New York Archives: 888 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from New York, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online NY newspaper archives: 888 titles to help you search your family history in the “Empire State,” providing coverage from 1730 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online New York newspaper archives!

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Photo: the Statue of Liberty (more formally, Liberty Enlightening the World, and more colloquially, Lady Liberty) is a structure located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, presented to the United States on the centennial of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence as a gift from France. Credit: William Warby; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search New York Newspaper Archives (1730 – 1998)

Search New York Recent Obituaries (1986 – Today)

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Here is a partial list of New York newspapers in the online archives; click here to see the complete list. 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 NY newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Adams South Jeff Journal 08/27/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Albany Albany Argus 01/26/1813 – 04/17/1855 3025 Newspaper Archives
Albany Knickerbocker News 03/12/1986 – 04/15/1988 Recent Obituaries
Albany Rough and Ready 09/28/1848 – 09/28/1848 1 Newspaper Archives
Albany Tocsin of Liberty 12/17/1841 – 12/17/1841 1 Newspaper Archives
Albany Times Union 03/08/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Albany Times Union, The: Web Edition Articles 01/22/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Albany Albany Advertiser 09/30/1815 – 03/22/1817 153 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Centinel 07/04/1797 – 12/31/1805 763 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Chronicle 09/19/1796 – 04/09/1798 57 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Daily Advertiser 09/25/1815 – 03/24/1817 242 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Evening Journal 06/12/1834 – 12/30/1876 12240 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Gazette 01/03/1788 – 03/23/1821 2061 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Journal, or, the Montgomery, Washington and Columbia Intelligencer 02/02/1788 – 05/11/1789 37 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Register 04/06/1789 – 11/25/1822 1573 Newspaper Archives
Albany Balance 01/04/1809 – 12/24/1811 256 Newspaper Archives
Albany Daily Albany Argus 12/28/1825 – 12/29/1876 3307 Newspaper Archives
Albany Geographical and Military Museum 02/28/1814 – 06/06/1814 15 Newspaper Archives
Albany Guardian 11/21/1807 – 11/12/1808 53 Newspaper Archives
Albany New-York Democrat 10/07/1846 – 10/07/1846 1 Newspaper Archives
Albany New-York Gazetteer, or, Northern Intelligencer 07/15/1782 – 05/01/1784 48 Newspaper Archives
Albany New-York Statesman 05/16/1820 – 09/21/1821 69 Newspaper Archives
Albany Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate 02/03/1842 – 01/02/1843 11 Newspaper Archives
Albany Plough Boy 06/05/1819 – 01/05/1822 135 Newspaper Archives
Albany Republican Crisis 11/11/1806 – 12/27/1808 114 Newspaper Archives
Albany Rough-hewer 02/20/1840 – 12/24/1840 40 Newspaper Archives
Albany Signs of the Times 10/13/1827 – 11/08/1828 53 Newspaper Archives
Albany Sojourner-Herald 04/01/1995 – 11/01/1998 27 Newspaper Archives
Albany Temperance Recorder 05/07/1833 – 11/05/1833 2 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Christian Register 09/27/1828 – 05/09/1829 29 Newspaper Archives
Albany Farmers’, Mechanics’ and Workingmen’s Advocate 07/17/1830 – 06/07/1831 71 Newspaper Archives
Albany New York Farmer 11/27/1852 – 11/27/1852 1 Newspaper Archives
Albany Albany Religious Spectator 11/02/1844 – 10/25/1845 52 Newspaper Archives
Albany Busy Bee 01/01/1854 – 01/01/1854 1 Newspaper Archives
Albany Voice of Industry 04/29/1854 – 04/29/1854 1 Newspaper Archives
Albany Christian Herald and Messenger 04/03/1851 – 04/03/1851 1 Newspaper Archives
Alexander Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Journal 05/19/1838 – 05/19/1838 1 Newspaper Archives
Altona North Countryman 08/05/2011 – 07/30/2015 Recent Obituaries
Amherst Amherst Bee 10/05/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Amityville Amityville Record 10/07/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Armonk Armonk Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Auburn Citizen 07/09/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Auburn Auburn Daily Bulletin 02/16/1870 – 12/30/1876 2117 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Auburn Journal and Advertiser 05/31/1837 – 12/30/1846 486 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Cayuga Chief 01/04/1849 – 07/15/1856 362 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Cayuga Patriot 11/21/1827 – 04/02/1834 12 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Cayuga Republican 03/31/1819 – 01/16/1833 30 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Cayuga Tocsin 06/02/1813 – 07/06/1814 23 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Coon Killer 09/06/1844 – 09/06/1844 1 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Gospel Messenger 01/20/1827 – 04/27/1833 294 Newspaper Archives
Auburn Northern Christian Advocate 12/20/1848 – 09/21/1864 54 Newspaper Archives
Auburn West Onondaga County Journal 04/11/2012 – 04/26/2017 Recent Obituaries
Babylon Babylon Beacon 10/08/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baldwinsville Baldwinsville Messenger 08/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ballston Spa American Examiner 06/06/1856 – 06/06/1856 1 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Ballston Spa Gazette 10/17/1821 – 10/04/1825 206 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Independent American 09/27/1808 – 05/06/1818 446 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa People’s Watch-Tower 05/13/1818 – 04/05/1820 6 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Rural Visiter, and Saratoga Advertiser 05/05/1812 – 06/23/1812 2 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Saratoga Advertiser 11/12/1804 – 03/10/1812 103 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Saratoga Courier 12/06/1815 – 10/15/1817 11 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Saratoga Farmer 01/17/1821 – 02/07/1821 3 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Saratoga Journal 02/01/1814 – 06/11/1817 31 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Saratoga Patriot 08/19/1812 – 12/28/1813 26 Newspaper Archives
Ballston Spa Saratoga Register, or, Farmer’s Journal 09/05/1798 – 11/21/1798 2 Newspaper Archives
Batavia Batavian 04/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Batavia Daily News 03/24/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Batavia Republican Advocate 11/16/1811 – 11/23/1827 92 Newspaper Archives
Batavia Batavia Times, and Farmers and Mechanics’ Journal 11/19/1840 – 11/19/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Bath Steuben Courier Advocate 11/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bath Steuben Farmers’ Advocate 02/12/1840 – 08/25/1876 5 Newspaper Archives
Bath Farmer’s Gazette 07/22/1817 – 07/22/1817 1 Newspaper Archives
Bedford Bedford Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellmore Bellmore Herald Life 12/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bethlehem Bethlehem Spotlight 08/05/2011 – 12/16/2015 Recent Obituaries
Binghamton Binghamton University Pipe Dream 11/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Binghamton Broome County Patriot 11/10/1812 – 05/18/1813 28 Newspaper Archives
Binghamton Political Olio 05/25/1813 – 04/05/1814 7 Newspaper Archives
Briarcliff Manor Briarcliff Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brighton, Pittsford Brighton-Pittsford Post 10/28/2009 – 02/09/2017 Recent Obituaries
Brighton, Pittsford, Fairport Brighton-Pittsford-Fairport-East Rochester-Henrietta Post 11/23/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brockport Brockport Free Press, and Farmer’s and Mechanick’s Advocate 04/13/1831 – 01/11/1832 3 Newspaper Archives
Brockport, Spencerport Brockport-Spencerport Post 07/13/2000 – 06/05/2008 Recent Obituaries
Bronx Riverdale Press 11/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bronxville Bronxville Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bronxville Town Report 08/25/2006 – 01/10/2013 Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Bay Ridge Courier 08/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Brooklyn Courier 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn BrooklynEagle.com 11/26/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Canarsie Courier 12/21/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Greenpoint Star & Weekly Northside News 11/17/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Haitian Times 01/25/2007 – 03/02/2013 Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Kings Courier 09/30/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Mill-Marine Courier 05/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Our Time Press 09/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Brooklyn Colonia Latina 01/08/1938 – 01/08/1938 1 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Brooklyn Minerva, and Long-Island Advertiser 10/21/1807 – 12/09/1807 14 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Caribe 09/08/1923 – 10/06/1923 2 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Curioso 04/07/1934 – 06/01/1935 37 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Espana Libre 11/03/1939 – 12/25/1942 165 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Guaimaro 09/26/1895 – 01/02/1896 15 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Long Island Weekly Intelligencer 07/03/1806 – 01/01/1807 7 Newspaper Archives
Brooklyn Long-Island Star 06/08/1809 – 12/27/1820 256 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Buffalo Campaign Republic 10/01/1856 – 10/01/1856 1 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Buffalo News 01/01/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Buffalo Campaign Courier 10/22/1856 – 10/22/1856 1 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Niagara Journal 07/04/1815 – 07/06/1819 35 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo American Celt, and Catholic Citizen 08/14/1852 – 05/28/1853 2 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Catholic Union 04/22/1875 – 04/13/1876 51 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Buffalo Christian Advocate 01/03/1856 – 09/28/1876 58 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Taglicher Buffalo Volksfreund 10/23/1876 – 10/23/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Wochentlicher Buffalo Volksfreund 09/01/1876 – 09/01/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Buffalo Buffalo News, The: Web Edition Articles 07/21/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Canandaigua Daily Messenger 08/26/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Canandaigua Ontario Messenger 11/25/1806 – 10/20/1818 198 Newspaper Archives
Canandaigua Ontario Repository 10/31/1809 – 08/27/1827 28 Newspaper Archives
Canandaigua Western Repository 11/01/1803 – 12/08/1807 16 Newspaper Archives
Canton St. Lawrence Plaindealer 01/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carthage Carthage Republican Tribune 04/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Catskill Daily Mail 01/03/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Catskill American Eagle 08/03/1808 – 05/08/1811 102 Newspaper Archives
Catskill Catskill Packet 08/06/1792 – 12/26/1795 177 Newspaper Archives
Catskill Catskill Recorder 07/02/1804 – 04/18/1833 155 Newspaper Archives
Catskill Greene County Republican 11/15/1826 – 12/24/1828 84 Newspaper Archives
Catskill Western Constellation 11/09/1801 – 10/31/1803 47 Newspaper Archives
Cazenovia Cazenovia Republican 08/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cazenovia Pilot 08/10/1808 – 08/07/1823 474 Newspaper Archives
Cazenovia Union Herald 05/11/1838 – 04/11/1840 100 Newspaper Archives
Central Square Citizen Outlet 04/15/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chappaqua Chappaqua Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cheektowaga Cheektowaga Bee 04/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cherry Valley Cherry-Valley Gazette 10/08/1818 – 07/12/1825 158 Newspaper Archives
Cherry Valley Otsego Republican Press 08/14/1812 – 08/06/1813 45 Newspaper Archives
Cicero, North Syracuse Eagle Star-Review 08/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clarence Clarence Bee 04/07/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clifton Park, Halfmoon Your Clifton Park & Halfmoon 12/16/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cohoes Cohoes Democrat 09/30/1876 – 09/30/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Colonie Colonie Spotlight 08/05/2011 – 08/05/2015 Recent Obituaries
Cooperstown Cooperstown Crier 03/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cooperstown Cooperstown Federalist 06/03/1809 – 02/02/1815 178 Newspaper Archives
Cooperstown Freeman’s Journal 11/30/1818 – 12/25/1820 68 Newspaper Archives
Cooperstown Impartial Observer 10/22/1808 – 05/27/1809 32 Newspaper Archives
Cooperstown Otsego Herald 04/03/1795 – 01/29/1821 1289 Newspaper Archives
Cooperstown Watch-Tower 05/18/1814 – 11/28/1831 635 Newspaper Archives
Corning Leader 10/07/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cortlandt Cortlandt Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Croton-on-Hudson Croton Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – 11/13/2012 Recent Obituaries
Dansville Genesee Country Express 05/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Delmar SpotlightNews.com 08/08/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Delmar, Guilderland Guilderland Spotlight 08/05/2011 – 11/11/2015 Recent Obituaries
DeRuyter Protestant Sentinel 02/21/1837 – 03/14/1837 3 Newspaper Archives
Dobbs Ferry Dobbs Ferry Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – 06/14/2012 Recent Obituaries
East Aurora East Aurora Bee 04/08/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
East Hampton Independent 11/22/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
East Meadow East Meadow Herald 09/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
East Rochester East Rochester Post 07/13/2000 – 09/26/2007 Recent Obituaries
Eastchester Eastchester Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elizabethtown Denpubs.com 02/10/2007 – 07/30/2015 Recent Obituaries
Elizabethtown Sun 08/12/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elizabethtown Valley News 08/05/2011 – 07/30/2015 Recent Obituaries
Elmont Franklin Square-Elmont Herald 11/19/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elmont Three Village Times 11/21/1997 – 06/15/2012 Recent Obituaries
Fairport, East Rochester Fairport-East Rochester Post 10/04/2007 – 10/20/2016 Recent Obituaries
Farmingdale Farmingdale Observer 11/21/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fayetteville Fayetteville Luminary, and Reformed Methodist Intelligencer 10/03/1839 – 10/03/1839 1 Newspaper Archives
Fayetteville, Manlius, Minoa Eagle Bulletin 08/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Floral Park Floral Park Dispatch 01/18/2007 – 08/17/2016 Recent Obituaries
Forest Hills, Rego Park Forest Hills-Rego Park Times 08/03/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forestville Chautauqua Farmer 06/06/1874 – 08/19/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Freeport, Baldwin Leader 12/11/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresh Meadows Queens Tribune 07/14/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fresh Meadows Southeast Queens Press 08/08/2006 – 10/11/2007 Recent Obituaries
Garden City Baldwin Herald 01/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Garden City Garden City Life 11/13/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Garden City Nassau Herald 09/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Garden City Eco 05/01/1930 – 05/15/1932 27 Newspaper Archives
Gates, Chili, Greece Gates-Chili-Greece Post 08/29/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Geneseo Livingston County News 04/29/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Geneseo Livingston County News: Web Edition Articles 07/01/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Geneva Geneva Gazette 06/27/1810 – 02/17/1819 214 Newspaper Archives
Geneva Geneva Palladium 01/10/1816 – 04/30/1828 38 Newspaper Archives
Glen Cove Glen Cove Record Pilot 12/04/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glen Cove Gold Coast Gazette 09/09/2010 – 03/22/2012 Recent Obituaries
Glendale Glendale Register 08/03/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glens Falls Post-Star 10/17/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Goshen Chronicle 06/02/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Goshen Goshen Repository 03/21/1797 – 12/25/1798 37 Newspaper Archives
Goshen Orange County Gazette 05/20/1806 – 05/02/1815 89 Newspaper Archives
Goshen Orange County Patriot; or, The Spirit of Seventy-Six 01/01/1811 – 12/31/1821 461 Newspaper Archives
Goshen Orange Farmer 02/12/1820 – 07/07/1823 26 Newspaper Archives
Grand Island Island Dispatch 09/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Great Neck Great Neck Record 12/11/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greece Greece Post 07/13/2000 – 09/08/2016 Recent Obituaries
Greenburgh Greenburgh Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hamilton Mid-York Weekly 03/24/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hamilton Polk-er, and Young Hickory Advocate 06/13/1844 – 06/13/1844 1 Newspaper Archives
Hamilton Madison Farmer 11/05/1828 – 05/06/1829 5 Newspaper Archives
Harlem People’s Community News 05/10/1970 – 05/10/1970 1 Newspaper Archives
Harrison Harrison Daily Voice 06/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries

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