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).

23 Responses to "Digital Services"

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Windsor Public Library says:

    Hello Linda,

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

  6. Meaghan Drummond says:

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

  7. 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

  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. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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..

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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