North Dakota Archives: 84 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from North Dakota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ND newspaper archives: 84 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: Pitcairn, North Dakota. Credit: Andrew Filer; Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: Pitcairn, North Dakota. Credit: Andrew Filer; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from North Dakota in these newspapers. Our ND 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 North Dakota Newspaper Archives (1865 – 1937)

Search North Dakota Obituaries (1987 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
BeachGolden Valley chronicle01/10/1907 – 12/15/1916446Newspaper Archives
BeulahBeulah Beacon01/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
BismarckBismarck Tribune01/24/1993 – CurrentObituaries
BismarckBismarck Tribune04/08/1876 – 12/31/19004940Newspaper Archives
BismarckStaats-Anzeiger07/07/1931 – 07/07/19311Newspaper Archives
BismarckFarm & Ranch Guide04/05/2001 – CurrentObituaries
BismarckBismarck daily tribune06/04/1877 – 12/31/193711715Newspaper Archives
BismarckBismarck Tribune07/11/1873 – 09/15/19111218Newspaper Archives
BismarckBismarck Weekly Tribune01/28/1874 – 07/19/18763Newspaper Archives
BismarckSaturday Evening Journal12/04/1886 – 12/04/18861Newspaper Archives
BottineauBottineau courant05/04/1895 – 12/28/19221437Newspaper Archives
BottineauBottineau pioneer09/23/1886 – 04/27/1895369Newspaper Archives
BowbellsBowbells tribune12/01/1899 – 12/29/1922967Newspaper Archives
CasseltonCass County Reporter01/06/2021 – CurrentObituaries
CenterCenter Republican01/27/2011 – CurrentObituaries
CooperstownGriggs Courier03/26/1886 – 03/26/18861Newspaper Archives
CooperstownGriggs County courier01/26/1883 – 01/04/19061198Newspaper Archives
DevilsDevils Lake world04/10/1914 – 01/21/191541Newspaper Archives
DevilsDevils Lake world01/06/1911 – 06/23/191124Newspaper Archives
DevilsDevils Lake world07/07/1920 – 12/27/1922131Newspaper Archives
Devils LakeDevils Lake Journal02/03/1999 – CurrentObituaries
Devils LakeDevils Lake inter-ocean08/13/1909 – 12/25/1914236Newspaper Archives
Devils LakeDevils Lake inter-ocean10/11/1884 – 11/24/1905640Newspaper Archives
Devils LakeDevils Lake inter-ocean and Devils Lake free press12/01/1905 – 07/30/1909191Newspaper Archives
Devils LakeDevils Lake weekly world06/30/1911 – 04/03/1914138Newspaper Archives
Devils LakeDevils Lake world and inter-ocean01/28/1915 – 06/16/1920265Newspaper Archives
DickinsonDickinson press04/21/1883 – 12/29/19171700Newspaper Archives
FargoDakota10/16/1895 – 03/10/189771Newspaper Archives
FargoFargo Daily Argus01/04/1882 – 12/30/1882292Newspaper Archives
FargoFargo Times07/10/1875 – 11/03/18774Newspaper Archives
FargoFargo forum and daily republican10/07/1903 – 12/31/19184305Newspaper Archives
FargoFargo Express02/19/1874 – 02/19/18741Newspaper Archives
FargoSunday Argus08/09/1885 – 08/09/18851Newspaper Archives
Fort RiceFrontier Scout06/15/1865 – 10/12/186515Newspaper Archives
Fort YatesSioux County pioneer09/24/1914 – 12/28/1922378Newspaper Archives
GarrisonMcLean County Independent01/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Grand ForksGrand Forks Herald10/01/1987 – CurrentObituaries
Grand ForksEvening Times01/03/1906 – 03/28/19142072Newspaper Archives
Grand ForksGrand Forks Daily Herald11/01/1881 – 01/14/192312748Newspaper Archives
Grand ForksGrand Forks Weekly Herald06/26/1879 – 06/17/188047Newspaper Archives
Grand ForksNormanden12/26/1900 – 10/22/190296Newspaper Archives
Grand ForksEvening Times01/01/1906 – 03/28/19142163Newspaper Archives
Grand ForksGrand Forks daily herald and the evening times03/30/1914 – 12/30/19222661Newspaper Archives
HamiltonPembina County News11/14/1889 – 11/14/18891Newspaper Archives
HankinsonNews-Monitor10/13/2009 – CurrentObituaries
HazenHazen Star01/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
HopeHope pioneer04/27/1883 – 12/28/19221964Newspaper Archives
JamestownJamestown alert07/04/1878 – 12/28/19222265Newspaper Archives
LangdonCourier Democrat02/19/1891 – 04/15/19201417Newspaper Archives
LangdonCavalier County farmers press04/22/1920 – 08/18/192170Newspaper Archives
LintonEmmons County record06/10/1884 – 12/28/19221935Newspaper Archives
LintonEmmons County Record01/03/2013 – CurrentObituaries
LisbonLisbon Star09/19/1884 – 10/10/18842Newspaper Archives
LisbonRansom County Gazette01/11/2021 – CurrentObituaries
Little MissouriBad Lands cow boy02/07/1884 – 12/23/1886130Newspaper Archives
MandanDaily Pioneer01/04/1883 – 12/29/1883103Newspaper Archives
MandanSunday Pioneer11/11/1883 – 12/23/18836Newspaper Archives
MandanMandan News06/17/2016 – CurrentObituaries
MayvilleTraill County Tribune01/09/2021 – CurrentObituaries
McCluskyMcClusky Gazette01/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
MichiganNelson County Capital08/14/1884 – 08/14/18841Newspaper Archives
MilnorSargent County Teller01/01/2021 – CurrentObituaries
MinotWard County independent01/07/1903 – 12/28/19221034Newspaper Archives
MinotNorthern Sentry: Minot Air Force Base05/04/2012 – CurrentObituaries
New TownNew Town News01/07/2011 – CurrentObituaries
OakesOakes Republican08/12/1898 – 01/18/1906261Newspaper Archives
OakesOakes times01/25/1906 – 12/28/1922879Newspaper Archives
OakesOakes weekly Republican06/29/1888 – 06/17/1898375Newspaper Archives
ParshallMountrail County Record01/07/2011 – CurrentObituaries
PembinaPioneer express04/20/1883 – 12/29/19221778Newspaper Archives
SteeleSteele Weekly Herald08/16/1884 – 08/15/18853Newspaper Archives
Tower CityTower City Herald05/02/1884 – 02/06/188523Newspaper Archives
Turtle LakeMcLean County Journal01/06/2011 – 12/28/2017Obituaries
Turtle Lake, UnderwoodCentral McLean News-Journal01/04/2018 – CurrentObituaries
UnderwoodUnderwood News01/06/2011 – 12/28/2017Obituaries
Valley CityValley City Times-Record06/02/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Valley CityWeekly times-record07/25/1912 – 11/09/1922533Newspaper Archives
VelvaVelva Area Voice01/20/2011 – CurrentObituaries
WahpetonDaily News01/09/2004 – CurrentObituaries
WahpetonWahpeton times04/11/1884 – 01/09/19191247Newspaper Archives
WashburnLeader-News01/06/2011 – CurrentObituaries
WashburnWashburn leader06/28/1890 – 12/29/19221608Newspaper Archives
WillistonWilliston Daily Herald01/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
WillistonWilliston graphic07/09/1895 – 05/15/19191132Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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Note on the header image: North Dakota State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota, featuring an Art Deco tower. Credit: Bobak Ha’Eri; Wikimedia Commons.

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