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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Five more Irish titles join British Newspaper Archives

http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=460839&v=5895&q=222375&r=123532
It seems Irish titles have risen to top of the 'digitisation To Do' tray at the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) in recent weeks!

As well as more editions being added to some of the newly-online newspapers, five brand-new titles have joined the line-up.

Here's the low-down:

New titles:
  • Limerick Reporter: 1851–51, 1859–60
  • Waterford Chronicle: 1839
  • Belfast Mercury: 1851–53, 1860
  • Hibernian Journal/Chronicle of Liberty: 1773–1776, 1778, 1780–1783, 1805–1806
  • The Dublin Builder: 1859
Extended coverage:
  • Dublin Evening Mail: 1851, 1853, 1856–60. These additions means the BNA's coverage of this paper now includes 1824-28, 1831 and 1833, 1840–43 and a long spread from 1849 to 1870.
  • Galway Vindictor: Having made its debut last week (see blogpost) with editions from just three years, coverage now includes 1843, 1849, 1851-52, 1855, 1858–1859, 1861 and 1865–66.
These latest BNA additions will automatically be added to FindMyPast's British and Irish newspaper collections.

UPDATE, 15 October: And here's another new one today: The Newry Examiner and Louth Advertiser: 1857 and 1859.