Montana Archives: 97 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Montana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MT newspaper archives: 97 titles to help you search your family history in “Big Sky Country,” providing coverage from 1864 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Montana newspaper archives!

Photo: the upper end of St. Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park, Montana
Photo: the upper end of St. Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park, Montana. Credit: Ken Thomas; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Montana Newspaper Archives (1864 – 1922)

Search Montana Recent Obituaries (1996 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of Montana newspapers in the online 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AnacondaAnaconda Standard01/02/1898 – 12/31/19228902Newspaper Archives
AnacondaAnaconda Standard09/04/1889 – 12/31/18993664Newspaper Archives
BelgradeBelgrade News06/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Big ForkWest Shore News03/24/2009 – 02/13/2013Recent Obituaries
BigforkBigfork Eagle07/16/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BillingsBillings Gazette10/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BillingsBillings Outpost07/07/2010 – 01/25/2016Recent Obituaries
BillingsLast Best News03/05/2014 – 07/06/2017Recent Obituaries
BillingsBillings gazette01/03/1899 – 12/31/19091048Newspaper Archives
BillingsBillings herald06/01/1882 – 05/02/1885153Newspaper Archives
BillingsDaily gazette07/01/1894 – 07/01/18941Newspaper Archives
BozemanBozeman Daily Chronicle06/04/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BozemanAvant courier09/13/1871 – 12/25/1879410Newspaper Archives
BozemanBozeman weekly chronicle02/07/1883 – 12/26/1888270Newspaper Archives
BrowningGlacier Reporter02/12/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ButteButte Miner11/08/1881 – 12/19/18972Newspaper Archives
ButteButte Weekly Miner06/15/1876 – 05/23/1901285Newspaper Archives
ButteButte Weekly05/10/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ButteButte daily miner01/01/1882 – 01/01/18894Newspaper Archives
ButteButte inter mountain01/02/1899 – 12/31/19031500Newspaper Archives
ButteButte semi-weekly miner06/10/1879 – 12/28/1889923Newspaper Archives
ButteNew age05/30/1902 – 02/07/190332Newspaper Archives
Columbia FallsHungry Horse News07/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CulbertsonSearchlight01/01/1909 – 12/27/1912200Newspaper Archives
Cut BankCut Bank Pioneer Press02/12/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cut BankCut Bank pioneer press12/16/1910 – 10/15/1915110Newspaper Archives
Deer LodgeNew Northwest04/11/1874 – 09/29/187613Newspaper Archives
Deer LodgeNew North-west07/09/1869 – 04/30/18971372Newspaper Archives
DillonDillon tribune02/19/1881 – 12/09/1887341Newspaper Archives
DupuyerDupuyer acantha09/15/1894 – 12/26/1901373Newspaper Archives
EkalakaEkalaka eagle04/02/1909 – 10/15/1915308Newspaper Archives
ForsythRosebud County news02/28/1901 – 03/15/1906264Newspaper Archives
Fort BentonRiver Press05/11/1887 – 09/26/188841Newspaper Archives
Fort BentonBenton Record02/01/1875 – 05/10/1884355Newspaper Archives
Fort BentonRiver Press10/27/1880 – 12/30/19141036Newspaper Archives
GlasgowGlasgow courier01/01/1915 – 10/15/191542Newspaper Archives
GlendiveYellowstone monitor01/02/1908 – 10/14/1915400Newspaper Archives
Great FallsMontana Herold06/29/1893 – 07/11/1901361Newspaper Archives
Great FallsPrairie Star01/29/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Great FallsGreat Falls daily tribune05/14/1885 – 01/11/189090Newspaper Archives
Great FallsGreat Falls leader06/16/1888 – 10/13/188818Newspaper Archives
Great FallsGreat Falls leader10/21/1888 – 12/31/1889344Newspaper Archives
Great FallsGreat Falls tribune05/18/1887 – 12/25/1896673Newspaper Archives
HamiltonRavalli Republic05/23/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HamiltonWestern news01/03/1900 – 12/30/1910592Newspaper Archives
HarlowtonHarlowton news02/05/1909 – 01/09/1914245Newspaper Archives
HavreHavre herald07/06/1904 – 10/07/1908219Newspaper Archives
HelenaIndependent Record10/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HelenaDaily Rocky Mountain Gazette01/03/1871 – 10/25/1873457Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Daily Herald01/02/1872 – 12/31/18891795Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Independent01/01/1898 – 12/31/19001090Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Weekly Herald11/15/1866 – 12/27/1888788Newspaper Archives
HelenaMontana Herold05/04/1893 – 06/22/18936Newspaper Archives
HelenaMontana Radiator01/27/1866 – 10/13/186611Newspaper Archives
HelenaColored citizen09/03/1894 – 11/05/189410Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Independent01/01/1889 – 12/31/18942114Newspaper Archives
HelenaHelena Weekly Herald10/27/1870 – 12/26/1889937Newspaper Archives
HelenaMontana news04/27/1904 – 01/04/1912294Newspaper Archives
HelenaMontana plaindealer03/16/1906 – 09/08/1911123Newspaper Archives
HelenaSuffrage daily news09/24/1914 – 11/02/19144Newspaper Archives
Judith GapJudith Gap journal12/11/1908 – 12/26/1913263Newspaper Archives
KalispellDaily Inter Lake09/23/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KalispellKalispell bee03/01/1901 – 08/31/1901153Newspaper Archives
KalispellKalispell bee06/15/1900 – 12/29/1903345Newspaper Archives
LewistownFergus County argus08/05/1886 – 12/28/19061114Newspaper Archives
LewistownFergus County Democrat08/23/1904 – 10/14/1915568Newspaper Archives
LibbyWestern News08/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LibbyLibby herald08/17/1911 – 08/29/1913101Newspaper Archives
LivingstonLivingston enterprise11/01/1884 – 01/01/1900425Newspaper Archives
MaidenMineral argus08/16/1883 – 07/29/1886146Newspaper Archives
MaltaEnterprise01/22/1908 – 10/14/1915396Newspaper Archives
Miles CityDaily Yellowstone journal10/18/1882 – 01/17/18932982Newspaper Archives
Miles CityYellowstone journal01/18/1893 – 12/31/1894598Newspaper Archives
MissoulaMissoulian10/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MissoulaNewWest09/12/2006 – 03/20/2010Recent Obituaries
MissoulaDaily Missoulian01/01/1909 – 12/31/19142115Newspaper Archives
NeihartNeihart herald05/29/1891 – 01/12/1901490Newspaper Archives
PhilipsburgPhilipsburg mail04/28/1887 – 12/27/1901598Newspaper Archives
PlainsClark Fork Valley Press01/08/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlainsMineral Independent08/17/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PolsonLake County Leader & Advertiser12/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Red LodgeRed Lodge picket12/21/1889 – 12/26/1902489Newspaper Archives
RonanRonan pioneer02/03/1911 – 10/15/1915226Newspaper Archives
RoundupRoundup record04/03/1908 – 12/26/1913299Newspaper Archives
ShelbyShelby Promoter02/12/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SidneySidney Herald01/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StevensvilleRavalli Republican08/22/1894 – 12/28/1898224Newspaper Archives
Sun RiverSun River sun02/14/1884 – 04/30/188563Newspaper Archives
ValierValierian02/12/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Virginia CityMadisonian01/05/1895 – 12/26/189699Newspaper Archives
Virginia CityMontana Post08/27/1864 – 06/11/1869243Newspaper Archives
West YellowstoneWest Yellowstone News11/29/2000 – 09/02/2016Recent Obituaries
White Sulphur SpringsRocky Mountain Husbandman01/29/1880 – 08/10/189966Newspaper Archives
White Sulphur SpringsRocky Mountain Husbandman11/25/1875 – 12/25/1884424Newspaper Archives
WhitefishWhitefish Pilot07/13/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WhitefishWhitefish pilot01/03/1908 – 12/26/1912256Newspaper Archives
WibauxWibaux pioneer01/17/1907 – 12/25/1914398Newspaper Archives

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