Michigan Archives: 159 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Michigan became the nation’s 26th state when it joined the Union on 26 January 1837. Known as the “Great Lakes State” because of its unique position of being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan is the 11th largest state in the country and the 10th most populous.

Photo: Michigan state capitol, Lansing, Michigan
Photo: Michigan state capitol, Lansing, Michigan. Credit: Criticalthinker; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Michigan, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MI newspaper archives: 159 titles to help you search your family history in the “Wolverine State,” providing coverage from 1817 to Today. There are more than 32 million articles and records in our online Michigan newspaper archives!

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

Search Michigan Newspaper Archives (1817 – 1995)

Search Michigan Recent Obituaries (1995 – Current)

Illustration: Michigan state flag
Illustration: Michigan state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Michigan 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 MI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
AdrianDaily Telegram01/03/1893 – 12/28/1922Newspaper Archives
AdrianDaily Telegram12/09/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AdrianTri=weekly Telegram09/25/1900 – 01/01/1903Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News04/03/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News: Web Edition Articles07/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Argus11/16/1898 – 06/24/1907Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Times09/01/1903 – 05/02/1908Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News01/02/1909 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News Argus06/25/1907 – 05/02/1908Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborMichigan Argus10/17/1879 – 12/27/1907Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborTrue Democrat12/19/1845 – 03/08/1849Newspaper Archives
Bad AxeHuron Daily Tribune12/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BaldwinLake County Star01/01/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay CityBay City Times01/01/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay CityBay City Times, The: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay CityBay City Times01/02/1889 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
Big RapidsPioneer04/02/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BronsonBronson Journal03/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CaroTuscola County Advertiser09/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CassopolisCassopolis Vigilant07/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlevoixCharlevoix Courier01/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CheboyganCheboygan Daily Tribune10/30/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClareClare County Review09/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColdwaterColdwater Daily Reporter11/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColdwaterColdwater Sentinel04/16/1841 – 05/26/1854Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Sentinel04/20/1866 – 11/11/1870Newspaper Archives
DearbornArab American News10/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitAssociated Newspapers of Michigan07/20/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit Independent01/13/1923 – 01/13/1923Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Informer01/13/1900 – 01/13/1900Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroiter Abend-Post08/18/1929 – 08/18/1929Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit News01/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit News, The: Web Edition Articles10/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitHerold01/06/1911 – 12/29/1911Newspaper Archives
DetroitPlaindealer09/20/1889 – 05/19/1893Newspaper Archives
DetroitMetro Times08/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitMichigan Chronicle08/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitWeekly Detroit Free Press01/02/1886 – 06/04/1887Newspaper Archives
DetroitSouth End, The: Wayne State University05/05/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit Gazette07/25/1817 – 04/22/1830Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Herald09/13/1826 – 04/30/1829Newspaper Archives
DowagiacDowagiac Daily News07/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdwardsburgEdwardsburg Argus07/20/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FentonTri-County Times03/23/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant RidgeWoodward Talk05/19/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintBurton News08/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintClio Messenger04/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintDavison Flagstaff06/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal01/03/1898 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
FlintFenton Press07/24/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal04/03/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal, The: Web Edition Articles10/15/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Township News03/21/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlushing Observer10/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintGrand Blanc News06/12/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintSwartz Creek News04/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FrankfortBenzie County Record Patriot06/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FraserFraser-Clinton Township Chronicle02/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GaylordGaylord Herald Times01/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GladwinRecord & Clarion10/06/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand HavenGrand Haven Tribune01/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsAfro-American Gazette01/01/1991 – 08/07/1995Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsCadence Advance10/10/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Herald01/01/1898 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press01/11/1893 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press07/25/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grosse PointeGrosse Pointe Times01/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartOceana’s Herald-Journal01/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HastingsHastings Banner07/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsdaleHillsdale Daily News05/25/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HollandHolland Sentinel07/25/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HollandmyZeeland11/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HomerHomer Index05/02/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HudsonvilleGrand Valley Advance11/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IoniaSentinel-Standard12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen08/15/1849 – 10/16/1903Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot03/27/1865 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot01/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JenisonOn-the-Town12/01/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JonesvilleJonesville Independent04/08/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Evening Telegraph11/02/1900 – 11/02/1900Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette03/26/1872 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette01/23/1837 – 12/31/1897Newspaper Archives
KalamazooHometown Gazette03/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette01/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette: Web Edition Articles10/19/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooWestern Herald09/14/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentwoodSoutheast Advance09/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake OdessaLakewood News07/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LansingLansing City Pulse03/03/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LansingNew Citizens Press07/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LowellLowell Ledger07/06/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LudingtonLudington Daily News02/05/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MacombMacomb Township Chronicle03/24/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison-Park News03/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ManisteeManistee News Advocate03/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarionMarion Press03/19/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarletteMarlette Leader03/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Middleville, CaledoniaSun & News07/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MidlandMidland Daily News06/20/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeMonroe News10/31/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mount PleasantMorning Sun07/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle07/03/1879 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle01/03/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle, The: Web Edition Articles10/17/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle01/30/1869 – 05/04/1905Newspaper Archives
New BuffaloHarbor Country News04/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NilesNiles Daily Star07/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OntonagonLake Superior Miner10/06/1855 – 09/10/1870Newspaper Archives
OwossoArgus-Press02/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PetoskeyPetoskey News-Review04/16/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PontiacOakland Press08/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortagePortage Gazette02/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Reed CityHerald Review04/04/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Reed CityPioneer – Osceola Edition06/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RochesterRochester Post06/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RockfordNortheast Advance10/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Royal OakRoyal Oak Review10/08/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News05/02/1881 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw News11/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sault Ste. MarieEvening News01/26/1901 – 02/02/1924Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieEvening News10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sault Ste. MarieLake Superior News and Mining Journal06/12/1847 – 11/11/1848Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault St. Marie News01/07/1888 – 12/29/1900Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Democrat05/12/1887 – 12/29/1887Newspaper Archives
Shelby, UticaShelby-Utica News02/17/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthfieldDetroit Jewish News02/23/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthfieldSouthfield Sun08/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sparta, Kent CityNorthwest Advance08/18/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. Clair ShoresSt. Clair Shores Sentinel01/23/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesDaily Northern Islander05/01/1856 – 06/20/1856Newspaper Archives
St. JamesNorthern Islander12/12/1850 – 06/19/1856Newspaper Archives
St. JosephHerald-Palladium04/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide Countymlive.com: Blogs08/05/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sterling HeightsSterling Heights Sentry02/05/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SturgisSturgis Journal10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TemperanceBedford Now08/03/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Traverse CityGrand Traverse Herald02/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Traverse CityTraverse City Record-Eagle10/18/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TroyTroy Times06/04/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VassarVassar Pioneer Times03/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Vermontville, NashvilleMaple Valley News07/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgCommercial-Express01/22/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenAdvertiser Times08/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenBirmingham-Bloomfield Eagle02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenC&G Newspapers Web Exclusive Articles01/13/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenFarmington Press06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenMount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal03/02/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenRoseville-Eastpointe Eastsider09/04/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenWarren Weekly05/15/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaylandPenasee Globe12/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West BloomfieldWest Bloomfield Beacon02/22/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WhitehallWhite Lake Beacon02/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WyomingSouthwest Advance12/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YpsilantiEastern Echo: Eastern Michigan University11/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YpsilantiYpsilanti Commerical03/11/1864 – 08/25/1898Newspaper Archives

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