California Archives: 822 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from California, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CA newspaper archives: 822 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: San Francisco, California
Photo: San Francisco, California. Credit: Hector Sanchez; 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 – 2017)

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

Here is a partial list of California newspapers in the online archives; to see the full list, click here. 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
AlamedaAlameda Encinal08/19/1876 – 09/16/18762Newspaper Archives
AlhambraAlhambra Source01/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AltedenaAltadenaPoint01/10/2008 – 03/08/2015Recent Obituaries
AlturasModoc Independent01/22/1876 – 01/22/18761Newspaper Archives
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
AnaheimAnaheim Gazette07/04/1874 – 06/17/18762Newspaper Archives
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
AntiochAntioch News01/18/2019 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AntiochAntioch Ledger08/13/1870 – 06/17/18762Newspaper Archives
ArcataHumboldt Times08/30/1856 – 07/24/185867Newspaper Archives
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
AuburnWeekly Placer Herald09/11/1852 – 09/08/1855118Newspaper Archives
AuburnPlacer Weekly Argus03/01/1873 – 06/17/187630Newspaper Archives
AuburnWeekly Placer Herald02/19/1853 – 02/19/18531Newspaper Archives
AvenalAvenal Progress05/14/2003 – 12/18/2007Recent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Californian03/25/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Californian, The: Web Edition Articles08/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BakersfieldBakersfield Life12/31/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BakersfieldKern County Gazette07/22/1876 – 07/22/18761Newspaper Archives
BakersfieldKern County Weekly Courier01/08/1876 – 01/08/18761Newspaper Archives
BakersfieldSouthern Californian and Kern County Weekly Courier02/19/1874 – 08/10/18762Newspaper Archives
BarstowDesert Dispatch03/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeniciaCalifornia Gazette03/29/1851 – 02/21/185240Newspaper Archives
BeniciaBenicia Tribune10/25/1873 – 10/31/187449Newspaper 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
CalistogaCalistoga Free Press06/13/1874 – 04/17/187540Newspaper Archives
CalistogaCalistoga Tribune08/15/1872 – 06/12/187333Newspaper Archives
CamarilloCamarillo Acorn05/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CastrovilleCastroville Argus06/24/1876 – 06/24/18761Newspaper Archives
CeresCeres Courier02/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicoChico Enterprise-Record09/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicoDaily Butte record02/01/1858 – 09/11/1858186Newspaper Archives
ChicoWeekly Butte Record09/18/1858 – 01/16/1864174Newspaper Archives
ChicoWeekly Butte Record03/24/1866 – 12/28/186793Newspaper Archives
ChicoChico Enterprise06/23/1876 – 06/23/18761Newspaper Archives
ChicoWeekly Butte Record06/24/1876 – 06/24/18761Newspaper Archives
ChinoChino Champion01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChinoChino Hills Champion01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClaremontClaremont Courier04/15/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CloverdaleCloverdale Bee06/29/1872 – 02/22/187331Newspaper Archives
CoachellaIdeal11/02/1969 – 11/21/1977107Newspaper Archives
CoalingaCoalinga Record05/06/2003 – 02/07/2009Recent Obituaries
ColfaxColfax Record12/16/2004 – 03/03/2019Recent Obituaries
ColomaEmpire County Argus03/18/1854 – 03/25/18542Newspaper Archives
ColomaMiners’ Advocate01/01/1853 – 08/06/18537Newspaper Archives
ColomaEmpire County Argus11/19/1853 – 11/08/1856152Newspaper 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
ColumbiaColumbia Gazette11/12/1853 – 12/30/185458Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia gazette and the southern mines advertiser05/27/1858 – 07/15/18583Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia weekly news08/26/1858 – 12/08/185914Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaWeekly Columbian06/28/1856 – 06/06/185739Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaClipper and Gazette07/11/1854 – 07/11/18541Newspaper Archives
ColusaColusa Independent03/25/1876 – 03/25/18761Newspaper Archives
ColusaWeekly Colusa Sun11/26/1870 – 06/24/18762Newspaper Archives
ComptonCompton Bulletin08/31/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ConcordConcord Transcript02/22/1996 – CurrentRecent 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 – 10/22/2019Recent Obituaries
Costa MesaOC Weekly: Blogs12/09/2014 – 11/25/2015Recent Obituaries
Crescent CityDel Norte Triplicate01/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crescent CityCrescent City Herald11/01/1854 – 08/03/185920Newspaper Archives
Cresent CityCrescent City Courier06/17/1876 – 06/17/18761Newspaper Archives
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
DavisvilleDavisville Advertiser04/09/1870 – 04/09/18701Newspaper Archives
Del MarDel Mar Times04/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Del MarCarmel Valley News10/23/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Del MarSolana Beach Sun11/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DelanoRecord04/11/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DixonDixon Tribune11/21/1874 – 06/24/187620Newspaper Archives
DowneyLos Nietos Valley Courier07/08/1876 – 07/08/18761Newspaper Archives
DownievilleMountain Messenger01/13/1866 – 06/10/18763Newspaper Archives
DownievilleSierra citizen02/11/1854 – 02/03/185552Newspaper Archives
DownievilleSierra citizen03/19/1859 – 02/18/18604Newspaper Archives
DownievilleWeekly Sierra Citizen06/28/1856 – 08/15/18572Newspaper Archives
DownievilleMountain Echo09/24/1853 – 09/24/18531Newspaper Archives
DownievilleSierra County News03/29/1862 – 08/23/186222Newspaper Archives
DownievilleWeekly Sierra Citizen05/17/1856 – 07/05/18562Newspaper Archives
Dutch FlatDutch Flat Forum08/17/1876 – 08/17/18761Newspaper Archives
EastvaleCity of Eastvale 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
EurekaDaily Humboldt Times09/14/1876 – 09/14/18761Newspaper Archives
EurekaHumboldt Times08/28/1858 – 06/10/18768Newspaper Archives
EurekaWest Coast Signal02/15/1871 – 08/23/187666Newspaper Archives
FolsomEl Dorado Hills Telegraph02/01/2006 – 11/01/2018Recent Obituaries
FolsomFolsom Telegraph02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FolsomFolsom Dispatch12/19/1857 – 12/19/18571Newspaper Archives
FolsomFolsom Telegraph05/07/1864 – 01/08/18762Newspaper 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
FresnoCalifornia Courier08/20/1958 – 12/26/19851133Newspaper Archives
FresnoFresno Expositor01/26/1876 – 01/26/18761Newspaper Archives
Fullerton, Brea La Habra, Placentia, Yorba LindaNorth County News-Tribune02/08/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GarbervilleRedwood Times09/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeorgetownGeorgetown news06/21/1855 – 05/22/185643Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownGeorgetown weekly news10/19/1854 – 06/14/185531Newspaper Archives
GilroyCalifornia Weekly Leader02/26/1875 – 11/26/187531Newspaper Archives
GilroyGilroy Advocate01/13/1872 – 07/01/1876146Newspaper Archives
GlendaleCalifornia Courier02/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Independent Weekly06/30/2005 – 01/19/2006Recent Obituaries
GlendaleCalifornia Courier01/22/1987 – 12/27/20071047Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyCalifornia Mining Journal04/01/1856 – 07/01/185822Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyGrass Valley telegraph10/06/1853 – 07/17/185856Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyNevada national01/08/1859 – 07/21/186080Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyFoot-hill Weekly Tidings02/12/1876 – 07/15/18762Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyGrass Valley Daily Union01/27/1876 – 09/19/18762Newspaper Archives
Grass ValleyGrass Valley Republican03/26/1872 – 04/09/18724Newspaper Archives
GridleyGridley Herald10/18/2003 – 08/31/2018Recent Obituaries
GuadalupeGuadalupe Telegraph05/06/1876 – 05/06/18761Newspaper Archives
Half Moon BayHalf Moon Bay Review02/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HanfordSentinel05/08/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HavilahHavilah Weekly Courier01/26/1869 – 01/26/18691Newspaper Archives
HaywardDaily Review09/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HealdsburgRussian River Flag11/19/1868 – 06/29/187690Newspaper Archives
HemetHemet News01/06/1899 – 12/27/19402135Newspaper Archives
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
HollisterHollister Advance06/17/1872 – 12/30/1876232Newspaper Archives
HollisterHollister Enterprise10/25/1873 – 09/23/187695Newspaper Archives
HornitosMariposa Democrat04/01/1857 – 04/01/185852Newspaper Archives
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
IndependenceInyo Independent01/03/1874 – 12/30/1876154Newspaper 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 Ledger02/12/1859 – 12/30/1910565Newspaper Archives
JacksonAmador Weekly Ledger10/24/1857 – 07/17/185839Newspaper Archives
JacksonWeekly ledger04/18/1857 – 10/03/185725Newspaper Archives
JacksonAmador Dispatch11/10/1866 – 12/30/1876143Newspaper Archives
JacksonAmador Sentinel08/16/1856 – 08/16/18561Newspaper 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
La MesaLa Mesa Courier12/26/2014 – 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
LakeportLake County Bee03/08/1873 – 07/27/1876117Newspaper Archives
LakeportLake Democrat08/19/1876 – 08/19/18761Newspaper Archives
LakeportLakeport Avalanche04/22/1871 – 08/26/187118Newspaper Archives
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

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