Kansas Archives: 189 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Kansas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online KS newspaper archives: 189 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!

Illustration: farmland and the Great Plains in central Kansas
Photo: farmland and the Great Plains in central Kansas. Credit: CGP Grey; 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 – 1984)

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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AbileneAbilene Reflector-Chronicle12/17/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AbileneAbilene reflector09/06/1883 – 04/26/1888231Newspaper Archives
AbileneAbilene weekly reflector05/03/1888 – 12/28/19221801Newspaper Archives
AtchisonAtchison Blade07/23/1892 – 01/20/189469Newspaper Archives
AtchisonWeekly Champion and Press02/20/1858 – 05/22/1869470Newspaper Archives
AtchisonWeekly Free Press05/12/1866 – 05/02/186896Newspaper Archives
AtchisonSquatter sovereign02/03/1855 – 12/05/185797Newspaper Archives
AugustaAugusta Daily Gazette02/12/2001 – 08/13/2012Recent Obituaries
Baxter SpringsBaxter Springs Republican09/15/1876 – 09/15/18761Newspaper Archives
Baxter SpringsSouthern Argus06/18/1891 – 02/04/189233Newspaper Archives
Baxter SpringsBaxter Springs news01/04/1890 – 07/25/19191531Newspaper Archives
Cedar ValeProgressive Communist01/01/1875 – 12/01/187512Newspaper Archives
CentropolisKansas Leader06/17/1857 – 02/17/185827Newspaper Archives
ChanuteChanute Tribune03/27/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChanuteChanute Times01/01/1897 – 07/19/1913870Newspaper Archives
CherokeeKansas Homestead12/23/1899 – 01/06/19002Newspaper Archives
CoffeyvilleAfro-American Advocate09/02/1891 – 09/01/189374Newspaper Archives
CoffeyvilleAmerican04/23/1898 – 04/01/189931Newspaper Archives
CoffeyvilleCoffeyville Herald03/21/1908 – 06/13/19086Newspaper Archives
CoffeyvilleVindicator12/17/1904 – 02/09/190654Newspaper Archives
ColbyThomas County cat03/12/1885 – 02/05/1891302Newspaper Archives
ColumbusCherokee County News-Advocate12/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DerbyDerby Reporter09/06/2000 – 12/30/2008Recent Obituaries
Dodge CityDodge City Daily Globe08/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Dodge CityDodge City times10/14/1876 – 12/18/1891762Newspaper Archives
Dodge CityGlobe-republican10/23/1889 – 06/16/19101061Newspaper Archives
El DoradoButler County Times-Gazette11/05/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
El DoradoEl Dorado Times07/09/2001 – 11/02/2013Recent Obituaries
EmporiaEmporia Gazette04/01/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EmporiaEmporia Citizen03/01/1932 – 11/01/19329Newspaper Archives
EmporiaEmporia Gazette10/01/1895 – 06/24/19218039Newspaper Archives
EmporiaEmporia News06/06/1857 – 12/19/18891579Newspaper Archives
Fort RileySoldier’s Letter12/20/1864 – 01/09/18654Newspaper Archives
Fort ScottFair Play04/22/1898 – 06/16/189957Newspaper Archives
Fort ScottMessenger08/02/1917 – 09/13/191830Newspaper Archives
Garden CityGarden City Telegram09/12/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GarnettKansas agitator06/07/1890 – 05/19/1905770Newspaper Archives
GirardGirard City Press05/02/2008 – 03/25/2009Recent Obituaries
GoodlandGoodland republic10/16/1891 – 05/31/1907812Newspaper Archives
Great BendBarton County democrat11/11/1886 – 02/12/19151454Newspaper Archives
GreensburgKiowa County Signal06/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HaysHays Daily News04/03/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HaysFree press01/07/1899 – 06/06/1908490Newspaper Archives
HaysHays free press06/13/1908 – 10/26/1922751Newspaper Archives
HutchinsonHutchinson News01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HutchinsonBlade12/20/1919 – 04/01/1922111Newspaper Archives
HutchinsonHutchinson’s Journal07/11/1908 – 07/11/19081Newspaper Archives
HutchinsonHutchinson gazette01/17/1895 – 02/27/1902368Newspaper Archives
IolaIola Register01/02/1875 – 08/22/19021437Newspaper Archives
Johnson CountyShawnee Mission Post10/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Junction CityDaily Union05/18/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Junction CitySmoky Hill and Republican union09/12/1861 – 11/19/1864155Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City Kansan02/13/2001 – 09/17/2009Recent Obituaries
Kansas CityAdvocate01/07/1916 – 04/23/1926532Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityAmerican Citizen01/01/1897 – 08/02/1907426Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityDaily American Citizen11/11/1897 – 08/05/190057Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas Elevator02/12/1916 – 11/04/191635Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityNational Review04/26/1913 – 10/25/191316Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityPeople’s Elevator08/19/1937 – 09/19/194071Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityPlaindealer05/20/1932 – 11/07/19581303Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityTopics05/16/1895 – 12/07/189523Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityWestern Christian Recorder02/05/1898 – 08/19/189943Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityWyandotte Echo04/04/1930 – 12/24/1937404Newspaper Archives
KinsleyKinsley graphic05/23/1890 – 07/29/1904738Newspaper Archives
LansingLansing This Week04/05/2005 – 02/09/2010Recent Obituaries
LawrenceLawrence Journal-World10/11/1989 – 11/10/2004Recent Obituaries
LawrenceSpirit of Kansas08/24/1876 – 08/24/18761Newspaper Archives
LawrenceFor Our People09/08/1971 – 09/08/19711Newspaper Archives
LawrenceHarambee01/01/1971 – 01/01/19711Newspaper Archives
LawrenceHistoric Times07/11/1891 – 11/14/189118Newspaper Archives
LawrenceWestern Recorder03/17/1883 – 11/06/188485Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthFort Leavenworth Lamp01/22/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeavenworthLeavenworth Times10/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeavenworthKansas Weekly Herald09/15/1854 – 12/26/1857170Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth Advocate08/18/1888 – 08/22/1891133Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth Appeal09/22/1876 – 09/22/18761Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth Bulletin07/20/1867 – 11/10/18711126Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthColored Radical08/24/1876 – 11/16/18765Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth Daily Conservative04/28/1861 – 12/31/1865462Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth Daily Times08/01/1860 – 12/31/18791735Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth Herald02/17/1894 – 12/26/1896124Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthConservative07/14/1864 – 07/14/18641Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthKansas Weekly Herald09/22/1854 – 09/08/185551Newspaper Archives
LeavenworthLeavenworth weekly times07/07/1870 – 01/01/1880414Newspaper Archives
LiberalLeader and Times10/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LiberalSouthwest Times12/13/1999 – 11/29/2011Recent Obituaries
LiberalLiberal democrat01/06/1911 – 12/28/1922622Newspaper Archives
LincolnLincoln County Farmer09/10/1874 – 09/10/18741Newspaper Archives
ManhattanManhattan Mercury05/01/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarysvilleBig blue union03/29/1862 – 05/19/1866120Newspaper Archives
McPhersonMcPherson Sentinel01/02/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MeadeMeade County news01/11/1900 – 10/03/1918976Newspaper Archives
Medicine LodgeBarbour County index12/16/1880 – 12/28/19101532Newspaper Archives
MinneolaKansas Leader02/24/1858 – 04/21/18586Newspaper Archives
NewtonNewton Kansan08/22/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NicodemusNicodemus Cyclone12/30/1887 – 09/07/188831Newspaper Archives
NicodemusNicodemus Enterprise08/17/1887 – 12/23/188713Newspaper Archives
OlatheOlathe News12/22/2006 – 10/23/2015Recent Obituaries
OlatheWestern Progress09/28/1876 – 09/28/18761Newspaper Archives
OlatheJohnson County Democrat12/31/1959 – 12/31/19591Newspaper Archives
OlatheOlathe News12/31/1959 – 12/30/1961469Newspaper Archives
OskaloosaSickle and Sheaf09/16/1876 – 09/16/18761Newspaper Archives
OskaloosaIndependent07/11/1860 – 12/30/1865241Newspaper Archives
OttawaOttawa Herald04/08/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParsonsParsons Sun01/08/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParsonsEye Opener07/09/1892 – 12/26/18924Newspaper Archives
ParsonsParsons Weekly Blade09/24/1892 – 12/28/1900383Newspaper Archives
PeruFreeman’s Lance02/20/1891 – 08/28/189124Newspaper Archives
PhillipsburgPhillipsburg herald09/07/1882 – 04/13/19051250Newspaper Archives
PittsburgMorning Sun03/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PittsburgUplift12/05/1914 – 12/19/19143Newspaper Archives
Prairie CityFreeman’s champion06/25/1857 – 09/16/185840Newspaper Archives
PrattPratt Tribune07/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SalinaSalina Journal10/12/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SalinaAfro-American Review02/01/1915 – 02/01/19151Newspaper Archives
SalinaSalina Enterprise11/14/1908 – 02/04/190913Newspaper Archives
SalinaSaline County Journal03/02/1871 – 03/09/18931142Newspaper Archives
SedanFreeman’s Lance09/04/1891 – 12/25/189117Newspaper Archives
SedanSedan Lance08/24/1892 – 10/14/1909888Newspaper Archives
SedanSedan Times-Star06/05/1908 – 05/25/1911154Newspaper Archives
ShawneeSiwinowe Kesibwi11/01/1841 – 11/01/18411Newspaper Archives
St. JohnSt. John News02/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TopekaTopeka Capital-Journal10/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TopekaAdelante06/10/1972 – 06/19/1977121Newspaper Archives
TopekaAmerican Citizen01/11/1889 – 07/19/188927Newspaper Archives
TopekaBenevolent Banner05/21/1887 – 10/22/188718Newspaper Archives
TopekaCapitol Plaindealer09/20/1936 – 08/06/193851Newspaper Archives
TopekaColored Citizen06/17/1897 – 11/16/190091Newspaper Archives
TopekaColored Patriot04/20/1882 – 06/22/18829Newspaper Archives
TopekaCommonwealth07/09/1875 – 11/20/1880283Newspaper Archives
TopekaEvening Call06/13/1893 – 07/08/189315Newspaper Archives
TopekaHerald of Kansas01/30/1880 – 06/11/188018Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas Advertiser01/01/1871 – 05/01/18712Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas Baptist Herald11/11/1911 – 05/03/191310Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas Blackman04/20/1894 – 06/29/189410Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas Sentinel07/07/1960 – 11/26/196019Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas State Record01/07/1871 – 11/27/1871131Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas State Tribune10/06/1881 – 10/06/18811Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas Watchman05/25/1905 – 11/17/190514Newspaper Archives
TopekaKansas Whip11/02/1934 – 09/30/1955182Newspaper Archives
TopekaLittle Weekly04/09/1938 – 06/25/19387Newspaper Archives
TopekaLucifer the light-bearer10/02/1891 – 04/17/189667Newspaper Archives
TopekaNational Watchman05/09/1914 – 05/09/19141Newspaper Archives
TopekaPlaindealer01/06/1899 – 12/25/19311766Newspaper Archives
TopekaState Ledger07/22/1892 – 06/16/1906493Newspaper Archives
TopekaTimes-Observer09/04/1891 – 09/10/189245Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka Call06/28/1891 – 12/16/189372Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka Messenger06/14/1969 – 01/21/197017Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka Post-Review10/01/1970 – 02/01/19713Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka Tribune06/24/1880 – 12/25/188023Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka Tribune and Western Recorder05/09/1885 – 07/18/188510Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka Weekly Capital01/17/1884 – 05/14/1901782Newspaper Archives
TopekaAdvocate and news08/10/1889 – 04/12/1899499Newspaper Archives
TopekaTopeka state journal01/01/1894 – 12/30/19229063Newspaper Archives
TroyWeekly Kansas Chief07/11/1872 – 05/31/1883567Newspaper Archives
Valley FallsLucifer, the Light-Bearer01/01/1886 – 02/28/1890125Newspaper Archives
WakarusaKansas Herald of Freedom10/21/1854 – 12/17/1859221Newspaper Archives
WaKeeneyWestern Kansas world03/21/1885 – 09/29/19211895Newspaper Archives
WamegoWamego Smoke Signal08/10/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WamegoWamego Times10/13/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Weir CityWeir City Eagle01/12/1900 – 03/23/19008Newspaper Archives
WellingtonWellington Daily News02/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WellingtonPeople’s voice04/01/1892 – 12/27/1900474Newspaper Archives
White CloudWhite Cloud Kansas Chief06/04/1857 – 07/04/1872785Newspaper Archives
WichitaCatch It Kansas11/11/2013 – 07/26/2016Recent Obituaries
WichitaWichita Eagle10/02/1984 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WichitaAmerican Times03/07/1908 – 03/28/19084Newspaper Archives
WichitaColored Citizen02/21/1903 – 02/06/190428Newspaper Archives
WichitaKansas Headlight09/14/1894 – 09/14/18941Newspaper Archives
WichitaKansas Sunflower09/26/1890 – 11/07/18907Newspaper Archives
WichitaKansas Voice10/19/1946 – 09/26/19472Newspaper Archives
WichitaKansas Weekly Journal10/09/1980 – 03/05/198116Newspaper Archives
WichitaMidwest News Press03/07/1959 – 04/04/19592Newspaper Archives
WichitaNational Baptist World08/31/1894 – 11/23/189413Newspaper Archives
WichitaNational Reflector12/08/1895 – 12/25/189785Newspaper Archives
WichitaNegro Star05/07/1920 – 12/26/19521657Newspaper Archives
WichitaNews Hawk03/12/1979 – 03/12/19791Newspaper Archives
WichitaPeople’s Elevator02/21/1924 – 12/29/1927169Newspaper Archives
WichitaPeople’s Friend05/24/1894 – 09/28/189418Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Eagle12/31/1967 – 12/31/19846012Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Factarian02/26/1914 – 04/02/19144Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Globe02/17/1887 – 10/29/188725Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Post-Observer01/23/1953 – 12/25/195336Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Protest06/05/1919 – 10/19/19237Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Searchlight06/02/1900 – 10/26/1912591Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita Times03/16/1972 – 09/22/1977257Newspaper Archives
WichitaDaily eagle05/21/1884 – 05/29/19046247Newspaper Archives
WichitaWichita City Eagle04/12/1872 – 11/27/1885709Newspaper Archives
WinfieldAmerican Nonconformist and Kansas Industrial Liberator11/11/1886 – 11/11/18861Newspaper Archives

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