Florida Newspaper Archives: 116 Titles for Genealogy Research

When the first European—Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon—arrived in Florida in 1513, he named it “La Florida” (Flowery Land) because of the floral beauty he found everywhere. With its tropical climate, long coastline adorned with many beaches—on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean—and varied vegetation, Florida is a beautiful place to live and one of America’s most popular vacation destinations.

photo of Bahia Honda Beach, Florida Keys, Florida
Photo: Bahia Honda Beach, Florida Keys, Florida. Credit: Mwanner; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Florida, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Florida newspaper archives: 116 titles to help you search your family history in “The Sunshine State,” providing coverage from 1823 to Today. There are more than 15.2 million newspaper articles and records in our online FL archives.

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

Search Florida Newspaper Archives (1823 – 1984)

Search Florida Recent Obituaries (1983 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Florida 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 FL newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate RangeCollection
ArcadiaArcadian12/9/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArcadiaDeSoto Sun4/14/1996 – 9/2/2010Recent Obituaries
BartowPolk County Democrat7/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Belle GladeSun5/1/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Boca GrandeBoca Beacon5/31/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Boca RatonBoca Raton News3/2/2006 – 8/26/2009Recent Obituaries
Bonita SpringsBanner1/27/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bonita SpringsBonita Daily News5/23/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BradentonManatee River Journal9/5/1889 – 9/20/1923Newspaper Archives
BradentonNorth Manatee Observer11/24/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BradentonBradenton Herald1/19/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BradentonEast County Observer8/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BranfordBranford News7/25/2007 – 5/4/2009Recent Obituaries
BrooksvilleHernando Today10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BushnellSumter County Times12/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CallahanNassau County Record10/4/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChieflandCedar Key Beacon11/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChieflandChiefland Citizen11/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClermontSouth Lake Press7/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClewistonClewiston News1/4/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrawfordvilleWakulla News6/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crystal RiverCitrus County Chronicle10/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Daytona BeachDaytona Beach News-Journal3/27/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DeLandWest Volusia Beacon11/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DunnellonRiverland News5/1/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnglewoodEnglewood Sun3/5/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fernandina BeachNews Leader3/15/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort LauderdaleSun Sentinel1/1/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort MeadeFort Meade Leader12/31/2002 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Fort MyersFort Myers Florida Weekly5/31/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort Myers BeachIsland Sand Paper5/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PierceSt. Lucie News Tribune8/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PierceHometown News2/9/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PierceFort Pierce News5/2/1997 – 6/16/2000Recent Obituaries
FrostproofFrostproof News3/23/2011 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Ft. LauderdaleSouth Florida Times12/31/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GainesvilleGainesville Sun2/18/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ImmokaleeImmokalee Bulletin1/4/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Tattler12/1/1934 – 9/29/1945Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida Sentinel1/26/1900 – 1/26/1900Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleFlorida Times-Union1/12/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonvilleFlorida Times-Union, The: Web Edition Articles11/28/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Jacksonville BeachBeaches Leader1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JasperJasper News1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JupiterJupiter Courier9/3/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Key WestKey West Citizen10/31/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaBelleCaloosa Belle1/4/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake CityLake City Reporter11/1/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake PlacidLake Placid Journal6/15/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake WalesLake Wales News7/31/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakelandLedger12/19/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakelandLedger, The: Blogs7/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeesburgDaily Commercial12/1/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Live OakSuwannee Democrat11/21/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Longboat KeyLongboat Observer11/2/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarathonFlorida Keys Keynoter11/6/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Marco IslandMarco Island Eagle6/7/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MariannaJackson County Floridan4/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MayoMayo Free Press1/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami Herald1/1/1911 – 3/31/1926Newspaper Archives
MiamiNuevo Herald3/29/1976 – 4/30/1984Newspaper Archives
MiamiMiami Herald1/1/1983 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami Herald, The: Blogs3/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiEl Nuevo Herald1/1/1983 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Miami ShoresBiscayne Boulevard Times8/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Moore HavenGlades County Democrat4/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NaplesNaples Florida Weekly10/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NaplesNaples Daily News1/3/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NaplesCollier Citizen7/6/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
North PortNorth Port Sun5/3/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaOcala Star-Banner1/1/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaWest Marion Messenger8/2/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcalaSouth Marion Citizen11/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OkeechobeeOkeechobee News3/1/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrlandoOrlando Weekly1/5/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrlandoOrlando Sentinel4/1/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrlandoValencia Voice: Valencia Community College11/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PalatkaPalatka Daily News1/1/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Palm BeachPalm Beach Daily News1/2/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Palm CoastPalm Coast Observer7/15/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PensacolaPensacola Gazette5/15/1824 – 3/29/1856Newspaper Archives
PinecrestPinecrest Tribune10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Plant CityPlant City Times & Observer7/12/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pompano BeachPelican3/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port CharlotteCharlotte Sun8/3/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
QuincyGadsden County Times1/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SarasotaPelican Press8/12/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SarasotaSarasota Herald-Tribune1/1/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SebastianSebastian Sun3/19/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SebringNews-Sun4/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SebringHighlands Today3/21/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. AugustineFlorida Herald and Southern Democrat1/4/1823 – 12/20/1842Newspaper Archives
St. AugustineSt. Augustine Record2/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PetersburgTampa Bay Times1/1/1987 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StuartStuart News/Port St. Lucie News9/2/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StuartYourNews.com7/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallahasseeFloridian and Journal1/6/1849 – 12/22/1860Newspaper Archives
TallahasseeFloridian and Advocate10/24/1831 – 4/2/1842Newspaper Archives
TampaTampa Tribune1/2/1895 – 7/20/1936Newspaper Archives
TampaTraduccion Prensa4/9/1941 – 9/4/1956Newspaper Archives
TampaInternacional6/30/1939 – 8/7/1942Newspaper Archives
TampaRevista de Cuba Libre12/25/1897 – 8/27/1898Newspaper Archives
TampaNueva Republica5/29/1897 – 5/28/1898Newspaper Archives
TampaEcos7/21/1959 – 7/21/1959Newspaper Archives
TampaYbor City Sunday News11/18/1951 – 11/18/1951Newspaper Archives
TampaInformacion10/31/1958 – 10/31/1958Newspaper Archives
TampaComite Consulto Conjuto4/30/1941 – 4/30/1941Newspaper Archives
TampaBoletin3/12/1941 – 3/12/1941Newspaper Archives
TampaTampa Tribune8/13/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TavernierReporter2/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VeniceVenice Gondolier Sun7/1/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Vero BeachVero Beach Press Journal12/2/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West Palm BeachPalm Beach Post1/1/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West TampaWest Tampa Leader12/8/1940 – 12/8/1940Newspaper Archives
WillistonWilliston Pioneer Sun News12/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ybor CityDiario de Tampa6/6/1908 – 7/14/1911Newspaper Archives

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