CanGenealogy Canadian Genealogy Historic Newspapers
More newspaper back issues are being placed on the Internet every year. They can help a genealogist in many ways – by providing information on births, deaths and marriages, but noting store openings or major economic changes, or by reminding us whose pumpkins were the biggest back at the fall fair.

Reference works:

The Canadian newspaper directory, or, Advertiser's guide 1858 -- from

T.F. Wood & Co's Canadian newspaper directory 1876 -- from

W.W. Butcher's Canadian newspaper directory 1886 -- from

By province:

Alberta newspapers

British Columbia newspapers

Manitoba newspapers

New Brunswick (NB) newspapers

Newfoundland and Labrador newspapers

Northwest Territories


Nova Scotia (NS) newspapers

Prince Edward Island (PEI) newspapers

Ontario newspapers

Québec newspapers

Saskatchewan newspapers

Yukon newspapers


Canada Gazette 1841-1997
Official publication of the federal government.

Canada Gazette 1998-current
Official publication of the federal government.

General information

The Ancestor Hunt - Newspaper Research Links
Extensive lists of digitized newspapers from around the world.

The Google News Archive is one of the most extensive collections available, but it has serious flaws. Searching is almost impossible, so be prepared to browse. Date ranges are often inaccurate. Also, there are usually gaps.
Search Tips for Google News Archive -- By Kimberly Powell.
Newspapers on Google -- Search by keywords and by specifying the source.
Titles available on Google -- A list of newspapers available.
Different selection of newspapers; some Canadian titles included.

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