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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AnacondaAnaconda Standard01/02/1898 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
Big ForkWest Shore News03/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BigforkBigfork Eagle07/16/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BillingsBillings Gazette10/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BillingsBillings Outpost07/07/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BozemanBozeman Daily Chronicle06/04/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ButteButte Miner12/19/1897 – 12/19/1897Newspaper Archives
ButteButte Weekly Miner01/02/1896 – 05/23/1901Newspaper Archives
Columbia FallsHungry Horse News07/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Deer LodgeNew Northwest04/11/1874 – 09/29/1876Newspaper Archives
Fort BentonRiver Press05/11/1887 – 09/26/1888Newspaper Archives
Great FallsMontana Herold06/29/1893 – 07/11/1901Newspaper Archives
HelenaDaily Rocky Mountain Gazette01/03/1871 – 10/25/1873Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Daily Herald01/02/1872 – 12/31/1889Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Independent01/01/1898 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Weekly Herald11/15/1866 – 12/27/1888Newspaper Archives
HelenaIndependent Record10/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HelenaMontana Herold05/04/1893 – 06/22/1893Newspaper Archives
HelenaMontana Radiator01/27/1866 – 10/13/1866Newspaper Archives
KalispellDaily Inter Lake09/23/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LibbyWestern News08/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MissoulaMissoulian10/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MissoulaNewWest09/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlainsClark Fork Valley Press01/08/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PolsonLake County Leader & Advertiser12/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SidneySidney Herald01/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WhitefishWhitefish Pilot07/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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