Louisiana Archives: 252 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Louisiana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online LA newspaper archives: 252 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: the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, in the Sherburne Complex Wildlife Management Area, a Nature Conservancy reserve
Photo: the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, in the Sherburne Complex Wildlife Management Area, a Nature Conservancy reserve. 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 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 – 2017)

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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
AbbevilleAbbeville progress03/01/1913 – 12/31/1921437Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleMeridional12/22/1877 – 12/30/19051439Newspaper Archives
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
AlexandriaCaucasian11/25/1900 – 01/16/19201054Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaCaucasian04/04/1874 – 03/27/187552Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaConstitutional08/04/1860 – 06/01/186144Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaLouisiana Democrat07/13/1859 – 10/29/19021638Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaLumberjack01/09/1913 – 07/10/191327Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaRapides gazette12/23/1871 – 12/27/187393Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaSouthern Sentinel07/10/1861 – 04/09/1909393Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaSouthern Sentinel08/10/1848 – 02/17/1858472Newspaper Archives
AlgiersHerald01/05/1911 – 12/28/1922611Newspaper Archives
AmiteAmite-Tangi Digest08/19/2008 – 10/03/2018Recent Obituaries
ArabiSt. Bernard Voice07/24/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArcadiaBienville Democrat04/03/1919 – 12/28/1922175Newspaper Archives
BasileBasile Weekly04/28/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BastropBastrop Daily Enterprise06/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BastropMorehouse Clarion01/02/1880 – 08/30/189567Newspaper Archives
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 – 09/30/201732666Newspaper 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
Baton RougeBaton Rouge tri-weekly gazette & comet06/10/1837 – 06/10/1869934Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeDaily comet09/01/1852 – 02/02/1856739Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeDaily gazette and comet01/03/1860 – 12/29/1860250Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeLouisiana Capitolian02/08/1879 – 12/31/1881321Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeMorning comet02/05/1856 – 12/27/1856229Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeWeekly Comet05/29/1853 – 12/30/1855134Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeWoman’s enterprise07/22/1921 – 12/15/192219Newspaper Archives
Belle ChassePlaquemines Gazette07/28/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueBossier Banner07/01/1859 – 12/28/19222951Newspaper Archives
BogalusaDaily News01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BogalusaBogalusa enterprise12/31/1914 – 12/28/191694Newspaper Archives
BogalusaBogalusa enterprise and American07/04/1918 – 12/28/1922222Newspaper Archives
Bossier CityBossier Press-Tribune02/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BringierLe messager02/22/1851 – 09/08/185517Newspaper Archives
Church PointChurch Point News05/28/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonWatchman12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonAmerican Patriot12/27/1854 – 01/12/185651Newspaper Archives
ClintonFeliciana Democrat04/14/1855 – 05/07/1859208Newspaper Archives
ColfaxColfax chronicle11/12/1877 – 12/30/19222337Newspaper Archives
ColfaxColfax chronicle07/15/1876 – 08/04/187742Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaCaldwell Watchman04/20/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaCaldwell watchman03/23/1894 – 12/29/1916145Newspaper Archives
ConventLe Louisianais10/28/1865 – 02/12/1881433Newspaper Archives
CovingtonSt. Tammany News02/17/2006 – 02/26/2013Recent Obituaries
CovingtonSt. Tammany Farmer04/02/1876 – 04/02/18761Newspaper Archives
CovingtonSt Tammany farmer10/26/1878 – 12/30/19222256Newspaper Archives
CrowleyCrowley Post-Signal10/14/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crowley, RayneAcadia Parish Today06/21/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
De RidderBeauregard Daily News06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DeltaMadison Journal04/13/1889 – 12/31/1921407Newspaper Archives
Denham Springs, PonchatoulaLivingston-Tangipahoa Advocate02/26/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DonaldsonvilleDonaldsonville Chief06/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DonaldsonvilleAscension Advocate07/24/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DonaldsonvilleDonaldsonville Chief09/16/1871 – 12/30/19221339Newspaper Archives
EuniceEunice News03/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FarmervilleHome advocate02/11/1885 – 06/10/188749Newspaper Archives
FerridayConcordia sentinel11/01/1919 – 12/31/192175Newspaper Archives
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
FranklinPlanters” banner01/04/1849 – 04/17/1872324Newspaper Archives
FranklinSt Mary banner03/08/1890 – 12/30/19221164Newspaper Archives
FranklintonEra-leader12/01/1910 – 12/29/1921509Newspaper Archives
GlenmoraPatriot05/03/1918 – 12/15/1922230Newspaper Archives
GonzalesGonzales Weekly Citizen05/02/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreensburgSt. Helena Echo12/18/2014 – 08/08/2018Recent Obituaries
GretnaWest Bank Advocate11/26/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GueydanGueydan Journal09/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HammondDaily Star04/23/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HarrisonburgIndependent11/09/1853 – 05/08/186164Newspaper Archives
HomerClaiborne guardian08/22/1877 – 01/16/1883278Newspaper Archives
HomerHomer guardian10/05/1888 – 06/13/189080Newspaper Archives
HoumaCourier03/10/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HoumaHouma Ceres07/19/1855 – 12/25/185899Newspaper Archives
HoumaHouma courier01/18/1879 – 10/30/1920160Newspaper Archives
JenningsJennings daily record10/26/1901 – 12/31/1902334Newspaper Archives
KaplanKaplan Herald05/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentwoodKentwood News Ledger07/06/2016 – 07/11/2018Recent Obituaries
KinderKinder Courier News04/21/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La PlaceL’Observateur01/14/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LafayetteAcadiana Advocate12/13/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LafayetteLafayette Advertiser01/02/1869 – 04/21/19141658Newspaper Archives
LafayetteLafayette gazette03/18/1893 – 12/26/1903501Newspaper Archives
LafayetteLouisiana Cotton-boll02/19/1873 – 12/18/187947Newspaper Archives
LafayetteKATC TV-304/08/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake ArthurLake Arthur Sun-Times08/20/2008 – 02/17/2011Recent Obituaries
Lake CharlesAmerican Press09/14/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake CharlesLake Charles commercial07/09/1881 – 06/12/1897832Newspaper Archives
Lake CharlesLake Charles Echo02/15/1868 – 12/21/18941107Newspaper Archives
Lake ProvidenceBanner-Democrat08/06/1892 – 09/15/1909447Newspaper Archives
LeesvilleLeesville Daily Leader07/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeesvilleVernon Parish Democrat05/24/1919 – 06/08/1922155Newspaper Archives
LucyLe Meschace’be’01/29/1854 – 12/23/19221744Newspaper Archives
MarksvilleAvoyelles Journal, Marksville Weekly News, Bunkie Record11/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarksvilleAvoyelles pelican03/16/1861 – 01/16/186472Newspaper Archives
MetairieEast Jefferson Advocate05/13/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MindenMinden Press-Herald09/11/2007 – 01/07/2019Recent Obituaries
MonroeDaily telegraph12/13/1870 – 07/05/1886278Newspaper Archives
MonroeOuachita Telegraph09/25/1869 – 12/21/1889750Newspaper Archives
MonroeRegister12/01/1859 – 11/22/186052Newspaper Archives
Morgan CityDaily Review05/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Morgan CityMorgan City daily review08/14/1916 – 06/30/1919883Newspaper Archives
NapoleonvilleLe pionnier de l’Assomption09/15/1850 – 12/10/1855287Newspaper Archives
NapoleonvillePioneer of Assumption06/16/1877 – 12/27/1879132Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesMexicano06/19/1813 – 06/19/18131Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesLouisiana populist08/24/1894 – 03/11/1898174Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesNatchitoches enterprise07/25/1889 – 11/30/1922564Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesNatchitoches populist03/18/1898 – 03/10/189951Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesNatchitoches spectator12/05/1867 – 08/25/186834Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesNatchitoches Union10/24/1861 – 12/25/186261Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesPeople”s vindicator06/20/1874 – 10/22/1881344Newspaper Archives
NatchitochesSemi-weekly Natchitoches Times01/03/1866 – 06/12/1867124Newspaper Archives
New IberiaDaily Iberian01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New IberiaLouisiana Sugar-Bowl=Le Sucrier de la Louisiane08/31/1876 – 08/31/18761Newspaper Archives
New IberiaNew Iberia enterprise02/07/1885 – 02/22/1902294Newspaper Archives
New IberiaNew Iberia enterprise and independent observer03/15/1902 – 12/03/1921834Newspaper Archives
New IberiaWeekly Iberian11/29/1899 – 12/30/19221149Newspaper 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 – 01/01/194113973Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Republican06/14/1867 – 10/05/1876499Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans States01/01/1916 – 01/01/19418333Newspaper 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 – 01/31/199154776Newspaper 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
New OrleansCrescent City Advocate03/17/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansNew Orleans CityBusiness06/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansCarrollton sun06/30/1860 – 06/01/186196Newspaper Archives
New OrleansDaily crescent03/05/1848 – 04/18/18694831Newspaper Archives
New OrleansEl Pelayo09/17/1851 – 12/28/185142Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMorning Star and Catholic Messenger02/09/1868 – 02/02/1879543Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Bulletin03/25/1874 – 03/31/1876630Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans daily Democrat12/19/1875 – 04/21/18801389Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Republican05/01/1867 – 11/10/18782491Newspaper Archives
New OrleansTrue American02/25/1837 – 12/31/1839398Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Louisianian04/27/1872 – 06/17/1882285Newspaper Archives
New RoadsPointe Coupee Democrat01/23/1858 – 03/01/1862163Newspaper Archives
NorcoSt Charles herald09/25/1875 – 12/30/1922448Newspaper Archives
Oak GroveWest Carroll Gazette04/20/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OakdaleOakdale Journal04/21/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OpelousasOpelousas courier12/11/1852 – 02/05/19102635Newspaper Archives
OpelousasOpelousas Journal01/04/1868 – 02/24/18941334Newspaper Archives
OpelousasOpelousas Patriot09/05/1844 – 10/12/1861256Newspaper Archives
OpelousasSt Landry clarion10/11/1890 – 11/19/19211515Newspaper Archives
OpelousasStar-progress10/04/1919 – 11/09/1921100Newspaper Archives
Pierre PartBayou Journal04/19/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlaqueminePlaquemine Post South04/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlaquemineGazette and sentinel01/07/1860 – 07/27/186168Newspaper Archives
Pointe a la HacheLower coast gazette01/02/1909 – 12/26/1914208Newspaper Archives
Port AllenSugar Planter01/05/1856 – 12/13/1919511Newspaper Archives
RayneRayne Acadian-Tribune08/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RayvilleRichland Beacon-News11/03/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RayvilleRichland Beacon09/07/1872 – 12/14/1889525Newspaper Archives
Saint FrancisvilleFeliciana sentinel08/18/1877 – 12/03/1892277Newspaper Archives
Saint FrancisvilleSemi-weekly Republican03/08/1872 – 11/02/187256Newspaper Archives
Saint FrancisvilleTrue Democrat07/04/1896 – 06/28/1919688Newspaper Archives
Saint FrancisvilleWest Feliciana sentinel08/30/1876 – 08/11/187732Newspaper Archives
Saint JosephTensas gazette01/05/1894 – 12/29/1922819Newspaper Archives
Saint MartinvilleWeekly messenger03/20/1886 – 12/27/19191748Newspaper Archives
ShreveportProgress02/27/1892 – 12/31/1898307Newspaper Archives
ShreveportSemi-weekly news03/11/1865 – 05/18/186520Newspaper Archives
ShreveportSemi-weekly Shreveport news01/28/1862 – 02/26/1864112Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport daily news04/13/1861 – 11/06/1861145Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport news03/08/1864 – 06/10/186568Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport semi-weekly news06/13/1865 – 06/26/186643Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport semi-weekly news11/11/1861 – 01/24/186222Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport weekly news03/25/1866 – 04/29/18665Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport weekly news02/09/1863 – 03/25/186519Newspaper Archives
ShreveportShreveport weekly news04/22/1861 – 11/04/186129Newspaper Archives
ShreveportSouth-western08/23/1854 – 11/30/1870548Newspaper Archives
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. FrancisvilleLouisianian12/18/1870 – 02/25/1872115Newspaper Archives
St. MartinvilleTeche News11/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. MartinvilleEcho03/15/1873 – 03/15/18731Newspaper Archives
St. Tammany CountySt. Tammany Advocate12/16/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SulphurSouthwest Daily News03/26/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TallulahMadison Journal08/25/2016 – 02/09/2017Recent Obituaries
TallulahMadison times03/29/1884 – 05/12/1888195Newspaper Archives
ThibodauxDaily Comet03/09/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ThibodauxLa sentinelle de Thibodaux02/07/1863 – 12/07/19121639Newspaper Archives
ThibodauxThibodaux commercial journal03/09/1910 – 12/30/1922216Newspaper Archives
ThibodauxThibodaux minerva06/11/1853 – 06/07/1856154Newspaper Archives
VidaliaConcordia Eagle10/02/1875 – 04/12/18836Newspaper Archives
VidaliaConcordia Intelligencer05/18/1844 – 11/16/1860472Newspaper Archives
VidaliaConcordia Eagle10/02/1875 – 07/04/188513Newspaper Archives
Ville PlatteVille Platte Gazette11/25/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WelshRice belt journal08/10/1900 – 12/24/1921964Newspaper Archives
WinnfieldComrade12/13/1894 – 09/08/191150Newspaper Archives
ZacharyZachary Advocate and Plainsman10/09/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ZacharyZachary Plainsman-News12/30/2009 – 09/16/2014Recent Obituaries

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