Wisconsin Archives: 240 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Wisconsin, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WI newspaper archives: 240 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: the Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn in Chase, Wisconsin, was built in 1903
Photo: the Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn in Chase, Wisconsin, was built in 1903. Credit: KKNiteOwl; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Wisconsin in these newspapers. Our WI newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Wisconsin Newspaper Archives (1833 – 2012)

Search Wisconsin Obituaries (1844 – Today)

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

Here is the complete 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
AntigoAntigo Daily Journal03/31/2020 – CurrentObituaries
AppletonAppleton Volksfreund09/11/1919 – 11/16/1922166Newspaper Archives
AppletonMontags-Blatt11/03/1919 – 11/03/19191Newspaper Archives
AppletonFox Times04/01/2011 – 01/01/2012Obituaries
AshlandDaily Press01/02/1999 – CurrentObituaries
AshlandOdanah star07/12/1912 – 07/07/1916113Newspaper Archives
AshlandAshland chronicle09/09/1916 – 09/23/19163Newspaper Archives
BarabooBaraboo News-Republic01/01/2004 – CurrentObituaries
BarabooBaraboo news05/25/1904 – 12/28/1911392Newspaper Archives
BarabooBaraboo weekly news01/04/1912 – 12/31/1925785Newspaper Archives
Bay ViewSouth Shore NOW01/21/2010 – 07/27/2017Obituaries
BaysideNorth Shore NOW01/27/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Beaver DamDaily Citizen01/27/2004 – CurrentObituaries
BeloitBeloit Daily News07/26/2004 – CurrentObituaries
BeloitSoul City Courier10/12/1976 – 01/18/19775Newspaper Archives
Black River FallsJackson County Chronicle03/12/2003 – 08/23/2018Obituaries
BrookfieldBrookfield-Elm Grove NOW01/14/2010 – 01/12/2017Obituaries
Cambridge, DeerfieldCambridge News & The Independent05/28/2008 – CurrentObituaries
CedarburgNews Graphic06/25/2001 – CurrentObituaries
ChiltonChilton Times03/26/1864 – 06/09/1877558Newspaper Archives
ChiltonWiskonsin Demokrat09/18/1873 – 12/08/1877213Newspaper Archives
Chippewa FallsChippewa Herald01/30/1999 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbusColumbus Journal01/26/2010 – 09/19/2020Obituaries
Cottage GroveHerald-Independent07/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
CountyAgri-View01/07/2005 – CurrentObituaries
CountyWisconsin Law Journal06/19/2002 – CurrentObituaries
CountyCenter Square Wisconsin02/18/2021 – CurrentObituaries
DeForestDeForest Times-Tribune05/28/2008 – CurrentObituaries
DodgevilleDodgeville chronicle09/18/1862 – 03/17/1876676Newspaper Archives
DousmanKettle Moraine Index12/02/2010 – 07/14/2016Obituaries
DurandDurand Weekly Times09/01/1876 – 09/01/18761Newspaper Archives
Eagle RiverEagle River review03/01/1912 – 12/31/1925803Newspaper Archives
Eagle RiverVilas County news09/23/1901 – 12/30/19251196Newspaper Archives
Eau ClaireLeader-Telegram09/06/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Eau ClaireCountry Today09/06/2009 – CurrentObituaries
EdgertonEdgerton Reporter03/04/2015 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
Fort AtkinsonWisconsin Chief10/15/1856 – 09/29/1866202Newspaper Archives
Fox LakeFox Lake Representative12/15/1911 – 12/20/19177Newspaper Archives
FranklinSouth Now02/11/2010 – CurrentObituaries
GalesvilleGalesville Independent11/05/1874 – 08/30/1889634Newspaper Archives
GermantownNorthwest Now01/27/2011 – CurrentObituaries
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
Green BayGreen Bay Advocate06/17/1847 – 08/17/187624Newspaper Archives
GreenfieldSouthwest Now08/20/2009 – CurrentObituaries
HartfordTimes Press09/18/2011 – 11/18/2018Obituaries
HartlandLake Country Now07/30/2009 – CurrentObituaries
HartlandLiving Lake Country: Blogs01/10/2011 – 08/20/2017Obituaries
HartlandSussex Sun11/17/2010 – 07/27/2016Obituaries
HaywardSawyer County Record11/04/1999 – CurrentObituaries
HurleyIron County news09/27/1913 – 12/26/1925735Newspaper 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 – CurrentObituaries
KenoshaWest of the I05/17/2009 – CurrentObituaries
KenoshaKenosha Union07/27/1876 – 07/27/18761Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha News07/28/2012 – CurrentObituaries
KenoshaKenosha News: Web Edition Articles03/08/2018 – CurrentObituaries
KenoshaKenosha telegraph06/14/1860 – 09/28/18881470Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha telegraph04/05/1850 – 12/28/1854243Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha telegraph and tribune06/16/1859 – 06/07/186052Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha tribune & telegraph10/02/1856 – 06/09/1859140Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha tribune and telegraph01/04/1855 – 06/28/185526Newspaper Archives
KenoshaSouthport telegraph06/16/1840 – 03/29/1850487Newspaper Archives
KenoshaTelegraph-Courier10/04/1888 – 12/31/19251888Newspaper Archives
KenoshaTribune and telegraph07/05/1855 – 09/25/185663Newspaper Archives
KewauneeKewaunee Enterprise02/19/1876 – 02/19/18761Newspaper Archives
La CrosseLa Crosse Tribune07/11/1989 – CurrentObituaries
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
LadysmithLadysmith news03/11/1905 – 04/22/19057Newspaper Archives
LadysmithLadysmith news07/07/1906 – 04/06/190740Newspaper Archives
LadysmithLadysmith news and Ingram news04/29/1905 – 06/30/190658Newspaper Archives
LadysmithLadysmith news-budget04/11/1907 – 12/29/1922797Newspaper Archives
Lake GenevaLake Geneva Regional News02/19/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Lake MillsLake Mills Leader11/05/2008 – CurrentObituaries
LancasterGrant County Herald03/18/1843 – 12/05/1850312Newspaper Archives
LancasterGrant County Herald08/23/1879 – 03/30/1883166Newspaper Archives
LancasterGrant County Herald09/26/1850 – 12/23/19253962Newspaper Archives
LancasterGrant County Herald03/18/1843 – 10/05/184480Newspaper Archives
LancasterWisconsin herald01/03/1846 – 03/17/1849160Newspaper Archives
LancasterWisconsin herald, and Grant County advertiser10/12/1844 – 12/27/184561Newspaper Archives
LodiLodi Enterprise06/09/2008 – CurrentObituaries
MadisonCapital Times03/20/1989 – CurrentObituaries
MadisonMadison Daily Democrat05/21/1868 – 03/31/18772026Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin State Journal03/03/1989 – CurrentObituaries
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
MarinetteEagleHerald01/06/2008 – CurrentObituaries
MaustonJuneau County Star-Times01/22/2004 – CurrentObituaries
MaustonJuneau County Argus07/26/1888 – 07/26/188914Newspaper Archives
McFarlandMcFarland Thistle05/15/2008 – CurrentObituaries
MenashaFox Journal03/18/2013 – 07/25/2015Obituaries
MenomonieDunn County News12/09/2002 – CurrentObituaries
Mequon, ThiensvilleOzaukee NOW11/17/2016 – 06/29/2017Obituaries
MiltonMilton Courier04/30/2009 – CurrentObituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel01/22/1990 – CurrentObituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel: Blogs07/20/2005 – 06/08/2016Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal01/01/1884 – 12/31/196825237Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeePacker Plus05/06/2004 – 01/21/2016Obituaries
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 Sentinel12/10/1844 – 04/01/199518447Newspaper 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 – CurrentObituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel: Web Edition Articles11/15/2008 – CurrentObituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel04/02/1995 – 12/31/20126484Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeDer Sonntagsbote03/11/1906 – 06/30/1912329Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeDer Herold04/13/1890 – 05/18/18904Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Herold08/24/1890 – 12/28/189512Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Magazine11/01/2019 – CurrentObituaries
MilwaukeeZgoda =01/11/1893 – 12/26/1901406Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeFOX – 6 WITI01/01/2021 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
MonroeJeffersonian Democrat08/14/1856 – 03/26/185724Newspaper Archives
MukwonagoMukwonago Chief05/19/2010 – 08/23/2017Obituaries
Muskego, New BerlinMuskego-New Berlin NOW02/04/2010 – CurrentObituaries
New LisbonJuneau County Argus11/08/1858 – 12/06/18941206Newspaper Archives
OconomowocOconomowoc Enterprise04/14/2011 – CurrentObituaries
OconomowocOconomowoc Focus07/30/2009 – 08/17/2017Obituaries
OcontoOconto Lumberman01/22/1876 – 01/22/18761Newspaper Archives
Onalaska, HolmenOnalaska Holmen Courier-Life03/13/2003 – 09/08/2017Obituaries
OneidaKalihwisaks05/13/2010 – CurrentObituaries
OregonOregon Observer01/25/2007 – CurrentObituaries
OshkoshOshkosh True Democrat02/09/1849 – 05/12/1857203Newspaper Archives
OshkoshAdvance-Titan02/24/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Park FallsPark Falls Herald01/07/1999 – 06/03/2014Obituaries
Park FallsPrice County Review06/06/2014 – CurrentObituaries
PhillipsPhillips Bee03/03/1999 – 06/03/2014Obituaries
PortageDaily Register01/07/2004 – CurrentObituaries
PortageWisconsin Dells Events02/26/2005 – CurrentObituaries
PoynettePoynette Press06/11/2008 – CurrentObituaries
PrescottPrescott Transcript10/19/1855 – 02/26/185913Newspaper Archives
Price CountyUp North Explorer03/11/2014 – 05/28/2015Obituaries
RacineRacine Courier10/16/1976 – 07/25/1992185Newspaper Archives
RacineWeekly Racine Advocate01/08/1851 – 04/25/1866577Newspaper Archives
RacineJournal Times04/01/1990 – CurrentObituaries
ReedsburgReedsburg Times-Press01/28/2004 – 09/17/2020Obituaries
RhinelanderNorthwoods River News11/15/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Rice LakeChronotype01/04/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Richland CenterRichland County Observer04/22/1856 – 06/02/18643Newspaper Archives
RiponRipon Commonwealth Press06/04/2009 – CurrentObituaries
River FallsRiver Falls times03/09/1896 – 11/01/1925164Newspaper Archives
Sauk CitySauk Prairie Eagle05/18/2005 – 09/17/2020Obituaries
SheboyganSheboygan Nieuwsbode10/06/1849 – 11/07/185049Newspaper Archives
SheboyganLakeland College Mirror10/30/2002 – CurrentObituaries
SpoonerSpooner Advocate09/24/1998 – CurrentObituaries
StoughtonStoughton Courier-Hub09/03/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Sun PrairieStar03/06/2008 – CurrentObituaries
SuperiorSuperior Telegram05/19/2006 – CurrentObituaries
SuperiorSuperior times09/08/1870 – 08/27/19101962Newspaper Archives
SuperiorUusi kotimaa01/11/1906 – 12/26/1922344Newspaper Archives
TomahTomah Journal03/27/2003 – CurrentObituaries
VeronaVerona Press01/25/2007 – CurrentObituaries
ViroquaVernon County Broadcaster03/19/2003 – CurrentObituaries
ViroquaVernon County censor01/05/1898 – 12/27/19221286Newspaper Archives
WabenoNorthern Wisconsin advertiser01/12/1899 – 12/29/19221111Newspaper Archives
WashburnCounty Journal04/20/2001 – 08/09/2018Obituaries
WashburnWashburn times09/20/1899 – 12/28/19221179Newspaper Archives
WaterlooCourier04/22/2008 – CurrentObituaries
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
WatertownWatertown Daily Times10/01/2002 – CurrentObituaries
WaukeshaFreeman06/12/2000 – CurrentObituaries
WaukeshaWaukesha County Now02/03/2011 – CurrentObituaries
WaukeshaAmerican Freeman09/09/1845 – 12/29/184775Newspaper Archives
WaukeshaWaukesha Freeman04/26/1864 – 09/07/187635Newspaper Archives
WaunakeeWaunakee Tribune05/19/2008 – CurrentObituaries
WaupunWaupun Leader09/29/1870 – 01/31/1879433Newspaper Archives
WausauWausau pilot01/02/1900 – 12/28/1922441Newspaper Archives
WauwatosaWauwatosa NOW09/09/2010 – 04/27/2017Obituaries
WauwatosaWest Now09/28/2017 – CurrentObituaries
WauwatosaWauwatosa news03/24/1900 – 12/28/19221113Newspaper Archives
West BendWashington County Daily News07/12/2000 – CurrentObituaries
West SalemCoulee News04/09/2003 – 09/12/2017Obituaries
West Salem, Onalaska, HolmenCoulee Courier10/09/2017 – CurrentObituaries
WestbyWestby Times03/19/2003 – CurrentObituaries
Wisconsin RapidsWood County reporter02/17/1858 – 12/28/19223089Newspaper Archives

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