Oregon Archives: 194 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Oregon, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online OR newspaper archives: 194 titles to help you search your family history in the “Beaver State,” providing coverage from 1848 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Oregon newspaper archives!

Photo: Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon
Photo: Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Credit: Zach Dischner; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Oregon in these newspapers. Our OR 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 Oregon Newspaper Archives (1848 – 1987)

Search Oregon Obituaries (1861 – Today)

Illustration: Oregon state flag
Illustration: Oregon state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Oregon 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 OR newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AlbanyAlbany Democrat-Herald07/11/1999 – CurrentObituaries
AlbanyAlbany Register10/03/1868 – 12/31/1880482Newspaper Archives
AlbanyState Rights Democrat08/21/1865 – 04/20/19001628Newspaper Archives
AlbanyAlbany Register09/08/1876 – 09/08/18761Newspaper Archives
AlbanyState Rights Democrat08/30/1872 – 09/08/18763Newspaper Archives
AshlandAshland Tidings01/05/2004 – CurrentObituaries
AshlandAshland Daily Tidings05/30/1912 – 09/16/1919740Newspaper Archives
AshlandAshland weekly tidings09/24/1919 – 12/27/1922170Newspaper Archives
AshlandAshland Daily Tidings12/21/1888 – 12/21/18881Newspaper Archives
AstoriaAstorian05/28/2002 – CurrentObituaries
AstoriaTri-weekly Astorian07/29/1873 – 06/03/187620Newspaper Archives
AstoriaDaily Astorian05/01/1876 – 05/19/19097923Newspaper Archives
AstoriaTri-weekly Astorian07/01/1873 – 01/31/187485Newspaper Archives
AstoriaToveritar11/09/1915 – 12/26/1922356Newspaper Archives
AstoriaCoast Weekend02/19/2015 – CurrentObituaries
AstoriaAstoria Marine Gazette12/20/1864 – 12/20/18641Newspaper Archives
AstoriaDaily Astorian12/06/1879 – 12/06/18791Newspaper Archives
AthenaAthena press06/09/1893 – 12/29/19221138Newspaper Archives
Baker CityBaker City Herald01/01/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Baker CityBedrock Democrat06/08/1870 – 08/23/18763Newspaper Archives
BandonBandon Western World07/19/2012 – CurrentObituaries
BeavertonBeaverton Valley Times06/14/2006 – CurrentObituaries
BendBulletin07/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
BrookingsCurry Coastal Pilot04/27/2000 – CurrentObituaries
BurnsTimes-herald01/06/1906 – 12/25/1920658Newspaper Archives
CanbyCanby Herald01/29/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Cannon BeachCannon Beach Gazette05/02/2008 – 04/05/2019Obituaries
Canyon CityCity Journal06/28/1869 – 07/26/18692Newspaper Archives
ClackamasClackamas Review06/26/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Clatsop, Wahkiakum, Tillamook, Pacific CountyCoast River Business Journal08/08/2011 – CurrentObituaries
CondonCondon globe04/01/1892 – 12/27/1918971Newspaper Archives
Coos BayWorld03/02/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Coos BayCoos County Record01/22/1876 – 01/22/18761Newspaper Archives
CorvallisCorvallis Gazette-Times07/11/1999 – CurrentObituaries
CorvallisOregon Statesman10/13/1855 – 12/08/18554Newspaper Archives
CorvallisBenton Democrat01/11/1873 – 06/21/187310Newspaper Archives
CorvallisCorvallis daily gazette05/03/1909 – 06/30/190943Newspaper Archives
CorvallisCorvallis Gazette10/11/1878 – 07/02/19091666Newspaper Archives
CorvallisCorvallis times06/02/1900 – 08/16/1907454Newspaper Archives
CorvallisDaily gazette-times08/02/1909 – 12/31/190988Newspaper Archives
CorvallisOregon union09/03/1897 – 02/10/189918Newspaper Archives
CorvallisOregon union02/28/1863 – 02/28/18631Newspaper Archives
CorvallisBenton Democrat08/18/1876 – 08/18/18761Newspaper Archives
CorvallisCorvallis Gazette08/04/1876 – 08/04/18761Newspaper Archives
CountyColumbia Gorge News04/08/2020 – CurrentObituaries
CountyCenter Square Oregon09/04/2020 – CurrentObituaries
DallasLiberal Republican03/12/1870 – 04/18/1874174Newspaper Archives
DallasPolk County observer04/10/1903 – 03/02/19171049Newspaper Archives
DallasDallas Itemizer09/02/1876 – 09/02/18761Newspaper Archives
DallesDaily Mountaineer02/20/1864 – 06/07/1866171Newspaper Archives
DallesDalles daily chronicle12/15/1890 – 06/30/18992087Newspaper Archives
DallesDalles times-mountaineer08/31/1889 – 12/30/1899481Newspaper Archives
DallesDalles weekly chronicle12/20/1890 – 12/31/1898516Newspaper Archives
DallesDaily Mountaineer11/20/1862 – 11/20/18621Newspaper Archives
DallesOregon Weekly Tribune05/20/1876 – 05/20/18761Newspaper Archives
DallesWeekly Mountaineer07/01/1876 – 07/01/18761Newspaper Archives
EchoEcho register05/28/1909 – 10/01/190918Newspaper Archives
EnterpriseWallowa County Chieftain06/13/2002 – CurrentObituaries
EnterpriseEnterprise news-record12/31/1910 – 06/07/191144Newspaper Archives
EnterpriseNews=record08/31/1907 – 12/28/1910266Newspaper Archives
EnterpriseWallowa chieftain01/02/1902 – 01/07/190949Newspaper Archives
EnterpriseWallowa County chieftain01/14/1909 – 12/29/1910101Newspaper Archives
EstacadaEstacada News07/11/2006 – CurrentObituaries
EugeneRegister-Guard12/22/2004 – CurrentObituaries
EugeneOregon State Journal03/12/1864 – 12/25/1880703Newspaper Archives
EugenePacific Journal06/26/1858 – 10/30/18587Newspaper Archives
EugeneEugene City Guard12/18/1875 – 12/18/18751Newspaper Archives
Forest GroveForest Grove Leader05/13/2010 – 09/02/2015Obituaries
Forest GroveForest Grove News Times07/26/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Grant’s PassArgus04/30/1886 – 04/30/18861Newspaper Archives
Grants PassRogue River courier09/27/1900 – 12/26/1913689Newspaper Archives
Grants PassRogue River courier05/09/1913 – 12/31/1918995Newspaper Archives
Grants PassGrants Pass daily courier01/02/1919 – 10/28/1919254Newspaper Archives
GreshamOutlook06/27/2006 – CurrentObituaries
HeppnerGazette-times02/22/1912 – 12/28/1922529Newspaper Archives
HeppnerHeppner gazette03/07/1901 – 02/15/1912535Newspaper Archives
HermistonHermiston Herald02/28/2001 – CurrentObituaries
HillsboroHillsboro Argus02/04/2011 – 11/08/2018Obituaries
HillsboroHillsboro Tribune06/26/2008 – CurrentObituaries
HillsboroWashington Independent08/03/1876 – 08/03/18761Newspaper Archives
Hood RiverHood River News08/09/2001 – 04/07/2020Obituaries
Hood RiverHood River glacier06/08/1889 – 12/28/19221631Newspaper Archives
Hood RiverHood River sun09/28/1899 – 02/08/190011Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleDemocratic Times08/17/1876 – 08/17/18761Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleJacksonville Herald07/17/1858 – 07/17/18581Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleOregon Sentinel03/22/1856 – 07/19/18764Newspaper Archives
JacksonvilleSouthern Oregon Press04/06/1867 – 06/15/18673Newspaper Archives
John DayBlue Mountain Eagle08/01/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Junction CityJunction City bulletin08/04/1899 – 07/18/190126Newspaper Archives
KeizerKeizertimes09/10/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Klamath FallsHerald and News12/01/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Klamath FallsEvening herald02/01/1908 – 12/30/19223962Newspaper Archives
La GrandeObserver06/19/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Lake OswegoLake Oswego Review06/21/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Lake OswegoSouthwest Community Connection08/28/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Lake OswegoWest Linn Tidings06/21/2006 – CurrentObituaries
LakeviewLake County Examiner11/23/2009 – CurrentObituaries
LakeviewState Line Herald07/12/1879 – 06/05/188018Newspaper Archives
LebanonLebanon Express05/05/2003 – CurrentObituaries
LebanonLebanon express04/02/1887 – 04/29/1897442Newspaper Archives
Lincoln CityOregon Coast Today01/24/2017 – CurrentObituaries
MadrasMadras Pioneer10/17/2001 – CurrentObituaries
McMinnvilleNews-Register01/02/1999 – CurrentObituaries
McMinnvilleYamhill County Reporter09/10/1874 – 09/14/18762Newspaper Archives
MedfordMail Tribune02/23/2015 – CurrentObituaries
MedfordMail Tribune11/01/1909 – 11/22/1912946Newspaper Archives
MolallaMolalla Pioneer01/29/2009 – CurrentObituaries
MonmouthChristian Messenger03/01/1873 – 08/25/18762Newspaper Archives
NewbergNewberg Graphic06/26/2008 – CurrentObituaries
OntarioArgus Observer01/07/1999 – CurrentObituaries
OntarioOntario Argus06/11/1909 – 12/28/1922558Newspaper Archives
Oregon CityOregon Spectator02/10/1848 – 05/12/18546Newspaper Archives
Oregon CityOregon Statesman01/06/1852 – 02/26/18532Newspaper Archives
Oregon CityOregon Argus07/28/1855 – 07/28/18551Newspaper Archives
Oregon CityOregon City Enterprise09/01/1876 – 09/01/18761Newspaper Archives
Oregon CityOregon Free Press04/29/1848 – 07/15/18486Newspaper Archives
PendletonEast Oregonian07/11/2002 – CurrentObituaries
PendletonEast Oregonian :10/13/1904 – 12/30/19225638Newspaper Archives
PendletonEast Oregonian08/26/1876 – 08/26/18761Newspaper Archives
PhilomathPhilomath Express02/24/2015 – 09/14/2020Obituaries
PortlandBee07/31/2006 – CurrentObituaries
PortlandBoom! Boomers & Beyond01/29/2009 – 08/21/2012Obituaries
PortlandOregonian01/03/1988 – CurrentObituaries
PortlandOregonian, The: Web Edition Articles10/16/2012 – CurrentObituaries
PortlandPortland Tribune01/02/2003 – CurrentObituaries
PortlandCatholic Sentinel09/21/1876 – 09/21/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Oregon Herald02/12/1871 – 10/09/187228Newspaper Archives
PortlandDemocratic Standard08/30/1854 – 02/16/18596Newspaper Archives
PortlandLiberator03/07/1903 – 05/30/19033Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregon Journal03/11/1902 – 12/31/19227121Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregon Weekly Times12/25/1852 – 03/03/186012Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregonian02/04/1861 – 12/31/198744940Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland New Age01/27/1900 – 03/30/1907117Newspaper Archives
PortlandWeekly Oregonian12/04/1850 – 12/27/1862590Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Journal of Commerce04/02/2001 – CurrentObituaries
PortlandNew Northwest08/11/1871 – 04/21/1881385Newspaper Archives
PortlandSt Johns review11/11/1904 – 12/29/1922828Newspaper Archives
PortlandVoice of the people07/17/1913 – 11/26/191469Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregonian, The: Blogs09/16/2005 – 10/16/2018Obituaries
PortlandEarthfix07/02/2013 – 10/31/2017Obituaries
PortlandCommercial Reporter07/13/1876 – 07/13/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Bee10/06/1876 – 10/06/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Bulletin05/29/1872 – 12/09/18735Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Evening Telegram04/02/1879 – 04/02/18791Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Hotel and Commercial Advertiser04/30/1889 – 04/30/18891Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Morning News02/26/1860 – 02/26/18601Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Times02/03/1862 – 02/03/18621Newspaper Archives
PortlandJournal of Commerce03/30/1853 – 07/04/185315Newspaper Archives
PortlandNew Northwest10/06/1871 – 09/22/18762Newspaper Archives
PortlandNorth-west News03/05/1883 – 03/05/18831Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregon Advertiser06/06/1859 – 06/06/18591Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregon Deutsche Zeitung08/19/1876 – 08/19/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Daily Advertiser08/05/1859 – 01/24/18602Newspaper Archives
PortlandSunday Welcome09/17/1876 – 09/17/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandWeekly Bee09/14/1876 – 09/14/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandWeekly Standard09/29/1876 – 09/29/18761Newspaper Archives
PortlandNBC – 8 KGW01/02/2019 – CurrentObituaries
PrinevilleCentral Oregonian02/05/2001 – CurrentObituaries
RedmondRedmond Spokesman01/16/2007 – CurrentObituaries
ReedsportUmpqua Post03/01/2012 – 06/14/2020Obituaries
RoseburgNews-Review08/16/2012 – CurrentObituaries
RoseburgRoseburg review01/24/1885 – 09/19/1889135Newspaper Archives
RoseburgPlaindealer09/16/1876 – 12/16/18763Newspaper Archives
RoseburgRoseburg Express12/22/1859 – 12/22/18591Newspaper Archives
RoseburgDouglas independent06/15/1878 – 12/27/1884207Newspaper Archives
Saint HelensSt Helens mist06/19/1914 – 04/15/1921341Newspaper Archives
SalemCapital Press07/03/2003 – CurrentObituaries
SalemWeekly Mercury01/21/1876 – 03/26/18782Newspaper Archives
SalemCapital journal03/01/1888 – 12/30/192210691Newspaper Archives
SalemSalem Weekly06/13/2008 – 02/02/2018Obituaries
SalemDaily Evening Mercury09/10/1870 – 07/05/187712Newspaper Archives
SalemDaily Oregon Statesman01/07/1876 – 09/22/18766Newspaper Archives
SalemSalem Daily Record01/01/1868 – 07/15/1868161Newspaper Archives
SalemWeekly Democratic Review01/15/1866 – 01/12/18672Newspaper Archives
SalemWeekly Oregon Statesman09/08/1876 – 09/08/18761Newspaper Archives
SandySandy Post10/24/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ScappooseSouth County Spotlight09/30/2007 – CurrentObituaries
ScottsburgUmpqua Weekly Gazette12/02/1854 – 12/02/18541Newspaper Archives
SeasideSeaside Signal03/25/2010 – CurrentObituaries
SherwoodSherwood Gazette02/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
SpraySpray courier10/19/1907 – 09/14/191679Newspaper Archives
St HelensOregon mist08/07/1891 – 07/08/1910939Newspaper Archives
St. BenedictSt. Josephs-Blatt01/03/1938 – 01/03/19381Newspaper Archives
SumpterSumpter miner09/13/1899 – 04/12/1905253Newspaper Archives
The DallesDalles Chronicle01/07/2005 – 04/04/2020Obituaries
TigardRegal Courier10/29/2006 – 09/19/2018Obituaries
TigardTigard-Tualatin-Sherwood Times07/05/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ToledoLincoln County leader03/09/1893 – 12/28/19221411Newspaper Archives
UnionMountain Sentinel07/01/1876 – 07/01/18761Newspaper Archives
WestonWeston leader08/12/1892 – 05/13/1921337Newspaper Archives
WestonWeston weekly leader12/21/1878 – 02/04/189051Newspaper Archives
WilsonvilleWilsonville Spokesman06/26/2008 – CurrentObituaries
WoodburnWoodburn Independent06/26/2008 – CurrentObituaries

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