Massachusetts Archives: 624 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Massachusetts, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MA newspaper archives: 624 titles to help you search your family history in the “Bay State,” providing coverage from 1690 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Massachusetts newspaper archives!

Photo: the Connecticut River and Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Looking south from Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerfield, toward the towns of Sunderland, Amherst and Whately
Photo: the Connecticut River and Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Looking south from Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerfield, toward the towns of Sunderland, Amherst and Whately. In the distance is the Holyoke range of mountains. Credit: BenFrantzDale; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Massachusetts in these newspapers. Our MA newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

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Illustration: Massachusetts state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a partial list of Massachusetts newspapers in the online archives; click here to see the complete list. 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 MA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Acton Beacon 10/13/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Amesbury Amesbury News 11/11/2005 – 04/11/2013 Recent Obituaries
Amesbury Liberty’s Advocate 10/07/1843 – 11/09/1843 2 Newspaper Archives
Andover Andover Townsman 04/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arlington Arlington Advocate 08/25/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ashburnham Community Journal 05/11/2007 – 02/03/2012 Recent Obituaries
Ashland Ashland TAB 12/17/2008 – 05/24/2013 Recent Obituaries
Attleboro Sun Chronicle 11/14/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Auburn Auburn Daily Voice 04/28/2010 – 02/07/2013 Recent Obituaries
Ayer Public Spirit 09/18/2001 – 09/18/2015 Recent Obituaries
Barnstable Barnstable Patriot 10/07/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Barre Western Massachusetts Farmer 09/28/1876 – 09/28/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Barre Barre Gazette 06/05/1835 – 08/29/1862 939 Newspaper Archives
Barre Barre Patriot 07/26/1844 – 11/30/1855 558 Newspaper Archives
Barre Farmer’s Gazette 06/13/1834 – 05/15/1835 48 Newspaper Archives
Barre Wachusett Star 11/23/1847 – 06/20/1848 31 Newspaper Archives
Bedford Bedford Minuteman 09/29/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Belchertown Hampshire Sentinel and Farmers and Manufacturers Journal 11/29/1826 – 05/04/1831 129 Newspaper Archives
Bellingham Country Gazette 09/22/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Belmont Belmont Citizen-Herald 08/18/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beverly Beverly Citizen 04/13/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beverly Salem News 05/31/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beverly Beverly Citizen 10/13/1858 – 02/24/1893 407 Newspaper Archives
Billerica Billerica Minuteman 09/22/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bolton Bolton Common 12/23/2005 – 04/11/2013 Recent Obituaries
Boston Advent Herald and Signs of the Times Reporter 02/14/1844 – 02/04/1846 65 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Traveller 03/16/1844 – 08/19/1876 803 Newspaper Archives
Boston Anti-Universalist 08/05/1826 – 04/28/1830 76 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bay Windows 12/10/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston Boston Herald 01/01/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston Boston Herald: Blogs 10/28/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston Boston Phoenix 08/09/2007 – 03/14/2013 Recent Obituaries
Boston Christian Watchman 05/29/1819 – 09/21/1876 2941 Newspaper Archives
Boston Congregationalist 05/24/1849 – 12/27/1876 1260 Newspaper Archives
Boston Constitutional Union Campaign Document 05/21/1860 – 10/26/1860 13 Newspaper Archives
Boston Freedman’s Journal 03/01/1865 – 03/01/1865 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Huntington News 09/24/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston Metro – Boston 12/07/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston New England Puritan 11/06/1840 – 05/10/1849 384 Newspaper Archives
Boston Rough and Ready 06/10/1848 – 08/05/1848 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston South End News 06/07/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston Spirit of ’76 05/07/1859 – 12/15/1860 8 Newspaper Archives
Boston Universal Hub 04/02/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boston Whig Republican 07/01/1840 – 07/01/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Celt, and Adopted Citizen 10/11/1851 – 01/17/1852 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bunker-Hill Aurora and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Journal 07/12/1827 – 11/01/1828 31 Newspaper Archives
Boston Church and Republic 01/27/1872 – 01/27/1872 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Gospel Balance 10/15/1828 – 11/19/1828 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Gospel Sun 01/08/1836 – 03/17/1837 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture 01/15/1842 – 12/30/1876 1161 Newspaper Archives
Boston New England Farmer 01/03/1852 – 12/30/1876 1016 Newspaper Archives
Boston Agricultural Intelligencer, and Mechanic Register 01/14/1820 – 07/07/1820 25 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Apollo 10/05/1792 – 12/25/1794 119 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Herald 01/19/1784 – 06/30/1788 249 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Herald and the Washington Gazette 07/24/1790 – 12/13/1790 10 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Railway Times 01/10/1850 – 07/02/1859 112 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Recorder 12/09/1785 – 05/25/1787 110 Newspaper Archives
Boston American Republican 03/20/1809 – 04/03/1809 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Argus 07/22/1791 – 06/28/1793 160 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bay State 08/31/1839 – 10/24/1840 8 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bay State Democrat 01/01/1840 – 11/12/1844 714 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bay State Democrat 08/24/1838 – 11/09/1838 12 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bay State, Extra 10/13/1842 – 10/13/1842 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Advance 02/17/1900 – 02/17/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston American 12/01/1951 – 10/01/1961 3476 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Christian Herald 03/05/1829 – 12/26/1832 112 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Chronicle 10/22/1767 – 06/21/1770 204 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Commercial Gazette 10/09/1800 – 01/23/1840 3223 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Courant 01/06/1900 – 01/06/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Courier 06/13/1805 – 05/04/1809 198 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Courier 01/04/1830 – 10/27/1864 1927 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Cultivator 04/07/1866 – 12/02/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Daily Advertiser 03/03/1813 – 12/31/1900 18424 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Daily American Statesman 09/05/1825 – 12/13/1827 579 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Daily Bee 01/02/1843 – 12/31/1857 2472 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Daily Record 12/01/1951 – 09/30/1961 3042 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Evening Atlas 05/21/1860 – 11/10/1860 12 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Evening Transcript 01/01/1842 – 12/31/1866 7423 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Evening-Post 08/18/1735 – 04/24/1775 2066 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Evening-Post and the General Advertiser 10/20/1781 – 01/10/1784 117 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Gazette 12/21/1719 – 09/17/1798 3639 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Herald 05/01/1848 – 04/30/1992 46607 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Intelligencer 08/20/1814 – 12/27/1828 745 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Journal 01/01/1866 – 10/06/1917 16512 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Mirror 10/22/1808 – 07/21/1810 92 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston News-Letter 04/24/1704 – 02/29/1776 3495 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Patriot 03/03/1809 – 05/31/1817 860 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Patriot and Daily Chronicle 06/02/1817 – 12/31/1831 3167 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Post 01/10/1840 – 10/16/1876 879 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Post-Boy 04/21/1735 – 04/10/1775 1649 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Price-Current 09/07/1795 – 05/31/1798 196 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Record American 02/01/1953 – 06/18/1972 3791 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Recorder 01/03/1816 – 05/03/1872 2871 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Semi-weekly Atlas 11/02/1844 – 03/14/1857 675 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Shipping List 09/02/1843 – 10/04/1876 845 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Spectator 01/01/1814 – 02/25/1815 61 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Statesman 12/01/1827 – 12/15/1838 265 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Telegraph 01/01/1824 – 12/23/1824 52 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Traveler 12/03/1850 – 07/08/1967 13399 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Traveler 07/05/1825 – 01/15/1869 2014 Newspaper Archives
Boston Boston Weekly Republican 09/15/1848 – 11/10/1848 3 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bostonian and Mechanics Journal 07/20/1822 – 06/28/1823 46 Newspaper Archives
Boston Bunker-Hill Sentinel 06/24/1820 – 07/29/1820 3 Newspaper Archives
Boston Burnett, Drake and Co.’s Bank Note Reporter and Counterfeit Detecter 05/01/1863 – 01/01/1867 45 Newspaper Archives
Boston Cabinet Maker 10/11/1860 – 10/11/1860 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Campaign Atlas and Bee 06/23/1860 – 10/20/1860 6 Newspaper Archives
Boston Campaign Courier 09/28/1864 – 09/28/1864 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Campaign Post 07/03/1852 – 11/06/1852 19 Newspaper Archives
Boston Campaign Post 09/13/1856 – 11/01/1856 5 Newspaper Archives
Boston Campaign Republican 10/29/1855 – 11/03/1855 3 Newspaper Archives
Boston Campaign Times 06/28/1856 – 07/12/1856 3 Newspaper Archives
Boston Carbine 09/09/1843 – 09/09/1843 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Censor 11/23/1771 – 05/02/1772 24 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Citizen 05/01/1840 – 05/01/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Era 07/03/1852 – 12/16/1875 1001 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Freeman and Family Visiter 04/19/1839 – 04/16/1852 371 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Reflector 01/12/1842 – 05/11/1848 317 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Register 04/20/1821 – 12/28/1878 2471 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Soldier 01/05/1831 – 11/09/1833 69 Newspaper Archives
Boston Christian Witness and Church Advocate 01/09/1835 – 12/07/1871 1044 Newspaper Archives
Boston Clark’s New-England Bank Note List, and Counterfeit Bill Detector 03/01/1838 – 12/01/1845 35 Newspaper Archives
Boston Clay Banner 09/04/1848 – 09/04/1848 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Columbian Centinel 06/16/1790 – 04/25/1840 5103 Newspaper Archives
Boston Columbian Detector 11/07/1808 – 05/19/1809 43 Newspaper Archives
Boston Compass 06/06/1818 – 08/21/1819 5 Newspaper Archives
Boston Constitutional Telegraph 10/02/1799 – 05/22/1802 276 Newspaper Archives
Boston Continental Journal, and Weekly Advertiser 05/30/1776 – 06/21/1787 566 Newspaper Archives
Boston Courier 07/01/1795 – 12/30/1795 53 Newspaper Archives
Boston Courier de Boston 04/23/1789 – 10/15/1789 26 Newspaper Archives
Boston Daily Advertiser 06/05/1809 – 07/31/1809 46 Newspaper Archives
Boston Daily Atlas 11/08/1832 – 04/11/1857 5207 Newspaper Archives
Boston Democrat 01/04/1804 – 06/02/1809 563 Newspaper Archives
Boston Emancipator and Republican 02/17/1842 – 12/26/1850 459 Newspaper Archives
Boston Evening Post and General Advertiser 10/17/1778 – 02/26/1780 69 Newspaper Archives
Boston Exchange Advertiser 12/30/1784 – 12/21/1786 93 Newspaper Archives
Boston Expostulator 08/07/1839 – 10/31/1839 9 Newspaper Archives
Boston Federal Gazette 01/01/1798 – 03/26/1798 61 Newspaper Archives
Boston Federal Orrery 10/20/1794 – 10/31/1796 213 Newspaper Archives
Boston Financial Record 02/14/1874 – 10/30/1874 34 Newspaper Archives
Boston Flag of Our Union 03/28/1846 – 12/28/1867 750 Newspaper Archives
Boston Franklin Monitor 01/02/1819 – 06/03/1820 61 Newspaper Archives
Boston Fredonian 02/20/1810 – 05/15/1810 13 Newspaper Archives
Boston Free-Soiler 10/16/1850 – 10/26/1850 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Gazetteer 04/02/1803 – 12/31/1803 79 Newspaper Archives
Boston Goward’s Real Estate Register 03/25/1854 – 06/18/1864 245 Newspaper Archives
Boston Harrison Democrat 07/04/1840 – 10/27/1840 9 Newspaper Archives
Boston Herald of Freedom 09/15/1788 – 07/19/1791 296 Newspaper Archives
Boston Idiot, or, Invisible Rambler 12/20/1817 – 01/02/1819 53 Newspaper Archives
Boston Independent Advertiser 01/04/1748 – 09/25/1749 87 Newspaper Archives
Boston Independent Chronicle 09/19/1776 – 05/29/1817 2952 Newspaper Archives
Boston Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot 06/04/1817 – 12/31/1825 896 Newspaper Archives
Boston Independent Ledger 06/15/1778 – 10/16/1786 435 Newspaper Archives
Boston Jackson Republican 08/09/1828 – 12/31/1828 42 Newspaper Archives
Boston Kaleidoscope 12/05/1818 – 11/13/1819 43 Newspaper Archives
Boston Ladies’ Port Folio 01/01/1820 – 07/08/1820 26 Newspaper Archives
Boston Liberator 09/18/1897 – 04/16/1898 12 Newspaper Archives
Boston Liberator 01/01/1831 – 12/29/1865 1828 Newspaper Archives
Boston Liberty Bugle 09/21/1848 – 09/21/1848 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Marine Telegraphic Shipping List 03/01/1826 – 08/26/1826 49 Newspaper Archives
Boston Masonic Mirror and Mechanic’s Intelligencer 01/22/1825 – 04/15/1826 22 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Centinel 03/24/1784 – 06/12/1790 653 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Gazette 11/28/1785 – 11/11/1788 271 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Journal 09/02/1826 – 12/18/1828 109 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Mercury 01/01/1793 – 03/08/1803 1086 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Spy 07/17/1770 – 04/06/1775 280 Newspaper Archives
Boston Massachusetts Whig 09/07/1843 – 11/07/1844 17 Newspaper Archives
Boston Nettle 09/05/1838 – 10/23/1844 35 Newspaper Archives
Boston New Crisis 07/12/1848 – 11/03/1848 5 Newspaper Archives
Boston New England Artisan, and Farmer’s, Mechanic’s and Laboring-man’s Repository 10/25/1832 – 08/30/1834 61 Newspaper Archives
Boston New England Democrat 01/04/1844 – 02/20/1845 46 Newspaper Archives
Boston New England Postal Record 12/05/1868 – 07/01/1872 134 Newspaper Archives
Boston New-England Chronicle 04/25/1776 – 09/12/1776 21 Newspaper Archives
Boston New-England Courant 08/07/1721 – 06/25/1726 245 Newspaper Archives
Boston New-England Galaxy 10/10/1817 – 12/29/1820 168 Newspaper Archives
Boston New-England Palladium 03/11/1803 – 12/29/1820 1856 Newspaper Archives
Boston New-England Weekly Journal 03/20/1727 – 10/13/1741 760 Newspaper Archives
Boston Our Country 01/10/1852 – 05/22/1852 7 Newspaper Archives
Boston Pilot 09/25/1812 – 01/15/1813 33 Newspaper Archives
Boston Polar-Star 10/06/1796 – 02/02/1797 102 Newspaper Archives
Boston Publick Occurrences 09/25/1690 – 09/25/1690 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Reformer and Campaign Times 08/03/1872 – 10/31/1872 3 Newspaper Archives
Boston Repertory 01/25/1804 – 12/30/1820 2265 Newspaper Archives
Boston Repertory 01/02/1821 – 07/29/1826 418 Newspaper Archives
Boston Republican Gazetteer 05/26/1802 – 03/30/1803 89 Newspaper Archives
Boston Right Way 11/18/1865 – 03/02/1867 67 Newspaper Archives
Boston Russell’s Gazette 06/07/1798 – 10/06/1800 244 Newspaper Archives
Boston Satirist 01/16/1812 – 05/09/1812 13 Newspaper Archives
Boston Saturday Evening Gazette 09/20/1856 – 12/30/1865 277 Newspaper Archives
Boston Saturday Morning Transcript 11/19/1831 – 12/28/1839 184 Newspaper Archives
Boston Saturday Reporter 09/15/1860 – 09/15/1860 1 Newspaper Archives
Boston Scourge 08/10/1811 – 12/28/1811 16 Newspaper Archives
Boston Snow’s Pathfinder Railway Guide 05/30/1863 – 11/01/1873 44 Newspaper Archives
Boston Thorn 09/04/1838 – 08/28/1844 22 Newspaper Archives
Boston Times 12/12/1807 – 10/15/1808 45 Newspaper Archives
Boston Times, or, the Evening Entertainer 07/28/1794 – 11/08/1794 15 Newspaper Archives
Boston Tract Journal 06/01/1859 – 06/01/1865 36 Newspaper Archives
Boston True Democrat 10/18/1845 – 10/25/1845 2 Newspaper Archives
Boston Trumpet and Universalist Magazine 07/05/1828 – 04/30/1864 1836 Newspaper Archives
Boston Union Jack! Or, Sailor’s Log Book 07/10/1847 – 03/10/1849 48 Newspaper Archives
Boston Universalist Magazine 07/03/1819 – 01/12/1828 112 Newspaper Archives

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