Alabama Online Historical Newspapers

Alabama Online Historical Newspapers

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County & City
Name of Newspaper
Years Covered
Cost
Resource
Baldwin - Blakeley
(ghost town - now Historic Blakeley State Park)
Blakeley Sun
1818 - 1819
$
GenealogyBank
Barbour - Clayton Clayton Banner  1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Bullock - Union Springs Farm Journal 1878 - 1879 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Bullock - Union Springs Southern Home Journal 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Bullock - Union Springs Union Springs Herald 2015 - 2016 Free Union Springs Herald
Calhoun - Anniston Anniston Republic 1903 $ Newspapers.com +
Calhoun - Anniston Anniston Star 1929 - 1956
1958 - 1976
$ Ancestry
Calhoun - Anniston Anniston Star 1917 - 1976 $ NewspaperArchive
Calhoun - Anniston Anniston Star 1900 - 1903
1906 - 1907
1909
1911
1914 - 2015
$ Newspapers.com +
Calhoun - Anniston Semi-Weekly Republic 1909
1911
$ Newspapers.com +
Calhoun - Jacksonville
Teacola > Chanticleer
(Jackson State University)
1939 - 2011
Free
Jacksonville State University
Calhoun - Jacksonville
Jacksonville Republican
1837 - 1838
1840 - 1895
Free
Jacksonville State University
Chambers - Lafayette Chambers Tribune 1863 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Cherokee - Centre Cherokee County Herald 1988 - 2008 Free Google News Archive
Clarke - Grove Hill Grove Hill Herald 1850 - 1854 $ GenealogyBank
Clarke - Grove Hill
Southern Recorder
1847 - 1849
$
GenealogyBank
Clarke - Thomasville Thomasville News 2005 - 2006 Free Google News Archive
Clarke - Thomasville Thomasville News 1996 - 1998 Free SmallTownPapers
Colbert - Tuscumbia
North Alabamian
1865 - 1866
$
GenealogyBank
Colbert - Tuscumbia North Alabamian and (Tuscumbia) Times 1870 - 1872 Free Google News Archive
Covington - Florala Florala News 1970
1972 - 1976
2008 - 2015
Free Florala News
Covington - Florala Florala News 2006 - 2009 Free Google News Archive
Covington - Florala Florala News 1970
1972 - 1976
2008 - 2016 
Free SmallTownPapers
Cullman - Cullman Alabama Tribune
(listed as Cullman Alabama Tribune)
1890 - 1891 $ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Cullman Cullman Banner 1937 - 1938
1942 - 1943
1947
$ Ancestry
Cullman - Cullman Cullman Banner 1937 - 1938
1942 - 1951
$ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Cullman Cullman Banner 1937 - 1938
1942 - 1943
1947
$ Newspapers.com
Cullman - Cullman Cullman Democrat 1930 - 1951 $ Ancestry
Cullman - Cullman Cullman Democrat
(listed as Cullman Times Democrat)
1904 - 1905
1907 - 1908
1910 - 1960
$ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Cullman Cullman Democrat 1930 - 1951 $ Newspapers.com
Cullman - Cullman Modernistic Times
(listed as Cullman Modernistic Times)
1952 $ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Cullman Mountain City Gazette
(listed as Cullman Mountain City Gazette)
1896 $ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Cullman Nord Alabama Colonist 1881 $ GenealogyBank
Cullman - Cullman Southern Immigrant 1878 $ Ancestry
Cullman - Cullman Southern Immigrant
(listed as Cullman Southern Immigrant)
1877 - 1878 $ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Cullman Southern Immigrant 1878 $ Newspapers.com
Cullman - Cullman Times
(listed as Cullman Times, 1952 - 1960; listed as Cullman Times Democrat, 1961 - 1979)
1952 - 1960
1961 - 1979
$ NewspaperArchive
Cullman - Hanceville Hanceville Hustler 1904 $ NewspaperArchive
Dallas - Cahawba
(ghost town)
Alabama Watchman
1820
$ GenealogyBank
Dallas - Cahawba
(ghost town)
Cahawba Press and Alabama Intelligencer
1819 - 1825
$ GenealogyBank
Dallas - Selma Chattanooga Daily Rebel 1864 - 1865 $ GenealogyBank
Dallas - Selma Chattanooga Daily Rebel 1865 Free Library of Congress
Dallas - Selma Chattanooga Daily Rebel 1865 $ Newspapers.com 
Dallas - Selma Daily Selma Times 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Dallas - Selma Daily State Sentinel 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Dallas - Selma Selma Daily Reporter 1861 - 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Dallas - Selma Selma Evening Reporter 1863
1865
Free ADAH Digital Collections
Dallas - Selma Selma Morning Dispatch 1863 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Dallas - Selma Selma Morning Reporter 1861 - 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Dallas - Selma Selma Reporter, Morning Edition 1864 Free ADAH Digital Collections
DeKalb - Fort Payne Times-Journal
(listed as Fort Payne Times Journal)
2007
2009 - 2010
$ NewspaperArchive
DeKalb - Rainsville Weekly Post
(listed as Rainsville Weekly Post
2007 $ NewspaperArchive
Elmore - Wetumpka Spectator 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Etowah - Gadsden Gadsden Times 1867
1874
some 1930-1946, 1948-1952, 1954 front pages
(republished in 1968 as Centennial
Editions)
1955
1956 (incorrectly listed as 1916)
1959 (incorrectly listed as 1950)
1960
1970
1980
1982 (incorrectly listed as 1932)
1990
2000
Free Google News Archive
Etowah - Gadsden Gadsden Times-News
(intermingled with Gadsden Times)
1893 Free Google News Archive
Hale - Greensboro Alabama Beacon 1863 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Henry - Abbeville Indiana Progress 1859 $ Ancestry
Henry - Abbeville Indiana Progress 1859 $ Newspapers.com
Henry - Abbeville Star and Republican Banner 2005 $ NewspaperArchive
Houston - Dothan Dothan Eagle 1908 - 1915
1926
1928 - 1936
1943 - 1951
$ Ancestry
Houston - Dothan Dothan Eagle
(also listed as Dothan Weekly Eagle, 1905 - 1909)
1905 - 1917
1920 - 1922
1926
1928 - 1936
1943 - 1951
$ NewspaperArchive
Houston - Dothan Dothan Eagle 1908 - 1915
1926
1928 - 1936
1943 - 1951
$ Newspapers.com
Houston - Dothan Dothan Weekly Eagle 1909 - 1927 $ NewspaperArchive
Houston - Dothan Houston Eagle
(listed as Dothan Houston Eagle)
1903 - 1905 $ NewspaperArchive
Jefferson - Birmingham
Age-Herald
1894 - 1901
$
GenealogyBank
Jefferson - Birmingham
Alabama Citizen
1913 - 1918
Free
Google News Archive
Jefferson - Birmingham  Avondale Sun
(
Avondale Mills)
1924 - 2006 Free Birmingham Public Library
Jefferson - Birmingham Birmingham Courier 1899 - 1903 $ GenealogyBank
Jefferson - Birmingham Birmingham Iron Age
1874 - 1885
Free
Birmingham Public Library
Jefferson - Birmingham Labor Advocate
1895 - 1902
$ GenealogyBank
Jefferson - Birmingham Manufacturers' Review 1899 - 1900 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Jefferson - Birmingham Pratt City Herald
1899 - 1901
Free
Birmingham Public Library
Jefferson - Birmingham Weekly Age
1888 - 1899
Free
Birmingham Public Library
Jefferson - Birmingham Weekly Iron Age
1884 - 1887
Free
Birmingham Public Library
Jefferson - Birmingham Wide-Awake
1900 $
GenealogyBank
Jefferson - Clay Clay News 2002 - 2009 Free Google News Archive
Lamar - Vernon Lamar Democrat and Sulligent News
(listed as Lamar Democrat)
2005 - 2008 Free Google News Archive
(SmallTownPapers)
Lamar - Vernon Lamar Democrat and Sulligent News
(another listing)
2005 - 2009 Free Google News Archive
(SmallTownPapers)
Lamar - Vernon Lamar Democrat and Sulligent News 1998 - 2005
2008 - 2016
Free SmallTownPapers
Lauderdale - Florence Florence Gazette 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Lauderdale - Florence Florence Times
(intermingled with Times Daily)
1890 -  1967 Free Google News Archive
Lauderdale - Florence Florence Times - Tri-Cities Daily
(intermingled with Times Daily)
1968 - 1978 Free Google News Archive
Lauderdale - Florence Times Daily 1978 - 2007 Free Google News Archive
Lauderdale - Florence Times - Tri-Cities Daily
(intermingled with Times Daily)
1967 - 1968 Free Google News Archive
Lawrence - Moulton Christian Herald 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Lee - Auburn Alabama Farm Journal 1879 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Lee - Auburn Plainsman
(Auburn University newspaper)
1922 - current Free Auburn University Digital Library
Lee - Auburn Orange and Blue
(Auburn University newspaper)
1893 - 1922 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Limestone - Athens Alabama Courier 1931
1941 - 1942
1944 - 1949
1968
$ Ancestry
Limestone - Athens Alabama Courier
(listed as Athens Alabama Courier)
1931
1941 - 1942
1944 - 1968
$ NewspaperArchive
Limestone - Athens Athens LC News Courier
(listed as Athens Alabama Courier)
1971 $ NewspaperArchive
Limestone - Athens Limestone County Shopper 1974 $ NewspaperArchive
Limestone - Athens Limestone Democrat
(also listed as Athens Limestone Democrat)
1937
1941 - 1944
1947 - 1968
$ NewspaperArchive
Limestone - Athens News Courier
(listed as Athens News Courier; also some issues listed as Athens Alabama Courier)
1968 - 1979
1998 - 2001
2003 - 2014
$ NewspaperArchive
Macon - Tuskegee Confederate States 1861 - 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Macon - Tuskegee Tuskegee News 1973
1975
1977
1980
2004 - 2009
Free Google News Archive
Macon - Tuskegee Tuskegee News  1976
1978 - 1979
1994
1996 - 1997
1999 - 2004
2009 - 2016
Free SmallTownPapers
Madison - Huntsville Alabama Republican 1818 - 1819 $ GenealogyBank
Madison - Huntsville Daily Huntsville Confederate 1863 - 1864 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Madison - Huntsville Democrat 1833 $ GenealogyBank
Madison - Huntsville Democrat 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Madison - Huntsville Huntsville Confederate 1863 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Madison - Huntsville
Huntsville Gazette
1816 - 1894
$
GenealogyBank
Madison - Huntsville
Huntsville Star
1900
$ GenealogyBank
Madison - Huntsville Madison Gazette 1813 - 1815 $ GenealogyBank
Madison - Huntsville Southern Advocate 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Marengo - Linden Democrat-Reporter 2005 - 2009 Free Google News Archive
Marengo - Linden Democrat-Reporter 1983
1993
2003
2008 - 2016
Free SmallTownPapers
Mobile - Mobile Advertiser and Register 1864 - 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Alabama Staats-Zeitung
(German)
1900 - 1917 $ GenealogyBank
Mobile - Mobile Army Argus and Crisis 1864 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Daily Mercury 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Journal of Progress 1877 - 1878 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Advertiser and Register 1861 - 1863 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Daily Advertiser 1864 - 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Daily News 1861 - 1862
1865
Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Daily Tribune 1862
1864 - 1865
Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Evening News 1861 - 1862
1865
Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Evening Telegraph 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile
Mobile Evening Telegraph
1864
$ GenealogyBank
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Gazette and Commercial Advertiser 1820 $ GenealogyBank
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Mercantile Advertiser 1833 $ GenealogyBank
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Morning News 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile
Mobile Register
1833 - 2003
$
GenealogyBank
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Register and Advertiser 1862 - 1863 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Weekly Advertiser 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Mobile Weekly Register 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Weekly Advertiser 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Mobile - Mobile Weekly Advertiser and Register 1863 - 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Monroe - Claiborne
(ghost town)
Alabama Courier
1819
$
GenealogyBank
Montgomery - Montgomery Alliance Journal 1889 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Montgomery - Montgomery
Daily Alabama Journal
1849 - 1853
$
GenealogyBank
Montgomery - Montgomery Daily Confederation 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery
Daily Confederation
1858 - 1860
$
GenealogyBank
Montgomery - Montgomery Daily Montgomery Ledger 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery Farm Journal 1878 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Montgomery - Montgomery  Memphis Daily Appeal
(published in Montgomery to escape Union troops during the Civil War)
1864 - 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery
Montgomery Advertiser
1901 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Montgomery - Montgomery Montgomery Advertiser 2012 - 2016 Free Newspapers.com
Montgomery - Montgomery Montgomery Daily Advertiser 1864 - 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery Montgomery Daily Mail 1861 - 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery Montgomery Daily Post 1861
1865
Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery
Montgomery Enterprise
1900 $
GenealogyBank
Montgomery - Montgomery Montgomery Weekly Advertiser 1863 - 1864 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery Montgomery Weekly Mail 1861 - 1864 Free ADAH Digital Collections 
Montgomery - Montgomery Southern Agriculturalist 1895 Free Auburn University Digital Library
Montgomery - Montgomery
(moved from Atlanta, Georgia in Sep 1865)
Southern Courier 1965 - 1968 Free Southern Courier
Montgomery - Montgomery Universalist Herald 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Montgomery - Montgomery Weekly Montgomery Confederation 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Perry - Marion Marion Commonwealth 1865 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Pike - Troy Advocate and American 1861 - 1862 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Pike - Troy State Rights Advocate 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Shelby - Calera Calera Journal 1892 Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Calera Calera Journal 1892 Free Old Fulton NY Postcards
Shelby - Calera Shelby Sentinel 1895 - 1897
1899
Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Calera Shelby Sentinel 1895 - 1897
1899
Free Old Fulton NY Postcards
Shelby - Columbiana Chronicle 1890 - 1904 Free Old Fulton NY Postcards
Shelby - Columbiana Chronicle 1895
1897 - 1899
Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Columbiana Columbiana Sentinel 1905 Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Columbiana Columbiana Sentinel
(listed with the Shelby Sentinel in Calera)
1905 Free Old Fulton NY Postcards
Shelby - Columbiana Shelby Chronicle 1890
1903 - 1904
Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Montevallo Montevallo News 1895 - 1896
1898
Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Montevallo Montevallo Times 1935
1941 - 1944
1946 - 1949
Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Montevallo Montevallo Times  1935
1941 - 1949
Free Old Fulton NY Postcards
Shelby - Montevallo Sentinel 1901 - 1902 Free Internet Archive
Shelby - Montevallo Sentinel
(listed with the Shelby Sentinel in Calera)
1901 - 1902 Free Old Fulton NY Postcards
St. Clair - Ashville St. Clair Diamond 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Talladega - Talladega Democratic Watchtower 1862 Free  ADAH Digital Collections
Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Alabama Intelligencer and States Rights Expositor 1833 - 1835 $ GenealogyBank
Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Crimson-White
(University of Alabama)
1950 - 1953
1955 - 1968
1970 - 1974
Free Alabama Mosaic
Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Observer 1864 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa Chronicle 1827 $ GenealogyBank
Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa News 1929 - 2008 Free Google News Archive
Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa Observer 1861 Free ADAH Digital Collections
Washington - (Old) St. Stephans
(now Old St. Stephens Historical Park)
Halcyon
1818 - 1820
$ GenealogyBank

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