Indexes to Atlantic Canadian Newspapers
(exclusive of the Library's database packages)

These are some of the print indexes we have here at the Harriet Irving Library for Atlantic Canadian newspapers; as well as, some found online from other organisations.

The indexes are in different formats and several different locations in the library.

** Please note that only material with the locations HIL-STACKS, HIL-MIC, and HIL-MMI may be borrowed.

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New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Newfoundland

New Brunswick

General Indexes
  • Title: New Brunswick Vital Statistics from Newspapers
  • Author: Johnson, Daniel F.; New Brunswick Genealogy Society
  • Period of Coverage: 1784-1895
  • Call Number: HIL-REF FC2471.1 .A1 N48 1982
  • Location: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick website
  • Note: Includes an abstract of the article.
General Indexes
  • Title: The Presbyterian Witness and Evangelical Advocate, Vital Statistics
  • Author: McCormick, James A.
  • Period of Coverage: 1848-1887, 1888-1908
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD CS88 .N6 M346 & CS88 .N6 M347
  • Note: Arranged alphabetically by surname; newspaper abstract included; information not limited to this denomination; entries for NB also found within.
Burton
  • Title: Sunbury County Happenings
  • Author: Seeley, Janice L.
  • Period of Coverage: vol. 1 1853-1878; vol. 2 1879-1889; vol. 3 1890-1896; vol. 4 1897-1900
  • Titles Indexed: Religious Intelligencer; vol. 4 Gleaner (Fredericton), 26 Nov. 1889-22 May 1890
  • Call Number: HIL-SPECAR FC2495 .S89 S96 1995 vol. 1-4
    HIL-MICGD FC2495 .S89 S96 1995 vol. 1-2
  • Note: People, places and events, selective; arranged chronologically; surname index
Campbellton
  • Title: Inventaire de L'Aviron de Campbellton, N.B.
  • Author: Lacerte, Roger
  • Period of Coverage: April 1962 - July 1973
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD AI21 .A9 L32 1973
  • Note: Arranged by subject; gives titles and dates of articles and includes references to photos
Chatham
  • Title: The Mercury, 1826 – 1829 and The Gleaner, 1829 – 1880
  • Author: Robichaud, D. O.
  • Period of Coverage: 1826-1829; 1829-1880
  • Location: HIL-MICGDL PN 4917 .N42 R62 1987
  • Note: The Mercury is indexed for names, places and vessels; the Gleaner, for names, subjects and vessels.
Edmundston
  • Title: Le Madawaska, Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1913-1974
  • Call Number: HIL-MIC AN .M22
Fredericton
  • Title: Canadian News Facts: The Indexed Digest of Canadian Current Events
  • Period of Coverage: 1967-2001
  • Titles Indexed: Daily Gleaner
  • Call Number: HIL-REF FC1 .C366
  • Title: Daily Gleaner. Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1968-1981
  • Call Number: HIL-MIC AN .D27 1982
  • Note: A print copy is available in the Microforms Office. Focuses on selective subjects about New Brunswick, arranged alphabetically. Obituaries not included.
  • Title: Index : Daily Gleaner
  • Author(s): Reference Dept., Harriet Irving Library
  • Period of Coverage: 1968-1981
  • Call Number: HIL-MMI E78 .N46 I49
  • Note: Indexes topics on Natives and Natives of New Brunswick.
  • Title: Sunbury County Happenings
  • Author: Seeley, Janice L.
  • Period of Coverage:vol.1 1853-1878; vol.2 1879-1889; vol.3 1890-1896; vol.4 1897-1900
  • Titles Indexed: Religious Intelligencer vol. 4; Gleaner (Fredericton), 26 Nov. 1889-22 May 1890.
  • Call Number: HIL-SPECAR FC2495 .S89 S96 1995 vol. 1 – 4. HIL-MICGD FC2495 .S89 S96 1995 vol. 1 – 2
  • Notes: People, places and events, selective; arranged chronologically; surname index
  • Title: Royal Gazette Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1785-1865
  • Call Number: HIL-MIC AI21 .R56 1978
Moncton
  • Title: Inventaire de L'Evangéline.
  • Period of Coverage: 1976-1977
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD AI21 .E9
  • Notes: Arranged by subject; includes article title and date
Newcastle
  • Title: North Shore Leader
  • Period of Coverage: 22 June, 1906-1917
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD AN .N592
  • Notes: Proper name index – people, places, companies; includes 2 subjects: "Mines" & "Politiques"
Oromocto
  • Title: Sunbury County Happenings
  • Author: Seeley, Janice L.
  • Period of Coverage: vol. 1 1853-1878; vol. 2 1879-1889; vol. 3 1890-1896; vol. 4 1897-1900
  • Titles Indexed: Religious Intelligencer; vol. 4 Gleaner (Fredericton), 26 Nov. 1889-22 May 1890
  • Call Number: HIL-SPECAR FC2495 .S89 S96 1995 vol. 1-4
    HIL-MICGD FC2495 .S89 S96 1995 vol. 2
  • Note: People, places and events in and around Sunbury County; arranged chronologically; surname index
Richibucto
  • Title: Index to Vital Statistics….
  • Author: Deborah MacDonald Hale
  • Period of Coverage: 1900-1904
  • Titles Indexed: Richibucto Review
  • Location: Kent County GenWeb
  • Title: Richibucto Review, Various Items 1890 +
  • Author: Diana Purdue
  • Period of Coverage: 1890-96
  • Titles Indexed: Richibucto Review
  • Location: Kent County GenWeb
  • Note: Includes notes about people from surrounding areas, such as, Maine River, Kouchibouquac, Cocagne, and Chatham
Saint John
  • Title: Canadian News Facts: The Indexed Digest of Canadian Current Events
  • Period of Coverage: 1967-2001
  • Titles Indexed: Telegraph Journal
  • Call Number: HIL-REF FC1 .C366
  • Title: Yesteryear: Index to Death Roll of the St. John Globe, Some Residents and Former Residents
  • Author: Cusack, Ruby, M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1897-1926
  • Call Number: HIL-SPECAR CS88 .S24 C87 1987
  • Note: Listed alphabetically for residents and former residents (not a complete list); 1897-1914 often contained a short comment about the person. No names for 1915.
  • Title: Early marriage records of New Brunswick : Saint John City and County from the British Conquest to 1839
  • Author: Wood-Holt, B.
  • Period of Coverage: 1784-1812.
  • Titles Indexed: New Brunswick Chronicle, 1804; Royal Gazette, 1786-1813; Saint John Gazette, 1796-1798, 1800-1807; Times; or, True Briton, 1808-1810.
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL/HIL-STACKS CS88 .S24 E27 1986
  • Note: Chapter 1 - Anglican Marriage Records, Historic Newspapers; includes also a few entries compiled by the City Hall Clerk and extracted from unknown early papers; chronologically arranged, brief entries from each. Surname index.
  • Title: Royal Gazette Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1785-1865
  • Call Number: HIL-MIC AI21 .R56 1978
  • Title: People Places Things in New Brunswick: An Index to The Royal Gazette
  • Author: Grant, B.J.
  • Period of Coverage: 1784-1809
  • Titles Indexed: Royal St. John's Gazette, and Nova Scotia Intelligencer, New Brunswick Gazette and General Advertiser, Royal Gazette and the New Brunswick Advertiser
  • Call Number: HIL-REF/HIL-MICGD FC2471 .G72 1990
  • Note: Arranged by newspaper title, then very specific subjects within each with a brief abstract. Because the Royal Gazette was published at Saint John before 1815, local reportage before then heavily favours southern NB.
Shediac
  • Title: Inventaire du Moniteur Acadien
  • Author: Leblanc, Ronald
  • Period of Coverage: 1867-1926.
  • Call Number: MIL-MICGD/HIL-REF AI21 .M65 L42 1970
  • Note: Selective subject index of articles of Acadian interest, includes title and date of article
St. George Parish
  • Title: Vital Records from 'Journal Through Time'
  • Period of Coverage: 1866 – 1925
  • Titles Indexed: Saint Croix Courier
  • Location: NB Gen Links website
  • Note: Includes transcription
Tracadie
  • Title: "Le Reflet de Nord" ; "L'Analyste" ; "Le Journal Acadien" ; "Le Pari": Inventaire.
  • Author: DeGrâce, Eloi.
  • Period of Coverage: 1969-1972
  • Call Number: HIL-SPECAR AI21 .R4 1975
  • Note: Alphabetical subject index
Woodstock
  • Title: A Nominal Index to: The [Woodstock] Times ( 2 Feb., 1839-13 June, 1840) and The [Woodstock] Reformer (3 June, 1853)
  • Author: Bell, D.G.
  • Period of Coverage: 1840; 1853
  • Titles Indexed: The Times, specifically - 1839 Feb 2, Ap 13, July 27-1840 June 13, 1840 Jan 11, Mar 21, Ap 4; The Reformer, and Woodstock Journal 1856-61
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD PN4919 .W66 B34 1981
  • Location: Woodstock Journal, from the Carleton County GenWeb site
  • Notes: Nominal Indexes with a very brief note for each entry
  • Title: Carleton Sentinel, July 1867-Dec. 1870 : Births, Marriages, Deaths
  • Author: Kimball, Carroll
  • Period of Coverage: July 1867-Dec.1870
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD CS88 .W66 K55
  • Location: Carleton County GenWeb site
  • Note: Nominal Index with one word notes about each person, for example, married, died (+ age sometimes), father, mother, husband, daughter; also includes Free Baptist Church as an index term; very few birth notices
  • Title: Carleton Sentinel, Index
  • Author: University of New Brunswick Library
  • Period of Coverage: 1849-1867
  • Call Number: HIL-MIC AN .C29
  • Title: The Dispatch, 1910
  • Period of Coverage: 1910
  • Location: Carleton County GenWeb site
  • Note: Proper Name Index, includes a word description
 
  • Title: The Press Index, 1883 -1937
  • Period of Coverage: 1883, 1885-1899, 1901-1937
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD AN. W66
  • Location: Carleton County GenWeb site, 1883, 1885-6, '88-90, 1904-8, 1914, 1918, 1920-21, 1923-4
  • Note: Proper name index mostly, includes people, places, companies, societies, buildings; some subjects are included, for example, fire, murder/train robbery, polo/small pox, railway, school, theatre, steamer; chronologically arranged and very brief notes about each entry added.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

General Indexes
  • Title: Vital Statistics and Items from Newspapers of Newfoundland
  • Author: Howard, Mildred
  • Period of Coverage: 1831-1872
  • Titles Indexed: Times; Royal Gazette; Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser; Weekly Herald & Conception Bay Advertiser; Harbor Grace Weekly and Conception Bay Advertiser; The Newfoundlander
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD CS88 .N5 V57 1983
  • Notes: Arranged by newspaper 1st, then in categories: births, deaths, marriages, miscellaneous; articles are transcribed; both an index to surnames and ships at the end.

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Nova Scotia

General Indexes
  • Title: Deaths, burials, and probate of Nova Scotians, 1800 – 1850, from primary sources.
  • Author: Marble, Allan.
  • Period of Coverage: 1800-1850
  • Titles Indexed: Halifax: Acadian, Acadian and General Advertiser, Acadian Recorder, Acadian Telegraph, Advertiser and Business Directory, Baptist Missionary Magazine, British Colonist, Bulletin, Christian Herald, Christian Messenger, Christian Record, Church Times, Colonial Pearl, Commercial Advertiser, Cross, Day Star, Free Press, Gridiron, Guardian, Halifax Journal, Halifax Monthly Magazine, Halifax Weekly Mirror, Haligonian and General Advertiser, Irish Volunteer, Mirror, Missionary Register of the Presbyterian Church, Morning Chronicle, Morning Courier : Parliamentary Reporter and Literary Gazette, Morning Herald and Commercial Advertiser, Morning Post, Morning Post and Parliamentary Reporter, Morning Post and Protestant Loyalist, Nova Scotia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser, Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Novascotian, Novator, Olive Branch, Pearl, Philanthropist, Presbyterian Witness, Register, Royal Gazette, Royal Gazette and Nova Scotia Advertiser, Standard and Conservative Advocate, Sun, Temperance Recorder, Times, Times and Courier, Weekly Chronicle, Wesleyan.
    Lunenburg: Colonial Churchman
    North Sydney: The Times and Cape Breton Spectator
    Pictou: Colonial Patriot, Eastern Chronicle, Mechanic and Farmer, Pictou Observer and Eastern Advertiser, Presbyterian Banner, The Bee
    Sydney: Cape Breton Advocate, Cape Breton News, Cape Breton Spectator, Commercial Herald, The Cape Bretonian and General Reporter, The Spirit of the Times
    Windsor: Hants' and Kings' County Gazette
    Yarmouth: Yarmouth Conservative, Yarmouth Courier and Colonial Farmer, Yarmouth Herald and Western Advertiser, Yarmouth Morning Courier, Yarmouth Telegraph, Yarmouth Temperance Gazette
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL L588 .N69 M372 1999
  • Notes: Arranged by surname; Data includes – Name, Date, Place, Age, Kin, Source and Addendum (a very brief note about the person, for example, child, cholera, sail maker, Poor Asylum).
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  • Author: Punch, Terrence M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1769-1812.
  • Titles Indexed: Free Press; The Halifax Journal; The Nova Scotia Gazette and The Weekly Chronicle; The Nova-Scotia Magazine: and Comprehensive Review of Literature, Politics and News; The Nova-Scotia Packet and the General Advertiser; Nova Scotia Royal Gazette; The Novator: and Nova Scotia Literary Gazette; The Port-Roseway Gazetteer, and the Shelburne Advertiser; Royal Gazette and New Brunswick Advertiser; The Royal Gazette and the Nova Scotia Advertiser; The Weekly Chronicle
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL CS88 .N6 N678 1981
  • Note: Arranged chronologically
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  • Author: Punch, Terrence M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1813-1822.
  • Titles Indexed: Acadian Recorder; Halifax Journal; Nova Scotia Royal Gazette; and Weekly Chronicle
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL CS88.N6 N679 1978
  • Notes: Arranged chronologically, abstract for each item included
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers
  • Author: Holder, Jean M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1823-1828.
  • Titles Indexed: Acadian Recorder; Free Press; Halifax Journal; Nova Scotia Royal Gazette; Nova Scotian; Philanthropist; and Weekly Chronicle
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL CS88 .N6 N68 1980
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  • Author: Holder, Jean M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1829-1834.
  • Titles Indexed: Acadian; Acadian Recorder; Free Press; Nova Scotian; Nova Scotia Royal Gazette; The Times
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL CS88 .N6 N682 1982
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  • Author: Holder, Jean M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1835-1839
  • Titles Indexed: Acadian Recorder; Halifax Journal; Halifax Pearl; Nova Scotia Royal Gazettte; Times
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL CS88 .N6 N683 1984
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  • Author: Holder, Jean M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1840-1843.
  • Titles Indexed: Acadian Recorder; Christian Messenger; Colonial Pearl; Halifax Journal; Halifax Morning Post; Morning Herald; Novascotian; Nova Scotia Royal Gazette; Royal Gazette; Times
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL CS88 .N6 N684 1985
  • Title: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  • Author: Holder, Jean M.
  • Period of Coverage: 1844-1847.
  • Titles Indexed: Acadian Recorder; Halifax Journal; Halifax Morning Post; Morning Chronicle; Morning Herald; Novascotian; Royal Gazette; Sun; Standard and Conservative Advocate; Times
  • Call Number: HIL-MCGDL CS88 .N6 N685 1986
  • Title: The Presbyterian Witness and Evangelical Advocate, Vital Statistics
  • Author: McCormick, James A.
  • Period of Coverage: 1848-1887, 1888-1908
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD CS88 .N6 M346 & CS88 .N6 M347
  • Note: Arranged alphabetically by surname; newspaper abstract included; information not limited to this denomination; entries for NB also found within
Digby
  • Title: Surname Index to the Digby Courier
  • Author: Marshall, Luella
  • Period of Coverage: 3 vols. - 1917
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD AN .D52
Halifax
  • Title: Canadian Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1993-1999
  • Titles Indexed: Chronicle-Herald
  • Call Number: HIL-REFAB AI3 .C2334
  • Title: Canadian News Facts: The Indexed Digest of Canadian Current Events
  • Period of Coverage: 1967-2001
  • Titles Indexed: Chronicle Herald
  • Call Number: HIL-REF FC1 .C366
  • Title: Canadian News Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1980-1992
  • Titles Indexed: Chronicle-Herald
  • Call Number: HIL-REFAB AI3 .C238
  • Title: Canadian Newspaper Index
  • Period of Coverage: 1977-1979
  • Titles Indexed: Chronicle-Herald
  • Call Number: HIL-REFAB AI3 .238
  • Title: New Brunswick Vital Statistics from Newspapers
  • Period of Coverage: 1784-1895
  • Titles Indexed: Includes - Acadian Recorder, British Colonist, Halifax Journal, Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Novascotian
  • Location: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick website
Pictou
  • Title: Vital Statistics from the Colonial Patriot (Pictou) Dec 1827- May 1834
  • Author: MacPherson, Roger
  • Period of Coverage: Dec 1827 – May 1834
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGDL FC2345 .P53 M3 2001
Sydney
  • Title: Up Country Cape Breton: An Index to Events in Rural Cape Breton as Reported by "The Sydney Record."
  • Author: Williams, Fred.
  • Period of Coverage: 1900-1930
  • Call Number: HIL-REF AI21 .S92 W54 1995
  • Note: References a variety of topics including obituaries and weddings. Arranged chronologically. Provides name and subject indexes.

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Prince Edward Island

Tignish
  • Title: Inventaire de l'Impartial
  • Author: LeBlanc, Gabrielle
  • Period of Coverage: 1893-1915
  • Call Number: HIL-MICGD AI21 .I4 1980
  • Note: Subject index.

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