Click the Logo at left and enjoy a walk through history. The Canadian Gleaner has been continuously published since its first issue, September 18th, 1863. Robert Sellar, the founder and publisher of this newspaper, is well known to the genealogical community as the author of the The History of the County of Huntingdon and the Seigniories of Chateauguay & Beauharnois. This newspaper's current incarnation proudly displays The Huntingdon Gleaner on its masthead.
Our Digital Library
Join your great-grandparents as they sit down to discus the local news. Pick a week, we have them all* between 1863 and 1983. See Burt's Index (below) for more recent personal extracts, up to 2008. Copies are available of single pages or individual issues.
Need a useful Index?
Burt Lang's work-in-progress: An index of the/le Gleaner, La Source and other personal references from 1984 to 2008, complete with images of the original material. Goes beyond the ads to include news reports of residents.
Check out Bill Henderson's transcription of 1863 - 1951 birth, marriage & death notices in the Gleaner, on the Huntingdon county GenWeb site. News and editorial references to interesting life events are not indexed, but we can usually find these by date.
* Some pages and some entire issues escaped microfilming and to the best of our knowledge they are lost beyond recovery.