Tuesday 18 August 2015

British Newspaper Archive clocks up 81st Irish title

The British Newspaper Archive has added another five Irish titles to its database. This brings the running total of historical Irish and Northern Irish papers available at the BNA site to 81.

The 'new' newspapers are:

Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser: Editions from Jan 48 to December 1850 (with gaps) can be searched now. The BNA expects to add more editions to span 1828–1872.

Northern Standard: A full run of 1,702 editions have been uploaded to the archive covering 1839 to 1871, which completes the holding for this paper.

Tuam Herald: The BNA aims to add editions of this paper from 1837 to  1872. So far, only the 1870 editions have joined the database.

Belfast Commercial Chronicle: Some 154 editions of the three times weekly paper published in 1806 are now available on the site. The eventual span of the holding for this title is 1805–55.

The Pilot: This paper was published in Dublin with the strapline 'Civil and Religious Freedom'. The archive already holds editions from November1828 to December 1838. Editions up to 1849 will follow.

These five titles will, presumably, make their way shortly into the FindMyPast newspaper collection as part of an Ireland or World subscription package.