Murder, mania and a leech-powered weather machine: up to 4 million pages of historical newspapers now searchable online at britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
· Unparalleled access to a treasure trove of stories
· Up to 4 million pages from the British Library’s newspaper collections
· Will transform family history research
The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the past. The British Newspaper Archive website will offer access to up to 4 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland. The newspapers – which mainly date from the 19th century, but which include runs dating back to the first half of the 18th century – cover every aspect of local, regional and national news.
That's what the British Library says.
Here is what I got when I looked up a newspaper article on a particular date in 1873
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I love the question mark.
I'm sure that, once they get these little problems ironed out, this will be a major resource for historians, historical novelists and anyone interested in British social history.
Causes Mike Hogan Supports