Friday 26 April 2024

BNA and FMP add to Irish historical newspaper collection

The Irish collection within the BritishNewspaperArchive and its shared database at sister company FindMyPast has seen some action for the first time since early January.

Making its debut was the Banbridge Chronicle while the Belfast News Letter received a full-year update, as follows:

Some 652 editions of the Banbridge Chronicle are now available to search and view on either site. The 23,996 pages date from 1980 to 1998.

All editions of The Belfast News Letter published in 2002 have joined the online databasers. With only a few gaps, the holding now tots up to 553,298 pages dating from 1828.

With these updates being of relatively recent publication, they probably won't offer too much to genealogists. However, it's good to see that the Irish newspapers collection is still growing, even if at a much slower pace than we once enjoyed.