California Archives: 848 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from California, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CA newspaper archives: 848 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 National Park, California
Photo: Yosemite National Park, California. Credit: chensiyuan; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from California in these newspapers. Our CA newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search California Newspaper Archives (1846 – 2017)

Search California Obituaries (1865 – Today)

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.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
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 – CurrentObituaries
LemooreLemoore Advance06/11/2003 – 09/17/2009Obituaries
LemooreLemoore Navy News08/01/2014 – CurrentObituaries
LincolnLincoln News Messenger11/25/2004 – CurrentObituaries
LivermoreLivermore Enterprise07/01/1876 – 07/01/18761Newspaper Archives
LlanoLlano Colonist03/11/1922 – 12/30/192240Newspaper Archives
LodiLodi News-Sentinel06/01/2000 – CurrentObituaries
LompocLompoc Record10/02/2005 – CurrentObituaries
LompocLompoc Record02/19/1876 – 02/19/18761Newspaper Archives
Long BeachDowntown Gazette07/30/2001 – 07/28/2010Obituaries
Long BeachGrunion Gazette01/04/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Long BeachLong Beach Press-Telegram08/11/1990 – CurrentObituaries
Long BeachLong Beach Register10/15/2013 – 06/13/2014Obituaries
Long BeachUptown Gazette01/21/2009 – 07/28/2010Obituaries
LoomisLoomis News02/01/2006 – CurrentObituaries
LoopeAlpine Miner07/09/1870 – 11/23/187299Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesArgonaut03/05/2005 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesBel-Air View07/11/2006 – 03/05/2010Obituaries
Los AngelesBrentwood News08/11/2003 – 10/08/2012Obituaries
Los AngelesEastern Group Publications08/11/2005 – 01/25/2018Obituaries
Los AngelesJewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles10/01/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesL.A. Observed05/23/2003 – 03/18/2019Obituaries
Los AngelesL.A. Watts Times04/20/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesLA Alternative04/02/2003 – 04/28/2006Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Downtown News01/17/2000 – 06/12/2017Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Register04/20/2014 – 10/06/2014Obituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Sentinel03/22/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesLos Angeles Times01/02/1985 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesMalibu Beach07/11/2006 – 03/05/2010Obituaries
Los AngelesOur Weekly09/09/2005 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesPacific Citizen03/16/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesPark Labrea News/Beverly Press12/01/2005 – 01/22/2009Obituaries
Los AngelesSanta Monica Sun08/02/2004 – 03/30/2011Obituaries
Los AngelesWestside Today07/04/2004 – CurrentObituaries
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 AngelesCorreo Mejicano10/18/1917 – 10/18/19171Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesDemocrata10/14/1882 – 11/04/18826Newspaper 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 AngelesLAist07/16/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Los AngelesEl clamor pu’blico06/19/1855 – 12/31/1859232Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLa cro’nica04/25/1914 – 04/08/1917116Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLa cro’nica05/04/1872 – 07/27/1889631Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLa prensa12/08/1917 – 01/19/1922202Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles daily herald10/02/1873 – 12/31/19109258Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesEvening Republican10/03/1876 – 10/03/18761Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Daily News01/01/1871 – 11/30/1872419Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Evening Express05/05/1874 – 10/09/18763Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Tri-weekly News11/20/1863 – 05/07/18642Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Weekly Herald08/12/1876 – 08/12/18761Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Weekly Mirror08/05/1876 – 08/05/18761Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesLos Angeles Weekly Star08/23/1851 – 07/22/18766Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesSud-Californische Post08/05/1876 – 08/05/18761Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesWeekly Express08/12/1876 – 08/12/18761Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCon Safos06/01/1968 – 01/01/19728Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesCronica01/03/1874 – 09/13/1876150Newspaper Archives
Los AngelesDos Republicas03/15/1892 – 09/03/1898174Newspaper Archives
Los GatosLos Gatos Daily News09/22/2006 – 08/19/2007Obituaries
Los GatosLos Gatos Weekly-Times03/17/1999 – CurrentObituaries
MaderaMadera Tribune05/08/2002 – CurrentObituaries
MaderaCoalinga Recorder11/18/2015 – 03/21/2018Obituaries
Mammoth LakesMammoth Times10/09/2009 – CurrentObituaries
MantecaManteca Bulletin11/19/2009 – CurrentObituaries
ManzanarManzanar Free Press06/02/1942 – 09/08/1945355Newspaper Archives
MarinSausalito Marin Scope09/16/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Marina Del ReyDel Rey News05/01/2006 – 01/01/2007Obituaries
MariposaMariposa Gazette02/05/1876 – 07/01/18762Newspaper Archives
MartinezMartinez News-Gazette01/06/2009 – CurrentObituaries
MartinezContra Costa Gazette03/04/1871 – 08/19/18764Newspaper Archives
MartinezContra Costa News07/13/1876 – 07/13/18761Newspaper Archives
Martinez, Pleasant HillRecord04/10/2002 – CurrentObituaries
MarysvilleAppeal-Democrat06/17/1999 – CurrentObituaries
MarysvilleWeekly California Express11/07/1857 – 10/29/185987Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleDaily National Democrat08/13/1858 – 10/27/1861985Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleDaily National Democrat09/17/1859 – 01/07/18602Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleMarysville Daily Appeal12/02/1862 – 10/01/1876173Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleMarysville Daily Standard05/18/1872 – 05/18/18721Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleMarysville Herald08/10/1852 – 08/21/18522Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleMarysville Weekly Appeal01/26/1861 – 08/18/18766Newspaper Archives
MarysvilleProspector, The: Yuba College09/21/2012 – 09/21/2012Obituaries
MendocinoMendocino Beacon09/20/2001 – CurrentObituaries
MendocinoWest Coast Star06/15/1876 – 06/15/18761Newspaper Archives
MercedMerced Express01/23/1875 – 09/23/187679Newspaper Archives
MercedSan Joaquin Valley Argus08/19/1876 – 08/19/18761Newspaper Archives
Mill ValleyMill Valley Herald09/09/2009 – CurrentObituaries
MilpitasFremont Bulletin06/28/2007 – 07/06/2016Obituaries
MilpitasMilpitas Post08/05/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Mission Beach, Pacific BeachBeach & Bay Press04/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
ModestoAngry Arab News06/08/2011 – 06/01/2018Obituaries
ModestoModesto Herald07/20/1876 – 07/20/18761Newspaper Archives
Mokelumne HillWeekly Calaveras chronicle03/17/1866 – 11/14/1868113Newspaper Archives
Mokelumne HillCalaveras Chronicle10/18/1851 – 03/19/185310Newspaper Archives
Mokelumne HillCalaveras Chronicle10/10/1874 – 07/29/18762Newspaper Archives
MonroviaArcadia Weekly09/08/2005 – CurrentObituaries
MonroviaMonrovia Weekly09/08/2005 – CurrentObituaries
MonroviaPasadena Independent09/08/2005 – CurrentObituaries
MonroviaSierra Madre Weekly09/08/2005 – 03/05/2020Obituaries
Montclair VillageMontclarion11/23/2001 – CurrentObituaries
MontereyMonterey County Herald01/06/2002 – CurrentObituaries
MontereyCalifornian08/15/1846 – 08/15/18461Newspaper Archives
MontereyMonterey Gazette12/09/1864 – 12/09/18641Newspaper Archives
MontereyMonterey Sentinel02/16/1856 – 02/16/18561Newspaper Archives
MontereyWeekly Herald03/18/1876 – 03/18/18761Newspaper Archives
MoorparkMoorpark Acorn03/18/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Mount ShastaMt. Shasta Herald10/05/2009 – CurrentObituaries
NapaAmerican Canyon Eagle09/07/2004 – CurrentObituaries
NapaNapa Valley Register01/01/2001 – CurrentObituaries
NapaDaily Morning Gazette03/11/1870 – 03/11/18701Newspaper Archives
NapaNapa County Weekly Reporter07/19/1856 – 06/23/1877648Newspaper Archives
NapaNapa Daily Register10/02/1876 – 10/02/18761Newspaper Archives
NapaNapa Register02/27/1869 – 07/29/18764Newspaper Archives
NapaPacific Echo07/20/1861 – 07/12/186252Newspaper Archives
NeedlesNeedles Desert Star04/09/2008 – CurrentObituaries
NevadaNevada Democrat08/20/1856 – 09/27/1862522Newspaper Archives
NevadaNevada Democrat12/30/1857 – 05/02/18606Newspaper Archives
Nevada CityNevada Journal10/11/1851 – 11/04/1863537Newspaper Archives
Nevada CityDaily National Gazette02/23/1871 – 11/18/18718Newspaper Archives
Nevada CityNevada Daily Transcript01/08/1874 – 10/04/187651Newspaper Archives
Nevada CityNevada Journal03/13/1857 – 09/16/18594Newspaper Archives
Nevada CityWeekly National Gazette06/04/1870 – 06/25/18704Newspaper Archives
NewellNewell Star03/09/1944 – 02/15/1946110Newspaper Archives
NewellTulean Dispatch05/30/1942 – 10/30/1943390Newspaper Archives
Newport Beach, Costa MesaCurrent, The: Orange County Register weekly05/07/2004 – 09/28/2017Obituaries
Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna BeachCoastal Current: Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach02/08/2018 – CurrentObituaries
North San JuanHydraulic press08/21/1858 – 08/17/1861156Newspaper Archives
North San JuanNorth San Juan Times06/24/1876 – 06/24/18761Newspaper Archives
North San JuanSan Juan Press08/31/1861 – 08/31/18611Newspaper Archives
NovatoNovato Advance08/26/2009 – CurrentObituaries
OakdaleEscalon Times02/06/2004 – CurrentObituaries
OakdaleOakdale Leader10/07/2009 – CurrentObituaries
OakdaleRiverbank News08/16/2007 – CurrentObituaries
OaklandAlameda Times-Star09/15/2001 – 04/04/2016Obituaries
OaklandEast Bay Express03/05/2003 – CurrentObituaries
OaklandOakland Post02/06/2008 – CurrentObituaries
OaklandOakland Tribune09/15/2001 – CurrentObituaries
OaklandAlambres de N.E.L.05/21/1975 – 06/21/197720Newspaper Archives
OaklandAmerican Sentinel01/01/1886 – 12/25/188983Newspaper Archives
OaklandMundo01/06/1971 – 04/02/1975219Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Daily Transcript04/01/1869 – 10/05/18761572Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Sunshine03/20/1915 – 02/25/192227Newspaper Archives
OaklandWestern Outlook11/07/1914 – 05/26/192880Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Local05/23/2013 – 03/09/2015Obituaries
OaklandAlameda Magazine01/08/2016 – CurrentObituaries
OaklandAlameda County Herald06/27/1860 – 06/27/18601Newspaper Archives
OaklandBrooklyn Home Journal and Alameda County Advertiser01/06/1872 – 12/07/187247Newspaper Archives
OaklandEvening Termini10/03/1870 – 04/12/187244Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Daily Evening Tribune08/25/1874 – 08/19/1876101Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Daily News01/02/1871 – 11/30/18761547Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland News02/03/1866 – 02/03/18661Newspaper Archives
OaklandWest Oakland Press07/15/1876 – 07/15/18761Newspaper Archives
OaklandOakland Magazine01/07/2020 – 01/07/2020Obituaries
OakleyOakley News07/17/2020 – CurrentObituaries
Ocean Beach, Point LomaPeninsula Beacon05/22/2014 – CurrentObituaries
OjaiOjai Valley News01/30/2004 – 08/31/2018Obituaries
OntarioInland Valley Daily Bulletin07/28/2001 – CurrentObituaries
OrangeOrange City News: Orange County Register weekly05/13/2004 – CurrentObituaries
OrovilleOroville Mercury-Register01/02/2004 – CurrentObituaries
OrovilleOroville daily Butte record07/14/1856 – 01/30/1858443Newspaper Archives
OrovilleWeekly union record01/23/1864 – 03/17/1866113Newspaper Archives
OrovilleButte record11/12/1853 – 07/11/1857188Newspaper Archives
OrovilleWeekly Mercury06/30/1876 – 06/30/18761Newspaper Archives
Pacific PalisadesPacific Palisades 9027202/05/2004 – 03/05/2010Obituaries
PacificaPacifica Tribune08/20/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Palm SpringsDesert Star Weekly09/02/2008 – 09/29/2011Obituaries
Palo AltoBurlingame Daily News09/22/2006 – 09/25/2008Obituaries
Palo AltoDaily News09/22/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Palo AltoDaily Post12/18/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Palo AltoRedwood City Daily News09/22/2006 – 09/25/2008Obituaries
Palo AltoDaily Post, The: Web Edition Articles07/01/2017 – CurrentObituaries
ParadiseParadise Post07/11/2004 – CurrentObituaries
PasadenaPasadena Star-News09/15/2001 – CurrentObituaries
PasadenaPasadena-San Gabriel Valley News Journal02/25/2009 – CurrentObituaries
PasadenaPasadena Star-News: Web Edition Articles01/01/2014 – CurrentObituaries
PetalumaArgus-Courier05/08/2005 – CurrentObituaries
PetalumaPetaluma Evening Argus08/19/1872 – 09/11/187210Newspaper Archives
PetalumaPetaluma Weekly Argus01/11/1866 – 08/11/18764Newspaper Archives
PiedmontPiedmonter03/01/2002 – CurrentObituaries
PittsburgPittsburg News06/23/2017 – CurrentObituaries
PlacervilleMountain Democrat03/09/2005 – CurrentObituaries
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