Monday 4 July 2016

Another Belfast title joins British Newspaper Archive
The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has added another Irish title: the Belfast Evening Telegraph.

This broadsheet launched in 1870 as a four-page publication; much expanded, it remains one of Northern Ireland's top-selling titles.

While the BNA plans to increase its holding of this paper to span 1871 to 1912, its first tranche of Belfast Evening Telegraph uploads consists only of the editions published January to December 1877, 1881 and 1898.

The addition of this paper to the BNA means there are now 120 Irish historical newspapers (33 of them from Northern Ireland) in the online archive. This collection is also available via FindMyPast as part of the Ireland or World subscription package.