Idaho Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Idaho is likely one of the states that doesn’t have a single central on-line state repository for looking historic newspapers, however they use the Library of Congress Chronicling America website as their principal website for looking previous newspapers. There are a number of free on-line newspapers on different websites and collections out there on subscription websites. Under is an inventory of the place the titles are saved and the hyperlink to be able to entry them. 

​There are about 750 newspapers which were revealed within the Gem State – actually not all of them are searchable on-line. However there are a number of which are certainly out there. So go for it – discover your Idaho 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 are included within the collections, as I think they’ll change as extra objects are digitized. Additionally I think that a few of these hyperlinks might change over time – so if there’s a lifeless hyperlink – please use your favourite search engine to seek out their new location. 

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

Free Websites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Idaho

Google Information Archive

County and Library Collections:

Bannock County
Marshall Public Library

  • Idaho State Journal
  • Semi Weekly Pocatello Tribune
  • Pocatello Tribune
  • Idaho Sunday Journal
  • Weekly Pocatello Tribune
  • Tribune Journal
  • The Pocatello Tribune
  • Idaho State Journal And The Pocatello Tribune

Bear Lake County
Bear Lake County Library 

  • Information Examiner
  • Montpelier Examiner
  • The Paris Submit 
  • Bear Lake County Information 
  • Day by day Information
  • South Idaho Unbiased
  • The Bear Lake Democrat 
  • Bear Lake Booster 
  • Submit
  • The Paris Assessment
  • Bear Lake Gazette
  • The Montpelier Examiner 
  • The Bear Lake County Information 

Bingham County
Blackfoot Library

  • Blackfoot Information
  • Blackfoot Register
  • Farmers Pal
  • Idaho Information
  • Idaho Register
  • Idaho Republican
  • Sources of Idaho

Cassia County
Burley Public Library

  • Burley Bulletin 
  • Burley Herald 
  • Cassia County Courier 
  • Rupert Pioneer 
  • Rupert Pioneer Report 
  • Southern Idaho Advocate
  • The Herald-Bulletin

Clearwater County
Elk River Free Library 

  • Deary Enterprise 
  • Elk River Sentinel

East Bonner County
East Bonner County District Library 

  • Bonner County Day by day Bee 
  • Bonner County Democrat 
  • Day by day Bee 
  • Day by day Bulletin 
  • Day by day Bulletin And Pend Oreille Assessment 
  • Day by day Panidan 
  • Kootenai County Republican
  • Lewis County Herald 
  • Northern Idaho Information 
  • Panhandle Citizen 
  • Pend D Oreille Information 
  • Pend Oreille Assessment 
  • Pend Oreille Assessment And The Day by day Bulletin 
  • Sandpoint Bulletin 
  • Sandpoint Day by day Bee 
  • Sandpoint Information Bulletin 
  • Sandpoint Information Bulletin Bee 
  • Sandpoint Information-Bulletin And The Sandpoint Bee 
  • The Sandpoint Information Bulletin 
  • The Sandpoint Information Bulletin And The Sandpoint Bee 

Franklin County
Franklin County Library District 

  • Preston Citizen 
  • Franklin County Citizen 
  • Preston Information 
  • Fruitland Banner
  • Cache Valley Clarion
  • Preston Booster 
  • Southeastern Advocate 
  • Sugar Metropolis Instances 
  • Preston Commonplace 
  • Idaho Enterprise
  • Cache Valley Information 
  • Struggle Cry 

Jerome County
Jerome Public Library

  • North Facet Information​
  • Northside Information
  • Jerome Northside Information
  • Jerome North Facet Information

Kootenai County
Hayden Community Library Network

  • Lewiston Morning Tribune 
  • Press 

Lemhi County
The Salmon Public Library 

  • Recorder Herald 
  • The Recorder Herald 
  • The Idaho Recorder 
  • The Salmon Herald 
  • The Lemhi Herald 
  • The Lemhi Republic
  • Idaho Hydraulic Gold Miner
  • Burley Bulletin
  • The Boise County Sentinel 
  • The Idaho Younger Democrat 
  • Gowen Discipline Beacon
  • The Boise Weekly Reminder
  • The Hoot Owl
  • The Idaho Guardsman
  • The Sabrejet Instances 
  • The Union Label 
  • The Semi-Weekly Mining Information
  • Inter-Camp Sporting Information 
  • Payette Lake Star

Payette County
Armoral Tuttle Public Library 

  • Payette Valley Sentinel 
  • Fruitland Banner
  • New Plymouth Sentinel

Teton County
The Valley of The Tetons District Library 

  • Teton Valley Information
  • Valley Citizen 

Twin Falls County
Twin Falls Newspapers

  • ​Brewin’ Evil
  • Statewide
  • The Bruin
  • The Twin Falls Instances
  • Twin Falls Chronicle
  • Twin Falls Information

BYUI – Blackfoot Newspapers

  • The idaho Information
  • The Blackfoot Information

Clearwater Valley Historical Newspapers

  • Orofino Tribune
  • Orofino Courier
  • Peck Press
  • Pierce Metropolis Miner

Eastern Idaho Newspapers from BYU Library 1904-1939

  • The Ashton Herald
  • The Marysville Republican
  • The Teton Peak-Chronicle

Rexburg Newspapers from BYU Library

  • The Present Journal
  • The Rexburg Commonplace
  • The Rexburg Journal
  • The Rexburg Commonplace Journal

Twin Falls Public Library Newspaper Archive

Twin Falls Newspapers, 1904-1922

Twin Falls Public Library Newspaper Archives

Weiser Public Library Newspapers

Scholar Collections:

Boise State College – Boise

Brigham College Idaho – Rexburg

Capital Excessive Faculty – Boise

School of Idaho – Caldwell

School of Western Idaho – Nampa

Idaho State College – Pocatello

Lewis and Clark State School – Lewiston

North Idaho School – Coeur d’Alene

Northwest Nazarene College – Nampa

Sandpoint Excessive Faculty – Sandpoint

College of Idaho – Moscow

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • Lined Wagon, The
  • Serving to Hand

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

The Olden Times – Idaho

Newspaper Abstracts – Idaho

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and different demise/obituary data from historic newspapers, please try the Obituaries web page. ​​

Different Free Websites:


Coeur d’Alene




Twin Falls

Subscription or Pay Websites:

There are at the moment 28 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Ancestry – Idaho Newspapers

Family tree Financial institution:

There are at the moment 134 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Genealogy Bank – Idaho Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are at the moment 142 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at Newspaper Archive – Idaho

There are at the moment 52 publications out there at this website. See all of the titles at – Idaho

And Lastly:

You additionally want to go to the Idaho State Archives website infrequently, which may inform you what is going on within the state with regard to on-line or different format newspaper availability. 

Please be aware – much more could also be out there by way of a neighborhood 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 Comfortable Searching!

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

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

BMD Records
Divorce Records
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records