Ohio Archives: 194 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Originally part of early America’s “Northwest Territory,” Ohio joined the nation as the 17th state on 1 March 1803. Ohio is the country’s 34th largest state, and the 7th most populous. It’s largest city is the capital, Columbus.

photo of an Ohio welcome sign on Highway 52
Photo: Ohio welcome sign on Highway 52. Credit: Andreas Faessler; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Ohio, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online OH newspaper archives: 194 titles to help you search your family history in “The Buckeye State,” providing coverage from 1795 to Today. There are more than 118 million articles and records in our online Ohio archives!

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

Search Ohio Newspaper Archives (1795 – 1991)

Search Ohio Recent Obituaries (1985 – Current)

illustration of the state flag of Ohio
Illustration: state flag of Ohio. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Ohio newspapers in the 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 OH newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

Ohio Population Fact

The 500-mile radius surrounding Columbus, OH, houses 50% of the state’s population. GenealogyBank’s archives span Columbus news from the 1800s to today.

City Title Date Range* Collection
AdaAda Icon04/28/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AkronAkron Beacon Journal: Blogs08/15/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AkronAkron Beacon Journal01/07/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AkronSummit County Beacon01/03/1877 – 12/25/1889Newspaper Archives
AmherstAmherst News-Times10/20/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AshtabulaStar Beacon10/30/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AthensAthens Messenger09/01/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Avon, Avon ParkSun Sentinel02/05/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay VillageWest Shore Sun04/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeachwoodSun Press04/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeavercreekNews-Current09/14/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bellbrook, SugarcreekSugarcreek-Bellbrook Times08/28/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellefontaineWeekly Currents01/09/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueBellevue Gazette10/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellvilleBellville Star11/21/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BereaNews Sun09/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BexleyBexley News09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BlufftonBluffton Icon10/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BlufftonBluffton News12/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bowling GreenSentinel-Tribune02/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrunswickBrunswick Sun09/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CadizCadiz Informant01/09/1818 – 01/09/1818Newspaper Archives
CantonRepository02/23/1878 – 03/08/1953Newspaper Archives
CantonCanton Repository03/30/1815 – 12/28/1905Newspaper Archives
CantonCanton Daily News04/09/1917 – 04/09/1917Newspaper Archives
CantonDaily Repository and Republican06/11/1873 – 06/21/1873Newspaper Archives
CantonRepository10/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Chagrin Falls, SolonChagrin Solon Sun11/27/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChillicotheFredonian02/19/1807 – 08/10/1813Newspaper Archives
ChillicotheScioto Gazette08/02/1801 – 12/26/1839Newspaper Archives
ChillicotheWeekly Recorder07/05/1814 – 12/27/1820Newspaper Archives
ChillicotheSupporter01/05/1809 – 01/20/1818Newspaper Archives
ChillicotheOhio Herald07/27/1805 – 11/15/1806Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Herald02/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CincinnatiWhig04/13/1809 – 05/02/1810Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Post07/01/1882 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCatholic Telegraph03/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CincinnatiCincinnati Daily Gazette01/01/1835 – 01/03/1883Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCentinel of the North-Western Territory05/23/1795 – 03/05/1799Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiLiberty Hall12/23/1805 – 12/30/1814Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Daily Enquirer01/04/1861 – 09/30/1876Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiColored Citizen05/19/1866 – 05/19/1866Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiPhilanthropist05/06/1836 – 10/28/1840Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Commercial Tribune01/01/1869 – 12/31/1890Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Chronicle and Literary Gazette02/17/1827 – 10/24/1829Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiSpirit of the West07/26/1814 – 04/15/1815Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Volksfreund02/18/1863 – 12/28/1904Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Advertiser01/26/1819 – 09/26/1827Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Republikaner12/01/1858 – 03/23/1861Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiWestern Spy and Hamilton Gazette06/04/1799 – 12/25/1805Newspaper Archives
CincinnatiCincinnati Post04/02/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CincinnatiCincinnati Daily Times07/01/1871 – 12/30/1876Newspaper Archives
CirclevilleCircleville Herald07/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClevelandPlain Dealer04/07/1845 – 05/31/1991Newspaper Archives
ClevelandNews and Herald04/02/1887 – 04/18/1905Newspaper Archives
ClevelandPlain Dealer, The: Web Edition Articles10/15/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClevelandPlain Dealer06/02/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClevelandCleveland Gazette08/25/1883 – 05/20/1945Newspaper Archives
ClevelandCleveland Tri-Weekly Leader11/19/1863 – 11/19/1863Newspaper Archives
ClevelandAliened American04/09/1853 – 04/09/1853Newspaper Archives
ClevelandCleveland Leader06/01/1854 – 12/31/1913Newspaper Archives
ClevelandSendbote01/05/1927 – 06/26/1952Newspaper Archives
ClintonOhio Register06/26/1813 – 12/05/1815Newspaper Archives
ClydeClyde Enterprise12/17/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusOhio Statesman09/05/1837 – 11/02/1852Newspaper Archives
ColumbusColumbus Dispatch07/16/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusWorthington News09/25/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusGerman Village Gazette11/07/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusColumbus Standard07/27/1901 – 07/27/1901Newspaper Archives
ColumbusOhio State Journal10/13/1825 – 10/09/1860Newspaper Archives
ColumbusNorthwest Columbus News01/08/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusDaily Reporter01/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusOther Paper07/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusNorthland News09/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusOlentangy Valley News09/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusLantern, The: Ohio State University08/03/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusTimes09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusWhitehall News09/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusTri-Village News09/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusBig Walnut News09/12/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusThisWeek Community Newspapers05/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusWestland News09/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusTri-weekly Ohio Statesman03/19/1845 – 08/09/1847Newspaper Archives
ColumbusLutherische Kirchenzeitung01/01/1910 – 01/01/1910Newspaper Archives
ColumbusOhio Monitor01/13/1820 – 02/12/1835Newspaper Archives
ColumbusBooster09/12/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusDaily Ohio Statesman08/11/1847 – 12/29/1865Newspaper Archives
ColumbusGahanna News09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusCrisis01/31/1861 – 01/19/1870Newspaper Archives
ColumbusFree American03/19/1887 – 03/19/1887Newspaper Archives
ColumbusDaily Ohio State Journal03/13/1839 – 11/22/1876Newspaper Archives
DaytonMinority Report01/01/1969 – 12/18/1970Newspaper Archives
DaytonOhio Republican11/01/1813 – 10/02/1816Newspaper Archives
DaytonDemocratic Herald05/07/1835 – 08/12/1837Newspaper Archives
DaytonDayton Daily News02/01/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DelawareSunbury News10/19/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DelawareDelaware News09/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DelawareDelaware Gazette10/01/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DublinDublin News09/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EatonRegister Herald10/17/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElyriaElyria Republican02/12/1835 – 12/27/1837Newspaper Archives
EnglewoodEnglewood Independent10/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairbornFairborn Daily Herald08/25/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairfieldFairfield Echo12/07/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FindlayCourier03/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FostoriaReview Times07/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FredericktownKnox County Citizen12/11/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GalionGalion Inquirer10/22/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GallipolisGallipolis Daily Tribune10/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Gallipolis, PomeroySunday Times Sentinel04/23/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Gates MillsSun Messenger09/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeorgetownNews Democrat11/21/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenSuburbanite11/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenvilleDaily Advocate07/06/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grove CityGrove City News09/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HamiltonJournalNews10/05/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HilliardHilliard Northwest News09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsboroTimes-Gazette11/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Huber HeightsHuber Heights Courier08/27/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IrontonIronton Tribune10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson County Times-Journal07/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakewoodSun Post-Herald10/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LancasterIndependent Press09/12/1812 – 09/12/1812Newspaper Archives
LancasterPolitical Observatory, and Fairfield Register09/08/1810 – 09/15/1810Newspaper Archives
LebanonWestern Star02/13/1807 – 07/11/1820Newspaper Archives
LebanonWestern Star01/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LimaLima News08/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LoganLogan Daily News08/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LondonMadison Press10/20/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarbleheadPeninsula News10/25/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MariettaWestern Spectator10/30/1810 – 01/25/1812Newspaper Archives
MariettaAmerican Friend04/24/1813 – 06/19/1818Newspaper Archives
MariettaOhio Gazette and Virginia Herald04/24/1806 – 12/09/1811Newspaper Archives
MasonPulse-Journal01/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MassillonIndependent08/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McArthurVinton County Courier07/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MechanicsburgTelegram02/24/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MedinaMedina Sun05/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddletownMiddletown Journal08/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinsterCommunity Post09/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mt. GileadMorrow County Sentinel10/24/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New AlbanyNew Albany News09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New LexingtonPerry County Tribune07/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New PhiladelphiaTimes Reporter07/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New RichmondPhilanthropist01/01/1836 – 02/26/1836Newspaper Archives
North BaltimoreNorth Baltimore News08/25/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorwalkNorwalk Reflector05/31/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OberlinOberlin News-Tribune11/01/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OxfordOxford Press11/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PainesvillePainesville Telegraph09/25/1822 – 12/31/1845Newspaper Archives
ParmaParma Sun Post02/17/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PickeringtonPickerington Times-Sun09/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PiquaPiqua Daily Call08/07/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Plain CityPlain City Advocate10/20/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PomeroyDaily Sentinel10/17/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortsmouthCommunity Common12/20/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortsmouthPortsmouth Daily Times10/11/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RavennaPortage County Democrat04/05/1854 – 03/28/1855Newspaper Archives
ReynoldsburgReynoldsburg News09/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RipleyRipley Bee11/22/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SanduskyDaily Commercial Register04/24/1848 – 04/24/1867Newspaper Archives
SanduskySandusky Register12/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SidneySidney Daily News09/13/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpringfieldSpringfield News-Sun10/03/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. ClairsvilleOhio Federalist and Belmont Repository08/15/1816 – 12/11/1817Newspaper Archives
St. ClairsvilleImpartial Expositor03/25/1809 – 03/25/1809Newspaper Archives
St. MarysEvening Leader04/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SteubenvilleJefferson Democrat and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate05/25/1831 – 02/06/1833Newspaper Archives
SteubenvilleSteubenville Herald11/05/1812 – 06/23/1827Newspaper Archives
StrongsvilleSun Star Courier10/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SwantonSwanton Enterprise04/14/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Tipp CityWeekly Record Herald11/22/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ToledoBlade09/24/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ToledoToledo Express03/31/1932 – 03/31/1932Newspaper Archives
TroyTroy Daily News09/14/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Upper ArlingtonUpper Arlington News09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
UrbanaSpirit of Liberty04/04/1816 – 04/04/1816Newspaper Archives
UrbanaUrbana Daily Citizen11/18/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VandaliaVandalia Drummer News08/30/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WapakonetaWapakoneta Daily News03/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenTrump of Fame11/05/1812 – 08/07/1861Newspaper Archives
Washington Court HouseRecord-Herald11/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaverlyPike County News Watchman07/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WellingtonWellington Enterprise11/05/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West UnionPeople’s Defender11/12/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestervilleWesterville News & Public Opinion09/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WilliamsburgWestern American07/29/1814 – 09/07/1816Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonWilmington News Journal07/26/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WoosterWooster Republican06/16/1853 – 12/26/1872Newspaper Archives
XeniaGreene County Torch-Light07/01/1841 – 12/26/1850Newspaper Archives
XeniaGreene County Journal10/02/1863 – 02/05/1864Newspaper Archives
XeniaOhio Standard and Observer01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900Newspaper Archives
XeniaDaily Gazette08/10/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YoungstownDaily Legal News06/24/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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