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Our indexing project is now reduntant, as the Clarington Library and Museum have joined in a re-digitizing project of all available paper copies of old local newspapers, open to all who visit the web link... https://vitacollections.ca/claringtonnews/search

The information below, related to our original project, has been retained for reference.

Indexed issues:

Jan. 11, 1934

Jan. 18, 1934

Jan. 25, 1934

Use the FIND button in your browser to search inside the lists below.
These lists are very long; if you need a printout of a small group of names, copy and paste to a word processor and then print.


Click on a letter to see a list of names mentioned in the Statesman beginning with that letter.

About the Bowmanville Canadian Statesman Newspaper Indexing Project

The Canadian Statesman first started publication in Bowmanville in 1837, and has been bringing local news to the people of Darlington and Clark townships (now the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario, Canada) ever since. For over 100 years it has been published by the James family. It is now owned by the Metroland newspaper chain, which merged in 1998 and discontinued publication in December 2008.

As part of a 1967 centennial project coordinated by the Bowmanville Public Library, the issues up to 1925 were microfilmed and indexed. The index is available on microfiche from the Clarington Public Library, 163 Church Street, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1T7, for $10.00CAN plus shipping.

The Whitby-Oshawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has taken on the task of microfilming and indexing the issues after 1925. The indexing has been going on for years, and it is not practical to publish paper copies until a substantial number of years have been completed. In the meantime, we will be posting new names as the indexing continues. [The Clarke/Bowmanville Museum and Archives not longer permits the branch to microfilm the Statesman.]

In most cases the description following the name contains all of the relevant information. In some cases, such as descriptions of weddings and funerals, obituaries, etc., there may be more relatives mentioned than would fit in the database field. If you wish to obtain the original newspaper article, you can see it on microfilm at the Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch. In addition to a set of newspapers from 1982 to present, their set of Statesman microfilms range from 1867 to 1965. The Clarke/Bowmanville Museum and Archives now retains all hard copies of this newspaper, although the Clarington Public Library also retains copies from the mid 1970s to today.

The Clarington Public Library also carries microfilm for other local newspapers: BowmanvilleNews(1901-1918), Bowmanville Observer (1868-1884), Bowmanville Star (1855), Bowmanville Sun (1883-1890), Bowmanville Merchant (1869-1876), Orono News(1896, 1899-1935), Orono Weekly Times(1940-1942), West Durham News (1879-1901), Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History. Other microfilm includes: Assessment and Census Rolls, Assessment and Collectors Rolls, Canada West Census (1842, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901), Marriage Registers, Municipal Registers, Village of Newcastel Minutes (1884-1982), Town of Bowmanville Minutes (1853-1952).

If you can't conveniently get to the library, send $3.00 Canadian for each item that you want photocopied to our branch mail box; one of our members will photocopy and send the articles to you. If you wish your copies sent to a U. S. address, send U. S. funds. For mailing to other countries, please include an international reply coupon.


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