Oregon Archives: 70 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Oregon, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online OR newspaper archives: 70 titles to help you search your family history in the “Beaver State,” providing coverage from 1848 to Today. There are more than 58 million articles and records in our online Oregon newspaper archives!

Photo: Oregon welcome sign at Hells Canyon near the border with Idaho
Photo: Oregon welcome sign at Hells Canyon near the border with Idaho. Credit: Staplegunther; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Oregon Newspaper Archives (1848 – 1987)

Search Oregon Recent Obituaries (1988 – Current)

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

Here is a complete list of Oregon newspapers in the online historical 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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AlbanyAlbany Democrat-Herald07/11/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AshlandAshland Daily Tidings01/05/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AstoriaTri-weekly Astorian07/29/1873 – 10/07/1873Newspaper Archives
AstoriaDaily Astorian05/28/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Baker CityBaker City Herald01/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeavertonBeaverton Valley Times06/14/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BendBulletin07/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookingsCurry Coastal Pilot04/27/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CanbyCanby Herald01/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cannon BeachCannon Beach Gazette05/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClackamasClackamas Review06/26/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coos BayWorld03/02/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorvallisOregon Statesman10/13/1855 – 12/08/1855Newspaper Archives
CorvallisCorvallis Gazette-Times07/11/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnterpriseWallowa County Chieftain06/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EstacadaEstacada News07/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EugeneRegister-Guard12/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EugenePacific Journal06/26/1858 – 10/30/1858Newspaper Archives
EugeneOregon State Journal03/12/1864 – 12/25/1880Newspaper Archives
Forest GroveForest Grove News Times07/26/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Forest GroveForest Grove Leader05/13/2010 – 09/02/2015Recent Obituaries
GreshamOutlook06/27/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HermistonHermiston Herald02/28/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsboroHillsboro Tribune06/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsboroHillsboro Argus02/04/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hood RiverHood River News08/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
John DayBlue Mountain Eagle08/01/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KeizerKeizertimes09/10/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Klamath FallsHerald and News12/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La GrandeObserver06/19/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake OswegoWest Linn Tidings06/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake OswegoSouthwest Community Connection08/28/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake OswegoLake Oswego Review06/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakeviewState Line Herald07/12/1879 – 06/05/1880Newspaper Archives
LakeviewLake County Examiner11/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LebanonLebanon Express05/05/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadrasMadras Pioneer10/17/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MedfordMail Tribune02/23/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MolallaMolalla Pioneer01/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NewbergNewberg Graphic06/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OntarioArgus Observer01/07/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oregon CityOregon Statesman01/06/1852 – 02/26/1853Newspaper Archives
Oregon CityOregon Spectator02/10/1848 – 05/12/1854Newspaper Archives
PendletonEast Oregonian07/11/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandWeekly Oregonian12/04/1850 – 11/15/1862Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Tribune01/02/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandPortland New Age01/27/1900 – 03/30/1907Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregonian, The: Web Edition Articles10/16/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandOregonian01/03/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandOregonian02/04/1861 – 12/31/1987Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregon Weekly Times12/25/1852 – 03/03/1860Newspaper Archives
PortlandOregon Journal01/24/1973 – 01/24/1973Newspaper Archives
PortlandLiberator03/07/1903 – 05/30/1903Newspaper Archives
PortlandDemocratic Standard08/30/1854 – 02/16/1859Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Oregon Herald02/12/1871 – 10/09/1872Newspaper Archives
PortlandBoom! Boomers & Beyond01/29/2009 – 08/21/2012Recent Obituaries
PortlandBee07/31/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrinevilleCentral Oregonian02/05/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RedmondRedmond Spokesman01/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SalemCapital Press07/03/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SandySandy Post10/24/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ScappooseSouth County Spotlight09/30/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeasideSeaside Signal03/25/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SherwoodSherwood Gazette02/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. BenedictSt. Josephs-Blatt01/03/1938 – 01/03/1938Newspaper Archives
The DallesDalles Chronicle03/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TigardTigard-Tualatin-Sherwood Times07/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TigardRegal Courier10/29/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WilsonvilleWilsonville Spokesman06/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WoodburnWoodburn Independent06/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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