Missouri Archives: 219 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Missouri, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MO newspaper archives: 219 titles to help you search your family history in the “Show Me State,” providing coverage from 1808 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Missouri newspaper archives!

Photo: the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri
Photo: the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Credit: Matt Kozlowski; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Missouri Newspaper Archives (1808 – 1990)

Search Missouri Recent Obituaries (1988 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of Missouri 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 MO newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Ashland Boone County Journal 05/13/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aurora Aurora Advertiser 02/26/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aurora Menace 11/11/1911 – 10/16/1915 202 Newspaper Archives
Bellefontaine Neighbors Northeast County Journal 12/22/2004 – 08/27/2008 Recent Obituaries
Belton Star Herald 12/14/2006 – 05/11/2011 Recent Obituaries
Benton News boy 01/27/1894 – 02/13/1897 157 Newspaper Archives
Benton Scott County kicker 11/16/1901 – 10/16/1915 692 Newspaper Archives
Bethany Bethany Republican-Clipper 10/26/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Blue Springs Blue Springs Journal 10/29/2009 – 12/28/2010 Recent Obituaries
Bolivar Bolivar Herald-Free Press 11/01/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boonville Boonville Daily News 11/11/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boonville Coon Hunter 04/26/1844 – 06/14/1844 5 Newspaper Archives
Bowling Green People’s Tribune 05/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brookfield Linn County Leader 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Buffalo Buffalo Reflex 05/18/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Butler Butler weekly times 12/07/1881 – 10/14/1915 1746 Newspaper Archives
Byrnes Mill Meramec Journal 10/24/2004 – 12/02/2008 Recent Obituaries
California California Democrat 10/15/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camdenton Lake Sun Leader 05/23/1999 – 02/27/2015 Recent Obituaries
Cape Girardeau Cape County herald 02/17/1911 – 01/23/1914 150 Newspaper Archives
Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Democrat 01/03/1891 – 01/05/1901 508 Newspaper Archives
Cape Girardeau Cape weekly tribune 02/06/1914 – 10/30/1914 36 Newspaper Archives
Cape Girardeau Weekly tribune and the Cape County herald 11/06/1914 – 10/15/1915 47 Newspaper Archives
Carthage Carthage Press 10/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chesterfield Chesterfield Journal 10/27/2004 – 03/19/2008 Recent Obituaries
Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune 01/05/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chillicothe Crisis 08/30/1877 – 09/05/1878 54 Newspaper Archives
Chillicothe Weekly Chillicothe crisis 09/12/1878 – 08/06/1885 344 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Maneater, The: University of Missouri 11/28/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Columbia Daily Tribune 01/02/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Professional world 11/01/1901 – 12/18/1903 102 Newspaper Archives
Columbia University Missourian 09/14/1908 – 10/18/1915 1654 Newspaper Archives
Doniphan Ripley County democrat 11/17/1905 – 10/15/1915 510 Newspaper Archives
Farmington Farmington Press 02/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Farmington Farmington times and herald 12/01/1898 – 10/15/1915 844 Newspaper Archives
Fayette Boon”s Lick times 03/28/1840 – 09/30/1848 441 Newspaper Archives
Festus Jefferson County Journal 10/24/2004 – 09/07/2011 Recent Obituaries
Festus News Democrat Journal 10/24/2004 – 11/15/2008 Recent Obituaries
Florissant, Black Jack North County Journal – Northwest Edition 10/20/2004 – 04/13/2011 Recent Obituaries
Forsyth Pioneer Farmer 06/02/1876 – 06/02/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Forsyth Taney County republican 11/28/1895 – 10/14/1915 959 Newspaper Archives
Fredericktown Democrat News 01/31/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fredericktown Farmer and Miner 03/18/1876 – 03/18/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Fulton Fulton Sun 03/26/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gainesville Ozark County Times 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glasgow Glasgow Weekly Times 10/05/1848 – 10/01/1869 693 Newspaper Archives
Granby Granby Miner 09/16/1876 – 09/16/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Grandview Jackson County Advocate 01/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenfield, Miller Vedette 03/03/2011 – 07/31/2014 Recent Obituaries
Hannibal Hannibal Courier-Post 12/09/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hannibal Hannibal Daily Messenger 09/03/1861 – 05/11/1862 204 Newspaper Archives
Hannibal Missouri Courier 01/18/1849 – 12/28/1854 205 Newspaper Archives
Hannibal Hannibal journal 02/26/1852 – 09/15/1853 54 Newspaper Archives
Hannibal Hannibal journal 03/15/1853 – 09/21/1853 127 Newspaper Archives
Hannibal Hannibal journal and western union 09/04/1851 – 01/29/1852 21 Newspaper Archives
Hannibal Western union 10/10/1850 – 08/28/1851 30 Newspaper Archives
Harrisonville Democrat-Missourian 02/02/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hayti Hayti herald 01/07/1909 – 10/14/1915 346 Newspaper Archives
Hazelwood Hazelwood-Bridgeton Journal 12/22/2004 – 03/13/2008 Recent Obituaries
Hermann Die Gasconade zeitung 01/01/1860 – 10/15/1915 1969 Newspaper Archives
Independence Upper Missouri Advertiser 07/11/1832 – 07/11/1832 1 Newspaper Archives
Independence, Blue Springs, Grain Valley Examiner 09/18/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ironton Iron County Register 01/01/1880 – 10/14/1915 1851 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson herald 07/25/1901 – 12/01/1910 427 Newspaper Archives
Jasper Jasper news 07/26/1901 – 10/14/1915 730 Newspaper Archives
Jefferson City Jefferson City News-Tribune 03/05/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jefferson City People’s Tribune 09/20/1876 – 09/20/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Jefferson City State Journal 12/27/1872 – 12/27/1878 305 Newspaper Archives
Jefferson City State republican 01/02/1890 – 05/28/1896 324 Newspaper Archives
Joplin Joplin Globe 01/27/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Star 01/02/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Star, The: Blogs 09/29/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Star 09/18/1880 – 12/31/1990 38772 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Northeast News 08/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Cosmopolita 08/22/1914 – 11/15/1919 260 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas City Times 05/01/1884 – 02/12/1942 14488 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Rising Son 01/16/1903 – 12/28/1907 193 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Soldier’s Letter 08/08/1864 – 10/15/1864 6 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Tagliche Post und Tribune 08/25/1876 – 08/27/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas City Price Current 08/11/1876 – 08/11/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Weekly Kansas City Star Expanded 01/03/1940 – 04/27/1949 481 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas City daily journal 07/24/1890 – 12/10/1899 1756 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas City sun 01/10/1914 – 10/16/1915 93 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Rising Son 01/16/1903 – 12/28/1907 194 Newspaper Archives
Keytesville Chariton courier 06/07/1878 – 10/15/1915 1526 Newspaper Archives
Kirksville Kirksville Daily Express 08/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kirksville Weekly graphic 05/01/1880 – 12/25/1896 855 Newspaper Archives
Kirkwood Kirkwood-Webster Journal 10/20/2004 – 02/01/2009 Recent Obituaries
Laclede Laclede blade 07/12/1902 – 10/15/1915 645 Newspaper Archives
Lake Ozark Lake Today 05/06/2009 – 08/03/2016 Recent Obituaries
Laurie West Side Star 04/13/2006 – 02/09/2010 Recent Obituaries
Lebanon Laclede County Record 03/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit Journal 02/19/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lexington Harry of the West 05/03/1844 – 10/18/1844 15 Newspaper Archives
Lexington Lexington Register 07/20/1876 – 07/20/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Lexington Intelligencer 01/10/1872 – 10/15/1915 2020 Newspaper Archives
Lexington Weekly Caucasian 04/25/1866 – 08/14/1875 432 Newspaper Archives
Lexington Weekly Caucasian 03/13/1884 – 03/01/1888 3 Newspaper Archives
Louisiana Democratic banner 11/23/1839 – 07/09/1851 551 Newspaper Archives
Macon Macon Chronicle-Herald 01/11/2011 – 07/30/2014 Recent Obituaries
Macon Missouri Granger 05/12/1876 – 05/12/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Mansfield Mansfield Mirror 08/11/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mansfield Mansfield mirror 12/26/1912 – 10/14/1915 146 Newspaper Archives
Mansfield Mansfield press 10/09/1908 – 12/30/1909 47 Newspaper Archives
Marble Hill Marble Hill press 07/25/1889 – 10/14/1915 1216 Newspaper Archives
Marshall Marshall republican 06/02/1899 – 05/29/1914 674 Newspaper Archives
Marshall Saline republican 12/23/1898 – 05/05/1899 13 Newspaper Archives
Marshfield Marshfield Mail 06/21/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Maryville Maryville Daily Forum 01/20/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Memphis Farmers’ union 02/05/1891 – 01/24/1895 197 Newspaper Archives
Mexico Mexico Ledger 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mexico Mexico Ledger 09/21/1876 – 12/30/1922 3922 Newspaper Archives
Mexico Mexico Weekly Ledger 07/01/1910 – 12/30/1916 1987 Newspaper Archives
Mexico Mexico Missouri message 11/09/1899 – 10/14/1915 823 Newspaper Archives
Mexico Mexico Weekly Ledger 09/21/1876 – 10/14/1915 2034 Newspaper Archives
Moberly Moberly Monitor-Index 03/27/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monett Monett Times 03/24/1999 – 03/13/2009 Recent Obituaries
Monett Monett times 01/01/1909 – 10/15/1915 293 Newspaper Archives
Monroe City Monroe City Democrat 12/01/1898 – 10/14/1915 877 Newspaper Archives
Montgomery City Montgomery tribune 09/28/1900 – 12/30/1910 508 Newspaper Archives
Mountain Grove Mountain Grove News-Journal 08/30/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Neosho Neosho Daily News 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Noel, Lanagan McDonald County Press 11/12/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
O’Fallon O’Fallon Journal 10/20/2004 – 04/13/2011 Recent Obituaries
Oakville Oakville-Mehlville Journal 10/20/2004 – 07/25/2007 Recent Obituaries
Oregon Holt County Sentinel 09/22/1876 – 09/22/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Oregon County paper 06/30/1865 – 10/15/1915 2581 Newspaper Archives
Overland Overland-St. Ann Journal 12/22/2004 – 09/17/2008 Recent Obituaries
Ozark Christian County Headliner News 06/08/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Park Hills Daily Journal 06/20/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Perryville Perryville Weekly Union 01/28/1876 – 01/28/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Plattsburg Clinton County Register 04/14/1876 – 04/14/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Potosi Potosi journal 08/22/1894 – 10/13/1915 1101 Newspaper Archives
Raytown Raytown Post 05/09/2007 – 03/26/2008 Recent Obituaries
Rich Hill Rich Hill tribune 01/01/1903 – 12/29/1910 418 Newspaper Archives
Rich Hill Tribune 08/01/1901 – 12/25/1902 73 Newspaper Archives
Richmond Richmond democrat 05/22/1879 – 12/20/1888 492 Newspaper Archives
Rolla Rolla Daily News 01/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rolla Rural Express 01/20/1866 – 01/20/1866 1 Newspaper Archives
Saint Joseph St Joseph observer 01/02/1915 – 10/16/1915 42 Newspaper Archives
Saint Louis St Louis Republic 01/01/1900 – 01/02/1906 2172 Newspaper Archives
Sainte Genevieve Fair Play 06/14/1872 – 10/16/1915 1873 Newspaper Archives
Savannah Patron of Husbandry 02/17/1876 – 02/17/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Savannah Andrew County Republican 11/01/1871 – 12/14/1876 260 Newspaper Archives
Sedalia Sedalia Democrat 03/29/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sedalia Sedalia Times 08/31/1901 – 12/19/1903 91 Newspaper Archives
Sedalia Sedalia weekly bazoo 06/05/1877 – 12/26/1893 738 Newspaper Archives
Sedalia Sedalia weekly conservator 05/08/1903 – 09/21/1908 237 Newspaper Archives
Seymour Webster County Citizen 02/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Charles St. Charles County Journal 02/02/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. James St. James Leader Journal 12/05/2008 – 07/13/2016 Recent Obituaries
St. Joseph Saint Joseph Telegraph 04/07/2011 – 09/13/2015 Recent Obituaries
St. Joseph St. Joseph News-Press 10/05/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Citizen Journal 01/19/2005 – 03/11/2008 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Democratic Flag 05/26/1848 – 05/26/1848 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Log Cabin Hero 05/07/1840 – 07/22/1840 2 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis North County Journal – Overland Edition 11/24/2004 – 08/31/2011 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis North Side Journal 10/27/2004 – 04/23/2008 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Press Journal 10/20/2004 – 12/31/2008 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Riverfront Times 04/03/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis South City Journal 10/27/2004 – 07/25/2007 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis South County Journal 02/09/2011 – 05/08/2013 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis South Side Journal 10/27/2004 – 04/13/2011 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Southwest City Journal 10/20/2004 – 12/23/2008 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Southwest County Journal 10/27/2004 – 01/27/2009 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Slasher 06/29/1844 – 08/24/1844 2 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis American 02/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01/01/1988 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Squatter 07/01/1848 – 07/01/1848 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Tri-County Journal 10/20/2004 – 01/21/2009 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis West County Journal 02/09/2011 – 05/08/2013 Recent Obituaries
St. Louis St. Louis Observer 12/26/1833 – 11/05/1835 3 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Western Watchman 08/12/1876 – 08/12/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Daily Commercial Bulletin 05/18/1835 – 12/31/1838 890 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Daily Missouri Democrat Expanded 02/14/1857 – 05/19/1875 4614 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican 03/01/1841 – 05/30/1888 2485 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate 11/07/1833 – 10/23/1834 49 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Leader 03/10/1855 – 03/01/1856 52 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Mill Boy 02/10/1844 – 01/21/1845 38 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser 07/26/1808 – 09/18/1818 403 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Clarion 12/18/1920 – 04/02/1921 2 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Daily Market Reporter 01/02/1867 – 10/28/1874 1631 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Enquirer 03/17/1819 – 12/18/1824 224 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Palladium 01/10/1903 – 10/05/1907 225 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Republic 05/31/1888 – 12/31/1900 4121 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Weekly Market Reporter 01/02/1869 – 10/16/1875 209 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Tri-Weekly Missouri Republican 05/02/1853 – 03/23/1858 2 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Weekly Missouri Republican 07/13/1849 – 12/08/1865 105 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Weekly St. Louis Pilot 01/06/1855 – 11/15/1856 95 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Westliche Post 03/13/1932 – 03/13/1932 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Herold des Glaubens 02/27/1875 – 02/21/1877 101 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Price-Current 08/02/1851 – 03/31/1864 4 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Central Christian Advocate 05/04/1854 – 09/13/1876 7 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Merchants’ Exchange Price-current 08/31/1860 – 01/02/1867 2 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Price Current, Shipping List and Commercial Transcript 01/10/1846 – 05/08/1847 2 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Live-stock and Commercial Record 07/12/1876 – 07/12/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Saint Louis Price Current and Trade Journal 07/06/1876 – 07/06/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Christian Advocate 08/21/1856 – 09/20/1876 10 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Luminary 11/22/1854 – 11/22/1854 1 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis True of the Valley Shepherd or, St. Louis Know-Nothing 12/23/1854 – 12/23/1854 1 Newspaper Archives

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