Wednesday 19 August 2020

Co. Tyrone title joins online British Newspaper Archive

The (BNA) has added the Strabane Weekly News to its online database. Like all other titles in the database, it will automatically be shared with the BNA's sister company FindMyPast.

Early 20th-century editions now searchable 
Still published in its County Tyrone hometown, the Strabane Weekly News's holding in the online archive will run only from 1908–1916.

As of this morning, only 52 issues (all from 1912) are available to search and view. I'd expect such a small holding to be fully digitised and online fairly quickly.

This addition brings to 195 the number of Irish newspapers available in both the BNA and FindMyPast databases. This number includes 56 from Northern Ireland.

Apart from this one new Northern Ireland title, the last week has seen the BNA concentrating on adding new titles from Wales and northwest England. Among them are the Manchester Guardian, Manchester Daily Examiner & Times, Port Talbot Guardian, Radnor Express, Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald, Pontypridd Observer, Carmarthen Journal, and Glamorgan Gazette.

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