Nebraska Archives: 132 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Nebraska, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online NE newspaper archives: 132 titles to help you search your family history in the “Cornhusker State,” providing coverage from 1854 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Nebraska newspaper archives!

Photo: the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest, near Halsey, Nebraska
Photo: the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest, near Halsey, Nebraska, is the largest human-planted forest in the United States. Credit: Bkell; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Nebraska in these newspapers. Our NE newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Nebraska Newspaper Archives (1854 – 2011)

Search Nebraska Obituaries (1885 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of Nebraska 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 NE newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AllianceAlliance herald02/21/1902 – 06/30/19221030Newspaper Archives
AshlandAshland Gazette02/03/2011 – CurrentObituaries
AshlandSaunders County Republican02/04/1876 – 02/04/18761Newspaper Archives
AuroraAurora Republican09/20/1876 – 09/20/18761Newspaper Archives
BeatriceBeatrice Daily Sun06/10/2002 – CurrentObituaries
BeatriceBeatrice Courier08/26/1876 – 09/16/18762Newspaper Archives
BeatriceBeatrice Express12/19/1868 – 08/14/18764Newspaper Archives
Beaver CityWestern Leader06/24/1876 – 06/24/18761Newspaper Archives
BellevueBellevue Leader02/27/2009 – CurrentObituaries
BellevueBellevue gazette10/23/1856 – 09/02/185888Newspaper Archives
BellevueNebraska palladium07/15/1854 – 04/11/185526Newspaper Archives
BloomingtonFranklin County Guard08/30/1872 – 08/13/187417Newspaper Archives
Broken BowCuster County Chief10/04/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Broken BowCuster County Republican03/16/1899 – 12/29/1910587Newspaper Archives
BrownvilleNemaha County Granger09/15/1876 – 09/15/18761Newspaper Archives
BrownvilleNebraska Advertiser06/24/1892 – 12/25/1908561Newspaper Archives
BrownvilleNebraska Advertiser06/07/1856 – 09/14/18821258Newspaper Archives
Central CityCentral City Courier08/10/1876 – 08/10/18761Newspaper Archives
ChadronChadron Record04/12/2005 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbusColumbus Telegram09/19/1999 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbusColumbus journal08/28/1878 – 11/09/19111728Newspaper Archives
ColumbusColumbus Republican06/29/1876 – 06/29/18761Newspaper Archives
CreteSaline County Post06/29/1876 – 06/29/18761Newspaper Archives
Dakota CityDakota City herald08/13/1859 – 04/21/186018Newspaper Archives
Dakota CityDakota County herald12/02/1899 – 03/16/1922813Newspaper Archives
Dakota CityDakota City Mail09/15/1876 – 09/15/18761Newspaper Archives
David CityDavid City Banner-Press09/13/2011 – CurrentObituaries
FairburyFairbury Gazette09/09/1876 – 09/09/18761Newspaper Archives
FairmontFairmont Bulletin09/14/1876 – 09/14/18761Newspaper Archives
Falls CityFalls City tribune01/08/1904 – 07/24/1908229Newspaper Archives
FremontFremont Tribune08/16/2000 – CurrentObituaries
GeringGering Courier11/06/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Grand IslandGrand Island Independent12/01/1997 – CurrentObituaries
GretnaGretna Breeze05/13/2009 – CurrentObituaries
HarrisonHarrison press-journal08/03/1899 – 01/26/1905275Newspaper Archives
HarrisonSioux County journal09/20/1888 – 07/20/1899541Newspaper Archives
HarrisonJournal09/13/1888 – 09/13/18881Newspaper Archives
HemingfordHemingford Ledger11/07/2008 – CurrentObituaries
KearneyKearney Hub05/30/2005 – CurrentObituaries
KearneyDaily Times10/22/1886 – 12/31/18891068Newspaper Archives
LexingtonLexington Clipper-Herald06/23/2005 – CurrentObituaries
LincolnLincoln Journal Star06/01/1996 – CurrentObituaries
LincolnLincoln Journal Star: Web Edition Articles11/04/2003 – CurrentObituaries
LincolnDaily Nebraska State Journal07/01/1888 – 10/03/1890808Newspaper Archives
LincolnNeighborhood Extra01/24/2012 – CurrentObituaries
LincolnCapital city courier12/17/1887 – 04/04/1903790Newspaper Archives
LincolnCommoner01/23/1901 – 12/01/1922760Newspaper Archives
LincolnNebraska Staats-Anzeiger08/20/1885 – 03/07/1901495Newspaper Archives
LincolnWageworker04/29/1904 – 01/27/1911291Newspaper Archives
LincolnWill Maupin”s weekly02/03/1911 – 10/25/191289Newspaper Archives
LincolnAlliance06/12/1889 – 12/07/188924Newspaper Archives
LincolnAlliance-independent06/30/1892 – 03/08/189479Newspaper Archives
LincolnFarmers” alliance12/14/1889 – 03/31/1892121Newspaper Archives
LincolnFarmers” alliance and Nebraska independent04/07/1892 – 06/23/189212Newspaper Archives
LincolnLincoln independent09/27/1895 – 01/03/189614Newspaper Archives
LincolnNebraska independent01/16/1896 – 10/30/1902348Newspaper Archives
LincolnWealth makers of the world03/15/1894 – 01/09/189686Newspaper Archives
LincolnWeekly independent08/29/1895 – 09/20/18954Newspaper Archives
McCookMcCook tribune06/03/1885 – 05/13/19121198Newspaper Archives
McCookMcCook weekly tribune09/13/1883 – 05/28/188589Newspaper Archives
Nebraska CityNebraska City News-Press02/09/2005 – CurrentObituaries
Nebraska CityDaily Nebraska Press08/06/1868 – 12/28/18761416Newspaper Archives
Nebraska CityNebraska City News01/12/1856 – 01/12/18561Newspaper Archives
NorfolkNorfolk weekly news03/09/1899 – 11/15/190085Newspaper Archives
NorfolkNorfolk weekly news-journal11/23/1900 – 03/29/1912584Newspaper Archives
North PlatteNorth Platte Telegraph05/03/2004 – CurrentObituaries
North PlatteLincoln County tribune09/26/1885 – 08/20/189075Newspaper Archives
North PlatteNorth Platte semi-weekly tribune01/01/1895 – 12/29/19222136Newspaper Archives
North PlatteNorth Platte tribune10/08/1890 – 12/26/189479Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Star01/07/2011 – CurrentObituaries
OmahaOmaha World-Herald09/04/2005 – CurrentObituaries
OmahaCenter-Union Agriculturist06/28/1876 – 06/28/18761Newspaper Archives
OmahaAfro-American Sentinel02/22/1896 – 03/25/1899125Newspaper Archives
OmahaDanske Pioneer08/03/1876 – 10/10/1901195Newspaper Archives
OmahaEnterprise08/10/1895 – 07/03/189774Newspaper Archives
OmahaFlorence Courier09/23/1858 – 10/14/18583Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Arrow08/04/1854 – 10/20/18542Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Daily Herald05/04/1866 – 06/30/18891859Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Morning Bee-News10/26/1876 – 09/09/19353Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha World-Herald08/24/1885 – 12/31/198335590Newspaper Archives
OmahaProgress03/22/1890 – 03/07/18914Newspaper Archives
OmahaTagliche Omaha Tribune06/25/1937 – 06/25/19371Newspaper Archives
OmahaTrain Ligue11/25/1871 – 12/09/18713Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha World-Herald: Web Edition Articles08/05/2006 – CurrentObituaries
OmahaOmaha daily bee12/31/1872 – 06/14/192215153Newspaper Archives
OmahaProgress03/25/1886 – 07/13/188936Newspaper Archives
OmahaTagliche Omaha Tribune10/02/1912 – 04/30/19202033Newspaper Archives
OmahaPokrok za’padu09/15/1871 – 12/29/19201636Newspaper Archives
OmahaPokrok za’padu10/21/1892 – 08/10/1900218Newspaper Archives
OmahaDer Staats=Anzeiger04/11/1907 – 10/19/1920692Newspaper Archives
OmahaReader11/08/2010 – CurrentObituaries
OmahaOmaha morning bee04/01/1922 – 12/03/1922173Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Star07/09/1938 – 06/30/20113694Newspaper Archives
OmahaAmerican08/06/1891 – 09/08/1899269Newspaper Archives
OmahaBamberge’s Newspaper Reporter01/01/1873 – 01/01/18731Newspaper Archives
OmahaFolkets Tidning08/04/1876 – 08/04/18761Newspaper Archives
OmahaNebraskian12/26/1855 – 04/15/18572Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Bee10/04/1876 – 10/04/18761Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Daily Alta02/14/1872 – 02/14/18721Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Daily Republican06/29/1866 – 04/28/1880877Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Post und Beobachter04/15/1876 – 08/26/18762Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Weekly Herald08/25/1876 – 08/25/18761Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Weekly Tribune and Republican10/20/1858 – 08/19/18763Newspaper Archives
OmahaPokrok Zapadu07/26/1876 – 07/26/18761Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha World-Herald: Blogs05/25/2010 – 03/15/2018Obituaries
PapillionPapillion Times01/27/2011 – CurrentObituaries
PapillionSuburban Newspapers06/29/2005 – 01/29/2009Obituaries
Platte CityRailway Pioneer10/25/1866 – 10/25/18661Newspaper Archives
PlattsmouthPlattsmouth Journal05/02/2007 – CurrentObituaries
RalstonRalston Recorder05/06/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Red CloudRed Cloud Chief10/09/1873 – 12/28/19222223Newspaper Archives
Saint HelenaCedar County Advocate05/24/1876 – 05/24/18761Newspaper Archives
SchuylerSchuyler Sun10/20/2011 – CurrentObituaries
ScottsbluffStar-Herald04/20/2005 – CurrentObituaries
SheltonHuntsman’s echo06/14/1860 – 08/01/186113Newspaper Archives
SidneySidney Telegraph08/12/1876 – 08/12/18761Newspaper Archives
StantonStanton Bugle06/09/1876 – 06/09/18761Newspaper Archives
State-Wide CountyMidwest Messenger11/05/2013 – CurrentObituaries
SyracuseSyracuse Journal-Democrat03/06/2009 – CurrentObituaries
TecumsehTecumseh Herald09/03/1874 – 07/01/18762Newspaper Archives
TekamahBurt County Plaindealer01/06/2005 – CurrentObituaries
ValentineCherry County independent12/08/1892 – 04/02/189610Newspaper Archives
ValentineValentine Democrat05/03/1900 – 05/16/1912613Newspaper Archives
ValentineValentine Democrat04/09/1896 – 08/25/1898123Newspaper Archives
ValentineWestern news-Democrat09/01/1898 – 04/26/190081Newspaper Archives
WahooWahoo Newspaper02/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
WahooIndependent11/06/1902 – 04/25/1907233Newspaper Archives
WaverlyWaverly News04/21/2009 – CurrentObituaries
West PointWest Point Republican09/07/1876 – 09/07/18761Newspaper Archives
YorkYork News-Times03/08/2000 – CurrentObituaries

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