Michigan Archives: 263 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Michigan, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MI newspaper archives: 263 titles to help you search your family history in the “Great Lakes 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 articles about your ancestors from Michigan in these newspapers. Our MI newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Michigan Newspaper Archives (1817 – 1999)

Search Michigan Obituaries (1869 – 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 – CurrentObituaries
AdrianDaily Telegram01/03/1893 – 06/29/194415817Newspaper 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 – CurrentObituaries
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News: Web Edition Articles07/24/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Argus11/16/1898 – 06/24/1907746Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Daily Times09/01/1903 – 05/02/19081431Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News07/02/1906 – 12/30/19224624Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor News Argus06/25/1907 – 05/02/1908263Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborMichigan Argus02/12/1835 – 12/27/19073192Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborTrue Democrat12/19/1845 – 03/08/184963Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Democrat09/12/1878 – 10/07/18981019Newspaper Archives
Ann ArborAnn Arbor Local News07/21/1857 – 08/21/1860152Newspaper Archives
Bad AxeHuron Daily Tribune12/17/2001 – CurrentObituaries
BaldwinLake County Star01/01/2009 – CurrentObituaries
BaldwinLake County star05/01/1873 – 09/05/1889685Newspaper Archives
Bay CityBay City Times01/01/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Bay CityBay City Times, The: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Bay CityBay City Times01/02/1889 – 12/30/193313484Newspaper Archives
Bay CityEvening Press03/22/1880 – 05/15/18913241Newspaper Archives
Bay CityBay City Daily Tribune08/16/1890 – 12/31/19466092Newspaper Archives
Bay CityBay City Tribune01/02/1896 – 05/08/19151186Newspaper Archives
BeldingBelding banner05/02/1895 – 05/15/19181002Newspaper Archives
BeldingBelding banner-news05/22/1918 – 04/05/1922190Newspaper Archives
Big RapidsPioneer04/02/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Big RapidsPioneer, The: Web Edition Articles03/22/2011 – CurrentObituaries
BronsonBronson Journal03/03/2011 – 02/02/2017Obituaries
CalumetCalumet News01/06/1896 – 10/05/19142272Newspaper Archives
CaroTuscola County Advertiser09/26/2007 – CurrentObituaries
CassopolisCassopolis Vigilant07/23/2009 – CurrentObituaries
CharlevoixCharlevoix Courier01/02/2009 – CurrentObituaries
CheboyganCheboygan Daily Tribune10/30/2000 – CurrentObituaries
CheboyganNorthern tribune07/17/1875 – 07/02/1885480Newspaper Archives
ClareClare County Review09/03/2011 – CurrentObituaries
ClioClio messenger02/21/1907 – 06/29/1922521Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Daily Reporter11/09/2010 – CurrentObituaries
ColdwaterColdwater Sentinel04/16/1841 – 05/26/1854567Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Sentinel04/20/1866 – 11/11/1870239Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Daily Reporter12/17/1895 – 11/15/19654004Newspaper Archives
ColdwaterColdwater Weekly Reporter12/19/1896 – 03/11/189865Newspaper 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 – CurrentObituaries
DearbornDearborn independent11/01/1919 – 10/22/1921103Newspaper Archives
DearbornPress & Guide01/09/2003 – CurrentObituaries
DearbornMichigan Journal, The: University of Michigan, Dearborn09/09/2014 – 02/19/2018Obituaries
DetroitAssociated Newspapers of Michigan07/20/2006 – CurrentObituaries
DetroitDetroit News01/01/1999 – CurrentObituaries
DetroitDetroit News, The: Web Edition Articles10/28/2005 – CurrentObituaries
DetroitMetro Times08/04/1999 – 03/03/2013Obituaries
DetroitMichigan Chronicle08/02/2006 – CurrentObituaries
DetroitSouth End, The: Wayne State University05/05/2010 – CurrentObituaries
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-Post08/23/1876 – 08/18/19293Newspaper 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 – 12/31/19994623Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroiter Abend-Post07/27/1914 – 12/31/19181556Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Times04/02/1906 – 11/06/196017262Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit tribune04/14/1933 – 12/23/193337Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit tribune09/14/1935 – 12/28/19631435Newspaper Archives
DetroitTribune independent of Michigan12/30/1933 – 09/07/193579Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Times01/01/1908 – 12/21/19172903Newspaper Archives
DetroitChalkbeat Detroit05/08/2018 – CurrentObituaries
DetroitAd-daleel12/08/1943 – 12/20/1951183Newspaper Archives
DetroitRadnic?ka borba =01/16/1941 – 01/17/1946258Newspaper Archives
DetroitRoma^nul American01/03/1942 – 12/28/1963871Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit News, The: Blogs10/30/2003 – 07/08/2016Obituaries
DetroitDetroit Advertiser and Tribune07/23/1862 – 12/30/1876782Newspaper Archives
DetroitDetroit Daily Post01/10/1870 – 10/09/187694Newspaper Archives
DetroitFamilien-Blatter08/09/1876 – 08/09/18761Newspaper Archives
DetroitImpartial11/20/1869 – 11/20/18691Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Journal und Herold09/27/1876 – 09/27/18761Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Volksblatt08/28/1876 – 10/11/18762Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Volksblatt10/11/1871 – 09/20/18762Newspaper Archives
DetroitMichigan Volksfreund11/20/1852 – 11/20/18521Newspaper Archives
DetroitRepublikaner12/18/1852 – 12/18/18521Newspaper Archives
DetroitSonntags-Blatt zum Michigan Journal und Herold01/01/1876 – 01/01/18761Newspaper Archives
DowagiacDowagiac Daily News07/23/2009 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
FarmingtonFarmington Press06/25/2008 – CurrentObituaries
FentonTri-County Times03/23/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant RidgeWoodward Talk05/19/2004 – CurrentObituaries
FlintBurton News08/14/2005 – 08/21/2011Obituaries
FlintClio Messenger04/20/2003 – 02/21/2010Obituaries
FlintDavison Flagstaff06/13/2004 – 01/22/2012Obituaries
FlintFenton Press07/24/2005 – 01/08/2012Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal04/03/1995 – CurrentObituaries
FlintFlint Journal, The: Web Edition Articles10/15/2012 – CurrentObituaries
FlintFlint Township News03/21/2004 – 05/03/2009Obituaries
FlintFlushing Observer10/12/2003 – 01/08/2012Obituaries
FlintGrand Blanc News06/12/2005 – 06/19/2011Obituaries
FlintSwartz Creek News04/20/2003 – 08/14/2011Obituaries
FlintFlint Journal01/03/1898 – 12/31/19227157Newspaper Archives
FrankfortBenzie County Record Patriot06/24/2009 – CurrentObituaries
FraserFraser-Clinton Township Chronicle02/23/2011 – CurrentObituaries
GaylordGaylord Herald Times01/01/2001 – CurrentObituaries
GladwinRecord & Clarion10/06/1999 – CurrentObituaries
Grand HavenGrand Haven Tribune01/02/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Grand HavenGrand Haven news12/22/1858 – 01/24/1866318Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsCadence Advance10/10/2007 – 01/05/2017Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press07/25/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentObituaries
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 – 12/31/197024967Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsEvening Leader02/15/1879 – 12/31/18923893Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Weekly Leader02/20/1879 – 02/05/1890455Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsAmerikaansche Stoom Post08/27/1862 – 08/27/18621Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsMichigan Staats Zeitung07/13/1876 – 07/13/18761Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsStandaard09/13/1876 – 09/13/18761Newspaper Archives
Grand RapidsVrijheid’s Banier09/07/1876 – 09/07/18761Newspaper Archives
GraylingCrawford avalanche05/14/1879 – 05/03/1900914Newspaper Archives
Grosse PointeGrosse Pointe Times01/30/2002 – CurrentObituaries
HancockNorthwestern Mining Journal08/30/1876 – 08/30/18761Newspaper Archives
HartOceana’s Herald-Journal01/14/2010 – 12/25/2014Obituaries
HastingsHastings Banner07/07/2011 – CurrentObituaries
HillsdaleHillsdale Daily News05/25/2006 – CurrentObituaries
HillsdaleHillsdale standard06/30/1846 – 03/28/18991218Newspaper Archives
HollandHolland Sentinel07/25/1997 – CurrentObituaries
HollandmyZeeland11/03/2008 – CurrentObituaries
HollandGrondwet12/02/1863 – 09/12/18763Newspaper Archives
HollandHollander01/30/1861 – 08/23/18766Newspaper Archives
HomerHomer Index05/02/2012 – 05/08/2019Obituaries
HoughtonPortage Lake Mining Gazette10/22/1859 – 01/03/18632Newspaper Archives
HudsonvilleGrand Valley Advance11/19/2007 – 01/27/2019Obituaries
IoniaSentinel-Standard12/17/2009 – CurrentObituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot01/01/2000 – CurrentObituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentObituaries
JacksonJackson Citizen08/15/1849 – 10/16/19032839Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot03/27/1865 – 12/31/192215505Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson News08/11/1918 – 04/30/19252306Newspaper Archives
JenisonOn-the-Town12/01/2009 – 05/12/2011Obituaries
JonesvilleJonesville Independent04/08/2011 – 11/14/2014Obituaries
KalamazooHometown Gazette03/26/2011 – 07/16/2011Obituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette08/01/2002 – CurrentObituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette: Web Edition Articles10/19/2012 – CurrentObituaries
KalamazooWestern Herald09/14/2008 – CurrentObituaries
KalamazooKalamazoo Evening Telegraph11/02/1900 – 11/02/19001Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette03/26/1872 – 12/31/192214238Newspaper Archives
KalamazooKalamazoo Gazette01/23/1837 – 12/31/18972247Newspaper Archives
KalamazooMichigan Christian Herald02/07/1866 – 02/07/18661Newspaper Archives
KentwoodSoutheast Advance09/30/2008 – 05/16/2018Obituaries
L”AnseL”Anse sentinel09/27/1890 – 03/07/19241695Newspaper Archives
Lake OdessaLakewood News07/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
LansingLansing City Pulse03/03/2004 – CurrentObituaries
LansingNew Citizens Press07/09/2005 – CurrentObituaries
LansingLegislative Journal01/19/1864 – 02/04/186415Newspaper Archives
LansingMichigan State Journal04/08/1850 – 05/07/18574Newspaper Archives
LansingLansing state Republican01/04/1859 – 08/29/1866392Newspaper Archives
LowellLowell Ledger07/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
LudingtonLudington Daily News02/05/1998 – 09/27/2013Obituaries
MacombMacomb Township Chronicle03/24/2011 – CurrentObituaries
MadisonMadison-Park News03/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
ManisteeManistee News Advocate03/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
MarionMarion Press03/19/2014 – CurrentObituaries
MarletteMarlette Leader03/02/2005 – 06/05/2013Obituaries
MarquetteMining Journal05/17/1856 – 08/26/187650Newspaper Archives
Middleville, CaledoniaSun & News07/16/2011 – CurrentObituaries
MidlandMidland Daily News06/20/2002 – CurrentObituaries
MonroeMonroe News10/31/2005 – CurrentObituaries
MonroeMonroe Times01/19/1837 – 10/04/183813Newspaper Archives
Mount ClemensMacomb Daily03/11/2005 – CurrentObituaries
Mount PleasantMorning Sun07/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle01/03/1997 – CurrentObituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle, The: Web Edition Articles10/17/2012 – CurrentObituaries
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle01/30/1869 – 05/04/19051545Newspaper Archives
MuskegonMuskegon Chronicle10/11/1878 – 12/30/192213053Newspaper Archives
New BaltimoreVoice01/26/2005 – CurrentObituaries
New BuffaloHarbor Country News04/08/2004 – CurrentObituaries
NilesNiles Daily Star07/23/2009 – CurrentObituaries
OntonagonLake Superior Miner10/06/1855 – 09/10/1870286Newspaper Archives
OwossoArgus-Press02/09/2005 – CurrentObituaries
OwossoOwosso Times07/15/1881 – 09/22/19221968Newspaper Archives
Paw PawTrue northerner01/14/1858 – 12/12/19192270Newspaper Archives
PetoskeyPetoskey News-Review04/16/2001 – CurrentObituaries
PontiacCampaign Jacksonian10/16/1852 – 10/16/18521Newspaper Archives
PontiacOakland Press08/08/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Port AustinHuron County News10/05/1865 – 04/20/1876309Newspaper Archives
PortagePortage Gazette02/12/2011 – 10/22/2011Obituaries
Reed CityHerald Review04/04/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Reed CityPioneer – Osceola Edition06/06/2007 – 03/28/2012Obituaries
RochesterRochester Post06/21/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Rochester HillsOakland Post, The: Oakland University01/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
RockfordNortheast Advance10/15/2007 – 10/14/2018Obituaries
Royal OakRoyal Oak Review10/08/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Royal OakDowntown Monitor05/30/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Royal OakDaily Tribune01/12/2010 – CurrentObituaries
SaginawSaginaw News11/16/1998 – CurrentObituaries
SaginawSaginaw News: Web Edition Articles10/22/2012 – CurrentObituaries
SaginawSaginaw News05/02/1881 – 12/31/192213060Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Daily Enterprise01/04/1869 – 12/31/1869288Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Herald01/04/1876 – 06/19/19131686Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Courier-Herald01/05/1881 – 12/28/18991880Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Republican01/16/1879 – 05/01/187915Newspaper Archives
SaginawSaginaw Zeitung08/31/1876 – 08/31/18761Newspaper Archives
Sault Ste. MarieSault News10/05/2009 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
SouthfieldDetroit Jewish News02/23/2006 – 03/12/2009Obituaries
SouthfieldSouthfield Sun08/04/2004 – CurrentObituaries
SouthgateNews-Herald12/31/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Sparta, Kent CityNorthwest Advance08/18/2008 – 09/23/2018Obituaries
St. Clair ShoresSt. Clair Shores Sentinel01/23/2002 – CurrentObituaries
St. JamesDaily Northern Islander05/01/1856 – 06/20/18564Newspaper Archives
St. JamesNorthern Islander12/12/1850 – 06/19/185674Newspaper Archives
St. JosephHerald-Palladium04/01/1999 – CurrentObituaries
State-Wide Countymlive.com: Blogs08/05/2007 – 08/30/2013Obituaries
State-Wide CountyMichigan Lawyers Weekly07/30/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Sterling HeightsSterling Heights Sentry02/05/2003 – CurrentObituaries
SturgisSturgis Journal10/05/2009 – CurrentObituaries
TemperanceBedford Now08/03/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Traverse CityGrand Traverse Herald02/19/2008 – 08/08/2014Obituaries
Traverse CityTraverse City Record-Eagle10/18/2009 – CurrentObituaries
TroyTroy Times06/04/2003 – CurrentObituaries
VassarVassar Pioneer Times03/09/2005 – 03/16/2011Obituaries
Vermontville, NashvilleMaple Valley News07/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
VicksburgCommercial-Express01/22/2011 – 10/29/2011Obituaries
WarrenAdvertiser Times08/04/2004 – CurrentObituaries
WarrenBirmingham-Bloomfield Eagle02/09/2011 – CurrentObituaries
WarrenC&G Newspapers Web Exclusive Articles01/13/2011 – 10/05/2011Obituaries
WarrenMount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal03/02/2011 – CurrentObituaries
WarrenRoseville-Eastpointe Eastsider09/04/2002 – CurrentObituaries
WarrenWarren Weekly05/15/2002 – CurrentObituaries
WaylandPenasee Globe12/17/2007 – 07/22/2018Obituaries
West BloomfieldWest Bloomfield Beacon02/22/2006 – CurrentObituaries
WhitehallWhite Lake Beacon02/28/2010 – 12/21/2014Obituaries
Whitmore LakeCourant09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019Obituaries
WyomingSouthwest Advance12/16/2008 – 02/22/2017Obituaries
YaleWeekly expositor05/18/1882 – 09/14/1894641Newspaper Archives
YaleYale expositor09/21/1894 – 12/28/19221471Newspaper Archives
YpsilantiEastern Echo: Eastern Michigan University11/07/2008 – CurrentObituaries
YpsilantiYpsilanti Commercial03/11/1864 – 08/25/18981669Newspaper Archives
YpsilantiYpsilanti sentinel12/27/1843 – 04/12/1848142Newspaper Archives

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