Find Genealogy Gems Online in These 26 Idaho Newspapers

Idaho became the nation’s 43rd state on 3 July 1890. The 14th largest state in the U.S., Idaho is a mountainous region known as the “Gem State” because of the incredible variety of gemstones that have been found there.

photo of the Owyhee Mountains in Idaho
Photo: Owyhee Mountains in Idaho. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Idaho newspaper archives: 26 titles to help you search your family history in what is sometimes called the “Potato State,” providing coverage from 1864 to Today. There are more than 4.5 million newspaper articles and records in our online archives.

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

Search Idaho Newspaper Archives (1864 – 1931)

Search Idaho Recent Obituaries (1992 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Idaho newspapers in the 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 ID newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate RangeCollection
BlackfootBlackfoot Register7/10/1880 – 3/22/1884Newspaper Archives
BlackfootMorning News8/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoiseIdaho Statesman7/26/1864 – 8/15/1931Newspaper Archives
BoiseEvening Bulletin2/21/1903 – 2/21/1903Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Statesman1/26/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bonners FerryBonners Ferry Herald10/5/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChallisChallis Messenger3/17/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coeur d’AleneIdaho Spokesman-Review7/3/1994 – 11/28/2007Recent Obituaries
Coeur d’AleneCoeur d’Alene Press10/1/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Idaho FallsIdaho Register4/4/1885 – 10/31/1916Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Falls Times7/9/1891 – 9/16/1920Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsCitizen3/11/1907 – 4/1/1907Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsPost Register1/2/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KelloggShoshone News-Press4/6/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LewistonLewiston Morning Tribune1/1/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MoscowMoscow-Pullman Daily News1/1/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NampaIdaho Press-Tribune7/1/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PayetteIndependent Enterprise5/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PocatelloIdaho State Journal6/27/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Priest RiverPriest River Times6/5/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Salmon CityIdaho Recorder12/12/1889 – 5/4/1892Newspaper Archives
SandpointBonner County Daily Bee3/2/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Silver CityOwyhee Avalanche8/19/1865 – 12/28/1900Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Daily Avalanche10/19/1874 – 4/26/1876Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTwin Falls News4/8/1918 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTimes-News8/19/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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