Thursday, 27 November 2014

Nine new Irish titles join British Newspaper Archive
Since my mid-month update on Irish additions to the British Newspaper Archive (BNA), nine more titles have made their debut on the online database.

This brings to sixteen the number of newspaper to have joined the BNA during November.

The newest titles (with the number of editions in brackets) are:
  • The Advocate, or Irish Industrial Journal: 1856–Jan 1860 (406)
  • Athlone Sentinel: Nov & Dec1834 (6)
  • Dublin Medical Press: 1846, 1848, 1850–59; 1865 (676)
  • Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet: May 1813, 1824–38; 1840–41 (with gaps) (751)
  • Farmer's Gazette & Journal of Practical Horticulture: Nov 1845; 1846; 1857–58; 1866; 1869–70 (317)
  • Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier: Jan–Nov 1845; 1846; 1848–Nov 49 (122)
  • Tralee Chronicle: March 1843–47; Jan–Oct 1848; 1849 (588)
  • Ulster General Advertiser/Herald of Business and General Information: 1858 (52)
  • Wexford Independent: 1843–56 (1,171)
In addition, a good number of extra editions have been added to some of the holdings of individual titles. Among the most significant uploads are those to the Waterford Mail, Dublin Evening Mail, Limerick Reporter, The Northern Whig, Newry Examiner & Louth Advertiser, and Roscommon Messenger.

All the new titles and uploads have also joined the Irish newspaper collection in FindMyPast's Ireland and World packages.