Newspapers

This list is by no means a complete list of the newspapers, present and past, which have been published in Wellington County.  It is an attempt to provide a list of those newspapers that are available for searching either through microfilm or online as listed below.  Please be aware that while we have indicated the years available, as of May 2017, at each facility there will be gaps and missing issues. If you are planning a trip to one of these facilities to look for a specific issue, you would be advised to check ahead of time to ensure they have it.

Don’t forget that a library near you may have a subscription to ProQuest, or other online program, that will allow you to search newspapers, and may, in fact, offer some of the following newspapers. While we have provided links to the relevant repositories, this does not imply that the particular newspaper resource is available online at that facility.

Arthur Enterprise News
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1896, 1899, 1902-Present
Clifford Advance
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1889-1891
Clifford Arrow
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1879-1880
Clifford Cliffhanger
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1987-1989
Clifford Express
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1895-1927
Clifford News
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1990-1998
Drayton Advocate
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1892-1893, 1897-1963
Drayton Community News
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1974-Present
Drayton Times
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: April 10, 1888
Drayton News Era
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: April 26, 1883
Dufferin Advertiser
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 10 May 1888, 22 December 1892, 9 July 1896
Dufferin Post
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1895-1924 (Sporadic Issues)
Dufferin Times
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 5 August, 1937
Dundalk Herald
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Unspecified
    Available dates: 3 May 1878, 1904-2017
Elora Backwoodsman
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1852-1858
Elora Express
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1871-1887, 1892-1900
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1881-1887, 1892, 1895-May 1972
Elora Express & County of Wellington Advertiser
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1871 Incomplete
Elora News
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1872-1874
Elora Observer
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1852-1877
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1858-1859, 1861-1868
Elora Observer & Fergus & Salem Chronicle
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1871-1874
Elora Observer & Guelph & Fergus Chronicle
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1871-1877
Elora Sentinel (see also: Fergus Thistle)
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1990-1995
Eramosa Community News
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1986-1990 Incomplete
Erin Advocate
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1880’s, 1909-1931, 1934-1954, 1974-1979, 1981-1984, 1986-present
Fergus British Constitution
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1857-1866
Fergus Canadian
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1900-1903
Fergus Elora News Express
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1972-Present
Fergus Freeholder
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1854-1857
Fergus News-Record
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1867-1921, 1923-1972
Fergus Thistle (see Elora Sentinel)
Globe (Toronto)
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online
    Available dates: 1844-1936
Globe and Mail (Toronto)
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Online
    Available dates:
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online
    Available dates:
Grand Valley Star
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1899, 1900, 1944
Grand Valley Star & Vidette
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1900-1908, 1911, 1916-1996
Grand Valley Vidette
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1899, 1900, 1901
Guelph Advertiser & General Intelligencer
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1847-1856
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1855-1861
Tri-weekly Guelph Advertiser
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media:
    Available dates: 1855
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1854-1856
Guelph & Galt Advertiser & Wellington District Advocate
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Unspecified
    Available dates: 1897-1898
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1847-1855
Guelph Daily Mercury
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online
    Available dates: 1847-2016, 1960-1999 (negatives and prints of photographs)
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1930-1946 1954-1957 1958-1959 1963-1967
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates:
Guelph Evening Mercury
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online
    Available dates: 1847-2016, 1960-1999 (negatives and prints of photographs)
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1876-1897
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: Jan. 8, 1864, July 20, 1867-Aug 25, 1871, 1926 Centennial Issue
Guelph Guardian
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Online
    Available dates: 1959-1966
Guelph Herald & Wellington District Advertiser
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Online
    Available dates: 1842-1910
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: February 19, 1842
Guelph Life
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Online
    Available dates: 1975-1977
Guelph Mercury
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online
    Available dates: 1847-2016, 1960-1999 (negatives and prints of photographs)
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1864-1929?, 1947-1954, 1957-1958, 1959-1963
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1847-1909
Guelph Tribune / Guelph Mercury Tribune
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online
    Available dates: 1987-2003, 1987-2003 (negatives and prints of photographs)
Guelph Weekly Herald
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1850-1899
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1850-1899
Guelph Weekly Mercury & Advertiser
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1864-1917, 1931
Harriston Review
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: December 11 1913, 1974-2000
Harriston Tribune
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: April 2, 1891
Harriston Tribune, Huron & Perth General Advertiser
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: June 7, 1877, February 16, 1882
Hillsburgh The Beaver
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1881-1912
Lightning Express: Elora, Douglas & Arthur Chronicle
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1872 Incomplete
Lightning Express: Elora, Salem & Fergus Chronicle
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1875-1880 Incomplete
Minto Express (Harriston/Palmerston)
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: June 2000 - Present
Mount Forest Confederate
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1870-1884, 1892-1893, 1896-1918, 1920, 1923-1935, 1937-1953, 1955-1962, 1964-present
Mount Forest Index
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: October 1885 to October 1886
Mount Forest Representative
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1885-1891, 1893-1923
News Express (Fergus)
Orangeville Advertiser
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 5 April 1877 and 3 May 1878
Orangeville Banner
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1906 Onward
Orangeville Citizen
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1916-2017
Orangeville Economist
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1882-1928
Orangeville Sun
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1861-1933
Palmerston Observer
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1933-1936, 1938-1939, 1941-1948, Jan-Apr 14, 1949, 1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1970, 1974-2000
Palmerston Telegraph
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: June 9, 1892
Puslinch Pioneer
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Print
    Available dates: July 1976 - 2016 (Coming)
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1976-Present
Rockwood Community News
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1948-1953
Royal Tribune (See Guelph Tribune)
Shelburne Free Press
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1874-1928, 2014-2017
Shelburne Free Press and Economist (Merger)
  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm, Online, Print
    Available dates: 1928-2013
Toronto Star
  • Guelph Public Library (Website)
    Media: Online
    Available dates:
  • MacLaughlin Library, University of Guelph (Website)
    Media: Online
    Available dates: 1985-Present
Wellington Advertiser
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives (Website)
    Media: Microfilm
    Available dates: 1986-Present