Thursday 3 November 2016

British Newspaper Archive hits 16m pages milestone
The online British Newspaper Archive has hit another sweet milestone. As of this morning, 16million pages of historical papers are available to search and view in its database. Impressive.

In total there are 693 titles ready to access in the archive. Of these, 34 are from Northern Ireland (117,933 editions) and 93 are from the Republic of Ireland (238,901 editions).

They span 1708 to 1999, but by far the bulk date from the middle to late 19th-century.

One month (£12.95) and annual (£79.95) subscriptions are available from British Newspaper Archive. So, too, is a 40-page Pay As You Go option, and a free trial option. You can find out more here.

Alteratively, if you are actively involved in family history research, you'll want to check out the World subscription option from FindMyPast. In addition to its huge collection of genealogical records, the World (Premium in USA) option gives you access to the entire British Newspaper Archive database. Click your preferred currency and flag below to find out more about this option.

(There is also a dedicated Ireland subscription (€9.95/month €114.50/year) which provides access to all the Irish record collections and Irish newspapers. Just click the Ireland flag and make your choice of subscription.) World sub
€14.95/month €179.50/annual Premium sub
$19.95/month $239.50/annual World sub
£12.95/month £155.95/annual World sub
AUS$19.95/month AUS$239.50/annual