Idaho Archives: 141 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ID newspaper archives: 141 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: Mt. Jefferson in Island Park, Idaho, with Indian Paintbrush flowers. Credit: Metrodyne; Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: Mt. Jefferson in Island Park, Idaho, with Indian Paintbrush flowers. Credit: Metrodyne; 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 CoverageCollection
American FallsAmerican Falls press07/27/1907 – 11/26/1925Newspaper Archives
AshtonAshton Herald04/06/1922 – 12/25/1969Newspaper Archives
Bannock CityBoise news09/29/1863 – 03/06/1875Newspaper Archives
BlackfootMorning News08/02/2008 – 05/02/2020Obituaries
BlackfootBlackfoot Register07/10/1880 – 03/22/1884Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBlackfoot news11/07/1891 – 01/01/1902Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBlackfoot optimist12/15/1910 – 12/28/1916Newspaper Archives
BlackfootIdaho news06/11/1887 – 10/31/1891Newspaper Archives
BlackfootIdaho Republican07/22/1904 – 12/25/1924Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBingham County news04/15/1921 – 12/28/1923Newspaper Archives
BlackfootBingham County Chronicle03/15/2019 – 07/25/2023Obituaries
BoiseIdaho Democrat01/28/1871 – 06/28/1871Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Business Review03/01/2004 – CurrentObituaries
BoiseEvening Bulletin02/18/1882 – 03/24/1883Newspaper Archives
BoiseEvening capital news09/16/1912 – 01/14/1920Newspaper Archives
BoiseGem worker and the Idaho labor herald12/17/1914 – 01/04/1917Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho labor herald11/14/1914 – 12/10/1914Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho scimitar11/02/1907 – 10/03/1908Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Herald01/05/1872 – 04/05/1872Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Weekly Statesman08/28/1875 – 10/05/1889Newspaper Archives
BoiseNBC – 7 KTVB06/12/2009 – CurrentObituaries
BoiseBoise Weekly04/07/2004 – CurrentObituaries
BoiseBoise citizen12/07/1906 – 11/25/1910Newspaper Archives
Bonanza CityYankee Fork Herald03/06/1880 – 11/10/1881Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryBonners Ferry Herald10/05/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Bonners FerryKootenai herald07/11/1891 – 12/24/1904Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryKootenai herald02/26/1892 – 12/29/1894Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryBonners Ferry herald12/31/1904 – 12/28/1922Newspaper Archives
CaldwellCaldwell tribune12/22/1883 – 12/26/1924Newspaper Archives
ChallisChallis Messenger03/17/2005 – CurrentObituaries
ChallisChallis messenger07/31/1894 – 12/30/1925Newspaper Archives
ChallisIdaho Messenger07/10/1888 – 07/16/1889Newspaper 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 – 07/30/1910Newspaper Archives
Coeur d’AleneCoeur d”Alene press02/20/1892 – 01/27/1906Newspaper Archives
CottonwoodCamas Prairie chronicle04/05/1901 – 09/14/1917Newspaper Archives
CottonwoodCottonwood report01/27/1893 – 03/29/1901Newspaper Archives
CottonwoodCottonwood chronicle09/21/1917 – 12/28/1923Newspaper Archives
CountyIdaho Education News04/01/2013 – CurrentObituaries
DeLamarDeLamar nugget05/19/1891 – 12/29/1899Newspaper Archives
DriggsTeton Valley News11/15/2018 – CurrentObituaries
Elk CityElk City mining news12/25/1903 – 07/31/1913Newspaper Archives
EmmettMessenger-Index01/08/2008 – CurrentObituaries
EmmettEmmett index11/04/1893 – 12/27/1923Newspaper Archives
FilerFiler record03/20/1919 – 12/25/1924Newspaper Archives
GrangevilleGrangeville globe12/04/1907 – 04/27/1922Newspaper Archives
GrangevilleIdaho County free press06/18/1886 – 12/25/1924Newspaper Archives
HaileyWood River times05/20/1882 – 12/30/1893Newspaper Archives
HuntMinidoka Irrigator09/10/1942 – 07/28/1945Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho Semi-weekly World03/14/1875 – 12/29/1893Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho Semi-weekly World08/15/1876 – 08/15/1876Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho World Weekly07/28/1876 – 07/28/1876Newspaper Archives
Idaho CityIdaho Semi-weekly World05/04/1867 – 11/04/1868Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsPost Register01/02/1992 – CurrentObituaries
Idaho FallsCitizen03/11/1907 – 04/01/1907Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Falls Times07/09/1891 – 06/17/1920Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Register04/04/1885 – 09/14/1920Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Falls Daily Post03/31/1916 – 10/30/1931Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsPost-Register01/02/1940 – 12/31/1950Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsTimes-Register09/17/1920 – 01/01/1930Newspaper Archives
JeromeLincoln County times03/09/1911 – 02/13/1919Newspaper Archives
JeromeJerome County times02/20/1919 – 02/12/1920Newspaper Archives
KelloggShoshone News-Press04/06/2007 – CurrentObituaries
KendrickKendrick gazette05/01/1903 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
KetchumIdaho semi-weekly keystone07/04/1885 – 08/15/1885Newspaper Archives
KetchumIdaho weekly keystone06/21/1884 – 10/04/1884Newspaper Archives
KetchumKetchum daily keystone06/21/1884 – 09/27/1884Newspaper Archives
KetchumKetchum keystone08/29/1885 – 02/04/1899Newspaper Archives
KetchumKetchum keystone12/24/1881 – 06/14/1884Newspaper Archives
KunaKuna Melba News04/11/2013 – CurrentObituaries
LardoLong Valley advocate10/27/1904 – 11/28/1907Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston Tribune12/01/1989 – CurrentObituaries
LewistonTeller04/21/1877 – 08/01/1895Newspaper Archives
LewistonWeekly Tribune10/09/1897 – 12/30/1898Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston Tribune09/28/1893 – 12/31/1969Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston daily teller10/21/1876 – 01/12/1901Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston evening teller10/26/1903 – 12/31/1908Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston inter-state news04/14/1905 – 12/29/1905Newspaper Archives
LewistonLewiston teller01/17/1901 – 04/11/1905Newspaper Archives
MaladIdaho Enterprise01/08/1890 – 01/15/1890Newspaper Archives
MarsingOwyhee nugget01/06/1905 – 06/20/1912Newspaper Archives
MeridianMeridian Press12/01/2012 – CurrentObituaries
MeridianMeridian times05/07/1909 – 06/30/1922Newspaper Archives
MontpelierNews-Examiner02/04/2010 – CurrentObituaries
MontpelierMontpelier examiner02/29/1896 – 03/16/1922Newspaper Archives
MoscowMoscow-Pullman Daily News01/01/1998 – CurrentObituaries
Mountain HomeElmore County Republican05/07/1910 – 12/04/1915Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeMountain Home bulletin06/02/1888 – 05/25/1889Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeRepublican01/03/1905 – 11/27/1909Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeMountain Home Republican12/11/1915 – 06/25/1926Newspaper Archives
Mountain HomeMountain Home maverick05/10/1906 – 08/03/1911Newspaper Archives
MurrayCoeur d’Alene Record12/07/1888 – 02/17/1889Newspaper Archives
NampaIdaho Press10/22/1998 – CurrentObituaries
NampaNampa Progress03/01/1890 – 11/01/1890Newspaper Archives
NampaIdaho Press: Blogs05/24/2009 – 03/03/2014Obituaries
NezperceNezperce herald04/19/1901 – 12/24/1924Newspaper Archives
OakleyOakley eagle09/14/1905 – 12/13/1906Newspaper Archives
OakleyOakley herald02/11/1910 – 12/26/1924Newspaper Archives
OrofinoClearwater Republican03/28/1912 – 04/28/1922Newspaper Archives
ParmaParma herald10/17/1903 – 10/11/1917Newspaper Archives
PayetteIndependent Enterprise05/16/2007 – 06/17/2020Obituaries
PayettePayette enterprise09/02/1909 – 12/25/1924Newspaper 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 – 06/21/1890Newspaper Archives
RathdrumRathdrum tribune05/08/1903 – 12/26/1924Newspaper Archives
RathdrumSilver blade06/01/1895 – 04/24/1903Newspaper Archives
RexburgStandard-Journal01/24/2015 – CurrentObituaries
RichfieldRichfield recorder04/22/1909 – 12/29/1916Newspaper Archives
RigbyJefferson Star07/25/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Rocky BarElmore bulletin06/01/1889 – 06/01/1905Newspaper Archives
Ruby CityOwyhee Avalanche08/19/1865 – 08/11/1866Newspaper Archives
Saint AnthonyTeton peak-chronicle01/01/1903 – 04/20/1905Newspaper Archives
Saint MariesRecord05/06/1913 – 03/29/1918Newspaper Archives
Salmon CityIdaho Recorder12/12/1889 – 05/04/1892Newspaper Archives
Salmon CitySemi-weekly Mining News08/11/1867 – 08/11/1867Newspaper Archives
Salmon CityIdaho Recorder10/13/1904 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
SandpointBonner County Daily Bee03/02/2004 – CurrentObituaries
SandpointKootenai County Republican05/26/1899 – 07/05/1901Newspaper Archives
SandpointKootenai County Republican07/12/1901 – 05/30/1902Newspaper Archives
ShelleyShelley Pioneer08/29/2012 – 12/20/2017Obituaries
ShoshoneShoshone journal02/07/1896 – 03/28/1924Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Avalanche08/18/1866 – 12/28/1900Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Daily Avalanche10/17/1874 – 04/26/1876Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave12/15/1868 – 02/10/1870Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee bullion11/15/1866 – 11/07/1867Newspaper Archives
Silver CityOwyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave12/15/1868 – 02/10/1870Newspaper Archives
Silver CitySilver City nugget01/04/1901 – 12/30/1904Newspaper Archives
TroyTroy weekly news01/27/1905 – 12/25/1908Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTimes-News08/25/1999 – CurrentObituaries
Twin FallsTwin Falls Daily News04/08/1918 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsIdaho Evening Times09/01/1941 – 02/14/1942Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTwin Falls times04/02/1908 – 12/14/1916Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTwice-a-week Twin Falls times12/19/1916 – 04/09/1918Newspaper Archives
WallaceWallace miner02/21/1907 – 02/07/1924Newspaper Archives
WeiserWeiser semi-weekly signal04/02/1904 – 06/28/1905Newspaper Archives
WeiserWeiser signal12/18/1890 – 03/30/1904Newspaper Archives

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

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