Thursday 22 October 2015

100 Irish titles: a milestone for British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) will today be deservedly celebrating the upload of its 12millioneth page, but for Irish genealogists there's an even more significant milestone to mark: the upload of the 100th historical Irish newspaper title to the online archive.

It happened yesterday, with three new titles joining the impressive line-up of newspapers. They are:
  • Illustrated Advertiser of the Royal Dublin Society. Only one edition is and will be added to the database. It was published in January 1850.
  • Flag of Ireland/United Ireland, 1884-85 and 1887 avaialble. In time, editions spanning 1868 to 1898 will be added.
  • Dundalk Democrat, and People's Journal 1865-1871 available. The holding for this weekly paper will eventually span 1849 to 1872.

This time last year, the BNA was gearing up to hit the overall total of 9million pages and had just 24 Irish titles. 'Been a busy twelve months!

You'll find below the full line-up of 100 historical Irish newspapers available on subscription through the database. Bear in mind that all these titles are accessible at no additional cost as part of an Ireland or World subscription to FindMyPast:

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Advocate: or, Irish Industrial Journal, The
Allnut's Irish Land Schedule 
Armagh Guardian
Athlone Sentinel
Ballymena Observer
Banner of Ulster
Belfast Commercial Chronicle
Belfast Mercantile Register and Weekly Advertiser
Belfast Mercury
Belfast Morning News
Belfast NewsLetter
Belfast Protestant Journal
Carlow Post
Catholic Telegraph
Cavan Observer
Clare Journal, and Ennis Advertiser
Clonmel Herald
Coleraine Chronicle
Connaught Watchman
Cork Advertising Gazette
Cork Examiner
Current Prices of Grain at Dublin Corn Exchange
Derry Journal
Downpatrick Recorder
Downshire Protestant
Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal
Drogheda Conservative Journal
Drogheda Journal, or Meath & Louth Advertiser
Drogheda News Letter
Dublin Builder, The
Dublin Correspondent
Dublin Courier
Dublin Evening Mail
Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent
Dublin Evening Post
Dublin Medical Press
Dublin Mercantile Advertiser, and Weekly Price Current
Dublin Monitor
Dublin Morning Register
Dublin Observer
Dublin Weekly Herald
Dublin Weekly Register
Dundalk Democrat, and People's Journal
Enniscorthy News, and County of Wexford Advertiser, The
Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet
Evening Freeman, The
Farmer's Gazette and Journal of Practical Horticulture
Flag of Ireland
Freeman's Journal
Galway Mercury, and Connaught Weekly Advertiser 
Galway Patriot
Galway Vindicator, and Connaught Advertiser
General Advertiser for Dublin, and all Ireland
Hibernian Journal; or, Chronicle of Liberty
Illustrated Advertiser of the Royal Dublin Society
Irish Racing Book and Sheet Calendar, The
Irishman, The 
Journal of the Chemico-Agricultural Society of Ulster and Record of Agriculture and Industry
Kerry Examiner and Munster General Observer
Kilkenny Journal and Leinster Commercial and Literary Observer 
Kings County Chronicle
Limerick and Clare Examiner
Limerick Evening Post
Limerick Reporter 
Londonderry Standard 
Meath People, and Cavan and Westmeath Chronicle  
Missionary Herald of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Munster express, or, weekly commercial & agricultural gazette., The 
Newry Examiner and Louth Advertiser
Newry Herald and Down, Armagh, and Louth Journal
Northern Standard 
Northern Whig
Pilot, The
Pue's Occurrences
Roscommon Journal, and Western Impartial Reporter
Roscommon Messenger
Saunders's News-Letter
Skibbereen & West Carbery Eagle; or, South Western Advertiser
Sligo Champion
Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier
Statesman and Dublin Christian Record 
Tipperary Free Press
Tipperary Vindicator
Tralee Chronicle
Tuam Herald 
Tyrone Constitution
Ulster Gazette
Ulster General Advertiser, Herald of Business and General Information
Ulsterman, The
Waterford Chronicle
Waterford Mail
Waterford News
Weekly Freeman's Journal 
Weekly Vindicator 
Westmeath Independent
Westmeath Journal
Wexford Conservative
Wexford Constitution
Wexford Independent