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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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