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.

CityTitleDate 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 Democrat01/28/1871 – 06/28/1871Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Statesman01/26/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoiseIdaho Statesman07/26/1864 – 01/01/1953Newspaper Archives
BoiseIdaho Statesman, The: Blogs11/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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 – 11/28/2007Recent Obituaries
EmmettMessenger-Index01/08/2008 – 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
KunaKuna Melba News04/11/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LewistonLewiston Tribune12/01/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MeridianMeridian Press12/01/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MontpelierNews-Examiner02/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MoscowMoscow-Pullman Daily News01/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NampaIdaho Press-Tribune07/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NampaNampa Progress03/01/1890 – 11/01/1890Newspaper Archives
PayetteIndependent Enterprise05/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PocatelloIdaho State Journal02/19/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrestonPreston Citizen11/05/2011 – 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 FallsTimes-News08/19/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Twin FallsTwin Falls Daily News04/08/1918 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives

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