California Archives: 506 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from California, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CA newspaper archives: 506 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: Big Sur coast, including the Bixby bridge, California
Photo: Big Sur coast, including the Bixby bridge, California. Credit: Calilover; 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)

Illustration: California state flag
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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
Agoura HillsAcorn06/22/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Agoura HillsSimi Valley Acorn05/07/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Agoura HillsThousand Oaks Acorn07/18/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlamedaAlameda Journal02/08/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlhambraAlhambra Source01/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AltedenaAltadenaPoint01/10/2008 – 03/08/2015Recent Obituaries
AnaheimAnaheim Bulletin: Orange County Register weekly05/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnaheimAnaheim Hills News: Orange County Register weekly05/27/2004 – 07/28/2011Recent Obituaries
AnaheimFullerton News Tribune: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – 02/23/2017Recent Obituaries
AnaheimPlacentia News-Times: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – 02/24/2017Recent Obituaries
AndersonAnderson Valley Post05/03/2006 – 06/25/2014Recent Obituaries
AntiochBrentwood News05/09/1997 – 11/25/2016Recent Obituaries
AntiochEast County Times10/28/2005 – 06/24/2011Recent Obituaries
AntiochLedger Dispatch03/23/1997 – 09/09/2005Recent Obituaries
Arroyo GrandeAdobe Press12/21/2001 – 05/27/2016Recent Obituaries
Arroyo GrandeTimes Press Recorder01/05/2005 – 07/30/2016Recent Obituaries
AuburnAuburn Journal12/19/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AvenalAvenal Progress05/14/2003 – 12/18/2007Recent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Californian03/25/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Californian, The: Web Edition Articles08/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BarstowDesert Dispatch03/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeniciaCalifornia Gazette03/29/1851 – 02/21/185240Newspaper Archives
BerkeleyBerkeleyside10/26/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BerkeleyEast Bay Daily News10/18/2006 – 03/08/2008Recent Obituaries
BerkeleyFuego de Aztlan03/01/1976 – 12/01/19783Newspaper Archives
BerkeleyGrito09/01/1967 – 06/01/197428Newspaper Archives
Beverly HillsBeverly Hills 9021005/01/2004 – 03/05/2010Recent Obituaries
Beverly HillsBeverly Hills Weekly03/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Beverly HillsCanyon News04/23/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Big Bear LakeBig Bear Grizzly06/05/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BishopInyo Register10/08/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BreaStar-Progress: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – 01/15/2016Recent Obituaries
BurbankBurbank Weekly06/23/2005 – 01/19/2006Recent Obituaries
CalistogaWeekly Calistogan09/04/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamarilloCamarillo Acorn05/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CambriaCambrian05/10/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CeresCeres Courier02/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicoChico Enterprise-Record09/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChinoChino Champion01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChinoChino Hills Champion01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChowchillaChowchilla News05/17/2012 – 06/13/2017Recent Obituaries
ClaremontClaremont Courier04/15/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoachellaIdeal11/02/1969 – 11/21/1977107Newspaper Archives
CoalingaCoalinga Record05/06/2003 – 02/07/2009Recent Obituaries
ColfaxColfax Record12/16/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColomaEmpire County Argus03/18/1854 – 03/25/18542Newspaper Archives
ColomaMiners’ Advocate01/01/1853 – 08/06/18537Newspaper Archives
ColtonChicano04/21/1968 – 06/30/1977388Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaCampaign Gazette09/27/1856 – 11/01/18564Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia Gazette01/22/1853 – 04/25/185728Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaWeekly Columbian03/07/1857 – 03/07/18571Newspaper Archives
ComptonCompton Bulletin08/31/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ConcordConcord Transcript02/22/1996 – 05/29/2015Recent Obituaries
Contra Costa CountyEast Bay Times04/05/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Contra Costa CountyEast Bay Times: Web Edition Articles04/05/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Costa MesaOC Weekly03/05/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Costa MesaOC Weekly: Blogs12/09/2014 – 11/25/2015Recent Obituaries
Crescent CityDel Norte Triplicate01/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Culver CityCulver City Observer07/07/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Culver CityLA Weekly11/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CupertinoLa Voz Weekly: De Anza College05/15/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Dana PointDana Point News: Orange County Register weekly05/27/2004 – 07/20/2017Recent Obituaries
Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso ViejoCoastal Current: Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo12/21/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DanvilleDanville Times10/13/2006 – 06/01/2007Recent Obituaries
DarwinCoso Mining News05/27/1876 – 06/03/18762Newspaper Archives
DavisDavis Enterprise07/18/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Del MarDel Mar Times04/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Del MarCarmel Valley News10/23/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Del MarSolana Beach Sun11/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DownievilleMountain Messenger01/13/1866 – 06/10/18763Newspaper Archives
EastvaleEastvale Neighborhood News05/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
El CentroImperial Valley Press01/02/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
El CentroImperial Valley press07/23/1907 – 12/31/1910175Newspaper Archives
El CentroImperial Valley press and the Imperial press03/24/1906 – 07/17/190760Newspaper Archives
EncinitasEncinitas Advocate12/15/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EscondidoNorth County Times01/02/2001 – 03/05/2013Recent Obituaries
EurekaHumboldt Beacon04/23/2006 – 04/17/2014Recent Obituaries
EurekaTimes-Standard09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FolsomEl Dorado Hills Telegraph02/01/2006 – 11/01/2018Recent Obituaries
FolsomFolsom Telegraph02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FolsomFolsom Dispatch12/19/1857 – 12/19/18571Newspaper Archives
Fort BraggFort Bragg Advocate News09/20/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fountain ValleyFountain Valley View, The: Orange County Register weekly12/16/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FowlerCalifornia Courier09/18/1958 – 08/06/1964144Newspaper Archives
FremontArgus09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoCollegian, The: California State University-Fresno10/30/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoFresno Bee03/13/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoCalifornia Courier08/20/1958 – 12/26/19851111Newspaper Archives
FresnoFresno Morning Republican10/01/1887 – 10/29/19214597Newspaper Archives
FresnoFresno Republican Weekly09/23/1876 – 12/28/18991023Newspaper Archives
FresnoFresno Bee, The: Blogs12/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FresnoFresno Bee10/17/1922 – 06/30/19385605Newspaper Archives
FresnoVida en el Valle: Web Edition Articles02/16/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fullerton, Brea La Habra, Placentia, Yorba LindaNorth County News-Tribune02/08/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GarbervilleRedwood Times09/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleCalifornia Courier02/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Independent Weekly06/30/2005 – 01/19/2006Recent Obituaries
GlendaleCalifornia Courier01/22/1987 – 12/27/20071045Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyCalifornia Mining Journal04/01/1856 – 07/01/185822Newspaper Archives
GridleyGridley Herald10/18/2003 – 08/31/2018Recent Obituaries
Half Moon BayHalf Moon Bay Review02/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HanfordHanford Sentinel05/08/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HaywardDaily Review09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hermosa BeachBeach Reporter11/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hermosa BeachEasy Reader10/14/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HesperiaHesperia Star05/17/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HollisterBenitoLink04/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Huntington BeachWave, The: Orange County Register weekly05/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IdyllwildIdyllwild Town Crier01/27/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IdyllwildIdyllwild Town Crier11/01/1946 – 12/31/20153366Newspaper Archives
ImperialImperial press04/04/1903 – 09/30/190585Newspaper Archives
ImperialImperial Press04/20/1901 – 10/26/190127Newspaper Archives
ImperialImperial press and farmer11/02/1901 – 03/14/190345Newspaper Archives
IrvineIrvine World News: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IrvineOC Post-Irvine World News: Orange County Register weekly02/19/2008 – 06/29/2013Recent Obituaries
JacksonAmador Weekly Ledger01/05/1900 – 12/30/1910564Newspaper Archives
KingsburgKingsburg Recorder07/05/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La Cañada FlintridgeLa Cañada Flintridge Weekly10/20/2005 – 11/09/2006Recent Obituaries
La JollaLa Jolla Village News04/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La JollaLa Jolla Light01/03/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Laguna BeachLaguna News-Post: Orange County Register weekly05/06/2004 – 11/02/2017Recent Obituaries
Laguna NiguelLaguna Niguel News – Aliso Viejo News: Orange County Register weeklies05/06/2004 – 10/19/2017Recent Obituaries
Laguna WoodsLaguna Woods Globe: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake ArrowheadMountain News & Crestline Courier-News12/06/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake ForestCanyon Life – Ladera Post – Rancho Santa Margarita News: Orange County Register weeklies05/14/2004 – 12/04/2015Recent Obituaries
Lake ForestSaddleback Valley News: Orange County Register weeklies05/07/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake IsabellaKern Valley Sun11/16/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakeportClear Lake Observer American11/19/2003 – 11/25/2014Recent Obituaries
LakeportLake County News12/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakeportLake County Record Bee09/23/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Larkspur, Corte Madera, GreenbraeTwin Cities Times10/06/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LemooreLemoore Advance06/11/2003 – 09/17/2009Recent Obituaries
LemooreLemoore Navy News08/01/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnLincoln News Messenger11/25/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LlanoLlano Colonist03/11/1922 – 12/30/192240Newspaper Archives
LodiLodi News-Sentinel06/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LompocLompoc Record10/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachDowntown Gazette07/30/2001 – 07/28/2010Recent Obituaries
Long BeachGrunion Gazette01/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachLong Beach Press-Telegram08/11/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachLong Beach Register10/15/2013 – 06/13/2014Recent Obituaries
Long BeachUptown Gazette01/21/2009 – 07/28/2010Recent Obituaries
LoomisLoomis News02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesArgonaut03/05/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesBel-Air View07/11/2006 – 03/05/2010Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesBrentwood News08/11/2003 – 10/08/2012Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesEastern Group Publications08/11/2005 – 01/25/2018Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesJewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles10/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesL.A. Observed05/23/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesL.A. Watts Times04/20/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLA Alternative04/02/2003 – 04/28/2006Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Downtown News01/17/2000 – 06/12/2017Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Register04/20/2014 – 10/06/2014Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Sentinel03/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Times01/02/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesMalibu Beach07/11/2006 – 03/05/2010Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesOur Weekly09/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesPacific Citizen03/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesPark Labrea News/Beverly Press12/01/2005 – 01/22/2009Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesSanta Monica Sun08/02/2004 – 03/30/2011Recent Obituaries
Los AngelesWestside Today07/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los AngelesAguacero03/24/1878 – 03/31/18782Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesAmigo del Pueblo11/30/1861 – 11/30/18611Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCalifornia Courier01/09/1986 – 01/15/198750Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCinema02/01/1935 – 02/01/19351Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesClamor Publico06/19/1855 – 06/27/1857103Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCon Safos06/01/1968 – 01/01/19728Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCorreo Mejicano10/18/1917 – 10/18/19171Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCronica09/12/1874 – 09/12/18741Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesDemocrata10/14/1882 – 11/04/18826Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesDos Republicas03/15/1892 – 09/03/1898174Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEco de la Patria02/14/1878 – 02/21/18782Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEco de Mexico10/03/1924 – 10/29/19244Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEco Mejicano10/29/1885 – 10/29/18851Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesFe en la Democracia10/29/1884 – 11/03/18842Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesHeraldo de Mexico12/09/1917 – 12/29/19283126Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesInter-Faith Churchman04/20/1941 – 04/20/19411Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesJoven09/18/1877 – 04/12/18782Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Daily Star01/03/1872 – 12/31/1876842Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Tribune09/06/1943 – 04/22/1960149Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesMalcriado04/17/1927 – 04/17/19271Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesMesazero12/21/1954 – 12/21/19541Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesMonitor Mejicano10/26/1895 – 10/29/189810Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesPrensa12/08/1917 – 04/07/1932200Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesRegeneracion09/03/1910 – 03/16/1918253Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesTeller03/20/1946 – 03/20/19461Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesUnion11/21/1896 – 05/15/18973Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Daily Herald10/02/1873 – 12/31/19109258Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLAist07/16/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los BanosLos Banos Enterprise08/02/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Los GatosLos Gatos Daily News09/22/2006 – 08/19/2007Recent Obituaries
Los GatosLos Gatos Weekly-Times03/17/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaderaMadera Tribune05/08/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaderaCoalinga Recorder11/18/2015 – 03/21/2018Recent Obituaries
Mammoth LakesMammoth Times10/09/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MantecaManteca Bulletin11/19/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ManzanarManzanar Free Press06/02/1942 – 09/08/1945355Newspaper Archives
MarinSausalito Marin Scope09/16/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Marina Del ReyDel Rey News05/01/2006 – 01/01/2007Recent Obituaries
MariposaMariposa Gazette07/01/1876 – 07/01/18761Newspaper Archives

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