Arkansas Archives: 99 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Arkansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AR newspaper archives: 99 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
ArkadelphiaDaily Siftings Herald03/15/2001 – 09/05/2018Recent Obituaries
BatesvilleBatesville Daily Guard12/28/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bella VistaWeekly Vista11/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BentonSaline Courier05/08/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BentonvilleBenton County Daily Record01/01/2001 – 01/28/2015Recent Obituaries
BoonevilleBooneville Democrat10/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CabotCabot Star-Herald08/22/2007 – 05/02/2017Recent Obituaries
CamdenCamden News12/02/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdenOuachita Herald05/22/1856 – 03/30/18615Newspaper Archives
CarlisleCarlisle Independent03/21/2007 – 04/05/2016Recent Obituaries
CharlestonCharleston Express06/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonVan Buren County Democrat01/26/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ConwayLog Cabin Democrat06/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DensonDenson Tribune03/02/1943 – 06/06/1944133Newspaper 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 – 01/11/2015Recent Obituaries
FayettevilleNWAOnline: Web Edition Articles07/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FayettevilleWhole Hog Sports04/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Forrest CityHomeland10/01/1991 – 07/01/199990Newspaper Archives
Fort ChaffeeHelping Hand05/02/1975 – 12/19/197538Newspaper Archives
Fort SmithTimes Record03/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort SmithFort Smith Elevator11/05/1880 – 02/27/1891491Newspaper Archives
Fort SmithFort Smith New Era01/20/1869 – 05/12/1880534Newspaper Archives
Fort SmithTimes Record: Web Edition Articles New01/03/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GravetteWestside Eagle Observer08/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwoodGreenwood Democrat06/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HarrisonHarrison Daily Times06/19/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Heber SpringsSun Times11/13/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Heber SpringsJacksonian11/27/1890 – 05/31/1894167Newspaper Archives
HelenaWestern Clarion04/01/1865 – 12/16/186526Newspaper Archives
Helena, West HelenaDaily World02/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HopeHope Star10/20/2008 – 08/02/2018Recent Obituaries
Hot SpringsHot Springs Village Voice09/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hot SpringsSentinel-Record03/01/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hot SpringsSentinel=Record01/01/1962 – 12/31/1964971Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleJacksonville Patriot04/18/2007 – 05/10/2017Recent Obituaries
JasperNewton County Times08/19/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JonesboroJonesboro Sun08/25/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JonesboroJonesboro Daily News10/19/1908 – 05/31/1910226Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Daily Times-Enterprise09/03/1904 – 10/16/1908614Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Daily Tribune01/01/1910 – 12/30/19223225Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Evening Sun12/08/1904 – 12/27/19224476Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Weekly Sun03/03/1904 – 02/21/1923700Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Weekly Times-Enterprise05/18/1905 – 01/16/190847Newspaper Archives
JonesboroJonesboro Weekly Tribune06/01/1905 – 02/17/192114Newspaper Archives
LeachvilleWorld’s cresset07/02/1903 – 12/26/1918691Newspaper Archives
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 – 01/23/2016Recent Obituaries
Little RockAmerican Guide01/27/1900 – 01/27/19001Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Advocate07/28/1830 – 03/27/183326Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Banner12/03/1845 – 09/09/184614Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Campaign Gazette12/20/1867 – 03/13/18684Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Democrat06/03/1898 – 03/31/199216305Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Freeman10/05/1869 – 10/05/18691Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Gazette12/23/1820 – 10/18/199139555Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Star09/07/1839 – 02/01/184117Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas State Press05/09/1941 – 10/30/1959892Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Times and Advocate05/16/1835 – 03/11/1844134Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Weekly Mansion06/23/1883 – 04/19/188441Newspaper Archives
Little RockArkansas Whig05/22/1851 – 05/24/1855144Newspaper Archives
Little RockMorning Republican11/25/1867 – 06/03/18741832Newspaper Archives
Little RockReal Estate Advertiser12/01/1876 – 12/01/18761Newspaper Archives
Little RockSouthern Mediator Journal06/22/1962 – 02/25/19662Newspaper Archives
Little RockWeekly Arkansas Gazette11/20/1819 – 10/31/19522469Newspaper Archives
Little RockWestern Baptist08/23/1876 – 08/23/18761Newspaper Archives
LonokeLonoke Democrat03/21/2007 – 08/14/2018Recent Obituaries
MagnoliaBanner-News11/19/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MalvernMalvern Daily Record08/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaumelleMaumelle Monitor03/14/2006 – 03/13/2017Recent Obituaries
McGeheeRohwer Outpost10/24/1942 – 07/21/1945279Newspaper Archives
McGeheeRohwer Relocator08/01/1945 – 11/09/194515Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Independent01/25/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
North Little RockTimes04/26/2006 – 08/15/2018Recent Obituaries
ParagouldParagould Daily Press07/11/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisParis Express02/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pea RidgeTimes of Northeast Benton County10/05/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pine BluffPine Bluff Commercial10/29/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pine BluffPine Bluff Weekly Herald01/27/1900 – 01/27/19001Newspaper Archives
Pine BluffPine Bluff Commercial01/01/1996 – 12/31/19981095Newspaper Archives
PrescottGurdon Times12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrescottNevada County Picayune10/05/2009 – 09/10/2018Recent Obituaries
RogersRogers Morning News10/26/2009 – 01/11/2015Recent Obituaries
RussellvilleCourier08/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SearcyDaily Citizen08/26/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SherwoodSherwood Voice05/18/2007 – 10/26/2016Recent Obituaries
Siloam SpringsSiloam Springs Herald-Leader12/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpringdaleSpringdale Morning News10/26/2009 – 01/11/2015Recent Obituaries
Springdale, RogersMorning News of Northwest Arkansas10/23/2007 – 11/30/2009Recent Obituaries
StuttgartStuttgart Daily Leader03/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Van BurenAlma Journal06/25/2008 – 04/10/2013Recent Obituaries
Van BurenPress Argus Courier01/24/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Van BurenArkansas Intelligencer02/15/1845 – 10/01/1858113Newspaper Archives
White HallWhite Hall Journal09/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
White HallWhite Hall Progress02/09/2007 – 04/17/2015Recent Obituaries

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