Digital Services

Let’s Get Digital: researching with microfilm and microfiche

The Windsor Public Library has a large collection of microfilms. One of the largest components of the microfilm collection is the Windsor Star (Border Cities Star, The Evening Record) from 1893 to the present.

Hard copies (paper printouts) may be made from the microfilms.

Our newest machine, the Minolta MS 6000 digital microfilm reader allows the researcher to print hard copies of articles, or to save to a computer file.

Small files may be saved on memory sticks.

Larger files may be saved on cd-roms or memory sticks.

An enhanced image can be produced by our Digitization Office.
(May take up to 3 days for completion, $5.00 charge applies).

11 Responses to "Digital Services"

  1. sharon says:

    I am looking for an obituary of my Great-Grandmother that was in the Windsor Star on May 2, 1961 – Hannah Rivers. As well as an obit for Ruby Willcox death notice in the Star on July 5, 1955
    thank you

  2. Tom Brew says:

    Good day….My Grandfather, Thomas Brew passed away in October 11, 1983 and an article was written about him in the Windsor Star saying he was the Canadian Lightweight Boxing Champion from 1922 through 1926. Now I understand this was for Canada, he fought under the name of Tommy Williams. I cannot find any other information on this on a internet search. Nothing comes up on the Border Cities Star site. Can anyone help in this search? Any suggestions as where to look would be appreciated. Please contact me at my email address Thank you for your time in reading.


  3. M mallen says:

    Hi looking for an article from June 28 or 29, 1945 about a young girl drifting in a boat on detroit river landing in Detroit being held by immigration .Everyone looking for her . I KNOW THE Detroit Free Press ran the story was wondering if the Windsor Daily ran it. Thanks for your help.

  4. M. J. Ferrari says:

    My 90 year old father used to make a Christmas cake every year that he found in the Star. He must have started in the 1970’s or 80’s. It was a white cake with cherries and lots of fruit very moist and tasty. I have looked among his and my papers and am unable to locate it. So it would have been published in a Christmas edition of the Star starting sometime in the 60’s or 70’s – full page with photo. Thanks.

  5. Linda Pringle says:

    I am working on ancestry of my family and my husbands I would like to know if you have newspapers on line dating about 1860 to about 1892 windsor area and do you have a website I can check out about my families thank you

  6. Hi, Do you have the back volumes of Rempart (French language newspaper) on microfilm? The historian is especially interested in late 1990s to early 2000s. If you get it on microfilm, where does it come from? Judging from the library catalogue, you appear to keep only current issues in print. Please advise. thanks! Desmond. @ Laurentian U.

    • Windsor Public Library says:

      I have forwarded your question to our Local History expert. He is currently out of the office until Nov 27, but will get back to you asap.

  7. Mary-Ann says:

    A picture was posted in November (2004) of Paul Diemer and Jennifer Hall skating on the Charles Park Square Ice rink where Paul swept Jennifer off her feet with a kiss. They are looking for an electronic version of this article, we are hoping you locate it. Both names are listed in the article. Thanks for your time, fingers crossed!

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