Titles cover all four provinces of Ireland with articles dating 1820-1926
LOS ANGELES (Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, today announced the launch of its Irish Newspaper Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available to search on the website.) –
Digitized from the collections of the British Library, the Irish Newspapers Collection on findmypast.com is a rich resource for genealogists in search of their Irish roots.
The collection features six newspaper titles (both national and local) covering areas in Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster namely; The Belfast Morning News, The Belfast Newsletter, The Cork Examiner, The Dublin Evening Mail, The Freeman’s Journal and The Sligo Champion.
Each newspaper title covers different dates in Ireland’s history with articles from the pre-Famine era to post-Irish independence in 1926. For family historians, the newspapers contain valuable entries like advertisements, obituaries and letters to the editor which provide details on what local and national life would have been like in Ireland hundreds of years ago.
D. Joshua Taylor, lead genealogist of findmypast.com, said, “We are delighted to add Irish titles to our collection of British and World newspapers on findmypast.com. The Irish newspapers provide color and depth to our users’ family trees with stories dating back to the Great Famine and earlier. Whether you are searching for Irish roots in a local paper or simply interested in how world events of the day were reported, you will no doubt uncover some fascinating history.”
Dates for each of the newspapers are as follows:
The Belfast Morning News – 1857-1882
The Belfast Newsletter – 1828-1900
The Cork Examiner - 1841-1926
The Dublin Evening Mail – 1849-1871
The Freeman’s Journal – 1820-1900
The Sligo Champion - 1836-1926
This collection also is accessible on all findmypast international sites through a World subscription.
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