Wisconsin Archives: 129 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Wisconsin, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WI newspaper archives: 129 titles to help you search your family history in “America’s Dairyland,” providing coverage from 1833 to Today. There are more than 40 million articles and records in our online Wisconsin newspaper archives!

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Photo: Wisconsin state welcome sign. Credit: ThreeOneFive; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Wisconsin Newspaper Archives (1833 – 1992)

Search Wisconsin Recent Obituaries (1989 – Current)

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Illustration: Wisconsin state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of online Wisconsin 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 WI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Appleton Appleton Volksfreund 09/11/1919 – 11/16/1922 Newspaper Archives
Appleton Montags-Blatt 11/03/1919 – 11/03/1919 Newspaper Archives
Ashland Daily Press 01/02/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baraboo Baraboo News-Republic 01/01/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay View South Shore NOW 01/21/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bayside North Shore NOW 01/27/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen 01/27/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beloit Beloit Daily News 07/26/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beloit Soul City Courier 10/12/1976 – 01/18/1977 Newspaper Archives
Brookfield Brookfield-Elm Grove NOW 01/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cambridge, Deerfield Cambridge News & The Independent 05/28/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cedarburg News Graphic 06/25/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chilton Chilton Times 03/26/1864 – 06/09/1877 Newspaper Archives
Chippewa Falls Chippewa Herald 01/30/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbus Columbus Journal 01/26/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cottage Grove Herald-Independent 07/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
DeForest DeForest Times-Tribune 05/28/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dousman Kettle Moraine Index 12/02/2010 – 07/14/2016 Recent Obituaries
Edgerton Edgerton Reporter 03/04/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fond du Lac Daily Fond du Lac Press 07/23/1866 – 07/25/1866 Newspaper Archives
Fond du Lac Democratic Press 06/05/1858 – 12/15/1858 Newspaper Archives
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Trade Extension 02/13/1918 – 02/13/1918 Newspaper Archives
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Weekly Commonwealth 03/24/1858 – 12/15/1858 Newspaper Archives
Fond du Lac Press 07/19/1866 – 07/19/1866 Newspaper Archives
Fort Atkinson Daily Jefferson County Union 08/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Atkinson Wisconsin Chief 10/15/1856 – 09/29/1866 Newspaper Archives
Fox Lake Fox Lake Representative 12/15/1911 – 12/20/1917 Newspaper Archives
Franklin Oak Creek-Franklin-Greendale NOW 02/11/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Galesville Galesville Independent 11/05/1874 – 08/30/1889 Newspaper Archives
Germantown Germantown-Menomonee Falls NOW 01/27/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grafton Grafton Enterprise 07/27/1927 – 08/03/1927 Newspaper Archives
Gratiot Gratiot Reporter 06/13/1912 – 10/09/1913 Newspaper Archives
Green Bay Green Bay Spectator 02/21/1852 – 09/28/1852 Newspaper Archives
Green Bay Green-Bay Intelligencer and Wisconsin Democrat 12/11/1833 – 06/01/1836 Newspaper Archives
Green Bay Phoenix 10/08/1841 – 10/08/1841 Newspaper Archives
Green Bay Sunday Advance 06/15/1884 – 07/06/1884 Newspaper Archives
Green Bay Wisconsin Free Press 10/03/1835 – 03/30/1836 Newspaper Archives
Green Bay Wisconsin Republican 01/21/1845 – 02/08/1847 Newspaper Archives
Greenfield Greenfield-West Allis NOW 08/20/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartford Times Press 09/18/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartland Lake Country Reporter 01/27/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartland Living Lake Country: Blogs 01/10/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hartland Sussex Sun 11/17/2010 – 07/27/2016 Recent Obituaries
Hayward Sawyer County Record 01/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Janesville Janesville Daily Gazette 03/09/1860 – 12/31/1864 Newspaper Archives
Kenosha West of the I 05/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Crosse La Crosse Tribune 07/11/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Crosse La Crosse Volksfreund 01/03/1906 – 12/28/1907 Newspaper Archives
La Crosse Nord Stern 04/10/1908 – 04/10/1908 Newspaper Archives
La Crosse Wisconsin Labor Advocate 08/20/1886 – 08/06/1887 Newspaper Archives
Lake Mills Lake Mills Leader 11/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Grant County Herald 03/18/1843 – 12/05/1850 Newspaper Archives
Lodi Lodi Enterprise 06/09/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madison Capital Times 03/20/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madison Daily Argus and Democrat 01/03/1854 – 07/21/1854 Newspaper Archives
Madison Weekly Wisconsin Patriot 07/08/1854 – 10/22/1864 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Argus 08/22/1844 – 06/02/1852 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Daily Patriot 09/10/1859 – 11/14/1864 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Democrat 01/10/1846 – 05/08/1852 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Democrat 10/18/1842 – 03/07/1844 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Enquirer 11/08/1838 – 03/27/1841 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Free Press 04/03/1984 – 01/12/1990 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin Populist 09/10/1892 – 11/08/1892 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin State Journal 03/10/1857 – 12/27/1889 Newspaper Archives
Madison Wisconsin State Journal 03/03/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mauston Juneau County Argus 07/26/1888 – 07/26/1889 Newspaper Archives
Mauston Juneau County Star-Times 01/22/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
McFarland McFarland Thistle 05/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Menomonie Dunn County News 12/09/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Milton Milton Courier 04/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Milwaukee Guardia 10/21/1969 – 08/01/1975 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Jugend-Post 01/01/1895 – 12/28/1895 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Advertiser 07/14/1836 – 03/20/1841 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee American 04/08/1857 – 10/28/1857 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Defender 01/03/1957 – 02/01/1958 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Herold 01/01/1921 – 01/01/1921 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Herold und Seebote 01/01/1901 – 01/01/1901 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal of Commerce 03/15/1871 – 12/22/1880 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01/22/1990 – Current Recent Obituaries
Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Blogs 07/20/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 08/16/1935 – 12/31/1968 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Sentinel 12/10/1844 – 12/30/1968 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Star 07/22/1967 – 02/10/1977 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee Weekly Sentinel 06/27/1837 – 06/13/1866 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukee’r Socialist 09/22/1876 – 09/21/1877 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukie Democrat 08/11/1843 – 02/23/1844 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Milwaukiean 10/28/1844 – 11/04/1844 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Northwestern Recorder 12/03/1892 – 03/30/1893 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Packer Plus 05/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Milwaukee Soul City Times 09/14/1968 – 12/16/1971 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Wahrheit 01/07/1893 – 06/25/1910 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Wisconsin Afro-American 08/13/1892 – 11/19/1892 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Wisconsin Free Democrat 08/23/1848 – 11/28/1860 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Wisconsin Weekly Advocate 05/07/1898 – 09/19/1907 Newspaper Archives
Milwaukee Wiskonsin Banner 09/14/1844 – 09/21/1844 Newspaper Archives
Minocqua Lakeland Times 03/13/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monroe Jeffersonian Democrat 08/14/1856 – 03/26/1857 Newspaper Archives
Mukwonago Mukwonago Chief 05/19/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muskego, New Berlin Muskego-New Berlin NOW 02/04/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Lisbon Juneau County Argus 11/08/1858 – 12/06/1894 Newspaper Archives
Oconomowoc Oconomowoc Enterprise 04/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oconomowoc Oconomowoc Focus 02/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oneida Kalihwisaks 05/13/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oshkosh Oshkosh True Democrat 02/09/1849 – 05/12/1857 Newspaper Archives
Park Falls Park Falls Herald 01/07/1999 – 06/03/2014 Recent Obituaries
Park Falls Price County Review 06/06/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Phillips Phillips Bee 03/03/1999 – 06/03/2014 Recent Obituaries
Portage Daily Register 01/07/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Portage Wisconsin Dells Events 02/26/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Poynette Poynette Press 06/11/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Racine Racine Courier 10/16/1976 – 07/25/1992 Newspaper Archives
Racine Weekly Racine Advocate 01/08/1851 – 04/25/1866 Newspaper Archives
Reedsburg Reedsburg Times-Press 01/28/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rhinelander Northwoods River News 11/15/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rice Lake Chronotype 01/04/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ripon Ripon Commonwealth Press 01/27/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sauk City Sauk Prairie Eagle 05/18/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sheboygan Sheboygan Nieuwsbode 10/06/1849 – 11/07/1850 Newspaper Archives
Spooner Spooner Advocate 09/24/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sun Prairie Star 03/06/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Superior Superior Telegram 05/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Washburn County Journal 04/20/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waterloo Courier 04/22/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waukesha American Freeman 09/09/1845 – 12/29/1847 Newspaper Archives
Waukesha Freeman 06/12/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waukesha Waukesha NOW 02/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waunakee Waunakee Tribune 05/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wauwatosa Wauwatosa NOW 09/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
West Bend Washington County Daily News 07/12/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries

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