Wednesday, 19 August 2015

BC Historical Newspapers

From the University of British Columbia BC Historical Newspapers  is a collection of more than 30 different digitized and searchable weekly newspapers published from 1887-1995, mainly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This blog post describes the collection content as "Facebook for a century that didn’t have the internet."

The newspapers are:

The Abbotsford Post (1910-1924)
Alberni Advocate (1912-1915)
The Anaconda News (1901-1905)
The Atlin Claim (1899-1908)
Bella Coola Courier (1912-1917)
The Boundary Creek Times (1896-1911)
British Columbia Record (1916-1920)
The Cariboo Sentinel (Barkerville) (1865-1875)
The Coast News (Gibsons) (1945-1995)
The Creston Review (1909-1983)
The Cumberland News (1897-1915)
Daily Building Record (Vancouver) (1912-1914)
The Daily Ledger (Ladysmith) (1905-1906)
The Enderby Press and Walker's Weekly (1908-1921)
The Grand Forks Sun (1914-1920)
The Hedley Gazette (1905-1917)
Hot Springs News (Ainsworth) (1891-1892)
The Independent (Vancouver) (1900-1903)
Kelowna Record (1912-1920)
The Kootenay Mail (Revelstoke) (1894-1905)
The Ledge (Fernie, Nakusp, New Denver) (1906-1926)
The Ledge (Greenwood) (1906-1926)
The Massett Leader (1912-1913)
The Miner (Nelson) (1890-1898)
The Mining Review (Sandon) (1897-1903)
The Moyie Leader (1898-1911)
The Nelson Economist (1897-1903)
The Nicola Valley News (Merrit) (1910-1916)
The Orchard City Record (Kelowna) (1908-1911)
The Peninsula Times (1963-1980)
The Phoenix Pioneer (1900-1916)
The Prospector (Fort Steele) (1895-1905)
Revelstoke Herald (1897-1905)
The Tribune (Nelson) (1892-1894, no paper 1895-1896, 1897-1902)
The Western Call (Vancouver) (1910-1916)

via David Rajotte's Documentary Heritage News

Also don't forget the online editions of The British Colonist (1858-1920) and others listed at CanGeneology.

I was unable to get a response from the Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive with The Vanderhoof Herald:  1917-1920; Nechako Chronicle:  1920-1983; Omineca Express:  1982-1989 and 1991-2007.

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