This handy step-by-step guide will help you find out which newspapers are available from a particular county at The British Newspaper Archive. Watch this short video or follow the five simple steps below.
See which of your county’s newspaper archives are online
- From the homepage, click on the ‘choose a county’ dropdown menu.
- Scroll down until you find the county you’re interested in and click on it.
- You can search all of the historic newspapers from that county from this page.
- On the left-hand side, you’ll see a list of the newspaper titles currently available from this county. More newspapers are being added to The British Newspaper Archive all the time.
- You may see a ‘+ more newspapers’ button at the bottom of the list. Click on it to show the full list of newspaper titles from this county.
Remember that news was reported widely
Bear in mind that news stories were reported around the country, not just where they took place.
If you don’t find a story reported in a particular county, return to the homepage and try your search again across the whole collection of historic newspapers.