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: http://www.youtube.com/user/BNArchive The Free Flyer That Was Handed Out by the Victorian [...]
No, not a flash mob of likely characters from the Victorian underworld, but our very own wonderful (and smartly-dressed) newspaper vendors for the launch of the British Newspaper Archive!
Today is the launch day for the British Newspaper Archive – www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk – 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 [...]
29 November 2011 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]