Tuesday 25 August 2015

Another trio of Irish newspapers joins online BNA

It's been a busy month for historical Irish newspapers at the British Newspaper Archive. Eight titles joined the database earlier in the month, and now along comes another three, as follows:

The Evening Freeman: A first tranche of editons in the digital archive includes all those published 1851-57, 1860-61 and Jan 1868 to June 1871. BNA plans to eventually offer the full span of 1837 to 1871.

Downpatrick Recorder: Only the weekly editions published in 1851 have been added so far. Eventually, the database will hold editions dating from 1836 to 1874.

Kilkenny Journal, and Leinster Commercial and Literary Advertiser: The BNA plans to add editions spanning from 1831 to 1872. For now, the online holding for this twice-weekly paper includes those published 1835-38, 1856, and 1860-63.

These titles should make their way into the FindMyPast Irish newspaper collection in due course.