Native American Newspapers for Genealogy Research

When births, marriages and deaths occur, Native American families make sure that they are written up and documented in their local newspapers. Family and tribal historians want to data mine GenealogyBank’s entire Historical Newspaper Archives looking for these events by searching on the names of the individuals – but also by searching on the tribal affiliations of the persons involved.

montage of newspaper articles about Native Americans

Genealogy Tip: Search for your Native American ancestors using not only individual names, but also the names of their tribal affiliations to locate all articles about your family.

As part of its online collection of deep back runs digitized from more than 7,000 different newspapers spanning 1690 to today, GenealogyBank has a specific collection of Native American newspapers, fantastic for researching Indian roots from several tribes, from all around the country.

Currently, our Native American newspaper titles include:

  • Cherokee Advocate (Tahlequah, Oklahoma) (1871–1897)
  • Gallup Independent (Gallup, New Mexico) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2007–Current)
  • Herald and News (Klamath Falls, Oregon) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2000–Current)
  • Lake County Leader & Advertiser (Polson, Montana) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2008–Current)
  • Native American Times (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2009–Current)
  • Navajo Times (Window Rock, Arizona) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2009–Current)
  • Nome Nugget (Nome, Alaska) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2011–Current)
  • Skagit Valley Herald (Mount Vernon, Washington) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (2006–Current)
  • Yakima Herald-Republic (Yakima, Washington) Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1997–Current)

Genealogy Tip: Make sure to begin searching for your Native American ancestors with a wide search of our entire archives, then narrow down to specific locations and newspapers – including our collection of Native American newspapers – to increase your chances of success.

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