Idaho Archives: 135 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ID newspaper archives: 135 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: Redfish Lake and the Grand Mogul in the Sawtooth Range of Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Credit: Karthikc123; Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: Redfish Lake and the Grand Mogul in the Sawtooth Range of Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Credit: Karthikc123; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Idaho in these newspapers. Our ID 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 Idaho Newspaper Archives (1863 – 1969)

Search Idaho Obituaries (1893 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
American FallsAmerican Falls press07/27/1907 – 11/26/1925865Newspaper Archives
AshtonAshton Herald04/06/1922 – 12/25/1969933Newspaper Archives
Bannock CityBoise news09/29/1863 – 03/06/1875502Newspaper Archives
BlackfootMorning News08/02/2008 – 05/02/2020Obituaries
BlackfootBlackfoot Register07/10/1880 – 03/22/1884165Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBlackfoot news11/07/1891 – 01/01/1902578Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBlackfoot optimist12/15/1910 – 12/28/1916358Newspaper Archives
BlackfootIdaho news06/11/1887 – 10/31/1891232Newspaper Archives
BlackfootIdaho Republican07/22/1904 – 12/25/19241299Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBingham County news04/15/1921 – 12/28/1923140Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBingham County Chronicle03/15/2019 – CurrentObituaries
BoiseIdaho Democrat01/28/1871 – 06/28/187132Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Business Review03/01/2004 – CurrentObituaries
BoiseEvening Bulletin02/18/1882 – 03/24/1883334Newspaper Archives
BoiseEvening capital news09/16/1912 – 01/14/1920963Newspaper Archives
BoiseGem worker and the Idaho labor herald12/17/1914 – 01/04/1917107Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho labor herald11/14/1914 – 12/10/19145Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho scimitar11/02/1907 – 10/03/190849Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Herald01/05/1872 – 04/05/18728Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Weekly Statesman08/28/1875 – 10/05/1889400Newspaper Archives
BoiseNBC – 7 KTVB06/12/2009 – CurrentObituaries
BoiseBoise Weekly04/07/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Bonanza CityYankee Fork Herald03/06/1880 – 11/10/18816Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryBonners Ferry Herald10/05/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Bonners FerryKootenai herald07/11/1891 – 12/24/1904468Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryKootenai herald02/26/1892 – 12/29/1894126Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryBonners Ferry herald12/31/1904 – 12/28/1922898Newspaper Archives
CaldwellCaldwell tribune12/22/1883 – 12/26/19241940Newspaper Archives
ChallisChallis Messenger03/17/2005 – CurrentObituaries
ChallisChallis messenger07/31/1894 – 12/30/19251270Newspaper Archives
ChallisIdaho Messenger07/10/1888 – 07/16/188910Newspaper Archives
Coeur d’AleneCoeur d’Alene Press10/01/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Coeur d’AleneIdaho Spokesman-Review07/03/1994 – 11/28/2007Obituaries
Coeur d’AleneCoeur d”Alene evening press08/06/1906 – 07/30/19101186Newspaper Archives
Coeur d’AleneCoeur d”Alene press02/20/1892 – 01/27/1906720Newspaper Archives
CottonwoodCamas Prairie chronicle04/05/1901 – 09/14/1917706Newspaper Archives
CottonwoodCottonwood report01/27/1893 – 03/29/1901369Newspaper Archives
CottonwoodCottonwood chronicle09/21/1917 – 12/28/1923307Newspaper Archives
DeLamarDeLamar nugget05/19/1891 – 12/29/1899391Newspaper Archives
DriggsTeton Valley News11/15/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Elk CityElk City mining news12/25/1903 – 07/31/1913500Newspaper Archives
EmmettMessenger-Index01/08/2008 – CurrentObituaries
EmmettEmmett index11/04/1893 – 12/27/19231239Newspaper Archives
FilerFiler record03/20/1919 – 12/25/1924299Newspaper Archives
GrangevilleGrangeville globe12/04/1907 – 04/27/1922744Newspaper Archives
GrangevilleIdaho County free press06/18/1886 – 12/25/19241979Newspaper Archives
HaileyWood River times05/20/1882 – 12/30/18933411Newspaper Archives
HuntMinidoka Irrigator09/10/1942 – 07/28/1945169Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho Semi-weekly World03/14/1875 – 12/29/18931938Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho Semi-weekly World08/15/1876 – 08/15/18761Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho World Weekly07/28/1876 – 07/28/18761Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho Semi-weekly World05/04/1867 – 11/04/1868156Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsPost Register01/02/1992 – CurrentObituaries
Idaho FallsCitizen03/11/1907 – 04/01/190710Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Falls Times07/09/1891 – 06/17/19201353Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Register04/04/1885 – 07/31/188667Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Falls Daily Post01/01/1930 – 10/30/1931569Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsPost-Register01/02/1940 – 12/31/19503377Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsTimes-Register09/17/1920 – 01/01/19301082Newspaper Archives
JeromeLincoln County times03/09/1911 – 02/13/1919360Newspaper Archives
JeromeJerome County times02/20/1919 – 02/12/192052Newspaper Archives
KelloggShoshone News-Press04/06/2007 – CurrentObituaries
KendrickKendrick gazette05/01/1903 – 12/29/1922935Newspaper Archives
KetchumIdaho semi-weekly keystone07/04/1885 – 08/15/188511Newspaper Archives
KetchumIdaho weekly keystone06/21/1884 – 10/04/188414Newspaper Archives
KetchumKetchum daily keystone06/21/1884 – 09/27/188480Newspaper Archives
KetchumKetchum keystone08/29/1885 – 02/04/1899695Newspaper Archives
KetchumKetchum keystone12/24/1881 – 06/14/1884132Newspaper Archives
KunaKuna Melba News04/11/2013 – CurrentObituaries
LardoLong Valley advocate10/27/1904 – 11/28/1907162Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston Tribune12/01/1989 – CurrentObituaries
LewistonTeller04/21/1877 – 08/01/1895143Newspaper Archives
LewistonWeekly Tribune10/09/1897 – 12/30/189822Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston Tribune09/28/1893 – 12/31/194015431Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston daily teller10/21/1876 – 01/12/19011291Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston evening teller10/26/1903 – 12/31/19081231Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston inter-state news04/14/1905 – 12/29/190544Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston teller01/17/1901 – 04/11/1905222Newspaper Archives
MaladIdaho Enterprise01/08/1890 – 01/15/18902Newspaper Archives
MarsingOwyhee nugget01/06/1905 – 06/20/1912387Newspaper Archives
MeridianMeridian Press12/01/2012 – CurrentObituaries
MeridianMeridian times05/07/1909 – 06/30/1922658Newspaper Archives
MontpelierNews-Examiner02/04/2010 – CurrentObituaries
MontpelierMontpelier examiner02/29/1896 – 03/16/19221208Newspaper Archives
MoscowMoscow-Pullman Daily News01/01/1998 – CurrentObituaries
Mountain HomeElmore County Republican05/07/1910 – 12/04/1915276Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeMountain Home bulletin06/02/1888 – 05/25/188952Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeRepublican01/03/1905 – 11/27/1909191Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeMountain Home Republican12/11/1915 – 06/25/1926406Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeMountain Home maverick05/10/1906 – 08/03/1911251Newspaper Archives
MurrayCoeur d’Alene Record12/07/1888 – 02/17/18899Newspaper Archives
NampaIdaho Press-Tribune10/22/1998 – CurrentObituaries
NampaNampa Progress03/01/1890 – 11/01/189010Newspaper Archives
NampaIdaho Press-Tribune: Blogs05/24/2009 – 03/03/2014Obituaries
NezperceNezperce herald04/19/1901 – 12/24/1924999Newspaper Archives
OakleyOakley eagle09/14/1905 – 12/13/190663Newspaper Archives
OakleyOakley herald02/11/1910 – 12/26/1924746Newspaper Archives
OrofinoClearwater Republican03/28/1912 – 04/28/1922524Newspaper Archives
ParmaParma herald10/17/1903 – 10/11/1917729Newspaper Archives
PayetteIndependent Enterprise05/16/2007 – 06/17/2020Obituaries
PayettePayette enterprise09/02/1909 – 12/25/1924767Newspaper Archives
PocatelloIdaho State Journal02/19/2000 – CurrentObituaries
PocatelloIdaho State Journal: Blogs05/14/2010 – 03/07/2017Obituaries
PrestonPreston Citizen11/05/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Priest RiverPriest River Times06/05/2006 – 02/07/2018Obituaries
RathdrumKootenai Courier06/29/1889 – 06/21/189017Newspaper Archives
RathdrumRathdrum tribune05/08/1903 – 12/26/19241119Newspaper Archives
RathdrumSilver blade06/01/1895 – 04/24/1903186Newspaper Archives
RexburgStandard-Journal01/24/2015 – CurrentObituaries
RigbyJefferson Star07/25/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Rocky BarElmore bulletin06/01/1889 – 06/01/1905738Newspaper Archives
Ruby CityOwyhee Avalanche08/19/1865 – 08/11/186652Newspaper Archives
Saint AnthonyTeton peak-chronicle01/01/1903 – 04/20/1905118Newspaper Archives
Saint MariesRecord05/06/1913 – 03/29/1918492Newspaper Archives
Salmon CityIdaho Recorder12/12/1889 – 05/04/189214Newspaper Archives
Salmon CitySemi-weekly Mining News08/11/1867 – 08/11/18671Newspaper Archives
Salmon CityIdaho Recorder10/13/1904 – 12/29/1922613Newspaper Archives
SandpointBonner County Daily Bee03/02/2004 – CurrentObituaries
SandpointKootenai County Republican05/26/1899 – 07/05/1901102Newspaper Archives
SandpointKootenai County Republican07/12/1901 – 05/30/190246Newspaper Archives
ShelleyShelley Pioneer08/29/2012 – 12/20/2017Obituaries
Silver CityOwyhee Avalanche08/18/1866 – 12/28/19001641Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Daily Avalanche10/17/1874 – 04/26/1876456Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave12/15/1868 – 02/10/187099Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee bullion11/15/1866 – 11/07/186751Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave12/15/1868 – 02/10/187099Newspaper Archives
Silver CitySilver City nugget01/04/1901 – 12/30/1904208Newspaper Archives
State-Wide CountyIdaho Education News04/01/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Twin FallsTimes-News08/19/1999 – CurrentObituaries
Twin FallsTwin Falls Daily News04/08/1918 – 12/31/19221436Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsIdaho Evening Times09/01/1941 – 02/14/1942144Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTwin Falls times04/02/1908 – 12/14/1916442Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTwice-a-week Twin Falls times12/19/1916 – 04/09/1918130Newspaper Archives
WallaceWallace miner02/21/1907 – 02/07/1924876Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

Note on the header image: a photo of the Idaho State Capitol, Boise, Idaho. Credit: JSquish; Wikimedia Commons.

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