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British and Irish Newspapers

C. Paton

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In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles

Records of births, marriages and deaths provide a fantastic starting point for identifying our ancestors' names and where they lived, but in terms of trying to understand how those ancestors once lived there is no better resource to plunder than a good newspaper. Over the last two centuries in particular newspapers have recorded the events that have shaped our forebears' lives, and in many cases noted anecdotes, notices and advertisements directly concerning them and their local communities.

In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland.

Part 1. The genealogical value of newspapers
Part 2. Finding British and Irish newspapers
- The British Library
- The British Newspaper Archive
- E-resources / Licensed digitised collections
Part 3. British Gazettes
- The websites
- London Gazette on Ancestry
Part 4. Online collections
- Times Digital Archive
- The Guardian and The Observer
- UK Press Online
- The Scotsman
- Welsh Newspapers Online
- Manx newspapers and publications
- Irish Newspaper Archive
- The Irish Times
- Ancestry (England, Scotland and Ireland)
- Newspaper Archives
- TheGenealogist
- Findmypast
- Google newspapers
- Historic Newspapers
Part 5. Additional British sources
Part 6. Additional Irish sources

This ebook is a the same as the printed version from Unlock the Past which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Publisher Unlock the Past
Author C. Paton
Date 2014
Pages 56

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