Thursday, 11 August 2011

The British Newspaper Archive

Launching in the fall, the British Newspaper Archive will make millions of pages of historical newspapers available online for the first time – unlocking a wealth of material for genealogists.

The website is still in production, but examples are available at:

When the website launches, there will be over one million pages of newspapers from the pre- 1900 era available. Over the next two years, there will be 4 million pages and within the 10 year time-frame allocated for the digitization project, there will be over 40 million pages added.

For all of us looking for those missing bits of information to add to the social history of our ancestors, this new website will be a virtual treasure trove.

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