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Old newspapers can be very useful when researching a local family, business, or event, and especially helpful in obtaining birth, marriage, and death notices when tracing your family tree.
Resources in our Collection
Inventory of Ontario Newspapers: 1793-1986
REF 070.350971 GIL (McL)
Researching Canadian Newspaper Records
REF 929.371 TAY (McL)
In our Microfilm Collection
April 28, 1871 – December 26, 1873
Oshawa Daily Reformer
December 2, 1922 – December 30, 1922
June 1, 1926 – June 30, 1927
Oshawa Daily Times
July 4, 1927 – December 1932
January 1955 – December 1969
April 4, 1994 – March 31, 1995
Oshawa This Week
January 1991 – Present
July 1940 – December 1940
July 1946 – December 1954
January 1970 – November 6, 1994
January 1, 1862 – November 30, 1864
December 7, 1864 – December 25, 1867
January 1, 1868 – March 15, 1871
March 22, 1871 – December 27, 1871
The Globe and Mail
1849 – present
The Toronto Star
1929 – present
Multicultural Newspapers - Archives of Ontario
One hundred newspapers published by multicultural Ontario communities between 1930-1987. Click on any of the red links to find details about the films, including the reel numbers you need to order the films through interlibrary loan.
Oshawa Newspaper & Obituary Index
A regularly updated online index of articles that have appeared in the various Oshawa papers. This index makes it easier to find articles on the microfilmed newspapers.
Toronto Star – Pages of the Past
A searchable online database of the complete run of this paper from 1894 – 2007. All content can be searched by date or keyword and you can view the scanned pages online. You will be prompted to enter your library card to access this resource.
Canadian Newspapers on Microform Held by the Library and Archives Canada
Films available at Library and Archives Canada can be ordered online through our interlibrary loan service. Please make sure to include the name of the paper, the dates needed, and the Amicus Number (AN).
Original and Microfilmed Newspaper Collections in the Archives of Ontario (pdf)
Films available at the Archives of Ontario are available in the Archives' reading room only and not through interlibrary loan. The Archives is located at 134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard, near Keele Street, on the campus of York University.