Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Online Historical Newspapers

While researching for this blog article, it became apparent that there is so much information to cover.
Thanks to BGSU University and Carol Singer much of the work is readily available.


Please also check Gail's site for her work listing of newspapers online
Also check Kenneth Marks Ancestor Hunt pages for many more newspapers - it's his speciality.
This is Kenneth's page for Online Canadian Newspapers

Newspapers provide not only obituaries, but information about community events (which may mention that elusive ancestor), individuals, and social structure, Advertisements are also valuable, as they display addresses and owners of businesses in the area. Smaller communities published a 'weekly', once per week newspaper, and this practice continues today.

Some of the pages found on the BGSU webpage:

Alberta Historical Newspapers
http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/newspapr/

British Columbia Historical Newspapers
http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/

Second World War - The Maple Leaf 1944-1946
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=MIUEjqm7qCUC&hl=en

Toronto Ontario Historical Newspapers - free searches, but to see the articles you may have to pay.

Toronto Daily Mail 1881-1885, 1887-1895;  Toronto Daily Star 1945;   Toronto Star 1894- 
Toronto: Globe 1858, 1865, 1869 

Toronto: Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper Archive  1844 to 2012 - this information was found on the Toronto Public Library website - this resource is provided in the library by Proquest. 

Saskatchewan
Online Newspapershttp://sabnewspapers.usask.ca/
Saskatchewan News Index http://library.usask.ca/sni/
Historical Directory Of Saskatchewan Newspapers, 1878-1983

If there are other newspapers that you want to see that are not listed, I would suggest contacting the local library as they may have microfilm copies of area newspapers. 

- While looking for an index to Canadian newspapers resulted in this interesting find from Library and Archives Canada. This is one example:
Selective index to Canadian newspapers. — Ottawa : Public Archives of Canada, 197-. -
Card catalogue in Library and Archives Canada's Reference Room (120 card drawers).
Period of Coverage: 1890s-1950s (approximate)
Personal name and subject index interfiled. 
Selective indexing of historical and political events. 
Some obituary notices also included. 
Major newspapers indexed include: The Globe and Mail (Toronto), The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Halifax Herald, Montreal Gazette, Montreal Herald, Montreal Standard, Montreal Star, Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Journal, Quebec Chronicle, The Recorder and Times (Brockville, ON), Winnipeg Free Press.

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