Idaho Archives: 35 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Idaho became the nation’s 43rd state when it joined the Union on 3 July 1890. A mountainous state with large areas of wilderness, Idaho is the 14th largest state in the country and the 39th most populous.

Photo of Yellow Bells at City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho
Photo: Yellow Bells at City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho. Credit: Wallace Keck, Park Superintendent, City of Rocks National Reserve; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ID newspaper archives: 35 titles to help you search your family history in the “Gem State,” providing coverage from 1864 to Today. There are more than 13.7 million articles and records in our online Idaho newspaper archives!

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

Search Idaho Newspaper Archives (1864 – 1976)

Search Idaho Recent Obituaries (1989 – Current)

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

Here is a list of online Idaho newspapers in the historical 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 Date Range* Collection
BlackfootBlackfoot Register07/10/1880 – 03/22/1884Newspaper Archives
BlackfootMorning News08/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoiseEvening Bulletin02/21/1903 – 02/21/1903Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Statesman07/26/1864 – 01/01/1953Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Statesman01/26/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoiseIdaho Democrat01/28/1871 – 06/28/1871Newspaper Archives
Bonners FerryBonners Ferry Herald10/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChallisChallis Messenger03/17/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coeur d’AleneCoeur d’Alene Press10/01/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coeur d’AleneIdaho Spokesman-Review07/03/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntMinidoka Irrigator09/10/1942 – 07/28/1945Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsCitizen03/11/1907 – 04/01/1907Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Falls Times07/09/1891 – 09/16/1920Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsIdaho Register04/04/1885 – 10/31/1916Newspaper Archives
Idaho FallsPost Register01/02/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KelloggShoshone News-Press04/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LewistonLewiston Morning Tribune12/01/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LewistonLewiston Tribune08/01/1964 – 05/31/1976Newspaper Archives
MoscowMoscow-Pullman Daily News01/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NampaIdaho Press-Tribune07/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PayetteIndependent Enterprise05/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PocatelloIdaho State Journal06/27/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Priest RiverPriest River Times06/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RathdrumKootenai Courier06/29/1889 – 06/21/1890Newspaper Archives
RigbyJefferson Star07/25/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ruby CityOwyhee Avalanche08/19/1865 – 08/11/1866Newspaper Archives
Salmon CityIdaho Recorder12/12/1889 – 05/04/1892Newspaper Archives
Salmon CitySemi-weekly Mining News08/11/1867 – 08/11/1867Newspaper Archives
SandpointBonner County Daily Bee03/02/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShelleyShelley Pioneer08/29/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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
Twin FallsTwin Falls Daily News04/08/1918 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
Twin FallsTimes-News08/19/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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