Showing posts with label Toronto Star. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toronto Star. Show all posts

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Toronto Star Obituaries 1999 - April 2000, February 2001

The obituaries from the Toronto Star have recently been updated on

Over 17,000 images have been added to the database, and the database contains more than 98,500 names

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Canadian Museum of History

Monday I wrote about the pending announcement about the renaming and rebranding of the Museum of Civilization, and as luck would have it – the announcement was made yesterday!

The Museum of Civilization will be renamed The Canadian Museum of History, and Toronto Star reporter, Susan Delacourt of the Ottawa Bureau, among others, covered the story in the

The Museum of Civilization has background on the story, The Canadian Museum of History at a Glance, at their website at

Sunday, November 30, 2008 sold to Google

This fall, a Canadian company named PaperofRecord <> was sold to Google.

The original owner of the site, R.J. Huggins, started the business in 1999 (it as known then as Cold North Wind) and started with the Toronto Star. He scanned the whole paper from 1892 to present, so if you want to read this particular newspaper, be sure to register (it's free), and go to the page that the company digitized. PaperofRecord has also digitized other papers.

When I heard the news, I went on the site to search the papers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and I found the papers and the name that I was looking for - but the name was a name used for a particular wool in advertisements - so it was for naught. But I searched each and every page - so make sure you do the same or else you may have missed the name.

On most pages, the name you are looking for is highlighted in yellow, so it is easy to find.

The collection is made up of over 50 Canadian newspapers and 21-million images.

This is Google's first adventure into Canadian genealogy.