Resources for Montana Newspapers
Libraries and Archives
The Montana Historical Society has the largest collection of Montana newspapers. The society has a card file of obituaries, primarily from pre-1920 newspapers.
United States Newspaper Directory
The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.
Digital Issues Online
- Montana Online Historic Newspapers - Identifies historical newspapers available online at both free and pay-to-access websites.
- Ancestry.com ($) has a good collection of digital Montana newspapers.
- GenealogyBank.com ($) has nearly two dozen Montana newspaper titles.
- NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name Access NewspaperArchive.
- Chronicling America has some historical issues for the state of Montana online.