Florida Archives: 244 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Florida, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online FL newspaper archives: 244 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: coconut palms like these in Islamorada flourish in the Florida Keys
Photo: coconut palms like these in Islamorada flourish in the Florida Keys. Credit: Ex1le; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Florida in these newspapers. Our FL 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 Florida Newspaper Archives (1783 – 1959)

Search Florida Obituaries (1895 – Today)

Illustration: Florida state flag
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 – CurrentObituaries
ArcadiaArcadian12/09/2010 – CurrentObituaries
ArcadiaDeSoto Sun04/14/1996 – 09/02/2010Obituaries
ArcadiaDe Soto County news08/11/1905 – 12/28/1916114Newspaper Archives
ArcadiaChampion01/04/1906 – 12/24/190898Newspaper Archives
AventuraAventura News07/25/2012 – CurrentObituaries
BartowPolk News Sun07/17/2000 – CurrentObituaries
BartowPolk County Times03/27/2013 – 03/22/2014Obituaries
Belle GladeSun05/01/2008 – 09/06/2018Obituaries
Boca GrandeBoca Beacon05/31/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Boca RatonBoca Raton News03/02/2006 – 08/26/2009Obituaries
Boca RatonBoca Raton Forum01/16/2019 – CurrentObituaries
Boca RatonJewish Journal: North Palm Beach04/10/2019 – CurrentObituaries
Boca RatonJewish Journal: South Palm Beach04/10/2019 – CurrentObituaries
Boca RatonWest Boca Forum11/13/2019 – CurrentObituaries
BonifayHolmes County Times-Advertiser09/27/2017 – CurrentObituaries
Bonita SpringsBanner01/27/1996 – CurrentObituaries
Bonita SpringsBonita Daily News05/23/2006 – 07/06/2014Obituaries
Boynton BeachBoynton Forum09/19/2018 – CurrentObituaries
BradentonEast County Observer08/17/2006 – CurrentObituaries
BradentonNorth Manatee Observer11/24/2006 – 08/24/2007Obituaries
BranfordBranford News07/25/2007 – 05/04/2009Obituaries
BrooksvilleHernando Today10/03/2009 – 10/27/2014Obituaries
BushnellSumter County Times12/27/2007 – CurrentObituaries
BushnellSumter News-Sun07/25/2013 – CurrentObituaries
CallahanNassau County Record10/04/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Titusville and MimsHometown News: North Brevard County10/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
ChieflandCedar Key Beacon11/20/2008 – CurrentObituaries
ChieflandChiefland Citizen11/19/2008 – CurrentObituaries
ChipleyChipley banner06/19/1897 – 12/26/1912337Newspaper Archives
ChipleyWashington County News09/27/2017 – CurrentObituaries
Chipley, BonifayWashington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser10/11/2007 – CurrentObituaries
ClermontSouth Lake Press07/13/2005 – CurrentObituaries
ClermontNews Leader07/23/2013 – CurrentObituaries
ClermontFour Corners News-Sun05/30/2014 – CurrentObituaries
ClewistonClewiston News01/04/2007 – 09/06/2018Obituaries
Coral SpringsCoral Springs Forum06/27/2018 – CurrentObituaries
CrawfordvilleWakulla News06/24/2008 – CurrentObituaries
CrawfordvilleGulf Coast breeze06/04/1897 – 07/23/191586Newspaper Archives
CrestviewCrestview News Bulletin10/09/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Crystal RiverCitrus County Chronicle10/14/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Davie, Cooper CityDavie and Cooper City Gazette11/14/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Daytona BeachDaytona Beach News-Journal03/27/1996 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
De LandDe Land News01/01/1903 – 12/31/1909183Newspaper Archives
DeBary, Deltona, Orange CityWest Volusia Beacon, The: Southwest Edition05/09/2012 – 12/16/2015Obituaries
Deerfield BeachDeerfield & Pompano Forum01/09/2019 – CurrentObituaries
DeLandWest Volusia Beacon11/17/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Delray BeachDelray Forum08/15/2018 – CurrentObituaries
DestinDestin Log04/08/2016 – CurrentObituaries
DunnellonRiverland News05/01/2008 – CurrentObituaries
EnglewoodEnglewood Sun03/05/1996 – CurrentObituaries
FernandinaNassau County leader01/17/1896 – 04/14/192220Newspaper Archives
Fernandina BeachNews Leader03/15/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Fort LauderdaleSouth Florida Times12/31/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Fort LauderdaleSun Sentinel01/01/1986 – CurrentObituaries
Fort LauderdaleFlorida Bulldog03/30/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Fort LauderdaleEast Side Forum07/04/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Fort MeadeFort Meade Leader12/31/2002 – 08/14/2013Obituaries
Fort MyersFort Myers Florida Weekly05/31/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Fort MyersEagle News, The: Florida Gulf Coast University09/13/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Fort Myers BeachIsland Sand Paper05/14/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Fort PierceFort Pierce News05/02/1997 – 06/16/2000Obituaries
Fort PierceHometown News02/09/2006 – 10/10/2014Obituaries
Fort PierceSt. Lucie News Tribune08/13/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Fort PierceFort Pierce news11/16/1906 – 12/08/1911171Newspaper Archives
Fort PierceSt Lucie County tribune07/21/1905 – 12/29/1911283Newspaper Archives
Fort Walton BeachNorthwest Florida Daily News10/09/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Fort Walton BeachEglin Dispatch, The: Eglin Air Force Base05/10/2019 – CurrentObituaries
FrostproofFrostproof News03/23/2011 – 08/14/2013Obituaries
GainesvilleGainesville Sun02/18/1995 – CurrentObituaries
GainesvilleGainesville star05/01/1903 – 10/04/1904147Newspaper Archives
GainesvilleGainesville Sun01/01/1905 – 12/31/19091584Newspaper Archives
GainesvilleUniversity news10/19/1906 – 04/27/19075Newspaper Archives
ImmokaleeImmokalee Bulletin01/04/2007 – CurrentObituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Times-Union01/12/1996 – CurrentObituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Times-Union, The: Web Edition Articles11/14/2008 – CurrentObituaries
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 agriculturist05/15/1878 – 02/01/1910756Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida Sentinel01/26/1900 – 01/26/19001Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleShorelines Sun03/02/2019 – CurrentObituaries
JacksonvilleRealty-Builder Connection02/12/2003 – 07/11/2017Obituaries
Jacksonville BeachBeaches Leader12/09/2005 – CurrentObituaries
JasperJasper News01/02/2008 – CurrentObituaries
JupiterJupiter Courier09/03/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Key BiscayneIslander News04/09/2015 – CurrentObituaries
Key WestKey West Citizen10/31/1999 – CurrentObituaries
Key WestKey West Dispatch09/16/1876 – 09/16/18761Newspaper Archives
Key WestKey West citizen02/18/1926 – 12/31/19545177Newspaper Archives
Key WestKey outpost01/09/1953 – 01/23/19533Newspaper Archives
LaBelleCaloosa Belle01/04/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Lake CityLake City Reporter11/01/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Lake PlacidLake Placid Journal06/15/2011 – 05/04/2016Obituaries
Lake WalesLake Wales News07/31/2000 – 01/06/2016Obituaries
LakelandLedger11/08/1994 – CurrentObituaries
LakelandLedger, The: Blogs07/17/2007 – 11/15/2016Obituaries
LakelandLakeland evening telegram11/01/1911 – 08/31/19222987Newspaper Archives
LeesburgDaily Commercial12/01/2000 – CurrentObituaries
LeesburgDaily Commercial: Web Edition Articles01/04/2017 – CurrentObituaries
Live OakSuwannee Democrat11/21/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Live OakLive Oak daily Democrat08/27/1906 – 12/27/1907182Newspaper Archives
Live OakSuwannee Democrat01/01/1909 – 10/31/190942Newspaper Archives
Longboat KeyLongboat Observer11/02/2006 – CurrentObituaries
MadisonEnterprise-recorder06/25/1908 – 08/30/1912214Newspaper Archives
MadisonNew enterprise09/05/1901 – 06/18/1908300Newspaper Archives
MarathonFlorida Keys Free Press11/04/2015 – CurrentObituaries
Marco IslandMarco Island Eagle06/07/2006 – CurrentObituaries
MariannaJackson County Floridan04/22/2008 – CurrentObituaries
MayoMayo Free Press01/19/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Melbourne, West MelbourneHometown News: Melbourne, West Melbourne10/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
MiamiMiami New Times09/22/1993 – CurrentObituaries
MiamiMiami Times08/10/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Miami BeachMiami Beach News09/20/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Miami ShoresBiscayne Times08/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
MiltonSanta Rosa Press Gazette10/11/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Moore HavenGlades County Democrat04/26/2007 – 09/06/2018Obituaries
Mt. DoraTriangle News Leader11/22/2015 – CurrentObituaries
NaplesCollier Citizen07/06/2007 – 12/08/2018Obituaries
NaplesNaples Daily News01/03/1998 – CurrentObituaries
NaplesNaples Florida Weekly10/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
NaplesNaples Daily News: Web Edition Articles08/31/2014 – CurrentObituaries
New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater – Oak HillHometown News: New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater – Oak Hill10/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
North PortNorth Port Sun05/03/1996 – CurrentObituaries
OcalaOcala Star-Banner01/01/1991 – CurrentObituaries
OcalaSouth Marion Citizen11/21/2008 – CurrentObituaries
OcalaWest Marion Messenger08/02/2010 – CurrentObituaries
OcalaOcala Banner03/13/1891 – 12/29/19221064Newspaper Archives
OcalaOcala Evening Star06/24/1895 – 12/30/19228002Newspaper Archives
OcalaOcaleean ensign /01/31/1918 – 05/09/19186Newspaper Archives
OkeechobeeOkeechobee News03/01/2007 – 09/09/2018Obituaries
OkeechobeeLake Okeechobee News09/14/2018 – CurrentObituaries
OrlandoOrlando Sentinel04/01/1985 – CurrentObituaries
OrlandoOrlando Weekly01/05/2006 – 09/26/2013Obituaries
OrlandoValencia Voice: Valencia Community College11/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
OrlandoABC – 9 WFTV: Web Edition Articles05/03/2013 – CurrentObituaries
OrlandoOrlando Medical News02/05/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Ormond BeachOrmond Beach Observer04/11/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Holly HillHometown News: Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill11/28/2014 – CurrentObituaries
PalatkaPalatka Daily News09/01/1999 – CurrentObituaries
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 advertiser01/07/1910 – 12/28/1917407Newspaper Archives
PalatkaPalatka news and advertiser01/09/1902 – 03/17/1905164Newspaper Archives
Palm Bay, MalabarHometown News: Palm Bay10/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Palm BeachPalm Beach Daily News01/02/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Palm BeachPalm Beach Daily News: Web Edition Articles11/13/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Palm Beach, Fort LauderdaleBroward-Palm Beach New Times07/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Palm CoastPalm Coast Observer07/15/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Palm CoastNews-Tribune01/03/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Panama CityNews Herald11/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Panama CityPanama City Pilot05/30/1907 – 12/31/190884Newspaper Archives
Panama CityGulf Defender: Tyndall Air Force Base08/31/2018 – 08/31/2018Obituaries
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
PensacolaCorsair10/28/2009 – 02/01/2017Obituaries
PinecrestPinecrest Tribune10/22/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Plant CityPlant City Observer07/12/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Pompano BeachNew Pelican03/23/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Pompano BeachPlantation Forum07/04/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Port CharlotteCharlotte Sun08/03/1996 – CurrentObituaries
Port OrangePort Orange Observer08/24/2017 – CurrentObituaries
Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach ShoresHometown News: Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores10/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Port St. JoeStar10/31/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Port St. LucieHometown News: Port St. Lucie05/29/2015 – CurrentObituaries
Punta GordaPunta Gorda herald01/10/1902 – 12/29/1922523Newspaper Archives
Punta GordaPunta Gorda-Port Charlotte Florida Weekly01/12/2012 – CurrentObituaries
QuincyGadsden County Times01/15/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Saint JosephSt. Joseph Times01/05/1839 – 09/12/184034Newspaper Archives
San MateoSan Mateo item10/24/1908 – 08/26/191162Newspaper Archives
Santa Rosa BeachWalton Sun04/28/2016 – CurrentObituaries
SarasotaSarasota Herald-Tribune01/01/1996 – CurrentObituaries
SarasotaSiesta Key Observer08/12/2010 – CurrentObituaries
SarasotaSarasota Observer12/06/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic and Melbourne BeachHometown News: The Beaches10/24/2014 – CurrentObituaries
SebastianSebastian Sun03/19/1999 – 10/28/2011Obituaries
SebastianHometown News: Sebastian River Area02/13/2015 – CurrentObituaries
SebringHighlands Today03/21/2007 – 09/17/2016Obituaries
SebringHighlands News-Sun04/14/2005 – CurrentObituaries
SebringHighlands Journal05/14/2014 – 06/28/2018Obituaries
SebringHighlands Sun11/22/2018 – CurrentObituaries
South MiamiSouth Miami News08/01/2017 – CurrentObituaries
South MiamiBiscayne Bay Tribune07/30/2012 – CurrentObituaries
St. AugustineSt. Augustine Record06/28/2000 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
St. PetersburgTampa Bay Times: Blogs01/03/2012 – 05/21/2019Obituaries
StarkeBradford County telegraph02/22/1895 – 12/09/191096Newspaper Archives
StuartStuart News09/02/2000 – CurrentObituaries
StuartTreasure Coast Palm: Web Edition Articles08/27/2014 – CurrentObituaries
StuartYourNews.com07/18/2007 – 06/02/2010Obituaries
Sunny Isles BeachSunny Isles Beach Sun08/20/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Suntree, Viera, RockledgeHometown News: Suntree, Viera, Rockledge10/17/2014 – CurrentObituaries
TallahasseeFloridian and Advocate10/24/1831 – 04/02/1842439Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeFloridian and Journal01/06/1849 – 12/22/1860447Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeStar of Florida12/29/1840 – 12/19/1845110Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeMorning sun04/01/1907 – 06/05/190995Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeSun11/18/1905 – 11/10/190652Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeWeekly Tallahasseean07/19/1900 – 04/11/190289Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeWeekly true Democrat03/03/1905 – 06/05/1913237Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeWeekly Floridian04/06/1880 – 09/24/1892585Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeSouthern Journal01/27/1846 – 01/01/1849111Newspaper Archives
Tallahassee850 Business Magazine12/03/2019 – CurrentObituaries
TampaTampa Tribune08/13/1990 – 05/03/2016Obituaries
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
Tampa, St. PetersburgNBC – 8 WFLA: Web Edition Articles04/03/2014 – CurrentObituaries
TitusvilleFlorida Star01/05/1900 – 01/07/1910260Newspaper Archives
VeniceVenice Gondolier Sun07/01/1996 – CurrentObituaries
VeniceWest Villages Sun08/17/2017 – CurrentObituaries
Vero BeachIndian River Press Journal12/02/1997 – CurrentObituaries
Vero BeachHometown News: Vero Beach02/13/2015 – CurrentObituaries
WellingtonWellington Forum07/03/2019 – CurrentObituaries
West Palm BeachPalm Beach Post01/01/1989 – CurrentObituaries
West Palm BeachPalm Beach Post: Web Edition Articles12/03/2018 – CurrentObituaries
West TampaWest Tampa Leader12/08/1940 – 12/08/19401Newspaper Archives
WillistonWilliston Pioneer Sun News12/11/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Winter GardenWest Orange Times02/06/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Winter GardenSouthwest Orange Observer10/01/2015 – CurrentObituaries
Winter HavenNews Chief04/30/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Winter HavenWinter Haven Sun08/22/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Ybor CityDiario de Tampa06/06/1908 – 07/14/1911706Newspaper Archives

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