Connecticut Archives: 179 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

One of the original 13 British Colonies that formed the United States, Connecticut technically became the new nation’s 5th state on 9 January 1788. The southernmost state in the New England region, Connecticut is the 3rd smallest state in the country and the 29th most populous.

Photo: Connecticut state capitol, Hartford, Connecticut
Photo: Connecticut state capitol, Hartford, Connecticut. Credit: Ragesoss; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Connecticut, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online CT newspaper archives: 179 titles to help you search your family history in the “Constitution State,” providing coverage from 1755 to Today. There are more than 25.6 million articles and records in our online Connecticut newspaper archives!

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

Search Connecticut Newspaper Archives (1755 – 2004)

Search Connecticut Recent Obituaries (1988 – Current)

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

Here is a list of online Connecticut 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 CT newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Ansonia, Derby, SeymourValley Gazette12/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ansonia, Derby, SeymourValley Gazette, The: Web Edition Articles11/05/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bethany, Orange, WoodbridgeAmity Observer12/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bethany, Orange, WoodbridgeAmity Observer: Web Edition Articles11/05/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BridgeportAmerican Telegraphe04/08/1795 – 06/06/1804Newspaper Archives
BridgeportBridgeport News03/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BridgeportBridgeport News, The: Web Edition Articles03/14/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BridgeportBridgeport Advertiser06/05/1806 – 01/05/1809Newspaper Archives
BridgeportBridgeport Gazette06/27/1810 – 01/09/1811Newspaper Archives
BridgeportBridgeport Herald03/07/1805 – 01/09/1806Newspaper Archives
BridgeportConnecticut Courier08/03/1814 – 06/14/1826Newspaper Archives
BridgeportConnecticut Post09/18/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BridgeportFairfield County Weekly02/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BridgeportRepublican Farmer04/25/1810 – 08/11/1876Newspaper Archives
BridgeportSpirit of the Times10/06/1830 – 09/26/1832Newspaper Archives
BridgeportConnecticut Post05/21/2001 – 06/30/2002Newspaper Archives
BridgeportHumming Bird, or Herald of Taste04/14/1798 – 07/14/1798Newspaper Archives
BridgeportConnecticut Post: Web Edition Articles11/28/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BristolBristol Press12/28/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrooklynIndependent Observer12/18/1820 – 05/13/1822Newspaper Archives
CheshireCheshire Herald10/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CheshireCheshire Citizen11/20/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DanburyConnecticut Intelligencer01/31/1810 – 11/07/1810Newspaper Archives
DanburyDanbury Gazette08/03/1813 – 04/19/1814Newspaper Archives
DanburyDay05/19/1812 – 12/15/1812Newspaper Archives
DanburyRepublican Journal10/03/1796 – 01/06/1800Newspaper Archives
DanburyRepublican Journal07/01/1793 – 11/18/1793Newspaper Archives
DanburyNews-Times02/02/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DanburyRepublican Farmer11/16/1803 – 12/25/1805Newspaper Archives
DanburyFarmer’s Journal03/18/1790 – 12/26/1791Newspaper Archives
DanielsonWindham County Transcript07/02/1863 – 02/12/1890Newspaper Archives
DarienDarien Daily Voice05/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DarienDarien News-Review10/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DarienDarien Times06/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EastonEaston Courier12/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EastonEaston Daily Voice06/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairfieldFairfield Gazette10/26/1786 – 09/23/1789Newspaper Archives
FairfieldFairfield Citizen News01/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairfieldFairfield Daily Voice05/03/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairfieldFairfield Sun09/18/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Falls VillageHousatonic Republican01/10/1857 – 08/16/1862Newspaper Archives
GlastonburyRivereast News Bulletin09/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwichGreenwich Citizen11/08/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwichGreenwich Daily Voice06/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwichGreenwich Post10/02/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwichGreenwich Time08/08/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HamdenHamden Journal12/07/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordAmerican Mercury07/12/1784 – 06/25/1833Newspaper Archives
HartfordConnecticut Courant10/29/1764 – 12/28/1876Newspaper Archives
HartfordConnecticut Mirror07/10/1809 – 12/15/1832Newspaper Archives
HartfordConnecticut Observer01/11/1825 – 10/03/1831Newspaper Archives
HartfordCommercial Record01/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordHartford Daily Courant02/03/1840 – 10/25/1914Newspaper Archives
HartfordHartford Gazette01/13/1794 – 03/19/1795Newspaper Archives
HartfordHartford Times02/06/1832 – 12/09/1833Newspaper Archives
HartfordHartford Times08/10/1858 – 08/16/1864Newspaper Archives
HartfordHartford Advocate11/07/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordHartford Courant07/09/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordHartford News04/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordPatriot and Democrat03/07/1835 – 12/30/1837Newspaper Archives
HartfordReligious Inquirer11/10/1821 – 11/07/1835Newspaper Archives
HartfordTimes01/01/1817 – 09/02/1876Newspaper Archives
HartfordTimes and Weekly Advertiser01/12/1829 – 12/28/1829Newspaper Archives
HartfordAnti-Masonic Intelligencer03/10/1829 – 12/18/1832Newspaper Archives
HartfordFreeman’s Chronicle09/01/1783 – 07/08/1784Newspaper Archives
HartfordIndependent Press07/01/1833 – 09/22/1834Newspaper Archives
KensingtonBerlin Citizen06/02/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KillinglyWindham County Telegraph03/08/1848 – 05/06/1858Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldLitchfield Gazette03/16/1808 – 05/17/1809Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldLitchfield Journal04/08/1818 – 10/20/1818Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldLitchfield Monitor12/21/1784 – 07/01/1807Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldLitchfield Republican05/19/1819 – 07/31/1822Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldLitchfield Republican06/26/1847 – 06/13/1856Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldSun04/25/1835 – 04/13/1839Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldWitness08/14/1805 – 06/24/1807Newspaper Archives
LitchfieldLitchfield Republican09/24/1846 – 12/17/1846Newspaper Archives
ManchesterJournal Inquirer03/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MeridenNorth Haven Citizen03/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MeridenRecord-Journal12/08/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddlefieldTown Times06/30/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddletownConnecticut Spectator04/20/1814 – 04/10/1816Newspaper Archives
MiddletownConstitution12/29/1841 – 12/30/1879Newspaper Archives
MiddletownDaily Constitution07/10/1872 – 08/05/1876Newspaper Archives
MiddletownMiddlesex Gazette11/08/1785 – 01/23/1834Newspaper Archives
MiddletownSentinel & Witness01/01/1823 – 08/07/1833Newspaper Archives
MilfordMilford Mirror07/12/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeMonroe Courier03/08/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MysticMystic Pioneer03/12/1859 – 03/02/1867Newspaper Archives
MysticMystic River Press01/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New BritainHerald12/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New CanaanNew Canaan Advertiser08/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New CanaanNew Canaan Daily Voice05/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New CanaanNew Canaan News-Review11/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New CanaanNew Canaan Messenger01/02/1904 – 09/17/1915Newspaper Archives
New HavenBlack Coalition Weekly03/06/1972 – 09/14/1972Newspaper Archives
New HavenColumbian Register01/05/1813 – 12/30/1876Newspaper Archives
New HavenConnecticut Gazette09/20/1755 – 01/12/1767Newspaper Archives
New HavenConnecticut Herald11/01/1803 – 03/30/1889Newspaper Archives
New HavenConnecticut Journal10/23/1767 – 02/24/1835Newspaper Archives
New HavenDaily Herald03/12/1836 – 06/29/1846Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew Haven Palladium07/19/1861 – 12/31/1863Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew Haven Register10/23/1878 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew-Haven Chronicle04/25/1786 – 09/11/1787Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew-Haven Gazette05/13/1784 – 02/09/1786Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew-Haven Gazette, and Connecticut Magazine02/15/1786 – 06/18/1789Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew Haven Advocate11/05/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New HavenNew Haven Register01/03/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New HavenVisitor10/30/1802 – 11/08/1804Newspaper Archives
New HavenFederal Gazetteer02/22/1791 – 04/05/1797Newspaper Archives
New HavenMessenger01/16/1800 – 08/09/1802Newspaper Archives
New HavenNew-Haven Gazette01/05/1791 – 06/29/1791Newspaper Archives
New HavenSun of Liberty08/26/1801 – 12/03/1801Newspaper Archives
New LondonBee06/14/1797 – 06/23/1802Newspaper Archives
New LondonConnecticut Gazette11/18/1763 – 05/29/1844Newspaper Archives
New LondonDay, The: Archive07/24/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New LondonMorning News11/08/1844 – 04/25/1848Newspaper Archives
New LondonNew London Daily Chronicle04/26/1848 – 12/31/1864Newspaper Archives
New LondonNew London Daily Star01/05/1857 – 09/24/1866Newspaper Archives
New LondonNew London Democrat03/21/1845 – 04/12/1873Newspaper Archives
New LondonNew-London Summary09/29/1758 – 09/23/1763Newspaper Archives
New LondonPeople’s Advocate08/26/1840 – 04/26/1848Newspaper Archives
New LondonRepublican Advocate01/02/1822 – 12/10/1828Newspaper Archives
New LondonTrue Republican07/01/1807 – 02/24/1808Newspaper Archives
New LondonWeekly Oracle10/22/1796 – 12/30/1799Newspaper Archives
New LondonNew London Weekly Chronicle05/03/1848 – 02/25/1869Newspaper Archives
New MilfordNew Milford Spectrum10/10/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NewtownNewtown Bee01/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorwalkIndependent Republican06/17/1802 – 04/06/1803Newspaper Archives
NorwalkNorwalk Citizen News12/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorwalkNorwalk Daily Voice04/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorwichBulletin01/28/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorwichCanal of Intelligence02/21/1827 – 10/28/1829Newspaper Archives
NorwichConnecticut Centinel02/16/1802 – 10/13/1807Newspaper Archives
NorwichNative American03/04/1812 – 06/23/1813Newspaper Archives
NorwichNorwich Aurora05/15/1839 – 09/29/1876Newspaper Archives
NorwichNorwich Courier11/30/1796 – 08/16/1876Newspaper Archives
NorwichNorwich Morning Bulletin10/16/1860 – 08/13/1887Newspaper Archives
NorwichNorwich Packet11/11/1773 – 02/09/1802Newspaper Archives
NorwichNorwich Republican10/01/1828 – 04/15/1835Newspaper Archives
NorwichReligious Messenger06/11/1831 – 09/08/1832Newspaper Archives
NorwichTrue Republican06/20/1804 – 11/05/1806Newspaper Archives
NorwichWeekly Register11/29/1791 – 08/19/1795Newspaper Archives
NorwichNorwich Evening Courier07/11/1846 – 01/18/1853Newspaper Archives
OxfordOxford Gazette03/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ReddingRedding Pilot01/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RidgefieldRidgefield Press06/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SharonRural Gazette06/09/1800 – 07/13/1801Newspaper Archives
SheltonShelton Extra03/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SheltonShelton Herald12/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthburyVoices08/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthingtonPlainville Citizen08/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthingtonSouthington Citizen05/14/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StamfordAdvocate01/17/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StamfordStamford Advocate04/05/1829 – 08/18/1904Newspaper Archives
StamfordStamford Daily Voice06/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StamfordDaily Advocate05/01/1979 – 12/31/2004Newspaper Archives
StamfordAdvocate, The: Web Edition Articles12/01/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StoningtonImpartial Journal10/08/1799 – 03/06/1804Newspaper Archives
StoningtonJournal of the Times10/10/1798 – 09/17/1799Newspaper Archives
StoningtonAmerica’s Friend07/29/1807 – 09/28/1808Newspaper Archives
StoningtonYankee02/16/1825 – 06/22/1825Newspaper Archives
Stonington-PortPatriot07/24/1801 – 02/11/1803Newspaper Archives
StratfordStratford Star12/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuffieldImpartial Herald06/14/1797 – 06/11/1799Newspaper Archives
TorringtonRegister Citizen10/25/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TrumbullTrumbull Times12/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaterburyRepublican-American06/25/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WatertownTown Times08/31/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestonWeston Forum12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Weston-EastonWeston-Easton Daily Voice05/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestportWestport Daily Voice05/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestportWestport News09/18/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WillimanticWillimantic Journal10/05/1865 – 12/13/1866Newspaper Archives
WiltonWilton Bulletin05/22/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WiltonWilton Daily Voice05/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WindhamAdvertiser05/07/1818 – 03/11/1819Newspaper Archives
WindhamPolitical Visitant05/15/1820 – 05/15/1820Newspaper Archives
WindhamRegister03/13/1817 – 01/01/1818Newspaper Archives
WindhamWindham Herald03/12/1791 – 12/31/1812Newspaper Archives

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