There are about 650 newspapers that have been published in the the Silver State - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it - find your Nevada ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated February, 2016)
Cooperative Libraries Automated Network
- Daily Territorial Enterprise
- The Free Press
- Goodsprings Gazette
- Reese River Reveille
- Virginia Evening Bulletin
- Virginia Evening Chronicle
- Wadsworth Dispatch
- White Pine News
Small Town Papers
- Mineral County Independent-News Hawthorne, Nevada
- Moapa Valley Progress Overton , Nevada
- Pahrump Mirror Pahrump, Nevada
Other Free Sites:
(Recent changes in the Google News Archive has diminished the capability to search newspapers published prior to 1970). A few of these below are in the Google News Archive.
AustinCherry CreekElkoGoldfieldGoodspringsHawthorneHendersonLas VegasOvertonPahrumpVirginia CityWadsworth
Subscription or Pay Sites:
There are currently 22 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry - Nevada Newspapers
There are currently 41 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank - Nevada Newspapers
There are currently 10 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive - Nevada
There are currently 5 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com - Nevada.
Links to Follow:
There are several ways to keep up with new collections as they are digitized and made available online. Two of my favorites:
- Historical Newspapers Online from the University of Pennsylvania
- Historical U.S. Newspapers Online from Bowling Green State University
You also need to visit the University of Nevada Reno - Newspapers site, which can tell you where the microfilmed newspapers are available in the state. Unfortunately there is not a site (that I could find) that discusses current online historical newspaper projects.
Please note - even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.
Good luck and happy hunting!
For more links for different states, provinces, and countries - please see the Newspapers! page on this website.