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Online Newspaper Resources

Here is a selected list of websites that can assist you with your research. This list is by no means extensive; some provide indexes while others have actual digital images. Most of these websites offer free access while others are fee based.

When looking for newspaper resources, be sure to check the public library, university library and local archives in the area of your research. Canada

   Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Newspapers on Microform
   Library and Archives Canada - Checklist of Indexes to Canadian Newspapers Held by Library and Archives Canada
   Library and Archives Canada - The Canada Gazette (1841-1997)
   Canada Gazette -The Canada Gazette (1998-2007)
   Library and Archives Canada - Special Editions of Canadian Newspapers 
   Canadian War Museum - Democracy At War: Canadian Newspaper and the Second World War  

Alberta

   Our Roots - Alberta Newspapers, 1880-1982
   Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Collection (1905-1955)
   University of Alberta - Peel’s Prairie Provinces - Find Newspapers
   Alberta Family Histories Society - Newspaper Announcements (1883-1902) 

British Columbia

   Victoria Newspapers 1858-1921
   Prince George Newspapers Project
   The British Colonist Online Edition: 1858-1910
   Terrace Public Library - Eleanor Muehle Newspaper Archive (1926-2008) 

Manitoba

   Digital Resources on Manitoba History-Newspapers
   University of Alberta - Peel’s Prairie Provinces - Find Newspapers
   Ancestry.ca - Historical Newspaper Collection – Manitoba 

New Brunswick

   New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics (1784-1896) 
   New Brunswick Free Public Library - Newspaper Archives of New Brunswick (1871-1908) 

Newfoundland and Labrador

   Historical Directory of Newfoundland and Labrador Newspapers
   Memorial University Libraries - Historical Directory of Newfoundland and Labrador Newspapers 
   Memorial University Digital Archives Initiative - The Daily News 1955-1963
   Memorial University Digital Archives Initiative - TheTwillingate Sun (1880-1953)
   Memorial University Digital Archives Initiative - Le Gaboteur (1984-Present) 

Nova Scotia

   Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association -Nova Scotian Newspapers
   Acadia University - Vaughan Memorial Library - Maritime Newspapers on Microfilm at Acadia  

Ontario

   Globe and Mail - Canada’s Heritage from 1844 

This database is accessible with a Toronto Public Library Card or through ProQuest. Check with your local public or university library.

   Toronto Star - Pages of the Past (since 1894) 

A subscription is required for access. The database is also accessible through the Toronto Public Library website with a library card.

   Provincial Freeman (1854-1857) 
   Index to Names in the Christian Guardian Newspaper (1830s-1925) 
   Halton’s Historical and Newspaper Records 
   Ingersoll Chronicle Online Database 
   Ingersoll Tribune Online Database 

Prince Edward Island

   Prince Edward Island Newspaper Repositories 

Québec

   Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec - Digital Collection - Newspapers 

Saskatchewan

   Saskatchewan News Index 1884-2000 
   University of Alberta - Peel’s Prairie Provinces - Find Newspapers 

Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

   Onestep - Ultimate List of Online Newspapers - Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut 

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