Michigan Archives: 148 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

On 26 January 1837 Michigan was admitted into the Union as the 26th state, doubling the nation’s original total of 13. Located in the Great Lakes region, Michigan (including the Upper Peninsula) is America’s largest state east of the Mississippi River, and the 9th most populous state in the U.S.

photo of Upper Falls, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan
Photo: Upper Falls, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan. Credit: Attila Nagy; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your family roots in Michigan, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MI newspaper archives: 148 titles to help you search your family history in “The Wolverine State,” providing news coverage, family stories and vital statistics from 1837 to Today. There are currently more than 31 million newspaper articles and records in our online Michigan archives!

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

Search Michigan Newspaper Archives (1837 – 1995)

Search Michigan Recent Obituaries (1995 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Michigan newspapers in the 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 MI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range*Collection
AdrianDaily Telegram1/3/1893 – 12/28/1922Newspaper Archives
AdrianTri=weekly Telegram9/25/1900 – 1/1/1903Newspaper Archives
AdrianDaily Telegram12/9/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News1/2/1909 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Times9/1/1903 – 5/2/1908Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborMichigan Argus10/17/1879 – 12/27/1907Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Argus11/16/1898 – 6/24/1907Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News-Argus6/25/1907 – 5/2/1908Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborTrue Democrat12/19/1845 – 3/8/1849Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News4/3/2003 – 7/23/2009Recent Obituaries
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News: Web Edition Articles7/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bad AxeHuron Daily Tribune12/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BaldwinLake County Star1/1/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay CityBay City Times1/2/1889 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
Bay CityBay City Times1/1/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay CityBay City Times, The: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Big RapidsPioneer4/2/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BronsonBronson Journal3/3/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CaroTuscola County Advertiser9/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CassopolisCassopolis Vigilant7/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlevoixCharlevoix Courier1/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CheboyganCheboygan Daily Tribune10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColdwaterColdwater Daily Reporter11/9/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DearbornArab American News10/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitPlaindealer9/20/1889 – 5/19/1893Newspaper Archives
DetroitWeekly Detroit Free Press1/2/1886 – 6/4/1887Newspaper Archives
DetroitHerold1/6/1911 – 12/29/1911Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroiter Abend-Post8/18/1929 – 8/18/1929Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Independent1/13/1923 – 1/13/1923Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Informer1/13/1900 – 1/13/1900Newspaper Archives
DetroitSouth End, The: Wayne State University5/5/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitMichigan Chronicle8/2/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitAssociated Newspapers of Michigan7/20/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitMetro Times8/4/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit News1/1/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit News, The: Web Edition Articles10/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdwardsburgEdwardsburg Argus7/20/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FentonTri-County Times3/23/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant RidgeWoodward Talk5/19/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal1/3/1898 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
FlintFlint Journal4/3/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintClio Messenger4/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlushing Observer10/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintSwartz Creek News4/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintGrand Blanc News6/12/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintBurton News8/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal, The: Web Edition Articles10/15/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintDavison Flagstaff6/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Township News3/21/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFenton Press7/24/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FrankfortBenzie County Record Patriot6/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FraserFraser-Clinton Township Chronicle2/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GaylordGaylord Herald Times1/1/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GladwinRecord & Clarion10/6/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press1/11/1893 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Herald1/1/1898 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsAfro-American Gazette1/1/1991 – 8/7/1995Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press7/25/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsCadence Advance10/10/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grosse PointeGrosse Pointe Times1/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartOceana’s Herald-Journal9/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HastingsMaple Valley News7/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HastingsSun & News7/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HastingsHastings Banner7/7/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HastingsLakewood News7/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsdaleHillsdale Daily News5/25/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HollandHolland Sentinel7/25/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HollandmyZeeland11/3/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HomerHomer Index5/2/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HudsonvilleGrand Valley Advance11/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IoniaSentinel-Standard12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot3/27/1865 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Citizen8/15/1849 – 10/16/1903Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot1/1/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JenisonOn-the-Town12/1/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JonesvilleJonesville Independent4/8/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette1/23/1837 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Evening Telegraph11/2/1900 – 11/2/1900Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette1/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooHometown Gazette3/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette: Web Edition Articles10/19/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooWestern Herald9/14/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentwoodSoutheast Advance9/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LansingLansing City Pulse3/3/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LansingNew Citizens Press7/9/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LowellLowell Ledger7/6/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LudingtonLudington Daily News2/5/1998 – 9/27/2013Recent Obituaries
MacombMacomb Township Chronicle3/24/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison-Park News3/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ManisteeManistee News Advocate3/1/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarletteMarlette Leader3/2/2005 – 6/5/2013Recent Obituaries
MidlandMidland Daily News6/20/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeMonroe Evening News10/31/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mount PleasantMorning Sun7/1/2007 – 4/23/2012Recent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle1/30/1869 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle1/3/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle, The: Web Edition Articles10/17/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New BuffaloHarbor Country News4/8/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NilesNiles Daily Star7/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OntonagonLake Superior Miner10/6/1855 – 9/10/1870Newspaper Archives
OwossoArgus-Press2/9/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PetoskeyPetoskey News-Review4/16/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PontiacOakland Press8/8/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortagePortage Gazette2/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Reed CityPioneer – Osceola Edition6/6/2007 – 3/28/2012Recent Obituaries
Reed CityHerald Review4/4/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RochesterRochester Post6/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RockfordNortheast Advance10/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Royal OakRoyal Oak Review10/8/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News5/2/1881 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw News: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News11/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sault Ste. MarieEvening News1/26/1901 – 2/2/1924Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie News1/7/1888 – 12/29/1900Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Democrat5/12/1887 – 12/29/1887Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieEvening News10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Shelby, UticaShelby-Utica News2/17/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthfieldSouthfield Sun8/4/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthfieldDetroit Jewish News2/23/2006 – 3/12/2009Recent Obituaries
Sparta, Kent CityNorthwest Advance8/18/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. Clair ShoresSt. Clair Shores Sentinel1/23/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesNorthern Islander12/12/1850 – 6/19/1856Newspaper Archives
St. JamesDaily Northern Islander5/5/1856 – 6/20/1856Newspaper Archives
St. JosephHerald-Palladium4/1/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide Countymlive.com: Blogs8/5/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sterling HeightsSterling Heights Sentry2/5/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SturgisSturgis Journal10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TemperanceBedford Now8/3/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Traverse CityTraverse City Record-Eagle10/4/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Traverse CityGrand Traverse Herald2/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TroyTroy Times6/4/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VassarVassar Pioneer Times3/9/2005 – 3/16/2011Recent Obituaries
VicksburgCommercial-Express1/22/2011 – 10/29/2011Recent Obituaries
WarrenWarren Weekly5/15/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenMount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal3/2/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenRoseville-Eastpointe Eastsider9/4/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenFarmington Press6/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenC&G Newspapers Web Exclusive Articles1/13/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenAdvertiser Times8/4/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenBirmingham-Bloomfield Eagle2/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaylandPenasee Globe12/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West BloomfieldWest Bloomfield Beacon2/22/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WhitehallWhite Lake Beacon4/18/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WyomingSouthwest Advance12/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YpsilantiYpsilanti Commercial3/11/1864 – 8/25/1898Newspaper Archives
YpsilantiEastern Echo: Eastern Michigan University11/7/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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