Friday, 2 August 2013

August discount offer from British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) is offering UK-based readers of Irish Genealogy News a healthy discount on its 12-month subscription package if they sign up during August.

The £10.95 discount (c €12.50) brings the annual cost down to £69 (c €79) for which you receive:
  • Unlimited credits/page views
  • Access to digitised newspapers dating back to 1710, and
  • Access to 'My Research', a personal area to keep track of articles, add notes and bookmark viewed items
To take advantage of the discount, click the image above right, select the annual subscription option and, at checkout, enter this promotional code:


BNA's collection already consists of nearly seven million newspaper pages. The majority are from England, Wales and Scotland, but there's a growing number of pages available from titles published in Ireland. Here's a recap of the 52,849 Irish editions already available:

Dublin Evening Mail: A total of 4,138 editions are now available. The years included are 1849–1852, 1854–1855, 1861-70, and the second half of 1871.

Belfast Newsletter: A total of 16,657 editions now available, for the following years: 1857*, 1859–1871, and January 1879 to April 1882.

Freeman's Journal: A total of 21,236 editions now available. Coverage is in three tranches: 1820–1821, 1830–1833, and 1837–1900.

Belfast Morning News: A total of 4,089 editions now available. The years included are 1857*, 1859-1871, 1879-1881 and the first four months of 1882.

Sligo Champion: A total of 276 editions of the weekly paper now available. Coverage is from June 1836 to December 1838, 1852*, 1923 and 1926.

Cork Examiner: A total of 6453 editions are now available. They start in August 1841 and run through to August 1871. There's also July to December 1896.

*incomplete year