Quebec Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Quebec is one of the Canadian provinces that does have a single central online repository for searching historical newspapers. Also, there are hundreds of free publications available on other sites and there are 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 Quebec 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 October 2023; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Provincewide Collections:

Bibliotheque et Archives Nationales du Quebec – Newspapers


Google News Archive

French-Canadian Newspapers, 1808-1919 – Mostly single page per publication; mostly Quebec 

Student Collections:

Bishop’s University – Sherbrooke

Concordia University – Montreal

Dawson College – Montreal

École polytechnique de Montréal – Montreal

John Abbott College –  Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 

McGill University – Montreal

Université Laval – Quebec City

Université de Montréal – Montreal

Université du Québec – Montreal

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi – Saguenay

Université de Sherbrooke – Sherbrooke

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historical newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.​​

Other Free Sites:






Subscription or Pay Sites:

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

Paper of Record:

There are currently 12 publications available at this site. See the titles at Paper of Record – Quebec

​​And Finally:

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.

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

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For all Free Quebec Links, click on the category of interest:

BMD Records

One reply on “Quebec Online Historical Newspapers Summary”

Your Website has no copies of the Waterloo Advertiser for 1889.
My great grand father Sylvester Jackson Allen died in August 1889 in West Bolton, Bolton Township, Brome County.
In about 1985 I was in the Waterloo Public Library and read his obituary in the August 1889 Waterloo Advertiser – I can’t remember the format.
I visited the Library again in about 2005 but they had no copy any more.
It must be somewhere – can you find it.
Frank Allen.

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