Arizona Archives: 73 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Arizona became a state on 14 February 1912 – the 48th state to join the Union, and the last of the nation’s contiguous states. AZ is the country’s sixth largest state and the 15th most populous. One of the Four Corners states (it touches Colorado), Arizona has borders with four other states (New Mexico, Utah, Nevada & California) as well as a 389-mile border with Mexico.

Arizona’s ethnic diversity is as varied as its beautiful natural terrain, given its unique history. Our AZ archives are a premier resource to research your Native American, Mormon, and Hispanic ancestry, as well as explore the California Gold Rush, O.K. Corral and other interesting people, places and events of the Old American West.

photo of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Photo: North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Credit: Staplegunther at English Wikipedia; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Arizona, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AZ newspaper archives: 73 titles to help you search your family history in “The Grand Canyon State,” providing coverage from 1859 to Today. There are more than 1.5 million articles and records in our online Arizona newspaper archives!

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

Search Arizona Newspaper Archives (1859 – 1977)

Search Arizona Recent Obituaries (1991 – Current)

illustration: state flag of Arizona
Illustration: state flag of Arizona. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Arizona newspapers in the historical 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.

CityTitle Date Range* Collection
Apache JunctionEast Mesa Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionChandler Independent10/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionQueen Creek Independent01/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Arizona CityArizona City Independent05/31/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BensonSan Pedro Valley News-Sun01/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bullhead CityMohave Valley Daily News10/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeTri-Valley Dispatch11/15/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeCasa Grande Dispatch05/13/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cave CreekSonoran News09/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeCoolidge Examiner01/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune06/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DouglasDouglas Dispatch09/24/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EloyEloy Enterprise01/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlagstaffArizona Daily Sun05/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GilbertGilbert Independent10/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendalePeoria Times01/17/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Star12/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Green ValleySahuarita Sun02/08/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Green ValleyGreen Valley News & Sun05/09/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KearnyCopper Basin News09/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KingmanMohave County Miner10/30/1897 – 10/30/1897Newspaper Archives
MaricopaMaricopa Monitor12/23/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaricopaCommunicator10/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NogalesMonitor09/05/1890 – 09/05/1890Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales International12/18/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixArizona Informant05/04/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixTown of Paradise Valley Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixNorth Scottsdale Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixWeekly Republican06/29/1899 – 03/07/1901Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Phoenix Herald01/02/1896 – 06/22/1899Newspaper Archives
PhoenixPhoenix New Times01/29/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PostonPoston Chronicle12/22/1942 – 10/23/1945Newspaper Archives
PrescottArizona Weekly Journal-Miner01/10/1866 – 12/26/1900Newspaper Archives
PrescottPrescott Morning Courier01/05/1891 – 06/30/1908Newspaper Archives
Queen CreekSoutheast Valley Ledger01/29/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RiversGila News Courier09/12/1942 – 09/05/1945Newspaper Archives
SaffordEastern Arizona Courier02/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelPinal Nugget03/05/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelSan Manuel Miner03/26/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sierra VistaSierra Vista Herald04/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SonoitaBulletin01/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City West Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CityPeoria Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySurprise Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City-Youngtown Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior Sun09/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TombstoneTombstone Daily Epitaph07/20/1880 – 11/30/1890Newspaper Archives
TombstoneArizona Kicker12/06/1893 – 02/28/1894Newspaper Archives
TombstoneWeekly Tombstone Epitaph05/01/1880 – 06/25/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Epitaph Prospector07/24/1880 – 08/12/1895Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Prospector01/01/1889 – 06/30/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneDaily Tombstone03/21/1885 – 12/07/1886Newspaper Archives
TubacWeekly Arizonian05/26/1859 – 04/12/1860Newspaper Archives
TucsonFronterizo01/09/1892 – 12/17/1892Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Weekly Star05/03/1877 – 10/07/1882Newspaper Archives
TucsonIris06/19/1886 – 06/19/1886Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star01/03/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonTucsonense03/17/1915 – 11/01/1931Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Citizen10/15/1870 – 07/29/1876Newspaper Archives
TucsonExplorer01/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonTucson Citizen07/05/1882 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
TucsonFerrocarril05/17/1885 – 05/17/1885Newspaper Archives
TucsonAmigos05/08/1975 – 12/21/1977Newspaper Archives
TucsonDos Republicas08/23/1879 – 10/18/1879Newspaper Archives
TucsonAlianza08/23/1900 – 10/18/1900Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucsonSentinel.com01/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VailVail Sun03/24/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WickenburgWickenburg Sun11/17/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WillcoxArizona Range News01/10/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Window RockNavajo Times04/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YumaSun05/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YumaArizona Sentinel09/27/1873 – 07/15/1876Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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