Tennessee Archives: 113 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Tennessee, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online TN newspaper archives: 113 titles to help you search your family history in the “Volunteer State,” providing coverage from 1793 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Tennessee newspaper archives!

Photo: Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee
Photo: Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Kaldari; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Tennessee Newspaper Archives (1793 – 1969)

Search Tennessee Recent Obituaries (1990 – Current)

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

Here is a complete list of Tennessee 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 TN newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range* Collection
AthensDaily Post-Athenian03/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrownsvilleBrownsville States-Graphic07/03/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarthageWestern Express11/21/1808 – 11/21/1808Newspaper Archives
CarthageCarthage Gazette08/13/1808 – 07/01/1817Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaJustice12/24/1887 – 12/24/1887Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Times Free Press04/01/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Rebel08/09/1862 – 08/30/1863Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Courier02/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClarksvilleWeekly Chronicle02/18/1818 – 09/16/1818Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTown Gazette and Farmers Register07/05/1819 – 11/08/1819Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTennessee Weekly Chronicle01/27/1819 – 06/07/1819Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville Gazette11/21/1819 – 12/23/1820Newspaper Archives
ClevelandCleveland Daily Banner05/05/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColliervilleCollierville Herald12/11/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaDaily Herald01/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CookevilleHerald-Citizen04/12/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CovingtonLeader07/24/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrossvilleGlade Sun06/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrossvilleCrossville Chronicle09/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DaytonHerald-News08/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElizabethtonElizabethton Star04/08/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ErwinErwin Record02/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenevilleGreeneville Sun09/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartsvilleHartsville Vidette07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HendersonChester County Independent09/24/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HumboldtGrange Journal07/28/1876 – 07/28/1876Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Headlight01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900Newspaper Archives
Johnson CityJohnson City Press06/30/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JonesboroughHerald & Tribune02/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KingsportKingsport Times-News01/10/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KingstonRoane County News10/31/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleWatch-tower06/01/1840 – 08/01/1840Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleVedette06/18/1840 – 08/08/1840Newspaper Archives
KnoxvillePress and Messenger01/08/1873 – 12/15/1875Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleNegro World10/15/1887 – 11/26/1887Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Sentinel10/01/1926 – 11/21/1926Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Register08/10/1816 – 10/22/1839Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel: Blogs06/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel01/04/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News04/01/1922 – 11/20/1926Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Journal04/01/1888 – 12/27/1945Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette12/07/1793 – 10/29/1806Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette09/01/1818 – 09/01/1818Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Enlightener03/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleHolston Methodist08/12/1876 – 08/12/1876Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleHolston Christian Advocate04/20/1852 – 05/31/1853Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleFlag of the Union10/24/1844 – 10/24/1844Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleAmerican Campaigner04/21/1856 – 11/17/1856Newspaper Archives
LaFolletteLaFollette Press11/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LafayetteMacon County Times09/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LebanonLebanon Democrat07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lenoir CityNews-Herald09/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleDaily Times12/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleBlount Today02/01/2007 – 10/09/2011Recent Obituaries
MemphisTri-State Defender08/03/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisPassmore and Co.’s Memphis Real Estate Bulletin and Commercial Circular11/01/1865 – 11/01/1865Newspaper Archives
MemphisMerchants’ Exchange Prices Current03/23/1867 – 03/23/1867Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Triangle11/17/1928 – 07/27/1929Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price-Current and Commercial Letter-sheet01/10/1853 – 03/18/1854Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter03/02/1861 – 03/02/1861Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter10/20/1860 – 03/23/1861Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current12/13/1866 – 12/13/1866Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Evening Post04/27/1868 – 05/31/1869Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Daily Eagle and Enquirer01/01/1852 – 06/29/1858Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Daily Avalanche01/14/1858 – 04/30/1869Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Bulletin Price Current09/01/1859 – 09/01/1859Newspaper Archives
MemphisL. Ketchum and Co.’s Cotton Report06/08/1860 – 06/08/1860Newspaper Archives
MemphisEast Memphis-Midtown Weekly05/21/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal, The: Web Edition Articles05/19/2007 – 10/27/2016Recent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal01/01/1968 – 12/31/1969Newspaper Archives
MemphisCommercial Appeal06/27/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisBaptist09/23/1876 – 09/23/1876Newspaper Archives
Mt. JulietMt. Juliet News07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MurfreesboroMurfreesboro Union06/06/1939 – 06/06/1939Newspaper Archives
NashvilleWeekly Nashville Union04/22/1846 – 03/24/1847Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Gazette02/25/1800 – 05/30/1807Newspaper Archives
NashvilleSpirit of ’7603/14/1840 – 01/20/1841Newspaper Archives
NashvilleReview11/10/1809 – 05/03/1811Newspaper Archives
NashvilleOpposition07/08/1859 – 07/08/1859Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Nashville Whig09/16/1834 – 12/30/1836Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Daily Advertiser01/01/1834 – 09/15/1834Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Union03/26/1839 – 12/30/1847Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Scene11/23/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Republican08/07/1824 – 10/16/1833Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Republican01/16/1835 – 01/16/1835Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Pride01/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Post01/21/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Gazette05/26/1819 – 02/14/1827Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Examiner09/29/1813 – 05/25/1814Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Clarion02/16/1808 – 08/29/1821Newspaper Archives
NashvilleMurfreesboro Vision01/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleLegislative Union and American10/12/1857 – 03/16/1858Newspaper Archives
NashvilleImpartial Review, and Cumberland Repository01/18/1806 – 08/16/1806Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDemocratic Statesman06/17/1848 – 01/25/1849Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCommercial and Legal Reporter09/13/1876 – 09/13/1876Newspaper Archives
NashvilleColored Tennessean08/12/1865 – 07/18/1866Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCity Paper01/09/2001 – 08/01/2013Recent Obituaries
NashvilleChristian Advocate09/28/1849 – 11/25/1876Newspaper Archives
NashvilleBaptist07/01/1838 – 01/01/1839Newspaper Archives
NashvilleAmerican Banner04/19/1856 – 04/19/1856Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Plain Talk07/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak RidgeOak Ridger02/17/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisParis Post-Intelligencer07/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PulaskiTennessee Beacon and Farmers Advocate06/23/1832 – 06/23/1832Newspaper Archives
RogersvilleWestern Pilot08/19/1815 – 08/19/1815Newspaper Archives
RogersvilleRogersville Review12/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeviervilleMountain Press10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShelbyvilleTennessee Herald12/19/1817 – 03/08/1820Newspaper Archives
Spring HillAdvertiser News05/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SweetwaterAdvocate and Democrat06/12/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TazewellClaiborne Progress11/18/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WartburgMorgan County News12/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaynesboroWayne County News08/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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