Manitoba Newspapers

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Resources for Manitoba Newspapers

Newspaper Directories

  • D. M. Loveridge.A historical directory of Manitoba newspapers, 1859-1978. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1981.
  • A. M. Pratt. The story of Manitoba’s weekly newspapers. Winnipeg: Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, ~1968.[1]

Libraries and Archives

A large collection of provincial newspapers of Manitoba is available at the Legislative Library of Manitoba, located in the same building as the Provincial Archives. The collection includes newspapers from the major cities of the province.

Archives of Manitoba
130-200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5
Telephone Government Records: (204)945-3738
Telephone General Inquiries: (204)945-3971

For books and publications, researchers are referred to:

Manitoba Legislative Library in the same building.
Telephone: (204)945-4243

They have newspapers from Manitoba dating back to 1859 and make the microfilms available for interlibrary loan.[3]

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

The Manitoba Library Consortium and the Manitoba Historical Society have a collection of digitized newspapers dating from 1871. Manitobia.  Searchable by topic or by newspaper title.


Manitoba Published Indexes

  • Kathleen Rooke Stokes. An Index of marriage and death notices from Manitoba newspapers. Winnipeg: Manitoba Genealogical Society, 1986-(ongoing). Published so far, 1859-1881, 1882-1884, 1885.

Manitoba Unpublished Indexes

  • The Legislative Library has an index to Winnipeg obituaries since 1975 (ongoing) and a series of scrapbooks of Winnipeg newspapers beginning in 1885 (indexed).[3]



  1. de Groot, Susanna, "Canada Historical Newspapers Bibliographies (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),
  2. Taylor, Ryan, "Obtaining Canada Newspaper Resources (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),
  3. 3.0 3.1 Taylor, Ryan, "Canada Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),