So go for it - find your Nova Scotia ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated July, 2018; recently added links are in BOLD)
Nova Scotia Historical Newspaper Project
- The Nova Scotia Gleaner (Sydney), 1929
- Billa Na Queg / A New Day (Eskasoni), 1964
- Micmac News (Membertou), 1965-1992
Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers
- Nova Scotia Chronicle and Weekly Advertiser (Halifax), 1769-1770
- The Royal American Gazette (Shelburne), 1785
- The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and the Shelburne Advertiser, 1785
- The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser (Shelburne), 1786-1787
- Acadian Recorder (Halifax), 1813-1853
- Liverpool Transcript , 1854-1867
- The Bee (Pictou), 1835-1838
- The Atlantic Advocate (Halifax), 1915 and 1917
- An Solus Iùil - Guiding Light (Sydney), 1925-1927
- Fear na Céilidh - The Visitor (Sydney), 1928-1930
- Mosgladh - Awakening (Sydney), 1922, 1923 and 1928-1933
- Teachdaire nan Gàidheal - Then Messenger of the Gaels (Sydney), 1924-1929 and 1932-1934
- The Tiny Tattler (Central Grove, Digby Neck), 1933-1936 and 1938
- Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Meteghan River), 1937-2002
- The Clarion
- The 4th Estate (Halifax), 1969-1977
St. Francis Xavier Digital Collections
- Am Bràighe – Higher Ground (Mabou), 1993-2003
- An Cuairtear Òg Gaelach – The Gaelic Tourist (Antigonish), 1851-1852
- Guysborough Journal, 1994-1995
Acadia University - Wolfville Saint Mary's University - Halifax
For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.
Other Free Sites:
- Acadian Recorder
- British Colonist
- Halifax Citizen
- Halifax Gazette
- Halifax Morning Sun
- Morning Journal
- Royal Gazette
- The Church Guardian
- The Citizen
- The Maritime Grocer and Commercial Review
- The Maritime Merchant
- The Maritime Merchant and Commercial Review
- The Novascotian
- The Wesleyan
- Unionist and Halifax Journal
Subscription or Pay Sites:
There is currently 1 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry - Nova Scotia Newspapers
Paper of Record:
There are currently 4 publications available at this site. See the titles at Paper of Record - Nova Scotia
You might want to check out the Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers site from time to time to see what is available online or otherwise.
Please note - even more may be available via a local or provincial library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.
Good luck and happy hunting!
For more links for different states, provinces, and countries - please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.