California Archives: 495 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from California, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CA newspaper archives: 495 titles to help you search your family history in the “Golden State,” providing coverage from 1846 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online California newspaper archives!

Photo: Yosemite Valley, California
Photo: Yosemite Valley, California. Credit: chensiyuan; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search California Newspaper Archives (1846 – 2016)

Search California Recent Obituaries (1983 – Today)

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Illustration: California state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a partial list of California newspapers in the online archives; click here to see the complete list. 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 Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Agoura Hills Acorn 06/22/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Agoura Hills Simi Valley Acorn 05/07/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Agoura Hills Thousand Oaks Acorn 07/18/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Alameda Alameda Journal 02/08/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Alhambra Alhambra Source 01/13/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Altedena AltadenaPoint 01/10/2008 – 03/08/2015 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 – 07/28/2011 Recent Obituaries
Anaheim Fullerton News Tribune: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – 02/23/2017 Recent Obituaries
Anaheim Placentia News-Times: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – 02/24/2017 Recent Obituaries
Anderson Anderson Valley Post 05/03/2006 – 06/25/2014 Recent Obituaries
Antioch Brentwood News 05/09/1997 – 11/25/2016 Recent Obituaries
Antioch East County Times 10/28/2005 – 06/24/2011 Recent Obituaries
Antioch Ledger Dispatch 03/23/1997 – 09/09/2005 Recent Obituaries
Arroyo Grande Adobe Press 12/21/2001 – 05/27/2016 Recent Obituaries
Arroyo Grande Times Press Recorder 01/05/2005 – 07/30/2016 Recent Obituaries
Auburn Auburn Journal 12/19/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Avenal Avenal Progress 05/14/2003 – 12/18/2007 Recent Obituaries
Bakersfield Bakersfield Californian 03/25/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bakersfield Bakersfield Californian, The: Web Edition Articles 08/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Barstow Desert Dispatch 03/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Benicia California Gazette 03/29/1851 – 02/21/1852 40 Newspaper Archives
Berkeley Berkeleyside 10/26/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Berkeley East Bay Daily News 10/18/2006 – 03/08/2008 Recent Obituaries
Berkeley Fuego de Aztlan 03/01/1976 – 12/01/1978 3 Newspaper Archives
Berkeley Grito 09/01/1967 – 06/01/1974 28 Newspaper Archives
Beverly Hills Beverly Hills 90210 05/01/2004 – 03/05/2010 Recent Obituaries
Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Weekly 03/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beverly Hills Canyon News 04/23/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Big Bear Lake Big Bear Grizzly 06/05/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bishop Inyo Register 10/08/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brea Star-Progress: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – 01/15/2016 Recent Obituaries
Burbank Burbank Weekly 06/23/2005 – 01/19/2006 Recent Obituaries
Calistoga Weekly Calistogan 09/04/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camarillo Camarillo Acorn 05/12/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cambria Cambrian 05/10/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ceres Ceres Courier 02/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chico Chico Enterprise-Record 09/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chino Chino Champion 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chino Chino Hills Champion 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chowchilla Chowchilla News 05/17/2012 – 06/13/2017 Recent Obituaries
Claremont Claremont Courier 04/15/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coachella Ideal 11/02/1969 – 11/21/1977 107 Newspaper Archives
Coalinga Coalinga Record 05/06/2003 – 02/07/2009 Recent Obituaries
Colfax Colfax Record 12/16/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coloma Empire County Argus 03/18/1854 – 03/25/1854 2 Newspaper Archives
Coloma Miners’ Advocate 01/01/1853 – 08/06/1853 7 Newspaper Archives
Colton Chicano 04/21/1968 – 06/30/1977 388 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Campaign Gazette 09/27/1856 – 11/01/1856 4 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Columbia Gazette 01/22/1853 – 04/25/1857 28 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Weekly Columbian 03/07/1857 – 03/07/1857 1 Newspaper Archives
Compton Compton Bulletin 08/31/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Concord Concord Transcript 02/22/1996 – 05/29/2015 Recent Obituaries
Contra Costa County East Bay Times 04/05/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Contra Costa County East Bay Times: Web Edition Articles 04/05/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Costa Mesa OC Weekly 03/05/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Costa Mesa OC Weekly: Blogs 12/09/2014 – 11/25/2015 Recent Obituaries
Crescent City Del Norte Triplicate 01/15/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Culver City Culver City Observer 07/07/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Culver City LA Weekly 11/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cupertino La Voz Weekly: De Anza College 05/15/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dana Point Dana Point News: Orange County Register weekly 05/27/2004 – 07/20/2017 Recent Obituaries
Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo Coastal Current: Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo 12/21/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Danville Danville Times 10/13/2006 – 06/01/2007 Recent Obituaries
Darwin Coso Mining News 05/27/1876 – 06/03/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Davis Davis Enterprise 07/18/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Del Mar Del Mar Times 04/08/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Del Mar Carmel Valley News 10/23/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Del Mar Solana Beach Sun 11/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Downieville Mountain Messenger 01/13/1866 – 06/10/1876 3 Newspaper Archives
El Centro Imperial Valley Press 01/02/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
El Centro Imperial Valley press 07/23/1907 – 12/31/1910 175 Newspaper Archives
El Centro Imperial Valley press and the Imperial press 03/24/1906 – 07/17/1907 60 Newspaper Archives
Encinitas Encinitas Advocate 12/15/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Escondido North County Times 01/02/2001 – 03/05/2013 Recent Obituaries
Eureka Humboldt Beacon 04/23/2006 – 04/17/2014 Recent Obituaries
Eureka Times-Standard 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Folsom El Dorado Hills Telegraph 02/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Folsom Folsom Telegraph 02/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Folsom Folsom Dispatch 12/19/1857 – 12/19/1857 1 Newspaper Archives
Fort Bragg Fort Bragg Advocate News 09/20/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fountain Valley Fountain Valley View, The: Orange County Register weekly 12/16/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fowler California Courier 09/18/1958 – 08/06/1964 144 Newspaper Archives
Fremont Argus 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno Collegian, The: California State University-Fresno 10/30/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno Fresno Bee 03/13/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno California Courier 08/20/1958 – 12/26/1985 1111 Newspaper Archives
Fresno Fresno Morning Republican 10/01/1887 – 10/29/1921 4597 Newspaper Archives
Fresno Fresno Republican Weekly 09/23/1876 – 12/28/1899 1023 Newspaper Archives
Fresno Fresno Bee, The: Blogs 12/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresno Fresno Bee 10/17/1922 – 06/30/1938 5605 Newspaper Archives
Fresno Vida en el Valle: Web Edition Articles 02/16/2018 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fullerton, Brea La Habra, Placentia, Yorba Linda North County News-Tribune 02/08/2018 – Current Recent Obituaries
Garberville Redwood Times 09/22/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glendale California Courier 02/15/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glendale Glendale Independent Weekly 06/30/2005 – 01/19/2006 Recent Obituaries
Glendale California Courier 01/22/1987 – 12/27/2007 1045 Newspaper Archives
Grass Valley California Mining Journal 04/01/1856 – 07/01/1858 22 Newspaper Archives
Gridley Gridley Herald 10/18/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay Review 02/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hanford Hanford Sentinel 05/08/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hayward Daily Review 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hermosa Beach Beach Reporter 11/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hermosa Beach Easy Reader 10/14/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hesperia Hesperia Star 05/17/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hollister BenitoLink 04/01/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Huntington Beach Wave, The: Orange County Register weekly 05/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Idyllwild Idyllwild Town Crier 01/27/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Idyllwild Idyllwild Town Crier Expanded 11/01/1946 – 12/31/2015 5188 Newspaper Archives
Imperial Imperial press 04/04/1903 – 09/30/1905 85 Newspaper Archives
Imperial Imperial Press 04/20/1901 – 10/26/1901 27 Newspaper Archives
Imperial Imperial press and farmer 11/02/1901 – 03/14/1903 45 Newspaper Archives
Irvine Irvine World News: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Irvine OC Post-Irvine World News: Orange County Register weekly 02/19/2008 – 06/29/2013 Recent Obituaries
Jackson Amador Weekly Ledger 01/05/1900 – 12/30/1910 564 Newspaper Archives
Kingsburg Kingsburg Recorder 07/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Cañada Flintridge La Cañada Flintridge Weekly 10/20/2005 – 11/09/2006 Recent Obituaries
La Jolla La Jolla Village News 04/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Jolla La Jolla Light 01/03/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Laguna Beach Laguna News-Post: Orange County Register weekly 05/06/2004 – 11/02/2017 Recent Obituaries
Laguna Niguel Laguna Niguel News – Aliso Viejo News: Orange County Register weeklies 05/06/2004 – 10/19/2017 Recent Obituaries
Laguna Woods Laguna Woods Globe: Orange County Register weekly 05/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Arrowhead Mountain News & Crestline Courier-News 12/06/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Forest Canyon Life – Ladera Post – Rancho Santa Margarita News: Orange County Register weeklies 05/14/2004 – 12/04/2015 Recent Obituaries
Lake Forest Saddleback Valley News: Orange County Register weeklies 05/07/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Isabella Kern Valley Sun 11/16/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lakeport Clear Lake Observer American 11/19/2003 – 11/25/2014 Recent Obituaries
Lakeport Lake County News 12/21/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lakeport Lake County Record Bee 09/23/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Larkspur, Corte Madera, Greenbrae Twin Cities Times 10/06/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lemoore Lemoore Advance 06/11/2003 – 09/17/2009 Recent Obituaries
Lemoore Lemoore Navy News 08/01/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lincoln Lincoln News Messenger 11/25/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Llano Llano Colonist 03/11/1922 – 12/30/1922 40 Newspaper Archives
Lodi Lodi News-Sentinel 06/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lompoc Lompoc Record 10/02/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Downtown Gazette 07/30/2001 – 07/28/2010 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 – 06/13/2014 Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Uptown Gazette 01/21/2009 – 07/28/2010 Recent Obituaries
Loomis Loomis News 02/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Argonaut 03/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Bel-Air View 07/11/2006 – 03/05/2010 Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Brentwood News 08/11/2003 – 10/08/2012 Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Eastern Group Publications 08/11/2005 – 01/25/2018 Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles 10/01/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
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 – 04/28/2006 Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Downtown News 01/17/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Los Angeles Register 04/20/2014 – 10/06/2014 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 Malibu Beach 07/11/2006 – 03/05/2010 Recent Obituaries
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 – 01/22/2009 Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Santa Monica Sun 08/02/2004 – 03/30/2011 Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Westside Today 07/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Angeles Aguacero 03/24/1878 – 03/31/1878 2 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Amigo del Pueblo 11/30/1861 – 11/30/1861 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles California Courier 01/09/1986 – 01/15/1987 50 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Cinema 02/01/1935 – 02/01/1935 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Clamor Publico 06/19/1855 – 06/27/1857 103 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Con Safos 06/01/1968 – 01/01/1972 8 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Correo Mejicano 10/18/1917 – 10/18/1917 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Cronica 09/12/1874 – 09/12/1874 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Democrata 10/14/1882 – 11/04/1882 6 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Dos Republicas 03/15/1892 – 09/03/1898 174 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Eco de la Patria 02/14/1878 – 02/21/1878 2 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Eco de Mexico 10/03/1924 – 10/29/1924 4 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Eco Mejicano 10/29/1885 – 10/29/1885 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Fe en la Democracia 10/29/1884 – 11/03/1884 2 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Heraldo de Mexico 12/09/1917 – 12/29/1928 3126 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Inter-Faith Churchman 04/20/1941 – 04/20/1941 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Joven 09/18/1877 – 04/12/1878 2 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Los Angeles Daily Star 01/03/1872 – 12/31/1876 842 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Los Angeles Tribune 09/06/1943 – 04/22/1960 149 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Malcriado 04/17/1927 – 04/17/1927 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Mesazero 12/21/1954 – 12/21/1954 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Monitor Mejicano 10/26/1895 – 10/29/1898 10 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Prensa 12/08/1917 – 04/07/1932 200 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Regeneracion 09/03/1910 – 03/16/1918 253 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Teller 03/20/1946 – 03/20/1946 1 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Union 11/21/1896 – 05/15/1897 3 Newspaper Archives
Los Angeles Los Angeles Daily Herald 10/02/1873 – 12/31/1910 9258 Newspaper Archives
Los Banos Los Banos Enterprise 08/02/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Los Gatos Los Gatos Daily News 09/22/2006 – 08/19/2007 Recent Obituaries
Los Gatos Los Gatos Weekly-Times 03/17/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madera Madera Tribune 05/08/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madera Coalinga Recorder 11/18/2015 – 03/21/2018 Recent Obituaries
Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Times 10/09/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Manteca Manteca Bulletin 11/19/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Manzanar Manzanar Free Press 06/02/1942 – 09/08/1945 355 Newspaper Archives
Marin Sausalito Marin Scope 09/16/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marina Del Rey Del Rey News 05/01/2006 – 01/01/2007 Recent Obituaries
Mariposa Mariposa Gazette 07/01/1876 – 07/01/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Martinez Martinez News-Gazette 01/06/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Martinez, Pleasant Hill Record 04/10/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries

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