Tuesday 25 June 2024

British Newspaper Archive's holding hits 80-million-pages milestone

The BritishNewspaperArchive has clocked up more than 80 million pages of historical newspapers in its database.

Within this impressive collection, the bulk of which holds local, regional and national newspapers published in England, Scotland and Wales, plus many titles from former British Empire colonies, is a fabulous holding of papers published on the island of Ireland. And there's gold inside it for researchers exploring their family history!

As of today, there are 328 titles in this holding, 254 titles published in towns and cities that are now in the Republic of Ireland, and 74 from across what is now Northern Ireland.

Sourced from The British Library, the BNA collection is available on subscription. Click the link above to find out more.

It is also available as part of some FindMyPast Pro/Ultimate and Premium subscriptions. (You might like to know there's a 30% saving on offer for researchers taking out a new 12-month Premium sub before 11:59pm (London/Dublin time) on Thursday 27 June - click one of the links below to find out more.)