Research Links

Here are some links to the best sites I have found for reading on-line heritage newspapers, and heritage municipal and city directories. These are all great free sources of information on Canadian history.

British Columbia

University of British Columbia – many heritage newspapers

http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/

University of Victoria – The Colonist newspaper

http://britishcolonist.ca/

Vanderhoof Public Library – local heritage newspapers

http://vanderhoof.bclibrary.ca/services-programs/the-bill-silver-digital-newspaper-archive

Vancouver Public Library – BC municipal directories 1860-1958

http://www.vpl.ca/bccd/index.php

Alberta

University of Alberta, Peel’s Prairie Provinces – many heritage newspapers and Henderson’s Municipal Directories from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.html

Manitoba

Manitobia – many heritage newspapers

http://manitobia.ca/content/en/newspapers

Ontario

Meta-search of digital resources from public libraries across the province, including some heritage newspapers

http://search.ourontario.ca/search

Toronto Public Library – provincial and municipal directories

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/digital-archive/

Internet Archive – provincial and municipal directories, including Ontario, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa

http://archive.org/index.php

Ottawa Public Library – access to Globe and Mail heritage newspapers (free for library members)

http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/databases/search

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project – heritage maps of Ontario 1870-80s

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/search.htm

Quebec

National Library of Quebec – many heritage newspapers and magazines, and municipal directories

http://www.banq.qc.ca/collections/collection_numerique/index.html?language_id=1

Internet Archive – municipal directories, including Montreal

http://archive.org/index.php

New Brunswick

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick – Database of Vital Statistics

http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Default.aspx?culture=en-CA

Nova Scotia

Libraries Nova Scotia – many heritage newspapers

http://librariesns.ca/content/newspaper-digitization

Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island – heritage newspapers

http://www.islandnewspapers.ca/

Newfoundland

Memorial University – several heritage newspapers

http://www.library.mun.ca/qeii/cns/digmat.php

Canada

Library and Archives Canada – Heritage mail-order catalogues

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cmc/index-e.html

Library and Archives Canada – Provincial and Municipal Directories, in particular Ontario, Ottawa and Halifax

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-100.01-e.php

Google Newspapers – heritage newspapers from many Canadian towns and cities

http://news.google.com/newspapers