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.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Athens Daily Post-Athenian 03/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brentwood Brentwood Home Page 08/11/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brownsville Brownsville States-Graphic 07/03/2013 – 08/24/2017 Recent Obituaries
Carthage Carthage Gazette 08/13/1808 – 07/01/1817 125 Newspaper Archives
Carthage Western Express 11/21/1808 – 11/21/1808 1 Newspaper Archives
Chattanooga Chattanooga Courier 02/10/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chattanooga Chattanooga Times Free Press 04/01/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chattanooga Chattanooga Daily Rebel 08/09/1862 – 11/29/1863 214 Newspaper Archives
Chattanooga Justice 12/24/1887 – 12/24/1887 1 Newspaper Archives
Clarksville Clarksville Gazette 11/21/1819 – 12/23/1820 38 Newspaper Archives
Clarksville Tennessee Weekly Chronicle 01/27/1819 – 06/07/1819 16 Newspaper Archives
Clarksville Town Gazette and Farmers Register 07/05/1819 – 11/08/1819 17 Newspaper Archives
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle 02/18/1818 – 09/16/1818 13 Newspaper Archives
Cleveland Cleveland Daily Banner 05/05/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Collierville Collierville Herald 12/11/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Daily Herald 01/10/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cookeville Herald-Citizen 04/12/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Covington Leader 07/24/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crossville Crossville Chronicle 09/01/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crossville Glade Sun 06/02/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dayton Herald-News 08/28/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Elizabethton Elizabethton Star 04/08/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Erwin Erwin Record 02/16/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Franklin Franklin Home Page 07/31/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greeneville Greeneville Sun 09/14/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartsville Hartsville Vidette 07/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Henderson Chester County Independent 09/24/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Humboldt Grange Journal 07/28/1876 – 07/28/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson Headlight 01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Johnson City Johnson City Press 06/30/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jonesborough Herald & Tribune 02/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kingsport Kingsport Times-News 01/10/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kingston Roane County News 10/31/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Knoxville Knoxville Enlightener 03/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinel 01/04/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinel: Blogs 06/01/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Knoxville American Campaigner 04/21/1856 – 11/17/1856 17 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Flag of the Union 10/24/1844 – 10/24/1844 1 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville Gazette 09/01/1818 – 09/01/1818 1 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville Gazette 12/07/1793 – 10/29/1806 13 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville Journal 04/01/1888 – 12/27/1945 2999 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville Register 08/10/1816 – 10/22/1839 123 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Negro World 10/15/1887 – 11/26/1887 2 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Press and Messenger 01/08/1873 – 12/15/1875 73 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Vedette 06/18/1840 – 08/08/1840 4 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Watch-tower 06/01/1840 – 08/01/1840 3 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Holston Christian Advocate 04/20/1852 – 05/31/1853 52 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Holston Methodist 08/12/1876 – 08/12/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville News 04/01/1922 – 11/20/1926 1155 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville Sentinel 10/01/1926 – 11/21/1926 52 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville daily chronicle 05/11/1870 – 12/31/1882 2007 Newspaper Archives
Lafayette Macon County Times 09/01/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
LaFollette LaFollette Press 11/21/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lebanon Lebanon Democrat 07/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lenoir City News-Herald 09/27/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Maryville Blount Today 02/01/2007 – 10/09/2011 Recent Obituaries
Maryville Daily Times 12/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Memphis Commercial Appeal 06/27/1990 – Current Recent Obituaries
Memphis Commercial Appeal, The: Web Edition Articles 05/19/2007 – 10/27/2016 Recent Obituaries
Memphis East Memphis-Midtown Weekly 05/21/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Memphis Tri-State Defender 08/03/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Memphis Baptist 09/23/1876 – 09/23/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Commercial Appeal 01/01/1857 – 12/31/1969 8677 Newspaper Archives
Memphis L. Ketchum and Co.’s Cotton Report 06/08/1860 – 06/08/1860 1 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Bulletin Price Current 09/01/1859 – 09/01/1859 1 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Daily Avalanche 01/14/1858 – 04/30/1869 1668 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Daily Eagle and Enquirer 01/01/1852 – 06/29/1858 1093 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Evening Post 04/27/1868 – 05/31/1869 51 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Price Current 12/13/1866 – 12/13/1866 1 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter 10/20/1860 – 03/23/1861 5 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter 03/02/1861 – 03/02/1861 1 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Price-Current and Commercial Letter-sheet 01/10/1853 – 03/18/1854 10 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Memphis Triangle 11/17/1928 – 07/27/1929 2 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Merchants’ Exchange Prices Current 03/23/1867 – 03/23/1867 1 Newspaper Archives
Memphis Passmore and Co.’s Memphis Real Estate Bulletin and Commercial Circular 11/01/1865 – 11/01/1865 1 Newspaper Archives
Mt. Juliet Mt. Juliet News 07/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Union 06/06/1939 – 06/06/1939 1 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Baptist 07/01/1838 – 01/01/1839 3 Newspaper Archives
Nashville City Paper 01/09/2001 – 08/01/2013 Recent Obituaries
Nashville Murfreesboro Vision 01/15/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nashville Nashville Post 01/21/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nashville Nashville Pride 01/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nashville Nashville Scene 11/23/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nashville American Banner 04/19/1856 – 04/19/1856 1 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Colored Tennessean 08/12/1865 – 07/18/1866 6 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Commercial and Legal Reporter 09/13/1876 – 09/13/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Democratic Statesman 06/17/1848 – 01/25/1849 15 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Impartial Review, and Cumberland Repository 01/18/1806 – 08/16/1806 4 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Legislative Union and American 10/12/1857 – 03/16/1858 8 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Nashville Clarion 02/16/1808 – 08/29/1821 50 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Nashville Examiner 09/29/1813 – 05/25/1814 9 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Nashville Gazette 05/26/1819 – 02/14/1827 182 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Nashville Republican 01/16/1835 – 01/16/1835 1 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Nashville Republican 08/07/1824 – 10/16/1833 9 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Nashville Union 03/26/1839 – 12/30/1847 338 Newspaper Archives
Nashville National Banner and Daily Advertiser 01/01/1834 – 09/15/1834 220 Newspaper Archives
Nashville National Banner and Nashville Whig 09/16/1834 – 12/30/1836 355 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Opposition 07/08/1859 – 07/08/1859 1 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Review 11/10/1809 – 05/03/1811 31 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Spirit of ’76 03/14/1840 – 01/20/1841 34 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Tennessee Gazette 02/25/1800 – 05/30/1807 271 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Weekly Nashville Union 04/22/1846 – 03/24/1847 15 Newspaper Archives
Nashville Christian Advocate 09/28/1849 – 11/25/1876 138 Newspaper Archives
Newport Newport Plain Talk 07/01/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nolensville Nolensville Home Page 09/23/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oak Ridge Oak Ridger 02/17/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paris Paris Post-Intelligencer 07/05/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Portland Portland Leader New 07/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pulaski Tennessee Beacon and Farmers Advocate 06/23/1832 – 06/23/1832 1 Newspaper Archives
Rogersville Rogersville Review 12/16/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rogersville Western Pilot 08/19/1815 – 08/19/1815 1 Newspaper Archives
Sevierville Mountain Press 10/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shelbyville Tennessee Herald 12/19/1817 – 03/08/1820 12 Newspaper Archives
Spring Hill Advertiser News 05/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Spring Hill Spring Hill Home Page 06/29/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sweetwater Advocate and Democrat 06/12/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tazewell Claiborne Progress 11/18/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wartburg Morgan County News 12/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waynesboro Wayne County News 08/06/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Winchester Winchester daily bulletin 01/29/1863 – 06/20/1863 91 Newspaper Archives

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