Archive for November, 2011

Video of the Victorian Newsgirls at Kings Cross Station

Posted on November 30th, 2011 by The British Newspaper Archive

Included below is a wee movie of the Dickensian news vendors who caused such a stir at Kings Cross Station on Wednesday 29 November 2011. If you wish to see other films of the launch of the British Newspaper Archive, please visit our Youtube channel: The Free Flyer That Was Handed Out by the Victorian […]

Launch of the British Newspaper Archive: a Digital Sheherazade…

Posted on November 29th, 2011 by The British Newspaper Archive

Today is the launch day for the British Newspaper Archive – – and there’s lots of exciting stuff going on to celebrate this special event! Live Digitising of Historical Newspapers on the BBC1 Breakfast Show From 6.30am this morning, the BBC1 Breakfast Show will be broadcasting from the British Newspaper Library at Colindale. So […]

The British Newspaper Archive – Launch Press Release (29/11/2012, 00:01)

Posted on November 29th, 2011 by Amy

  29 November 2011 Murder, mania and a leech-powered weather machine: up to 4 million pages of historical newspapers now searchable online at –    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 […]

BNA Newsletter 1 (November 2011): A Digital Scheherazade

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by Amy

Stories of Rare Beauty Abound in the British Newspaper Archive Welcome to the first edition of the British Newspaper Archive e-newsletter. Although extremely busy scanning 8,000 old newspaper pages a day, the Stakhanov-like workers at the British Library’s Colindale site still endeavour to pick out stories of great historical interest, quirkiness, humour and tragedy. Life’s […]

Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter

Posted on November 10th, 2011 by The British Newspaper Archive

To give people some idea of what the newspaper archive contains, we’ve already been posting some content on our Facebook page. Likewise, we have been using our Twitter channel to let people know about new Facebook content and any upcoming events where people can get a sneak preview of the archive. Our Facebook page already […]

Sneak Preview of the British Newspaper Archive at the Dundee Science Festival – Sunday 6 November

Posted on November 1st, 2011 by The British Newspaper Archive

If you’re in the Dundee area on Sunday 6 November, then you might like to drop in on a family history event that’s taking place as part of the Dundee Science Festival. Genealogy experts from brightsolid online publishing will be attending this event, and will be able to offer advice, suggestions and tips to anyone […]