New Brunswick Online Historical Newspapers Summary

New Brunswick is one of the Canadian provinces that does not have a single central online repository for searching historical newspapers. However, there are several good size collections of historical newspapers. Also, there are quite a few free publications available on other sites and there are small collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 
So go for it – find your New Brunswick ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 
(Updated July 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Provincewide Collections:

New Brunswick Irish Newspapers

Google News Archive

UNB Libraries – New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics 

Student Collections:

University of New Brunswick – Fredericton

Mount Allison University – Sackville

Saint John High School – Saint John

St. Thomas University – Fredericton

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Canadiana Online

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There is currently 1 publication available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – New Brunswick Newspapers

Paper of Record:

There are currently 5 publications available at this site. See the titles at Paper of Record – New Brunswick

And Finally:

You might want to check out the New Brunswick Newspaper Directory from the Provincial Archives site from time to time to see what is available online or otherwise. They have a very nice search engine that displays where each newspaper is held within the province and in what format.

Please note – even more may be available via a local or provincial library where a library card is required.  And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free New Brunswick Links, click on the category of interest:

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3 Comments

  1. Looking for 1797 issue of The Union Advocate, published in Newcastle, NB. A copy was found (used fro wallpaper) lining the wall inside a kitchen cabinet in The Aaron Hovey house in Ludlow, NB. Sadly it disappeared.
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