Florida Archives: 208 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Florida, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online FL newspaper archives: 208 titles to help you search your family history in the “Sunshine State,” providing coverage from 1783 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Florida newspaper archives!

Photo: Miami, Florida
Photo: Miami, Florida. Credit: John Spade; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Florida Newspaper Archives (1783 – 1984)

Search Florida Recent Obituaries (1982 – Today)

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Illustration: Florida state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Florida newspapers in the online 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 FL newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Apalachicola Commercial Advertiser Letter-Sheet Price-Current 12/30/1850 – 01/10/1853 2 Newspaper Archives
Apalachicola Star of the West 09/13/1848 – 09/13/1848 1 Newspaper Archives
Apalachicola, Carrabelle Times 10/20/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arcadia Arcadian 12/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arcadia DeSoto Sun 04/14/1996 – 09/02/2010 Recent Obituaries
Arcadia Champion 01/04/1906 – 12/24/1908 98 Newspaper Archives
Arcadia De Soto County news 08/11/1905 – 12/28/1916 114 Newspaper Archives
Aventura Aventura News 07/25/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bartow Polk County Democrat 07/17/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bartow Polk County Times 03/27/2013 – 03/22/2014 Recent Obituaries
Belle Glade Sun 05/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boca Grande Boca Beacon 05/31/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boca Raton Boca Raton News 03/02/2006 – 08/26/2009 Recent Obituaries
Bonifay Holmes County Times-Advertiser 09/27/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bonita Springs Banner 01/27/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bonita Springs Bonita Daily News 05/23/2006 – 07/06/2014 Recent Obituaries
Bradenton Bradenton Herald 01/19/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bradenton East County Observer 08/17/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bradenton North Manatee Observer 11/24/2006 – 08/24/2007 Recent Obituaries
Bradenton Manatee River Journal 09/05/1889 – 09/20/1923 258 Newspaper Archives
Bradenton Bradenton Herald, The: Blogs 02/23/2006 – 06/28/2017 Recent Obituaries
Bradenton Bradenton Herald 01/02/1923 – 12/31/1930 2498 Newspaper Archives
Branford Branford News 07/25/2007 – 05/04/2009 Recent Obituaries
Brooksville Hernando Today 10/03/2009 – 10/27/2014 Recent Obituaries
Bushnell Sumter County Times 12/27/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Callahan Nassau County Record 10/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Titusville and Mims Hometown News: North Brevard County 10/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chiefland Cedar Key Beacon 11/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chiefland Chiefland Citizen 11/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chipley Chipley banner 06/19/1897 – 12/26/1912 337 Newspaper Archives
Chipley Washington County News 09/27/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chipley, Bonifay Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser 10/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clermont South Lake Press 07/13/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clewiston Clewiston News 01/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crawfordville Wakulla News 06/24/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crawfordville Gulf Coast breeze 06/04/1897 – 07/23/1915 86 Newspaper Archives
Crestview Crestview News Bulletin 10/09/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crystal River Citrus County Chronicle 10/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Daytona Beach Daytona Beach News-Journal 03/27/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Daytona Beach Daytona Daily News 01/02/1905 – 02/27/1922 1278 Newspaper Archives
Daytona Beach Daytona Gazette=News 01/05/1901 – 12/25/1909 463 Newspaper Archives
Daytona Beach Daytona Beach News-Journal, The: Web Edition Articles 05/03/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
De Land De Land News 01/01/1903 – 12/31/1909 183 Newspaper Archives
DeBary, Deltona, Orange City West Volusia Beacon, The: Southwest Edition 05/09/2012 – 12/16/2015 Recent Obituaries
DeLand West Volusia Beacon 11/17/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Destin Destin Log 04/08/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dunnellon Riverland News 05/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Englewood Englewood Sun 03/05/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fernandina Nassau County leader 01/17/1896 – 04/14/1922 20 Newspaper Archives
Fernandina Beach News Leader 03/15/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel 01/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Meade Fort Meade Leader 12/31/2002 – 08/14/2013 Recent Obituaries
Fort Myers Fort Myers Florida Weekly 05/31/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Myers Beach Island Sand Paper 05/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Pierce Fort Pierce News 05/02/1997 – 06/16/2000 Recent Obituaries
Fort Pierce Hometown News 02/09/2006 – 10/10/2014 Recent Obituaries
Fort Pierce St. Lucie News Tribune 08/13/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Pierce Fort Pierce news 11/16/1906 – 12/08/1911 171 Newspaper Archives
Fort Walton Beach Northwest Florida Daily News 10/09/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frostproof Frostproof News 03/23/2011 – 08/14/2013 Recent Obituaries
Ft. Lauderdale South Florida Times 12/31/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gainesville Gainesville Sun 02/18/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gainesville Gainesville star 05/01/1903 – 10/04/1904 147 Newspaper Archives
Gainesville Gainesville Sun 01/01/1905 – 12/31/1909 1584 Newspaper Archives
Immokalee Immokalee Bulletin 01/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union 01/12/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, The: Web Edition Articles 11/14/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jacksonville Florida Agriculturist 09/09/1876 – 09/09/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Florida Republican 07/26/1849 – 12/29/1853 126 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Florida Tattler 12/01/1934 – 09/29/1945 5 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Jacksonville Courier 02/26/1835 – 12/31/1835 10 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville News 12/19/1845 – 12/31/1847 92 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Florida agriculturist 11/01/1905 – 08/29/1906 44 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Florida Sentinel 01/26/1900 – 01/26/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville Beach Beaches Leader 12/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jasper Jasper News 01/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jupiter Jupiter Courier 09/03/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Key Biscayne Islander News 04/09/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Key West Key West Citizen 10/31/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Key West Key West Dispatch 09/16/1876 – 09/16/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
LaBelle Caloosa Belle 01/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake City Lake City Reporter 11/01/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Placid Lake Placid Journal 06/15/2011 – 05/04/2016 Recent Obituaries
Lake Wales Lake Wales News 07/31/2000 – 01/06/2016 Recent Obituaries
Lakeland Ledger 11/08/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lakeland Ledger, The: Blogs 07/17/2007 – 11/15/2016 Recent Obituaries
Leesburg Daily Commercial 12/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Leesburg Daily Commercial: Web Edition Articles 01/04/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Live Oak Suwannee Democrat 11/21/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Live Oak Live Oak daily Democrat 08/27/1906 – 12/27/1907 182 Newspaper Archives
Longboat Key Longboat Observer 11/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madison Enterprise-recorder 06/25/1908 – 08/30/1912 214 Newspaper Archives
Madison New enterprise 09/05/1901 – 06/18/1908 300 Newspaper Archives
Marathon Florida Keys Free Press 11/04/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marathon Florida Keys Keynoter 11/06/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marathon FLKeysNews 03/08/2018 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marco Island Marco Island Eagle 06/07/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marianna Jackson County Floridan 04/22/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mayo Mayo Free Press 01/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Melbourne, West Melbourne Hometown News: Melbourne, West Melbourne 10/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miami El Nuevo Herald 01/01/1983 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miami Miami Herald 05/07/1982 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miami Miami Herald, The: Blogs 03/10/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miami Miami New Times 09/22/1993 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miami Miami Times 08/10/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miami Nuevo Herald 03/29/1976 – 04/30/1984 2946 Newspaper Archives
Miami Miami Herald 01/01/1904 – 12/31/1950 15764 Newspaper Archives
Miami South Florida Record 01/13/1905 – 01/13/1905 1 Newspaper Archives
Miami Miami News 11/30/1941 – 11/30/1941 1 Newspaper Archives
Miami Shores Biscayne Boulevard Times 08/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Milton Santa Rosa Press Gazette 10/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Moore Haven Glades County Democrat 04/26/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Naples Collier Citizen 07/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Naples Naples Daily News 01/03/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Naples Naples Florida Weekly 10/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater – Oak Hill Hometown News: New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater – Oak Hill 10/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
North Port North Port Sun 05/03/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ocala Ocala Star-Banner 01/01/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ocala South Marion Citizen 11/21/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ocala West Marion Messenger 08/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ocala Ocala Banner 01/04/1901 – 12/31/1909 467 Newspaper Archives
Ocala Ocala Evening Star 06/24/1895 – 12/30/1922 8002 Newspaper Archives
Ocala Ocaleean ensign / 01/31/1918 – 05/09/1918 6 Newspaper Archives
Okeechobee Okeechobee News 03/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Orlando Orlando Sentinel 04/01/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
Orlando Orlando Weekly 01/05/2006 – 09/26/2013 Recent Obituaries
Orlando Valencia Voice: Valencia Community College 11/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ormond Beach Ormond Beach Observer 04/11/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill Hometown News: Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill 11/28/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Palatka Palatka Daily News 09/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Palatka Palatka daily news 10/18/1919 – 12/31/1922 467 Newspaper Archives
Palatka Palatka daily news 03/01/1884 – 03/04/1888 905 Newspaper Archives
Palatka Palatka news 03/24/1905 – 12/27/1907 93 Newspaper Archives
Palatka Palatka news and advertiser 01/09/1902 – 03/17/1905 164 Newspaper Archives
Palatka Palatka news and advertiser 01/07/1910 – 12/28/1917 407 Newspaper Archives
Palm Bay, Malabar Hometown News: Palm Bay 10/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Palm Beach Palm Beach Daily News 01/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale Broward-Palm Beach New Times 07/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Palm Coast Palm Coast Observer 07/15/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Panama City News Herald 11/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Panama City Panama City Pilot 05/30/1907 – 12/31/1908 84 Newspaper Archives
Pensacola Florida Democrat and Mechanic’s and Workingman’s Advocate 08/10/1848 – 04/03/1856 3 Newspaper Archives
Pensacola Pensacola Gazette 09/01/1821 – 03/29/1856 366 Newspaper Archives
Pensacola Pensacola Journal 01/01/1905 – 12/31/1922 5734 Newspaper Archives
Pensacola Pensacola News 02/02/1900 – 04/19/1900 64 Newspaper Archives
Pinecrest Pinecrest Tribune 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Plant City Plant City Observer 07/12/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pompano Beach Pelican 03/23/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Charlotte Charlotte Sun 08/03/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Orange Port Orange Observer New 08/24/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores Hometown News: Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores 10/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port St. Joe Star 10/31/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port St. Lucie Hometown News: Port St. Lucie 05/29/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Punta Gorda Punta Gorda herald 01/10/1902 – 12/29/1922 523 Newspaper Archives
Punta Gorda Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte Florida Weekly New 01/12/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Quincy Gadsden County Times 01/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saint Joseph St. Joseph Times 01/05/1839 – 09/12/1840 34 Newspaper Archives
Santa Rosa Beach Walton Sun 04/28/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sarasota Sarasota Herald-Tribune 01/01/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sarasota Siesta Key Observer 08/12/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sarasota Sarasota Observer 12/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic and Melbourne Beach Hometown News: The Beaches 10/24/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sebastian Sebastian Sun 03/19/1999 – 10/28/2011 Recent Obituaries
Sebastian Hometown News: Sebastian River Area 02/13/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sebring Highlands Today 03/21/2007 – 09/17/2016 Recent Obituaries
Sebring Highlands News-Sun 04/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
South Miami South Miami News 08/01/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
South Miami Brickell Tribune 07/30/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Augustine St. Augustine Record 06/28/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Augustine East-Florida Gazette 03/01/1783 – 05/17/1783 3 Newspaper Archives
St. Augustine Florida Herald and Southern Democrat 01/04/1823 – 12/20/1842 197 Newspaper Archives
St. Augustine News 11/03/1838 – 09/06/1845 175 Newspaper Archives
St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Times 01/01/1987 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Times: Blogs 01/03/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Starke Bradford County telegraph 02/22/1895 – 12/09/1910 96 Newspaper Archives
Stuart Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News 09/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stuart Treasure Coast Palm: Web Edition Articles 08/27/2014 – 09/06/2016 Recent Obituaries
Stuart YourNews.com 07/18/2007 – 06/02/2010 Recent Obituaries
Suntree, Viera, Rockledge Hometown News: Suntree, Viera, Rockledge 10/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tallahassee Floridian and Advocate 10/24/1831 – 04/02/1842 439 Newspaper Archives
Tallahassee Floridian and Journal 01/06/1849 – 12/22/1860 447 Newspaper Archives
Tallahassee Southern Journal 01/27/1846 – 01/01/1849 111 Newspaper Archives
Tallahassee Star of Florida 12/29/1840 – 12/19/1845 110 Newspaper Archives
Tallahassee Morning sun 04/01/1907 – 06/05/1909 95 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Tampa Tribune 08/13/1990 – 05/03/2016 Recent Obituaries
Tampa Boletin 03/12/1941 – 03/12/1941 1 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Comite Consulto Conjuto 04/30/1941 – 04/30/1941 1 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Ecos 07/21/1959 – 07/21/1959 1 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Informacion 10/31/1958 – 10/31/1958 1 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Internacional 06/30/1939 – 08/07/1942 18 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Nueva Republica 05/29/1897 – 05/28/1898 11 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Revista de Cuba Libre 12/25/1897 – 08/27/1898 14 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Tampa Tribune 01/02/1895 – 07/20/1936 13089 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Traduccion Prensa 04/09/1941 – 09/04/1956 15 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Weekly Tribune 11/28/1895 – 08/31/1905 4 Newspaper Archives
Tampa Ybor City Sunday News 11/18/1951 – 11/18/1951 1 Newspaper Archives
Tavernier Reporter 02/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Titusville Florida Star 01/05/1900 – 01/07/1910 260 Newspaper Archives
Venice Venice Gondolier Sun 07/01/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vero Beach Indian River Press Journal 12/02/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries

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