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More newspaper back issues are being placed on the Internet every year. They can help a genealogist in many ways – by providing information on births, deaths and marriages, but noting store openings or major economic changes, or by reminding us whose pumpkins were the biggest back at the fall fair.

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General information

The Ancestor Hunt - British Columbia
Comprehensive site with extensive lists of newspapers.

The Google News Archive is one of the most extensive collections available, but it has serious flaws. Searching is almost impossible, so be prepared to browse. Date ranges are often inaccurate. Also, there are usually gaps.
Search Tips for Google News Archive -- By Kimberly Powell.
Newspapers on Google -- Search by keywords and by specifying the source.
Titles available on Google -- A tough-to-use list of the newspapers available.

Newspapers.com
Different selection of newspapers; many Canadian titles included.

Titles by location

(100 Mile House) 100 Mile House Free Press 19682009
From Newspapers.com

(Abbotsford) Abbotsford Post 1910-1924
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Abbotsford) Abbotsford News 1977-2008
From Newspapers.com

(Ainsworth) Hot Springs News 1891-1892
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Alberni) Alberni Advocate 1912-1915
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Alberni) Alberni Valley Times 1967-2007
From Newspapers.com

(Anaconda) Anaconda News 1901-1905
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Ashcroft) The Journal 19831988
From Newspapers.com

(Atlin) Atlin Claim 1899-1908
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Barkerville) Cariboo Sentinel 1865-1875
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Barriere) North Thompson Star/Journal 200-2004
From Newspapers.com

(Bella Coola) Bella Coola Courier 1912-1917
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Burns Lake) Lake District News 19752010
From Newspapers.com

(Canterbury) The Outcrop 1900-1907
From Peel's Prairie Provinces

(Chilliwack) Chilliwack Progress 1891-2007
From Chilliwack Progress / Newspapers.com

(Chilliwack) The Chilliwack Progress 18912007
From Newspapers.com

(Clearwater) North Thompson Times 19992004
From Newspapers.com

(Coquitlam) Sunday News 1985-1988
From Newspapers.com

(Courtenay) Courtenay Free Press 1927-1929
From Newspapers.com

(Cowichan) Cowichan Leader 19051928
From Vancouver Island University

(Creston) Creston Review 1909-1935
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Cumberland) Cumberland News 1897-1915
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Duncan) The Citizen 19851996
From Newspapers.com

(Enderby) Enderby Press and Walker's Weekly 1908-1921
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Fernie) Ledge 1905
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Fort Steele) Prospector 1899-1905
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Fort St. James) Caledonia Courier 1981-1982
From Vanderhoof Public Library

(Fort St. James) The Caledonia Courier 19902008
From Newspapers.com

(Fraser Lake) Caledonia Courier 1981-1982
From Vanderhoof Public Library

(Gibsons) Coast News 1945-1995
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Golden) Golden Star 1961-1980
From Newspapers.com

(Grand Forks) Grand Forks Sun 1914-1920
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Grand Forks) Grand Forks Gazette 1944
From Newspapers.com

(Grand Forks) Grand Forks Gazette 1945-1970
From Newspapers.com

(Greenwood) Boundary Creek Times 1896-1911
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Greenwood) Ledge 1906-1913
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Hedley) Hedley Gazette 1905-1917
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Hope) Hope Standard 1968-2000
From Newspapers.com

(Houston) Houston Today 19692007
From Newspapers.com

(Kelowna) Orchard City Record 1908-1911
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Kelowna) Kelowna Record 1912-1920
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Kitimat) Northern Sentinel 19541973
From Newspapers.com

(Ladysmith) Daily Ledger 1905-1906
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Ladysmith) Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle 1957-1991
From Google Newspapers

(Langley) Langley Advance 1931-2009
From Newspapers.com

(Logan Lake) Three Rivers Report 19911992
From Newspapers.com

(Maple Ridge) Maple Ridge News 1985-1988
From Newspapers.com

(Maple Ridge) Tri-City News 1985-1988
From Newspapers.com

(Massett) Massett Leader 1912-1913
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Merritt) Nicola Valley News 1910-1916
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Moyie) Moyie Leader 1898-1911
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Nakusp) Ledge 1893-1894
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Nanaimo) Nanaimo Free Press 18741928
From Vancouver Island University

(Nanaimo) Nanaimo Free Press / Nanaimo Daily News 18742009
From Newspapers.com

(Nanaimo) The Times 19731996
From Newspapers.com

(Nanaimo) Harbour City Star 19962009
From Newspapers.com

(Nelson) Tribune 1892-1903
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Nelson) Miner 1890-1898
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Nelson) Nelson Economist 1897-1900
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(New Denver) Ledge 1894-1904
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(New Westminster) British Columbian 1861-1869
From Google Newspapers

(New Westminster) Mainland Guardian 1865-1894
From Google Newspapers

(New Westminster) Daily British Columbian 1867-1869
From Google Newspapers

(New Westminster) The Sunday News 19891990
From Newspapers.com

(Phoenix) Phoenix Pioneer 1900-1916
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Port Hardy) North Island Gazette 1961-2006
From Google Newspapers

(Prince George) Prince George, British Columbia 1909-1961
Prince George Citizen and other titles.
From Prince George Public Library

(Prince George) Prince George Free Press 19952002
From Newspapers.com

(Prince Rupert) Prince Rupert Daily News 1911-1933
From Prince Rupert Public Library

(Quesnel) Cariboo Observer 1908-2013
From Quesnel Museum

(Quesnel) Quesnel Cariboo Observer 19852009
From Newspapers.com

(Revelstoke) Kootenay Mail 1894-1905
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Revelstoke) Revelstoke Herald 1897-1905
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Richmond) Richmond Review 19671968
From Newspapers.com

(Richmond) Richmond Review 19322008
From Newspapers.com

(Salmon Arm) Salmon Arm Observer 19762007
From Newspapers.com

(Salmon Arm) Shuswap Market News 20042007
From Newspapers.com

(Sandon) Mining Review 1897-1903
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Sechelt) Peninsula Times 1963-1979
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Sicamous) The Eagle Valley News 19792007
From Newspapers.com

(Smithers) The Interior News 19102007
From Newspapers.com

(Squamish) Squamish Times 19571975
From Newspapers.com

(Surrey) Surrey Leader 19292006
From Newspapers.com

(Terrace) Terrace Herald 1967-2006
From Terrace Public Library

(Terrace) Terrace Standard 19882010
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) Vancouver Daily World 18881924
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) Vancouver Evening Sun 1924
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) The Vancouver Sun 18982019
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) The Sun 2018
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) The Province 1894-2019
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) Vancouver News-Herald 1933-1957
From Newspapers.com

(Vancouver) Independent 1900-1903
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Vancouver) Western Call 1910-1916
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Vancouver) Daily Building Record 1912-1914
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Vancouver) British Columbia Record 1916-1920
From British Columbia Historical Newspapers

(Vancouver) The Sun 1914-1986
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) The Sunday Sun 1921-1972
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) Vancouver Daily Sun 1917-1920
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) The Vancouver Sun 1920-1987
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) The Vancouver Sunday Sun 1923
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) Evening Sun 1924-1927
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) The Weekend Express 1978-1979
Strike newspaper.
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) Vancouver Express 1979
Strike newspaper.
From Google Newspapers

(Vancouver) The Weekend Sun 1980-1982
From Google Newspapers

(Vanderhoof) Vanderhoof Herald 1917-1920
From Vanderhoof Public Library

(Vanderhoof) Nechako Chronicle 1920-1983
From Vanderhoof Public Library

(Vanderhoof) Caledonia Courier 1981-1982
From Vanderhoof Public Library

(Vanderhoof) Omineca Express 19902008
From Newspapers.com

(Vanderhoof) Omineca Express 1982-2007
From Vanderhoof Public Library

(Vernon) The Morning Star 19882008
From Newspapers.com

(Victoria) British Colonist 1858-1980
From British Colonist.ca

(Victoria) Times Colonist 1980-2014
(Note: There are identification errors in entries about the Times and the Times Colonist.)
From Newspapers.com


(Victoria) Victoria Daily Times 1884-1952
(Note: There are identification errors in entries about the Times and the Times Colonist.)
From Newspapers.com


(Victoria) Victoria Daily Times 1885-1980
(Note: There are identification errors in entries about the Times and the Times Colonist.)
From Newspapers.com


(Victoria) Victorian 1973-1974
From Newspapers.com

(Victoria) The Vancouver Times 1864-1866
From Google Newspapers

(Victoria) The Vancouver Daily Post 1865-1866
From Google Newspapers

(Victoria) The Daily British Colonist 1868-1871
From Google Newspapers

(Victoria) The Victoria Daily Standard 1870-1873
From Google Newspapers

(Victoria) The Daily British Colonist and Victoria Chronicle 1870-1871
From Google Newspapers

(White Rock) White Rock Sun and Semiahmoo Sun, 1956-1966
From White Rock Museum and Archives

(Williams Lake) The Tribune 19832006
From Newspapers.com

British Columbia Historical Newspapers
A total of 31 newspapers covering a wide range of years.


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