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)

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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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
ApalachicolaCommercial Advertiser Letter-Sheet Price-Current12/30/1850 – 01/10/18532Newspaper Archives
ApalachicolaStar of the West09/13/1848 – 09/13/18481Newspaper Archives
Apalachicola, CarrabelleTimes10/20/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArcadiaArcadian12/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArcadiaDeSoto Sun04/14/1996 – 09/02/2010Recent Obituaries
ArcadiaChampion01/04/1906 – 12/24/190898Newspaper Archives
ArcadiaDe Soto County news08/11/1905 – 12/28/1916114Newspaper Archives
AventuraAventura News07/25/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BartowPolk County Democrat07/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BartowPolk County Times03/27/2013 – 03/22/2014Recent Obituaries
Belle GladeSun05/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Boca GrandeBoca Beacon05/31/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Boca RatonBoca Raton News03/02/2006 – 08/26/2009Recent Obituaries
BonifayHolmes County Times-Advertiser09/27/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bonita SpringsBanner01/27/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bonita SpringsBonita Daily News05/23/2006 – 07/06/2014Recent Obituaries
BradentonBradenton Herald01/19/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BradentonEast County Observer08/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BradentonNorth Manatee Observer11/24/2006 – 08/24/2007Recent Obituaries
BradentonManatee River Journal09/05/1889 – 09/20/1923258Newspaper Archives
BradentonBradenton Herald, The: Blogs02/23/2006 – 06/28/2017Recent Obituaries
BradentonBradenton Herald01/02/1923 – 12/31/19302498Newspaper Archives
BranfordBranford News07/25/2007 – 05/04/2009Recent Obituaries
BrooksvilleHernando Today10/03/2009 – 10/27/2014Recent Obituaries
BushnellSumter County Times12/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CallahanNassau County Record10/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Titusville and MimsHometown News: North Brevard County10/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChieflandCedar Key Beacon11/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChieflandChiefland Citizen11/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChipleyChipley banner06/19/1897 – 12/26/1912337Newspaper Archives
ChipleyWashington County News09/27/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Chipley, BonifayWashington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser10/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClermontSouth Lake Press07/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClewistonClewiston News01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrawfordvilleWakulla News06/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrawfordvilleGulf Coast breeze06/04/1897 – 07/23/191586Newspaper Archives
CrestviewCrestview News Bulletin10/09/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crystal RiverCitrus County Chronicle10/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Daytona BeachDaytona Beach News-Journal03/27/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Daytona BeachDaytona Daily News01/02/1905 – 02/27/19221278Newspaper Archives
Daytona BeachDaytona Gazette=News01/05/1901 – 12/25/1909463Newspaper Archives
Daytona BeachDaytona Beach News-Journal, The: Web Edition Articles05/03/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
De LandDe Land News01/01/1903 – 12/31/1909183Newspaper Archives
DeBary, Deltona, Orange CityWest Volusia Beacon, The: Southwest Edition05/09/2012 – 12/16/2015Recent Obituaries
DeLandWest Volusia Beacon11/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DestinDestin Log04/08/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DunnellonRiverland News05/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnglewoodEnglewood Sun03/05/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FernandinaNassau County leader01/17/1896 – 04/14/192220Newspaper Archives
Fernandina BeachNews Leader03/15/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort LauderdaleSun Sentinel01/01/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort MeadeFort Meade Leader12/31/2002 – 08/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Fort MyersFort Myers Florida Weekly05/31/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort Myers BeachIsland Sand Paper05/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PierceFort Pierce News05/02/1997 – 06/16/2000Recent Obituaries
Fort PierceHometown News02/09/2006 – 10/10/2014Recent Obituaries
Fort PierceSt. Lucie News Tribune08/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PierceFort Pierce news11/16/1906 – 12/08/1911171Newspaper Archives
Fort Walton BeachNorthwest Florida Daily News10/09/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FrostproofFrostproof News03/23/2011 – 08/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Ft. LauderdaleSouth Florida Times12/31/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GainesvilleGainesville Sun02/18/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GainesvilleGainesville star05/01/1903 – 10/04/1904147Newspaper Archives
GainesvilleGainesville Sun01/01/1905 – 12/31/19091584Newspaper Archives
ImmokaleeImmokalee Bulletin01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Times-Union01/12/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Times-Union, The: Web Edition Articles11/14/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Agriculturist09/09/1876 – 09/09/18761Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida Republican07/26/1849 – 12/29/1853126Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida Tattler12/01/1934 – 09/29/19455Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleJacksonville Courier02/26/1835 – 12/31/183510Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleNews12/19/1845 – 12/31/184792Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida agriculturist11/01/1905 – 08/29/190644Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida Sentinel01/26/1900 – 01/26/19001Newspaper Archives
Jacksonville BeachBeaches Leader12/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JasperJasper News01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JupiterJupiter Courier09/03/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Key BiscayneIslander News04/09/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Key WestKey West Citizen10/31/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Key WestKey West Dispatch09/16/1876 – 09/16/18761Newspaper Archives
LaBelleCaloosa Belle01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake CityLake City Reporter11/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake PlacidLake Placid Journal06/15/2011 – 05/04/2016Recent Obituaries
Lake WalesLake Wales News07/31/2000 – 01/06/2016Recent Obituaries
LakelandLedger11/08/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakelandLedger, The: Blogs07/17/2007 – 11/15/2016Recent Obituaries
LeesburgDaily Commercial12/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeesburgDaily Commercial: Web Edition Articles01/04/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Live OakSuwannee Democrat11/21/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Live OakLive Oak daily Democrat08/27/1906 – 12/27/1907182Newspaper Archives
Longboat KeyLongboat Observer11/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonEnterprise-recorder06/25/1908 – 08/30/1912214Newspaper Archives
MadisonNew enterprise09/05/1901 – 06/18/1908300Newspaper Archives
MarathonFlorida Keys Free Press11/04/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarathonFlorida Keys Keynoter11/06/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarathonFLKeysNews03/08/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Marco IslandMarco Island Eagle06/07/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MariannaJackson County Floridan04/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MayoMayo Free Press01/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Melbourne, West MelbourneHometown News: Melbourne, West Melbourne10/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiEl Nuevo Herald01/01/1983 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami Herald05/07/1982 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami Herald, The: Blogs03/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami New Times09/22/1993 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami Times08/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiNuevo Herald03/29/1976 – 04/30/19842946Newspaper Archives
MiamiMiami Herald01/01/1904 – 12/31/195015764Newspaper Archives
MiamiSouth Florida Record01/13/1905 – 01/13/19051Newspaper Archives
MiamiMiami News11/30/1941 – 11/30/19411Newspaper Archives
Miami ShoresBiscayne Boulevard Times08/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiltonSanta Rosa Press Gazette10/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Moore HavenGlades County Democrat04/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NaplesCollier Citizen07/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NaplesNaples Daily News01/03/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NaplesNaples Florida Weekly10/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater – Oak HillHometown News: New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater – Oak Hill10/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
North PortNorth Port Sun05/03/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaOcala Star-Banner01/01/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaSouth Marion Citizen11/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaWest Marion Messenger08/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaOcala Banner01/04/1901 – 12/31/1909467Newspaper Archives
OcalaOcala Evening Star06/24/1895 – 12/30/19228002Newspaper Archives
OcalaOcaleean ensign /01/31/1918 – 05/09/19186Newspaper Archives
OkeechobeeOkeechobee News03/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrlandoOrlando Sentinel04/01/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrlandoOrlando Weekly01/05/2006 – 09/26/2013Recent Obituaries
OrlandoValencia Voice: Valencia Community College11/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ormond BeachOrmond Beach Observer04/11/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Holly HillHometown News: Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill11/28/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PalatkaPalatka Daily News09/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PalatkaPalatka daily news10/18/1919 – 12/31/1922467Newspaper Archives
PalatkaPalatka daily news03/01/1884 – 03/04/1888905Newspaper Archives
PalatkaPalatka news03/24/1905 – 12/27/190793Newspaper Archives
PalatkaPalatka news and advertiser01/09/1902 – 03/17/1905164Newspaper Archives
PalatkaPalatka news and advertiser01/07/1910 – 12/28/1917407Newspaper Archives
Palm Bay, MalabarHometown News: Palm Bay10/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Palm BeachPalm Beach Daily News01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Palm Beach, Fort LauderdaleBroward-Palm Beach New Times07/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Palm CoastPalm Coast Observer07/15/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Panama CityNews Herald11/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Panama CityPanama City Pilot05/30/1907 – 12/31/190884Newspaper Archives
PensacolaFlorida Democrat and Mechanic’s and Workingman’s Advocate08/10/1848 – 04/03/18563Newspaper Archives
PensacolaPensacola Gazette09/01/1821 – 03/29/1856366Newspaper Archives
PensacolaPensacola Journal01/01/1905 – 12/31/19225734Newspaper Archives
PensacolaPensacola News02/02/1900 – 04/19/190064Newspaper Archives
PinecrestPinecrest Tribune10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Plant CityPlant City Observer07/12/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pompano BeachPelican03/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port CharlotteCharlotte Sun08/03/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port OrangePort Orange Observer New08/24/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach ShoresHometown News: Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores10/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port St. JoeStar10/31/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port St. LucieHometown News: Port St. Lucie05/29/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Punta GordaPunta Gorda herald01/10/1902 – 12/29/1922523Newspaper Archives
Punta GordaPunta Gorda-Port Charlotte Florida Weekly New01/12/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
QuincyGadsden County Times01/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Saint JosephSt. Joseph Times01/05/1839 – 09/12/184034Newspaper Archives
Santa Rosa BeachWalton Sun04/28/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SarasotaSarasota Herald-Tribune01/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SarasotaSiesta Key Observer08/12/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SarasotaSarasota Observer12/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic and Melbourne BeachHometown News: The Beaches10/24/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SebastianSebastian Sun03/19/1999 – 10/28/2011Recent Obituaries
SebastianHometown News: Sebastian River Area02/13/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SebringHighlands Today03/21/2007 – 09/17/2016Recent Obituaries
SebringHighlands News-Sun04/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
South MiamiSouth Miami News08/01/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
South MiamiBrickell Tribune07/30/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. AugustineSt. Augustine Record06/28/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. AugustineEast-Florida Gazette03/01/1783 – 05/17/17833Newspaper Archives
St. AugustineFlorida Herald and Southern Democrat01/04/1823 – 12/20/1842197Newspaper Archives
St. AugustineNews11/03/1838 – 09/06/1845175Newspaper Archives
St. PetersburgTampa Bay Times01/01/1987 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PetersburgTampa Bay Times: Blogs01/03/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StarkeBradford County telegraph02/22/1895 – 12/09/191096Newspaper Archives
StuartStuart News/Port St. Lucie News09/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StuartTreasure Coast Palm: Web Edition Articles08/27/2014 – 09/06/2016Recent Obituaries
StuartYourNews.com07/18/2007 – 06/02/2010Recent Obituaries
Suntree, Viera, RockledgeHometown News: Suntree, Viera, Rockledge10/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallahasseeFloridian and Advocate10/24/1831 – 04/02/1842439Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeFloridian and Journal01/06/1849 – 12/22/1860447Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeSouthern Journal01/27/1846 – 01/01/1849111Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeStar of Florida12/29/1840 – 12/19/1845110Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeMorning sun04/01/1907 – 06/05/190995Newspaper Archives
TampaTampa Tribune08/13/1990 – 05/03/2016Recent Obituaries
TampaBoletin03/12/1941 – 03/12/19411Newspaper Archives
TampaComite Consulto Conjuto04/30/1941 – 04/30/19411Newspaper Archives
TampaEcos07/21/1959 – 07/21/19591Newspaper Archives
TampaInformacion10/31/1958 – 10/31/19581Newspaper Archives
TampaInternacional06/30/1939 – 08/07/194218Newspaper Archives
TampaNueva Republica05/29/1897 – 05/28/189811Newspaper Archives
TampaRevista de Cuba Libre12/25/1897 – 08/27/189814Newspaper Archives
TampaTampa Tribune01/02/1895 – 07/20/193613089Newspaper Archives
TampaTraduccion Prensa04/09/1941 – 09/04/195615Newspaper Archives
TampaWeekly Tribune11/28/1895 – 08/31/19054Newspaper Archives
TampaYbor City Sunday News11/18/1951 – 11/18/19511Newspaper Archives
TavernierReporter02/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TitusvilleFlorida Star01/05/1900 – 01/07/1910260Newspaper Archives
VeniceVenice Gondolier Sun07/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Vero BeachIndian River Press Journal12/02/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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