The following announcement was written by Findmypast:
The world’s largest online collection of historic British & Irish newspapers branches out into new territories for the first time
· Titles from Canada and the wider Commonwealth now available to search
· New publications covering regions of North America, the Carribean and Asia to be published online in the coming months
Salt Lake City, Utah, February 28th 17, 2019. For Immediate Release
Findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive, have today announced a major new development in their project to digitize the British Library’s vast collection of historical newspapers.
Following the recent addition of brand new titles covering Canada and British India, including some of the first English language-newspapers ever to be printed in these regions, Findmypast will continue to add thousands of pages from a variety of Commonwealth publications throughout 2020.
Findmypast’s newspaper collection now contains over 36 million pages from over 1000 titles covering England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and beyond. Spanning over 300 years (1708 – 2009) years of local, national and world history, it contains over 3.2 billion names found within notices of births, marriages and deaths, obituaries, advertisements, letters, news reports and much more.