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== Bibliographies of Historical Newspapers ==
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=== Migration Map Resources ===
  
All provinces have listings of historical newspapers. These are vital for genealogical researchers because they provide us with a list of the possible newspapers we can consult, with listings of locations (libraries/archives) which own copies of the papers, and often with other information about them. Some of the bibliographies (such as that for Alberta) include biographical information about publishers and editors, and there may also be histories detailing the development of newspapers in a particular area, which we can use to determine which newspaper is the most appropriate for our research.  
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Historical atlases and books raise awareness to possible migration patterns.  
  
There are these listings of French-language publications outside Québec:  
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United States Geological Survey topographical maps are a valuable resource. These maps even show towns, rivers, swamps, railroads, and county lines. Their color series maps clearly show the elevations, revealing mountain and valley streams. I highly recommend a set of atlases which I’ve added to my personal library:  
  
*''Répertoire des journaux, bulletins et revues de l’Amérique française hors Québec''. Québec: Sécretariat permanent des peuples francophones, 1983-1985. Annual. <br>
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*Carrie Eldridge, ''An Atlas of Appalachian Trails to the Ohio River'' (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 1998.) <br>
  
*''Répertoire des journaux et périodiques courants de langue française ou bilingues publiés au Canada à l’exception du Québec: supplément, mise à jour'', 1994, sous la direction d’Albert Lévesque. Association des responsables des bibliothèques et centres de documentation universitaires et de recherche d’expression française au Canada, 1994.
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*Carrie Eldridge, ''An Atlas of Northern Trails Westward from New England'' (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 2000.) <br>
  
=== Provincial Lists  ===
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*Carrie Eldridge, ''An Atlas of Southern Trails to the Mississippi'' (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 1999.) <br>
  
==== Alberta  ====
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*Carrie Eldridge, ''An Atlas of Trails West of the Mississippi River'' (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 2001.)
  
*Gloria M. Strathern. ''Alberta newspapers, 1880-1982: an historical directory''. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1988.
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Another excellent but older historical atlas (oversize) is packed with detailed maps, statistical information, and helpful commentary.<br>
  
==== British Columbia  ====
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*Ted Miller, ''Graphic History of the Americas'' (New York: J. Wiley, 1969.)<br>
  
*George Allan Affleck.''Paper trails: a history of British Columbia and Yukon community newspapers. ''Vancouver: Arch Communications, 1999. <br>
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A popular and readily available reference contains a good brief overview of eastern American roads and trails and clear maps by the author.<br>  
  
*Hana Komorous. ''Union Catalogue of British Columbia Newspapers.'' Microfiche edition. Vancouver: British Columbia Library Association, 1987. An online version is available at '''http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=199. '''The original version was in three volumes: v.1. title listing; v.2. place listing; v.3. type of newspaper. It lists ethnic and Native newspapers in languages other than English. Includes a list of indexed newspapers, locales, names of editors and publishers. <br>
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*William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to American Migration Route'' (Bountiful, Utah: AGLL, Inc., 1997.)<br>
  
*''British Columbia newspapers: register of microform masters.'' Vancouver: British Columbia Library Association, 1987. Also available in a microfiche edition; compiled as part of the British Columbia Newspapers Project.
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Learn visually about the changes in boundary lines in American history at the time of each federal census:
  
*Ruell Smith. ''Canadian'' ''newspapers in the University of British Columbia Library.'' Vancouver: University of British Columbia Library, 1974. There is no newer version. <br>
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*William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920''. (1987: reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995.)<br>
  
*''Guide to British Columbia newspaper collections''. 1988. [Somewhat rare, but a copy is available in the Special Collections area of the Vancouver Public Library.]
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For help with major cities and towns, consult:
  
==== Manitoba  ====
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*''Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress: Plans of North American Cities and Towns Produced by the Sanborn Map Company: An Alphabetical List.'' (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1981.)
  
D. M. Loveridge.''A historical directory of Manitoba newspapers, 1859-1978''. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1981.
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=== Recommended Websites  ===
  
A. M. Pratt. ''The story of Manitoba’s weekly newspapers.'' Winnipeg: Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1968?
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*[http://www.migrations.org/ A participatory Migrations Database],&nbsp; with state by state listings. Each state’s pages are part of the national Migration Project attempting to compile migration patterns across the United States.
  
==== New Brunswick  ====
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*[http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/ University of Virginia Library - Historical Census Browser]<br>The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1960. Data for this site originate in ICPSR study number 0003, “Historical Demographic, Economic and Social Data: The United States, 1790-1960".
  
Helen Craig and Muriel Daniel.''New Brunswick newspapers directory, 1783-1996 ''''= Répertoire des journaux du Nouveau-Brunswick'''''<b>. 2nd edition. Council of Head Librarians of New Brunswick, 1996. </b>
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*University of Texas Libraries - Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection- [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html Historical Maps of the United States]
  
J. Russell Harper. ''Historical directory of New Brunswick newspapers and periodicals. University'' of New Brunswick, 1961.  
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggieoh/highway.html Historic American Highways]&nbsp;
  
==== Newfoundland and Labrador  ====
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gentutor/trails.html RoadTrails - Early American Roads and Trails] <br>
  
''Suzanne Ellison. Bibliography of Newfoundland newspapers''. St. John’s: Memorial University of Newfoundland Library, 1985.
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Suzanne Ellison.''Historical directory of Newfoundland and Labrador newspapers, 1806-1996.'' St. John’s: Queen Elizabeth II Library (MUN), 1997.
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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course [http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?courseID=211 US Migration Patterns] offered by [http://www.genealogicalstudies.com The National Institute for Genealogical Studies]. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at [mailto:wiki@genealogicalstudies.com wiki@genealogicalstudies.com] <br>  
 
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==== Nova Scotia  ====
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Gertrude E. N. Tratt. ''A survey and listing of Nova Scotia newspapers, 1752-1957, with particular reference to the period before 1867.'' Halifax: Dalhousie University, 1979.
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Lynn Murphy. ''Nova Scotia newspapers: a directory and union list, 1752-1988. ''Halifax: School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, 1990.
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''A union list of Nova Scotia newspapers'' compiled by the Blue Pond Collaborative. 1987. This is difficult to find, but the National Library has a copy.
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Thomas Brewer Vincent.''An historical directory of Nova Scotia newspapers and journals before Confederation. Kingston, Ontario:'' Royal Military College of Canada, 1977.
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==== Ontario  ====
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J. Brian Gilchrist.''Inventory of Ontario newspapers, 1793-1986.'' Toronto: Micromedia, 1987.
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==== Prince Edward Island  ====
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Heather Boylan. ''Checklist and historical directory of Prince Edward Island newspapers, 1787-1986. ''Charlottetown: Public Archives and Record Office, 1987.
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==== Québec  ====
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André Beaulieu and Jean Hamelin.''La presse québécoise: des origines à nos jours. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 1973-1990.'' (10 v.; earlier version published under the title: ''Les journaux du Québec de 1764 à 1964, 1965).''
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==== Saskatchewan  ====
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Christine MacDonald.''Historical directory of Saskatchewan newspapers, 1878-1983''. Regina: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 1984.
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Albert-O. Dubé. ''La voix du peuple: l’histoire populaire de la presse écrite fransaskoise''. Regina: Société historique de la Saskatchewan, 1993.
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==== Yukon  ====
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See Affleck listing above under British Columbia.
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A checklist of Yukon newspapers is available in the Yukon Archives reading room. It includes newspapers from cities elsewhere concerned with the gold rush as well as local publications.
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=== Online Listings ===
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Online listings are proliferating, and in the future may be an even better place to look. One word of warning: they are only as good as their compilers, and when consulting them, consider where the information you are using came from. The fact that you did not find the reference you want on the internet does not mean it doesn’t exist. At present, the book-form listings have more authority.
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Since the provincial archives or legislature libraries all have large newspaper collections (and often can refer researchers to other connected institutions who have other materials), it can be useful to examine their websites to see if there is a newspaper catalogue there.
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For example, the British Columbia Archives has a catalogue on their website. They collect newspapers for all of BC except for modern Vancouver and Victoria, whose papers are deemed to be sufficiently available elsewhere. They also have vertical files of clippings. A list of these institutions’ websites will be found in a later module.
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Another use of the website is to determine if the provincial archives has a collection policy which restricts what researchers can find there. For example, the Archives of Ontario newspaper collection largely stops at 1930; researchers looking for more modern newspapers will need to look elsewhere.
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Summaries of the history of a newspaper or newspapers in a given town, can often be found in local sources. These may be more detailed than any province-wide volume and are very valuable. A good example is “A chronological summary of newspapers in Fort William,” published in ''Past Tents'' , the local Ontario Genealogical Society journal. It lists papers by name (with variant mastheads given), dates of first and last issue, frequency and format. This last is a most unusual inclusion. Ask a local librarian if such a list exists for your area of interest.
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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course {{Canadian Newspapers Course}} offered by [http://www.genealogicalstudies.com The National Institute for Genealogical Studies]. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at [mailto:wiki@genealogicalstudies.com wiki@genealogicalstudies.com] <br>  
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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course United States Migration Patterns  by Beverly Whitaker, CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Migration Map Resources

Historical atlases and books raise awareness to possible migration patterns.

United States Geological Survey topographical maps are a valuable resource. These maps even show towns, rivers, swamps, railroads, and county lines. Their color series maps clearly show the elevations, revealing mountain and valley streams. I highly recommend a set of atlases which I’ve added to my personal library:

  • Carrie Eldridge, An Atlas of Appalachian Trails to the Ohio River (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 1998.)
  • Carrie Eldridge, An Atlas of Northern Trails Westward from New England (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 2000.)
  • Carrie Eldridge, An Atlas of Southern Trails to the Mississippi (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 1999.)
  • Carrie Eldridge, An Atlas of Trails West of the Mississippi River (Huntington, WV: CDM Printing Inc., 2001.)

Another excellent but older historical atlas (oversize) is packed with detailed maps, statistical information, and helpful commentary.

  • Ted Miller, Graphic History of the Americas (New York: J. Wiley, 1969.)

A popular and readily available reference contains a good brief overview of eastern American roads and trails and clear maps by the author.

  • William Dollarhide, Map Guide to American Migration Route (Bountiful, Utah: AGLL, Inc., 1997.)

Learn visually about the changes in boundary lines in American history at the time of each federal census:

  • William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. (1987: reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995.)

For help with major cities and towns, consult:

  • Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress: Plans of North American Cities and Towns Produced by the Sanborn Map Company: An Alphabetical List. (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1981.)

Recommended Websites

  • A participatory Migrations Database,  with state by state listings. Each state’s pages are part of the national Migration Project attempting to compile migration patterns across the United States.
  • University of Virginia Library - Historical Census Browser
    The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1960. Data for this site originate in ICPSR study number 0003, “Historical Demographic, Economic and Social Data: The United States, 1790-1960".

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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course US Migration Patterns offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at wiki@genealogicalstudies.com

We welcome updates and additions to this Wiki page.

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