Arizona Archives: 167 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Arizona, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AZ newspaper archives: 167 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. Credit: Luca Galuzzi - www.galuzzi.it; Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Credit: Luca Galuzzi – www.galuzzi.it; 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 CoverageCollection
Apache JunctionApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Apache JunctionChandler Independent10/20/2010 – 03/30/2011Obituaries
Apache JunctionMesa Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Apache JunctionQueen Creek Independent01/30/2008 – CurrentObituaries
ArizolaOasis05/11/1893 – 12/28/1912Newspaper Archives
Arizona CityArizona City Independent05/31/2006 – CurrentObituaries
BensonSan Pedro Valley News-Sun01/27/1999 – CurrentObituaries
BensonBenson signal07/10/1915 – 04/17/1920Newspaper Archives
BensonBenson Weekly Herald12/20/1884 – 12/20/1884Newspaper Archives
BisbeeArizona daily orb07/15/1899 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
BisbeeWeekly orb04/10/1898 – 09/24/1899Newspaper 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 – 11/24/1911Newspaper Archives
CliftonCopper era and Morenci leader12/01/1911 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
CliftonClifton clarion01/21/1885 – 08/28/1889Newspaper Archives
CoolidgeCoolidge Examiner01/09/2001 – CurrentObituaries
CoolidgeFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune06/14/2001 – CurrentObituaries
CoolidgeCoolidge examiner03/07/1930 – 12/27/1946Newspaper Archives
DouglasDouglas Dispatch09/24/1998 – CurrentObituaries
DouglasDouglas daily dispatch01/01/1926 – 03/31/1928Newspaper Archives
DuncanDuncan Arizonian04/05/1911 – 11/05/1913Newspaper Archives
EloyEloy Enterprise01/09/2002 – CurrentObituaries
FlagstaffArizona Daily Sun05/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
FlagstaffFlagstaff Live!01/28/2016 – CurrentObituaries
FlagstaffArizona champion10/06/1883 – 11/25/1927Newspaper Archives
FlagstaffSkylight kicker11/25/1897 – 12/30/1897Newspaper Archives
FlorenceFlorence tribune08/25/1892 – 12/28/1901Newspaper Archives
Fort HuachucaApache sentinel07/16/1943 – 04/27/1945Newspaper Archives
Fort HuachucaPost script09/29/1944 – 06/15/1945Newspaper Archives
Fort WhippleArizona miner03/09/1864 – 12/27/1922Newspaper 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 – 01/31/1879Newspaper Archives
GlobeArizona Silver Belt05/09/1878 – 09/01/1907Newspaper Archives
GlobeDaily Arizona silver belt01/02/1907 – 05/26/1910Newspaper 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 – 05/05/1900Newspaper Archives
HolbrookHolbrook argus05/12/1900 – 02/04/1913Newspaper Archives
HolbrookHolbrook news05/14/1909 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
KearnyCopper Basin News09/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
KingmanMohave County Miner10/30/1897 – 10/30/1897Newspaper Archives
KingmanMohave County miner and our mineral wealth11/05/1882 – 12/01/1922Newspaper Archives
Little RockPrescott Weekly Courier03/28/1890 – 03/28/1890Newspaper Archives
MaranaMarana News12/24/2014 – CurrentObituaries
MaricopaCommunicator10/17/2009 – 02/09/2013Obituaries
MaricopaMaricopa Monitor12/23/2003 – CurrentObituaries
MesaMesa free press07/06/1893 – 03/22/1901Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales International12/18/2003 – CurrentObituaries
NogalesMonitor09/05/1890 – 09/05/1890Newspaper Archives
NogalesBorder vidette05/15/1897 – 07/07/1934Newspaper Archives
NogalesDaily morning oasis12/01/1917 – 12/30/1920Newspaper Archives
NogalesInternational05/25/1925 – 07/04/1926Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales international07/11/1926 – 06/27/1947Newspaper Archives
ParkerParker post07/01/1911 – 11/09/1918Newspaper 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 – 11/09/1882Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Phoenix Herald01/26/1878 – 06/22/1899Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Republican06/29/1899 – 03/07/1901Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona Capitol Times06/27/2003 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixArizona republican05/19/1890 – 06/29/1922Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona weekly republican05/19/1892 – 02/23/1893Newspaper Archives
PhoenixYellow Sheet Report08/03/2018 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixEl sol01/23/1942 – 12/28/1962Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona gleam12/15/1929 – 11/26/1937Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona sun07/07/1944 – 12/27/1963Newspaper Archives
PhoenixArizona tribune07/25/1958 – 12/27/1963Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix index08/12/1939 – 08/29/1942Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix tribune08/03/1918 – 03/01/1931Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix Gazette08/01/1893 – 10/25/1893Newspaper Archives
PhoenixEl mensajero08/12/1933 – 01/01/1945Newspaper Archives
PhoenixEl Observador mexicano10/02/1897 – 10/22/1898Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix Jewish news12/31/1948 – 12/27/1963Newspaper Archives
PhoenixIndependent – 3 KTVK08/15/2009 – CurrentObituaries
PhoenixPhoenix New Times: Blogs03/27/2013 – 05/05/2015Obituaries
Pinal CityDrill05/29/1880 – 08/14/1880Newspaper Archives
PostonPoston Chronicle12/22/1942 – 10/23/1945Newspaper Archives
PrescottArizona Weekly Journal-Miner01/10/1866 – 12/26/1900Newspaper Archives
PrescottDaily Arizona Miner12/01/1873 – 12/21/1874Newspaper Archives
PrescottPrescott Morning Courier02/23/1885 – 06/30/1908Newspaper Archives
Queen CreekSoutheast Valley Ledger01/29/2013 – 05/04/2016Obituaries
RiversGila News Courier09/12/1942 – 09/05/1945Newspaper Archives
SaffordEastern Arizona Courier02/27/2002 – CurrentObituaries
SaffordGraham guardian03/09/1895 – 12/26/1922Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSnips12/18/1902 – 12/18/1902Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSnips and the St Johns herald03/19/1903 – 12/31/1904Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSt Johns herald02/12/1885 – 02/22/1902Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSt Johns herald and Apache news10/11/1906 – 03/22/1917Newspaper Archives
Saint JohnsSt Johns herald03/29/1917 – 12/28/1922Newspaper 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 – 12/01/1963Newspaper Archives
Sierra VistaSierra Vista Herald04/11/2010 – CurrentObituaries
SnowflakeSnowflake herald06/27/1913 – 06/29/1923Newspaper 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 – 12/18/1959Newspaper Archives
SuperiorSuperior Sun09/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
TempeCronkite News: Arizona State University07/20/2011 – CurrentObituaries
TombstoneArizona Kicker12/06/1893 – 02/28/1894Newspaper Archives
TombstoneDaily Tombstone03/21/1885 – 12/07/1886Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Epitaph07/20/1880 – 08/11/1895Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Prospector01/01/1889 – 06/30/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneWeekly Tombstone Epitaph05/01/1880 – 12/24/1922Newspaper Archives
TombstoneArizona Kicker11/29/1893 – 10/12/1898Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Prospector01/01/1889 – 12/30/1899Newspaper Archives
TubacWeekly Arizonian05/26/1859 – 04/12/1860Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star01/03/1991 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonExplorer01/16/2002 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonTucson Weekly06/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonTucsonSentinel.com01/28/2010 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonAlianza08/23/1900 – 10/18/1900Newspaper Archives
TucsonAmigos05/08/1975 – 12/21/1977Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Citizen10/15/1870 – 07/29/1876Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Weekly Star05/03/1877 – 10/07/1882Newspaper Archives
TucsonDos Republicas08/26/1877 – 10/18/1879Newspaper Archives
TucsonFerrocarril05/17/1885 – 05/17/1885Newspaper Archives
TucsonIris06/19/1886 – 06/19/1886Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Citizen10/15/1879 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucsonense03/17/1915 – 11/01/1931Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Citizen01/05/1999 – 05/15/2009Obituaries
TucsonFoothills News11/16/2014 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonDesert Times12/24/2014 – CurrentObituaries
TucsonArizona Citizen10/15/1870 – 12/26/1896Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona weekly enterprise08/06/1881 – 12/27/1890Newspaper Archives
TucsonEl fronterizo01/06/1882 – 01/15/1929Newspaper Archives
TucsonWeekly Arizonian03/21/1869 – 04/29/1871Newspaper Archives
TucsonWeekly Arizonian03/03/1859 – 11/17/1859Newspaper Archives
TucsonAztec Press: Pima Community College04/08/2010 – 12/08/2016Obituaries
TucsonEl Tucsonense03/17/1915 – 12/31/1929Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star09/21/1881 – 12/27/1890Newspaper Archives
TucsonWeekly Arizonian10/17/1868 – 10/17/1868Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Citizen12/16/1901 – 12/08/1902Newspaper Archives
TucsonFOX – 11 KMSB08/15/2009 – 01/23/2012Obituaries
TucsonArizona post09/24/1946 – 01/25/1963Newspaper Archives
TucsonEl mosquito04/06/1919 – 11/18/1925Newspaper Archives
TucsonFronterizo09/29/1878 – 12/17/1892Newspaper Archives
TucsonEl fronterizo06/23/1926 – 01/15/1929Newspaper Archives
TucsonInside Tucson Business03/11/2003 – CurrentObituaries
VailVail Sun03/24/2007 – 12/02/2008Obituaries
WickenburgWickenburg Sun11/17/2004 – CurrentObituaries
WillcoxArizona Range News01/10/2001 – CurrentObituaries
WilliamsWilliams news07/06/1901 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
Window RockNavajo Times04/01/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Window RockNavajo times11/01/1959 – 04/01/1960Newspaper Archives
Window RockNavajo times08/04/1960 – 12/19/1963Newspaper Archives
WinslowWinslow daily mail12/10/1926 – 12/31/1926Newspaper Archives
WinslowWinslow mail01/09/1897 – 12/27/1926Newspaper Archives
YumaSun05/30/2002 – CurrentObituaries
YumaArizona Sentinel09/27/1873 – 07/15/1876Newspaper Archives
YumaArizona sentinel and Yuma weekly examiner03/23/1872 – 03/07/1918Newspaper Archives

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