Check microfilm at University of Calgary Library on third floor microfilm
area. They have the Montréal Gazette from 1785 forward. Call
Number AN5.M6. The newspaper started in 1778. I am sure they have close to
complete collection on microfilm but it is not indexed. I used other indexes to
find articles in this publication as well as checking by date for events. I was
able to determine names of next of kin through this source but finding current
addresses was still a chore. I wrote to everyone of that surname in Montreal to
find relatives. So that is another source you might try - i.e. Internet
online version of the Montréal Gazette - for which you need a
paid subscription or which you may use at UofC (not sure if you have to have a
library card - I have one as an alumnus but can't remember if I needed it for
logon) - only goes back to 1985.
looks like simian search as one of my employees used to call it - rather than
Internet search. I will check my other sources to see if I can find the obits
section anywhere. I know some were extracted for "Storied People of Quebec"
but not sure if your subject would be in that publication. One person I traced
served in both World Wars and received medals in each. Served in WWII with his
son. Their stories hit the newspapers big time during the war but were not
included in the "Storied People of Quebec".
relatives in Montreal are either overseas or very busy right now so they have
not been able to check for you locally so far. I will see what else I can dig up
to help you in the meantime.
Does any one know if the either the Montreal
Gazette or le Devoir have an on-line archive?
I am searching for the obituary for a Thomas
Midgley who resided in Montreal, enlisted and served in WW1, and died Nov 4,
1946. I am hoping by finding his obit that I can start to trace his next
All I can seem to find right now it the
current newspaper, but they do not seem to archive back more than 2
Or if people know of other sources I may be of
use, I will go that route.