The Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper Archive

October 28, 2016 | Stacey

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Conducting research into your family history? Writing a research paper on an aspect of Toronto history? Seeking first-hand coverage on major historical events?

Historical newspapers are invaluable sources of information for genealogists, students, and general researchers. Proquest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail features digitized copies of the newspaper dating from 1844 to 2012. Learn more about local history by reading about more than 160 years of life in Toronto. Read articles, editorials, classifieds, check out old advertisements, and view birth, marriage, and death announcements. The paper is searchable from cover to cover.

This resource is a wonderful way to get a sense of what life in Toronto was like during a particular time period, and to gain an understanding of the impact of major events on the city. Or just for fun, find out what was in the news on the day you were born!

And don’t forget that the original newspapers are in the Toronto Reference Library’s Special Collections and also available on microfilm.

For more information, check out this blog post on digitized Toronto newspapers or watch our introductory video tutorial to the Globe and Mail.