Friday 14 August 2015

British Newspaper Archive adds new Westmeath title
Making its debut on the British Newspaper Archive is the Westmeath Independent, a weekly paper founded in 1846 and still going strong in the Athlone area.

Only one year of editions is currently available – 1854 – but all 52 editions are included.

As with the previous two Irish title additions – the Tyrone Constitution and the Missionery Herald of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Westmeath Independent has not yet made its way to the FindMyPast collection.

UPDATE, 16 August: Both the Westmeath and Tyrone titles have now appeared in the FindMyPast line-up.