Utah has a sizable state-wide free online collection for searching historical newspapers and many other smaller collections. Many states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently Utah has quite a few newspapers also available on that site. There are free online newspapers available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them.
There are almost 600 newspapers that have been published in the Beehive State - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it - find your Utah 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 May, 2018; recently added links are in BOLD)
Chronicling America - Utah
- American Fork 1903-1912 The Citizen.
- American Fork 1912-1979 American Fork citizen.
- Cedar City 1890-189? Iron County news.
- Cedar City 1893-1982 Iron County record.
- Coalville 1894-1923 The Coalville times.
- Garland 1906-191? The Garland globe.
- Garland 191?-1925 The Garland City globe.
- Great Salt Lake City 1859-1861 The Mountaineer.
- Great Salt Lake City 1867-1920 Deseret evening news.
- Lehi 1891-1917 The Lehi banner.
- Lehi 1913-1949 The Lehi sun.
- Logan 1902-1924 The Logan Republican.
- Mercur 1895-1913 The Mercur miner.
- Ogden City 1902-1910 The Ogden standard.
- Ogden City 1910-1913 The Evening standard.
- Ogden City 1913-1920 The Ogden standard.
- Ogden 1904-1910 The Morning examiner.
- Ogden 1910-191? The Morning standard.
- Ogden 1920-current The Ogden standard-examiner.
- Price 1895-1915 Eastern Utah advocate.
- Price 1915-1932 The Sun.
- Provo City 1891-1895 The Dispatch.
- Provo City 1898-1909 The Utah County Democrat.
- Provo City 1909-192? The Provo herald.
- Provo, City 1891-1895 The Evening dispatch.
- Provo 1904-1912 Deseret farmer.
- Salt Lake City 1870-1909 The Salt Lake herald.
- Salt Lake City 1899-1920 The Intermountain Catholic.
- Salt Lake City 1885-1887 Salt Lake evening Democrat.
- Salt Lake City 1890-current The Salt Lake tribune.
- Salt Lake City 1895-19?? The broad ax.
- Salt Lake City 1901-1908 Truth.
- Salt Lake City 1902-1902 The Inter-mountain farmer and ranchman.
- Salt Lake City 1902-1904 The Inter-mountain farmer [electronic resource].
- Salt Lake City 1902-1929 Goodwin's weekly : a thinking paper for thinking people.
- Salt Lake City 1909-1918 The Salt Lake herald-Republican.
- Spanish Fork 1902-current The Spanish Fork press.
- St. George 1878-1878 The union.
- St. George 1880-1882 The St. George union.
- St. George 1882-1898 The Union.
Google News Archive
- Salt Lake City - The Deseret News
- Salt Lake City - Deseret News Salt Lake Telegram
- Salt Lake City - Saturday Morning Deseret News
- Tremonton City - Bear River Valley Leader
Utah Digital Newspapers 1850-2010
- Beaver County Monitor
- Beaver County News
- Beaver Press
- Milford Monitor
- Milford News
- Southern Utah Times
- Southern Utonian
- Box Elder News
- Brigham City Bugler
- Brighton Record
- Corinne Daily Reporter
- Garland City Globe
- Garland Globe
- Cache American
- Cache Valley Clarion
- Logan Journal
- Logan Leader
- Logan Nation
- Logan Republican
- North Cache News
- Utah Journal
- Utah Nippo
- Duchesne Courier
- Duchesne Eagle
- Duchesne Record
- Myton Free Press
- Nephi Record
- Roosevelt Standard
- Uintah Basin Record
- Uintah Basin Standard
- Uintah Chieftain
- American Eagle
- Bingham Bulletin
- Broad Ax
- Deseret Evening News
- Deseret Farmer
- Deseret News
- Deseret Weekly
- Goodwin's Weekly
- Inter-Mountain Farmer
- Inter-Mountain Republican
- Intermountain Catholic
- Murray Eagle
- Press Bulletin
- Progressive Opinion
- Salt Lake Community College Newspapers
- Salt Lake Democrat
- Salt Lake Herald
- Salt Lake Mining Review
- Salt Lake Telegram
- Salt Lake Times
- Salt Lake Tribune
- South High Scribe
- Southeast Independent
- Sugar House Bulletin
- Union Vedette
- Utah Daily Chronicle
- Utah Independent
- Ute Sentinel
- Valley Tan
- Western Light
- County Register
- Ephraim Enterprise
- Gunnison Gazette
- Gunnison Valley News
- Manti Messenger
- Manti Reporter
- Manti Sentinel
- Mt. Pleasant Pyramid
- San Pete Free Press
- American Fork Citizen
- Daily Herald
- Evening Dispatch
- Evening Herald
- Lehi Banner
- Lehi Sun
- Orem-Geneva Times
- Pleasant Grove News
- Pleasant Grove Review
- Provo Daily Enquirer
- Spanish Fork Herald
- Spanish Fork Press
- Springville Herald
- Springville Herald-Beacon
- Springville Independent
- Sunday Herald
- Territorial Enquirer
- Timpanogos Times
- Utah County Democrat
- Utah Enquirer
- Evening Standard
- Morning Standard
- Ogden Daily Commercial
- Ogden Herald
- Ogden Junction
- Ogden Morning Examiner
- Ogden Standard
- Ogden Standard-Examiner
- Silver Reef Miner
- Weber Herald
County and Library Collections:
Brigham Young University - Harold B Lee Library Newspaper Collection
- 19th Century Mormon Article Newspaper Index
- Blackfoot Newspapers
- - Idaho News
- - The Blackfoot News
- BYU History Collections
- - Academic Review
- - The Banyan
- - Business Journal
- - The Normal
- - The White and Blue
- Daily Enquirer
- Deseret News
- Deseret News Extra
- Evening and Morning Star
- Rexburg Newspapers
- - The Current Journal
- - The Rexburg Standard
- - The Rexburg Journal
- - The Rexburg Standard Journal
- The Evening and the Morning Star
- The Evening and the Morning Star Extra
- The Rigby Star
- Woman's Exponent
Merrill-Cazier Library Logan Historical Newspaper Collection (1879-1892 and 1893-1898)
- Logan Leader
- Utah Journal
- Logan Journal
Pioneer Online Library - Digital Utah
Utah State University Library Digital Archives (1871- 1954)
- Box Elder
- Logan Historical Newspaper Collection 1879 - 1892
- Logan Historical Newspaper Collection 1893 - 1898
Weber County Newspapers (Abstracts)
Brigham Young University - Provo
Newspaper Abstracts - Utah
For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.
Other Free Sites:
Brigham City Corinne Logan City Morgan Provo Salt Lake City Topaz
Subscription or Pay Sites:
There are currently 13 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry - Utah Newspapers
There are currently 36 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank - Utah Newspapers
There are currently 23 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive - Utah
There are currently 126 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com - Utah.
You also need to visit the Utah Digital Newspapers site from time to time, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to online newspaper availability.
Please note - even more may be available via a local or state 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!
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