Michigan Archives: 215 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Michigan, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MI newspaper archives: 215 titles to help you search your family history in the “Wolverine State,” providing coverage from 1817 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Michigan newspaper archives!

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

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Michigan in these newspapers. Our MI 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 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of Michigan newspapers in the online 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 Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Adrian Daily Telegram 12/09/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Adrian Daily Telegram 01/03/1893 – 12/28/1922 9194 Newspaper Archives
Adrian Tri=weekly Telegram 09/25/1900 – 01/01/1903 2 Newspaper Archives
Alma Alma record 06/05/1885 – 12/28/1922 1764 Newspaper Archives
Alpena Alpena Weekly Argus 06/29/1871 – 12/26/1894 1212 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News 04/03/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News: Web Edition Articles 07/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Argus 11/16/1898 – 06/24/1907 746 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Times 09/01/1903 – 05/02/1908 1427 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News 01/02/1909 – 12/30/1922 4289 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News Argus 06/25/1907 – 05/02/1908 263 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Michigan Argus 02/12/1835 – 12/27/1907 3138 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor True Democrat 12/19/1845 – 03/08/1849 63 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Democrat 09/12/1878 – 10/07/1898 1017 Newspaper Archives
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Local News 07/21/1857 – 08/21/1860 152 Newspaper Archives
Bad Axe Huron Daily Tribune 12/17/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baldwin Lake County Star 01/01/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baldwin Lake County star 05/01/1873 – 09/05/1889 685 Newspaper Archives
Bay City Bay City Times 01/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay City Bay City Times, The: Web Edition Articles 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay City Bay City Times 01/02/1889 – 12/30/1922 9480 Newspaper Archives
Bay City Evening Press 03/22/1880 – 05/15/1891 3241 Newspaper Archives
Bay City Bay City Daily Tribune 08/17/1890 – 12/31/1946 5767 Newspaper Archives
Bay City Bay City Tribune 01/02/1896 – 12/31/1912 1185 Newspaper Archives
Belding Belding banner 05/02/1895 – 05/15/1918 1002 Newspaper Archives
Belding Belding banner-news 05/22/1918 – 04/05/1922 190 Newspaper Archives
Big Rapids Pioneer 04/02/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bronson Bronson Journal 03/03/2011 – 02/02/2017 Recent Obituaries
Calumet Calumet News 01/06/1896 – 10/05/1914 2272 Newspaper Archives
Caro Tuscola County Advertiser 09/26/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cassopolis Cassopolis Vigilant 07/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charlevoix Charlevoix Courier 01/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cheboygan Cheboygan Daily Tribune 10/30/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cheboygan Northern tribune 07/17/1875 – 07/02/1885 480 Newspaper Archives
Clare Clare County Review 09/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clio Clio messenger 02/21/1907 – 06/29/1922 521 Newspaper Archives
Coldwater Coldwater Daily Reporter 11/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coldwater Coldwater Sentinel 04/16/1841 – 05/26/1854 567 Newspaper Archives
Coldwater Coldwater Sentinel 04/20/1866 – 11/11/1870 239 Newspaper Archives
Coldwater Coldwater Daily Reporter 12/16/1899 – 12/31/1963 616 Newspaper Archives
Constantine Constantine republican 07/13/1836 – 08/01/1838 105 Newspaper Archives
Copper Harbor Lake Superior News and Miners’ Journal 07/11/1846 – 10/24/1846 11 Newspaper Archives
Crystal Falls Diamond drill 01/22/1887 – 03/10/1922 1584 Newspaper Archives
Dearborn Arab American News 10/27/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dearborn Dearborn independent 11/01/1919 – 10/22/1921 103 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Associated Newspapers of Michigan 07/20/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Detroit News 01/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Detroit News, The: Web Edition Articles 10/28/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Metro Times 08/04/1999 – 03/03/2013 Recent Obituaries
Detroit Michigan Chronicle 08/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit South End, The: Wayne State University 05/05/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Detroit Detroit Advertiser and Tribune 01/10/1865 – 10/11/1877 628 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit Gazette 07/25/1817 – 04/22/1830 36 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit Independent 01/13/1923 – 01/13/1923 1 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit Informer 01/13/1900 – 01/13/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroiter Abend-Post 08/18/1929 – 08/18/1929 1 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Herold 01/06/1911 – 12/29/1911 52 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Michigan Herald 09/13/1826 – 04/30/1829 60 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Plaindealer 09/20/1889 – 05/19/1893 193 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Weekly Detroit Free Press 01/02/1886 – 06/04/1887 67 Newspaper Archives
Detroit American Bank Circular and Investors’ Guide 08/01/1871 – 12/01/1871 5 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Western Home Journal 04/29/1876 – 09/09/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit Weekly Price Current 04/20/1876 – 08/24/1876 3 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Herald and Torch Light 04/13/1876 – 08/03/1876 3 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Michigan Farmer and State Journal of Agriculture 07/08/1871 – 09/26/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Michigan Christian Herald 01/13/1853 – 01/13/1853 1 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroit News 01/01/1945 – 12/31/1946 730 Newspaper Archives
Detroit Detroiter Abend-Post 07/27/1914 – 12/31/1918 1556 Newspaper Archives
Dowagiac Dowagiac Daily News 07/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dowagiac Cass County Republican 05/06/1858 – 08/18/1880 312 Newspaper Archives
East Jordan Charlevoix county herald 02/13/1904 – 09/16/1921 870 Newspaper Archives
East Saginaw East Saginaw courier 06/16/1859 – 12/06/1866 357 Newspaper Archives
Eastmanville Grand River times 07/02/1851 – 10/28/1857 311 Newspaper Archives
Edwardsburg Edwardsburg Argus 07/20/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Farmington Farmington Press 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fenton Tri-County Times 03/23/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge Woodward Talk 05/19/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Burton News 08/14/2005 – 08/21/2011 Recent Obituaries
Flint Clio Messenger 04/20/2003 – 02/21/2010 Recent Obituaries
Flint Davison Flagstaff 06/13/2004 – 01/22/2012 Recent Obituaries
Flint Fenton Press 07/24/2005 – 01/08/2012 Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Journal 04/03/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Journal, The: Web Edition Articles 10/15/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Township News 03/21/2004 – 05/03/2009 Recent Obituaries
Flint Flushing Observer 10/12/2003 – 01/08/2012 Recent Obituaries
Flint Grand Blanc News 06/12/2005 – 06/19/2011 Recent Obituaries
Flint Swartz Creek News 04/20/2003 – 08/14/2011 Recent Obituaries
Flint Flint Journal 01/03/1898 – 12/31/1922 7152 Newspaper Archives
Frankfort Benzie County Record Patriot 06/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fraser Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle 02/23/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gaylord Gaylord Herald Times 01/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gladwin Record & Clarion 10/06/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Haven Grand Haven Tribune 01/02/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Haven Grand Haven news 12/22/1858 – 01/24/1866 318 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Cadence Advance 10/10/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Press 07/25/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Press, The: Web Edition Articles 10/18/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Afro-American Gazette 01/01/1991 – 08/07/1995 117 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Herald 11/21/1884 – 12/31/1900 3999 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Press 01/11/1893 – 12/30/1922 9354 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Evening Leader 02/15/1879 – 12/31/1892 3893 Newspaper Archives
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Weekly Leader 02/20/1879 – 02/05/1890 455 Newspaper Archives
Grayling Crawford avalanche 05/14/1879 – 05/03/1900 914 Newspaper Archives
Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Times 01/30/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hancock Northwestern Mining Journal 08/30/1876 – 08/30/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Hart Oceana’s Herald-Journal 01/14/2010 – 12/25/2014 Recent Obituaries
Hastings Hastings Banner 07/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hillsdale Hillsdale Daily News 05/25/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hillsdale Hillsdale Daily News 06/30/1846 – 03/28/1899 1218 Newspaper Archives
Holland Holland Sentinel 07/25/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Holland myZeeland 11/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Homer Homer Index 05/02/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houghton Portage Lake Mining Gazette 10/22/1859 – 01/03/1863 2 Newspaper Archives
Hudsonville Grand Valley Advance 11/19/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ionia Sentinel-Standard 12/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Jackson Citizen Patriot 01/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Jackson Citizen Patriot: Web Edition Articles 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Jackson Citizen 08/15/1849 – 10/16/1903 2835 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson Citizen Patriot 03/27/1865 – 12/31/1922 15458 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson News Expanded 08/11/1918 – 04/30/1925 2425 Newspaper Archives
Jenison On-the-Town 12/01/2009 – 05/12/2011 Recent Obituaries
Jonesville Jonesville Independent 04/08/2011 – 11/14/2014 Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Hometown Gazette 03/26/2011 – 07/16/2011 Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette 08/01/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette: Web Edition Articles 10/19/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Western Herald 09/14/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Evening Telegraph 11/02/1900 – 11/02/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette 03/26/1872 – 12/31/1922 14215 Newspaper Archives
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Gazette Expanded 01/23/1837 – 12/31/1897 2237 Newspaper Archives
Kalamazoo Michigan Christian Herald 02/07/1866 – 02/07/1866 1 Newspaper Archives
Kentwood Southeast Advance 09/30/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Odessa Lakewood News 07/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lansing Lansing City Pulse 03/03/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lansing New Citizens Press 07/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lansing Legislative Journal 01/19/1864 – 02/04/1864 15 Newspaper Archives
Lansing Michigan State Journal 04/08/1850 – 05/07/1857 4 Newspaper Archives
Lansing Lansing State Journal 01/04/1859 – 08/29/1866 392 Newspaper Archives
Lowell Lowell Ledger 07/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ludington Ludington Daily News 02/05/1998 – 09/27/2013 Recent Obituaries
Macomb Macomb Township Chronicle 03/24/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madison Madison-Park News 03/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Manistee Manistee News Advocate 03/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marion Marion Press 03/19/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marlette Marlette Leader 03/02/2005 – 06/05/2013 Recent Obituaries
Marquette Mining Journal 05/17/1856 – 08/26/1876 50 Newspaper Archives
Middleville, Caledonia Sun & News 07/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Midland Midland Daily News 06/20/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monroe Monroe News 10/31/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monroe Monroe Times 01/19/1837 – 10/04/1838 13 Newspaper Archives
Mount Pleasant Morning Sun 07/01/2007 – 04/23/2012 Recent Obituaries
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle 01/03/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle, The: Web Edition Articles 10/17/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle 01/30/1869 – 05/04/1905 1542 Newspaper Archives
Muskegon Muskegon Chronicle 10/11/1878 – 12/30/1922 13032 Newspaper Archives
New Buffalo Harbor Country News 04/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Niles Niles Daily Star 07/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ontonagon Lake Superior Miner 10/06/1855 – 09/10/1870 286 Newspaper Archives
Owosso Argus-Press 02/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Owosso Owosso Times 07/15/1881 – 09/22/1922 1968 Newspaper Archives
Paw Paw True northerner 01/14/1858 – 12/12/1919 2270 Newspaper Archives
Petoskey Petoskey News-Review 04/16/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pontiac Campaign Jacksonian 10/16/1852 – 10/16/1852 1 Newspaper Archives
Pontiac Oakland Press 08/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Portage Portage Gazette 02/12/2011 – 10/22/2011 Recent Obituaries
Reed City Herald Review 04/04/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Reed City Pioneer – Osceola Edition 06/06/2007 – 03/28/2012 Recent Obituaries
Rochester Rochester Post 06/21/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rochester Hills Oakland Post, The: Oakland University 01/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rockford Northeast Advance 10/15/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Royal Oak Royal Oak Review 10/08/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saginaw Saginaw News 11/16/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saginaw Saginaw News: Web Edition Articles 10/22/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saginaw Saginaw News 05/02/1881 – 12/31/1922 13017 Newspaper Archives
Saginaw Saginaw Daily Enterprise 01/04/1869 – 12/31/1869 288 Newspaper Archives
Saginaw Saginaw Herald 01/04/1876 – 06/19/1913 1686 Newspaper Archives
Saginaw Saginaw Republican 01/16/1879 – 05/01/1879 15 Newspaper Archives
Saginaw Saginaw Courier-Herald 01/05/1881 – 12/28/1899 1872 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Sault News 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News 01/26/1901 – 02/02/1924 6306 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Lake Superior News and Mining Journal 06/12/1847 – 10/27/1855 125 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Sault St. Marie News 01/07/1888 – 12/29/1900 678 Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie Democrat 05/12/1887 – 12/29/1887 34 Newspaper Archives
Shelby, Utica Shelby-Utica News 02/17/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southfield Detroit Jewish News 02/23/2006 – 03/12/2009 Recent Obituaries
Southfield Southfield Sun 08/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sparta, Kent City Northwest Advance 08/18/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Clair Shores St. Clair Shores Sentinel 01/23/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. James Daily Northern Islander 05/01/1856 – 06/20/1856 4 Newspaper Archives
St. James Northern Islander 12/12/1850 – 06/19/1856 74 Newspaper Archives
St. Joseph Herald-Palladium 04/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
State-Wide County mlive.com: Blogs 08/05/2007 – 08/30/2013 Recent Obituaries
Sterling Heights Sterling Heights Sentry 02/05/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sturgis Sturgis Journal 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Temperance Bedford Now 08/03/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Traverse City Grand Traverse Herald 02/19/2008 – 08/08/2014 Recent Obituaries
Traverse City Traverse City Record-Eagle 10/18/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Troy Troy Times 06/04/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vassar Vassar Pioneer Times 03/09/2005 – 03/16/2011 Recent Obituaries
Vermontville, Nashville Maple Valley News 07/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vicksburg Commercial-Express 01/22/2011 – 10/29/2011 Recent Obituaries
City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Warren Advertiser Times 08/04/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren C&G Newspapers Web Exclusive Articles 01/13/2011 – 10/05/2011 Recent Obituaries
Warren Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal 03/02/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider 09/04/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Warren Weekly 05/15/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wayland Penasee Globe 12/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
West Bloomfield West Bloomfield Beacon 02/22/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Whitehall White Lake Beacon 02/28/2010 – 12/21/2014 Recent Obituaries
Wyoming Southwest Advance 12/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Yale Weekly expositor 05/18/1882 – 09/14/1894 641 Newspaper Archives
Yale Yale expositor 09/21/1894 – 12/28/1922 1471 Newspaper Archives
Ypsilanti Eastern Echo: Eastern Michigan University 11/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Commercial 03/11/1864 – 08/25/1898 1667 Newspaper Archives
Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Sentinel 12/27/1843 – 04/12/1848 142 Newspaper Archives

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