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News: Web Edition Articles12/17/2007 – 06/28/2014Obituaries
AnchorageArctic Sounder06/28/2013 – CurrentObituaries
AnchorageArctic Warrior, The: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson06/03/2011 – 04/12/2019Obituaries
AnchorageBristol Bay Times & Dutch Harbor Fisherman06/07/2013 – CurrentObituaries
AnchorageAlaska Spotlight07/28/1956 – 11/30/196812Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News12/01/1970 – 12/30/1972744Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage Gazette12/01/1992 – 01/01/19932Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage Daily Times05/01/1916 – 12/31/19263227Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAlaska Journal of Commerce02/19/2005 – CurrentObituaries
AnchorageAnchorage Daily News: Blogs01/31/2007 – 02/14/2014Obituaries
AnchorageNBC – 2 KTUU07/13/2010 – CurrentObituaries
AnchorageAnchorage daily times and Cook Inlet pioneer05/24/1916 – 05/28/1917475Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage weekly times and Alaska labor news07/14/1917 – 08/15/191837Newspaper Archives
AnchorageAnchorage weekly times and Cook Inlet pioneer06/17/1916 – 09/16/191614Newspaper Archives
AnchorageCook Inlet pioneer10/23/1915 – 05/23/191628Newspaper Archives
AnchorageCook Inlet pioneer and Knik news06/05/1915 – 06/03/191647Newspaper Archives
BethelDelta Discovery07/15/2011 – CurrentObituaries
BethelTundra Drums11/28/2011 – 02/18/2016Obituaries
CordovaCordova Times04/27/2011 – 12/15/2017Obituaries
CordovaCordova daily times12/02/1914 – 04/14/19232385Newspaper Archives
CountyMushing Magazine05/01/2019 – CurrentObituaries
DouglasDouglas Island news11/23/1898 – 06/10/19211152Newspaper Archives
Eagle RiverChugiak-Eagle River Star03/22/2012 – 03/05/2020Obituaries
FairbanksFairbanks Daily News-Miner09/17/2001 – CurrentObituaries
FairbanksFairbanks Daily News-Miner11/29/1917 – 02/12/196038Newspaper Archives
FairbanksAlaska citizen04/09/1910 – 10/01/1917385Newspaper Archives
FairbanksDaily Alaska citizen04/30/1918 – 01/30/1920168Newspaper Archives
FairbanksWeekly Alaska citizen10/08/1917 – 01/26/1920116Newspaper Archives
FairbanksSun Star, The: University of Alaska – Fairbanks11/08/2011 – 12/08/2014Obituaries
FairbanksJessen’s Weekly07/07/1955 – 08/04/19555Newspaper Archives
Fort AdamsYukon Press05/01/1894 – 05/01/18941Newspaper Archives
HealyAurora Borealis12/31/1898 – 03/01/18993Newspaper Archives
HomerHomer News10/04/2012 – CurrentObituaries
HomerHomer Tribune05/31/2019 – 10/03/2019Obituaries
IditarodIditarod pioneer07/10/1910 – 11/22/1919426Newspaper Archives
JuneauJuneau Empire01/02/1998 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
JuneauAlaska daily empire11/02/1912 – 12/07/19264237Newspaper Archives
JuneauStroller’s weekly and Douglas Island news07/09/1921 – 12/30/192278Newspaper Archives
JuneauDaily Alaska empire09/01/1927 – 12/31/19364113Newspaper Archives
JuneauJuneau Empire02/17/1961 – 03/31/196137Newspaper Archives
KenaiPeninsula Clarion03/08/2000 – CurrentObituaries
KetchikanKetchikan miner03/16/1907 – 07/23/1915190Newspaper Archives
KetchikanDaily progressive-miner07/01/1916 – 01/31/1919733Newspaper Archives
KetchikanKetchikan Alaska Chronicle01/03/1955 – 03/05/195553Newspaper Archives
KetchikanKetchikan Daily News04/13/1955 – 09/16/1958224Newspaper Archives
KnikKnik news01/09/1915 – 05/01/19155Newspaper Archives
KodiakKodiak Daily Mirror01/10/2011 – CurrentObituaries
KodiakKodiak mirror06/15/1940 – 12/27/19581113Newspaper Archives
NomeNome Nugget01/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
NomeNome Gold Digger10/24/1900 – 10/24/19001Newspaper Archives
NomeNome daily nugget06/05/1906 – 04/30/19181667Newspaper Archives
NomeFederal Emergency Relief Administration bulletin09/22/1934 – 10/18/193424Newspaper Archives
NomeNome nugget10/19/1934 – 11/06/193416Newspaper Archives
NomeNome tri-weekly nugget01/01/1919 – 10/29/1919122Newspaper Archives
PetersburgPetersburg Press09/26/1958 – 12/26/195814Newspaper Archives
RampartAlaska Forum10/25/1900 – 10/25/19001Newspaper Archives
RampartAlaska Forum09/27/1900 – 08/04/1906153Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward Phoenix LOG08/25/2011 – 10/06/2016Obituaries
SewardSeward gateway daily edition, and the Alaska weekly post01/18/1918 – 11/27/1920828Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward daily gateway11/23/1905 – 09/02/19089Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward gateway11/29/1920 – 02/09/1923426Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward gateway08/19/1904 – 11/18/190519Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward gateway07/22/1914 – 01/31/1917761Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward gateway and the Alaska evening post02/01/1917 – 01/17/1918283Newspaper Archives
SewardDaily gateway08/07/1905 – 11/22/190576Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward daily gateway04/02/1923 – 09/16/19333185Newspaper Archives
SewardSeward gateway09/19/1933 – 10/31/193318Newspaper Archives
SitkaDaily Sitka Sentinel01/09/2008 – CurrentObituaries
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
SitkaSitka Post04/20/1877 – 04/20/18771Newspaper Archives
SitkaDaily Sitka Sentinel07/01/1957 – 12/31/1959238Newspaper Archives
SkagwayDaily Alaskan07/02/1898 – 02/03/189912Newspaper Archives
SkagwayDaily morning Alaskan02/21/1899 – 02/28/19041126Newspaper Archives
SkagwayMorning Alaskan02/01/1898 – 02/01/18981Newspaper Archives
SkagwaySkaguay News04/05/1898 – 04/05/18981Newspaper Archives
SkagwayDaily Alaskan03/01/1904 – 12/30/19224943Newspaper Archives
TellerTeller News04/11/1901 – 04/11/19011Newspaper 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
ValdezDaily prospector bulletin11/14/1907 – 11/14/19071Newspaper Archives
WasillaMat-Su Valley Frontiersman09/13/2002 – CurrentObituaries
WrangellGlacier02/01/1887 – 02/01/18871Newspaper Archives
WrangellStikeen River Journal01/01/1898 – 01/01/18981Newspaper Archives
WrangellAlaska sentinel11/20/1902 – 02/11/1909183Newspaper Archives
WrangellFort Wrangel news06/08/1898 – 10/26/189821Newspaper Archives
WrangellStikeen River Journal01/22/1898 – 11/11/189974Newspaper Archives
WrangellWrangell sentinel06/03/1909 – 12/28/19562382Newspaper Archives

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