Indiana Archives: 116 Newspapers Online for Genealogy Research

Located on the southern shore of Lake Michigan and bordered by Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois, Indiana state signs proclaim it the “Crossroads of America.” Indiana is the 38th largest state in the country, and the 16th most populous. It became the nation’s 19th state when it was admitted into the Union on 11 December 1816.

photo of an Indiana state sign on Interstate Highway 65
Photo: Indiana state sign on Interstate Highway 65. Credit: Andreas Faessler; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your family roots in Indiana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online IN newspaper archives: 116 titles to help you search your family history in “The Hoosier State,” providing news coverage, family stories and vital statistics from 1804 to Today. There are currently more than 42 million newspaper articles and records in our online Indiana archives!

photo of Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana
Photo: Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana. Credit: Jasssmit; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Indiana Newspaper Archives (1804 – 1992)

Search Indiana Recent Obituaries (1988 – Current)

Here is a list of online Indiana newspapers in the 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 IN newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range*Collection
AndersonHerald Bulletin11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AtticaFountain Ledger11/18/1852 – 5/19/1853Newspaper Archives
AuroraJournal-Press7/6/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AvonHendricks County Flyer9/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BatesvilleBatesville Herald-Tribune12/24/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BatesvilleWRBI – 103.9 FM1/29/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BedfordTimes-Mail1/19/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Beech GroveSouthside Times5/29/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BloomingtonIndiana Gazette11/27/1824 – 1/15/1825Newspaper Archives
BloomingtonHerald-Times4/3/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BlufftonBluffton News-Banner1/4/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Boonville, NewburghBoonville Standard & Newburgh-Chandler Register8/11/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremenBremen Enquirer6/12/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookvilleBrookville Enquirer2/5/1819 – 12/26/1820Newspaper Archives
BrookvillePlain Dealer11/5/1816 – 11/12/1816Newspaper Archives
CarmelCurrent in Carmel3/15/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Columbia CityPost & Mail10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ConnersvilleNews-Examiner3/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorydonIndiana Gazette6/21/1817 – 11/29/1821Newspaper Archives
CovingtonFountain Ledger7/3/1851 – 10/29/1852Newspaper Archives
CrawfordsvilleJournal Review9/1/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrawfordsvillePaper of Montgomery County11/26/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CulverCulver Citizen6/12/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DecaturDecatur Daily Democrat3/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
East ChicagoLatin Times2/1/1958 – 5/2/1975Newspaper Archives
ElkhartElkhart Daily Review8/13/1872 – 5/21/1920Newspaper Archives
ElkhartElkhart Truth2/11/1860 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
ElkhartElkhart Weekly Review2/5/1859 – 12/11/1909Newspaper Archives
ElkhartElkhart Weekly Truth1/16/1902 – 7/21/1910Newspaper Archives
ElkhartElkhart Progressive Democrat2/3/1914 – 3/31/1914Newspaper Archives
ElkhartElkhart Truth12/29/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EvansvilleEvansville Courier and Press5/29/1875 – 11/30/1992Newspaper Archives
EvansvilleEvansville Courier & Press6/19/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FishersCurrent in Fishers1/25/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort WayneFort Wayne News Sentinel6/29/1901 – 2/24/1923Newspaper Archives
Fort WayneJournal Gazette2/14/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort WayneNews-Sentinel1/16/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FrankfortTimes2/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GaryGary Crusader12/3/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GoshenGoshen News10/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreensburgGreensburg Daily News7/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HuntingtonHuntington Herald-Press5/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Indiana HarbourAmigo del Hogar11/22/1925 – 4/13/1930Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndianapolis Sentinel7/2/1872 – 9/30/1882Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisFreeman7/21/1888 – 12/30/1916Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndiana State Journal6/24/1846 – 12/27/1899Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndiana Democrat8/14/1830 – 6/9/1841Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisAmerican Nonconformist6/16/1892 – 4/2/1896Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisRecorder1/7/1899 – 12/29/1900Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndianapolis Gazette7/12/1825 – 2/25/1830Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndianapolis Ledger4/13/1918 – 10/28/1922Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndianapolis World1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900Newspaper Archives
IndianapolisIndianapolis Business Journal6/22/1998 – 5/12/2014Recent Obituaries
IndianapolisSouthsider Voice7/1/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IndianapolisIndianapolis Recorder9/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IndianapolisFranklin Township Informer7/13/2011 – 5/7/2014Recent Obituaries
JasperHerald6/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Jeffersonville, New AlbanyEvening News and Tribune6/3/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxLeader8/7/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KokomoKokomo Tribune4/12/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La PorteLa Porte County Herald-Argus6/7/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LawrenceburgDearborn Gazette8/17/1818 – 8/17/1818Newspaper Archives
LawrenceburgDearborn County Register7/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LebanonReporter4/9/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LogansportColored Visitor8/1/1879 – 8/1/1879Newspaper Archives
LogansportPharos-Tribune11/2/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Daily Banner3/23/1849 – 11/27/1851Newspaper Archives
MadisonWestern Eagle8/6/1813 – 4/8/1814Newspaper Archives
MadisonIndiana Republican10/4/1817 – 5/20/1829Newspaper Archives
MadisonMadison Courier5/1/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarionChronicle-Tribune3/18/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MartinsvilleReporter-Times2/2/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MerrillvillePost-Tribune9/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Michigan CityNews-Dispatch3/27/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MooresvilleMooresville-Decatur Times2/2/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mt. VernonMt. Vernon Democrat12/23/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NappaneeAdvance News6/12/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New AlbanyNew Albany Daily Ledger2/11/1854 – 9/15/1860Newspaper Archives
New AlbanyNew-Albany Chronicle11/11/1820 – 7/28/1821Newspaper Archives
New AlbanyWeekly Review4/16/1881 – 4/16/1881Newspaper Archives
New CastleCourier-Times8/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New HarmonyDisseminator6/29/1830 – 4/30/1840Newspaper Archives
NoblesvilleTimes10/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NoblesvilleCurrent in Noblesville1/25/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Notre DameObserver, The: University of Notre Dame10/4/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PeruPeru Tribune6/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlymouthBourbon News-Mirror7/31/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlymouthPilot-News10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandCommercial Review4/17/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrincetonPrinceton Daily Clarion7/29/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RichmondPublic Ledger3/6/1824 – 8/18/1827 (selected coverage)Newspaper Archives
RichmondEarlham Word, The: Earlham College4/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rising SunOhio County News, The – Rising Sun Recorder12/3/2009 – 10/6/2010Recent Obituaries
RockportSpencer County Journal-Democrat4/9/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RushvilleRushville Republican4/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SalemIndiana Farmer5/30/1823 – 11/18/1825Newspaper Archives
SalemTocsin3/31/1818 – 7/5/1819Newspaper Archives
SalemAnnotator of News Politics and Literature1/1/1827 – 1/8/1827Newspaper Archives
ShelbyvilleShelbyville News6/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
South BendSouth Bend Forum5/26/1923 – 5/26/1923Newspaper Archives
South BendSouth Bend Tribune1/1/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
South BendSouth Bend Tribune: Web Edition Articles3/10/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide CountyIndiana Lawyer11/5/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Tell CityPerry County News11/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Terre HauteWabash Courier3/31/1826 – 1/1/1853Newspaper Archives
Terre HauteTerre Haute Express12/25/1878 – 8/20/1879Newspaper Archives
Terre HauteTribune-Star1/9/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VevayIndiana Register9/16/1816 – 11/25/1817Newspaper Archives
VincennesWestern Sun and General Advertiser8/5/1820 – 11/4/1843Newspaper Archives
VincennesIndiana Centinel3/14/1817 – 9/8/1821Newspaper Archives
VincennesIndiana Gazette8/7/1804 – 8/14/1805Newspaper Archives
VincennesVincennes Sun-Commercial10/7/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WabashWabash Plain Dealer5/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WashingtonWashington Times-Herald11/5/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestfieldCurrent in Westfield9/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ZionsvilleZionsville Times Sentinel12/7/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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One thought on “Indiana Archives: 116 Newspapers Online for Genealogy Research

  1. I have been told I was related to Pocahontas/Matoaka. I found this to be true through another site. ALL blue lines clear from my mother to Pocahontas/Matoaka. Another Native woman told me that, yes, I am related to her through those blue lines. My mother’s maiden name was Miner. She was born on July 21, 1929, in Franklin, Indiana. I have been trying and trying to find the site that sends enrollment papers. I cannot find it. But, apparently, I am related to Pocahontas/Matoaka through my mother. Can someone help me find this site to request a form? Thank you.

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