Arizona Archives: 166 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Arizona, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AZ newspaper archives: 166 titles to help you search your family history in the “Grand Canyon State,” providing coverage from 1859 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Arizona newspaper archives!

Photo: the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Photo: the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Credit: Luca Galuzzi –; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Arizona in these newspapers. Our AZ 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 Arizona Newspaper Archives (1859 – 1977)

Search Arizona Obituaries (1991 – Today)

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

Here is the complete list of Arizona 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 AZ newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
Apache JunctionApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Apache JunctionChandler Independent10/20/2010 – 03/30/2011Obituaries
Apache JunctionEast Mesa Independent11/13/2007 – 03/30/2016Obituaries
Apache JunctionQueen Creek Independent01/30/2008 – CurrentObituaries
ArizolaOasis05/11/1893 – 12/28/1912955Newspaper Archives
Arizona CityArizona City Independent05/31/2006 – CurrentObituaries
BensonSan Pedro Valley News-Sun01/27/1999 – CurrentObituaries
BensonBenson signal07/10/1915 – 04/17/1920238Newspaper Archives
BensonBenson Weekly Herald12/20/1884 – 12/20/18841Newspaper Archives
BisbeeArizona daily orb07/15/1899 – 12/31/19226495Newspaper Archives
BisbeeWeekly orb04/10/1898 – 09/24/189946Newspaper Archives
Bullhead CityMohave Valley Daily News10/16/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Casa GrandeCasa Grande Dispatch05/13/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Casa GrandeTri-Valley Dispatch11/15/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Casa GrandeCasa Grande Dispatch: Web Edition Articles04/01/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Cave CreekSonoran News09/01/2010 – CurrentObituaries
CliftonCopper Era05/02/2012 – CurrentObituaries
CliftonCopper era06/01/1899 – 11/24/1911543Newspaper Archives
CliftonCopper era and Morenci leader12/01/1911 – 12/29/1922562Newspaper Archives
CliftonClifton clarion01/21/1885 – 08/28/1889180Newspaper Archives
CoolidgeCoolidge Examiner01/09/2001 – CurrentObituaries
CoolidgeFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune06/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
CoolidgeCoolidge examiner03/07/1930 – 12/27/1946874Newspaper Archives
DouglasDouglas Dispatch09/24/1998 – CurrentObituaries
DouglasDouglas daily dispatch01/01/1926 – 03/31/1928703Newspaper Archives
DuncanDuncan Arizonian04/05/1911 – 11/05/1913122Newspaper Archives
EloyEloy Enterprise01/09/2002 – CurrentObituaries
FlagstaffArizona Daily Sun05/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
FlagstaffFlagstaff Live!01/28/2016 – CurrentObituaries
FlagstaffArizona champion10/06/1883 – 11/25/19272157Newspaper Archives
FlagstaffSkylight kicker11/25/1897 – 12/30/18976Newspaper Archives
FlorenceFlorence tribune08/25/1892 – 12/28/1901236Newspaper Archives
Fort HuachucaApache sentinel07/16/1943 – 04/27/194587Newspaper Archives
Fort HuachucaPost script09/29/1944 – 06/15/19457Newspaper Archives
Fort WhippleArizona miner03/09/1864 – 12/27/19222685Newspaper Archives
GilbertGilbert Independent10/20/2010 – 07/06/2011Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Star12/13/2002 – CurrentObituaries
GlendalePeoria Times01/17/2003 – CurrentObituaries
GlendaleVoice, The: Glendale Community College05/05/2010 – CurrentObituaries
GlobeArizona Silver Belt01/10/1879 – 01/31/18794Newspaper Archives
GlobeArizona Silver Belt05/09/1878 – 09/01/19071319Newspaper Archives
GlobeDaily Arizona silver belt01/02/1907 – 05/26/19101002Newspaper Archives
Green ValleyGreen Valley News & Sun05/09/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Green ValleySahuarita Sun02/08/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Green ValleySanta Cruz Valley Sun02/26/2009 – 06/12/2013Obituaries
HolbrookArgus12/12/1895 – 05/05/1900220Newspaper Archives
HolbrookHolbrook argus05/12/1900 – 02/04/1913618Newspaper Archives
HolbrookHolbrook news05/14/1909 – 12/29/1922703Newspaper Archives
KearnyCopper Basin News09/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
KingmanMohave County Miner10/30/1897 – 10/30/18971Newspaper Archives
KingmanMohave County miner and our mineral wealth11/05/1882 – 12/01/19221993Newspaper Archives
Little RockPrescott Weekly Courier03/28/1890 – 03/28/18901Newspaper Archives
MaranaMarana News12/24/2014 – CurrentObituaries
MaricopaCommunicator10/17/2009 – 02/09/2013Obituaries
MaricopaMaricopa Monitor12/23/2003 – CurrentObituaries
MesaMesa free press07/06/1893 – 03/22/1901383Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales International12/18/2003 – CurrentObituaries
NogalesMonitor09/05/1890 – 09/05/18901Newspaper Archives
NogalesBorder vidette05/15/1897 – 07/07/19341621Newspaper Archives
NogalesDaily morning oasis12/01/1917 – 12/30/1920904Newspaper Archives
NogalesInternational05/25/1925 – 07/04/192654Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales international07/11/1926 – 06/27/19471356Newspaper Archives
ParkerParker post07/01/1911 – 11/09/1918362Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona Informant05/04/2011 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixScottsdale Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixPhoenix New Times01/29/2007 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixTown of Paradise Valley Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixPhoenix Daily Herald10/02/1879 – 11/09/1882729Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Phoenix Herald01/26/1878 – 06/22/1899487Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Republican06/29/1899 – 03/07/190180Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona Capitol Times06/27/2003 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixArizona republican05/19/1890 – 06/29/192210610Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona weekly republican05/19/1892 – 02/23/18934Newspaper Archives
PhoenixYellow Sheet Report08/03/2018 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixEl sol01/23/1942 – 12/28/19621097Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona gleam12/15/1929 – 11/26/1937106Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona sun07/07/1944 – 12/27/1963792Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona tribune07/25/1958 – 12/27/1963275Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix index08/12/1939 – 08/29/1942120Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix tribune08/03/1918 – 03/01/1931282Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix Gazette08/01/1893 – 10/25/18932Newspaper Archives
PhoenixEl mensajero08/12/1933 – 01/01/1945311Newspaper Archives
PhoenixEl Observador mexicano10/02/1897 – 10/22/189828Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix Jewish news12/31/1948 – 12/27/1963318Newspaper Archives
PhoenixIndependent – 3 KTVK08/15/2009 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixPhoenix New Times: Blogs03/27/2013 – 05/05/2015Obituaries
Pinal CityDrill05/29/1880 – 08/14/188010Newspaper Archives
PostonPoston Chronicle12/22/1942 – 10/23/1945464Newspaper Archives
PrescottArizona Weekly Journal-Miner01/10/1866 – 12/26/19001372Newspaper Archives
PrescottDaily Arizona Miner12/01/1873 – 12/21/18742Newspaper Archives
PrescottPrescott Morning Courier02/23/1885 – 06/30/19082175Newspaper Archives
Queen CreekSoutheast Valley Ledger01/29/2013 – 05/04/2016Obituaries
RiversGila News Courier09/12/1942 – 09/05/1945404Newspaper Archives
SaffordEastern Arizona Courier02/27/2002 – CurrentObituaries
SaffordGraham guardian03/09/1895 – 12/26/19221306Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSnips12/18/1902 – 12/18/19021Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSnips and the St Johns herald03/19/1903 – 12/31/190475Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSt Johns herald02/12/1885 – 02/22/1902834Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSt Johns herald and Apache news10/11/1906 – 03/22/1917484Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSt Johns herald03/29/1917 – 12/28/1922260Newspaper Archives
San ManuelPinal Nugget03/05/2013 – CurrentObituaries
San ManuelSan Manuel Miner03/26/2002 – CurrentObituaries
ScottsdaleChronicle: Scottsdale Community College09/30/2008 – 11/21/2013Obituaries
SellsPapago Indian news06/01/1954 – 12/01/1963108Newspaper Archives
Sierra VistaSierra Vista Herald04/11/2010 – CurrentObituaries
SnowflakeSnowflake herald06/27/1913 – 06/29/1923522Newspaper Archives
SonoitaBulletin01/20/2004 – 12/04/2019Obituaries
Sun CityPeoria Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Sun CitySun City West Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Sun CitySun City-Youngtown Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Sun CitySurprise Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Sun CityArrowhead Ranch Independent05/20/2015 – 05/20/2015Obituaries
SupaiSupai weekly news01/02/1957 – 12/18/195988Newspaper Archives
SuperiorSuperior Sun09/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
TempeCronkite News: Arizona State University07/20/2011 – CurrentObituaries
TombstoneArizona Kicker12/06/1893 – 02/28/18942Newspaper Archives
TombstoneDaily Tombstone03/21/1885 – 12/07/1886401Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Epitaph07/20/1880 – 08/11/18951156Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Prospector01/01/1889 – 06/30/18992680Newspaper Archives
TombstoneWeekly Tombstone Epitaph05/01/1880 – 12/24/19221616Newspaper Archives
TombstoneArizona Kicker11/29/1893 – 10/12/18982Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Prospector01/01/1889 – 12/30/1899605Newspaper Archives
TubacWeekly Arizonian05/26/1859 – 04/12/18604Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star01/03/1991 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonExplorer01/16/2002 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonTucson Weekly06/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonTucsonSentinel.com01/28/2010 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonAlianza08/23/1900 – 10/18/19002Newspaper Archives
TucsonAmigos05/08/1975 – 12/21/197734Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Citizen10/15/1870 – 07/29/1876213Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Weekly Star05/03/1877 – 10/07/1882269Newspaper Archives
TucsonDos Republicas08/26/1877 – 10/18/187914Newspaper Archives
TucsonFerrocarril05/17/1885 – 05/17/18851Newspaper Archives
TucsonIris06/19/1886 – 06/19/18861Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Citizen10/15/1879 – 12/31/19227579Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucsonense03/17/1915 – 11/01/19311116Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Citizen01/05/1999 – 05/15/2009Obituaries
TucsonFoothills News11/16/2014 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonDesert Times12/24/2014 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonArizona Citizen10/15/1870 – 12/26/18961264Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona weekly enterprise08/06/1881 – 12/27/1890240Newspaper Archives
TucsonEl fronterizo01/06/1882 – 01/15/1929602Newspaper Archives
TucsonWeekly Arizonian03/21/1869 – 04/29/187197Newspaper Archives
TucsonWeekly Arizonian03/03/1859 – 11/17/185932Newspaper Archives
TucsonAztec Press: Pima Community College04/08/2010 – 12/08/2016Obituaries
TucsonEl Tucsonense03/17/1915 – 12/31/19292029Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star09/21/1881 – 12/27/1890132Newspaper Archives
TucsonWeekly Arizonian10/17/1868 – 10/17/18681Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Citizen12/16/1901 – 12/08/1902287Newspaper Archives
TucsonFOX – 11 KMSB08/15/2009 – 01/23/2012Obituaries
TucsonArizona post09/24/1946 – 01/25/1963373Newspaper Archives
TucsonEl mosquito04/06/1919 – 11/18/1925259Newspaper Archives
TucsonFronterizo09/29/1878 – 12/17/189256Newspaper Archives
TucsonEl fronterizo06/23/1926 – 01/15/192963Newspaper Archives
VailVail Sun03/24/2007 – 12/02/2008Obituaries
WickenburgWickenburg Sun11/17/2004 – CurrentObituaries
WillcoxArizona Range News01/10/2001 – CurrentObituaries
WilliamsWilliams news07/06/1901 – 12/29/19221086Newspaper Archives
Window RockNavajo Times04/01/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Window RockNavajo times11/01/1959 – 04/01/19606Newspaper Archives
Window RockNavajo times08/04/1960 – 12/19/1963144Newspaper Archives
WinslowWinslow daily mail12/10/1926 – 12/31/192619Newspaper Archives
WinslowWinslow mail01/09/1897 – 12/27/19261381Newspaper Archives
YumaSun05/30/2002 – CurrentObituaries
YumaArizona Sentinel09/27/1873 – 07/15/187650Newspaper Archives
YumaArizona sentinel and Yuma weekly examiner03/23/1872 – 03/07/19182310Newspaper Archives
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