Kansas Archives: 152 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Kansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online KS newspaper archives: 152 titles to help you search your family history in the “Sunflower State,” providing coverage from 1841 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Kansas newspaper archives!

Photo: aerial view of Kansas City, Kansas, looking southwest
Photo: aerial view of Kansas City, Kansas, looking southwest. The Kansas River (right-center) joins the Missouri River (left). A small piece of Kansas City, Missouri is visible on the left of the Missouri River. Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Kansas in these newspapers. Our KS 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 – Today)

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

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

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Abilene Abilene Reflector-Chronicle 12/17/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Atchison Atchison Blade 07/23/1892 – 01/20/1894 69 Newspaper Archives
Atchison Weekly Champion and Press 02/20/1858 – 05/22/1869 470 Newspaper Archives
Atchison Weekly Free Press 05/12/1866 – 05/02/1868 96 Newspaper Archives
Augusta Augusta Daily Gazette 02/12/2001 – 08/13/2012 Recent Obituaries
Baxter Springs Baxter Springs Republican 09/15/1876 – 09/15/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Baxter Springs Southern Argus 06/18/1891 – 02/04/1892 33 Newspaper Archives
Cedar Vale Progressive Communist 01/01/1875 – 12/01/1875 12 Newspaper Archives
Centropolis Kansas Leader 06/17/1857 – 02/17/1858 27 Newspaper Archives
Chanute Chanute Tribune 03/27/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cherokee Kansas Homestead 12/23/1899 – 01/06/1900 2 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville Afro-American Advocate 09/02/1891 – 09/01/1893 74 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville American 04/23/1898 – 04/01/1899 31 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville Coffeyville Herald 03/21/1908 – 06/13/1908 6 Newspaper Archives
Coffeyville Vindicator 12/17/1904 – 02/09/1906 54 Newspaper Archives
Columbus Cherokee County News-Advocate 12/24/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Derby Derby Reporter 09/06/2000 – 12/30/2008 Recent Obituaries
Dodge City Dodge City Daily Globe 08/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
El Dorado Butler County Times-Gazette 11/05/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
El Dorado El Dorado Times 07/09/2001 – 11/02/2013 Recent Obituaries
Emporia Emporia Gazette 04/01/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Emporia Emporia Citizen 03/01/1932 – 11/01/1932 9 Newspaper Archives
Emporia Emporia Gazette 10/01/1895 – 06/24/1921 8039 Newspaper Archives
Fort Riley Soldier’s Letter 12/20/1864 – 01/09/1865 4 Newspaper Archives
Fort Scott Fair Play 04/22/1898 – 06/16/1899 57 Newspaper Archives
Fort Scott Messenger 08/02/1917 – 09/13/1918 30 Newspaper Archives
Garden City Garden City Telegram 09/12/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Girard Girard City Press 05/02/2008 – 03/25/2009 Recent Obituaries
Greensburg Kiowa County Signal 06/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hays Hays Daily News 04/03/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hutchinson Hutchinson News 01/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hutchinson Blade 12/20/1919 – 04/01/1922 111 Newspaper Archives
Hutchinson Hutchinson’s Journal 07/11/1908 – 07/11/1908 1 Newspaper Archives
Junction City Daily Union 05/18/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Kansan 02/13/2001 – 09/17/2009 Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Advocate 01/07/1916 – 04/23/1926 532 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City American Citizen 01/01/1897 – 08/02/1907 426 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Daily American Citizen 11/11/1897 – 08/05/1900 57 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas Elevator 02/12/1916 – 11/04/1916 35 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City National Review 04/26/1913 – 10/25/1913 16 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City People’s Elevator 08/19/1937 – 09/19/1940 71 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Plaindealer 05/20/1932 – 11/07/1958 1303 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Topics 05/16/1895 – 12/07/1895 23 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Western Christian Recorder 02/05/1898 – 08/19/1899 43 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Wyandotte Echo 04/04/1930 – 12/24/1937 404 Newspaper Archives
Lansing Lansing This Week 04/05/2005 – 02/09/2010 Recent Obituaries
Lawrence Lawrence Journal-World 10/11/1989 – 11/10/2004 Recent Obituaries
Lawrence Spirit of Kansas 08/24/1876 – 08/24/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence For Our People 09/08/1971 – 09/08/1971 1 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence Harambee 01/01/1971 – 01/01/1971 1 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence Historic Times 07/11/1891 – 11/14/1891 18 Newspaper Archives
Lawrence Western Recorder 03/17/1883 – 11/06/1884 85 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Lamp 01/22/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Leavenworth Leavenworth Times 10/06/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Leavenworth Kansas Weekly Herald 09/15/1854 – 12/26/1857 170 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Advocate 08/18/1888 – 08/22/1891 133 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Appeal 09/22/1876 – 09/22/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Bulletin 07/20/1867 – 11/10/1871 1126 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Colored Radical 08/24/1876 – 11/16/1876 5 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Daily Conservative 04/28/1861 – 12/31/1865 462 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Daily Times 08/01/1860 – 12/31/1879 1735 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Leavenworth Herald 02/17/1894 – 12/26/1896 124 Newspaper Archives
Leavenworth Conservative 07/14/1864 – 07/14/1864 1 Newspaper Archives
Liberal Leader and Times 10/28/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Liberal Southwest Times 12/13/1999 – 11/29/2011 Recent Obituaries
Lincoln Lincoln County Farmer 09/10/1874 – 09/10/1874 1 Newspaper Archives
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 6 Newspaper Archives
Newton Newton Kansan 08/22/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nicodemus Nicodemus Cyclone 12/30/1887 – 09/07/1888 31 Newspaper Archives
Nicodemus Nicodemus Enterprise 08/17/1887 – 12/23/1887 13 Newspaper Archives
Olathe Olathe News 12/22/2006 – 10/23/2015 Recent Obituaries
Olathe Western Progress 09/28/1876 – 09/28/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Olathe Johnson County Democrat 12/31/1959 – 12/31/1959 1 Newspaper Archives
Olathe Olathe News 12/31/1959 – 12/30/1961 469 Newspaper Archives
Oskaloosa Sickle and Sheaf 09/16/1876 – 09/16/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Ottawa Ottawa Herald 04/08/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parsons Parsons Sun 01/08/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parsons Eye Opener 07/09/1892 – 12/26/1892 4 Newspaper Archives
Parsons Parsons Weekly Blade 09/24/1892 – 12/28/1900 383 Newspaper Archives
Peru Freeman’s Lance 02/20/1891 – 08/28/1891 24 Newspaper Archives
Pittsburg Morning Sun 03/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pittsburg Uplift 12/05/1914 – 12/19/1914 3 Newspaper Archives
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 Afro-American Review 02/01/1915 – 02/01/1915 1 Newspaper Archives
Salina Salina Enterprise 11/14/1908 – 02/04/1909 13 Newspaper Archives
Sedan Freeman’s Lance 09/04/1891 – 12/25/1891 17 Newspaper Archives
Sedan Sedan Lance 08/24/1892 – 10/14/1909 888 Newspaper Archives
Sedan Sedan Times-Star 06/05/1908 – 05/25/1911 154 Newspaper Archives
Shawnee Siwinowe Kesibwi 11/01/1841 – 11/01/1841 1 Newspaper Archives
St. John St. John News 02/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Topeka Topeka Capital-Journal 10/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Topeka Adelante 06/10/1972 – 06/19/1977 121 Newspaper Archives
Topeka American Citizen 01/11/1889 – 07/19/1889 27 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Benevolent Banner 05/21/1887 – 10/22/1887 18 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Capitol Plaindealer 09/20/1936 – 08/06/1938 51 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Colored Citizen 06/17/1897 – 11/16/1900 91 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Colored Patriot 04/20/1882 – 06/22/1882 9 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Commonwealth 07/09/1875 – 11/20/1880 283 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Evening Call 06/13/1893 – 07/08/1893 15 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Herald of Kansas 01/30/1880 – 06/11/1880 18 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Advertiser 01/01/1871 – 05/01/1871 2 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Baptist Herald 11/11/1911 – 05/03/1913 10 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Blackman 04/20/1894 – 06/29/1894 10 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Sentinel 07/07/1960 – 11/26/1960 19 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas State Record 01/07/1871 – 11/27/1871 131 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas State Tribune 10/06/1881 – 10/06/1881 1 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Watchman 05/25/1905 – 11/17/1905 14 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Kansas Whip 11/02/1934 – 09/30/1955 182 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Little Weekly 04/09/1938 – 06/25/1938 7 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Lucifer the light-bearer 10/02/1891 – 04/17/1896 67 Newspaper Archives
Topeka National Watchman 05/09/1914 – 05/09/1914 1 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Plaindealer 01/06/1899 – 12/25/1931 1766 Newspaper Archives
Topeka State Ledger 07/22/1892 – 06/16/1906 493 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Times-Observer 09/04/1891 – 09/10/1892 45 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Call 06/28/1891 – 12/16/1893 72 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Messenger 06/14/1969 – 01/21/1970 17 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Post-Review 10/01/1970 – 02/01/1971 3 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Tribune 06/24/1880 – 12/25/1880 23 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Tribune and Western Recorder 05/09/1885 – 07/18/1885 10 Newspaper Archives
Topeka Topeka Weekly Capital 01/17/1884 – 05/14/1901 782 Newspaper Archives
Valley Falls Lucifer, the Light-Bearer 01/01/1886 – 02/28/1890 125 Newspaper Archives
Wamego Wamego Smoke Signal 08/10/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wamego Wamego Times 10/13/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Weir City Weir City Eagle 01/12/1900 – 03/23/1900 8 Newspaper Archives
Wellington Wellington Daily News 02/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wichita Catch It Kansas 11/11/2013 – 07/26/2016 Recent Obituaries
Wichita Wichita Eagle 10/02/1984 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wichita American Times 03/07/1908 – 03/28/1908 4 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Colored Citizen 02/21/1903 – 02/06/1904 28 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Headlight 09/14/1894 – 09/14/1894 1 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Sunflower 09/26/1890 – 11/07/1890 7 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Voice 10/19/1946 – 09/26/1947 2 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Kansas Weekly Journal 10/09/1980 – 03/05/1981 16 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Midwest News Press 03/07/1959 – 04/04/1959 2 Newspaper Archives
Wichita National Baptist World 08/31/1894 – 11/23/1894 13 Newspaper Archives
Wichita National Reflector 12/08/1895 – 12/25/1897 85 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Negro Star 05/07/1920 – 12/26/1952 1657 Newspaper Archives
Wichita News Hawk 03/12/1979 – 03/12/1979 1 Newspaper Archives
Wichita People’s Elevator 02/21/1924 – 12/29/1927 169 Newspaper Archives
Wichita People’s Friend 05/24/1894 – 09/28/1894 18 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Eagle Expanded 12/31/1967 – 12/31/1977 4657 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Factarian 02/26/1914 – 04/02/1914 4 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Globe 02/17/1887 – 10/29/1887 25 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Post-Observer 01/23/1953 – 12/25/1953 36 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Protest 06/05/1919 – 10/19/1923 7 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Searchlight 06/02/1900 – 10/26/1912 591 Newspaper Archives
Wichita Wichita Times 03/16/1972 – 09/22/1977 257 Newspaper Archives
Winfield American Nonconformist and Kansas Industrial Liberator 11/11/1886 – 11/11/1886 1 Newspaper Archives

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