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I can’t go too long without this site, lol – the newspaper archives are a goldmine for genealogy research.
Thank you so much for the newspaper archive search website!! I'm 47 years of age and just showed my 3 teenagers articles about me from the 1970's scoring goals in the sports I was involved in as a child. Very cool!!! (:
Robert D Horslen
I have been working on my family tree and find this site great for finding birth marriage and death notices in various newspaper.
The Bowmanville Statesman and Essex Free Press and Newmarket newspaper are a great source.
Just wish they had the Lindsay Post newspaper and Kingston Whig back issue here too.
From ODW: We are always adding more newspapers--keep an eye on this site!
James Lewis Nantais
I am a frequent geneaology researcher for my family, and this site has opened up a whole new world for me. It is exciting to see and read the actual newspaper for births, deaths, weddings business etc. What a find! :) Thank you! I have a Nantais Family History Page on Facebook and have connected with 92 cousins I have never met. Still trying to research a newspaper article on my Great great Grandfather Rodolphe Nantais a Pioneer of Sandwich, Ont
You have an amazing site! Genealogy is my passion and your newspapers not only provide and verify information on the usual birth, marriage and death, but also give invaluable insight into the lives of our ancestors!
Thanks for your hard work.
Is the Markham Economist coming soon?
Richard Heaton , Last Chance to Read
There has been quite a lot of interest in your newspaper site in the family history community. I've just started to explore them. If I can make a suggestion - it could be beneficial to researchers if you were to make the OCR'd text under the image available. I've just done that on my own newspaper site Last Chance to Read c.3000 papers 18th & 19th century British and Irish.
Hope to hear from you
Anita Mae Draper , Genealogist
I'm helping my husband, Nelson Draper, with his genealogy. His 3rd great grandfather was Joel Draper Sr who settled in York County at the beginning of the 19th century. The Our Ontario Newspapers site is invaluable in finding events and names. For example, we knew that Emanuel Nelson died when he went through the ice in 1938, but with your help, we now have the specific details of the accident and funeral arrangements. Thank you.