Monday 5 September 2022

BritishNewspaperArchive adds one million more free papers

The online (BNA) has added another million pages of historical newspapers to its free-to-view collection. This doubles the free content, which was launched last year.

In this second instalment, 244 titles from across Britain, Ireland and India have joined, spaning four centries of history.

Among the 20,000+ pages added from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are the following titles:

  • Cavan Observer 1857-1864
  •  Cork Advertising Gazette 1855-1859 
  • Current Prices of Grain at Dublin Corn Exchange 1860-1861 
  • Drogheda News Letter 1813-1813
  • Dublin Shipping and Mercantile Gazette 1871-1871 
  • Dublin Weekly Herald 1838-1842 
  • Illustrated Advertiser of the Royal Dublin Society 1850-1850 
  • Journal of the Chemico-Agricultural Society of Ulster 1849-1854, 1856-1865, 1867 
  • Leinster Independent 1871-1872 
  • Meath People 1857-1863 
  • Missionary Herald of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1855-1855 
  • Skibbereen & West Carbery Eagle; or, South Western Advertiser 1861-1870 
  • Sligo Observer 1828-1831 
  • The Irish Racing Book and Sheet Calendar 1823-1841, 1849-1869 
  • United Irishman 1848-1848 
  • Waterford Chronicle 1827-1875 
  • Waterford News 1848-1869 
  • Weekly Gazette, Incumbered Estates Record & National Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland) 1854-1855

The collection will be further expanded to a total of five million free-to-view pages in the Archive over five years.

In the meantime you can view a list of the titles added last year here, and a list of today's additions here.

To mark the continued growth of the free collection, a 20% discount is also being offered on subscriptions to the BNA's full, pay-to-view collection, which now includes more than 56.5million pages of historical newspapers from Britain and its former colonies and the island of Ireland. Click the image above to find out more.

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