Newspapers & Periodicals

Newspapers

Local newspapers contain obituary notices, and are a good source of information about past and current events.

The Local History Room at Central Library has microfilm copies of newspapers from Halifax and Dartmouth. 

Halifax newspapers

  • Halifax Herald/Chronicle Herald: January, 1880 - present
  • Evening Star/Mail Star: January 1894 - February 2004
  • Daily News: 1980 - 2008

Dartmouth newspapers

  • Atlantic Weekly: 1893 - 1900
  • Dartmouth Free Press: 1954 - 1982
  • Dartmouth Patriot: 1901 - 1916; October 1992 - December 1993
  • Dartmouth This Week: 1983 - 1987
  • Dartmouth Times: August 1883 - November 1884
  • Mirror: December 1881 - April 1882

Don't forget to check the Obituary Index for the Chronicle Herald/Mail Star from 1961 - present.

Periodicals

Journals, magazines, and newsletters are a great source of current historical research. For example:

You can try online databases such as the ProQuest can or visit us at Central Library to search our in-house newspaper database, Eureka.cc.

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