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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AlamedaAlameda Journal02/08/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnaheimAnaheim Bulletin: Orange County Register weekly05/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnaheimAnaheim Hills News: Orange County Register weekly05/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnaheimFullerton News Tribune: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnaheimPlacentia News-Times: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Californian03/25/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Californian, The: Web Edition Articles08/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BerkeleyEast Bay Daily News10/18/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BerkeleyFuego de Aztlan03/01/1976 – 12/01/1978Newspaper Archives
BerkeleyGrito09/01/1967 – 06/01/1974Newspaper Archives
Beverly HillsBeverly Hills 9021005/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Beverly HillsBeverly Hills Weekly03/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Beverly HillsCanyon News04/23/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EurekaHumboldt Beacon04/23/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EurekaTimes-Standard09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoCalifornia Courier08/20/1958 – 12/26/1985Newspaper Archives
FresnoCollegian, The: California State University-Fresno10/30/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoFresno Bee03/13/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoFresno Morning Republican10/01/1887 – 10/29/1921Newspaper Archives
FresnoFresno Republican Weekly09/23/1876 – 12/28/1899Newspaper Archives
Long BeachDowntown Gazette07/30/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachGrunion Gazette01/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachLong Beach Press-Telegram08/11/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachLong Beach Register10/15/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachUptown Gazette01/21/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesAguacero03/24/1878 – 03/31/1878Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesAmigo del Pueblo11/30/1861 – 11/30/1861Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesArgonaut03/05/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesBel-Air View07/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesBrentwood News08/11/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesCalifornia Courier01/09/1986 – 01/15/1987Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCinema02/01/1935 – 02/01/1935Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesClamor Publico06/19/1855 – 06/27/1857Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCon Safos06/01/1968 – 01/01/1972Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCorreo Mejicano10/18/1917 – 10/18/1917Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCronica09/12/1874 – 09/12/1874Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesDemocrata10/14/1882 – 11/04/1882Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesDos Republicas03/15/1892 – 09/03/1898Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEastern Group Publications08/11/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesEco de la Patria02/14/1878 – 02/21/1878Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEco de Mexico10/03/1924 – 10/29/1924Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEco Mejicano10/29/1885 – 10/29/1885Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesFe en la Democracia10/29/1884 – 11/03/1884Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesHeraldo de Mexico12/09/1917 – 12/29/1928Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesInter-Faith Churchman04/20/1941 – 04/20/1941Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesJewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles09/30/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesJoven09/18/1877 – 04/12/1878Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesL.A. Observed05/23/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesL.A. Watts Times04/20/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLA Alternative04/02/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Daily Star01/03/1872 – 12/31/1876Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Downtown News01/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Register04/20/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Sentinel03/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Times01/02/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Tribune09/06/1943 – 04/22/1960Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesMalcriado04/17/1927 – 04/17/1927Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesMalibu Beach07/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesMesazero12/21/1954 – 12/21/1954Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesMonitor Mejicano10/26/1895 – 10/29/1898Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesOur Weekly09/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesPacific Citizen03/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesPark Labrea News/Beverly Press12/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesPrensa12/08/1917 – 01/19/1922Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesRegeneracion09/05/1910 – 10/06/1917Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesSanta Monica Sun08/02/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesTeller03/20/1946 – 03/20/1946Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesUnion11/21/1896 – 05/15/1897Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesWestside Today07/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MontereyCalifornian08/15/1846 – 08/15/1846Newspaper Archives
MontereyMonterey County Herald01/06/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OaklandAlambres de N.E.L.05/21/1975 – 06/21/1977Newspaper Archives
OaklandAlameda Times-Star09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OaklandAmerican Sentinel01/01/1886 – 12/25/1889Newspaper Archives
OaklandEast Bay Express03/05/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OaklandMundo01/06/1971 – 12/25/1974Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Daily Transcript04/01/1869 – 10/05/1876Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Post11/05/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OaklandOakland Sunshine03/20/1915 – 02/25/1922Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Tribune09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OaklandWestern Outlook11/07/1914 – 05/26/1928Newspaper Archives
ReddingFree Press01/02/1892 – 12/31/1892Newspaper Archives
ReddingRedding Record Searchlight03/08/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ReddingSearchlight01/01/1899 – 12/30/1923Newspaper Archives
ReddingWeekly Searchlight07/15/1904 – 09/09/1913Newspaper Archives
RiversideBusiness Press/California02/26/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RiversideHemet News01/06/1899 – 12/30/1927Newspaper Archives
RiversidePress and Horticulturist07/06/1878 – 12/29/1905Newspaper Archives
RiversidePress-Enterprise09/28/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RiversideRiverside County Record01/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RiversideRiverside Daily Press06/10/1886 – 03/11/1949Newspaper Archives
RiversideRiverside Independent Enterprise03/03/1891 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
SacramentoCalifornia Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences01/12/1854 – 01/16/1857Newspaper Archives
SacramentoDaily Democratic State Journal08/26/1853 – 04/30/1858Newspaper Archives
SacramentoPost (El Informador)11/04/1967 – 12/02/1967Newspaper Archives
SacramentoPrensa Libre01/15/1969 – 12/31/1970Newspaper Archives
SacramentoSacramento Bee03/31/1984 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SacramentoSacramento Bee01/01/1940 – 12/31/1959Newspaper Archives
SacramentoSacramento Steamer Union10/31/1851 – 04/15/1853Newspaper Archives
SacramentoSacramento Transcript01/01/1851 – 06/05/1851Newspaper Archives
SacramentoThemis02/24/1889 – 06/24/1894Newspaper Archives
SacramentoWeekly Rescue02/01/1864 – 09/27/1877Newspaper Archives
San DiegoDaily San Diegan11/01/1887 – 02/29/1888Newspaper Archives
San DiegoEvening Tribune12/03/1895 – 09/24/1940Newspaper Archives
San DiegoEvening Tribune09/29/1908 – 12/31/1914Newspaper Archives
San DiegoSan Diego Daily Bee05/16/1887 – 03/30/1888Newspaper Archives
San DiegoSan Diego Daily World01/28/1873 – 07/25/1873Newspaper Archives
San DiegoSan Diego Sun01/03/1888 – 02/29/1888Newspaper Archives
San DiegoSan Diego Union03/20/1871 – 12/31/1983Newspaper Archives
San DiegoSan Diego Union07/25/1872 – 03/27/1933Newspaper Archives
San DiegoSan Diego Union-Tribune12/07/1983 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San DiegoSun07/27/1881 – 01/16/1884Newspaper Archives
San DiegoWeekly World07/27/1872 – 07/19/1873Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoAlaska Appeal03/06/1879 – 04/15/1880Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoAlaska Herald03/01/1868 – 07/13/1874Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoAlta California06/01/1850 – 06/21/1861Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoBay Citizen06/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San FranciscoCalifornia Christian Advocate12/27/1860 – 12/27/1860Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCalifornia Chronik04/28/1866 – 11/03/1866Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCalifornia Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences01/23/1857 – 09/21/1876Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCalifornia Journal and Sonntags-gast01/14/1872 – 12/30/1877Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCalifornia Star07/10/1847 – 04/01/1848Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCalifornia Weekly Courier11/15/1850 – 11/15/1850Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCentro America02/20/1921 – 08/25/1921Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCorriere del Popolo01/04/1916 – 12/20/1962Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoCronica12/15/1854 – 02/28/1855Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoDaily Commercial News01/01/1885 – 12/31/1888Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoDaily Globe07/04/1856 – 08/14/1858Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoDaily Placer Times and Transcript06/28/1852 – 12/04/1855Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoEco del Pacifico04/09/1857 – 04/09/1857Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoElevator05/05/1865 – 06/11/1898Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoEvening Post10/21/1873 – 12/30/1876Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoFree Angela05/01/1971 – 11/08/1971Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoGrafico Internacional02/01/1937 – 04/01/1937Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoHispano America06/16/1918 – 12/05/1931Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoImparcial11/20/1931 – 02/01/1935Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoJalamate12/01/1971 – 06/09/1972Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoMefistofeles03/09/1918 – 07/20/1918Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoMercantile Gazette and Prices Current, Shipping List and Register10/02/1863 – 10/18/1867Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoMirror of the Times12/12/1857 – 12/12/1857Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoNueva Mission11/27/1967 – 10/01/1969Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoPrices Current and Shipping List02/27/1853 – 12/27/1858Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoSan Francisco Abend Post01/03/1871 – 09/29/1877Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoSan Francisco Bulletin10/08/1855 – 12/31/1891Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoSan Francisco Chronicle01/01/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San FranciscoSan Francisco Chronicle08/15/1869 – 12/01/1945Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoSan Francisco Chronicle: Web Edition Articles01/17/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San FranciscoSan Francisco Evening Journal05/31/1852 – 05/13/1854Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoSan Francisco Vindicator05/02/1887 – 02/16/1889Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoSeminario Imparcial08/13/1938 – 11/12/1938Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoVoz de Chile y de las Republicas Americanas10/11/1867 – 05/26/1868Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoVoz del Nuevo Mundo03/27/1865 – 09/23/1884Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoWeekly Alta California10/05/1850 – 12/30/1854Newspaper Archives
San FranciscoWeekly Pacific News12/31/1849 – 05/15/1851Newspaper Archives
San JoseAlmaden Resident10/16/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseCampbell Reporter09/22/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseCupertino Courier12/27/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseEvening News02/23/1884 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
San JoseLos Gatos Weekly-Times03/17/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseMercury News06/01/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseRose Garden Resident04/29/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseSan Jose Mercury News11/05/1861 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
San JoseSunnyvale Sun02/21/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JoseWillow Glen Resident01/10/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San JuanCapistrano Valley News: Orange County Register weekly05/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo Daily Telegram06/01/1907 – 10/30/1954Newspaper Archives
San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo Telegram04/24/1908 – 01/02/1912Newspaper Archives
San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune04/18/1939 – 10/12/1953Newspaper Archives
San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo Tribune08/07/1869 – 02/16/1884Newspaper Archives
San Luis ObispoTribune01/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Santa BarbaraGaceta08/09/1879 – 07/30/1881Newspaper Archives
Santa BarbaraNoozhawk09/30/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Santa MonicaAguila03/21/1971 – 03/21/1973Newspaper Archives
Santa MonicaSanta Monica Daily Press03/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Santa MonicaSanta Monica Mirror03/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StocktonRecord02/20/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StocktonRecord, The: Blogs05/15/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StocktonSan Joaquin Republican10/27/1855 – 12/08/1860Newspaper Archives
StocktonWeekly Rescue05/01/1864 – 09/01/1864Newspaper Archives
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