I have written before about plans by the British Newspaper Archive to digitize 40 million news pages from its vast 750 million page collection of old newspapers. You can read one of my earlier articles about the plans at http://goo.gl/LpQYW
Now the collection is online at http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
To be sure, not all 750 million pages are online just yet. However, thousands of pages are being added daily. If you do not find waht you want today, you might return in a few months to search again. The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.
You can search millions of articles by keyword, name, location, date or title. Best of all, the collection is available free of charge to search the indexes. However, obtaining detailed information about an individual record typically costs money.
My thanks to Roger Parker for telling me about the latest news.
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