Nebraska Archives: 97 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Nebraska, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online NE newspaper archives: 97 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: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Photo: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska. Credit: Carol M. Highsmith; Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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

Search Nebraska Newspaper Archives (1854 – 1983)

Search Nebraska Recent Obituaries (1996 – 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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeatriceBeatrice Daily Sun06/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueBellevue Leader02/27/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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
ChadronChadron Record04/12/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusColumbus Telegram09/19/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusColumbus journal08/28/1878 – 11/09/19111728Newspaper Archives
Dakota CityDakota City herald08/13/1859 – 04/21/186018Newspaper Archives
Dakota CityDakota County herald12/02/1899 – 03/16/1922813Newspaper Archives
David CityDavid City Banner-Press09/13/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Falls CityFalls City tribune01/08/1904 – 07/24/1908229Newspaper Archives
FremontFremont Tribune08/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeringGering Courier11/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand IslandGrand Island Independent12/01/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GretnaGretna Breeze05/13/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HemingfordHemingford Ledger11/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KearneyKearney Hub05/30/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KearneyDaily Times10/22/1886 – 12/31/18891068Newspaper Archives
LexingtonLexington Clipper-Herald06/23/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnLincoln Journal Star06/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnLincoln Journal Star: Web Edition Articles11/04/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnDaily Nebraska State Journal07/01/1888 – 10/03/1890808Newspaper Archives
LincolnNeighborhood Extra01/24/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Nebraska CityDaily Nebraska Press08/06/1868 – 12/28/18761416Newspaper 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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OmahaOmaha World-Herald09/04/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OmahaCenter-Union Agriculturist06/28/1876 – 06/28/18761Newspaper Archives
OmahaAfro-American Sentinel02/22/1896 – 03/25/1899125Newspaper Archives
OmahaDanske Pioneer10/17/1895 – 10/10/1901194Newspaper 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 Herald10/30/1878 – 06/30/18891740Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha Morning Bee-News09/09/1935 – 09/09/19351Newspaper Archives
OmahaOmaha World-Herald08/24/1885 – 12/31/198335588Newspaper 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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OmahaOmaha morning bee New04/01/1922 – 12/03/1922173Newspaper Archives
PapillionPapillion Times01/27/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PapillionSuburban Newspapers06/29/2005 – 01/29/2009Recent Obituaries
Platte CityRailway Pioneer10/25/1866 – 10/25/18661Newspaper Archives
PlattsmouthPlattsmouth Journal05/02/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RalstonRalston Recorder05/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Red CloudRed Cloud Chief10/09/1873 – 12/28/19222223Newspaper Archives
SchuylerSchuyler Sun10/20/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ScottsbluffStar-Herald04/20/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SheltonHuntsman’s echo06/14/1860 – 08/01/186113Newspaper Archives
State-Wide CountyMidwest Messenger11/05/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SyracuseSyracuse Journal-Democrat03/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TekamahBurt County Plaindealer01/06/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WahooIndependent11/06/1902 – 04/25/1907233Newspaper Archives
WaverlyWaverly News04/21/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YorkYork News-Times03/08/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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