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Microfilm Collections

5 Middlesex County Libraries have digital microfilm readers and collections of local materials on microfilm. Please note that a time limit may be enforced by staff in order to ensure all researchers have access to needed materials and equipment.

If visiting from out of the area, it is suggested that you contact the library directly to make arrangements prior to your visit. Contact information for all branches can be found on our Locations page

A microfilm reader

Strathroy Library

Microfilmed newspapers in the Strathroy collection include (some years may be incomplete): "Strathroy Age" (1870-2020), "Glencoe Transcript” (now the “The Gazette Transcript & Free Press") (1893-2017), "Dorchester Signpost" (1959-2015), "Lambeth News-Star" (1963-1990), "South Middlesex News" (1963-1965), "Mount Brydges and South Middlesex - The News" (1975-1977), "Lucan Towne Crier" (1983-1988), "Parkhill Gazette" (now the “The Gazette Transcript & Free Press") (1873-2017), "Nissouri Nudger" (1910-1914), "North Middlesex Review" (1867-1869), "St. Mary's Weekly Argus" (1867), "St. Mary and North Middlesex Argus & Review" (1870), "St. Mary's and North Middlesex Argus & Review" (1870-1873), "St. Mary's Argus and County of Perth" (1873-1874), The North Middlesex Village News (1995-1996).

Other microfilmed materials in the Strathroy Collection include: Census records, Tweedsmuir histories, Ontario Vital Statistics (index to Ontario births, marriages and deaths), and Ontario Land Record index.

Dorchester Library

The Dorchester microfilm collection includes (some years many be incomplete): "The (Dorchester) Signpost” (1959-2015), “Nissouri Nudger” (1910-1914).

Lucan Library

The Lucan microfilm collection includes (some years many be incomplete): “Ailsa Craig Banner -- Ailsa Craig Times -- Lucan Enterprise -- Lucan Record -- Lucan Sun -- Lucan Shamrock” (1895-1965), The North Middlesex Village News (1995-1996), Donnelly Collection: Legal Papers; Miscellaneous Legal Papers; Accounts & Receipts, etc.

Parkhill Library

The Parkhill microfilm collection includes (some years many be incomplete): "Parkhill Gazette" (now the “The Gazette Transcript & Free Press") (1893-2017), "North Middlesex Review" (1867-1869), "St. Mary's Weekly Argus" (1867), "St. Mary and North Middlesex Argus & Review" (1870), "St. Mary's and North Middlesex Argus & Review" (1870-1873), "St. Mary's Argus and County of Perth" (1873-1874), The North Middlesex Village News (1995-1996).

Glencoe Library

The Glencoe microfilm collection includes (some years many be incomplete):  "Glencoe Transcript" (1873- August 2015) and "The Gazette Transcript & Free Press" (September 2015 - December 2017).