Category Archives: Newspapers

Nova Scotia museum to launch local newspaper database

The Antigonish Heritage Museum in Nova Scotia will officially launch a free newspaper database at 2:00 p.m. Atlantic time on Heritage Day, February 19. In a release, museum curator and St. Francis Xavier University instructor Dr. Barry Mackenzie says historical … Continue reading

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Guide to online Toronto historical newspapers updated

Researcher, writer and historical consultant Jamie Bradburn has updated his Guide to Online Toronto Historical Newspaper Resources that also features some suburban additions. At the end of the guide, Mr. Bradburn lists the newspapers that are not yet available online, … Continue reading

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More Ontario newspapers added to Newspapers.com

Ancestry has added 13 Ontario newspapers to Newspapers.com. They were published in Bradford, Mississauga, Newmarket, and Stroud. With the exception of the Bradford Witness that covers more then 100 years and the South Simcoe News that covers 37 years, the … Continue reading

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New Ontario publication on Newspapers.com

Ancestry yesterday added The Daily Record of Niagara Falls, Ontario, from December 1908-August 1917, to its collection of 391 Canadian newspapers on Newspapers.com About six to eight pages were published daily in The Daily Record during the period of issues … Continue reading

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Toronto Star added to Newspapers.com

Be still, my heart!! Newspapers.com has added the Toronto Star, 1900-2020, to its collection. This newspaper was established in 1892 as the Evening Star and was later renamed the Toronto Daily Star in 1900. It’s so tempting to cancel my Thanksgiving plans to search … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Weekly now available to search on Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com yesterday added the Toronto Star Weekly, 1910-1973, to its Canadian collection that now holds 375 publications. The Star Weekly magazine was a weekend publication. According to Wikipedia, the magazine was read widely in rural Canada where delivery of daily newspapers was infrequent. … Continue reading

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More digitized Ontario newspapers on OurDigitalWorld

In its December newsletter, OurDigitalWorld said that 2022 had seen a “mini-tsunami of newspapers coming online from the Lake Scugog Historical Society and Oshawa Public Library.” The initiatives of the historical society and public library mean that more Durham Region papers are available … Continue reading

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U of T student project creates online database of Canada’s first newspapers

Researchers at the University of Toronto have created an accessible, free database of the nation’s first newspapers — but we’ll have to wait until next year to explore it when the university hopes to launch it. Led by Sébastien Drouin, an … Continue reading

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Another one million newspaper pages made free by British Newspaper Archive and British Library

The British Newspaper Archive, in partnership with the British Library, has made a further one million historical newspaper pages available completely free to the public, reaching a new total of two million free pages. Together, the British Newspaper Archive and … Continue reading

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Expect more US, Canadian and UK newspapers on Newspapers.com in 2022

In its latest email to subscribers and followers, Newspapers.com said it plans to add new newspapers from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to the database this year, but didn’t say when or how many titles. It will … Continue reading

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