Thursday, June 19, 2014

The British Newspaper Archive: 240,000 extra newspaper pages now online


Thousands of historical newspaper pages are added to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) every week, so the coverage keeps getting better and better.

In the last month, 240,000 extra pages from 1790-1954 were made searchable. 56 English and Scottish newspaper titles were updated, including the Aberdeen Journal, the Kent & Sussex Courier and the Morpeth Herald.

The additions also included three brand new titles:
  • Dundee, Perth and Forfar People’s Journal, covering 1858-1861
  • Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, covering 1913, 1915 and 1924
  • Penny Illustrated Paper, covering 1862-1870
You’ll find more information and a full list of recent additions at http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2014/06/09/240000-extra-newspaper-pages-now-online/

About the British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership project between the British Library and DC Thomson Family History (formally known as brightsolid online publishing). From November 2011 to 2021, up to 40 million pages from historical newspapers across the UK and Ireland will be uploaded to the website www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection.