Tuesday 14 November 2023

Irish holdings grow as BritishNewspaperArchive passes milestone

The British Library's online newspaper collection database – BritishNewspaperArchive.com – has passed the 72million-page milestone following the addition of two newly digitised titles, both from Northern Ireland. They are:

Carrick Times and East Antrim Times Nearly 4,500 pages of news dating from 1987 to 1999 are now available to search for this new title.

The Ulster Star. Published in Lisburn, this weekly title reported local news from the town (now a city), which lies on the River Lagan. Some 95,000 pages dating from 1957-1987 and 1989-1999 can now be searched.

As well as the new titles, the database has been updated with additional years of coverage for six more titles, all covering Northern Ireland: The Larne Times (1985–1999, with gaps); Lurgan Mail (1988, 1990–1991); Mid-Ulster Mail (1991–1993, 1995 and 1999); Derry Journal (1975–1977, 1989); Portadown News (1956–1982); and The Belfast Newsletter (1991, 1993–1994).

The BritishNewspaperArchives database is available via its dedicated site (use link above) and is also shared with Pro, Premium and Ultimate subscribers to FindMyPast.

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