California Archives: 391 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from California, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CA newspaper archives: 391 titles to help you search your family history in the “Golden State,” providing coverage from 1846 to Today. There are more than 126.5 million articles and records in our online California newspaper archives!

Photo: California's Big Sur coast, including the Bixby bridge
Photo: California’s Big Sur coast, including the Bixby bridge. Credit: Calilover; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search California Newspaper Archives (1846 – 2007)

Search California Recent Obituaries (1983 – Current)

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

Here is a partial list of online California 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 CA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Alameda Alameda Journal 02/08/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anaheim Anaheim Bulletin: Orange County Register weekly 05/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anaheim Anaheim Hills News: Orange County Register weekly 05/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anaheim Fullerton News Tribune: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anaheim Placentia News-Times: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bakersfield Bakersfield Californian 03/25/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bakersfield Bakersfield Californian, The: Web Edition Articles 08/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Berkeley East Bay Daily News 10/18/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Berkeley Fuego de Aztlan 03/01/1976 – 12/01/1978 Newspaper Archives
Berkeley Grito 09/01/1967 – 06/01/1974 Newspaper Archives
Beverly Hills Beverly Hills 90210 05/01/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Weekly 03/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beverly Hills Canyon News 04/23/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eureka Humboldt Beacon 04/23/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eureka Times-Standard 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno California Courier 08/20/1958 – 12/26/1985 Newspaper Archives
Fresno Collegian, The: California State University-Fresno 10/30/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno Fresno Bee 03/13/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno Fresno Morning Republican 10/01/1887 – 10/29/1921 Newspaper Archives
Fresno Fresno Republican Weekly 09/23/1876 – 12/28/1899 Newspaper Archives
Long Beach Downtown Gazette 07/30/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Grunion Gazette 01/04/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Long Beach Press-Telegram 08/11/1990 – Current Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Long Beach Register 10/15/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Uptown Gazette 01/21/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Aguacero 03/24/1878 – 03/31/1878 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Amigo del Pueblo 11/30/1861 – 11/30/1861 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Argonaut 03/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Bel-Air View 07/11/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Brentwood News 08/11/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles California Courier 01/09/1986 – 01/15/1987 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Cinema 02/01/1935 – 02/01/1935 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Clamor Publico 06/19/1855 – 06/27/1857 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Con Safos 06/01/1968 – 01/01/1972 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Correo Mejicano 10/18/1917 – 10/18/1917 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Cronica 09/12/1874 – 09/12/1874 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Democrata 10/14/1882 – 11/04/1882 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Dos Republicas 03/15/1892 – 09/03/1898 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Eastern Group Publications 08/11/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Eco de la Patria 02/14/1878 – 02/21/1878 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Eco de Mexico 10/03/1924 – 10/29/1924 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Eco Mejicano 10/29/1885 – 10/29/1885 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Fe en la Democracia 10/29/1884 – 11/03/1884 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Heraldo de Mexico 12/09/1917 – 12/29/1928 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Inter-Faith Churchman 04/20/1941 – 04/20/1941 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles 09/30/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Joven 09/18/1877 – 04/12/1878 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles L.A. Observed 05/23/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles L.A. Watts Times 04/20/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles LA Alternative 04/02/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Daily Star 01/03/1872 – 12/31/1876 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Los Angeles Downtown News 01/17/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Register 04/20/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Sentinel 03/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Times 01/02/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Tribune 09/06/1943 – 04/22/1960 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Malcriado 04/17/1927 – 04/17/1927 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Malibu Beach 07/11/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Mesazero 12/21/1954 – 12/21/1954 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Monitor Mejicano 10/26/1895 – 10/29/1898 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Our Weekly 09/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Pacific Citizen 03/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 12/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Prensa 12/08/1917 – 01/19/1922 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Regeneracion 09/05/1910 – 10/06/1917 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Santa Monica Sun 08/02/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Teller 03/20/1946 – 03/20/1946 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Union 11/21/1896 – 05/15/1897 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Westside Today 07/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monterey Californian 08/15/1846 – 08/15/1846 Newspaper Archives
Monterey Monterey County Herald 01/06/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakland Alambres de N.E.L. 05/21/1975 – 06/21/1977 Newspaper Archives
Oakland Alameda Times-Star 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakland American Sentinel 01/01/1886 – 12/25/1889 Newspaper Archives
Oakland East Bay Express 03/05/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakland Mundo 01/06/1971 – 12/25/1974 Newspaper Archives
Oakland Oakland Daily Transcript 04/01/1869 – 10/05/1876 Newspaper Archives
Oakland Oakland Post 11/05/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakland Oakland Sunshine 03/20/1915 – 02/25/1922 Newspaper Archives
Oakland Oakland Tribune 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakland Western Outlook 11/07/1914 – 05/26/1928 Newspaper Archives
Redding Free Press 01/02/1892 – 12/31/1892 Newspaper Archives
Redding Redding Record Searchlight 03/08/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Redding Searchlight 01/01/1899 – 12/30/1923 Newspaper Archives
Redding Weekly Searchlight 07/15/1904 – 09/09/1913 Newspaper Archives
Riverside Business Press/California 02/26/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Riverside Hemet News 01/06/1899 – 12/30/1927 Newspaper Archives
Riverside Press and Horticulturist 07/06/1878 – 12/29/1905 Newspaper Archives
Riverside Press-Enterprise 09/28/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Riverside Riverside County Record 01/12/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Riverside Riverside Daily Press 06/10/1886 – 03/11/1949 Newspaper Archives
Riverside Riverside Independent Enterprise 03/03/1891 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences 01/12/1854 – 01/16/1857 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Daily Democratic State Journal 08/26/1853 – 04/30/1858 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Post (El Informador) 11/04/1967 – 12/02/1967 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Prensa Libre 01/15/1969 – 12/31/1970 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Sacramento Bee 03/31/1984 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sacramento Sacramento Bee 01/01/1940 – 12/31/1959 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Sacramento Steamer Union 10/31/1851 – 04/15/1853 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Sacramento Transcript 01/01/1851 – 06/05/1851 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Themis 02/24/1889 – 06/24/1894 Newspaper Archives
Sacramento Weekly Rescue 02/01/1864 – 09/27/1877 Newspaper Archives
San Diego Daily San Diegan 11/01/1887 – 02/29/1888 Newspaper Archives
San Diego Evening Tribune 12/03/1895 – 09/24/1940 Newspaper Archives
San Diego Evening Tribune 09/29/1908 – 12/31/1914 Newspaper Archives
San Diego San Diego Daily Bee 05/16/1887 – 03/30/1888 Newspaper Archives
San Diego San Diego Daily World 01/28/1873 – 07/25/1873 Newspaper Archives
San Diego San Diego Sun 01/03/1888 – 02/29/1888 Newspaper Archives
San Diego San Diego Union 03/20/1871 – 12/31/1983 Newspaper Archives
San Diego San Diego Union 07/25/1872 – 03/27/1933 Newspaper Archives
San Diego San Diego Union-Tribune 12/07/1983 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Diego Sun 07/27/1881 – 01/16/1884 Newspaper Archives
San Diego Weekly World 07/27/1872 – 07/19/1873 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Alaska Appeal 03/06/1879 – 04/15/1880 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Alaska Herald 03/01/1868 – 07/13/1874 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Alta California 06/01/1850 – 06/21/1861 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Bay Citizen 06/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Francisco California Christian Advocate 12/27/1860 – 12/27/1860 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco California Chronik 04/28/1866 – 11/03/1866 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences 01/23/1857 – 09/21/1876 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco California Journal and Sonntags-gast 01/14/1872 – 12/30/1877 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco California Star 07/10/1847 – 04/01/1848 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco California Weekly Courier 11/15/1850 – 11/15/1850 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Centro America 02/20/1921 – 08/25/1921 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Corriere del Popolo 01/04/1916 – 12/20/1962 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Cronica 12/15/1854 – 02/28/1855 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Daily Commercial News 01/01/1885 – 12/31/1888 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Daily Globe 07/04/1856 – 08/14/1858 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Daily Placer Times and Transcript 06/28/1852 – 12/04/1855 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Eco del Pacifico 04/09/1857 – 04/09/1857 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Elevator 05/05/1865 – 06/11/1898 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Evening Post 10/21/1873 – 12/30/1876 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Free Angela 05/01/1971 – 11/08/1971 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Grafico Internacional 02/01/1937 – 04/01/1937 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Hispano America 06/16/1918 – 12/05/1931 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Imparcial 11/20/1931 – 02/01/1935 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Jalamate 12/01/1971 – 06/09/1972 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Mefistofeles 03/09/1918 – 07/20/1918 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Mercantile Gazette and Prices Current, Shipping List and Register 10/02/1863 – 10/18/1867 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Mirror of the Times 12/12/1857 – 12/12/1857 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Nueva Mission 11/27/1967 – 10/01/1969 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Prices Current and Shipping List 02/27/1853 – 12/27/1858 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco San Francisco Abend Post 01/03/1871 – 09/29/1877 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco San Francisco Bulletin 10/08/1855 – 12/31/1891 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco San Francisco Chronicle 01/01/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Francisco San Francisco Chronicle 08/15/1869 – 12/01/1945 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco San Francisco Chronicle: Web Edition Articles 01/17/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Francisco San Francisco Evening Journal 05/31/1852 – 05/13/1854 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco San Francisco Vindicator 05/02/1887 – 02/16/1889 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Seminario Imparcial 08/13/1938 – 11/12/1938 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Voz de Chile y de las Republicas Americanas 10/11/1867 – 05/26/1868 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Voz del Nuevo Mundo 03/27/1865 – 09/23/1884 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Weekly Alta California 10/05/1850 – 12/30/1854 Newspaper Archives
San Francisco Weekly Pacific News 12/31/1849 – 05/15/1851 Newspaper Archives
San Jose Almaden Resident 10/16/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose Campbell Reporter 09/22/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose Cupertino Courier 12/27/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose Evening News 02/23/1884 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
San Jose Los Gatos Weekly-Times 03/17/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose Mercury News 06/01/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose Rose Garden Resident 04/29/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose San Jose Mercury News 11/05/1861 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
San Jose Sunnyvale Sun 02/21/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Jose Willow Glen Resident 01/10/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Juan Capistrano Valley News: Orange County Register weekly 05/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram 06/01/1907 – 10/30/1954 Newspaper Archives
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Telegram 04/24/1908 – 01/02/1912 Newspaper Archives
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune 04/18/1939 – 10/12/1953 Newspaper Archives
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Tribune 08/07/1869 – 02/16/1884 Newspaper Archives
San Luis Obispo Tribune 01/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Santa Barbara Gaceta 08/09/1879 – 07/30/1881 Newspaper Archives
Santa Barbara Noozhawk 09/30/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Santa Monica Aguila 03/21/1971 – 03/21/1973 Newspaper Archives
Santa Monica Santa Monica Daily Press 03/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Santa Monica Santa Monica Mirror 03/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stockton Record 02/20/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stockton Record, The: Blogs 05/15/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stockton San Joaquin Republican 10/27/1855 – 12/08/1860 Newspaper Archives
Stockton Weekly Rescue 05/01/1864 – 09/01/1864 Newspaper Archives

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