Monday, 10 January 2011

Nova Scotia newspaper archives online

An interesting collection online from Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Historical Newspapers, some pre-dating the American revolution, 14,377 digitized pages in all.

The Nova Scotia Chronicle and Weekly Advertiser 1769-1770 (87 issues)
The Royal American Gazette 1785 (16 issues)
The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser 1785 (10 issues)
The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser 1786-1787 (26 issues)
The Bee 1835-1838 (162 issues)
The Tiny Tattler 1933-1936 and 1938 (76 issues)  see also www.tinytattler.ca
The 4th Estate 1969-1977 (abt 450 issues)

Another collection, sponsored by Cape Breton University (via MUN) is:

Billa Na Queg (A New Day), 1964 (1 issue)
Micmac News, (Membertou), 1965-1992 (Full run)
The Thermometer (Sydney), 1899-1900 (4 issues)
The Nova Scotia Gleaner (Sydney), 1929 (1 issue)
The Cape Breton News (Sydney), 1850-1852 (106 issues)
The Daily Advocate (Sydney), 1878 (2 issues)
The Cape Breton Advocate, (Sydney), 1899, 1840 (2 issues)
The Daily Times (Sydney), 1878 (1 issue)
The Sydney Booster (Sydney), 1935 (1 issue)
Glace Bay Enterprise (Glace Bay), 1896 (2 issues)
Semi-Weekly Express (Sydney), 1879 (4 issues)

Also, crossing the water, Memorial University's large Digital Archives Initiative has newspapers and more, "a variety of collections which together reinforce the importance, past and present, of Newfoundland and Labrador's history and culture."  They are classified under the headings: Archival Documents,; Articles; Audio / Video / Images; Books; Electronic Theses and Dissertations; Journals / Periodicals; Maps; Newsletters; Newspapers; Reference Sources, Archival Documents, Audio/Video/Images; Reference Sources, Directories, Etc.; Research; Yearbooks.

Many of these resources are images without OCR.

Thanks to Bruce Elliott for the hint.

1 comment:

Ellen Thorne Morris said...

Thank you for the daily clues which provide links for my family history. The Nova Scotia newspapers may contain something about my grandmother, Margaret Wilmot, born there but not in vital records. She was the daughter of Asa Burnham Wilmot of Clarke Twp in Durham Co, Ontario, and Rebecca Anna Smith of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Asa Wilmot worked for his uncle at the government fisheries department near Sackville.
His uncle, Samuel Wilmot, was credited as one of the founders of artificial fish breeding at Wilmot Creek, Clarke Twp.,in Ontario, which grew into a government position. He was also an ancestor.