Arkansas Archives: 97 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Arkansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AR newspaper archives: 97 titles to help you search your family history in the “Natural State,” providing coverage from 1819 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Arkansas newspaper archives!

Photo: Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas
Photo: Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas. Credit: Brandonrush; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Arkansas in these newspapers. Our AR 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 (1998 – Today)

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

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

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald 03/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bella Vista Weekly Vista 11/23/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Benton Saline Courier 05/08/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bentonville Benton County Daily Record 01/01/2001 – 01/28/2015 Recent Obituaries
Booneville Booneville Democrat 10/23/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cabot Cabot Star-Herald 08/22/2007 – 05/02/2017 Recent Obituaries
Camden Camden News 12/02/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camden Ouachita Herald 05/22/1856 – 03/30/1861 5 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Carlisle Independent 03/21/2007 – 04/05/2016 Recent Obituaries
Charleston Charleston Express 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clinton Van Buren County Democrat 01/26/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Conway Log Cabin Democrat 06/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denson Denson Tribune 03/02/1943 – 06/06/1944 133 Newspaper Archives
El Dorado El Dorado News-Times 01/04/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Farmington Washington County Enterprise-Leader 11/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times 01/02/2001 – 01/11/2015 Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville NWAOnline: Web Edition Articles 07/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Whole Hog Sports 04/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forrest City Homeland 10/01/1991 – 07/01/1999 90 Newspaper Archives
Fort Chaffee Helping Hand 05/02/1975 – 12/19/1975 38 Newspaper Archives
Fort Smith Times Record 03/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Smith Fort Smith Elevator 11/05/1880 – 02/27/1891 491 Newspaper Archives
Fort Smith Fort Smith New Era 01/20/1869 – 05/12/1880 534 Newspaper Archives
Gravette Westside Eagle Observer 08/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwood Greenwood Democrat 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Harrison Harrison Daily Times 06/19/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Heber Springs Sun Times 11/13/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Heber Springs Jacksonian 11/27/1890 – 05/31/1894 167 Newspaper Archives
Helena Western Clarion 04/01/1865 – 12/16/1865 26 Newspaper Archives
Helena, West Helena Daily World 02/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hope Hope Star 10/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hot Springs Hot Springs Village Voice 09/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hot Springs Sentinel-Record 03/01/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hot Springs Sentinel=Record 01/01/1962 – 12/31/1964 971 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Jacksonville Patriot 04/18/2007 – 05/10/2017 Recent Obituaries
Jasper Newton County Times 08/19/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jonesboro Jonesboro Sun 08/25/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily News 10/19/1908 – 05/31/1910 226 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily Times-Enterprise 09/03/1904 – 10/16/1908 614 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily Tribune 01/01/1910 – 12/30/1922 3225 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Evening Sun 12/08/1904 – 12/27/1922 4476 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Sun 03/03/1904 – 02/21/1923 700 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Times-Enterprise 05/18/1905 – 01/16/1908 47 Newspaper Archives
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Tribune 06/01/1905 – 02/17/1921 14 Newspaper Archives
Leachville World’s cresset 07/02/1903 – 12/26/1918 691 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 10/30/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Web Edition Articles 03/30/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Times 07/07/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Times: Blogs 04/12/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Little Rock ARPreps 05/28/2011 – 01/23/2016 Recent Obituaries
Little Rock American Guide 01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Advocate 07/28/1830 – 03/27/1833 26 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Banner 12/03/1845 – 09/09/1846 14 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Campaign Gazette 12/20/1867 – 03/13/1868 4 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat 06/03/1898 – 03/31/1992 16305 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Freeman 10/05/1869 – 10/05/1869 1 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Gazette 12/23/1820 – 10/18/1991 39555 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Star 09/07/1839 – 02/01/1841 17 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas State Press 05/09/1941 – 10/30/1959 892 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Times and Advocate 05/16/1835 – 03/11/1844 134 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Weekly Mansion 06/23/1883 – 04/19/1884 41 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Arkansas Whig 05/22/1851 – 05/24/1855 144 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Morning Republican 11/25/1867 – 06/03/1874 1832 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Real Estate Advertiser 12/01/1876 – 12/01/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Southern Mediator Journal 06/22/1962 – 02/25/1966 2 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Weekly Arkansas Gazette 11/20/1819 – 10/31/1952 2469 Newspaper Archives
Little Rock Western Baptist 08/23/1876 – 08/23/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Lonoke Lonoke Democrat 03/21/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Magnolia Banner-News 11/19/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Malvern Malvern Daily Record 08/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Maumelle Maumelle Monitor 03/14/2006 – 03/13/2017 Recent Obituaries
McGehee Rohwer Outpost 10/24/1942 – 07/21/1945 279 Newspaper Archives
McGehee Rohwer Relocator 08/01/1945 – 11/09/1945 15 Newspaper Archives
Newport Newport Independent 01/25/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
North Little Rock Times 04/26/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paragould Paragould Daily Press 07/11/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paris Paris Express 02/02/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pea Ridge Times of Northeast Benton County 10/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Commercial 10/29/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Weekly Herald 01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Commercial 01/01/1996 – 12/31/1998 1095 Newspaper Archives
Prescott Gurdon Times 12/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prescott Nevada County Picayune 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rogers Rogers Morning News 10/26/2009 – 01/11/2015 Recent Obituaries
Russellville Courier 08/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Searcy Daily Citizen 08/26/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sherwood Sherwood Voice 05/18/2007 – 10/26/2016 Recent Obituaries
Siloam Springs Siloam Springs Herald-Leader 12/28/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Springdale Springdale Morning News 10/26/2009 – 01/11/2015 Recent Obituaries
Springdale, Rogers Morning News of Northwest Arkansas 10/23/2007 – 11/30/2009 Recent Obituaries
Stuttgart Stuttgart Daily Leader 03/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Van Buren Alma Journal 06/25/2008 – 04/10/2013 Recent Obituaries
Van Buren Press Argus Courier 01/24/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer 02/15/1845 – 10/01/1858 113 Newspaper Archives
White Hall White Hall Journal 09/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
White Hall White Hall Progress 02/09/2007 – 04/17/2015 Recent Obituaries

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