The British Newspaper Archive Adds 240,000 More Newspaper Pages Online

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership project between the British Library and DC Thomson Family History (formerly known as brightsolid online publishing). The project plans to place roughly 40 million pages from historical newspapers online from across the UK and Ireland by 2021. Today, the British Newspaper Archive announced a large addition to the collection:

Thousands of historical newspaper pages are added to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) every week, so the coverage keeps getting better and better.

In the last month, 240,000 extra pages from 1790-1954 were made searchable. 56 English and Scottish newspaper titles were updated, including the Aberdeen Journal, the Kent & Sussex Courier and the Morpeth Herald.

The additions also included three brand new titles:

  • Dundee, Perth and Forfar People’s Journal, covering 1858-1861
  • Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, covering 1913, 1915 and 1924
  • Penny Illustrated Paper, covering 1862-1870

You’ll find more information and a full list of recent additions at http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2014/06/09/240000-extra-newspaper-pages-now-online.

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