Tennessee Archives: 120 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Tennessee, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online TN newspaper archives: 120 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: Memphis, Tennessee
Photo: Memphis, Tennessee. Credit: Leonard23; 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 – Today)

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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AthensDaily Post-Athenian03/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrentwoodBrentwood Home Page08/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrownsvilleBrownsville States-Graphic07/03/2013 – 08/24/2017Recent Obituaries
CarthageCarthage Gazette08/13/1808 – 07/01/1817125Newspaper Archives
CarthageWestern Express11/21/1808 – 11/21/18081Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Courier02/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Times Free Press04/01/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Rebel08/09/1862 – 11/29/1863214Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaJustice12/24/1887 – 12/24/18871Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville Gazette11/21/1819 – 12/23/182038Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTennessee Weekly Chronicle01/27/1819 – 06/07/181916Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTown Gazette and Farmers Register07/05/1819 – 11/08/181917Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleWeekly Chronicle02/18/1818 – 09/16/181813Newspaper 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
CrossvilleCrossville Chronicle09/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrossvilleGlade Sun06/02/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DaytonHerald-News08/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElizabethtonElizabethton Star04/08/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ErwinErwin Record02/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FranklinFranklin Home Page07/31/2012 – 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 – 07/28/18761Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Headlight01/27/1900 – 01/27/19001Newspaper 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
KnoxvilleKnoxville Enlightener03/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel01/04/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel: Blogs06/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleAmerican Campaigner04/21/1856 – 11/17/185617Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleFlag of the Union10/24/1844 – 10/24/18441Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette09/01/1818 – 09/01/18181Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette12/07/1793 – 10/29/180613Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Journal04/01/1888 – 12/27/19452999Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Register08/10/1816 – 10/22/1839123Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleNegro World10/15/1887 – 11/26/18872Newspaper Archives
KnoxvillePress and Messenger01/08/1873 – 12/15/187573Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleVedette06/18/1840 – 08/08/18404Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleWatch-tower06/01/1840 – 08/01/18403Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleHolston Christian Advocate04/20/1852 – 05/31/185352Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleHolston Methodist08/12/1876 – 08/12/18761Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News04/01/1922 – 11/20/19261155Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Sentinel10/01/1926 – 11/21/192652Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville daily chronicle05/11/1870 – 12/31/18822007Newspaper Archives
LafayetteMacon County Times09/01/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaFolletteLaFollette Press11/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LebanonLebanon Democrat07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lenoir CityNews-Herald09/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleBlount Today02/01/2007 – 10/09/2011Recent Obituaries
MaryvilleDaily Times12/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal06/27/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal, The: Web Edition Articles05/19/2007 – 10/27/2016Recent Obituaries
MemphisEast Memphis-Midtown Weekly05/21/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisTri-State Defender08/03/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisBaptist09/23/1876 – 09/23/18761Newspaper Archives
MemphisCommercial Appeal01/01/1857 – 12/31/19698677Newspaper Archives
MemphisL. Ketchum and Co.’s Cotton Report06/08/1860 – 06/08/18601Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Bulletin Price Current09/01/1859 – 09/01/18591Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Daily Avalanche01/14/1858 – 04/30/18691668Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Daily Eagle and Enquirer01/01/1852 – 06/29/18581093Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Evening Post04/27/1868 – 05/31/186951Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current12/13/1866 – 12/13/18661Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter10/20/1860 – 03/23/18615Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter03/02/1861 – 03/02/18611Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price-Current and Commercial Letter-sheet01/10/1853 – 03/18/185410Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Triangle11/17/1928 – 07/27/19292Newspaper Archives
MemphisMerchants’ Exchange Prices Current03/23/1867 – 03/23/18671Newspaper Archives
MemphisPassmore and Co.’s Memphis Real Estate Bulletin and Commercial Circular11/01/1865 – 11/01/18651Newspaper Archives
Mt. JulietMt. Juliet News07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MurfreesboroMurfreesboro Union06/06/1939 – 06/06/19391Newspaper Archives
NashvilleBaptist07/01/1838 – 01/01/18393Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCity Paper01/09/2001 – 08/01/2013Recent Obituaries
NashvilleMurfreesboro Vision01/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Post01/21/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Pride01/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Scene11/23/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleAmerican Banner04/19/1856 – 04/19/18561Newspaper Archives
NashvilleColored Tennessean08/12/1865 – 07/18/18666Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCommercial and Legal Reporter09/13/1876 – 09/13/18761Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDemocratic Statesman06/17/1848 – 01/25/184915Newspaper Archives
NashvilleImpartial Review, and Cumberland Repository01/18/1806 – 08/16/18064Newspaper Archives
NashvilleLegislative Union and American10/12/1857 – 03/16/18588Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Clarion02/16/1808 – 08/29/182150Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Examiner09/29/1813 – 05/25/18149Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Gazette05/26/1819 – 02/14/1827182Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Republican01/16/1835 – 01/16/18351Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Republican08/07/1824 – 10/16/18339Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Union03/26/1839 – 12/30/1847338Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Daily Advertiser01/01/1834 – 09/15/1834220Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Nashville Whig09/16/1834 – 12/30/1836355Newspaper Archives
NashvilleOpposition07/08/1859 – 07/08/18591Newspaper Archives
NashvilleReview11/10/1809 – 05/03/181131Newspaper Archives
NashvilleSpirit of ’7603/14/1840 – 01/20/184134Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Gazette02/25/1800 – 05/30/1807271Newspaper Archives
NashvilleWeekly Nashville Union04/22/1846 – 03/24/184715Newspaper Archives
NashvilleChristian Advocate09/28/1849 – 11/25/1876138Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Plain Talk07/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NolensvilleNolensville Home Page09/23/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak RidgeOak Ridger02/17/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisParis Post-Intelligencer07/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandPortland Leader New07/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PulaskiTennessee Beacon and Farmers Advocate06/23/1832 – 06/23/18321Newspaper Archives
RogersvilleRogersville Review12/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RogersvilleWestern Pilot08/19/1815 – 08/19/18151Newspaper Archives
SeviervilleMountain Press10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShelbyvilleTennessee Herald12/19/1817 – 03/08/182012Newspaper Archives
Spring HillAdvertiser News05/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Spring HillSpring Hill Home Page06/29/2014 – 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
WinchesterWinchester daily bulletin01/29/1863 – 06/20/186391Newspaper Archives

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