Newspapers

Browse All by Date

Generally speaking, historical Kingston-area newspapers fall into three broad date-ranges. There are multiple ways to search each date-range, and each method has its own quirks and challenges.

To learn more about each format, click the links above. To browse a chronological list of all available issues, see the list below. For more information or to ask a question, please contact us.


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1810 - 1825

1819 March – 1825 June  Kingston Chronicle  [microfilm]

  • microfilm was filmed from originals which are badly waterstained, with many issues missing
  • all issues between November 1823 and November 1824 are missing

1810 – 1812 and 1815 – 1818   Kingston Gazette   [print transcriptions]

1819 – 1832   Kingston Chronicle    [print transcriptions]

1820  Kingston Chronicle  [browse online]


1826 – 1850

1819 – 1832   Kingston Chronicle  [print transcriptions]

  • transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths
  • the volume is in the collection of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Kingston Branch)
  • it is called Frontenac Papers – Kingston Chronicle – Jan 1819 – June 1832 
  • view it at KFPL Central Library, GENEAL 929.371371 FRON
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch

1828 May – 1829  Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate [print]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • continued as Canadian Watchman

1830 – 1831  Canadian Watchman   [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • preceded by Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate(see above)
  • continued as Kingston Spectator (see below)  

1830 – 1832  Kingston Chronicle  [browse online]

1832  The Patriot  [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • some issues available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • it continued as the Toronto Patriot

1833 – 1845  Chronicle & Gazette  [browse online]

1834 – 1840 July  Kingston Spectator [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1834 – 1840 July    Kingston Spectator   [print transcriptions]

  • some births, marriages and deaths and a few other items/excerpts from the Kingston Spectator 
  • the volume is a green ring binder in the OGS Kingston Branch collection at KFPL Central Library, shelfmark CE GENEAL 929.371371 Fron
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch

1834 – 1926  British Whig [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • in all cases there are gaps
  • at various times the paper published semi-weekly
  • in some cases the semi-weekly issues and/or the Weekly British Whig are interfiled with the Daily on the same reel

1836 – 1853  Statesman [print]

  • published in Kingston and Brockville
  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University  (view record)

1836 Jan 4 – 1841 Jul 10  Kingston Chronicle & Gazette  [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL Central Library
  • also available on microfilm at Queen’s University (view record)
  • some issues also available in print at Queen’s University (view record)

1842 – 1846   [Kingston] News   [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • Queen’s University (view record)
  • many gaps, especially in 1842 and 1843

1841 – 1851  [Kingston] Herald  [not available in Kingston]

  • not available at KFPL or at Queen’s University
  • microfilm at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa (view record)
  • we regret that we are no longer able to borrow this item for Kingston patrons because LAC has discontinued its interlibrary loans program

1841 – 1845   Kingston Chronicle & Gazette    [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL Central Library
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • issues for Oct, Nov & Dec 1842 are in the wrong order on the reel
  • many gaps, especially in 1844 and 1845

1844  – 1850    British Whig   [microfilm]

  • many gaps
  • 1846 and 1848 are missing
  • issues for 1847 January – 1847 March are on the 1845 reel
  • available on microfilm at KFPL Central Library
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1845    Kingston Chronicle & Gazette    [microfilm]

  • November and December only
  • KFPL Central Library
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1846   Argus   [print transcriptions]

  • print transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, plus a few other items/excerpts from the Argus
  • the volume is a green ring binder in the collection of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Kingston Branch)
  • view it at KFPL Central Library, shelfmark CE GENEAL 929.371371 Fron or contact the OGS Kingston Branch

1849  Daily British Whig  [browse online]

1849 – 1926    Daily British Whig    [print transcriptions]

  • some births, marriages and deaths
  • the volume Frontenac Papers-The Daily British Whig Jan 1849-Dec 1851 is in the collection of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch
  • view it at KFPL Central Library, shelfmark: CE GENEAL 929.371371 Fron
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch

1849 June – 1926   Weekly British Whig     [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

 1851 – 1875

1851 – 1903  Daily News  [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1850 – 1926   Daily British Whig    [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • in all cases there are gaps
  • at various times the paper published semi-weekly or weekly
  • in some cases the semi-weekly or weekly issues are on the same reels with the daily issues

1852 Jan – 1852 Sep    Daily British Whig   [print transcriptions]

  • some print transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, plus a few other items/excerpts
  • it is a green binder in the collection of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Kingston Branch) contains .
  • view at KFPL Central Library, shelfmark CE GENEAL 929.371371 Fron
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch

1849 June – 1926   Weekly British Whig     [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1876 – 1900

1851 – 1903  Daily News  [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1850 – 1926   Daily British Whig    [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • in all cases there are gaps
  • at various times the paper published semi-weekly or weekly
  • in some cases the semi-weekly or weekly issues are on the same reels with the daily issues

1849 June – 1926   Weekly British Whig     [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1901 – 1925

1851 – 1903  Daily News  [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1850 – 1926   Daily British Whig    [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)
  • in all cases there are gaps
  • at various times the paper published semi-weekly or weekly
  • in some cases the semi-weekly or weekly issues are on the same reels with the daily issues

1849 June – 1926   Weekly British Whig     [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1908 – 1926  Daily Standard  [microfilm]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record) 

1908 Aug 13 – most recent 3 months       Kingston Whig-Standard            [microfilm]

  • available on microfilm at KFPL
  • also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1926 – present

Kingston Whig-Standard [microfilm only; no index] - learn more.

1948    Ensign.   [print]

  • a Canadian Catholic newspaper, published in Kingston
  • title varies
  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1971      Insight     [print]

  • an alternative newspaper
  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1973 Nov – 2010 Jan     Kingston This Week      [print]

  • available for in-library consultation at KFPL Central Library
  • it is stored in the basement; please ask at the Information Desk
  • there are a few gaps in the sequence
  • Issues beginning 1979 are also available at Queen’s University (view record)

1973 – 1975   Kingston News.

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1975 – 2007   Kingston Heritage   [print]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1976 Jul – 2009 Aug 27  North Frontenac News  [print]

  • available for in-library consultation at the Central Library
  • it is stored in the basement; please ask at the Information Desk
  • there are a few gaps in the sequence

1977    Various Newspapers   [printed excerpts]

  • Death Notices and Obituaries : Kington and Napanee Papers : 1977. Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch.
  • it is a ring binder in the collection of the OGS Kingston Branch
  • view it at KFPL Central Library GENEAL 929.3713 KING
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch.

1985 – present   Kingston Whig-Standard    [various formats]

  • microfilm arrives about 3 months after the publication date; for more recent issues consult the online versions below OR the print copies
  • issues from 1985 – present are full-text searchable from the Newspapers & Magazines page of the KFPL website; in-library access only, from all of the KFPL library branches except Plevna and Mountain Grove. No images. No off-site access. No birth, marriage or death notices. No advertisements.
  • today plus a 60-day archive is available via PressDisplay from the Newspapers & Magazines page of the KFPL website using the barcode from your KFPL library card; the issues are in pdf format, full-colour, and include all content including paid announcements and advertisements. Keyword-searchable.
  • most-recent three months are available in print. Ask at the Information Desk.
  • see also the Kingston Whig-Standard website

1990 – 1991  North Kingston News    [print]

  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1990 -     Separate Focus      [print]

  • education newspaper for separate schools in Kingston-Frontenac
  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

1994 -  ?  Experience.    [print]

  • community newspaper serving Pittsburgh, Loughborough, Storrington, Howe Island and Wolfe Island townships
  • not available at KFPL
  • available at Queen’s University (view record)

2001    Various Newspapers   [printed excerpts]

  • Death Notices and Obituaries : Kington and Napanee Papers : 2001. Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch.
  • it is a ring binder in the collection of the OGS Kingston Branch
  • view it at KFPL Central Library GENEAL 929.3713 KING
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch.

2002    Various Newspapers   [printed excerpts]

  • Death Notices and Obituaries : Kington and Napanee Papers : 2002. Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch.
  • it is a ring binder in the collection of the OGS Kingston Branch
  • view it at KFPL Central Library GENEAL 929.3713 KING
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch.

2002 Feb – 2007 May 15            Frontenac Gazette        [print]

  • available for in-library consultation at KFPL Central Library
  • it is stored in the basement; please ask at the Information Desk
  • there are a few gaps in the sequence

2003    Various Newspapers   [printed excerpts]

  • Death Notices and Obituaries : Kington and Napanee Papers : 2003. Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch.
  • it is a ring binder in the collection of the OGS Kingston Branch
  • view it at KFPL Central Library GENEAL 929.3713 KING
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch.

2004    Various Newspapers   [printed excerpts]

  • Death Notices and Obituaries : Kington and Napanee Papers : 2004. Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch.
  • it is a ring binder in the collection of the OGS Kingston Branch
  • view it at KFPL Central Library GENEAL 929.3713 KING
  • or contact the OGS Kingston Branch.

2007 – present   Kingston This Week   [online]