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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AbbevilleAbbeville Meridional06/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Abbeville, Gueydan, KaplanVermilion Today07/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlexandriaLouisiana Herald03/20/1819 – 06/30/182436Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaLouisiana Planter05/15/1810 – 05/15/18101Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaLouisiana Rambler03/28/1818 – 04/11/18182Newspaper Archives
AmiteAmite-Tangi Digest08/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArabiSt. Bernard Voice07/24/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BasileBasile Weekly04/28/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BastropBastrop Daily Enterprise06/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baton RougeAdvocate01/01/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baton RougeAdvocate Extra10/09/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baton RougeState-Times01/01/1986 – 10/02/1991Recent Obituaries
Baton RougeAdvocate07/19/1925 – 12/31/198521098Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeCommunity Leader06/16/1985 – 06/16/19851Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeDaily Advocate01/02/1854 – 10/31/19069034Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeDaily State08/01/1906 – 07/16/19101156Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeObserver01/13/1900 – 01/13/19001Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeState Times Advocate01/01/1909 – 10/02/199126544Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeWeekly Advocate12/24/1845 – 10/31/1903682Newspaper Archives
Belle ChassePlaquemines Gazette07/28/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BogalusaDaily News01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bossier CityBossier Press-Tribune02/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Church PointChurch Point News05/28/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonWatchman12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaCaldwell Watchman04/20/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CovingtonSt. Tammany News02/17/2006 – 02/26/2013Recent Obituaries
CovingtonSt. Tammany Farmer04/02/1876 – 04/02/18761Newspaper Archives
CrowleyCrowley Post-Signal10/14/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crowley, RayneAcadia Parish Today06/21/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
De RidderBeauregard Daily News06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DonaldsonvilleDonaldsonville Chief06/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DonaldsonvilleAscension Advocate07/24/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EuniceEunice News03/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PolkFort Polk Guardian11/04/2005 – 01/14/2011Recent Obituaries
FranklinFranklin Banner-Tribune12/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FranklinPlanters’ Banner07/08/1843 – 02/05/18632Newspaper Archives
GonzalesGonzales Weekly Citizen05/02/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreensburgSt. Helena Echo12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GueydanGueydan Journal09/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HammondDaily Star04/23/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HoumaCourier03/10/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KaplanKaplan Herald05/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentwoodKentwood News Ledger07/06/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KinderKinder Courier News04/21/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La PlaceL’Observateur01/14/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LafayetteAcadiana Advocate12/13/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake ArthurLake Arthur Sun-Times08/20/2008 – 02/17/2011Recent Obituaries
Lake CharlesAmerican Press09/14/2002 – 10/28/2008Recent Obituaries
LeesvilleLeesville Daily Leader07/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarksvilleAvoyelles Journal, Marksville Weekly News, Bunkie Record11/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MindenMinden Press-Herald09/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Morgan CityDaily Review05/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NatchitochesMexicano06/19/1813 – 06/19/18131Newspaper Archives
New IberiaDaily Iberian01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New IberiaLouisiana Sugar-Bowl=Le Sucrier de la Louisiane08/31/1876 – 08/31/18761Newspaper Archives
New OrleansGambit09/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansLouisiana Signal11/01/1860 – 11/01/18601Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Advocate10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansNOLA Defender03/13/2010 – 04/10/2016Recent Obituaries
New OrleansTimes-Picayune01/01/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansTimes-Picayune, The: Web Edition Articles08/11/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansUptown Messenger09/27/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansAbeille01/03/1829 – 12/27/1831624Newspaper Archives
New OrleansBlack Republican04/15/1865 – 05/20/18655Newspaper Archives
New OrleansCarillon09/12/1869 – 05/02/1875165Newspaper Archives
New OrleansCatholic Standard04/13/1862 – 04/13/18621Newspaper Archives
New OrleansCourrier de la Louisiane01/01/1821 – 01/14/1824143Newspaper Archives
New OrleansDaily Delta06/17/1846 – 02/14/1863266Newspaper Archives
New OrleansDaily True Delta05/23/1857 – 12/31/1864951Newspaper Archives
New OrleansEcho du Commerce09/28/1808 – 09/28/18081Newspaper Archives
New OrleansEvening True Delta05/27/1862 – 07/30/18623Newspaper Archives
New OrleansInside New Orleans05/01/1965 – 05/01/19651Newspaper Archives
New OrleansJeffersonian05/30/1842 – 05/30/18421Newspaper Archives
New OrleansJeffersonian Republican12/21/1844 – 03/30/1847454Newspaper Archives
New OrleansUnion09/27/1862 – 07/19/186496Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLanterne Magique11/20/1808 – 11/20/18081Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLevy’s Letter Sheet Price-Current02/01/1834 – 12/21/183929Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLouisiana Advertiser04/19/1820 – 11/03/1827330Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLouisiana State Gazette05/28/1805 – 12/07/1826364Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMerchants’ Transcript and New-Orleans Price Current12/03/1838 – 03/23/184262Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMerchants’ Transcript, and New-Orleans Prices Current and Shipping List01/27/1841 – 01/27/18411Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMisisipi10/12/1808 – 10/12/18081Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMorning Tribune09/03/1927 – 09/03/19271Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Argus11/18/1809 – 03/26/1834188Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Daily Creole07/01/1856 – 01/10/1857156Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Item07/06/1877 – 01/01/194113815Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Republican06/14/1867 – 10/05/1876499Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans States01/01/1916 – 01/01/19418325Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Times01/01/1865 – 05/02/18982248Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Tribune07/21/1864 – 02/28/1869676Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Weekly Times02/18/1865 – 12/28/186726Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew-Orleans Commercial Bulletin12/21/1832 – 10/07/18711253Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew-Orleans Daily Chronicle07/14/1818 – 09/14/18194Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew-Orleans Price-Current and Commercial Intelligencer01/24/1824 – 09/13/1876902Newspaper Archives
New OrleansOrleans Gazette and Commercial Advertiser01/09/1804 – 06/16/1820125Newspaper Archives
New OrleansRepublicain07/05/1845 – 01/17/184619Newspaper Archives
New OrleansSunday Delta09/28/1856 – 03/25/186054Newspaper Archives
New OrleansTelegraphe et le Commercial Advertiser12/17/1803 – 04/15/180913Newspaper Archives
New OrleansTimes-Picayune01/25/1837 – 12/31/198853947Newspaper Archives
New OrleansUnion and c.02/20/1804 – 05/25/181232Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Louisianian12/18/1870 – 06/17/1882416Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Pelican12/04/1886 – 11/23/1889104Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Picayune01/24/1842 – 06/09/191367Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Times-Picayune04/16/1914 – 10/31/191821Newspaper Archives
New OrleansCommercial Letter Sheet Prices Current02/15/1837 – 02/11/18468Newspaper Archives
New OrleansReview of the Market for the Past Week06/26/1824 – 06/26/18241Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLouisiana Letter Sheet Prices Current09/19/1832 – 09/19/18321Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMorning Star and Catholic Messenger08/06/1876 – 08/06/18761Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWestern Produce Circular02/09/1861 – 02/23/18612Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLouisiana Gazette for the Country09/20/1814 – 09/20/18141Newspaper Archives
New OrleansCalifornia True Delta04/20/1858 – 04/20/18581Newspaper Archives
Oak GroveWest Carroll Gazette04/20/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OakdaleOakdale Journal04/21/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pierre PartBayou Journal04/19/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlaqueminePlaquemine Post South04/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RayneRayne Acadian-Tribune08/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RayvilleRichland Beacon-News11/03/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. FrancisvilleSt. Francisville Democrat12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. FrancisvilleLouisianian05/08/1819 – 05/27/182034Newspaper Archives
St. FrancisvilleTime Piece04/25/1811 – 01/17/181516Newspaper Archives
St. MartinvilleTeche News11/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. MartinvilleEcho03/15/1873 – 03/15/18731Newspaper Archives
SulphurSouthwest Daily News03/26/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallulahMadison Journal08/25/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ThibodauxDaily Comet03/09/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VidaliaConcordia Eagle10/02/1875 – 04/12/18836Newspaper Archives
VidaliaConcordia Intelligencer05/18/1844 – 11/16/1860472Newspaper Archives
Ville PlatteVille Platte Gazette11/25/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ZacharyZachary Advocate and Plainsman10/09/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ZacharyZachary Plainsman-News12/30/2009 – 09/16/2014Recent Obituaries

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