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British and Irish Newspapers

Publisher: Unlock the Past

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 56 pages
Author: C. Paton
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781921956454
Other: colour photos, index
Publisher: Unlock the Past

Records of births, marriages and deaths provide a fantastic starting point for identifying our ancestors' names and where they lived, but in terms of trying to understand how those ancestors once lived there is no better resource to plunder than a good newspaper. Over the last two centuries in particular newspapers have recorded the events that have shaped our forebears' lives, and in many cases noted anecdotes, notices and advertisements directly concerning them and their local communities.

In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland.

Part 1. The genealogical value of newspapers
Part 2. Finding British and Irish newspapers
- The British Library
- The British Newspaper Archive
- E-resources / Licensed digitised collections
Part 3. British Gazettes
- The websites
- London Gazette on Ancestry
Part 4. Online collections
- Times Digital Archive
- The Guardian and The Observer
- UK Press Online
- The Scotsman
- Welsh Newspapers Online
- Manx newspapers and publications
- Irish Newspaper Archive
- The Irish Times
- Ancestry (England, Scotland and Ireland)
- Newspaper Archives
- TheGenealogist
- Findmypast
- Google newspapers
- Historic Newspapers
Part 5. Additional British sources
Part 6,. Additional Irish sources

Also available as eBook:
British and Irish Newspapers - ebook

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  1. Book arrived in damaged condition

    Posted by Beryl Miller on 23rd May 2018

    Pages 7 and 8 had folds in them and as a result the print
    was not easily read for about a half of each page.
    The content was excellent and will be of great assistance.
    I am a great fan of the Unlock your past series.

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