Monday 8 April 2019

Three more historical North of Ireland papers join BNA

It's been a good few days for North of Ireland family history research with the County Down Spectator and Ulster Standard joining the Brtitish Newspaper Archive (BNA) at the end of last week (see blogpost) and now another three titles making their into the online holding over the weekend. They are:

North Down Herald and County Down Independent. Another weekly paper for county Down, and also published in Bangor, this title changed its name to The Northern Herald in 1926. The BNA's planned holding will span 1898 to 1939. So fair all editions to 1937 are available to search.

The Fermanagh Herald. This weekly paper launched in 1902 since when it is published by North West News Group in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. The intended holding of this paper spans 1903 to 1914. So far, more than 500 editions have been digitised and uploaded.

People's Advocate and Monaghan, Fermanagh, and Tyrone News. This Saturday paper, nationalist in tone, was published in Monaghan and circulated in three counties. The BNA's online holding spans February 1876 to mid-December 1905.

All the titles are now searchable on both BritishNewspaperArchive and FindMyPast databases.