Idaho Archives: 104 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ID newspaper archives: 104 titles to help you search your family history in the “Gem State,” providing coverage from 1863 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Idaho newspaper archives!

Photo: the Palouse region of northern Idaho
Photo: the Palouse region of northern Idaho. Credit: charmar; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Idaho Newspaper Archives (1863 – 1969)

Search Idaho Recent Obituaries (1989 – Today)

Illustration: Idaho state flag
Illustration: Idaho state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Idaho 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 ID newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
American Falls American Falls press 07/27/1907 – 09/28/1922 592 Newspaper Archives
Ashton Ashton Herald 04/06/1922 – 12/25/1969 928 Newspaper Archives
Bannock City Boise news 09/29/1863 – 03/06/1875 502 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Morning News 08/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Blackfoot Blackfoot Register 07/10/1880 – 03/22/1884 165 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Blackfoot news 11/07/1891 – 01/01/1902 578 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Blackfoot optimist 12/15/1910 – 12/28/1916 358 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Idaho news 06/11/1887 – 10/31/1891 232 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Idaho Republican 07/22/1904 – 12/28/1922 1196 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Bingham County news 04/15/1921 – 12/29/1922 89 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman 01/26/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Evening Bulletin 02/21/1903 – 02/21/1903 1 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Democrat 01/28/1871 – 06/28/1871 32 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman 07/26/1864 – 01/01/1953 26868 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman, The: Blogs 11/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Idaho Business Review 03/01/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Evening Bulletin 02/18/1882 – 03/24/1883 334 Newspaper Archives
Boise Evening capital news 09/16/1912 – 01/14/1920 963 Newspaper Archives
Boise Gem worker and the Idaho labor herald 12/17/1914 – 01/04/1917 107 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho labor herald 11/14/1914 – 12/10/1914 5 Newspaper Archives
Bonners Ferry Bonners Ferry Herald 10/05/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bonners Ferry Kootenai herald 07/11/1891 – 12/24/1904 468 Newspaper Archives
Bonners Ferry Kootenai herald 02/26/1892 – 12/29/1894 126 Newspaper Archives
Caldwell Caldwell tribune 01/07/1888 – 12/26/1922 1574 Newspaper Archives
Challis Challis Messenger 03/17/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Challis Challis messenger 07/31/1894 – 12/27/1922 1115 Newspaper Archives
Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene Press 10/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coeur d’Alene Idaho Spokesman-Review 07/03/1994 – 11/28/2007 Recent Obituaries
Coeur d’Alene Coeur d”Alene evening press 08/06/1906 – 07/30/1910 1186 Newspaper Archives
Coeur d’Alene Coeur d”Alene press 02/20/1892 – 01/27/1906 720 Newspaper Archives
Cottonwood Camas Prairie chronicle 04/05/1901 – 09/14/1917 706 Newspaper Archives
Cottonwood Cottonwood report 01/27/1893 – 03/29/1901 369 Newspaper Archives
Cottonwood Cottonwood chronicle 09/21/1917 – 12/29/1922 255 Newspaper Archives
Driggs Teton Valley News 11/15/2018 – Current Recent Obituaries
Emmett Messenger-Index 01/08/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grangeville Grangeville globe 12/04/1907 – 04/27/1922 744 Newspaper Archives
Grangeville Idaho County free press 06/18/1886 – 12/27/1917 1624 Newspaper Archives
Hailey Wood River times 05/20/1882 – 12/30/1893 3411 Newspaper Archives
Hunt Minidoka Irrigator 09/10/1942 – 07/28/1945 169 Newspaper Archives
Idaho City Idaho Semi-weekly World 03/14/1875 – 12/29/1893 1938 Newspaper Archives
Idaho City Idaho Semi-weekly World 05/04/1867 – 11/04/1868 156 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Post Register 01/02/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Idaho Falls Citizen 03/11/1907 – 04/01/1907 10 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Falls Times 07/09/1891 – 06/17/1920 1353 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Register 04/04/1885 – 07/31/1886 67 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Falls Daily Post 01/01/1930 – 10/30/1931 569 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Post-Register 01/02/1940 – 12/31/1950 3378 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Times-Register 09/17/1920 – 01/01/1930 1082 Newspaper Archives
Kellogg Shoshone News-Press 04/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kendrick Kendrick gazette 05/01/1903 – 12/29/1922 935 Newspaper Archives
Kuna Kuna Melba News 04/11/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewiston Lewiston Tribune 12/01/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewiston Teller 04/14/1892 – 08/01/1895 141 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Weekly Tribune 10/09/1897 – 12/30/1898 22 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Lewiston Tribune 01/01/1930 – 12/31/1940 3973 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Lewiston daily teller 10/21/1876 – 01/12/1901 1291 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Lewiston evening teller 10/26/1903 – 12/31/1908 1231 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Lewiston inter-state news 04/14/1905 – 12/29/1905 44 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Lewiston teller 01/17/1901 – 04/11/1905 222 Newspaper Archives
Marsing Owyhee nugget 01/06/1905 – 06/20/1912 387 Newspaper Archives
Meridian Meridian Press 12/01/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Meridian Meridian times 05/07/1909 – 06/30/1922 658 Newspaper Archives
Montpelier News-Examiner 02/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Montpelier Montpelier examiner 02/29/1896 – 03/16/1922 1208 Newspaper Archives
Moscow Moscow-Pullman Daily News 01/01/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mountain Home Elmore County Republican 05/07/1910 – 12/04/1915 276 Newspaper Archives
Mountain Home Mountain Home bulletin 06/02/1888 – 05/25/1889 52 Newspaper Archives
Mountain Home Republican 01/03/1905 – 11/27/1909 191 Newspaper Archives
Mountain Home Mountain Home Republican 12/11/1915 – 08/25/1922 217 Newspaper Archives
Nampa Idaho Press-Tribune 10/22/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nampa Nampa Progress 03/01/1890 – 11/01/1890 10 Newspaper Archives
Nampa Idaho Press-Tribune: Blogs New 05/24/2009 – 03/03/2014 Recent Obituaries
Oakley Oakley eagle 09/14/1905 – 12/13/1906 63 Newspaper Archives
Oakley Oakley herald 02/11/1910 – 12/31/1920 543 Newspaper Archives
Orofino Clearwater Republican 03/28/1912 – 04/28/1922 524 Newspaper Archives
Payette Independent Enterprise 05/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pocatello Idaho State Journal 02/19/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Preston Preston Citizen 11/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Priest River Priest River Times 06/05/2006 – 02/07/2018 Recent Obituaries
Rathdrum Kootenai Courier 06/29/1889 – 06/21/1890 17 Newspaper Archives
Rathdrum Rathdrum tribune 05/08/1903 – 12/31/1920 911 Newspaper Archives
Rathdrum Silver blade 06/01/1895 – 04/24/1903 186 Newspaper Archives
Rexburg Standard-Journal 09/11/2018 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rigby Jefferson Star 07/25/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rocky Bar Elmore bulletin 06/01/1889 – 06/01/1905 738 Newspaper Archives
Ruby City Owyhee Avalanche 08/19/1865 – 08/11/1866 52 Newspaper Archives
Saint Anthony Teton peak-chronicle 01/01/1903 – 04/20/1905 118 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Idaho Recorder 12/12/1889 – 05/04/1892 14 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Semi-weekly Mining News 08/11/1867 – 08/11/1867 1 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Idaho Recorder 10/13/1904 – 12/29/1922 613 Newspaper Archives
Sandpoint Bonner County Daily Bee 03/02/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sandpoint Kootenai County Republican 05/26/1899 – 07/05/1901 102 Newspaper Archives
Sandpoint Kootenai County Republican 07/12/1901 – 05/30/1902 46 Newspaper Archives
Shelley Shelley Pioneer 08/29/2012 – 12/20/2017 Recent Obituaries
Silver City Owyhee Avalanche 08/18/1866 – 12/28/1900 1641 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Daily Avalanche 10/17/1874 – 04/26/1876 456 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave 12/15/1868 – 02/10/1870 99 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee bullion 11/15/1866 – 11/07/1867 51 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave 12/15/1868 – 02/10/1870 99 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Silver City nugget 01/04/1901 – 12/30/1904 208 Newspaper Archives
Twin Falls Times-News 08/19/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Twin Falls Twin Falls Daily News 04/08/1918 – 12/31/1922 1436 Newspaper Archives
Twin Falls Idaho Evening Times 09/01/1941 – 02/14/1942 144 Newspaper Archives
Wallace Wallace miner 02/21/1907 – 01/29/1920 669 Newspaper Archives

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