Quebec Newspapers

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Resources for Quebec Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

The Family History Library has few newspapers from Québec. There are some extracts of vital records from English-language newspapers and some extracts of death notices from French newspapers.

Newspaper Directories

A bibliography of Québec newspapers from 1764 to the present is:

  • Beaulieu, André, and Jean Hamelin. La Presse québecoise: des origines à nos jours (Québec Newspapers). Ten Volumes. Québec, Canada: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 1973–. (Family History Library book 971.4 B33b.) Text in French.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • 1775-1872 - The Quebec Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1788-1791 - Quebec Herald at Google News - free.
  • 1841-1842 - The Quebec Argus at Google News - free.
  • 1848 - The Quebec Spectator at Google News - free.
  • 1855-1866 - The Quebec Colonist at Google News - free.
  • 1862-1864 - The Quebec Mercury at Google News - free.
  • 1862-1867 - The Quebec Daily News at Google News - free.
  • 1869-1870 - The Quebec Evening News at Google News - free.
  • 1870-1903 - The Quebec Daily Mercury at Google News - free.
  • 1874-1906 - The Quebec Saturday Budget at Google News - free.
  • 1876-1879 - Quebec Daily Evening Mercury at Google News - free.
  • 1880s-1925 - The Quebec Daily Telegraph at Google News - free.
  • 1910-1922 - Quebec Telegraph at Google News - free.
  • 1935, 1953-1970 - Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph at Google News - free.


The Quebec Gazette was the first newspaper in the province. It was bilingual and sometimes published passenger lists, marriage notices, and other items that are useful in family history research. The Manuscript Division of the Public Archives of Canada created an important name and subject index to the Quebec Gazette:

  • Index to the Quebec Gazette, 1764–1823. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (On 31 Family History Library films beginning with film 1682785.)

Web Sites