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).

43 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

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