Louisiana Archives: 97 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Louisiana became the nation’s 18th state when it joined the Union on 30 April 1812. Famous, among other things, for the multi-cultural melting pot that is New Orleans, Louisiana is the 31st largest state in the country and the 25th most populous.

photo of a Louisiana entrance sign off Interstate 20 in Madison Parish, east of Tallulah
Photo: Louisiana entrance sign off Interstate 20 in Madison Parish, east of Tallulah. Credit: Billy Hathorn; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Louisiana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online LA newspaper archives: 97 titles to help you search your family history in the “Pelican State,” providing coverage from 1803 to Today. There are more than 167 million articles and records in our online Louisiana newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Louisiana ancestors in these LA newspapers. Our Louisiana 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 – Current)

illustration of the Louisiana state flag
Illustration: Louisiana state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Louisiana newspapers in the historical 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.

CityTitle Date Range* Collection
AbbevilleAbbeville Meridional06/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Abbeville, Gueydan, KaplanVermilion Today07/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlexandriaLouisiana Herald03/20/1819 – 06/30/1824Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaLouisiana Planter05/15/1810 – 05/15/1810Newspaper Archives
AlexandriaLouisiana Rambler03/28/1818 – 04/11/1818Newspaper Archives
AmiteAmite-Tangi Digest08/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArabiSt. Bernard Voice07/24/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AscensionGonzales Weekly Citizen05/02/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BastropBastrop Daily Enterprise06/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baton RougeAdvocate01/01/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baton RougeAdvocate07/19/1925 – 12/31/1985Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeCommunity Leader06/16/1985 – 06/16/1985Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeDaily Advocate01/02/1854 – 10/31/1906Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeDaily State08/01/1906 – 07/16/1910Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeObserver01/13/1900 – 01/13/1900Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeState Times Advocate01/01/1909 – 10/02/1991Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeWeekly Advocate12/24/1845 – 10/31/1903Newspaper Archives
Baton RougeState-Times01/01/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baton RougeAdvocate Extra10/09/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Belle ChassePlaquemines Gazette07/28/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BogalusaDaily News01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bossier CityBossier Press-Tribune02/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonWatchman12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CovingtonSt. Tammany News02/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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
EuniceEunice News03/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort PolkFort Polk Guardian11/04/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FranklinFranklin Banner-Tribune12/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreensburgSt. Helena Echo12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GueydanGueydan Journal09/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HammondDaily Star04/23/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KaplanKaplan Herald05/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La PlaceL’Observateur01/14/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LafayetteAcadiana Advocate12/13/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake ArthurLake Arthur Sun-Times08/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake CharlesAmerican Press09/14/2002 – CurrentRecent 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 – 06/19/1813Newspaper Archives
New IberiaDaily Iberian01/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansAbeille01/03/1829 – 12/27/1831Newspaper Archives
New OrleansBlack Republican04/15/1865 – 05/20/1865Newspaper Archives
New OrleansCourrier de la Louisiane01/01/1821 – 01/14/1824Newspaper Archives
New OrleansDaily Delta06/17/1846 – 02/14/1863Newspaper Archives
New OrleansDaily True Delta05/23/1857 – 12/31/1864Newspaper Archives
New OrleansEvening True Delta05/27/1862 – 07/30/1862Newspaper Archives
New OrleansGambit09/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansInside New Orleans05/01/1965 – 05/01/1965Newspaper Archives
New OrleansJeffersonian05/30/1842 – 05/30/1842Newspaper Archives
New OrleansJeffersonian Republican12/21/1844 – 03/30/1847Newspaper Archives
New OrleansL’Union09/27/1862 – 07/19/1864Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLouisiana Advertiser04/19/1820 – 11/03/1827Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLouisiana State Gazette05/28/1805 – 12/07/1826Newspaper Archives
New OrleansMisisipi10/12/1808 – 10/12/1808Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Argus11/18/1809 – 03/26/1834Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Daily Creole07/01/1856 – 01/10/1857Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Times01/01/1865 – 05/02/1898Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Tribune07/21/1864 – 02/28/1869Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Weekly Times02/18/1865 – 12/28/1867Newspaper Archives
New OrleansOrleans Gazette and Commercial Advertiser12/20/1804 – 06/16/1820Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Advocate10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansNOLA Defender03/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OrleansSunday Delta09/28/1856 – 03/25/1860Newspaper Archives
New OrleansTimes-Picayune01/25/1837 – 12/31/1988Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Louisianian12/18/1870 – 06/17/1882Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Pelican12/04/1886 – 11/23/1889Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Picayune01/24/1842 – 06/09/1913Newspaper Archives
New OrleansWeekly Times-Picayune04/16/1914 – 10/31/1918Newspaper Archives
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 OrleansCarillon09/12/1869 – 05/02/1875Newspaper Archives
New OrleansEcho du Commerce09/28/1808 – 09/28/1808Newspaper Archives
New OrleansLanterne Magique11/20/1808 – 11/20/1808Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans Item07/06/1877 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans States01/01/1916 – 12/01/1928Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew-Orleans Daily Chronicle07/14/1818 – 09/14/1819Newspaper Archives
New OrleansTelegraphe et le Commercial Advertiser12/17/1803 – 09/04/1806Newspaper Archives
New OrleansNew Orleans States-Item01/02/1961 – 06/27/1966Newspaper Archives
PlaqueminePlaquemine Post South04/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RayneRayne Acadian-Tribune08/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RayvilleRichland Beacon-News11/03/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. FrancisvilleLouisianian05/08/1819 – 05/27/1820Newspaper Archives
St. FrancisvilleSt. Francisville Democrat12/18/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. FrancisvilleTime Piece04/25/1811 – 01/17/1815Newspaper Archives
St. MartinvilleEcho03/15/1873 – 03/15/1873Newspaper Archives
St. MartinvilleTeche News11/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SulphurSouthwest Daily News03/26/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VidaliaConcordia Eagle10/02/1875 – 04/12/1883Newspaper Archives
Ville PlatteVille Platte Gazette11/25/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ZacharyZachary Plainsman-News12/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ZacharyZachary Advocate and Plainsman10/09/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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