Wednesday 10 January 2024

Latest developments to Irish holdings in BritishNewspaperArchive

The (BNA) has added more historical newspages from the island of Ireland to its database.

The only 'newcomer' title is The Coleraine Times, a relatively new weekly paper that reports on news and events from the town of Coleraine in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The pages now available to view date from 1990 to 1999.

Updates to existing holdings have also been added from the Cork Daily Herald for the year 1868, The Portadown Times for 1998, The Larne Times for 1930, and for both The Dublin Leader and Galway Observer, issues published in in 1964.

BNA shares its entire database with FindMyPast (FMP), its sister company, where it is included in some FMP subscriptions.

Another development has seen both the Dubln Hospital Gazette (1856-1860) and Freeman's Journal (1820-1900) joining the BNA's list of free-to-view titles. The latter paper, published four times a week, carried local, island-wide and international news and is an important title for Irish genealogists wanting to learn of the events and issues their ancestors lived through and experienced.