Tuesday 25 May 2021

BritishNewspaperArchive marks partnership renewal with 30% off

The BritishNewspaperArchive.co.uk is a partnership between the British Library and Findmypast to digitise the British Library's vast collection of newspapers. In the eight years since the online archive launched, nearly 43 million pages of newsprint have been digitised and uploaded to the database. 

More than 210 historical newspaper titles in the archive originate from the island of Ireland. Most of the remainder are from England, Wales and Scotland but a good number of papers published in the former colonies of the British empire have been making their way into the database recently.

This sizeable archive has transformed genealogical research in Ireland and the UK, because so much family history detail (and colour) about individuals was reported in news stories of crime and wrongdoing; accidental and suspicious deaths; academic, financial, and commercial prowess; local politics and social happenings, and that's before you turn to the more obvious genie sources of births, marriages and deaths columns or explore the advertisements.

The database is available either on the dedicated BritishNewspaperArchive.co.uk or through some FindMyPast subscription packages.

Yesterday, the British Library and FindMyPast announced a continuation of their partnership. To celebrate the event, BritishNewspaperArchive.co.uk is offering a 30% discount on any new 3-month or 12-month subscriptions taken out before 11:59pm on Monday 31 May.

To take advantage of this offer, click the image above. You'll then see the promotion code and savings have been applied, and can decide how long you want your subscription to run.

Please note: the discount is not available via FindMyPast site.

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