Ontario Newspapers

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Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Archives of Ontario[edit | edit source]

Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C5
Toll-Free Number (Ontario only): 1-800-668-9933 or (416)327-1600
Email: reference@ontario.ca

AO has a large collection of pre-1930 newspapers. Their records can be searched at the Archives of Ontario, requested in interlibrary loan for use in your local library, or you can hire a researcher from the provided list of individuals who are certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists or who are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

University Libraries[edit | edit source]

In the 1960s, Ontario universities had a cooperative programe to microfilm local newspapers, and these microfilms can be found in many university libraries.

Toronto Public Library[edit | edit source]

The largest collection of post-1930 Ontario newspapers in one place (aside from LAC) can be found at the

Toronto Public Library
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street (1 block north of Bloor)
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
Telephone: (416) 393-7131

Library and Archives Canada[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Inventories, Directories, and Indexes[edit | edit source]

  • Gilchrist, J. Brian. Inventory of Ontario Newspapers, 1793-1986, First Edition, 1987. Toronto, Ontario: Micromedia Ltd., 1988. Family History Library WorldCat. This is a survey of 345 libraries across Canada and the British Newspaper Library in London, England. It lists their holdings of 2,900 Ontario newspapers (original and microfilm copies).

Ontario Published Extracts[edit | edit source]

  • Many Ontario Genealogical Society branches have published volumes of newspaper extracts or indexes, too numerous to list. Look at the OGS website for connections the branch sites, where publications are listed.
  • The largest publisher of extracts, mostly 19th century newspapers but from across the province, is Bur-Mor, 359 West Gore, Stratford, Ontario N5A 1K9 (send large SASE for catalogue). These are high-quality full transcriptions.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Taylor, Ryan, "Canada Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012), https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Newspaper_Indexes_and_Abstracts_%28National_Institute%29.