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Find Your Family History in Alabama Newspaper Archives

Use Alabama newspaper archives to trace your ancestors living and working in Alabama. Find out what roles your ancestors played in the founding of the territory. Did your family members take part in the Alabama Fever, the land rush where speculators and settlers poured into the territory to stake their claim and try their hand at growing cotton? Did they take up arms in the Civil War and fight as rebels for the Confederacy? Find answers to such questions and more by reading our digital newspaper collection.

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Alabma Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

Bygone newspapers are valuable genealogy resources containing historical information, including local and statewide events, as well as records and details of the daily lives of your ancestors. There are a plethora of discoveries awaiting you within the pages of the various newspapers such as the Huntsville Times, the Press-Register, the Alabama Baptiste, the Clark County Democrat, the Montgomery Advertiser, and many others. Discover marriage announcements, business ventures, great deeds, obituaries, birth announcements, and many other important dates.

Find out more about your ancestors and their Alabama history today!