Tuesday, February 19, 2013

British Newspapers

Find My Past has entered an exclusive partnership with the British National Library to provide access to British newspapers. The collection will cover local and regional newspapers in the UK dating from 1700 to 1950. The Statistics covering this project are staggering. There are 65 million plus articles covering three centuries and 8000 new pages are scanned each day. The newspaper coverage will provide additional information on family members not found in official records.  
This collection is accessible in Manly Library through the Find My Past database. Log onto Find My Past through the Manly Library On-Line Databases and choose the Australian & New Zealand edition. Simply click on ‘British Newspapers’ in the top line to begin searching.
Given the rate of additions to this collection, it would be worth checking it every few months if your previous searches proved unsuccessful.

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