Newspaper Finding Aids

This list is a compilation of all newspapers that have been digitized to date, and are now available on our online database. We are continuing to add more newspapers from our collection on a regular basis, and they will be automatically added to this list as they are digitized.

The Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has worked to index a number of the issues that are on our finding aid. The indexes are available here:

Issues beyond the digitized dates are likely available to view at the Archives on microfilm.

To find a person by their name try using quotes and the proximity operator. e.g. "Allan Smith"~3 finds the words Allan and Smith within 3 words of each other. See the search help for more details and additional options.

If you don't find what you are looking for, or to recreate the experience of the physical newspaper, you may browse individual issues by selecting a newspaper name and issue date.

This newspaper digitization project was funded in part by the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, the Estate of Donna Vera Evans Bushell and the Blidner Family Foundation. We also want to mention the assistance of the Aylmer-Malahide Museum and Archives, who allowed us to digitize and copy early issues of the Aylmer Sun.

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Aylmer Enterprise

Aylmer Express

Aylmer Paper

Aylmer Saturday Night

Aylmer Sun

Aylmer Warder

The Courier

Dutton Advance

The Dutton-Dunwich Horizon

Dutton Enterprise

East Elgin Reformer

East Elgin Reformer and Aylmer Sun

East Elgin Tribune

Erie Shore News

The Evening Journal

The Home Journal/The Canadian Home Journal

Kettle Creek Chronicle

Our Community Press

The Portal

Port Stanley Beacon

The Port Stanley Canadian

Port Stanley News


The Reporter

The Rodney Chronicle

Rodney Mercury

The Southern Counties Journal

The Springfield Argus

The Springfield Echo

The Springfield Post

The Springfield Star

The St. Thomas Daily Times

St. Thomas Journal

The St. Thomas Journal

St. Thomas Standard

The St. Thomas Times-Journal

The St. Thomas Times-Journal Weekly

St. Thomas Times

St. Thomas Weekly Dispatch

The St. Thomas Weekly Times

Village Voice

West Lorne Sun