Wisconsin Archives: 150 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Wisconsin, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WI newspaper archives: 150 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 Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin
Photo: Wisconsin 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 – 1992)

Search Wisconsin Recent Obituaries (1989 – Current)

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

Here is a 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.

CityTitleDate Range* Collection
AppletonAppleton Volksfreund09/11/1919 – 11/16/1922Newspaper Archives
AppletonMontags-Blatt11/03/1919 – 11/03/1919Newspaper Archives
AshlandDaily Press01/02/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BarabooBaraboo News-Republic01/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bay ViewSouth Shore NOW01/21/2010 – CurrentRecent 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 – 01/18/1977Newspaper Archives
Black River FallsJackson County Chronicle03/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookfieldBrookfield-Elm Grove NOW01/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cambridge, DeerfieldCambridge News & The Independent05/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CedarburgNews Graphic06/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChiltonChilton Times03/26/1864 – 06/09/1877Newspaper 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
DousmanKettle Moraine Index12/02/2010 – 07/14/2016Recent Obituaries
DurandDurand Weekly Times09/01/1876 – 09/01/1876Newspaper Archives
EdgertonEdgerton Reporter03/04/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EllsworthPierce County Herald08/23/1876 – 08/23/1876Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacDaily Fond du Lac Press07/23/1866 – 07/25/1866Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacDemocratic Press06/05/1858 – 12/15/1858Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacFond du Lac Trade Extension02/13/1918 – 02/13/1918Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacFond du Lac Weekly Commonwealth03/24/1858 – 12/15/1858Newspaper Archives
Fond du LacPress07/19/1866 – 07/19/1866Newspaper Archives
Fort AtkinsonDaily Jefferson County Union08/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort AtkinsonWisconsin Chief10/15/1856 – 09/29/1866Newspaper Archives
Fox LakeFox Lake Representative12/15/1911 – 12/20/1917Newspaper Archives
FranklinOak Creek-Franklin-Greendale NOW02/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GalesvilleGalesville Independent11/05/1874 – 08/30/1889Newspaper Archives
GermantownGermantown-Menomonee Falls NOW01/27/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GraftonGrafton Enterprise07/27/1927 – 08/03/1927Newspaper Archives
GratiotGratiot Reporter06/13/1912 – 10/09/1913Newspaper Archives
Green BayGreen Bay Spectator02/21/1852 – 09/28/1852Newspaper Archives
Green BayGreen-Bay Intelligencer and Wisconsin Democrat12/11/1833 – 06/01/1836Newspaper Archives
Green BayPhoenix10/08/1841 – 10/08/1841Newspaper Archives
Green BaySunday Advance06/15/1884 – 07/06/1884Newspaper Archives
Green BayWisconsin Free Press10/03/1835 – 03/30/1836Newspaper Archives
Green BayWisconsin Republican01/21/1845 – 02/08/1847Newspaper Archives
GreenfieldGreenfield-West Allis NOW08/20/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartfordTimes Press09/18/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartlandLake Country Reporter07/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartlandLiving Lake Country: Blogs01/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HartlandSussex Sun11/17/2010 – 07/27/2016Recent Obituaries
HaywardSawyer County Record08/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JanesvilleJanesville Daily Gazette03/09/1860 – 10/21/1876Newspaper Archives
KenoshaKenosha Union07/27/1876 – 07/27/1876Newspaper Archives
KenoshaWest of the I05/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KewauneeKewaunee Enterprise02/19/1876 – 02/19/1876Newspaper Archives
La CrosseDaily Republican and Leader10/09/1874 – 01/08/1876Newspaper Archives
La CrosseLa Crosse Tribune07/11/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La CrosseLa Crosse Volksfreund01/03/1906 – 12/28/1907Newspaper Archives
La CrosseNord Stern04/10/1908 – 04/10/1908Newspaper Archives
La CrosseWisconsin Labor Advocate08/20/1886 – 08/06/1887Newspaper Archives
Lake MillsLake Mills Leader11/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LancasterGrant County Herald03/18/1843 – 12/05/1850Newspaper Archives
LodiLodi Enterprise06/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonCapital Times03/20/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonDaily Argus and Democrat01/03/1854 – 07/21/1854Newspaper Archives
MadisonMadison Daily Democrat05/21/1868 – 03/31/1877Newspaper Archives
MadisonWeekly Wisconsin Patriot07/08/1854 – 10/22/1864Newspaper Archives
MadisonWestern Farmer01/02/1869 – 10/22/1870Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Argus08/22/1844 – 06/02/1852Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Daily Palladium06/21/1852 – 08/11/1852Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Daily Patriot09/10/1859 – 11/14/1864Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Democrat01/10/1846 – 05/08/1852Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Democrat10/18/1842 – 03/07/1844Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Enquirer11/08/1838 – 03/27/1841Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Free Press04/03/1984 – 01/12/1990Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin Populist09/10/1892 – 11/08/1892Newspaper Archives
MadisonWisconsin State Journal03/03/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonWisconsin State Journal03/10/1857 – 12/27/1889Newspaper Archives
MaustonJuneau County Argus07/26/1888 – 07/26/1889Newspaper Archives
MaustonJuneau County Star-Times01/22/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McFarlandMcFarland Thistle05/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MenomonieDunn County News12/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiltonMilton Courier04/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeColumbia09/14/1876 – 09/14/1876Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeDaily Milwaukee News11/15/1861 – 12/31/1873Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeGuardia10/21/1969 – 08/01/1975Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeJugend-Post01/01/1895 – 12/28/1895Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Advertiser07/14/1836 – 03/20/1841Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee American04/08/1857 – 10/28/1857Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Defender01/03/1957 – 02/01/1958Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Herold01/01/1921 – 01/01/1921Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Herold und Seebote01/01/1901 – 01/01/1901Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal of Commerce03/15/1871 – 12/22/1880Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel01/22/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel: Blogs07/20/2005 – 06/08/2016Recent Obituaries
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel01/01/1884 – 12/31/1968Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Sentinel12/10/1844 – 12/30/1968Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Star07/22/1967 – 02/10/1977Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee Weekly Sentinel06/27/1837 – 06/13/1866Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukee’r Socialist09/22/1876 – 09/21/1877Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukie Democrat08/11/1843 – 02/23/1844Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeMilwaukiean10/28/1844 – 11/04/1844Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeNorthwestern Recorder12/03/1892 – 03/30/1893Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeePacker Plus05/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilwaukeeSoul City Times09/14/1968 – 12/16/1971Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWahrheit01/07/1893 – 06/25/1910Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWisconsin Afro-American08/13/1892 – 11/19/1892Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWisconsin Free Democrat08/23/1848 – 11/28/1860Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWisconsin Weekly Advocate05/07/1898 – 09/19/1907Newspaper Archives
MilwaukeeWiskonsin Banner09/14/1844 – 09/21/1844Newspaper Archives
Mineral PointMiners’ Free Press09/04/1838 – 07/19/1841Newspaper Archives
MinocquaLakeland Times03/13/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonroeJeffersonian Democrat08/14/1856 – 03/26/1857Newspaper Archives
MukwonagoMukwonago Chief05/19/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Muskego, New BerlinMuskego-New Berlin NOW02/04/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New LisbonJuneau County Argus11/08/1858 – 12/06/1894Newspaper Archives
OconomowocOconomowoc Enterprise04/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OconomowocOconomowoc Focus07/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OcontoOconto Lumberman01/22/1876 – 01/22/1876Newspaper Archives
Onalaska, HolmenOnalaska Holmen Courier-Life News03/13/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OneidaKalihwisaks05/13/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OshkoshOshkosh True Democrat02/09/1849 – 05/12/1857Newspaper 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 – 02/26/1859Newspaper Archives
RacineRacine Courier10/16/1976 – 07/25/1992Newspaper Archives
RacineWeekly Racine Advocate01/08/1851 – 04/25/1866Newspaper Archives
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 – 06/02/1864Newspaper Archives
RiponRipon Commonwealth Press06/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sauk CitySauk Prairie Eagle05/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SheboyganSheboygan Nieuwsbode10/06/1849 – 11/07/1850Newspaper Archives
SpoonerSpooner Advocate09/24/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun PrairieStar03/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior Telegram05/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TomahTomah Journal03/27/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ViroquaVernon County Broadcaster03/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WashburnCounty Journal04/20/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaterlooCourier04/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaukeshaAmerican Freeman09/09/1845 – 12/29/1847Newspaper Archives
WaukeshaFreeman06/12/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaukeshaWaukesha Freeman04/26/1864 – 09/07/1876Newspaper Archives
WaukeshaWaukesha NOW02/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaunakeeWaunakee Tribune05/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WauwatosaWauwatosa NOW09/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West BendWashington County Daily News07/12/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West SalemCoulee News04/09/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestbyWestby Times03/19/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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