Newspapers and Indices for Ontario's community newspapers
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Ontario Community Newspapers Portal

200 years of Ontario newspapers, now online

Coverage among the communities varies, but can include:

  • News article indexing,
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD) indexing
  • Clippings
  • Full page/issues of newspapers

Note: The "newspapers" collections denotes there are full page scans, these may also include full text for searching either from OCR or transcribed text. This will vary by title and year. Index records will vary in depth of record as well.

Explore the papers through individual community views...

  • Barrie (newspapers, 1855 - 1979; BMD index, 1847 - 1968) Barrie Public Library
  • Brampton (newspapers & BMD index, 1914 - current) Brampton Public Library
  • Clarington (newspapers, 1868 - 2012) Clarington Public Library
  • Cobourg (newspapers & BMD index, 1814 - current) Cobourg Public Library
  • Cramahe (newspapers, 1902 - 2003) Cramahe Public Library
  • Durham (newspapers & BMD index, 1857 - 1992) West Grey Public Library
  • Gateway to Northwestern Ontario (news index, 1886 - current ) Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Grey Highlands (newspapers & BMD index, 1880 - 1958) Grey Highlands Public Library
  • Grimsby (newspapers, 1885 - 1949, & BMD index, scattered years from 1888 - current) Grimsby Public Library & Grimsby Historical Society Archive
  • Halton Region (newspapers, news & BMD indexing) which is composed of:
    • Burlington (newspapers & BMD index, 1899 - 2015) Burlington Public Library
    • Halton Hills (newspapers, 1867 - current; BMD index 1855 - 2007) Halton Hills Public Library
    • Milton (newspapers, 1862 - 2017; news & BMD index, 1862 - 2009) Milton Public Library
    • Oakville (newspapers, 1993 - current; news & BMD index, 1843 - 1992) Oakville Public Library
  • Kawartha Lakes (newspapers, 1861-1959; news & BMD index, 1861-2012) Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Kingston Frontenac (newspapers, 1810 - 1901) Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • London (news index, 1861 - 1880) London Public Library
  • Nastawgan (newspapers, 1979 - 2005) Wilderness Canoe Association
  • Newmarket (newspapers & news index, 1852 - 2010) Newmarket Public Library
  • Orillia (news & BMD index, 1867 - current ) Orillia Public Library
  • Oshawa (news & BMD index, 1861 - current ) Oshawa Public Library
  • Nipigon (Full issues, 1926 - 2016) Nipigon Public Library
  • Peel Region (news & BMD indexing) which is composed of:
    • Brampton (news & BMD index, 1914 - current) Brampton Public Library
    • Caledon (news & BMD index, 1976 - 2002) Caledon Public Library
    • Mississauga (news & BMD index, 1999 - 2009) Mississauga Public Library
  • Richmond Hill (newspapers, 1857 - 1979; BMD index, 1858 - 1862) Richmond Hill Public Library
  • Rideau Lakes (newspapers, 1894 - 1992) Rideau Lakes Public Library
  • St. Catharines (news index, 1831 - current) St. Catharines Public Library
  • Timmins (newspapers,  1912 - 1950; BMD index, 1911 - 1950) Timmins Public Library
  • Weston (newspapers, 1890 - 2007) Weston Historical Society
  • Whitby (newspapers, 1850 - 1997; news & BMD index, 1850 - current) Whitby Public Library
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville (newspapers, 1871 to current; BMD index 1856 - current) Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library
  • Woodstock (news & BMD index, 1840 - current) Woodstock Public Library & Oxford Historical Association

OurDigitalWorld INK Newspaper Collections

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Illinois Newspaper Portal

Composed of regional sites:

  • Algonquin (news & BMD index, 1900 - 2006) Algonquin Public Library
  • Downers Grove (newspapers, 1895 - 1925) Downers Grove Public Library
  • Glenview (news & BMD index, 1931-2018) Glenview Public Library
  • Highland Park (newspapers, 1874 - 1923; news index 1896-1922) Highland Park Public Library
  • Libertyville (newspapers, 1894-1922; BMD & news index, 1894 - 2004) Cook Memorial Public Library
  • Wilmette (newspapers, 1898 - 1940; news & BMD index, 1890 - 2010) Wilmette Public Library

Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Newspaper content, books, images and other content

  • MHGL Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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