Missouri Archives: 98 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Missouri, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MO newspaper archives: 98 titles to help you search your family history in the “Show Me State,” providing coverage from 1808 to Today. There are more than 10.7 million articles and records in our online Missouri newspaper archives!

Photo: Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
Photo: Gateway Arch, 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 Missouri ancestors in these MO newspapers. 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)

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

Here is a list of online Missouri newspapers in the historical 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 Range * Collection
AshlandBoone County Journal05/13/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuroraAurora Advertiser02/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bellefontaine NeighborsNortheast County Journal12/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeltonStar Herald12/14/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BethanyBethany Republican-Clipper10/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Blue SpringsBlue Springs Journal10/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BoonvilleBoonville Daily News11/11/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bowling GreenPeople’s Tribune05/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookfieldLinn County Leader10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Byrnes MillMeramec Journal10/24/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CaliforniaCalifornia Democrat10/15/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdentonLake Sun Leader05/23/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarthageCarthage Press10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChesterfieldChesterfield Journal10/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChillicotheConstitution-Tribune01/05/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FarmingtonFarmington Press02/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FestusNews Democrat Journal10/24/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FestusJefferson County Journal10/24/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Florissant, Black JackNorth County Journal – Northwest Edition10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FredericktownDemocrat News01/31/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FultonFulton Sun03/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GrandviewJackson County Advocate01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Greenfield, MillerVedette03/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HannibalMissouri Courier01/18/1849 – 12/28/1854Newspaper Archives
HannibalHannibal Courier-Post12/09/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HarrisonvilleDemocrat-Missourian02/02/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HazelwoodHazelwood-Bridgeton Journal12/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Independence, Blue Springs, Grain ValleyExaminer09/18/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Jefferson CityJefferson City News-Tribune03/05/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JoplinJoplin Globe01/27/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CitySoldier’s Letter08/08/1864 – 10/15/1864Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityRising Son01/16/1903 – 12/28/1907Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityNortheast News08/22/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Times05/01/1884 – 01/31/1896Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityKansas City Star, The: Blogs09/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star01/02/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Kansas CityKansas City Star09/18/1880 – 06/10/1949Newspaper Archives
Kansas CityCosmopolita08/22/1914 – 11/15/1919Newspaper Archives
KirksvilleKirksville Daily Express08/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KirkwoodKirkwood-Webster Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake OzarkLake Today05/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaurieWest Side Star04/13/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LebanonLebanon Daily Record02/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lee’s SummitLee’s Summit Journal02/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaconMacon Chronicle-Herald01/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleMaryville Daily Forum01/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MexicoMexico Ledger10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MoberlyMoberly Monitor-Index and Democrat03/27/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonettMonett Times03/24/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NeoshoNeosho Daily News10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Noel, LanaganMcDonald County Press11/12/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
O’FallonO’Fallon Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OakvilleOakville-Mehlville Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OverlandOverland-St. Ann Journal12/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Park HillsDaily Journal06/20/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RaytownRaytown Post05/09/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RollaRolla Daily News01/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SedaliaSedalia Times08/31/1901 – 12/19/1903Newspaper Archives
SedaliaSedalia Democrat07/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeymourWebster County Citizen02/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. CharlesSt. Charles County Journal02/02/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesSt. James Leader Journal12/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JosephSt. Joseph News-Press10/05/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JosephSaint Joseph Telegraph04/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisWestliche Post03/13/1932 – 03/13/1932Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWest County Journal02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisWeekly St. Louis Pilot01/06/1855 – 11/15/1856Newspaper Archives
St. LouisWeekly Missouri Republican07/13/1849 – 12/08/1865Newspaper Archives
St. LouisTri-Weekly Missouri Republican05/02/1853 – 03/23/1858Newspaper Archives
St. LouisTri-County Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis Weekly Market Reporter01/07/1871 – 10/16/1875Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Republic05/31/1888 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Post-Dispatch01/01/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSt. Louis Palladium01/10/1903 – 10/05/1907Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Enquirer03/17/1819 – 12/18/1824Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Daily Market Reporter01/03/1871 – 10/28/1874Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis Clarion12/18/1920 – 04/02/1921Newspaper Archives
St. LouisSt. Louis American02/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouthwest County Journal10/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouthwest City Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth Side Journal10/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth County Journal02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisSouth City Journal10/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisRiverfront Times04/03/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisPress Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisNorth Side Journal10/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisNorth County Journal – Overland Edition11/24/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. LouisMissouri Gazette and Public Advertiser03/23/1808 – 09/18/1818Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Missouri Republican03/01/1841 – 05/30/1888Newspaper Archives
St. LouisDaily Commercial Bulletin05/18/1835 – 12/31/1838Newspaper Archives
St. LouisCitizen Journal01/19/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PetersSt. Peters Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. RobertPulaski County Mirror01/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Town and CountryMid-County Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrentonWarrenton Journal02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WashingtonDie Washingtoner Post11/17/1870 – 11/14/1878Newspaper Archives
WaynesvilleDaily Guide04/16/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WentzvilleWentzville Journal10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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