North Dakota Archives: 70 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from North Dakota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ND newspaper archives: 70 titles to help you search your family history in the “Peace Garden State,” providing coverage from 1865 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online North Dakota newspaper archives!

Photo: Sunflowers in Traill County, North Dakota
Photo: Sunflowers in Traill County, North Dakota. Credit: Hephaestos; 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 – Today)

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

Here is a complete list of North Dakota 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 ND newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Beach Golden Valley chronicle Expanded 01/10/1907 – 12/15/1916 446 Newspaper Archives
Beulah Beulah Beacon 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bismarck Bismarck Tribune 01/24/1993 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bismarck Bismarck Tribune 01/01/1885 – 12/31/1900 4938 Newspaper Archives
Bismarck Staats-Anzeiger 07/07/1931 – 07/07/1931 1 Newspaper Archives
Bismarck Farm & Ranch Guide 04/05/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bismarck Bismarck daily tribune Expanded 06/04/1877 – 12/30/1922 7135 Newspaper Archives
Bismarck Bismarck Tribune Expanded 07/11/1873 – 09/15/1911 1218 Newspaper Archives
Bottineau Bottineau courant Expanded 05/04/1895 – 12/28/1922 1437 Newspaper Archives
Bowbells Bowbells tribune Expanded 12/01/1899 – 12/29/1922 967 Newspaper Archives
Center Center Republican 01/27/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cooperstown Griggs County courier Expanded 01/26/1883 – 01/04/1906 1198 Newspaper Archives
Devils Devils Lake world Expanded 04/10/1914 – 01/21/1915 41 Newspaper Archives
Devils Devils Lake world Expanded 01/06/1911 – 06/23/1911 24 Newspaper Archives
Devils Devils Lake world New 07/07/1920 – 12/27/1922 131 Newspaper Archives
Devils Lake Devils Lake Journal 02/03/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Devils Lake Devils Lake inter-ocean Expanded 08/13/1909 – 12/25/1914 236 Newspaper Archives
Devils Lake Devils Lake inter-ocean Expanded 10/11/1884 – 11/24/1905 640 Newspaper Archives
Devils Lake Devils Lake inter-ocean and Devils Lake free press Expanded 12/01/1905 – 07/30/1909 191 Newspaper Archives
Devils Lake Devils Lake weekly world Expanded 06/30/1911 – 04/03/1914 138 Newspaper Archives
Devils Lake Devils Lake world and inter-ocean Expanded 01/28/1915 – 06/16/1920 265 Newspaper Archives
Dickinson Dickinson press Expanded 04/21/1883 – 12/29/1917 1700 Newspaper Archives
Fargo Dakota 10/16/1895 – 03/10/1897 71 Newspaper Archives
Fargo Fargo Daily Argus 01/04/1882 – 12/30/1882 292 Newspaper Archives
Fargo Fargo Times 07/10/1875 – 11/03/1877 4 Newspaper Archives
Fort Rice Frontier Scout 06/15/1865 – 10/12/1865 15 Newspaper Archives
Fort Yates Sioux County pioneer Expanded 09/24/1914 – 12/28/1922 378 Newspaper Archives
Garrison McLean County Independent 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Forks Grand Forks Herald 10/01/1987 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Forks Evening Times 01/03/1906 – 03/28/1914 2072 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Grand Forks Daily Herald 11/01/1881 – 01/14/1923 12748 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Grand Forks Weekly Herald 06/26/1879 – 06/17/1880 47 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Normanden 12/26/1900 – 10/22/1902 96 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Evening Times Expanded 01/01/1906 – 03/28/1914 2163 Newspaper Archives
Grand Forks Grand Forks daily herald and the evening times Expanded 03/30/1914 – 12/30/1922 2661 Newspaper Archives
Hankinson News-Monitor 10/13/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hazen Hazen Star 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hope Hope pioneer Expanded 04/27/1883 – 12/28/1922 1964 Newspaper Archives
Jamestown Jamestown alert Expanded 07/04/1878 – 12/28/1922 2265 Newspaper Archives
Langdon Courier Democrat Expanded 02/19/1891 – 04/15/1920 1417 Newspaper Archives
Langdon Cavalier County farmers press New 04/22/1920 – 08/18/1921 70 Newspaper Archives
Linton Emmons County record Expanded 06/10/1884 – 12/28/1922 1935 Newspaper Archives
Lisbon Lisbon Star 09/19/1884 – 10/10/1884 2 Newspaper Archives
Little Missouri Bad Lands cow boy Expanded 02/07/1884 – 12/23/1886 130 Newspaper Archives
Mandan Daily Pioneer 01/04/1883 – 12/29/1883 103 Newspaper Archives
Mandan Sunday Pioneer 11/11/1883 – 12/23/1883 6 Newspaper Archives
Mandan Mandan News 06/17/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
McClusky McClusky Gazette 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Michigan Nelson County Capital 08/14/1884 – 08/14/1884 1 Newspaper Archives
Minot Ward County independent Expanded 01/07/1903 – 12/28/1922 1034 Newspaper Archives
New Town New Town News 01/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oakes Oakes Republican Expanded 08/12/1898 – 01/18/1906 261 Newspaper Archives
Oakes Oakes times Expanded 01/25/1906 – 12/28/1922 879 Newspaper Archives
Oakes Oakes weekly Republican Expanded 06/29/1888 – 06/17/1898 375 Newspaper Archives
Parshall Mountrail County Record 01/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pembina Pioneer express Expanded 04/20/1883 – 12/29/1922 1778 Newspaper Archives
Steele Steele Weekly Herald 08/16/1884 – 08/15/1885 3 Newspaper Archives
Tower City Tower City Herald 05/02/1884 – 02/06/1885 23 Newspaper Archives
Turtle Lake McLean County Journal 01/06/2011 – 12/28/2017 Recent Obituaries
Turtle Lake, Underwood Central McLean News-Journal 01/04/2018 – Current Recent Obituaries
Underwood Underwood News 01/06/2011 – 12/28/2017 Recent Obituaries
Valley City Valley City Times-Record 06/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Valley City Weekly times-record Expanded 07/25/1912 – 11/09/1922 533 Newspaper Archives
Velva Velva Area Voice 01/20/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wahpeton Daily News 02/27/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wahpeton Wahpeton times Expanded 04/11/1884 – 01/09/1919 1247 Newspaper Archives
Washburn Leader-News 01/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Washburn Washburn leader Expanded 06/28/1890 – 12/29/1922 1608 Newspaper Archives
Williston Williston Daily Herald 01/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Williston Williston graphic Expanded 07/09/1895 – 05/15/1919 1132 Newspaper Archives

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