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Newspaper Resources

Locating newspaper holdings in the State of Michigan, obtaining microfilm, the USNP (United States Newspaper Project) information, the NDNP (National Digital Newspaper Program), and resources for preservation.

Newspaper Resources in Michigan and Nationally

A comprehensive list developed by the Clarke Historical Library of Michigan newspaper titles available online from various institutions.

Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal

The Library of Michigan subscribes to a number of newspaper databases that are accessible to Library of Michigan library cardholders. Links to these databases can be found on the Family History section of our website. Don't have a card? Apply using our online application form.

Newspaper Databases for Library of Michigan Library Cardholders

Guide to printed indexes at the Library of Michigan of Michigan newspapers. Some indexes include information from the entire newspaper, while other indexes highlight only a specific type of article, such as obituaries. 

Subject Guide of Published Michigan Newspaper Indexes

Michigan Newspaper Links

Allegan District Library has digitized several newspapers such as: the Allegan Journal, the Allegan Journal and Tribune, and the Allegan Gazette. They are nearly complete runs of each paper. Researchers have several search options to choose from.

Allegan District Library
Scanned newspapers from the Petoskey and greater Emmet County area. Site also includes an obituary database for individuals buried in Greenwood Cemetery and other Petoskey area cemeteries.
Greenwood Cemetery Newspapers

A searchable collection of area newspapers specific to the county and area of Benzie

Benzie County Newspapers from 1888-2012

Searchable scanned images of the Cass City Chronicle and the Cass City Enterprise dating to the 1800s. From the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City.

Cass City Newspapers

The Friends of the Charlevoix Public Library have indexed and scanned obituaries from the Charlevoix Courier, 1994 to present.

Charlevoix Courier Obituary Database

This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Transcriptions of Births, Deaths, Marriage Licenses, and Marriages reported in the Isabella County Enterprise from 1875-1900.

Isabella County Enterprise: Births, Deaths, Marriage Licenses and Marriages

Pinckney Community Public Library offers a browseable collection of both the Pinckney Dispatch and the Gregory Gazette.

Pinckney Community Public Library:

The Public Libraries of Saginaw maintains an index of more than 200,000 obituaries from the Saginaw News.

Saginaw News Obituary Index

Sandusky District Library provides access to many scanned newspapers and local history material related to the Sandusky, Michigan area.

Sandusky District Library

Signal of Liberty is a newspaper whose goal is to bring the issue of slavery to the minds and hearts of the readership. The newspaper shows the growing antislavery movement within Michigan focusing on local churches and other social organizations.

Signal of Liberty

Digitized copies of "The Daily Tribune" microfilm from November 1877 – September 2015 by the Royal Oak Public Library. 

The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI)

Scanned copies of The Tawas Herald (1884-1981) through the Huron Shores Genealogical Society and Iosco-Arenac District Library.

The Tawas Herald 1884-1981

This website is an index only resource. This resource covers the years 1865-1898, but does not cover all of the Ypsilanti area. Researchers may find some citations for vital records such as births, marriages, and deaths, but are encouraged to search the cited dates on the microfilm copy for further information.

Ypsilanti Commercial newspaper