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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AdrianDaily Telegram12/09/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AdrianDaily Telegram01/03/1893 – 12/28/19229194Newspaper Archives
AdrianTri=weekly Telegram09/25/1900 – 01/01/19032Newspaper Archives
AlmaAlma record06/05/1885 – 12/28/19221764Newspaper Archives
AlpenaAlpena Weekly Argus06/29/1871 – 12/26/18941212Newspaper 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 – 06/24/1907746Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Times09/01/1903 – 05/02/19081427Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News01/02/1909 – 12/30/19224289Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News Argus06/25/1907 – 05/02/1908263Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborMichigan Argus02/12/1835 – 12/27/19073138Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborTrue Democrat12/19/1845 – 03/08/184963Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Democrat09/12/1878 – 10/07/18981017Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Local News07/21/1857 – 08/21/1860152Newspaper Archives
Bad AxeHuron Daily Tribune12/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BaldwinLake County Star01/01/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BaldwinLake County star05/01/1873 – 09/05/1889685Newspaper Archives
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 – 12/30/19229480Newspaper Archives
Bay CityEvening Press03/22/1880 – 05/15/18913241Newspaper Archives
Bay CityBay City Daily Tribune08/17/1890 – 12/31/19465767Newspaper Archives
Bay CityBay City Tribune01/02/1896 – 12/31/19121185Newspaper Archives
BeldingBelding banner05/02/1895 – 05/15/19181002Newspaper Archives
BeldingBelding banner-news05/22/1918 – 04/05/1922190Newspaper Archives
Big RapidsPioneer04/02/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BronsonBronson Journal03/03/2011 – 02/02/2017Recent Obituaries
CalumetCalumet News01/06/1896 – 10/05/19142272Newspaper Archives
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
CheboyganNorthern tribune07/17/1875 – 07/02/1885480Newspaper Archives
ClareClare County Review09/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClioClio messenger02/21/1907 – 06/29/1922521Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Daily Reporter11/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColdwaterColdwater Sentinel04/16/1841 – 05/26/1854567Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Sentinel04/20/1866 – 11/11/1870239Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Daily Reporter12/16/1899 – 12/31/1963616Newspaper Archives
ConstantineConstantine republican07/13/1836 – 08/01/1838105Newspaper Archives
Copper HarborLake Superior News and Miners’ Journal07/11/1846 – 10/24/184611Newspaper Archives
Crystal FallsDiamond drill01/22/1887 – 03/10/19221584Newspaper Archives
DearbornArab American News10/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DearbornDearborn independent11/01/1919 – 10/22/1921103Newspaper Archives
DetroitAssociated Newspapers of Michigan07/20/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit News01/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit News, The: Web Edition Articles10/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitMetro Times08/04/1999 – 03/03/2013Recent Obituaries
DetroitMichigan Chronicle08/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitSouth End, The: Wayne State University05/05/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DetroitDetroit Advertiser and Tribune01/10/1865 – 10/11/1877628Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Gazette07/25/1817 – 04/22/183036Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Independent01/13/1923 – 01/13/19231Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Informer01/13/1900 – 01/13/19001Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroiter Abend-Post08/18/1929 – 08/18/19291Newspaper Archives
DetroitHerold01/06/1911 – 12/29/191152Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Herald09/13/1826 – 04/30/182960Newspaper Archives
DetroitPlaindealer09/20/1889 – 05/19/1893193Newspaper Archives
DetroitWeekly Detroit Free Press01/02/1886 – 06/04/188767Newspaper Archives
DetroitAmerican Bank Circular and Investors’ Guide08/01/1871 – 12/01/18715Newspaper Archives
DetroitWestern Home Journal04/29/1876 – 09/09/18762Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Weekly Price Current04/20/1876 – 08/24/18763Newspaper Archives
DetroitHerald and Torch Light04/13/1876 – 08/03/18763Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Farmer and State Journal of Agriculture07/08/1871 – 09/26/18762Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Christian Herald01/13/1853 – 01/13/18531Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit News01/01/1945 – 12/31/1946730Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroiter Abend-Post07/27/1914 – 12/31/19181556Newspaper Archives
DowagiacDowagiac Daily News07/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DowagiacCass County Republican05/06/1858 – 08/18/1880312Newspaper Archives
East JordanCharlevoix county herald02/13/1904 – 09/16/1921870Newspaper Archives
East SaginawEast Saginaw courier06/16/1859 – 12/06/1866357Newspaper Archives
EastmanvilleGrand River times07/02/1851 – 10/28/1857311Newspaper Archives
EdwardsburgEdwardsburg Argus07/20/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FarmingtonFarmington Press06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FentonTri-County Times03/23/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant RidgeWoodward Talk05/19/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintBurton News08/14/2005 – 08/21/2011Recent Obituaries
FlintClio Messenger04/20/2003 – 02/21/2010Recent Obituaries
FlintDavison Flagstaff06/13/2004 – 01/22/2012Recent Obituaries
FlintFenton Press07/24/2005 – 01/08/2012Recent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal04/03/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal, The: Web Edition Articles10/15/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlintFlint Township News03/21/2004 – 05/03/2009Recent Obituaries
FlintFlushing Observer10/12/2003 – 01/08/2012Recent Obituaries
FlintGrand Blanc News06/12/2005 – 06/19/2011Recent Obituaries
FlintSwartz Creek News04/20/2003 – 08/14/2011Recent Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal01/03/1898 – 12/31/19227152Newspaper Archives
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 HavenGrand Haven news12/22/1858 – 01/24/1866318Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsCadence Advance10/10/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press07/25/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsAfro-American Gazette01/01/1991 – 08/07/1995117Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Herald11/21/1884 – 12/31/19003999Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press01/11/1893 – 12/30/19229354Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsEvening Leader02/15/1879 – 12/31/18923893Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Weekly Leader02/20/1879 – 02/05/1890455Newspaper Archives
GraylingCrawford avalanche05/14/1879 – 05/03/1900914Newspaper Archives
Grosse PointeGrosse Pointe Times01/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HancockNorthwestern Mining Journal08/30/1876 – 08/30/18761Newspaper Archives
HartOceana’s Herald-Journal01/14/2010 – 12/25/2014Recent Obituaries
HastingsHastings Banner07/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsdaleHillsdale Daily News05/25/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsdaleHillsdale Daily News06/30/1846 – 03/28/18991218Newspaper Archives
HollandHolland Sentinel07/25/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HollandmyZeeland11/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HomerHomer Index05/02/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HoughtonPortage Lake Mining Gazette10/22/1859 – 01/03/18632Newspaper Archives
HudsonvilleGrand Valley Advance11/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IoniaSentinel-Standard12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot01/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen08/15/1849 – 10/16/19032835Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot03/27/1865 – 12/31/192215458Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson News Expanded08/11/1918 – 04/30/19252425Newspaper Archives
JenisonOn-the-Town12/01/2009 – 05/12/2011Recent Obituaries
JonesvilleJonesville Independent04/08/2011 – 11/14/2014Recent Obituaries
KalamazooHometown Gazette03/26/2011 – 07/16/2011Recent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette08/01/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette: Web Edition Articles10/19/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooWestern Herald09/14/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Evening Telegraph11/02/1900 – 11/02/19001Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette03/26/1872 – 12/31/192214215Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette Expanded01/23/1837 – 12/31/18972237Newspaper Archives
KalamazooMichigan Christian Herald02/07/1866 – 02/07/18661Newspaper Archives
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
LansingLegislative Journal01/19/1864 – 02/04/186415Newspaper Archives
LansingMichigan State Journal04/08/1850 – 05/07/18574Newspaper Archives
LansingLansing State Journal01/04/1859 – 08/29/1866392Newspaper Archives
LowellLowell Ledger07/06/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LudingtonLudington Daily News02/05/1998 – 09/27/2013Recent 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 – 06/05/2013Recent Obituaries
MarquetteMining Journal05/17/1856 – 08/26/187650Newspaper Archives
Middleville, CaledoniaSun & News07/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MidlandMidland Daily News06/20/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeMonroe News10/31/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeMonroe Times01/19/1837 – 10/04/183813Newspaper Archives
Mount PleasantMorning Sun07/01/2007 – 04/23/2012Recent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle01/03/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle, The: Web Edition Articles10/17/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle01/30/1869 – 05/04/19051542Newspaper Archives
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle10/11/1878 – 12/30/192213032Newspaper Archives
New BuffaloHarbor Country News04/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NilesNiles Daily Star07/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OntonagonLake Superior Miner10/06/1855 – 09/10/1870286Newspaper Archives
OwossoArgus-Press02/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OwossoOwosso Times07/15/1881 – 09/22/19221968Newspaper Archives
Paw PawTrue northerner01/14/1858 – 12/12/19192270Newspaper Archives
PetoskeyPetoskey News-Review04/16/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PontiacCampaign Jacksonian10/16/1852 – 10/16/18521Newspaper Archives
PontiacOakland Press08/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortagePortage Gazette02/12/2011 – 10/22/2011Recent Obituaries
Reed CityHerald Review04/04/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Reed CityPioneer – Osceola Edition06/06/2007 – 03/28/2012Recent Obituaries
RochesterRochester Post06/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rochester HillsOakland Post, The: Oakland University01/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RockfordNortheast Advance10/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Royal OakRoyal Oak Review10/08/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News11/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SaginawSaginaw News05/02/1881 – 12/31/192213017Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Daily Enterprise01/04/1869 – 12/31/1869288Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Herald01/04/1876 – 06/19/19131686Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Republican01/16/1879 – 05/01/187915Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Courier-Herald01/05/1881 – 12/28/18991872Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault News10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sault Ste. MarieEvening News01/26/1901 – 02/02/19246306Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieLake Superior News and Mining Journal06/12/1847 – 10/27/1855125Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault St. Marie News01/07/1888 – 12/29/1900678Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Democrat05/12/1887 – 12/29/188734Newspaper Archives
Shelby, UticaShelby-Utica News02/17/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SouthfieldDetroit Jewish News02/23/2006 – 03/12/2009Recent 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 – 06/20/18564Newspaper Archives
St. JamesNorthern Islander12/12/1850 – 06/19/185674Newspaper Archives
St. JosephHerald-Palladium04/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide Countymlive.com: Blogs08/05/2007 – 08/30/2013Recent 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 – 08/08/2014Recent Obituaries
Traverse CityTraverse City Record-Eagle10/18/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TroyTroy Times06/04/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VassarVassar Pioneer Times03/09/2005 – 03/16/2011Recent Obituaries
Vermontville, NashvilleMaple Valley News07/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgCommercial-Express01/22/2011 – 10/29/2011Recent Obituaries
CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
WarrenAdvertiser Times08/04/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenBirmingham-Bloomfield Eagle02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenC&G Newspapers Web Exclusive Articles01/13/2011 – 10/05/2011Recent 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 – 12/21/2014Recent Obituaries
WyomingSouthwest Advance12/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YaleWeekly expositor05/18/1882 – 09/14/1894641Newspaper Archives
YaleYale expositor09/21/1894 – 12/28/19221471Newspaper Archives
YpsilantiEastern Echo: Eastern Michigan University11/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YpsilantiYpsilanti Commercial03/11/1864 – 08/25/18981667Newspaper Archives
YpsilantiYpsilanti Sentinel12/27/1843 – 04/12/1848142Newspaper Archives

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