Tennessee Archives: 78 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Tennessee, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online TN newspaper archives: 78 titles to help you search your family history in the “Volunteer State,” providing coverage from 1793 to Today. There are more than 3.8 million 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 online Tennessee newspapers in the 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 TN newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AthensDaily Post-Athenian03/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarthageCarthage Gazette08/13/1808 – 07/01/1817Newspaper Archives
CarthageWestern Express11/21/1808 – 11/21/1808Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Courier02/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Rebel08/09/1862 – 08/30/1863Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Times Free Press04/01/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaJustice12/24/1887 – 12/24/1887Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville Gazette11/21/1819 – 12/23/1820Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTennessee Weekly Chronicle01/27/1819 – 06/07/1819Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTown Gazette and Farmers Register07/05/1819 – 11/08/1819Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleWeekly Chronicle02/18/1818 – 09/16/1818Newspaper Archives
ClevelandCleveland Daily Banner05/05/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaDaily Herald01/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CookevilleHerald-Citizen04/12/1998 – 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
GreenevilleGreeneville Sun09/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartsvilleHartsville Vidette07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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
KnoxvilleKnoxville Enlightener03/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette09/01/1818 – 09/01/1818Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette12/07/1793 – 10/29/1806Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Journal04/01/1888 – 12/31/1896Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel01/04/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel: Blogs06/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News-Sentinel04/01/1922 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Register08/10/1816 – 10/22/1839Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleNegro World10/15/1887 – 11/26/1887Newspaper Archives
KnoxvillePress and Messenger01/08/1873 – 12/15/1875Newspaper Archives
LafayetteMacon County Times10/08/2009 – 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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleDaily Times12/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal06/27/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal01/01/1968 – 12/31/1969Newspaper Archives
MemphisCommercial Appeal, The: Web Edition Articles05/19/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisMemphis Daily Avalanche01/01/1866 – 04/30/1869Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Evening Post04/27/1868 – 05/31/1869Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Triangle11/17/1928 – 07/27/1929Newspaper Archives
MemphisTri-State Defender08/03/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mt. JulietMt. Juliet News07/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MurfreesboroMurfreesboro Union06/06/1939 – 06/06/1939Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCity Paper01/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleColored Tennessean08/12/1865 – 07/18/1866Newspaper Archives
NashvilleImpartial Review, and Cumberland Repository01/18/1806 – 08/16/1806Newspaper Archives
NashvilleMurfreesboro Vision01/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Clarion02/16/1808 – 08/29/1821Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Examiner09/29/1813 – 05/25/1814Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Gazette05/26/1819 – 02/14/1827Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Post01/21/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Pride01/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Republican08/07/1824 – 10/16/1833Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Republican01/16/1835 – 01/16/1835Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Scene11/23/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNational Banner and Daily Advertiser01/01/1834 – 09/15/1834Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Nashville Whig09/16/1834 – 12/30/1836Newspaper Archives
NashvilleReview11/10/1809 – 05/03/1811Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Gazette02/25/1800 – 05/30/1807Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Plain Talk07/01/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak RidgeOak Ridger02/17/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisParis Post-Intelligencer07/05/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RogersvilleRogersville Review12/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RogersvilleWestern Pilot08/19/1815 – 08/19/1815Newspaper Archives
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

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