GenealogyBank’s Online Montana Newspaper Archives

Montana—“Big Sky Country”—is also known as “The Treasure State.” Montana officially became our 41st state in 1889, but there were newspapers published in Montana Territory decades before it achieved statehood.

photo of the Sun River in Montana
Photo: Montana’s Sun River. Credit: Wikipedia.

GenealogyBank has coverage of Montana’s newspapers spanning 1866 to Today. Dig in and find the stories about your family as they pioneered early America, including cowboys, miners, teachers and kids. Discover the truth about your Montana ancestry in news articles, obituaries, historical documents and more in GenealogyBank’s vast online newspaper archives.

Use this handy list of Montana newspapers to quickly navigate to your title of interest:

CityNewspaper

Coverage

Collection

AnacondaAnaconda Standard

1/2/1898 – 12/31/1922

Newspaper Archives

Big ForkWest Shore News

3/24/2009 – Current

Recent Obituaries

BigforkBigfork Eagle

7/16/2004 – Current

Recent Obituaries

BillingsBillings Gazette

10/2/2009 – Current

Recent Obituaries

BozemanBozeman Daily Chronicle

6/4/1996 – Current

Recent Obituaries

ButteButte Weekly Miner

1/2/1896 – 5/23/1901

Newspaper Archives

Columbia FallsHungry Horse News

7/13/2004 – Current

Recent Obituaries

HelenaHelena Independent

1/1/1898 – 12/31/1900

Newspaper Archives

HelenaMontana Herold

5/4/1893 – 7/11/1901

Newspaper Archives

HelenaHelena Weekly Herald

11/15/1866 – 11/25/1869

Newspaper Archives

HelenaMontana Radiator

1/27/1866 – 10/13/1866

Newspaper Archives

HelenaIndependent Record

10/2/2009 – Current

Recent Obituaries

KalispellDaily Inter Lake

9/23/2004 – Current

Recent Obituaries

LibbyWestern News

8/6/2004 – Current

Recent Obituaries

MissoulaNewWest

3/10/2005 – Current

Recent Obituaries

MissoulaMissoulian

10/2/2009 – Current

Recent Obituaries

PlainsClark Fork Valley Press

1/8/2008 – Current

Recent Obituaries

PolsonLake County Leader & Advertiser

12/3/2008 – Current

Recent Obituaries

SidneySidney Herald

1/12/2001 – Current

Recent Obituaries

WhitefishWhitefish Pilot

7/13/2004 – Current

Recent Obituaries

One Response to "GenealogyBank’s Online Montana Newspaper Archives"
  1. So glad to know these newspapers will be searchable! My husband’s family has lived in that beautiful state for generations, and this will be a boon to my research there! Thanks for the “News”!

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