Arkansas Archives: 86 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Arkansas became the nation’s 25th state when it joined the Union on 15 June 1836. Arkansas (whose pronunciation with the final “s” being silent was made official by the state legislature in 1881) is the 29th largest state in the country and the 33rd most populous.

Photo: Cedar Falls at the end of the Cedar Falls Trail, located in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas
Photo: Cedar Falls at the end of the Cedar Falls Trail, located in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas. Credit: Brandonrush; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Arkansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AR newspaper archives: 86 titles to help you search your family history in the “Natural State,” providing coverage from 1819 to Today. There are more than 3.7 million articles and records in our online Arkansas newspaper archives!

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

Search Arkansas Newspaper Archives (1819 – 1999)

Search Arkansas Recent Obituaries (1999 – Current)

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

Here is a list of online Arkansas 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 AR newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitle Date Range * Collection
ArkadelphiaDaily Siftings Herald03/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bella VistaWeekly Vista11/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BentonSaline Courier05/08/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BentonvilleBenton County Daily Record01/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoonevilleBooneville Democrat10/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CabotCabot Star-Herald08/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdenCamden News12/02/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdenOuachita Herald05/22/1856 – 03/30/1861Newspaper Archives
CarlisleCarlisle Independent06/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlestonCharleston Express06/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonVan Buren County Democrat01/26/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DensonDenson Tribune03/02/1943 – 06/06/1944Newspaper Archives
El DoradoEl Dorado News-Times01/04/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FarmingtonWashington County Enterprise-Leader11/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FayettevilleNorthwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FayettevilleNorthwest Arkansas Times01/02/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FayettevilleNWAOnline: Web Edition Articles07/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FayettevilleWhole Hog Sports04/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Forrest CityHomeland10/01/1991 – 07/01/1999Newspaper Archives
Fort ChaffeeHelping Hand05/02/1975 – 12/19/1975Newspaper Archives
Fort SmithTimes Record10/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort SmithFort Smith New Era01/20/1869 – 05/12/1880Newspaper Archives
GravetteWestside Eagle Observer08/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwoodGreenwood Democrat06/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Heber SpringsJacksonian11/27/1890 – 05/31/1894Newspaper Archives
Heber SpringsSun Times11/13/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HelenaWestern Clarion04/01/1865 – 12/16/1865Newspaper Archives
Helena, West HelenaDaily World02/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HopeHope Star10/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hot SpringsHot Springs Village Voice09/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hot SpringsSentinel-Record03/01/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hot SpringsSentinel=Record01/01/1962 – 12/31/1964Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleJacksonville Patriot04/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JonesboroJonesboro Daily News10/19/1908 – 05/31/1910Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Daily Times-Enterprise09/03/1904 – 10/16/1908Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Daily Tribune01/01/1910 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Evening Sun12/08/1904 – 12/27/1922Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Weekly Sun03/03/1904 – 02/21/1923Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Weekly Times-Enterprise05/18/1905 – 01/16/1908Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Weekly Tribune06/01/1905 – 02/17/1921Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Sun08/25/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little RockArkansas Democrat-Gazette10/30/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little RockArkansas Democrat-Gazette: Web Edition Articles03/30/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little RockArkansas Times07/07/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little RockArkansas Times: Blogs04/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little RockARPreps05/28/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little RockAmerican Guide01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Freeman10/05/1869 – 10/05/1869Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Gazette12/23/1820 – 11/01/1908Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Weekly Mansion06/23/1883 – 04/19/1884Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Star09/07/1839 – 02/01/1841Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas State Press05/09/1941 – 10/30/1959Newspaper Archives
Little RockWeekly Arkansas Gazette11/20/1819 – 05/25/1876Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Whig05/22/1851 – 05/24/1855Newspaper Archives
Little RockMorning Republican11/25/1867 – 06/03/1874Newspaper Archives
Little RockSouthern Mediator Journal06/22/1962 – 02/25/1966Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Advocate07/28/1830 – 03/27/1833Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Times and Advocate05/01/1837 – 03/11/1844Newspaper Archives
LonokeLonoke Democrat03/21/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MagnoliaBanner-News11/19/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MalvernMalvern Daily Record08/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaumelleMaumelle Monitor10/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McGeheeRohwer Outpost10/24/1942 – 07/21/1945Newspaper Archives
McGeheeRohwer Relocator08/01/1945 – 11/09/1945Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Independent01/25/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
North Little RockTimes10/12/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParagouldParagould Daily Press07/11/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisParis Express06/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pea RidgeTimes of Northeast Benton County10/05/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pine BluffPine Bluff Weekly Herald01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900Newspaper Archives
Pine BluffPine Bluff Commercial10/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrescottGurdon Times12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrescottNevada County Picayune10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RogersRogers Morning News10/26/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RussellvilleCourier08/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SearcyDaily Citizen08/26/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SherwoodSherwood Voice06/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Siloam SpringsSiloam Springs Herald-Leader12/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpringdaleSpringdale Morning News10/26/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Springdale, RogersMorning News of Northwest Arkansas10/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StuttgartStuttgart Daily Leader03/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Van BurenAlma Journal06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Van BurenArkansas Intelligencer02/15/1845 – 10/01/1858Newspaper Archives
Van BurenPress Argus Courier10/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
White HallWhite Hall Journal09/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
White HallWhite Hall Progress11/08/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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