Kansas Archives: 137 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Kansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online KS newspaper archives: 137 titles to help you search your family history in the “Sunflower State,” providing coverage from 1841 to Today. There are more than 7.3 million articles and records in our online Kansas newspaper archives!

Photo: Kansas summer wheat field and an approaching storm
Photo: Kansas summer wheat field and an approaching storm. Credit: James Watkins; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Kansas Newspaper Archives (1841 – 1981)

Search Kansas Recent Obituaries (1984 – Current)

Illustration: Kansas state flag
Illustration: Kansas state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Kansas 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 KS newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Abilene Abilene Reflector-Chronicle: Archive 12/17/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Atchison Weekly Champion and Press 02/20/1858 – 05/22/1869 Newspaper Archives
Atchison Atchison Blade 07/23/1892 – 01/20/1894 Newspaper Archives
Augusta Augusta Daily Gazette 02/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baxter Springs Southern Argus 06/18/1891 – 02/04/1892 Newspaper Archives
Cedar Vale Progressive Communist 01/01/1875 – 12/01/1875 Newspaper Archives
Centropolis Kansas Leader 06/17/1857 – 02/17/1858 Newspaper Archives
Chanute Chanute Tribune 03/27/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cherokee Kansas Homestead 12/23/1899 – 01/06/1900 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville Vindicator 12/17/1904 – 02/09/1906 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville Coffeyville Herald 03/21/1908 – 06/13/1908 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville American 04/23/1898 – 04/01/1899 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville Afro-American Advocate 09/02/1891 – 09/01/1893 Newspaper Archives
Columbus Cherokee County News-Advocate 12/24/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Derby Derby Reporter 09/06/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dodge City Dodge City Daily Globe 08/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
El Dorado El Dorado Times 07/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
El Dorado Butler County Times-Gazette 11/05/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Emporia Emporia Gazette 04/01/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Emporia Emporia Gazette 10/01/1895 – 06/24/1921 Newspaper Archives
Emporia Emporia Citizen 03/01/1932 – 11/01/1932 Newspaper Archives
Fort Riley Soldier’s Letter 12/20/1864 – 01/09/1865 Newspaper Archives
Fort Scott Messenger 08/02/1917 – 09/13/1918 Newspaper Archives
Fort Scott Fair Play 04/22/1898 – 06/16/1899 Newspaper Archives
Garden City Garden City Telegram 10/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Girard Girard City Press 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greensburg Kiowa County Signal 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hays Hays Daily News 04/03/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hutchinson Hutchinson’s Journal 07/11/1908 – 07/11/1908 Newspaper Archives
Hutchinson Hutchinson News 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hutchinson Blade 12/20/1919 – 04/01/1922 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Wyandotte Echo 04/04/1930 – 12/24/1937 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Western Christian Recorder 02/05/1898 – 08/19/1899 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Topics 05/16/1895 – 12/07/1895 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Plaindealer 05/20/1932 – 11/07/1958 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City People’s Elevator 08/19/1937 – 09/19/1940 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City National Review 04/26/1913 – 10/25/1913 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas Elevator 02/12/1916 – 11/04/1916 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas City Kansan 02/13/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Daily American Citizen 11/11/1897 – 08/05/1900 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City American Citizen 01/01/1897 – 08/02/1907 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Advocate 01/07/1916 – 04/23/1926 Newspaper Archives
Lansing Lansing This Week 04/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lawrence Western Recorder 03/17/1883 – 11/06/1884 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence Lawrence Journal-World 10/11/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lawrence Historic Times 07/11/1891 – 11/14/1891 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence Harambee 01/01/1971 – 01/01/1971 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence For Our People 09/08/1971 – 09/08/1971 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Times 10/06/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Leavenworth Leavenworth Herald 02/17/1894 – 12/26/1896 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Daily Times 08/01/1860 – 11/10/1867 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Daily Conservative 04/28/1861 – 12/31/1865 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Colored Radical 08/24/1876 – 11/16/1876 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Bulletin 07/20/1867 – 11/10/1871 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Advocate 08/18/1888 – 08/22/1891 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Kansas Weekly Herald 09/15/1854 – 12/26/1857 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Lamp 01/22/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Liberal Southwest Times 12/13/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Manhattan Manhattan Mercury 05/01/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
McPherson McPherson Sentinel 01/02/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Minneola Kansas Leader 02/24/1858 – 04/21/1858 Newspaper Archives
Newton Newton Kansan 08/22/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nicodemus Nicodemus Enterprise 08/17/1887 – 12/23/1887 Newspaper Archives
Nicodemus Nicodemus Cyclone 12/30/1887 – 09/07/1888 Newspaper Archives
Olathe Olathe News 12/31/1959 – 12/30/1961 Newspaper Archives
Olathe Olathe News 12/22/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Olathe Johnson County Democrat 12/31/1959 – 12/31/1959 Newspaper Archives
Ottawa Ottawa Herald 04/08/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parsons Parsons Weekly Blade 09/24/1892 – 12/28/1900 Newspaper Archives
Parsons Parsons Sun 01/08/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parsons Eye Opener 07/09/1892 – 12/26/1892 Newspaper Archives
Peru Freeman’s Lance 02/20/1891 – 08/28/1891 Newspaper Archives
Pittsburg Uplift 12/05/1914 – 12/19/1914 Newspaper Archives
Pittsburg Morning Sun 03/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prairie Village Prairie Village Post 10/13/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pratt Pratt Tribune 07/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Salina Salina Journal 10/12/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Salina Salina Enterprise 11/14/1908 – 02/04/1909 Newspaper Archives
Salina Afro-American Review 02/01/1915 – 02/01/1915 Newspaper Archives
Sedan Sedan Times-Star 06/05/1908 – 05/25/1911 Newspaper Archives
Sedan Sedan Lance 08/24/1892 – 10/14/1909 Newspaper Archives
Sedan Freeman’s Lance 09/04/1891 – 12/25/1891 Newspaper Archives
Shawnee Siwinowe Kesibwi 11/01/1841 – 11/01/1841 Newspaper Archives
St. John St. John News 02/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Topeka Topeka Weekly Capital 01/17/1884 – 05/14/1901 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Tribune and Western Recorder 05/09/1885 – 07/18/1885 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Tribune 06/24/1880 – 12/25/1880 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Post-Review 10/01/1970 – 02/01/1971 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Messenger 06/14/1969 – 01/21/1970 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Capital-Journal 10/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Topeka Topeka Call 06/28/1891 – 12/16/1893 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Times-Observer 09/04/1891 – 09/10/1892 Newspaper Archives
Topeka State Ledger 07/22/1892 – 06/16/1906 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Plaindealer 01/06/1899 – 12/25/1931 Newspaper Archives
Topeka National Watchman 05/09/1914 – 05/09/1914 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Lucifer the light-bearer 10/02/1891 – 04/17/1896 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Little Weekly 04/09/1938 – 06/25/1938 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Whip 11/02/1934 – 09/30/1955 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Watchman 05/25/1905 – 11/17/1905 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas State Tribune 10/06/1881 – 10/06/1881 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas State Record 01/07/1871 – 11/27/1871 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Sentinel 07/07/1960 – 11/26/1960 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Blackman 04/20/1894 – 06/29/1894 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Baptist Herald 11/11/1911 – 05/03/1913 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Herald of Kansas 01/30/1880 – 06/11/1880 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Evening Call 06/13/1893 – 07/08/1893 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Colored Patriot 04/20/1882 – 06/22/1882 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Colored Citizen 06/17/1897 – 11/16/1900 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Capitol Plaindealer 09/20/1936 – 08/06/1938 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Benevolent Banner 05/21/1887 – 10/22/1887 Newspaper Archives
Topeka American Citizen 01/11/1889 – 07/19/1889 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Adelante 06/10/1972 – 06/19/1977 Newspaper Archives
Valley Falls Lucifer, the Light-Bearer 01/01/1886 – 02/28/1890 Newspaper Archives
Weir City Weir City Eagle 01/12/1900 – 03/23/1900 Newspaper Archives
Wellington Wellington Daily News 02/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wichita Wichita Times 03/16/1972 – 09/22/1977 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Searchlight 06/02/1900 – 10/26/1912 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Protest 06/05/1919 – 10/19/1923 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Post-Observer 01/23/1953 – 12/25/1953 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Globe 02/17/1887 – 10/29/1887 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Factarian 02/26/1914 – 04/02/1914 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Eagle 12/31/1967 – 12/31/1974 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Eagle 10/02/1984 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wichita People’s Friend 05/24/1894 – 09/28/1894 Newspaper Archives
Wichita People’s Elevator 02/21/1924 – 12/29/1927 Newspaper Archives
Wichita News Hawk 03/12/1979 – 03/12/1979 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Negro Star 05/07/1920 – 12/26/1952 Newspaper Archives
Wichita National Reflector 12/08/1895 – 12/25/1897 Newspaper Archives
Wichita National Baptist World 08/31/1894 – 11/23/1894 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Midwest News Press 03/07/1959 – 04/04/1959 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Weekly Journal 10/09/1980 – 03/05/1981 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Voice 10/19/1946 – 09/26/1947 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Sunflower 09/26/1890 – 11/07/1890 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Headlight 09/14/1894 – 09/14/1894 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Colored Citizen 02/21/1903 – 02/06/1904 Newspaper Archives
Wichita American Times 03/07/1908 – 03/28/1908 Newspaper Archives
Winfield American Nonconformist and Kansas Industrial Liberator 11/11/1886 – 11/11/1886 Newspaper Archives

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