Wisconsin Archives: 195 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Wisconsin, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WI newspaper archives: 195 titles to help you search your family history in the “Badger State,” providing coverage from 1833 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Wisconsin newspaper archives!

Photo: Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin
Photo: Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: Dori; 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 – 2012)

Search Wisconsin Recent Obituaries (1989 – Today)

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

Here is the list of Wisconsin 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 WI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AppletonAppleton Volksfreund09/11/1919 – 11/16/1922166Newspaper Archives
AppletonMontags-Blatt11/03/1919 – 11/03/19191Newspaper Archives
AshlandDaily Press01/02/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AshlandOdanah star New07/12/1912 – 07/07/1916113Newspaper Archives
AshlandAshland chronicle09/09/1916 – 09/23/19163Newspaper Archives
BarabooBaraboo News-Republic01/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay ViewSouth Shore NOW01/21/2010 – 07/27/2017Recent Obituaries
BaysideNorth Shore NOW01/27/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Beaver DamDaily Citizen01/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeloitBeloit Daily News07/26/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BeloitSoul City Courier10/12/1976 – 01/18/19775Newspaper Archives
Black River FallsJackson County Chronicle03/12/2003 – 08/23/2018Recent Obituaries
BrookfieldBrookfield-Elm Grove NOW01/14/2010 – 01/12/2017Recent Obituaries
Cambridge, DeerfieldCambridge News & The Independent05/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CedarburgNews Graphic06/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChiltonChilton Times03/26/1864 – 06/09/1877558Newspaper Archives
Chippewa FallsChippewa Herald01/30/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusColumbus Journal01/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cottage GroveHerald-Independent07/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DeForestDeForest Times-Tribune05/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DodgevilleDodgeville chronicle09/18/1862 – 03/17/1876676Newspaper Archives
DousmanKettle Moraine Index12/02/2010 – 07/14/2016Recent Obituaries
DurandDurand Weekly Times09/01/1876 – 09/01/18761Newspaper Archives
EdgertonEdgerton Reporter03/04/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdgertonWisconsin tobacco reporter02/24/1899 – 12/29/19221218Newspaper Archives
EllsworthPierce County Herald08/23/1876 – 08/23/18761Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacDaily Fond du Lac Press07/23/1866 – 07/25/18663Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacDemocratic Press06/05/1858 – 12/15/18583Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacFond du Lac Trade Extension02/13/1918 – 02/13/19181Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacFond du Lac Weekly Commonwealth03/24/1858 – 12/15/18583Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacPress07/19/1866 – 07/19/18661Newspaper Archives
Fort AtkinsonDaily Jefferson County Union08/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort AtkinsonWisconsin Chief Expanded10/15/1856 – 09/29/1866213Newspaper Archives
Fox LakeFox Lake Representative12/15/1911 – 12/20/19177Newspaper Archives
FranklinSouth Now02/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GalesvilleGalesville Independent11/05/1874 – 08/30/1889634Newspaper Archives
GermantownNorthwest Now01/27/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GraftonGrafton Enterprise07/27/1927 – 08/03/19272Newspaper Archives
GratiotGratiot Reporter06/13/1912 – 10/09/191319Newspaper Archives
Green BayGreen Bay Spectator02/21/1852 – 09/28/18524Newspaper Archives
Green BayGreen-Bay Intelligencer and Wisconsin Democrat12/11/1833 – 06/01/183647Newspaper Archives
Green BayPhoenix10/08/1841 – 10/08/18411Newspaper Archives
Green BaySunday Advance06/15/1884 – 07/06/18844Newspaper Archives
Green BayWisconsin Free Press10/03/1835 – 03/30/18367Newspaper Archives
Green BayWisconsin Republican01/21/1845 – 02/08/18474Newspaper Archives
GreenfieldSouthwest Now08/20/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordTimes Press09/18/2011 – 11/18/2018Recent Obituaries
HartlandLake Country Now07/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartlandLiving Lake Country: Blogs01/10/2011 – 08/20/2017Recent Obituaries
HartlandSussex Sun11/17/2010 – 07/27/2016Recent Obituaries
HaywardSawyer County Record11/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HurleyIron County news09/27/1913 – 12/30/1922427Newspaper Archives
HurleyLa Nostra terra01/23/1904 – 12/23/1911120Newspaper Archives
HurleyOur land =01/04/1913 – 09/20/191337Newspaper Archives
JanesvilleJanesville Daily Gazette03/09/1860 – 10/21/18761773Newspaper Archives
JanesvilleGazette05/13/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KenoshaWest of the I05/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KenoshaKenosha Union07/27/1876 – 07/27/18761Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha News07/28/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KenoshaKenosha News: Web Edition Articles03/08/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KewauneeKewaunee Enterprise02/19/1876 – 02/19/18761Newspaper Archives
La CrosseLa Crosse Tribune07/11/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La CrosseDaily Republican and Leader10/09/1874 – 01/08/18762Newspaper Archives
La CrosseLa Crosse Volksfreund01/03/1906 – 12/28/1907209Newspaper Archives
La CrosseNord Stern04/10/1908 – 04/10/19081Newspaper Archives
La CrosseWisconsin Labor Advocate08/20/1886 – 08/06/188751Newspaper Archives
La CrosseNord Stern01/05/1900 – 09/23/19211123Newspaper Archives
Lake GenevaLake Geneva Regional News02/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake MillsLake Mills Leader11/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LancasterGrant County Herald03/18/1843 – 12/05/1850312Newspaper Archives
LancasterGrant County Herald08/23/1879 – 03/30/1883166Newspaper Archives
LodiLodi Enterprise06/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonCapital Times03/20/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Daily Democrat05/21/1868 – 03/31/18772026Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin State Journal03/03/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonWestern Farmer01/02/1869 – 10/22/187013Newspaper Archives
MadisonDaily Argus and Democrat01/03/1854 – 07/21/1854156Newspaper Archives
MadisonWeekly Wisconsin Patriot07/08/1854 – 10/22/1864489Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Argus08/22/1844 – 06/02/1852361Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Daily Palladium06/21/1852 – 08/11/185231Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Daily Patriot09/10/1859 – 11/14/18641581Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Democrat01/10/1846 – 05/08/1852231Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Democrat10/18/1842 – 03/07/184465Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Enquirer11/08/1838 – 03/27/1841122Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Free Press04/03/1984 – 01/12/199038Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Populist09/10/1892 – 11/08/18929Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin State Journal03/10/1857 – 12/27/1889627Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin weekly blade06/08/1916 – 09/02/1922143Newspaper Archives
ManitowocManitowoc pilot07/12/1859 – 12/28/19223196Newspaper Archives
ManitowocManitowoc tribune03/21/1867 – 04/18/1878539Newspaper Archives
MaustonJuneau County Star-Times01/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaustonJuneau County Argus07/26/1888 – 07/26/188914Newspaper Archives
McFarlandMcFarland Thistle05/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MenomonieDunn County News12/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiltonMilton Courier04/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel01/22/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel: Blogs07/20/2005 – 06/08/2016Recent Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal01/01/1884 – 12/31/196825235Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeePacker Plus05/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeDaily Milwaukee News11/15/1861 – 12/31/18732380Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeGuardia10/21/1969 – 08/01/197535Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeJugend-Post01/01/1895 – 12/28/189553Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Advertiser07/14/1836 – 03/20/1841135Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee American04/08/1857 – 10/28/185714Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Defender01/03/1957 – 02/01/195843Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Herold01/01/1921 – 01/01/19211Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Herold und Seebote01/01/1901 – 01/01/19011Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal of Commerce03/15/1871 – 12/22/1880252Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Sentinel Expanded12/10/1844 – 04/01/199518449Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Star07/22/1967 – 02/10/1977492Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Weekly Sentinel06/27/1837 – 06/13/1866330Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee’r Socialist09/22/1876 – 09/21/18773Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukie Democrat08/11/1843 – 02/23/184418Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukiean10/28/1844 – 11/04/18442Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeNorthwestern Recorder12/03/1892 – 03/30/18934Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeSoul City Times09/14/1968 – 12/16/1971144Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWahrheit01/07/1893 – 06/25/1910910Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWisconsin Afro-American08/13/1892 – 11/19/18927Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWisconsin Free Democrat08/23/1848 – 11/28/1860368Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWisconsin Weekly Advocate05/07/1898 – 09/19/1907391Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWiskonsin Banner09/14/1844 – 09/21/18442Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeColumbia09/14/1876 – 09/14/18761Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeDaily Reporter04/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel: Web Edition Articles11/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeZgoda =01/11/1893 – 12/26/1901406Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel04/02/1995 – 12/31/20126484Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeDer Sonntagsbote Expanded03/11/1906 – 06/30/1912434Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointMiners’ Free Press09/04/1838 – 07/19/18414Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointIowa County democrat12/14/1877 – 12/28/19222325Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointMineral Point tribune01/06/1869 – 09/09/19201649Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointMineral Point tribune02/16/1854 – 12/28/1858244Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointMineral Point weekly tribune01/04/1859 – 12/23/1868510Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointWisconsin tribune09/03/1847 – 02/09/1854315Newspaper Archives
MinocquaLakeland Times03/13/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeJeffersonian Democrat08/14/1856 – 03/26/185724Newspaper Archives
MukwonagoMukwonago Chief05/19/2010 – 08/23/2017Recent Obituaries
Muskego, New BerlinMuskego-New Berlin NOW02/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New LisbonJuneau County Argus11/08/1858 – 12/06/18941206Newspaper Archives
OconomowocOconomowoc Enterprise04/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OconomowocOconomowoc Focus07/30/2009 – 08/17/2017Recent Obituaries
OcontoOconto Lumberman01/22/1876 – 01/22/18761Newspaper Archives
Onalaska, HolmenOnalaska Holmen Courier-Life03/13/2003 – 09/08/2017Recent Obituaries
OneidaKalihwisaks05/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OshkoshOshkosh True Democrat02/09/1849 – 05/12/1857203Newspaper Archives
Park FallsPark Falls Herald01/07/1999 – 06/03/2014Recent Obituaries
Park FallsPrice County Review06/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhillipsPhillips Bee03/03/1999 – 06/03/2014Recent Obituaries
PortageDaily Register01/07/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortageWisconsin Dells Events02/26/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PoynettePoynette Press06/11/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrescottPrescott Transcript10/19/1855 – 02/26/185913Newspaper Archives
RacineRacine Courier10/16/1976 – 07/25/1992185Newspaper Archives
RacineWeekly Racine Advocate01/08/1851 – 04/25/1866577Newspaper Archives
RacineJournal Times04/01/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ReedsburgReedsburg Times-Press01/28/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RhinelanderNorthwoods River News11/15/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rice LakeChronotype01/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Richland CenterRichland County Observer04/22/1856 – 06/02/18643Newspaper Archives
RiponRipon Commonwealth Press06/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sauk CitySauk Prairie Eagle05/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SheboyganSheboygan Nieuwsbode10/06/1849 – 11/07/185049Newspaper Archives
SpoonerSpooner Advocate09/24/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide CountyAgri-View01/07/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide CountyWisconsin Law Journal06/19/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun PrairieStar03/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior Telegram05/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior times09/08/1870 – 08/27/19101962Newspaper Archives
SuperiorUusi kotimaa01/11/1906 – 12/26/1922344Newspaper Archives
TomahTomah Journal03/27/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ViroquaVernon County Broadcaster03/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ViroquaVernon County censor01/05/1898 – 12/27/19221286Newspaper Archives
WabenoNorthern Wisconsin advertiser01/12/1899 – 01/23/1902137Newspaper Archives
WashburnCounty Journal04/20/2001 – 08/09/2018Recent Obituaries
WashburnWashburn times09/20/1899 – 12/28/19221179Newspaper Archives
WaterlooCourier04/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WatertownWatertown leader02/12/1909 – 12/29/1911151Newspaper Archives
WatertownWatertown republican06/15/1860 – 04/06/19062109Newspaper Archives
WatertownWatertown weekly leader04/13/1906 – 07/10/1908118Newspaper Archives
WatertownWatertown weekly leader01/05/1912 – 05/23/1917278Newspaper Archives
WatertownWeekly Watertown leader07/17/1908 – 02/05/190930Newspaper Archives
WatertownWatertown news05/25/1917 – 01/15/1919254Newspaper Archives
WaukeshaFreeman06/12/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaukeshaWaukesha County Now02/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaukeshaAmerican Freeman09/09/1845 – 12/29/184775Newspaper Archives
WaukeshaWaukesha Freeman04/26/1864 – 09/07/187635Newspaper Archives
WaunakeeWaunakee Tribune05/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WausauWausau pilot01/02/1900 – 12/28/1922441Newspaper Archives
WauwatosaWauwatosa NOW09/09/2010 – 04/27/2017Recent Obituaries
WauwatosaWest Now09/28/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WauwatosaWauwatosa news03/24/1900 – 12/28/19221113Newspaper Archives
West BendWashington County Daily News07/12/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West SalemCoulee News04/09/2003 – 09/12/2017Recent Obituaries
West Salem, Onalaska, HolmenCoulee Courier10/09/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestbyWestby Times03/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Wisconsin RapidsWood County reporter02/17/1858 – 12/28/19223089Newspaper Archives

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