9 million newspaper pages are now online

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Over 400,000 pages were added to The British Newspaper Archive in October, bringing the current total up to more than 9 million pages.

 

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83 newspaper titles were added or updated, including Aris’s Birmingham Gazette, the Manchester Mercury and the Drogheda Journal, or Meath & Louth Advertiser. A full list is provided below.

The additions included 12 brand new Irish titles, from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Read this blog post about our Irish newspapers to learn more about the titles we’ve added in the last few months.

 

The Drogheda Journal's newspaper archives are now online

 

Aberdeen People’s Journal – 1878, 1880, 1885, 1898 – 1899, 1901 – 1906, 1908

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs – 1922 – 1940

Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – 1741, 1746, 1761, 1772, 1791, 1798, 1800 – 1801, 1803 – 1804, 1808 – 1809, 1813 – 1814, 1817, 1824 – 1862, 1864 – 1867

Bedfordshire Times and Independent – 1893, 1899 – 1901, 1903 – 1904, 1908 – 1909, 1912 – 1913, 1917 – 1919, 1923 – 1924, 1930 – 1931, 1934, 1936 – 1940, 1944

Belfast Mercantile Register and Weekly Advertiser – 1842, 1844, 1847

Belfast Mercury – 1851 – 1861

Biggleswade Chronicle – 1898 – 1899, 1901, 1910 – 1911, 1913 – 1918, 1920

Bradford Daily Telegraph – 1869

Bradford Observer – 1835

Bucks Herald – 1922 – 1924, 1934, 1939 – 1946

Bury and Norwich Post – 1845 – 1846, 1848

Cheltenham Chronicle – 1827 – 1831, 1833 – 1835, 1837 – 1840, 1842 – 1849, 1863

Cheltenham Looker-On – 1858, 1878, 1880

Chester Chronicle – 1916

Cobbett’s Weekly Political Register – 1808

Coventry Herald – 1878, 1909

Downshire Protestant – 1858 – 1861

Drogheda Journal, or Meath & Louth Advertiser – 1829 – 1830, 1834 – 1835, 1839 – 1840

Drogheda News Letter – 1813

Dublin Builder, The – 1859 – 1866

Dublin Evening Mail – 1845 – 1848, 1859 – 1860

Dublin Mercantile Advertiser, and Weekly Price Current – 1850

Dublin Monitor – 1838, 1841 – 1844

Dumfries and Galloway Standard – 1865

Dundee Advertiser – 1886, 1893 – 1894, 1896

Dundee Evening Telegraph – 1877 – 1950

Dundee, Perth, Forfar, and Fife’s People’s Journal – 1887 – 1888, 1890, 1918

Durham County Advertiser – 1833, 1838 – 1839

Edinburgh Evening News – 1924

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette – 1900

Falkirk Herald – 1862, 1864, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1890, 1892, 1914 – 1918

Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald – 1909, 1916, 1922, 1926

Galway Vindicator, and Connaught Advertiser – 1841 – 1844, 1846 – 1855, 1864 – 1868, 1870

Gloucester Journal – 1861, 1881, 1887, 1932 – 1933

Gloucestershire Chronicle – 1852 – 1854, 1865, 1877, 1879 – 1880, 1893, 1896, 1911

Gloucestershire Echo – 1888 – 1889, 1893, 1899

Hampshire Chronicle – 1783, 1785, 1795

Hartlepool Mail – 1885, 1925 – 1926, 1930, 1934 – 1935, 1937 – 1939, 1943 – 1954

Hertford Mercury and Reformer – 1871 – 1888

Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser – 1861

Illustrated Times – 1858 – 1859, 1865

Ipswich Journal, The – 1779 – 1780, 1782, 1791, 1793

Irish Racing Book and Sheet Calendar, The – 1849 – 1859, 1861 – 1864, 1866

Kent & Sussex Courier – 1880 – 1882, 1884, 1886 – 1887, 1892, 1894

Lancashire Evening Post – 1894, 1903, 1934

Leamington Spa Courier – 1925, 1929 – 1930, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1949, 1951 – 1954

Leicester Chronicle – 1817, 1821 – 1826, 1848, 1850, 1903

Leicester Daily Mercury – 1879, 1889, 1898

Limerick Evening Post – 1828, 1830, 1832

Limerick Reporter – 1850 – 1852, 1854, 1859 – 1860

Lincolnshire Echo – 1907, 1948, 1950

Liverpool Courier and Commercial Advertiser – 1870

Liverpool Evening Express – 1914

Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle – 1897

Manchester Mercury – 1752 – 1753, 1755, 1760, 1762 – 1764, 1769, 1771 – 1772, 1774 – 1780, 1784 – 1788, 1790 – 1794, 1797 – 1798, 1802 – 1803, 1806, 1809, 1815 – 1816, 1819 – 1821, 1823 – 1825, 1827, 1830

Motherwell Times – 1920, 1929, 1934, 1937

Newry Examiner and Louth Advertiser – 1851 – 1853, 1855, 1857 – 1858, 1860, 1863, 1870

Northampton Mercury – 1908 – 1909, 1913, 1915 – 1916, 1918 – 1920, 1924 – 1941, 1944 – 1946, 1954

Northern Whig – 1852 – 1854, 1858, 1863 – 1867

Perthshire Advertiser – 1840 – 1842, 1847, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1865 – 1869

Portsmouth Evening News – 1905 – 1907, 1909, 1912 – 1915, 1921, 1923 – 1925, 1927, 1943

Pue’s Occurrences – 1748, 1756

Reading Mercury – 1786, 1788, 1914

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – 1920

Sherborne Mercury – 1770 – 1771

Shields Daily Gazette – 1911

Sligo Champion – 1869 – 1870

South Bucks Free Press, Wycombe and Maidenhead Journal – 1859, 1865

Southern Reporter – 1945

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – 1916, 1938

Surrey Advertiser – 1869 – 1870

Sussex Advertiser – 1849, 1852

Sussex Agricultural Express – 1897

Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle – 1861

Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser – 1837, 1906 – 1907, 1909, 1921 – 1922, 1926, 1928

Ulsterman, The – 1856 – 1859

Waterford Chronicle – 1836, 1839

Watford Observer – 1868

Wells Journal – 1884

West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser – 1889

Western Daily Press – 1863

Western Mail – 1914

Worcester Journal – 1808 – 1809, 1811 – 1816, 1818 – 1821, 1829 – 1830, 1850 – 1851, 1864

 

5 Responses to “9 million newspaper pages are now online”

DavidNovember 21st, 2014 at 2:53 pm

This is great but when can we see some more variation away from local newspapers? One prime and very hard to find source is the Volunteer Service Gazette. The Volunteer Rifle movement of the 19thC was patronised by royalty and lead to the formation of the territorial army in 1908. Established in 1859 and by 1880 there were over 220,000 members. The Volunteer Service Gazette is a rich source for family history but largely unknown. Please consider adding this to the archive.

DavidNovember 24th, 2014 at 11:59 am

I have previously posted information as you suggest on the feedback forum. As a resource though I believe it largely unknown and therefore unlikely to gain many votes, despte its undoubted value. It is a rich resource of local interest and documents the rise of a popular 19thC movement and political, military and technological advances in a rapidly changing world. http://help-and-advice.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/forums/243704-newspapers-we-should-add-next/suggestions/5990201-volunteer-service-gazette
David

BenNovember 29th, 2014 at 10:49 am

Is there a way to restrict a search to newspapers added after a certain date? The bigger the archive gets, the harder it is to locate entries I haven’t already seen. It would be really useful if I could search just in the updates or additions of, say, the last three months, or the last six months. Maybe you can do this already, but if so I haven’t discovered how.

The British Newspaper ArchiveDecember 1st, 2014 at 10:21 am

Hi Ben, thanks very much for your comment. It’s not possible to search in this way at the moment, but we’re aware that this would be a very useful development for our customers and have already started looking into a way to make this possible.

This of the most popular suggestions on our feedback forum (http://help-and-advice.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/forums/243685-search-improvements/suggestions/5754951-we-should-be-able-to-search-only-the-newpapers-tha)

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