Louisiana Archives: 130 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Louisiana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online LA newspaper archives: 130 titles to help you search your family history in the “Pelican State,” providing coverage from 1803 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Louisiana newspaper archives!

Photo: navigation on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), where it intersects with Bayou Perot in Louisiana
Photo: navigation on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), where it intersects with Bayou Perot in Louisiana. Credit: Lane Lefort, 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 Louisiana in these newspapers. Our LA newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Louisiana Newspaper Archives (1803 – 1991)

Search Louisiana Recent Obituaries (1986 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of Louisiana 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 LA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Abbeville Abbeville Meridional 06/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Abbeville, Gueydan, Kaplan Vermilion Today 07/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Alexandria Louisiana Herald 03/20/1819 – 06/30/1824 36 Newspaper Archives
Alexandria Louisiana Planter 05/15/1810 – 05/15/1810 1 Newspaper Archives
Alexandria Louisiana Rambler 03/28/1818 – 04/11/1818 2 Newspaper Archives
Amite Amite-Tangi Digest 08/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arabi St. Bernard Voice 07/24/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Basile Basile Weekly 04/28/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bastrop Bastrop Daily Enterprise 06/27/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge Advocate 01/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge Advocate Extra 10/09/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge State-Times 01/01/1986 – 10/02/1991 Recent Obituaries
Baton Rouge Advocate 07/19/1925 – 12/31/1985 21098 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Community Leader 06/16/1985 – 06/16/1985 1 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Daily Advocate 01/02/1854 – 10/31/1906 9034 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Daily State 08/01/1906 – 07/16/1910 1156 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Observer 01/13/1900 – 01/13/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge State Times Advocate 01/01/1909 – 10/02/1991 26544 Newspaper Archives
Baton Rouge Weekly Advocate 12/24/1845 – 10/31/1903 682 Newspaper Archives
Belle Chasse Plaquemines Gazette 07/28/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bogalusa Daily News 01/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bossier City Bossier Press-Tribune 02/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Church Point Church Point News 05/28/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clinton Watchman 12/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Caldwell Watchman 04/20/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Covington St. Tammany News 02/17/2006 – 02/26/2013 Recent Obituaries
Covington St. Tammany Farmer 04/02/1876 – 04/02/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Crowley Crowley Post-Signal 10/14/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crowley, Rayne Acadia Parish Today 06/21/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
De Ridder Beauregard Daily News 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Donaldsonville Donaldsonville Chief 06/11/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Donaldsonville Ascension Advocate 07/24/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eunice Eunice News 03/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Polk Fort Polk Guardian 11/04/2005 – 01/14/2011 Recent Obituaries
Franklin Franklin Banner-Tribune 12/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Franklin Planters’ Banner 07/08/1843 – 02/05/1863 2 Newspaper Archives
Gonzales Gonzales Weekly Citizen 05/02/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greensburg St. Helena Echo 12/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gueydan Gueydan Journal 09/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hammond Daily Star 04/23/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houma Courier 03/10/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kaplan Kaplan Herald 05/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kentwood Kentwood News Ledger 07/06/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kinder Kinder Courier News 04/21/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Place L’Observateur 01/14/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lafayette Acadiana Advocate 12/13/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Arthur Lake Arthur Sun-Times 08/20/2008 – 02/17/2011 Recent Obituaries
Lake Charles American Press 09/14/2002 – 10/28/2008 Recent Obituaries
Leesville Leesville Daily Leader 07/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marksville Avoyelles Journal, Marksville Weekly News, Bunkie Record 11/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Minden Minden Press-Herald 09/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Morgan City Daily Review 05/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Natchitoches Mexicano 06/19/1813 – 06/19/1813 1 Newspaper Archives
New Iberia Daily Iberian 01/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Iberia Louisiana Sugar-Bowl=Le Sucrier de la Louisiane 08/31/1876 – 08/31/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Gambit 09/04/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Louisiana Signal 11/01/1860 – 11/01/1860 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Advocate 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans NOLA Defender 03/13/2010 – 04/10/2016 Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Times-Picayune 01/01/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Times-Picayune, The: Web Edition Articles 08/11/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Uptown Messenger 09/27/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Orleans Abeille 01/03/1829 – 12/27/1831 624 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Black Republican 04/15/1865 – 05/20/1865 5 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Carillon 09/12/1869 – 05/02/1875 165 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Catholic Standard 04/13/1862 – 04/13/1862 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Courrier de la Louisiane 01/01/1821 – 01/14/1824 143 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Daily Delta 06/17/1846 – 02/14/1863 266 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Daily True Delta 05/23/1857 – 12/31/1864 951 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Echo du Commerce 09/28/1808 – 09/28/1808 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Evening True Delta 05/27/1862 – 07/30/1862 3 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Inside New Orleans 05/01/1965 – 05/01/1965 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Jeffersonian 05/30/1842 – 05/30/1842 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Jeffersonian Republican 12/21/1844 – 03/30/1847 454 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Union 09/27/1862 – 07/19/1864 96 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Lanterne Magique 11/20/1808 – 11/20/1808 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Levy’s Letter Sheet Price-Current 02/01/1834 – 12/21/1839 29 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Louisiana Advertiser 04/19/1820 – 11/03/1827 330 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Louisiana State Gazette 05/28/1805 – 12/07/1826 364 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Merchants’ Transcript and New-Orleans Price Current 12/03/1838 – 03/23/1842 62 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Merchants’ Transcript, and New-Orleans Prices Current and Shipping List 01/27/1841 – 01/27/1841 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Misisipi 10/12/1808 – 10/12/1808 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Morning Tribune 09/03/1927 – 09/03/1927 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Argus 11/18/1809 – 03/26/1834 188 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Daily Creole 07/01/1856 – 01/10/1857 156 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Item 07/06/1877 – 01/01/1941 13815 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Republican 06/14/1867 – 10/05/1876 499 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans States 01/01/1916 – 01/01/1941 8325 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Times 01/01/1865 – 05/02/1898 2248 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Tribune 07/21/1864 – 02/28/1869 676 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New Orleans Weekly Times 02/18/1865 – 12/28/1867 26 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New-Orleans Commercial Bulletin 12/21/1832 – 10/07/1871 1253 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New-Orleans Daily Chronicle 07/14/1818 – 09/14/1819 4 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans New-Orleans Price-Current and Commercial Intelligencer 01/24/1824 – 09/13/1876 902 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Orleans Gazette and Commercial Advertiser 01/09/1804 – 06/16/1820 125 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Republicain 07/05/1845 – 01/17/1846 19 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Sunday Delta 09/28/1856 – 03/25/1860 54 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Telegraphe et le Commercial Advertiser 12/17/1803 – 04/15/1809 13 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Times-Picayune 01/25/1837 – 12/31/1988 53947 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Union and c. 02/20/1804 – 05/25/1812 32 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Louisianian 12/18/1870 – 06/17/1882 416 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Pelican 12/04/1886 – 11/23/1889 104 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Picayune 01/24/1842 – 06/09/1913 67 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Weekly Times-Picayune 04/16/1914 – 10/31/1918 21 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Commercial Letter Sheet Prices Current 02/15/1837 – 02/11/1846 8 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Review of the Market for the Past Week 06/26/1824 – 06/26/1824 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Louisiana Letter Sheet Prices Current 09/19/1832 – 09/19/1832 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Morning Star and Catholic Messenger 08/06/1876 – 08/06/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Western Produce Circular 02/09/1861 – 02/23/1861 2 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans Louisiana Gazette for the Country 09/20/1814 – 09/20/1814 1 Newspaper Archives
New Orleans California True Delta 04/20/1858 – 04/20/1858 1 Newspaper Archives
Oak Grove West Carroll Gazette 04/20/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakdale Oakdale Journal 04/21/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pierre Part Bayou Journal 04/19/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Plaquemine Plaquemine Post South 04/10/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rayne Rayne Acadian-Tribune 08/04/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rayville Richland Beacon-News 11/03/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Francisville St. Francisville Democrat 12/18/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Francisville Louisianian 05/08/1819 – 05/27/1820 34 Newspaper Archives
St. Francisville Time Piece 04/25/1811 – 01/17/1815 16 Newspaper Archives
St. Martinville Teche News 11/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Martinville Echo 03/15/1873 – 03/15/1873 1 Newspaper Archives
Sulphur Southwest Daily News 03/26/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tallulah Madison Journal 08/25/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Thibodaux Daily Comet 03/09/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vidalia Concordia Eagle 10/02/1875 – 04/12/1883 6 Newspaper Archives
Vidalia Concordia Intelligencer 05/18/1844 – 11/16/1860 472 Newspaper Archives
Ville Platte Ville Platte Gazette 11/25/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Zachary Zachary Advocate and Plainsman 10/09/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Zachary Zachary Plainsman-News 12/30/2009 – 09/16/2014 Recent Obituaries

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