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Canadian: Newspaper Records
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Newspapers are an important source of genealogical information, not only hard date and place information, but also background material which will add to the interest of your family history. This information may also supply hints which will lead to other resources.

The purpose of this course is to examine:
- the historical development of newspapers
- the kinds of information we can find in newspapers
- how to interpret the data we find
- how to find the newspaper we need to research
- other serial publications (journals and newsletters) we can use.

COURSE CONTENT

MODULE 1
Introduction to Newspapers in Genealogical Research

  • Vocabulary
  • A Cultural Barrier
  • Use of Newspapers
  • The Newspaper in the Community
  • The Development of Newspapers
  • Newspapers in Canada
  • Which Newspaper?
  • Studying the Newspaper
  • Some Difficulties in Dealing with Newspapers

    Bibliographies of Historical Newspapers
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

    The Names of Newspapers
    Interpreting a Newspaper Bibliography

    MODULE 2
    Births, Marriages & Obituaries
  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths

    MODULE 3
    Social Notes & News Items
  • The British Columbian, New Westminster, 9 May 1861
  • The Edmonton Bulletin, 23 February 1881 (v. 1, no. 13)
  • The Edmonton Bulletin, 30 January 1886 (v. 7, no. 13)
  • The Alberta Star (Cardston, Alberta, 18 April 1908)
  • The Vancouver Province, 25 April 1947

    MODULE 4
    Ethnic & Religious Newspapers
  • Ethnic Newspapers
  • Religious Newspapers
  • Specialised Publications

    MODULE 5
    Finding & Using the Newspaper You Want
    Canada
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut

    Indexes or Abstracts
  • Province-by-Province Sampling of Indexes

    Obtaining & Viewing the Microfilm

    Online Newspaper Resources
  • Canada
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut

    MODULE 6
    Genealogical & Historical Newsletters & Journals
  • Newsletter or Journal?
  • Local History
  • Genealogical Society Publications
  • Persi
  • Historical Publications

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