Oklahoma Archives: 55 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Yesterday was the 107th anniversary of Oklahoma’s statehood: on 16 November 1907 the Union admitted its 46th state when Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory combined to form the new state of Oklahoma. Residents throughout the state celebrated with wild jubilation and a “red letter” campaign.

As explained in an article published by the Hobart Daily Republican (Hobart, Oklahoma) on 16 November 1907:

The commercial bodies and immigration organizations of the state have assisted in making this a “red letter day” in fact as well as in name by printing thousands of red letters announcing the resources and opportunities of the new commonwealth. These have been distributed all over the state and are being mailed by Oklahomans today to their relatives and friends in other states.

photo of the Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma
Photo: Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma. Credit: Okiefromokla; Wikipedia.

Also, did you know that the name of the state originated from a Muskogean Indian word? “Oklahoma” comes from the Choctaw words “oklah homma,” which means “red people.” Many Indian tribes including Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole reside in Oklahoma today because Oklahoma was designated by the U.S. government as “Indian territory” in the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

If you are researching your ancestry from Oklahoma, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Oklahoma newspaper archives: 55 titles to help you search your family history in the “Sooner State,” providing coverage from 1871 to Today. There are more than 2.8 million newspaper articles and records in our online OK archives! Oklahoma is particularly rich in Native American newspapers given the state’s history, which resulted in one of our nation’s largest populations of American Indian people.

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

Search Oklahoma Newspaper Archives (1871 – 1923)

Search Oklahoma Recent Obituaries (1982 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Oklahoma 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 OK newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate RangeCollection
AdaAda Evening News10/29/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AltusAltus Times1/14/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlvaAlva Review-Courier9/5/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AntlersAntlers American10/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArdmoreDaily Ardmoreite12/1/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BartlesvilleBartlesville Examiner-Enterprise10/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BethanyBethany Tribune12/7/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChickashaExpress Star3/31/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClaremoreClaremore Daily Progress7/3/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DuncanDuncan Banner4/26/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DurantDurant Daily Democrat5/29/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdmondEdmond Sun10/24/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnidEnid News and Eagle8/1/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FairlandAmerican10/4/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FrederickFrederick Press-Leader12/3/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GroveGrove Sun2/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GuymonGuymon Daily Herald5/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HobartHobart Daily Republican1/4/1907 – 6/30/1920Newspaper Archives
HobartHobart Weekly Chief7/2/1908 – 12/31/1908Newspaper Archives
HobartHobart Democrat1/10/1908 – 7/1/1909Newspaper Archives
LangstonLangston City Herald11/14/1891 – 3/30/1893Newspaper Archives
LawtonLawton Constitution10/1/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McAlesterMcAlester News-Capital & Democrat12/4/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiamiMiami District Daily News8/19/1917 – 1/31/1923Newspaper Archives
MiamiMiami Record-Herald7/28/1899 – 10/9/1903Newspaper Archives
MiamiMiami Weekly Herald9/23/1899 – 11/20/1903Newspaper Archives
MiamiMiami News-Record12/3/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Midwest CityMidwest City Sun7/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MooreAmerican1/3/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuskogeeMuskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat2/18/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NormanNorman Transcript9/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NowataNowata Star10/3/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oklahoma CityDaily Oklahoman1/25/1898 – 12/31/1913Newspaper Archives
Oklahoma CityGuide10/6/1898 – 8/1/1903Newspaper Archives
Oklahoma CityOklahoman11/1/1982 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oklahoma CityOklahoman, The: Web Edition Articles12/14/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pauls ValleyPauls Valley Daily Democrat9/8/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PawhuskaPawhuska Journal-Capital10/17/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PerryPerry Republican1/1/1914 – 12/28/1922Newspaper Archives
PerryNoble County Sentinel10/3/1901 – 9/1/1904Newspaper Archives
PerryPerry Daily Journal12/4/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PoteauPoteau Daily News & Sun7/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PryorDaily Times12/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShawneeShawnee News-Star10/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StillwaterStillwater News Press9/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TahlequahCherokee Advocate4/29/1871 – 7/3/1897Newspaper Archives
TahlequahTahlequah Daily Press12/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TulsaTulsa World1/1/1911 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
TulsaTulsa World1/1/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TulsaNative American Times10/27/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TuttleTuttle Times3/29/2006 – 1/27/2010Recent Obituaries
VinitaVinita Daily Journal11/10/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaurikaWaurika News Democrat2/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WeatherfordWeatherford Daily News11/27/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WoodwardWoodward News4/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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