Arizona Archives: 78 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Arizona, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AZ newspaper archives: 78 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: flowers and buds on a saguaro cactus, Arizona's state flower
Photo: flowers and buds on a saguaro cactus, Arizona’s state flower. Credit: Raquel Baranow; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Arizona in these newspapers. Our AZ 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: Arizona state flag
Illustration: Arizona state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a 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.

CityTitleDate Range* Collection
Apache JunctionQueen Creek Independent01/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionEast Mesa Independent11/13/2007 – 03/30/2016Recent Obituaries
Apache JunctionChandler Independent10/20/2010 – 03/30/2011Recent Obituaries
Apache JunctionApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent11/13/2007 – 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 Dispatch: Web Edition Articles04/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeCasa Grande Dispatch05/13/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cave CreekSonoran News09/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune06/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeCoolidge Examiner01/09/2001 – 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 – 07/06/2011Recent Obituaries
GlendalePeoria Times01/17/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Star12/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlobeArizona Silver Belt01/10/1879 – 01/31/1879Newspaper Archives
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 – 02/09/2013Recent Obituaries
NogalesNogales International12/18/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NogalesMonitor09/05/1890 – 09/05/1890Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Republican06/29/1899 – 03/07/1901Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Phoenix Herald01/02/1896 – 06/22/1899Newspaper Archives
PhoenixTown of Paradise Valley Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixPhoenix New Times01/29/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixPhoenix Daily Herald10/02/1879 – 11/09/1882Newspaper Archives
PhoenixNorth Scottsdale Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixArizona Informant05/04/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pinal CityDrill05/29/1880 – 08/14/1880Newspaper Archives
PostonPoston Chronicle12/22/1942 – 10/23/1945Newspaper Archives
PrescottPrescott Morning Courier01/05/1891 – 06/30/1908Newspaper Archives
PrescottDaily Arizona Miner12/01/1873 – 12/21/1874Newspaper Archives
PrescottArizona Weekly Journal-Miner01/10/1866 – 12/26/1900Newspaper Archives
Queen CreekSoutheast Valley Ledger01/29/2013 – 05/04/2016Recent Obituaries
RiversGila News Courier09/12/1942 – 09/05/1945Newspaper Archives
SaffordEastern Arizona Courier02/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelSan Manuel Miner03/26/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelPinal Nugget03/05/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sierra VistaSierra Vista Herald04/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SonoitaBulletin01/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySurprise Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City-Youngtown Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City West Independent01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CityPeoria Independent01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior Sun09/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TombstoneWeekly Tombstone Epitaph05/01/1880 – 06/25/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Prospector01/01/1889 – 06/30/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Daily Epitaph07/20/1880 – 08/11/1895Newspaper Archives
TombstoneDaily Tombstone03/21/1885 – 12/07/1886Newspaper Archives
TombstoneArizona Kicker12/06/1893 – 02/28/1894Newspaper Archives
TubacWeekly Arizonian05/26/1859 – 04/12/1860Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucsonSentinel.com01/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonTucsonense03/17/1915 – 11/01/1931Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Weekly06/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonTucson Citizen07/05/1882 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
TucsonIris06/19/1886 – 06/19/1886Newspaper Archives
TucsonFronterizo01/09/1892 – 12/17/1892Newspaper Archives
TucsonFerrocarril05/17/1885 – 05/17/1885Newspaper Archives
TucsonExplorer01/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonDos Republicas08/23/1879 – 10/18/1879Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Weekly Star05/03/1877 – 10/07/1882Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star01/03/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonArizona Citizen10/15/1870 – 07/29/1876Newspaper Archives
TucsonAmigos05/08/1975 – 12/21/1977Newspaper Archives
TucsonAlianza08/23/1900 – 10/18/1900Newspaper Archives
VailVail Sun03/24/2007 – 12/02/2008Recent 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

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