A Present from the Past - Newspapers

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The Chronicle Newspaper

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While some online tools exist for searching Kingston-Frontenac newspapers, there are still many newspaper issues that have not yet been digitized or indexed. In those that have been scanned, the optical character recognition is often poor because the quality of the original texts was faded, blurred or distorted. For that reason, it is best to browse the online issues as you would a microfilm reel. Do not rely on the search function, as it will miss many instances of your search term(s). The links below will help you to find browsable newspapers online, and those that are available in print or on microfilm.


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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

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]