California Online Historical Newspapers Summary

California has a large state-wide free on-line assortment for looking out historic newspapers. Many states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America website as their essential central on-line website for looking out outdated newspapers and at present, California has a number of newspapers additionally out there on that website. There are free on-line newspapers out there on different websites and there are collections out there on subscription websites. Under is a listing of the place the titles are saved and the hyperlink in an effort to entry them. 

There are over 9,000 newspapers which were revealed within the Golden State – actually not all of them are searchable on-line. However there are a number of which might be certainly out there. So go for it – discover your California ancestors and all of the fascinating articles that seize the tales of their lives. 

Please be aware that I’ve not at all times entered the dates which might be included within the collections, as I believe they’ll change as extra gadgets are digitized. Additionally I believe that a few of these hyperlinks could change over time – so if there’s a useless hyperlink – please use your favourite search engine to search out their new location. 

(Up to date November 2021; lately added hyperlinks are in BOLD)

Free Websites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – California

Google Information Archive

California Digital Newspapers Collection 1846-present

California Revealed

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • About Face  – Los Angeles, CA
  • AION – San Francisco, CA
  • AION [San Francisco] – San Francisco, CA
  • All prepared on the left – Camp Pendleton, Vista, CA
  • Alliance – San Francisco, CA
  • ALLY, The – Berkeley, CA
  • American Divisional Data Workplace – San Francisco, CA
  • AMPER&AND – San Francisco, CA
  • Amphora – San Francisco, CA
  • Anti-Brass – Los Angeles, CA
  • As you have been – Fort Ord, Monterey, CA
  • Perspective examine – Vista, CA
  • Bacon, The – Edgemont, CA
  • Barb on Strike – Berkeley, CA
  • Bay Space Motion for a Democratic Navy – Berkeley, CA
  • Berkeley Barb – Berkeley, CA
  • Berkeley Tribe – Berkeley, CA
  • Black Dialog – San Francisco, CA
  • Black Dialogue – San Francisco, CA
  • Black Unity – Camp Pendleton, Vista, CA
  • Blue Suede Sneakers – Bellingham, WA; Monterey, CA
  • Bulletin from Nothing – San Francisco, CA
  • Caliban  – Ann Arbor, MI; Laguna Seashore, CA
  • California Veteran, The – Van Nuys, CA
  • Calm Earlier than the Storm, The – San Diego, CA
  • Camino de Justicia, El – Cutler, CA
  • Camp Information – Chicago, OL; Van Nuys, CA
  • Carta Editorial – Los Angeles, CA
  • CCR E-newsletter – Nationwide Metropolis, CA
  • Middle – Woodstock, NY; Berkeley, CA
  • Chrysalis – Los Angeles, CA
  • Metropolis Miner – Berkeley, CA
  • Cloud Marauder – Oakland, CA
  • Coalition, The – Sacramento, CA
  • Espresso Home Information – San Francisco, CA
  • Fight Ethnic Weapons – San Francisco, CA
  • Conspiracy, The – San Francisco, CA
  • Counterdraft – Los Angeles, CA
  • Nation Ladies – Albion, CA
  • CSR GIPA Information – CA
  • Dare To wrestle – San Diego, CA
  • Door – San Diego, CA
  • Duck Energy – San Diego, CA
  • Dykes & Gorgons – Berkeley, CA
  • El Tiempo Chicano – Nationwide Metropolis, CA
  • Enlisted Occasions   – San Francisco, CA
  • Enlisted Occasions Subscribers Bulletin – San Francisco, CA
  • Each GI is a POW – Monterey, CA
  • Everywoman – Venice, CA
  • Eyes Left – Travis AFB, CA
  • Eyewitness – San Francisco, CA
  • Favourite Sons – Los Angeles, CA
  • Feminist Bookstore Information – San Francisco, CA
  • Last flight – Hamilton AFB, CA
  • G.I Combat Again – Lengthy Seashore, CA
  • Genesis West – Burlingame, CA
  • GI Information and Dialogue Bulletin – San Diego, CA
  • GIPA Information – San Diego, CA
  • Inexperienced Machine, The (Camp Pendleton) – Camp Pendleton, Vista CA
  • Grinding to a Halt – Oakland, CA
  • Grunt Free Press – Redlands, CA
  • How(ever) – San Francisco, CA
  • Hunley Hemorrhoid – San Francisco, CA
  • Indochina Bulletin – San Francisco, CA
  • Inside Eastside – Los Angeles, CA
  • IO Journal – Ann Arbor, MI; Berkeley, CA
  • It Aint Me Babe – Berkeley, CA
  • Kitty Litter – San Diego, CA
  • L.A. Digger Information /DNA – Hollywood, CA
  • Lesbian Tide – Los Angeles, CA
  • Liberty Name   – San Diego, CA
  • Liberty Name (Involved Navy) – San Diego, CA
  • Little Sq. Assessment – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Looper, The – San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles Free Press – Los Angeles, CA
  • M – San Francisco, CA
  • Manroot – South San Francisco, CA
  • Marilyn – Clarement CA
  • Marin Ladies’s Information Journal – San Rafael, CA
  • Marine blues – San Francisco, CA
  • Measure – San Francisco, CA
  • Meatball – San Francisco, CA
  • Midnightspecial – San Francisco, CA
  • MidPeninsula Observer – Palo Alto, CA
  • Navy Counselor, The – San Francisco, CA
  • Navy Intelligence – Los Angeles, CA
  • Motion, The – San Francisco, CA
  • New sOs Information – San Francisco, CA
  • New World Journal – Berkeley, CA
  • E-newsletter For The GI Coffeehouses – Oakland, CA
  • North Seashore Assessment – San Francisco, CA
  • NOW – San Francisco, CA
  • Now Hear This – Lengthy Seashore, CA
  • ONE – Los Angeles, CA
  • Different Scenes – Los Angeles, CA
  • Out Now – Lengthy Seashore, CA
  • OutLook – San Francisco, CA
  • Panjandrum – San Francisco, CA
  • Pay Again – Santa Ana, CA
  • Peace and Justice – Los Angeles, CA
  • Peace Treaty Information – Palo Alto, CA
  • Pentagon G.I. Coffeehouse E-newsletter – Oakland, CA
  • Pentagon Paper, The – Los Angeles, CA
  • Everlasting RIF – Seaside, CA
  • Pickle Press, The – El Toro, CA
  • Plain Rapper – Palo Alto, CA
  • Quilt – Berkeley, CA
  • Realist, The – New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Venice, CA
  • Redline – Berkeley, CA
  • Regeneración – Los Angeles, CA
  • Reveille – Monterey, CA
  • Proper-on Submit, The – Seaside, CA
  • San Diego Door – San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco Specific Occasions – San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Good Occasions – San Francisco, CA
  • Sanity Now – La Puente, CA
  • SCORE – Berkeley, CA
  • Sebastian Quill – San Francisco, CA
  • Sinister Knowledge – Charlotte, NC; Lincoln, NE; Amherst, MA; Rockland, ME; Montpelier, VT; Berkeley, CA
  • Sipapu – Winters, CA
  • Snorton fowl – Norton AFB, Redlands, CA
  • SOS Information – Oakland, CA
  • SOS E-newsletter – San Francisco, CA
  • Soup – San Francisco, CA
  • Spaced Sentinel – Marysville, CA
  • SPAZM – Berkeley, CA
  • Stars & Strikes – San Francisco, CA
  • Strategic Hamlet – Isla Vista, CA
  • Avenue Journal – San Diego, CA
  • Help our Troopers – Oakland, CA
  • Swords to Plowshares – San Francisco, CA
  • Tangents – Hollywood, CA
  • Activity Power – Berkeley, CA
  • That is Life? – San Diego, CA
  • Tide, The – Los Angeles, CA
  • Tooth and Nail – Berkeley, CA
  • Tradeswoman Journal – San Francisco, CA
  • Travisty – Travis AFB, CA
  • Tree – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Fact As a substitute – San Francisco, CA
  • Underground Oak, The – Oakland, CA
  • Unity Now – Monterey, CA
  • Up Towards The Bulkhead – San Francisco, CA
  • Up From the Backside – San Diego, CA
  • Up Entrance – Los Angeles, CA
  • USS Duluth Free Press – San Diego, CA
  • Veteran, The (San Francisco) – San Francisco, CA
  • Vietnam Veterans Towards the Warfare (Monterey) – Monterey, CA
  • Yanagi – Sausalito, CA
  • Yardbird Reader – Berkeley, CA
  • Y’Hen – Berkeley, CA
  • Speaking Leaf – Los Angeles, CA
  • NIAGI Information – Nationwide Metropolis

County and Library Collections:

Amador County Local Newspapers

  • AMADOR DISPATCH
  • AMADOR LEDGER
  • AMADOR LEDGER DISPATCH
  • AMADOR PROGRESS – NEWS
  • AMADOR PROGRESS NEWS AND THE IONE VALLEY ECHO
  • AMADOR RECORD AND LEDGER
  • GOLD MINE
  • IONE VALLEY ECHO
  • MOTHER LODE LIFE AND TIMES
  • MOTHER LODE MONITOR
  • MY AC HOME
  • THE ACORN NEWS
  • VOLCANO WEEKLY LEDGER

Azusa City Library Newspaper Archives

  • AZUSA HERALD
  • AZUSA JOURNAL
  • AZUSA VALLEY NEWS
  • CANYON CITY NEWS
  • GLENDORA SIGNAL
  • THE POMOTROPIC

Butte County Historical Newspapers

  • BUTTE COUNTY REGISTER BIGGS
  • BUTTE RECORD
  • CHICO COURANT
  • CHICO DAILY ENTERPRISE
  • CHICO ENTERPRISE WEEKLY
  • CHICO RECORD
  • CHICO RECORD SEMI-WEEKLY
  • CHICO REVIEW WEEKLY
  • DAILY REGISTER
  • GRIDLEY HERALD
  • OROVILLE BUTTE DEMOCRAT
  • OROVILLE DAILY BUTTE RECORD
  • OROVILLE DAILY REGISTER
  • OROVILLE MERCURY
  • OROVILLE REGISTER
  • SUNSHINE VALLEY NEWS
  • THE BIGGS ARGUS
  • THE BIGGS WEEKLY ARGUS
  • THE DAILY MERCURY
  • THE NORTH CALIFORNIAN
  • THE OROVILLE WEEKLY UNION
  • WEEKLY BUTTE RECORD
  • WEEKLY MERCURY
  • WEEKLY UNION RECORD

Contra Costa County Library

  • ANTIOCH LEDGER
  • BYRON TIMES
  • CONCORD TRANSCRIPT
  • CONTRA COSTA COURIER
  • CONTRA COSTA COURIER AND DANVILLE JOURNAL
  • CONTRA COSTA GAZETTE (MARTINEZ)
  • CONTRA COSTAN
  • DAILY GAZETTE
  • DAILY PRESS
  • DANVILLE JOURNAL
  • JOURNAL (EL CERRITO)
  • MARTINEZ DAILY STANDARD
  • PITTSBURG POST
  • PITTSBURG POST DISPATCH
  • RICHMOND DAILY INDEPENDENT

Covina Public Library Archives

Marin County Free Library Newspaper Archives

Monterey Public Library Newspaper Archives

  • The Californian (Monterey)
  • California Star
  • Alta California
  • Monterey Sentinel
  • Monterey Weekly Gazette
  • Monterey Republican
  • Monterey Democrat
  • Monterey Weekly Herald
  • Monterey Californian
  • Monterey Argus
  • Monterey Democrat
  • Monterey Weekly Cypress
  • Monterey New Period
  • Del Monte Weekly
  • Monterey Each day Cypress
  • Monterey American
  • Monterey American
  • Peninsula Each day Herald
  • Peninsula Each day Herald and
  • Monterey Each day Cypress and
  • Monterey American
  • Peninsula Each day Herald
  • Monterey Peninsula Herald
  • Monterey Peninsula Herald
  • Monterey Dealer
  • Monterey Beacon
  • Monterey Bay Information
  • Monterey Bay Information
  • Seaside Information-Sentinel
  • Montereyan
  • Massive Sur Gazette
  • Herald
  • Monterey County Herald
  • Monterey Occasions
  • Coast Weekly
  • Monterey County Submit

Napa County Library Newspaper Archives

  • AMERICAN CANYON EAGLE
  • NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
  • ST HELENA STAR
  • WEEKLY CALISTOGAN

Newport Beach Public Library Newspaper Archive

  • Newport Balboa Information Occasions
  • Newport Harbor Ensign
  • Newport Balboa Press
  • Newport Bay Submit and Buying Information
  • Newport Harbor Information Press
  • Newport Harbor Each day Pilot
  • Orange Coast Pilot-Costa Mesa
  • Orange Coast Pilot
  • Newport Mesa Each day Pilot

Palo Alto City Library Newspaper Collection 

  • Palo Alto Dwell Oak (10/28/1896 – 1903)
  • Palo Alto Press (1901-1902)
  • Palo Altan (12/1/1905-12/28/1906, 1912-1914)
  • Mayfield Enterprise (3/5/1870-5/3/1871)
  • Citizen (3/5/1904-12/31/1905)
  • The Each day Palo Alto (revealed by college students of Leland Stanford Univ. 9/3/1902-12/17/1902)
  • The Palo Alto Occasions (1893-11/23/1905)
  • The Each day Palo Alto Occasions (1/9/1908-4/30/1912)

Santa Cruz County Local Newspaper Index

  • Santa Cruz Surf
  • Pacific Sentinel
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Santa Cruz Eveneing Information
  • Mountain Echo

Sunnyvale Public Library Newspaper Archives

  • SUNNYVALE DAILY STANDARD (1959-1963)
  • SUNNYVALE STANDARD (1908-1959)
  • WEST VALLEY TIMES (1963)

Torrance Public Library Newspaper Archives (1913- 1969)

Whittier Public Library Newspaper Collection

  • Whittier Graphic
  • Whittier Register
  • Whittier Information
  • Whittier District Information
  • Whittier Each day Information

Watsonville Public Library Historical Newspaper Archive

  • (1864 – 1867) PAJARO TIMES AND SANTA CRUZ TIMES
  • (1868 – 1913) THE PAJARONIAN
  • (1903 – 1937) EVENING PAJARONIAN
  • (1937 – 1942) WATSONVILLE MORNING SUN
  • (1938 – 2012) REGISTER PAJARONIAN
  • (2013 – Present) REGISTER PAJARONIAN

Yuba County Library Historical Newspapers

  • APPEAL DEMOCRAT (1927-CURRENT)
  • DAILY CALIFORNIA EXPRESS (1858-1865)
  • DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH (1867-1868)
  • DAILY NATIONAL DEMOCRAT (1858-1861)
  • DAILY NORTHERN STATESMAN (1867)
  • MARYSVILLE APPEAL (1874-1927)
  • MARYSVILLE CAMP NEWS (1937-1938)
  • MARYSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES (1851-1963)
  • MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL (1860-1923)
  • MARYSVILLE DAILY DEMOCRAT (1861-1909)
  • MARYSVILLE DAILY STANDARD (1870-1872)
  • MARYSVILLE DEMOCRAT (1907-1927)
  • MARYSVILLE EVENING DEMOCRAT (1910-1922)
  • MARYSVILLE HERALD (1850-1858)
  • MARYSVILLE STAR AND WHEATLAND HERALD (1935-1936)
  • MARYSVILLE WEEKLY APPEAL (1864-1889)
  • SACRAMENTO PLACER TIMES (1849-1850)
  • SACRAMENTO TRANSCRIPT (1850-1851)
  • SACRAMENTO UNION (1851-1854)
  • THE DAILY LEDGER (1880)
  • THE NORTH CALIFORNIAN (1866-1867)
  • THE PACIFIC (1851-1856)
  • VOTAW (1939-1942)
  • WHEATLAND FREE PRESS (1874-1877)
  • WHEATLAND GRAPHIC WEEKLY (1883-1889)
  • WHEATLAND HERALD (1934-1935)
  • WHEATLAND RECORDER (1877-1878)

Pupil Collections:

Abraham Lincoln Excessive College – San Jose

Alhambra Excessive College – Alhambra

American Jewish College – Los Angeles

Archbishop Mitty Excessive College – San Jose

Archbishop Riordan Excessive College – San Francisco

Beverly Hills Excessive College – Beverly Hills

California Baptist Faculty – Riverside

California Baptist College – Riverside

California Excessive College – San Ramon

California Lutheran College – Thousand Oaks

California Polytechnic State College – San Luis Obispo

California College of Mechanical Arts – San Francisco

California State College – Bakersfield

California State College – Chico

California State College – Fresno

California State College – Fullerton

California State College – Humboldt

California State College – Lengthy Seashore

California State College – Los Angeles

California State College – Northridge

California State College – Sacramento

California State College – San Bernardino

California State College – San Marcos

Carlmont Excessive College – Belmont

Carondelet Excessive College – Harmony

Cathedral Catholic Excessive College – San Diego

Citrus Faculty – Glendora

East Los Angeles Faculty – Monterey Park

El Molino Excessive College – Forestville

El Rancho Excessive College – Pico Rivera

Granada Excessive College – Livermore

Hemet Excessive College – Hemet

Judson Worldwide College – Pasadena

La Costa Canyon Excessive College – Carlsbad

Los Angeles Management Academy – Los Angeles

Lowell Excessive College – San Francisco

Loyola Marymount College – Los Angeles

Marymount Excessive College – Los Angeles

Millikan Excessive College – Lengthy Seashore

Mills Faculty – Oakland

Miramonte Excessive College – Orinda

Monta Vista Excessive College – Cupertino

Mount Saint Mary’s College – Los Angeles

Pacific Union Faculty – Angwin

Palo Alto Excessive College – Palo Alto

Pepperdine College – Malibu

Polytechnic College – Pasadena

Redondo Union Excessive College – Redondo Seashore

Redwood Excessive College – Larkspur

Sacramento Metropolis Faculty – Sacramento

Sacred Coronary heart Excessive College – San Francisco

Saint Mary’s Faculty – Moraga

San Diego State College – San Diego

San Dieguito Excessive College – Encinitas

San Francisco State College – San Francisco

San Jose State College – San Jose

San Ramon Excessive College – San Ramon

Santa Clara College – Santa Clara

Sonoma State College – Rohnert Park

South Pasadena Excessive College – South Pasadena

Stanford College – Palo Alto

The Buckley College – Sherman Oaks

College of California – Berkeley

College of California – Davis

College of California – Irvine

College of California – Los Angeles

College of California – Riverside

College of California – San Diego

College of California – San Francisco

College of California – Santa Barbara

College of California – Santa Cruz

College of San Diego – San Diego

College of San Francisco – San Francisco

College of Southern California – Los Angeles 

College of the Pacific – Stockton

City College of San Francisco – San Francisco

Valencia Excessive College – Placentia

Vanguard College – Costa Mesa

Whittier Faculty – Whittier

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

California Information File – Indexes

  • San Francisco Newspapers Index (1904-1949)
  • San Francisco Chronicle Index (1950-1980)

Historical Mexican and Mexican American Press

  • Basta Ya
  • Corazon de Aztlan
  • Hispano-America
  • La Cronica
  • La Prensa
  • La Raza
  • Regeneración

Japanese American Historic Newspapers Assortment

Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper Collection 1919-1973)

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

Newspaper Abstracts – California

Olden Times – California

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and different dying/obituary info from historic newspapers, please try the Obituaries web page.

Different Free Websites:

Albany

Alvarado

Berkeley

Massive Pine

Campbell

Chico

China Lake

Clovis

El Segundo

Fresno

Fullerton

Glendale

Grass Valley

Inland Empire

Livingston

Lengthy Seashore

Los Angeles

Malibu

Newell

Oakland

Orange

Orange County

Sacramento

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

Santa Monica

Santa Rosa

Sonoma

South San Francisco

Subscription or Pay Websites:

Ancestry.com:

There are at present 75 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Ancestry – California Newspapers

Family tree Financial institution:

There are at present 851 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Genealogy Bank – California Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are at present 375 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Newspaper Archive – California

Newspapers.com:

There are at present 545 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Newspapers.com – California

And Lastly:

You additionally want to go to the California Newspaper Project every now and then, which might inform you what is going on within the state with regard to on-line and different format newspaper availability.

Please be aware – much more could also be out there through an area or state library the place a library card is required.  And naturally there’s at all times microfilm for people who haven’t been made out there on-line as but.

Good Luck and Blissful Searching!

For extra hyperlinks for various states, provinces, and nations – please see the Newspaper Links web page on this web site. 

For different Free California Hyperlinks, click on on the class of curiosity:

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records