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Globe and Mail – Proquest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail is the digitized full-image archive of The Globe and Mail newspaper dating back to when it was founded by George Brown in 1844 as The Globe. It offers a wealth of historical resources through over 150 years of day-to-day history. Coverage of issues from early life in Canada West (formerly Upper Canada), Confederation, through the World Wars, major conflicts, first flight of man, and the sinking of great ships are all detailed and covered.

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Good to Know


  • The content includes every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified advertisement, political cartoon, birth, marriage and death notices and letters to the editor from The Globe and Mail.
  • Exact replica of the paper from the day it was printed.
  • Coverage from 1844 – 2018.
  • Great tool for genealogical or historical research.



Getting Started


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Using a Computer


Search Help


You can use the search bar to look for a person, place or event.  Using the advanced search feature will help narrow or expand your search. 

We recommend that you start with a broader search then attempt to narrow it down.

Think about the types of things you’ll find in newspapers: obituaries, engagement/wedding announcements, birth announcements, along with news articles about family members. 

You may want to think about what the subject of your search would have been called at the time it occurred for example, World War 1 would be called the Great War or you could search using a date limiter.

Once you start your search, you can select limiters along the left hand side such as date and full text.



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