Wednesday 8 October 2014

Galway Vindicator joins British Newspaper Archive
Amomg the latest titles to join the online British Newspaper Archive (BNA) is the Galway Vindicator and Connaught Advertiser. Better known in its day as "The Vindicator", the newspaper was published between 1841 and 1899, and is regarded as an important source for those researching the Great Hunger and social conditions in Galway in the second half of the 19th century.

Full years' editions for 1858, 1859 and 1861 have been added so far. The BNA collection will eventually cover 1841 to 1871.
After making its debut on BNA last month, The Drogheda Journal collection has also grown in the last few days with the addition of more 1830s editions.

The line-up for the twice-weekly title, which was also known as The Meath and Louth Advertiser, now covers the full years of 1828, 1831-1833, 1836 and 1838-1839.

These latest BNA additions will automatically be added to FindMyPast's British and Irish newspaper collections.

See blogpost of 18 September for details of last month's BNA updates.