Idaho Archives: 41 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Idaho, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ID newspaper archives: 41 titles to help you search your family history in the “Gem State,” providing coverage from 1864 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
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 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 (1864 – 1953)

Search Idaho Recent Obituaries (1989 – Current)

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 Date Range* Collection
Blackfoot Blackfoot Register 07/10/1880 – 03/22/1884 Newspaper Archives
Blackfoot Morning News 08/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Evening Bulletin 02/21/1903 – 02/21/1903 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Democrat 01/28/1871 – 06/28/1871 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman 01/26/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boise Idaho Statesman 07/26/1864 – 01/01/1953 Newspaper Archives
Boise Idaho Statesman, The: Blogs 11/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bonners Ferry Bonners Ferry Herald 10/05/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Challis Challis Messenger 03/17/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
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
Emmett Messenger-Index 01/08/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hunt Minidoka Irrigator 09/10/1942 – 07/28/1945 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Citizen 03/11/1907 – 04/01/1907 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Falls Times 07/09/1891 – 09/16/1920 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Idaho Register 04/04/1885 – 10/31/1916 Newspaper Archives
Idaho Falls Post Register 01/02/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kellogg Shoshone News-Press 04/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kuna Kuna Melba News 04/11/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewiston Lewiston Tribune 12/01/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Meridian Meridian Press 12/01/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Montpelier News-Examiner 02/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Moscow Moscow-Pullman Daily News 01/01/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nampa Idaho Press-Tribune 07/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nampa Nampa Progress 03/01/1890 – 11/01/1890 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 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rathdrum Kootenai Courier 06/29/1889 – 06/21/1890 Newspaper Archives
Rigby Jefferson Star 07/25/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ruby City Owyhee Avalanche 08/19/1865 – 08/11/1866 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Idaho Recorder 12/12/1889 – 05/04/1892 Newspaper Archives
Salmon City Semi-weekly Mining News 08/11/1867 – 08/11/1867 Newspaper Archives
Sandpoint Bonner County Daily Bee 03/02/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shelley Shelley Pioneer 08/29/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Silver City Owyhee Avalanche 08/18/1866 – 12/28/1900 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Daily Avalanche 10/17/1874 – 04/26/1876 Newspaper Archives
Silver City Owyhee Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave 12/15/1868 – 02/10/1870 Newspaper Archives
Twin Falls Times-News 08/19/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Twin Falls Twin Falls Daily News 04/08/1918 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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