This first part of this inventory is an overview of 125 years of Franco-Ontarians
newspapers. The author summarizes the beginnings and the various orientations of
these press endeavours: religious, nationalist, political, humoristic or literary.
After having provided a chronological and a geographical listing of Franco-Ontarian
newspapers, this short essay presents a description, by order of foundation, of each
of the 98 papers (date, periodicity, main characteristics).