Massachusetts Archives: 631 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Massachusetts, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MA newspaper archives: 631 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
Photo: the Connecticut River and Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, looking south from Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerfield, toward the towns of Sunderland, Amherst and Whately. The buildings of the University of Massachusetts Amherst can be seen in the distance to the left, and farther off, 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; to see the full list, click here. 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
ActonBeacon10/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AmesburyAmesbury News11/11/2005 – 04/11/2013Recent Obituaries
AmesburyLiberty’s Advocate10/07/1843 – 11/09/18432Newspaper Archives
AndoverAndover Townsman04/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArlingtonArlington Advocate08/25/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AshburnhamCommunity Journal05/11/2007 – 02/03/2012Recent Obituaries
AshlandAshland TAB12/17/2008 – 05/24/2013Recent Obituaries
AttleboroSun Chronicle11/14/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuburnAuburn Daily Voice04/28/2010 – 02/07/2013Recent Obituaries
AyerPublic Spirit09/18/2001 – 09/18/2015Recent Obituaries
BarnstableBarnstable Patriot10/07/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BarreWestern Massachusetts Farmer09/28/1876 – 09/28/18761Newspaper Archives
BarreBarre Gazette06/05/1835 – 08/29/1862939Newspaper Archives
BarreBarre Patriot07/26/1844 – 11/30/1855558Newspaper Archives
BarreFarmer’s Gazette06/13/1834 – 05/15/183548Newspaper Archives
BarreWachusett Star11/23/1847 – 06/20/184831Newspaper Archives
BedfordBedford Minuteman09/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BelchertownHampshire Sentinel and Farmers and Manufacturers Journal11/29/1826 – 05/04/1831129Newspaper Archives
BellinghamCountry Gazette09/22/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Bulletin01/28/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BelmontBelmont Citizen-Herald08/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeverlyBeverly Citizen04/13/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeverlySalem News05/31/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeverlyBeverly Citizen10/13/1858 – 02/24/1893407Newspaper Archives
BillericaBillerica Minuteman09/22/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoltonBolton Common12/23/2005 – 04/11/2013Recent Obituaries
BostonAdvent Herald and Signs of the Times Reporter02/14/1844 – 02/04/184665Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Traveller03/16/1844 – 08/19/1876803Newspaper Archives
BostonAnti-Universalist08/05/1826 – 04/28/183076Newspaper Archives
BostonBay Windows12/10/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BostonBoston Herald01/01/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BostonBoston Herald: Blogs10/28/2006 – 12/02/2018Recent Obituaries
BostonBoston Phoenix08/09/2007 – 03/14/2013Recent Obituaries
BostonChristian Watchman05/29/1819 – 09/21/18762941Newspaper Archives
BostonCongregationalist05/24/1849 – 12/27/18761260Newspaper Archives
BostonConstitutional Union Campaign Document05/21/1860 – 10/26/186013Newspaper Archives
BostonFreedman’s Journal03/01/1865 – 03/01/18651Newspaper Archives
BostonHuntington News09/24/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BostonMetro – Boston12/07/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BostonNew England Puritan11/06/1840 – 05/10/1849384Newspaper Archives
BostonRough and Ready06/10/1848 – 08/05/18482Newspaper Archives
BostonSouth End News06/07/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BostonSpirit of ’7605/07/1859 – 12/15/18608Newspaper Archives
BostonUniversal Hub04/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BostonWhig Republican07/01/1840 – 07/01/18401Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Celt, and Adopted Citizen10/11/1851 – 01/17/18522Newspaper Archives
BostonBunker-Hill Aurora and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Journal07/12/1827 – 11/01/182831Newspaper Archives
BostonChurch and Republic01/27/1872 – 01/27/18721Newspaper Archives
BostonGospel Balance10/15/1828 – 11/19/18282Newspaper Archives
BostonGospel Sun01/08/1836 – 03/17/18372Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture01/15/1842 – 12/30/18761161Newspaper Archives
BostonNew England Farmer01/03/1852 – 12/30/18761016Newspaper Archives
BostonAgricultural Intelligencer, and Mechanic Register01/14/1820 – 07/07/182025Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Apollo10/05/1792 – 12/25/1794119Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Herald01/19/1784 – 06/30/1788249Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Herald and the Washington Gazette07/24/1790 – 12/13/179010Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Railway Times01/10/1850 – 07/02/1859112Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Recorder12/09/1785 – 05/25/1787110Newspaper Archives
BostonAmerican Republican03/20/1809 – 04/03/18092Newspaper Archives
BostonArgus07/22/1791 – 06/28/1793160Newspaper Archives
BostonBay State08/31/1839 – 10/24/18408Newspaper Archives
BostonBay State Democrat01/01/1840 – 11/12/1844714Newspaper Archives
BostonBay State Democrat08/24/1838 – 11/09/183812Newspaper Archives
BostonBay State, Extra10/13/1842 – 10/13/18421Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Advance02/17/1900 – 02/17/19001Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston American12/01/1951 – 10/01/19613476Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Christian Herald03/05/1829 – 12/26/1832112Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Chronicle10/22/1767 – 06/21/1770204Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Commercial Gazette10/09/1800 – 01/23/18403223Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Courant01/06/1900 – 01/06/19001Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Courier06/13/1805 – 05/04/1809198Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Courier01/04/1830 – 10/27/18641927Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Cultivator04/07/1866 – 12/02/18762Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Daily Advertiser03/03/1813 – 12/31/190018424Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Daily American Statesman09/05/1825 – 12/13/1827579Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Daily Bee01/02/1843 – 12/31/18572472Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Daily Record12/01/1951 – 09/30/19613042Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Evening Atlas05/21/1860 – 11/10/186012Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Evening Transcript01/01/1842 – 12/31/18667423Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Evening-Post08/18/1735 – 04/24/17752066Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Evening-Post and the General Advertiser10/20/1781 – 01/10/1784117Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Gazette12/21/1719 – 09/17/17983639Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Herald05/01/1848 – 04/30/199246607Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Intelligencer08/20/1814 – 12/27/1828745Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Journal01/01/1866 – 10/06/191716512Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Mirror10/22/1808 – 07/21/181092Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston News-Letter04/24/1704 – 02/29/17763495Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Patriot03/03/1809 – 05/31/1817860Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Patriot and Daily Chronicle06/02/1817 – 12/31/18313167Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Post01/10/1840 – 10/16/1876879Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Post-Boy04/21/1735 – 04/10/17751649Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Price-Current09/07/1795 – 05/31/1798196Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Record American02/01/1953 – 06/18/19723791Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Recorder01/03/1816 – 05/03/18722871Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Semi-weekly Atlas11/02/1844 – 03/14/1857675Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Shipping List09/02/1843 – 10/04/1876845Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Spectator01/01/1814 – 02/25/181561Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Statesman12/01/1827 – 12/15/1838265Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Telegraph01/01/1824 – 12/23/182452Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Traveler12/03/1850 – 07/08/196713399Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Traveler07/05/1825 – 01/15/18692014Newspaper Archives
BostonBoston Weekly Republican09/15/1848 – 11/10/18483Newspaper Archives
BostonBostonian and Mechanics Journal07/20/1822 – 06/28/182346Newspaper Archives
BostonBunker-Hill Sentinel06/24/1820 – 07/29/18203Newspaper Archives
BostonBurnett, Drake and Co.’s Bank Note Reporter and Counterfeit Detecter05/01/1863 – 01/01/186745Newspaper Archives
BostonCabinet Maker10/11/1860 – 10/11/18601Newspaper Archives
BostonCampaign Atlas and Bee06/23/1860 – 10/20/18606Newspaper Archives
BostonCampaign Courier09/28/1864 – 09/28/18641Newspaper Archives
BostonCampaign Post07/03/1852 – 11/06/185219Newspaper Archives
BostonCampaign Post09/13/1856 – 11/01/18565Newspaper Archives
BostonCampaign Republican10/29/1855 – 11/03/18553Newspaper Archives
BostonCampaign Times06/28/1856 – 07/12/18563Newspaper Archives
BostonCarbine09/09/1843 – 09/09/18431Newspaper Archives
BostonCensor11/23/1771 – 05/02/177224Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Citizen05/01/1840 – 05/01/18401Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Era07/03/1852 – 12/16/18751001Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Freeman and Family Visiter04/19/1839 – 04/16/1852371Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Reflector01/12/1842 – 05/11/1848317Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Register04/20/1821 – 12/28/18782471Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Soldier01/05/1831 – 11/09/183369Newspaper Archives
BostonChristian Witness and Church Advocate01/09/1835 – 12/07/18711044Newspaper Archives
BostonClark’s New-England Bank Note List, and Counterfeit Bill Detector03/01/1838 – 12/01/184535Newspaper Archives
BostonClay Banner09/04/1848 – 09/04/18481Newspaper Archives
BostonColumbian Centinel06/16/1790 – 04/25/18405103Newspaper Archives
BostonColumbian Detector11/07/1808 – 05/19/180943Newspaper Archives
BostonCompass06/06/1818 – 08/21/18195Newspaper Archives
BostonConstitutional Telegraph10/02/1799 – 05/22/1802276Newspaper Archives
BostonContinental Journal, and Weekly Advertiser05/30/1776 – 06/21/1787566Newspaper Archives
BostonCourier07/01/1795 – 12/30/179553Newspaper Archives
BostonCourier de Boston04/23/1789 – 10/15/178926Newspaper Archives
BostonDaily Advertiser06/05/1809 – 07/31/180946Newspaper Archives
BostonDaily Atlas11/08/1832 – 04/11/18575207Newspaper Archives
BostonDemocrat01/04/1804 – 06/02/1809563Newspaper Archives
BostonEmancipator and Republican02/17/1842 – 12/26/1850459Newspaper Archives
BostonEvening Post and General Advertiser10/17/1778 – 02/26/178069Newspaper Archives
BostonExchange Advertiser12/30/1784 – 12/21/178693Newspaper Archives
BostonExpostulator08/07/1839 – 10/31/18399Newspaper Archives
BostonFederal Gazette01/01/1798 – 03/26/179861Newspaper Archives
BostonFederal Orrery10/20/1794 – 10/31/1796213Newspaper Archives
BostonFinancial Record02/14/1874 – 10/30/187434Newspaper Archives
BostonFlag of Our Union03/28/1846 – 12/28/1867750Newspaper Archives
BostonFranklin Monitor01/02/1819 – 06/03/182061Newspaper Archives
BostonFredonian02/20/1810 – 05/15/181013Newspaper Archives
BostonFree-Soiler10/16/1850 – 10/26/18502Newspaper Archives
BostonGazetteer04/02/1803 – 12/31/180379Newspaper Archives
BostonGoward’s Real Estate Register03/25/1854 – 06/18/1864245Newspaper Archives
BostonHarrison Democrat07/04/1840 – 10/27/18409Newspaper Archives
BostonHerald of Freedom09/15/1788 – 07/19/1791296Newspaper Archives
BostonIdiot, or, Invisible Rambler12/20/1817 – 01/02/181953Newspaper Archives
BostonIndependent Advertiser01/04/1748 – 09/25/174987Newspaper Archives
BostonIndependent Chronicle09/19/1776 – 05/29/18172952Newspaper Archives
BostonIndependent Chronicle and Boston Patriot06/04/1817 – 12/31/1825896Newspaper Archives
BostonIndependent Ledger06/15/1778 – 10/16/1786435Newspaper Archives
BostonJackson Republican08/09/1828 – 12/31/182842Newspaper Archives
BostonKaleidoscope12/05/1818 – 11/13/181943Newspaper Archives
BostonLadies’ Port Folio01/01/1820 – 07/08/182026Newspaper Archives
BostonLiberator09/18/1897 – 04/16/189812Newspaper Archives
BostonLiberator01/01/1831 – 12/29/18651828Newspaper Archives
BostonLiberty Bugle09/21/1848 – 09/21/18481Newspaper Archives
BostonMarine Telegraphic Shipping List03/01/1826 – 08/26/182649Newspaper Archives
BostonMasonic Mirror and Mechanic’s Intelligencer01/22/1825 – 04/15/182622Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Centinel03/24/1784 – 06/12/1790653Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Gazette11/28/1785 – 11/11/1788271Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Journal09/02/1826 – 12/18/1828109Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Mercury01/01/1793 – 03/08/18031086Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Spy07/17/1770 – 04/06/1775280Newspaper Archives
BostonMassachusetts Whig09/07/1843 – 11/07/184417Newspaper Archives
BostonNettle09/05/1838 – 10/23/184435Newspaper Archives
BostonNew Crisis07/12/1848 – 11/03/18485Newspaper Archives
BostonNew England Artisan, and Farmer’s, Mechanic’s and Laboring-man’s Repository10/25/1832 – 08/30/183461Newspaper Archives
BostonNew England Democrat01/04/1844 – 02/20/184546Newspaper Archives
BostonNew England Postal Record12/05/1868 – 07/01/1872134Newspaper Archives
BostonNew-England Chronicle04/25/1776 – 09/12/177621Newspaper Archives
BostonNew-England Courant08/07/1721 – 06/25/1726245Newspaper Archives
BostonNew-England Galaxy10/10/1817 – 12/29/1820168Newspaper Archives
BostonNew-England Palladium03/11/1803 – 12/29/18201856Newspaper Archives
BostonNew-England Weekly Journal03/20/1727 – 10/13/1741760Newspaper Archives
BostonOur Country01/10/1852 – 05/22/18527Newspaper Archives
BostonPilot09/25/1812 – 01/15/181333Newspaper Archives
BostonPolar-Star10/06/1796 – 02/02/1797102Newspaper Archives
BostonPublick Occurrences09/25/1690 – 09/25/16901Newspaper Archives
BostonReformer and Campaign Times08/03/1872 – 10/31/18723Newspaper Archives
BostonRepertory01/25/1804 – 12/30/18202265Newspaper Archives
BostonRepertory01/02/1821 – 07/29/1826418Newspaper Archives
BostonRepublican Gazetteer05/26/1802 – 03/30/180389Newspaper Archives
BostonRight Way11/18/1865 – 03/02/186767Newspaper Archives
BostonRussell’s Gazette06/07/1798 – 10/06/1800244Newspaper Archives
BostonSatirist01/16/1812 – 05/09/181213Newspaper Archives
BostonSaturday Evening Gazette09/20/1856 – 12/30/1865277Newspaper Archives
BostonSaturday Morning Transcript11/19/1831 – 12/28/1839184Newspaper Archives
BostonSaturday Reporter09/15/1860 – 09/15/18601Newspaper Archives
BostonScourge08/10/1811 – 12/28/181116Newspaper Archives
BostonSnow’s Pathfinder Railway Guide05/30/1863 – 11/01/187344Newspaper Archives
BostonThorn09/04/1838 – 08/28/184422Newspaper Archives
BostonTimes12/12/1807 – 10/15/180845Newspaper Archives
BostonTimes, or, the Evening Entertainer07/28/1794 – 11/08/179415Newspaper Archives
BostonTract Journal06/01/1859 – 06/01/186536Newspaper Archives
BostonTrue Democrat10/18/1845 – 10/25/18452Newspaper Archives
BostonTrumpet and Universalist Magazine07/05/1828 – 04/30/18641836Newspaper Archives
BostonUnion Jack! Or, Sailor’s Log Book07/10/1847 – 03/10/184948Newspaper Archives

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