Nova Scotia Newspapers

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"Newspapers are, and always have been, a mirror held up to reflect who we are, how our communities came to be, how we live our daily lives, and how we view the world around us. 'Old' newspapers have special value, because they enable us to look back and see what the world was like 20, 50, 100 or even 200 years ago. Presented in this resource are fifteen different newspapers published in seven very different Nova Scotia communities over a span of 230 years — from The Nova Scotia Chronicle and Weekly Advertiser in 1769, to Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse in 2002. Begin exploring the surviving issues for each newspaper, for the years indicated — 163,000 digitized pages in all!"
This site contains over 4000 files (images and text) representing the history of the Kings County, Nova Scotia.
  • 1752-1780 (gaps) - The Halifax Gazette at Google News
  • 1783-1853 - The Nova-Scotia Gazette and the Weekly Chronicle aka The Royal Gazette at Google News
  • 1784-1799 - The Royal St. John's Gazette at Google News
  • 1784-1799 - St. John's Gazette at Google News

Resources for Nova Scotia Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspapers are a helpful source when church and community records do not exist or are incomplete. Up to the late 1800s, few births were reported, and most marriages and deaths reported were of people in high social positions.

Newspaper Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The majority of the early newspapers for the whole province of Nova Scotia are at the Nova Scotia Archives.

Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1W4
Telephone: (902)424-6060

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

Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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),