Online Canada Newspaper Resources (National Institute)

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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 Canadian: Newspaper Records  by Ryan Taylor, revised by Susanna de Groot, PLCGS. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Online Newspaper Resources[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Alberta[edit | edit source]

British Columbia[edit | edit source]

Manitoba[edit | edit source]

New Brunswick[edit | edit source]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit | edit source]

Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]

Ontario[edit | edit source]

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

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

Prince Edward Island[edit | edit source]

Québec[edit | edit source]

Saskatchewan[edit | edit source]

Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut[edit | edit source]


Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course Canadian: Newspaper Records 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

We welcome updates and additions to this Wiki page.