Wednesday 26 May 2021

Historical newspapers from Galway and Antrim join online BNA

Another couple of historical Irish newspaper titles have joined the (BNA). They are The Ballymena Advertiser and The Galway Express.

  • The Galway Express was published weekly on Saturdays in Galway City. So far, the editions uploaded to the online archive (which is shared with FindMyPast) span 1853 to 1897. When complete the holding will extend to 1920.
  • The Ballymena Advertiser was a Saturday weekly published in Ballymena, County Antrim. Nearly 1,000 editions of the paper, dating from 7 June 1873 to 16 July 1892, have already been uploaded, so the holding appears to be complete.

It either of these papers are relevant to your family history research, you might like to think about taking out a subscription to the dedicated BNA database – there's a 30% saving to be made if you sign up before midnight on Monday 31 May. Find out more here.

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