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).

80 Responses to "Digital Services"

  1. Elle says:

    Hi there, how wonderful to see newspapers online, to browse!
    I am looking for a marriage announcement from 1955, September. I do not know the exact date. It does not appear that I can search in the papers therefore, hoping you can assist. Thank you!

  2. Harry Abbink says:

    Is there any way I can get an image of the obituary for Otto Jason Boyes, which appeared in the Windsor Star of September 14, 1999? I live in Edmonton, so it is not possible to visit the reading room. Many thanks.

  3. Chris Smith says:

    I am looking for articles specifically related to the construction of the new track at Essex High School from the late 80’s/early 90’s.

  4. Betsey says:

    Hi. I am interested in getting a copy of my father’s obituary. His name is Richard J. Desjardins. His obituary appeared in the Windsor star Oct. 3, 1984. I don’t live in Windsor, so how can I get a copy of this? Are you able to email it to me? Thank you!

    • Richard E Taylor says:

      Hi Betsey.. Sen me your email and i’ll attach a copy of the obit… Can’t send an attachment on this site..

  5. Mary Ferraro says:

    I would like to know if can locate a picture of my mother circa spring/summer or 1954. We were moving from London street to Giles and she was carrying a bushel full of home items to help with the move.
    We were immagrants with no vehicle or man power
    Thank you

  6. Lynne C says:

    Is it possible to get a copy of the following:
    The Windsor Star, Tuesday, 24 August 1926, p.14
    short mention of ALBERT SIDDLE.
    I found this on but cannot see the whole image there as I do not have a Publisher’s Extra subscription.
    I am willing to pay for this service.
    Thank you.

  7. Troy says:

    My wife and I are searching for the obituary of Riccardo Francesco Costa who passed away in 1961 in Windsor (wife was Amelia Olivia Zaniol Costa). Specifically, we are hoping that the obituary will reveal more about his parents. Can you please assist? Feel free to e-mail me at the e-mail address above. Thank you!

  8. Sean Hayes says:


    I am looking for any Windsor Star articles that might name a John Hayes killed in a car accident in the Windsor/Tecumseh area 1964-1966ish. Married to an Ella Hayes.

    Thank you,


  9. Tony Marra says:

    Looking to get an enhanced image of the WECSSA Boys Soccer All Star Team. It was published on Page B4 in the June 18th, 1992 edition of the Windsor Star.

    Thank You

  10. Meaghan Drummond says:

    I’m look for the murder trial of Linda Rockwood in 1977. If you can find it please let me know

  11. Windsor Public Library says:

    Hello Linda,

    Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks.

  12. Deborah Fairbairn says:

    Hi can I get a reprint of a newspaper from 60 years ago. I would like it to look like an actual newspaper?
    Thank you

    • Windsor Public Library says:

      I have forwarded your question to our Ask a Librarian service. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a great day.

  13. Teri Beach says:

    Could you please send me in the right direction I’m trying to find an article in the Windsor star May 1954. My grandmother Pearl Mae Beach was involved in an accident in which she was struck by a car by a drunk driver. She died on May 23,1954. Appreciate a response.. thank you!

  14. Jen says:

    I would like to know how to go about finding an article from 1995-1997 called either called “Breaking the Barriers” or “Breaking Down the Barriers”. It is about women entering the Tool and Die Industry. If you could let me know where to look for it I will be there a.s.a.p to find it. Even if you could provide the date, it would help in my search. Thank you so much.

  15. Sandra Mino says:

    I am having a birthday party for my daughter born November 9 1969
    Is it possible I can get a copy or file of the news paper for that day?
    Also my son was born November 7 1968. I would like a copy of that paper as well.
    Or can you let me know if I can go somewhere to pick it up?

    Thank You Kindly
    Sandra Mino

  16. Ken Kerr says:

    Good day – I do research and stories for CAFTA, the Canadian Antique Fishing Tackle Association and also publish their quarterly newsletter. I am doing research on an old tackle maker named William Armas Hotti and found an article on him that ran in the Feb. 13, 1948 edition of the Windsor Star, on the front of the Third Page. The article continues on page 8, which I dont have. The original article ran under the headline ‘Hunter Drews Bead on City ‘Wolves’ and continues on page 8 under ‘Hunter’. Is it possible to get a copy of the page 8 article ??

  17. Jason says:

    Hello there

    Im looking for an obituary of a relative. According to your records the death notice was may 6 1946. Is there anyway you can email me a copy of it if it exists?

  18. Sherri says:

    How do I go about finding archived stories pertaining to relatives ?

  19. Judith Cameron Ferris says:

    Can you please send me a copy of an obituary from the Windsor Star January 14, 1926? Name is George Cameron.

    I live in Vancouver and cannot search the library myself.

    Thank you.

  20. Kerry E Ippolito says:

    I am looking for ALL news articles about a woman named Florence Revait who was found murdered in Pazners Scrapyard on Drouillard Road in February of 1966.
    I am hoping there will be some follow up to the original story.

    • Mary-Lou says:

      Hi Kerry,
      I have found some follow up articles regarding the Florence Revait (also spelled as Rivait in the Windsor Star articles) murder. The articles are fairly in depth, with interviews of her mother and husband. So far, I have found articles up till Feb, 28 1966, but have not had a chance to further the research. If you wish us to continue with the research, please note the possible charges that will be incurred. I have provided you with a link to that information. Currently, I have found articles from Feb. 25,26 and 28th (there was no edition printed on the 27th.). Please respond with further instruction.
      Mary-Lou Gelissen

    • Mary-Lou says:

      Ms. Ippolito,
      I have found some information on this case. I left a lengthy response but have not heard a response from you. Please contact me directly at

      Mary-Lou Gelissen
      Local History Librarian

  21. Ken Wright says:

    Looking for an article from 70s or the 80s regarding a woman that was beheaded in the Windsor Detroit tunnel. Happened at the curve with the pillars on the way out to Detroit side. Unsure of name.

  22. Gillian MacMillan says:

    I am looking for a picture of my father Hugh MacMillan that was in the Star between 1980-1987. He was a City employee and in the pic he was cleaning up debris from concert goers waiting in line for a concert or concert tickets. It was quiet a large picture from what I remember.

  23. Ann Ashton says:

    Wanted classified birth announcements for Feb 7th and 9th of 1975

    • Chris Woodrow says:

      I am making the assumption the birth was in Windsor. Our Windsor Star database of births can be found here and 1975 is searchable.

  24. John Botica says:

    Could you find me a copy of an article where a soccer player was stabbed at Mic Mac Park during a game? It would have been in the late 70’s-early 80’s.

  25. Brian Moffat says:

    I would like to get an enhanced image of a page from, “THE WINDSOR STAR, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1961 – 17.” If possible, I would like a print that is suitable for framing? How large a print can you produce? Thank you.

  26. Margaret Martin says:

    Hi, I am looking for any Windsor Daily Star articles from Dec 2/56 to Dec 8, 1956 in regards to an accidental shooting of Fraser Abram. I would like a reprint of anything about this, Hoping you can assist. Thanks

  27. Florence says:

    I’m hoping you can help me, my husband Silvio Bonura played at the Killarney Club between 1967 _ 1969 There was an ad in the Windsor star, comparing him to Tom Jones. I have tried finding it but have not been able to. My husband passed away a few years ago & I would love to show this to my children. I have tried finding this myself but have had no luck

    Thank you

  28. Martine Chiasson says:

    Hi, Could you help me find an obituary? It was published in The Windsor Star, on 23/ Jan/ 1948; the name is Hector Lebert. Thank you very much!

  29. Kara Ruscher says:

    Hi, Is it possible to receive a copy of an obituary of Michael Ruscher that was published in the Windsor Star on May 9, 1975? Death date was May 7, 1975.

  30. Melissa Washbrook-Anderson says:

    I am looking for an obituary for Marjorie Gignac published April 24, 2002 or right around there. She was born dec.4, 1916 and died April 21, 2002 in Leamington. Reid Funeral Home handled the arrangements. If you would be able to locate this it would be very helpful.

  31. Marie says:

    Hi. Am I able to view the micro films?
    My family immigrated to Canada and settled in Windsor in the late 70’s. The Windsor Star published several stories about our arrival, and progress.
    My parents, then I, have managed to keep the original papers for over 42yrs. Unfortunately, there’s a few stories that I’m missing the “continued on page…”. Please advise if I may access the micro films. Thank you

  32. Angie Nadalin says:

    I wonder if you could find articles about my dad Tony Nadalin. He played accordion and was in a quintet .They played as part of the Windsor Firemen’s 5 th field day at a children’s Shelter. I don’t know what year that was.
    He also played at weddings. Right after the 2nd world war he changed his name to Tony Martin for a while. I’d appreciate any info that you have of my Dad as I never really knew much of this period of his life. He was born September 4, 1913. Thanks.

  33. Jessica Dale Chaloupka says:

    Looking for an article and picture that was on page 20 of the Sports section…Caption was “Spits rookies impress Harris.”. Circa 1980-1981.Or anything else on Rod Benkovich hockey player. Thank you.

  34. S michaelis says:

    I’m looking for photos of Valentine Babies published in WS in 1971-72

  35. I’m looking for birth announcements from March 28th, 1961 ( for a Mary-Jo Therrien).
    and July 31st, 1959 ( for a Robert Taylor) I no longer live in Windsor to obtain these myself. 🙁

  36. Wanda says:

    I am trying to retrieve a pic of Sandra Sue Cobbum. Beauty contest Miss western Ontario 1956 thank you for your help

  37. Joe B says:

    I am looking for a photograph of the Ontario Government Tourist Information Bureau (of Office) circa 1940’s or 50’s. It was located on the N/W corner of Park at freedom Way (formerly Cartier St). Specifically, the photo I am looking for has a sign attached to the end of the building which says, “Goodfellows Headquarters.” The building was used as the seasonal HQ for the Windsor Goodfellows Club from 1947 to 1950. I would appreciate any help you can provide in locating this photo. Joe B.

  38. Emily says:

    I’m making a birthday gift for my father, jay laramie, and am looking for any newspapers he was included in. I see he was in may 6,1987 issue of the Windsor star on page 21, may 24, 1994 on page 27, April 29, 1999 on page 2, February 27, 1993 on page 13. Please send me copies of these pages if possible!

  39. Angie Nadalin says:

    Hi. My dad was in a band ,possibly in the 1940’s. He was an accordionist. His name is Tony Nadalin. He went under the name of Tony Martin.
    Could you possibly try to find any photos and articles on him for me. Thanks.

  40. Harry Bellaire says:

    Hi/ I would like to see the obit of Edgar joseph thibert. He died on Feb.7th, 1972. he is buried in st patrics cemetary stayner ontario. thenk-you.

  41. Michael Nimchuk says:

    Hello.. in later life my dad had told me a story of how he got robbed at gunpoint years before I was born and it was published with a photo on the front page of the Windsor Star. i never found a copy of the paper in his files after he passed and he never did give me a date but in my research i did finally find it. Windsor Daily Star front page December 4, 1954. I have found a fuzzy copy of it on a website so i know it is digitized but they want a membership so I thought I would try to contact you for a copy of the article even by email. If you could forward it to me it would be really appreciated. Thank you.

  42. Melanie says:

    Hello! I’m looking for an article or mention of Herbert Ellis, that my grandparent says was in the April 27, 1954 edition of Windsor Star. She thinks it’s around page 3 but with her memory, I’m not sure. If your team could forward me any mention or article, that would be appreciated. Thank you!

  43. Nancy says:

    Hi there, I’m wondering if you can give me any information about the Oaks Nursery School located in Windsor.
    It was a nursery school located in a private home that was operating for quite some time and that my siblings and i attended in the 70’s. (I was 3 and 4 when i attended and so it was what we would likely call pre-school today). I wondered if there were pictures, news articles, even the dates it opened and closed. At the time i attended, the teacher was Mrs. Burgess (i forget the first name) and her husband was Mr. Cecile Burgess. They owned the house and the school was held in the basement transformed into a school room. I’m wondering as well if they passed the house down to a family member after both parents passed away. At that point the school setup would have been long gone i presume.
    I would appreciate any information you could provide me at all regarding the house/school/teachers, photos or otherwise. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

    Feel free to email me at the address provided with anything you might need or find regarding this query, thank you.

  44. erika white says:

    Hi I am looking for a wedding announcement in the Windsor star from September 12th 1992. The names are Katherine and Craig. You can e-mail me if you need more information.

  45. Morgan P says:

    Hello I’m looking to see if there are two birth announcements one for a July 4 1994 Morgan Percy and one for a February 9 1990 Jeremy Poisson
    Thank you very much!

  46. Kristina Bode-Beneteau says:

    Good Afternoon,
    Recently I found articles between 1940 and 1942 about my grandparents in the war and their war efforts with the Scottish Essex Kent Regiment. Which branch can assist me in getting some printed copies? I want to create a shadow box. Can you please help me out?

    • Chris W. says:

      All branches have the capability to assist with your printing needs. I would suggest you call your branch prior to your visit to ensure a staff member will be present to assist.

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