Sunday, March 8, 2015

British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive ( has now been operating for over 3 years – have you had a look at it yet? It was launched on 29 November 2011 with 4 million historic newspaper pages and has grown to over 9 million fully searchable pages available from 300 British and Irish titles. The newspapers cover 1710 – 1954, a much broader time period than at launch. 
The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and Findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.
You can search - 
News Articles - read about national events, as well as issues of local and regional importance. News articles are your window into daily life in historical Britain.
Family Notices - search your family's birth, marriage and death notices plus related announcements including engagements, anniversaries, birthdays and congratulations.
Letters - read letters to the editor written by the newspaper's readers, including illumination contemporary debates, aspirations and anxieties.
Obituaries - view a wealth of contemporary information on the lives of notable individuals and ancestors.
Advertisements - these include classifieds, shipping notices and appointments. There are illustrations - see photographs, engravings, graphics, maps and editorial cartoons. 

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