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.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Ashland Boone County Journal 05/13/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aurora Aurora Advertiser 02/26/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellefontaine Neighbors Northeast County Journal 12/22/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Belton Star Herald 12/14/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bethany Bethany Republican-Clipper 10/26/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Blue Springs Blue Springs Journal 10/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boonville Boonville Daily News 11/11/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bowling Green People’s Tribune 05/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brookfield Linn County Leader 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Byrnes Mill Meramec Journal 10/24/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
California California Democrat 10/15/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camdenton Lake Sun Leader 05/23/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carthage Carthage Press 10/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chesterfield Chesterfield Journal 10/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune 01/05/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Farmington Farmington Press 02/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Festus News Democrat Journal 10/24/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Festus Jefferson County Journal 10/24/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Florissant, Black Jack North County Journal – Northwest Edition 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fredericktown Democrat News 01/31/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fulton Fulton Sun 03/26/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grandview Jackson County Advocate 01/04/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenfield, Miller Vedette 03/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hannibal Missouri Courier 01/18/1849 – 12/28/1854 Newspaper Archives
Hannibal Hannibal Courier-Post 12/09/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Harrisonville Democrat-Missourian 02/02/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hazelwood Hazelwood-Bridgeton Journal 12/22/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Independence, Blue Springs, Grain Valley Examiner 09/18/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jefferson City Jefferson City News-Tribune 03/05/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Joplin Joplin Globe 01/27/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Soldier’s Letter 08/08/1864 – 10/15/1864 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Rising Son 01/16/1903 – 12/28/1907 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Northeast News 08/22/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Times 05/01/1884 – 01/31/1896 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Kansas City Star, The: Blogs 09/29/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Star 01/02/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kansas City Kansas City Star 09/18/1880 – 06/10/1949 Newspaper Archives
Kansas City Cosmopolita 08/22/1914 – 11/15/1919 Newspaper Archives
Kirksville Kirksville Daily Express 08/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kirkwood Kirkwood-Webster Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Ozark Lake Today 05/06/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Laurie West Side Star 04/13/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lebanon Lebanon Daily Record 02/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit Journal 02/19/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Macon Macon Chronicle-Herald 01/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Maryville Maryville Daily Forum 01/20/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mexico Mexico Ledger 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Moberly Moberly Monitor-Index and Democrat 03/27/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monett Monett Times 03/24/1999 – 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 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakville Oakville-Mehlville Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Overland Overland-St. Ann Journal 12/22/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Park Hills Daily Journal 06/20/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Raytown Raytown Post 05/09/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rolla Rolla Daily News 01/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sedalia Sedalia Times 08/31/1901 – 12/19/1903 Newspaper Archives
Sedalia Sedalia Democrat 07/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
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 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Joseph St. Joseph News-Press 10/05/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Joseph Saint Joseph Telegraph 04/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Westliche Post 03/13/1932 – 03/13/1932 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis West County Journal 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Weekly St. Louis Pilot 01/06/1855 – 11/15/1856 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Weekly Missouri Republican 07/13/1849 – 12/08/1865 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Tri-Weekly Missouri Republican 05/02/1853 – 03/23/1858 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Tri-County Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis St. Louis Weekly Market Reporter 01/07/1871 – 10/16/1875 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Republic 05/31/1888 – 12/31/1900 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01/01/1988 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis St. Louis Palladium 01/10/1903 – 10/05/1907 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Enquirer 03/17/1819 – 12/18/1824 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Daily Market Reporter 01/03/1871 – 10/28/1874 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis Clarion 12/18/1920 – 04/02/1921 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis St. Louis American 02/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Southwest County Journal 10/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Southwest City Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis South Side Journal 10/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis South County Journal 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis South City Journal 10/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Riverfront Times 04/03/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Press Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis North Side Journal 10/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis North County Journal – Overland Edition 11/24/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Louis Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser 03/23/1808 – 09/18/1818 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican 03/01/1841 – 05/30/1888 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Daily Commercial Bulletin 05/18/1835 – 12/31/1838 Newspaper Archives
St. Louis Citizen Journal 01/19/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Peters St. Peters Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Robert Pulaski County Mirror 01/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Town and Country Mid-County Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warrenton Warrenton Journal 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Washington Die Washingtoner Post 11/17/1870 – 11/14/1878 Newspaper Archives
Waynesville Daily Guide 04/16/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wentzville Wentzville Journal 10/20/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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