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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 - Ontario
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; some Canadian titles included.

Titles by location

(Acton) The Acton Free Press 1894-1895
From Google Newspapers

(Ancaster) The Gore Gazette 1827-1829
From Google Newspapers

(Barrie) Barrie Examiner 1864-1979
From OurOntario

(Bowmanville) The Canadian Statesman 1877-1893
From Google Newspapers

(Brockville) Brockville Recorder 1839-1846
From Google Newspapers

(Bytown) The Bytown Gazette 1836-1845
From Google Newspapers

(Caledonia) The Grand River Sachem 1866-1868
From Google Newspapers

(Carp) The Carp Review 1905-1930
From Google Newspapers

(Chatham) Chatham Gleaner 1844-1847
From Google Newspapers

(Cobalt) The Cobalt Daily Nugget 1911-2001
From Google Newspapers

(Cornwall) The Freeholder 1863-1916
From Google Newspapers

(Fort Frances) Fort Frances Times 1911-1919
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) The Hamilton Evening Times 1864-1868
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) The Jewish Voice of Hamilton 1934-1936
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) Hamilton Gazette 1852-1855
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) The Daily Spectator 1858
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) The Weekly Times (Hamilton) 1858-1864
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) The Liberal 1837-1844
From Google Newspapers

(Hamilton) The Hamilton Spectator 1951
Some issues misidentified; they are actually Ottawa Citizen.
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) Kingston Chronicle 1820-1832
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) The Daily British Whig 1849-1949
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) Daily News 1862-1864
Misidentified as St. John Daily News
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) The Canadian Register 1942-1948
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) The Patriot and Farmer's Monitor 1832-1834
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) Chronicle & Gazette 1833-1845
From Google Newspapers

(Kingston) The Catholic 1830-1831
From Google Newspapers

(London) The Catholic Record 1881-1910
From Google Newspapers

(London) The London Advertiser 1885
From Google Newspapers

(London) The Daily Advertiser 1874-1885
From Google Newspapers

(London) The London Evening Advertiser 1864-1865
From Google Newspapers

(Mississauga) Mississauga News 1965-1970
From
Canadiana.ca

(Mississauga) South Peel Weekly 1968-1969
From
Canadiana.ca

(Mississauga) Mississauga Times 1969-1980
From
Canadiana.ca

(Niagara) The Niagara Chronicle 1839-1851
From Google Newspapers

(Niagara) The Mail 1851-1967
From Google Newspapers

(Niagara) Niagara Gleaner 1832-1836
From Google Newspapers

(Niagara) The Niagara Mail 1832-1848
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Ottawa Citizen 1820-1990
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) The Saturday Citizen 1968-1976
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) The Ottawa Citizen 1898–2019
From Newspapers.com

(Ottawa) Ottawa Daily Citizen 1846–1897
From Newspapers.com

(Ottawa) The Ottawa Journal 1885–1980
From Newspapers.com

(Ottawa) Le Temps 1901-1916
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) The Union 1859-1866
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) United Canada 1888-1901
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) La Vallée d'Ottawa 1881-1890
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) La Justice 1878-1968
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Daily Citizen 1872-1891
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Ottawa Daily Citizen 1879-1890
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Le Canada 1819-1953
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) The Canada Gazette 1863-1869
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) The Ottawa Free Press 1822-1884
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Gazette d'Ottawa 1878-1879
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Le Courrier d'Ottawa 1861-1871
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) L'Echo d'Ottawa 1896-1896
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Ottawa Times 1865-1868
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Le Foyer Domestique 1876-1878
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Le Fédéral 1878-1878
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) The Union 1859-1860
From Google Newspapers
Note: This newspaper has been misidentified and grouped with three others from other cities.

(Ottawa) L'Ontario Francais 1902-1903
From Google Newspapers

(Ottawa) Le Courrier Fédéral 1887-1925
From Google Newspapers

(Port Credit) Port Credit News/Weekly 1927-1967
From
Canadiana.ca

(Queenston) The Colonial Advocate 1821-1834
From Google Newspapers

(Renfrew) Mercury-Advance 1971-1976
From Google Newspapers

(Rockland) Francario 1959
From Google Newspapers

(St. Catharines) The Spectator 1816-1820
From Google Newspapers

(St. Catharines) Farmer's Journal 1826-1827
From Google Newspapers

(St. Catharines) St. Catharines Constitutional 1852-1871
From Google Newspapers

(St. Thomas) Weekly Dispatch (St. Thomas) 1855-1868
From Google Newspapers

(St. Victor d'Alfred) L'Interprete 1886-1891
From Google Newspapers

(Sandwich) Voice of The Fugitive 1851-1852
From Google Newspapers

(Sarnia) The Sarnia Observer 1857-1900
From Google Newspapers

(Seaforth) The Huron Expositor 1870-1892
From Google Newspapers

(Simcoe) Norfolk Observer 1840-1842
From Google Newspapers

(Simcoe) Norfolk Reformer 1860-1893
From Google Newspapers

(Smiths Falls) The Record News 1923-1978
From Google Newspapers

(Smiths Falls) The Rideau Record 1894-1913
From Google Newspapers

(Sudbury) Le Voyageur 1868-1869
From Google Newspapers

(Sudbury) L'Orignal Déchainé 1990-1992
From Google Newspapers

(Rochester, New York) The Volunteer 1841-1842
Of special interest to Canada.
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Toronto Daily Mail 1851-1898
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Daily Hebrew Journal 1949-1962
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Illustrated War News 1885
From
Peel's Prairie Provinces

(Toronto) The Toronto World 1885-1921
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Globe 1858-1869
File also includes The Vote, a women's suffrage publication from London, England that dates from the 1900s to thr 1930s.
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Financial Post / National Post 1907-2019
From Newspapers.com

(Toronto) The Nation 1874-1876
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Toronto Star 1894-2014
Every issue is available in PDF format (requires Acrobat).

(Toronto) The Toronto Sunday World 1910-1915
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Toronto Daily Star 1945
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Chronicle Review 1969-1970
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Toronto Daily Telegram 1952
Misidentified as Telegraph. Also includes Quebec Telegraph, 1837.
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Correspondent and Advocate 1834-1837
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Daily Mail and Empire 1895-1900
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Canadian Churchman 1926-1926
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Canadian Monetary Times 1869-1869
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Mackenzie's Weekly Message 1852-1853
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Canadian Monetary Times and Insurance Chronicle 1869-1869
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) Vochenblatt (Toronto) 1953-1963
Canadian Jewish Weekly.
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Financial Post 1907-1986
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Monetary Times 1871-1923
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The North American 1850-1854
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Patriot 1834-1837
From Google Newspapers
Note: This newspaper has been misidentified and grouped with three others from other cities.

(Toronto) The Financial Post of Canada 1911-1918
From Google Newspapers

(Toronto) The Irish Canadian 1863-1892
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Windsor Star 1893-2019
From Newspapers.com

(Windsor) Western Herald (Sandwich, Windsor) 1838-1842
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) Windsor Herald 1855-1856
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Evening Record 1893-1967
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Windsor Record 1917-1918
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Border Cities Star 1918-1952
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) Border Cities Chrysler News 1925
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Windsor Daily Star 1935-1959
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Windsor Star 1959-1986
From Google Newspapers

(Windsor) The Saturday Windsor Star 1981-1986
From Google Newspapers

(York) The Canadian Correspondent 1833-1834
From Google Newspapers

(York) The Canadian Freeman 1825-1873
From Google Newspapers

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