Missouri Archives: 92 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Missouri entered the Union as the 24th state on 10 August 1821. Historically, it was the launching point for America’s westward expansion: the Oregon Trail, Pony Express, and Santa Fe Trail all started in Missouri. This historic role Missouri played as America’s portal to the West is commemorated by the famous Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis. An interesting feature of this geographically-varied state is that it is adjacent to the confluence of the nation’s three greatest rivers: the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio.

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

If you are researching your ancestry from Missouri, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Missouri newspaper archives: 92 titles to help you search your family history in “The Show Me State,” providing coverage from 1808 to Today. There are more than 10 million newspaper articles and records in our online MO archives to trace your family tree!

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

Search Missouri Newspaper Archives (1808 – 1949)

Search Missouri Recent Obituaries (1988 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Missouri newspapers in the 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.

CityTitleDate RangeCollection
AshlandBoone County Journal5/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuroraAurora Advertiser2/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bellefontaine NeighborsNortheast County Journal12/22/2004 – 8/27/2008Recent Obituaries
BeltonStar Herald12/14/2006 – 5/11/2011Recent Obituaries
BethanyBethany Republican-Clipper10/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Blue SpringsBlue Springs Journal10/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoonvilleBoonville Daily News4/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bowling GreenPeople’s Tribune5/4/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookfieldLinn County Leader10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Byrnes MillMeramec Journal10/24/2004 – 12/2/2008Recent Obituaries
CaliforniaCalifornia Democrat10/15/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdentonLake Sun Leader5/23/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarthageCarthage Press10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChesterfieldChesterfield Journal10/27/2004 – 3/19/2008Recent Obituaries
ChillicotheConstitution-Tribune4/6/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FarmingtonFarmington Press2/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FestusJefferson County Journal10/24/2004 – 9/7/2011Recent Obituaries
FestusNews Democrat Journal10/24/2004 – 11/15/2008Recent Obituaries
Florissant, Black JackNorth County Journal – Northwest Edition11/24/2004 – 4/13/2011Recent Obituaries
FredericktownDemocrat News1/31/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FultonFulton Sun3/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GrandviewJackson County Advocate1/4/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Greenfield, MillerVedette1/13/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HannibalMissouri Courier1/18/1849 – 12/28/1854Newspaper Archives
HannibalHannibal Courier-Post12/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HarrisonvilleDemocrat-Missourian2/2/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HazelwoodHazelwood-Bridgeton Journal12/22/2004 – 3/13/2008Recent Obituaries
Independence, Blue Springs, Grain ValleyExaminer9/18/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Jefferson CityJefferson City News-Tribune3/5/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JoplinJoplin Globe1/27/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star9/18/1880 – 6/10/1949Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City Times5/1/1884 – 1/31/1896Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityRising Son1/16/1903 – 12/28/1907Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityCosmopolita8/22/1914 – 11/15/1919Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityNortheast News8/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star1/2/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star, The: Blogs9/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KirksvilleKirksville Daily Express8/2/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KirkwoodKirkwood-Webster Journal10/20/2004 – 2/1/2009Recent Obituaries
Lake OzarkLake Today5/6/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaurieWest Side Star4/13/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LebanonLebanon Daily Record2/6/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lee’s SummitLee’s Summit Journal2/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaconMacon Chronicle-Herald1/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleMaryville Daily Forum1/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MexicoMexico Ledger10/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MoberlyMoberly Monitor-Index and Democrat3/27/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonettMonett Times3/24/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NeoshoNeosho Daily News10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Noel, LanaganMcDonald County Press11/12/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
O’FallonO’Fallon Journal10/20/2004 – 4/13/2011Recent Obituaries
OakvilleOakville-Mehlville Journal10/20/2004 – 7/25/2007Recent Obituaries
OverlandOverland-St. Ann Journal12/22/2004 – 9/17/2008Recent Obituaries
Park HillsDaily Journal6/20/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RaytownRaytown Post5/9/2007 – 3/26/2008Recent Obituaries
RollaRolla Daily News1/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SedaliaSedalia Times8/31/1901 – 12/19/1903Newspaper Archives
SedaliaSedalia Democrat7/1/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeymourWebster County Citizen2/3/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. CharlesSt. Charles Journal2/2/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesSt. James Leader Journal10/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JosephSaint Joseph Telegraph4/7/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JosephSt. Joseph News-Press10/5/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis Republic5/31/1888 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Missouri Republican3/1/1841 – 5/30/1888Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Palladium1/10/1903 – 10/5/1907Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Commercial Bulletin5/18/1835 – 12/31/1838Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWeekly St. Louis Pilot1/6/1855 – 11/15/1856Newspaper Archives
St. LouisMissouri Gazette and Public Advertiser7/26/1808 – 9/18/1818Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Enquirer3/17/1819 – 12/18/1824Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Clarion12/18/1920 – 4/2/1921Newspaper Archives
St. LouisTri-Weekly Missouri Republican5/2/1853 – 3/23/1858Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSouthwest City Journal10/20/2004 – 12/23/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis Post-Dispatch1/1/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisPress Journal10/20/2004 – 12/31/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisWest County Journal2/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth County Journal2/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisNorth County Journal – Overland Edition11/24/2004 – 8/31/2011Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSouthwest County Journal10/27/2004 – 1/27/2009Recent Obituaries
St. LouisCitizen Journal1/19/2005 – 3/11/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth City Journal10/27/2004 – 7/25/2007Recent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis American2/1/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth Side Journal10/27/2004 – 4/13/2011Recent Obituaries
St. LouisNorth Side Journal10/27/2004 – 4/23/2008Recent Obituaries
St. LouisTri-County Journal10/20/2004 – 1/21/2009Recent Obituaries
St. PetersSt. Peters Journal10/20/2004 – 4/13/2011Recent Obituaries
St. RobertPulaski County Mirror1/7/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Town and CountryMid-County Journal10/20/2004 – 4/13/2011Recent Obituaries
WarrentonWarrenton Journal2/9/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WashingtonDie Washingtoner Post11/17/1870 – 11/14/1878Newspaper Archives
WaynesvilleDaily Guide3/25/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WentzvilleWentzville Journal10/20/2004 – 1/2/2011Recent Obituaries

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