Historic Newspapers – Sonoma County
Browse all Sonoma papers available at the California Digital Newspaper Collection or search the Press Democrat (1897-1928) and Santa Rosa Daily Democrat (1883-1890), Sonoma Democrat (1857-1897) and Healdsburg Tribune/Enterprise/ Scimitar (1888-1990):
The Sonoma County library provides access to archives of the Press Democrat, Argus-Courier and other local papers on Newspapers.com. Many additional papers are available with a direct subscription to the service.
Some additional years of the Petaluma papers can be found in the free Google newspaper archive. The Sonoma Index-Tribune is also searchable (although few results will be found due to the poor quality of the text scans) and articles can be purchased individually. It is also sometimes useful to search the Napa county newspapers.
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Updated August 15, 2022