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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AshlandBoone County Journal05/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuroraAurora Advertiser02/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuroraMenace11/11/1911 – 10/16/1915202Newspaper Archives
Bellefontaine NeighborsNortheast County Journal12/22/2004 – 08/27/2008Recent Obituaries
BeltonStar Herald12/14/2006 – 05/11/2011Recent Obituaries
BentonNews boy01/27/1894 – 02/13/1897157Newspaper Archives
BentonScott County kicker11/16/1901 – 10/16/1915692Newspaper Archives
BethanyBethany Republican-Clipper10/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Blue SpringsBlue Springs Journal10/29/2009 – 12/28/2010Recent Obituaries
BolivarBolivar Herald-Free Press11/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoonvilleBoonville Daily News11/11/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoonvilleCoon Hunter04/26/1844 – 06/14/18445Newspaper Archives
Bowling GreenPeople’s Tribune05/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookfieldLinn County Leader10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BuffaloBuffalo Reflex05/18/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ButlerButler weekly times12/07/1881 – 10/14/19151746Newspaper Archives
Byrnes MillMeramec Journal10/24/2004 – 12/02/2008Recent Obituaries
CaliforniaCalifornia Democrat10/15/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdentonLake Sun Leader05/23/1999 – 02/27/2015Recent Obituaries
Cape GirardeauCape County herald02/17/1911 – 01/23/1914150Newspaper Archives
Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau Democrat01/03/1891 – 01/05/1901508Newspaper Archives
Cape GirardeauCape weekly tribune02/06/1914 – 10/30/191436Newspaper Archives
Cape GirardeauWeekly tribune and the Cape County herald11/06/1914 – 10/15/191547Newspaper Archives
CarthageCarthage Press10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChesterfieldChesterfield Journal10/27/2004 – 03/19/2008Recent Obituaries
ChillicotheConstitution-Tribune01/05/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChillicotheCrisis08/30/1877 – 09/05/187854Newspaper Archives
ChillicotheWeekly Chillicothe crisis09/12/1878 – 08/06/1885344Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaManeater, The: University of Missouri11/28/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaColumbia Daily Tribune01/02/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaProfessional world11/01/1901 – 12/18/1903102Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaUniversity Missourian09/14/1908 – 10/18/19151654Newspaper Archives
DoniphanRipley County democrat11/17/1905 – 10/15/1915510Newspaper Archives
FarmingtonFarmington Press02/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FarmingtonFarmington times and herald12/01/1898 – 10/15/1915844Newspaper Archives
FayetteBoon”s Lick times03/28/1840 – 09/30/1848441Newspaper Archives
FestusJefferson County Journal10/24/2004 – 09/07/2011Recent Obituaries
FestusNews Democrat Journal10/24/2004 – 11/15/2008Recent Obituaries
Florissant, Black JackNorth County Journal – Northwest Edition10/20/2004 – 04/13/2011Recent Obituaries
ForsythPioneer Farmer06/02/1876 – 06/02/18761Newspaper Archives
ForsythTaney County republican11/28/1895 – 10/14/1915959Newspaper Archives
FredericktownDemocrat News01/31/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FredericktownFarmer and Miner03/18/1876 – 03/18/18761Newspaper Archives
FultonFulton Sun03/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GainesvilleOzark County Times01/06/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlasgowGlasgow Weekly Times10/05/1848 – 10/01/1869693Newspaper Archives
GranbyGranby Miner09/16/1876 – 09/16/18761Newspaper Archives
GrandviewJackson County Advocate01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Greenfield, MillerVedette03/03/2011 – 07/31/2014Recent Obituaries
HannibalHannibal Courier-Post12/09/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HannibalHannibal Daily Messenger09/03/1861 – 05/11/1862204Newspaper Archives
HannibalMissouri Courier01/18/1849 – 12/28/1854205Newspaper Archives
HannibalHannibal journal02/26/1852 – 09/15/185354Newspaper Archives
HannibalHannibal journal03/15/1853 – 09/21/1853127Newspaper Archives
HannibalHannibal journal and western union09/04/1851 – 01/29/185221Newspaper Archives
HannibalWestern union10/10/1850 – 08/28/185130Newspaper Archives
HarrisonvilleDemocrat-Missourian02/02/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HaytiHayti herald01/07/1909 – 10/14/1915346Newspaper Archives
HazelwoodHazelwood-Bridgeton Journal12/22/2004 – 03/13/2008Recent Obituaries
HermannDie Gasconade zeitung01/01/1860 – 10/15/19151969Newspaper Archives
IndependenceUpper Missouri Advertiser07/11/1832 – 07/11/18321Newspaper Archives
Independence, Blue Springs, Grain ValleyExaminer09/18/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IrontonIron County Register01/01/1880 – 10/14/19151851Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson herald07/25/1901 – 12/01/1910427Newspaper Archives
JasperJasper news07/26/1901 – 10/14/1915730Newspaper Archives
Jefferson CityJefferson City News-Tribune03/05/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Jefferson CityPeople’s Tribune09/20/1876 – 09/20/18761Newspaper Archives
Jefferson CityState Journal12/27/1872 – 12/27/1878305Newspaper Archives
Jefferson CityState republican01/02/1890 – 05/28/1896324Newspaper Archives
JoplinJoplin Globe01/27/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star01/02/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star, The: Blogs09/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star09/18/1880 – 12/31/199038772Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityNortheast News08/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityCosmopolita08/22/1914 – 11/15/1919260Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City Times05/01/1884 – 02/12/194214488Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityRising Son01/16/1903 – 12/28/1907193Newspaper Archives
Kansas CitySoldier’s Letter08/08/1864 – 10/15/18646Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityTagliche Post und Tribune08/25/1876 – 08/27/18762Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City Price Current08/11/1876 – 08/11/18761Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityWeekly Kansas City Star Expanded01/03/1940 – 04/27/1949481Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City daily journal07/24/1890 – 12/10/18991756Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City sun01/10/1914 – 10/16/191593Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityRising Son01/16/1903 – 12/28/1907194Newspaper Archives
KeytesvilleChariton courier06/07/1878 – 10/15/19151526Newspaper Archives
KirksvilleKirksville Daily Express08/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KirksvilleWeekly graphic05/01/1880 – 12/25/1896855Newspaper Archives
KirkwoodKirkwood-Webster Journal10/20/2004 – 02/01/2009Recent Obituaries
LacledeLaclede blade07/12/1902 – 10/15/1915645Newspaper Archives
Lake OzarkLake Today05/06/2009 – 08/03/2016Recent Obituaries
LaurieWest Side Star04/13/2006 – 02/09/2010Recent Obituaries
LebanonLaclede County Record03/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lee’s SummitLee’s Summit Journal02/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LexingtonHarry of the West05/03/1844 – 10/18/184415Newspaper Archives
LexingtonLexington Register07/20/1876 – 07/20/18761Newspaper Archives
LexingtonIntelligencer01/10/1872 – 10/15/19152020Newspaper Archives
LexingtonWeekly Caucasian04/25/1866 – 08/14/1875432Newspaper Archives
LexingtonWeekly Caucasian03/13/1884 – 03/01/18883Newspaper Archives
LouisianaDemocratic banner11/23/1839 – 07/09/1851551Newspaper Archives
MaconMacon Chronicle-Herald01/11/2011 – 07/30/2014Recent Obituaries
MaconMissouri Granger05/12/1876 – 05/12/18761Newspaper Archives
MansfieldMansfield Mirror08/11/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MansfieldMansfield mirror12/26/1912 – 10/14/1915146Newspaper Archives
MansfieldMansfield press10/09/1908 – 12/30/190947Newspaper Archives
Marble HillMarble Hill press07/25/1889 – 10/14/19151216Newspaper Archives
MarshallMarshall republican06/02/1899 – 05/29/1914674Newspaper Archives
MarshallSaline republican12/23/1898 – 05/05/189913Newspaper Archives
MarshfieldMarshfield Mail06/21/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleMaryville Daily Forum01/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisFarmers’ union02/05/1891 – 01/24/1895197Newspaper Archives
MexicoMexico Ledger10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MexicoMexico Ledger09/21/1876 – 12/30/19223922Newspaper Archives
MexicoMexico Weekly Ledger07/01/1910 – 12/30/19161987Newspaper Archives
MexicoMexico Missouri message11/09/1899 – 10/14/1915823Newspaper Archives
MexicoMexico Weekly Ledger09/21/1876 – 10/14/19152034Newspaper Archives
MoberlyMoberly Monitor-Index03/27/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonettMonett Times03/24/1999 – 03/13/2009Recent Obituaries
MonettMonett times01/01/1909 – 10/15/1915293Newspaper Archives
Monroe CityMonroe City Democrat12/01/1898 – 10/14/1915877Newspaper Archives
Montgomery CityMontgomery tribune09/28/1900 – 12/30/1910508Newspaper Archives
Mountain GroveMountain Grove News-Journal08/30/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NeoshoNeosho Daily News10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Noel, LanaganMcDonald County Press11/12/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
O’FallonO’Fallon Journal10/20/2004 – 04/13/2011Recent Obituaries
OakvilleOakville-Mehlville Journal10/20/2004 – 07/25/2007Recent Obituaries
OregonHolt County Sentinel09/22/1876 – 09/22/18761Newspaper Archives
OregonCounty paper06/30/1865 – 10/15/19152581Newspaper Archives
OverlandOverland-St. Ann Journal12/22/2004 – 09/17/2008Recent Obituaries
OzarkChristian County Headliner News06/08/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Park HillsDaily Journal06/20/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PerryvillePerryville Weekly Union01/28/1876 – 01/28/18761Newspaper Archives
PlattsburgClinton County Register04/14/1876 – 04/14/18761Newspaper Archives
PotosiPotosi journal08/22/1894 – 10/13/19151101Newspaper Archives
RaytownRaytown Post05/09/2007 – 03/26/2008Recent Obituaries
Rich HillRich Hill tribune01/01/1903 – 12/29/1910418Newspaper Archives
Rich HillTribune08/01/1901 – 12/25/190273Newspaper Archives
RichmondRichmond democrat05/22/1879 – 12/20/1888492Newspaper Archives
RollaRolla Daily News01/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RollaRural Express01/20/1866 – 01/20/18661Newspaper Archives
Saint JosephSt Joseph observer01/02/1915 – 10/16/191542Newspaper Archives
Saint LouisSt Louis Republic01/01/1900 – 01/02/19062172Newspaper Archives
Sainte GenevieveFair Play06/14/1872 – 10/16/19151873Newspaper Archives
SavannahPatron of Husbandry02/17/1876 – 02/17/18761Newspaper Archives
SavannahAndrew County Republican11/01/1871 – 12/14/1876260Newspaper Archives
SedaliaSedalia Democrat03/29/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SedaliaSedalia Times08/31/1901 – 12/19/190391Newspaper Archives
SedaliaSedalia weekly bazoo06/05/1877 – 12/26/1893738Newspaper Archives
SedaliaSedalia weekly conservator05/08/1903 – 09/21/1908237Newspaper Archives
SeymourWebster County Citizen02/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. CharlesSt. Charles County Journal02/02/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesSt. James Leader Journal12/05/2008 – 07/13/2016Recent Obituaries
St. JosephSaint Joseph Telegraph04/07/2011 – 09/13/2015Recent Obituaries
St. JosephSt. Joseph News-Press10/05/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisCitizen Journal01/19/2005 – 03/11/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisDemocratic Flag05/26/1848 – 05/26/18481Newspaper Archives
St. LouisLog Cabin Hero05/07/1840 – 07/22/18402Newspaper Archives
St. LouisNorth County Journal – Overland Edition11/24/2004 – 08/31/2011Recent Obituaries
St. LouisNorth Side Journal10/27/2004 – 04/23/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisPress Journal10/20/2004 – 12/31/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisRiverfront Times04/03/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth City Journal10/27/2004 – 07/25/2007Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth County Journal02/09/2011 – 05/08/2013Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth Side Journal10/27/2004 – 04/13/2011Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSouthwest City Journal10/20/2004 – 12/23/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSouthwest County Journal10/27/2004 – 01/27/2009Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSlasher06/29/1844 – 08/24/18442Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis American02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis Post-Dispatch01/01/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSquatter07/01/1848 – 07/01/18481Newspaper Archives
St. LouisTri-County Journal10/20/2004 – 01/21/2009Recent Obituaries
St. LouisWest County Journal02/09/2011 – 05/08/2013Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis Observer12/26/1833 – 11/05/18353Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWestern Watchman08/12/1876 – 08/12/18761Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Commercial Bulletin05/18/1835 – 12/31/1838890Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Missouri Democrat Expanded02/14/1857 – 05/19/18754614Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Missouri Republican03/01/1841 – 05/30/18882485Newspaper Archives
St. LouisFarmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate11/07/1833 – 10/23/183449Newspaper Archives
St. LouisLeader03/10/1855 – 03/01/185652Newspaper Archives
St. LouisMill Boy02/10/1844 – 01/21/184538Newspaper Archives
St. LouisMissouri Gazette and Public Advertiser07/26/1808 – 09/18/1818403Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Clarion12/18/1920 – 04/02/19212Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Daily Market Reporter01/02/1867 – 10/28/18741631Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Enquirer03/17/1819 – 12/18/1824224Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Palladium01/10/1903 – 10/05/1907225Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Republic05/31/1888 – 12/31/19004121Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Weekly Market Reporter01/02/1869 – 10/16/1875209Newspaper Archives
St. LouisTri-Weekly Missouri Republican05/02/1853 – 03/23/18582Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWeekly Missouri Republican07/13/1849 – 12/08/1865105Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWeekly St. Louis Pilot01/06/1855 – 11/15/185695Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWestliche Post03/13/1932 – 03/13/19321Newspaper Archives
St. LouisHerold des Glaubens02/27/1875 – 02/21/1877101Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Price-Current08/02/1851 – 03/31/18644Newspaper Archives
St. LouisCentral Christian Advocate05/04/1854 – 09/13/18767Newspaper Archives
St. LouisMerchants’ Exchange Price-current08/31/1860 – 01/02/18672Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Price Current, Shipping List and Commercial Transcript01/10/1846 – 05/08/18472Newspaper Archives
St. LouisLive-stock and Commercial Record07/12/1876 – 07/12/18761Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSaint Louis Price Current and Trade Journal07/06/1876 – 07/06/18761Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Christian Advocate08/21/1856 – 09/20/187610Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Luminary11/22/1854 – 11/22/18541Newspaper Archives
St. LouisTrue of the Valley Shepherd or, St. Louis Know-Nothing12/23/1854 – 12/23/18541Newspaper Archives

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