North Dakota Archives: 32 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from North Dakota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ND newspaper archives: 32 titles to help you search your family history in the “Peace Garden State,” providing coverage from 1865 to Today. There are more than 2.5 million articles and records in our online North Dakota newspaper archives!

Photo: western North Dakota
Photo: western North Dakota. Credit: Aaronyoung777; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search North Dakota Newspaper Archives (1865 – 1931)

Search North Dakota Recent Obituaries (1987 – Current)

Illustration: North Dakota state flag
Illustration: North Dakota state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of online North Dakota newspapers in the historical 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 ND newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Beulah Beulah Beacon 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bismarck Staats-Anzeiger 07/07/1931 – 07/07/1931 Newspaper Archives
Bismarck Bismarck Tribune 01/01/1885 – 12/31/1900 Newspaper Archives
Bismarck Bismarck Tribune 01/24/1993 – Current Recent Obituaries
Center Center Republican 01/27/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Devils Lake Devils Lake Journal 02/03/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fargo Fargo Times 07/10/1875 – 11/03/1877 Newspaper Archives
Fargo Fargo Daily Argus 01/04/1882 – 12/30/1882 Newspaper Archives
Fargo Dakota 10/16/1895 – 03/10/1897 Newspaper Archives
Fort Rice Frontier Scout 06/15/1865 – 10/12/1865 Newspaper Archives
Garrison McLean County Independent 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Forks Normanden 12/26/1900 – 10/22/1902 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Grand Forks Weekly Herald 06/26/1879 – 06/17/1880 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Grand Forks Herald 10/01/1987 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Forks Grand Forks Daily Herald 11/01/1881 – 01/14/1923 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Evening Times 01/03/1906 – 03/28/1914 Newspaper Archives
Hankinson News-Monitor 10/13/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hazen Hazen Star 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mandan Sunday Pioneer 11/11/1883 – 12/23/1883 Newspaper Archives
Mandan Daily Pioneer 01/04/1883 – 12/29/1883 Newspaper Archives
McClusky McClusky Gazette 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Michigan Nelson County Capital 08/14/1884 – 08/14/1884 Newspaper Archives
New Town New Town News 01/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Parshall Mountrail County Record 01/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tower City Tower City Herald 05/02/1884 – 02/06/1885 Newspaper Archives
Turtle Lake McLean County Journal 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Underwood Underwood News 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Valley City Valley City Times-Record 06/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Velva Velva Area Voice 01/20/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wahpeton Daily News 02/27/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Washburn Leader-News 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Williston Williston Daily Herald 01/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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