Thursday, 15 November 2018

Postmedia newspapers digitized by Ancestry

Good news. The following Postmedia Canadian newspapers are now digitized and searchable from Ancestry subsidiary newspapers.com/.
Publisher Extra PapersBasic Years*Publisher Extra Years*
100 Mile House Free Press (100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada)1968-2009
The Caledonia Courier (Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada)1990-2008
Calgary Herald (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)1888-19221923-2018
The Citizen (Duncan, British Columbia, Canada)1985-1996
The Eagle Valley News (Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada)1979-2007
Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)1903-19221923-2018
The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)1857-19221923-2018
Harbour City Star (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)1996-2009
Houston Today (Houston, British Columbia, Canada)1969-2007
The Journal (Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada)1983-1988
Lake District News (Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada)1975-2010
The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)1907-19221923-2018
The Morning Star (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada)1988-2008
Nanaimo Daily News (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)1874-19221923-2009
North Thompson Star/Journal (Barriere, British Columbia, Canada)2000-2004
North Thompson Times (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)1999-2004
Omineca Express (Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada)1990-2008
The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)1898-19221923-2018
Prince George Free Press (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada)1995-2002
Quesnel Cariboo Observer (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada)1985-2009
Richmond Review (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)1932-2008
Salmon Arm Observer (Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada)1976-2007
Shuswap Market News (Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada)2004-2007
The Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)2018
The Sunday News (New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada)1989-1990
Surrey Leader (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada)1929-2006
The Times (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)1973-1996
The Tribune (Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada)1983-2006
The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)1898-19221923-2018
The Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)2018

Papers up to 1922 are accessible with a Basic newspapers.com subscription — regular annual subscription $79.95 US /year with half price for Fold3 or Ancestry.com subscribers.

The not so good news is that for later years an additional Publishers Extra subscription is required for $59.95 US /year or $11.95 US /month.

Other Canadian newspapers available with the Basic subscription are: The Brandon Sun (
1961–1977), The Chilliwack Progress (1891–2007), The (Regina) Leader (1883–1907), The Lethbridge Herald (1905–1964), Manitoba Free Press (1874–1931), Manitoba Morning Free Press (1893–1914), Ottawa Daily Citizen (1846–1897), The Ottawa Journal (1885–1980), Vancouver Daily World (1888–1924), (Calgary) Weekly Herald (1883–1901), The Winnipeg Tribune (1890–1949).

The Publishers Extra collection also includes the British newspapers The Guardian and The Observer from 1900 with prior years included in the Basic subscription.


1 comment:

Nancy Cutway said...

The additions are interesting, despite the price: but I wonder how much of each paper is actually available. I took advantage of the free 4 days at Newspapers.com offered for Remembrance Day, and found quite a few items of interest for my family. However, I could not find some death and marriage notices that fell within the time period available and papers available (they allowed Canadians to access only newspapers from Canada, Britain and Australia, and only for the time period of about 1890-1920).
After some specific searches failed, I did a "Browse" on the Winnipeg Free Press for the year of interest, and found that Newspapers.com actually has only 2 months out of the 12 for the year.
So their advertised date ranges promise more than they can actually offer.