Montana Archives: 27 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Montana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MT newspaper archives: 27 titles to help you search your family history in the “Treasure State,” providing coverage from 1866 to Today. There are more than 2.7 million articles and records in our online Montana newspaper archives!

Photo: bison herd grazing at the National Bison Range, Montana
Photo: bison herd grazing at the National Bison Range, Montana. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Montana Newspaper Archives (1866 – 1922)

Search Montana Recent Obituaries (1996 – Current)

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

Here is a complete list of online Montana 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 MT newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Anaconda Anaconda Standard 01/02/1898 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Big Fork West Shore News 03/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bigfork Bigfork Eagle 07/16/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Billings Billings Gazette 10/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Billings Billings Outpost 07/07/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bozeman Bozeman Daily Chronicle 06/04/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Butte Butte Miner 12/19/1897 – 12/19/1897 Newspaper Archives
Butte Butte Weekly Miner 01/02/1896 – 05/23/1901 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Falls Hungry Horse News 07/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Deer Lodge New Northwest 04/11/1874 – 09/29/1876 Newspaper Archives
Fort Benton River Press 05/11/1887 – 09/26/1888 Newspaper Archives
Great Falls Montana Herold 06/29/1893 – 07/11/1901 Newspaper Archives
Helena Daily Rocky Mountain Gazette 01/03/1871 – 10/25/1873 Newspaper Archives
Helena Helena Daily Herald 01/02/1872 – 12/31/1889 Newspaper Archives
Helena Helena Independent 01/01/1898 – 12/31/1900 Newspaper Archives
Helena Helena Weekly Herald 11/15/1866 – 12/27/1888 Newspaper Archives
Helena Independent Record 10/11/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Helena Montana Herold 05/04/1893 – 06/22/1893 Newspaper Archives
Helena Montana Radiator 01/27/1866 – 10/13/1866 Newspaper Archives
Kalispell Daily Inter Lake 09/23/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Libby Western News 08/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Missoula Missoulian 10/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Missoula NewWest 09/12/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Plains Clark Fork Valley Press 01/08/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Polson Lake County Leader & Advertiser 12/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sidney Sidney Herald 01/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Whitefish Whitefish Pilot 07/13/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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