Michigan Online Historical Newspapers

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County & City
Name of Newspaper
Years Covered
Cost
Resource
Allegan - Saugatuck
Commerical Record
1868 - 1959
Free
Commercial Record
Antrim - Bellaire
Antrim Review
2006 - 2008
Free
Google News Archive
(SmallTownPapers)
Bay - Bay City
Bay City Times
1889 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Cass - DowagiacCass County Republican1858 - 1880FreeLibrary of Congress
Cheboygan - CheboyganNorthern Tribune1875 - 1885FreeLibrary of Congress
Clare - Farwell
Review
1989
1994
2004 - 2005
$
Fold3
(SmallTownPapers Collection)
Charlevoix - St. James Township
Northern Islander
1850 - 1856
$
GenealogyBank
Genesee - Flint
Flint Journal
1898 - 1922
$GenealogyBank
Jackson - Jackson
Jackson Citizen
1849 - 1903
$GenealogyBank
Jackson - JacksonJackson Citizen Patriot
1865 - 1922
$GenealogyBank
Kalamazoo - KalamazooKalamazoo Daily Telegraph 1868 - 1885FreeKalamazoo Public Library 
Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette
1837 - 1922
$GenealogyBank
Kalamazoo - KalamazooKalamazoo Sunday Telegraph 1893 - 1899FreeKalamazoo Public Library 
Kent - Grand Rapids
Afro-American Gazette
1991 - 1995
$
GenealogyBank
Kent - Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Herald
1898 - 1900
$GenealogyBank
Kent - Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Press
1900 - 1922
$GenealogyBank
Lenawee - AdrianDaily Press1856 - 1857
1873 - 1877
(*issue dated 1815 was misprinted and is from 1875)
FreeGoogle News Archive
Lenawee - AdrianWeekly Press1874 - 1900
1902 - 1904
FreeGoogle News Archive
Mason - Ludington Ludington Daily News
1870 - 2006
Free
Google News Archive
Montmorency - Atlanta
Montmorency County Tribune
2003 - 2005
$
Fold3
(SmallTownPapers Collection)
Muskegon - Muskegon
Muskegon Chronicle
1880 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Oakland - Farmington
Farmington Observer
1888
1898
1908-1960
1962-2003
Free
Farmington Community Library
 
Oakland - Lake Orion
Lake Orion Review
1884 - 2003
(list of available issues)
Free
Orion Township Public Library
Oakland - NorthvilleNorthville Record1869 - 1899
1901 - 2011
FreeNorthville District Library
Oakland - South Lyon
South Lyon Herald
1929 - 2007Free
Salem-South Lyon Digital Archives
Ontonagon - Ontonagon
Lake Superior Miner
1855 - 1870
$
GenealogyBank
Ottawa - Grand HavenGrand Haven News1858 - 1866FreeLibrary of Congress
Ottawa - Grand HavenGrand River Times1851 - 1857FreeLibrary of Congress
Saginaw - Saginaw
Saginaw News
1881 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Shiawassee - Owosso
Argus Press
1951
1972 - 2008
Free
Google News Archive
Shiawassee - Owosso
Evening Press
1911
Free
Google News Archive
Shiawassee - Owosso
Owosso Argus-Press
 1917 - 1972
Free
Google News Archive
St. Clair - Brockway CentreWeekly Expositor1882 - 1892FreeLibrary of Congress
St. Joseph - ConstantineConstantine Republican1836 - 1838FreeLibrary of Congress
Tuscola - Cass City
Cass City Chronicle
1899 - 2009
FreeRawson Memorial Library
Tuscola - Cass City
Cass City Enterprise
1881 - 1882
1888 - 1906
FreeRawson Memorial Library
Van Buren - Gobles
Gobles News
1925 - 1929
1931 - 1932
FreeMaking of Modern Michigan
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Argus
1889 - 1891
1894 - 1896
Free
Google News Archive
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat
1902 - 1904
1906
Free
Google News Archive
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Daily Courier
1895
Free
Google News Archive
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Journal
1855 -1863
Free
Google News Archive
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor News
1909 - 1922
$
GenealogyBank
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Record
1902 - 1903
Free
Google News Archive
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Register
1875 - 1879
Free
Google News Archive
Washtenaw - Ann Arbor
Signal of Liberty
1841 - 1847
Free
Ann Arbor District Library
Washtenaw - YpsilantiYpsilanti Sentinel1843 - 1848FreeLibrary of Congress
Wayne - Detroit
Detroit Free Press
1831 - 1922
(images)
1999 - present
(text)
$
Detroit Free Press
Wayne - Detroit
Detroit Independent
1923
$
GenealogyBank
Wayne - Detroit
Detroit Informer
1900
$GenealogyBank
Wayne - Detroit
Plaindealer
1889 - 1892
$GenealogyBank
Wayne - Detroit
Weekly Detroit Free Press and supplement The Household
1886 - 1887
$GenealogyBank
Wayne - Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Civic News
1923 - 1934
Free
Grosse Pointe Public Library
Wayne - Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe News
 1940 - present
Free
 Grosse Pointe Public Library
Wayne - Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Review
1930 - 1952
Free
 Grosse Pointe Public Library
Wayne - NorthvilleNorthville Record1869 - 1899
1901 - 2011
FreeNorthville District Library






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