Links to Alberta Newspapers
Edmonton Journal Obituaries
The Edmonton Journal obituaries database was compiled by several dedicated staff members of the Milner Information Services, Edmonton Public Library from the 1980's to 2012. This webpage not only has a database from 1950 to 1982, but lists a variety of resources for other years for researchers to use.
Alberta Newspapers, 1880-1982: An Historical Directory
Featured on the Our Roots website, Gloria M. Strathern's exhaustive historical directory makes it possible for the researcher to review the role of the press and locate home town Alberta newspapers on microfilm or in hard copy. Electronic copy currently unavailable. Gloria M. Strathern. Alberta newspapers, 1880-1982: an historical directory. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1988
Legislative Assembly of Alberta – Library
Looking for a comprehensive Alberta newspaper collection? The Legislature Library has served the information needs since the provinces inception in 1906. Although its primary clientele are Members of the Legislative Assembly, its resources are available to the general public.
Early Alberta Newspapers
Formerly know as Our Future, Our Past, if you have Alberta ancestors, then you'll want to check out the Early Alberta Newspapers. This collection was originally made available as part of Our Future, Our Past: Alberta Heritage Digitization Project which ran from 1999 to 2010, digitizing various media relating to Alberta's history and culture. It contains daily and weekly newspapers covering most of early Alberta, 1885 to 1950. Currently, the collection is organized by place and date. This is a ongoing project developed by the University of Calgary Press in partnership with several other Alberta museums, archives, educational networks and universities.These collections migrated to a new platform and are now hosted by the University of Calgary. If you need any help searching our new platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peel's Prairie Provinces
Peel's Prairie Provinces is a digital resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types exploring western Canadian history. Small town and major centre newspapers are digitally featured online for Western Canadian provinces.
Provincial Archives of Alberta
The provincial archives has an extensive collection of Alberta community daily and weekly newspapers on microfilm. A digital scanner and microfilm machines are provided. The extent of the holdings covers approximately seventy communities throughout Alberta. Located in southeast Edmonton, the archives is nestled on the corner of 8555 Roper Road and 86th Street. Free parking, and coffee area available.
University of Alberta
Historical newspaper collections of local Alberta and larger Canadian cities, such as the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, etc. can be found available on microfilm at the University of Alberta, Rutherford Library North, 2nd Flr. Digital scanners are available. Bring your thumb drive.
The Alberta Library (TAL)
Many large and small public libraries throughout Alberta are tied to The Alberta Library system. Here researchers can search for a newspaper within local library collections or request microfilm on a interlibrary loan basis.
Wainwright Star Chronicle, 1908 - 1950
Peel's Prairie Provinces website have digitized from 1908 to 1950. Keyword searchable. The weekly Wainwright Star began in 1908 with James Hossack Woods as owner, and H.E. Cummer, Editor. There were several owners and editors thereafter. The Star amalgamated with Chauvin Chronicle in January 1949 to form the Star Chronicle published by Leonard D'Albertanson, Jr. and sold in 1970.
Wainwright Public Library
has recently digitized 100 years of the Wainwright Star Chronicle. The database is now available free, being keyword searchable, with date filters by ArcaSearch.