Tuesday 19 December 2023

BritishNewspaperArchive ends 2023 with more than 73m pages

The BritishNewspaperArchive, the online database created in February 2014 in a partnership between the British Library and FindMyPast, is ending the year with more than 73 million pages of newsprint available to search and read.

Of these, fewer than one million (876,278 pages, to be precise) were published on the island of Ireland.

With 19 'new' titles added over the course of this year, there are now 264 Irish titles in the collection – 192 published in what is now the Republic of Ireland, and 72 published in Northern Ireland. 

The entire collection is shared with some FindMyPast subscription packages.

UPDATE: 20 December. Two Irish papers have been added to the BNA's list of free-to-view titles. They are the Dublin Hospital Gazette 1856-1862 and Freeman’s Journal 1820-1900. You need to register to view the free-to-view titles but you don't need a subscription.