Ontario Community Newspapers
ODW Newspaper Holdings

Explore community newspapers & indexes hosted by OurDigitalWorld

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...

  • Abolitionist newspapers (newspapers, 1850s) OurDigitalWorld
  • Barrie (newspapers, 1855 - 1979; BMD index, 1847 - 1968) Barrie Public Library
  • Brampton (news & BMD index, 1914 - current) Brampton Public Library
  • Burlington (news & BMD index, 1899 - 2015) Burlington Public Library
  • Caledon (news & BMD index, 1976 - 2002) Caledon Public Library
  • Clarington (newspapers, 1868 - 2012) Clarington Public Library
  • Cobourg (news & BMD index, 1814 - current) Cobourg Public Library
  • Cramahe (newspapers, 1902 - 2003) Cramahe Public Library
  • Durham (newspapers & BMD index, 1857 - 1992) West Grey Public Library
  • Grey Highlands (newspapers & BMD index, 1880 - 1958) Grey Highlands Public Library
  • Grimsby (newspapers, 1885 - 1949 & BMD index 1888 - current) Grimsby Public Library & Grimsby Historical Society Archive
  • Halton Hills (newspapers, 1867 - current; BMD index 1855 - 2007) Halton Hills Public Library
  • Halton Region (newspapers, news & BMD indexing) includes Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville
  • Italian-Canadian community (newspapers, 1929-1946 searchable in Italian & English) York University Libraries
  • 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
  • Milton (newspapers, 1862 - 2017; news & BMD index, 1862 - 2009) Milton Public Library
  • Mississauga (news & BMD index, 1999 - 2009) Mississauga Public Library
  • Nastawgan (newsletters, 1979 - 2005) Wilderness Canoe Association
  • Newmarket (newspapers & news index, 1852 - 2010) Newmarket Public Library
  • Northwestern Ontario (news index, 1886 - current ) Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Oakville (newspapers, 1993 - current; news & BMD index, 1843 - 1992) Oakville Public Library
  • Orillia (news & BMD index, 1867 - current ) Orillia Public Library
  • Oshawa (news & BMD index, 1861 - current ) Oshawa Public Library
  • Ottawa (newspapers 1862-1867) Ottawa Public Library
  • Nipigon (newspapers, 1926 - 2016) Nipigon 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
  • Waterloo (newspapers, 1886-2016; article index 1886-2016) Waterloo 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

To see which Publications are represented by the above, see this list. Not every publication listed has issues, but you can follow the links on this page to explore the local material associated with those titles.


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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