Archive for the “Hints & tips” Category

Personal and National secrets in Amanda Holden’s family tree

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by Elizabeth Bundy

We followed Amanda Holden’s journey of genealogy in last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?. She kick-started her research by searching for one of her ancestors on The British Newspaper Archive. Amanda’s mum, Judy, who had been working on their family tree, had been having difficulties finding out the last name of […]

Getting the most out of Irish newspapers

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 by Abigail Rieley

If you’re interested in Irish history the Irish titles on the British Newspaper Archive can give you an insight that you won’t find in any history book. With more than xxx titles available to browse going back to the mid-18th century and right up to an independent Ireland they are a rich resource for political […]

Top tip: Saving newspaper articles to your computer

Posted on March 24th, 2015 by The British Newspaper Archive

Did you know that you can save the stories you find at The British Newspaper Archive to your computer? This step-by-step guide will explain how you can download a whole newspaper page and also how you can save individual articles or images. Watch this short video tutorial or follow the steps below:     Search […]

How to search The British Newspaper Archive for a person’s name

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by The British Newspaper Archive

Newspaper articles can provide incredible detail about peoples’ lives, whether you’re looking for your ancestors or researching a particular character from history. Watch this short video tutorial or follow the steps below to see how you can search the newspapers for a person’s name:   Search for a person’s name –>   Searching newspaper articles for an ancestor or […]

Top tip: Searching newspapers from a particular date, such as World War One

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

This step-by-step guide will show you how to search newspapers from a specific date range (such as World War One) at The British Newspaper Archive. Watch this short video tutorial or follow the steps below:   Search the newspapers   How to search newspapers from World War One The easiest way to limit your search […]

Top tip: How to find newspapers from your county

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

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.     Search the newspapers     See which of your county’s newspaper archives are online From the homepage, click on the […]

Family tree research: How newspapers can help

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Newspapers are a fantastic resource for family history research. They can reveal incredible details about your ancestors.   View 3 newspaper articles for free   You’ll find millions of pages from local British and Irish newspapers at The British Newspaper Archive. They date from the 1700s to the 1950s. Register a free account and the […]

Top tips for searching the newspapers

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive attended Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London Olympia this month, helping a number of people track down their ancestors in our newspapers. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend the family history show – we’ve asked our lovely team to share their top search tips here so that […]

Quality prints of the newspaper pages – new sizes and cropping feature now available

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

If you’re seeking inspiration on the Christmas shopping front, then you might be interested in the quality prints of the Archive newspaper pages that are available. Iconic and quirky front pages from the Archive make for superb prints and gifts, as do any containing memorable stories about family ancestors. With over 6 million pages now […]

Tip 3: How to see all article text

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by Amy

When you are viewing a newspaper page . . . 1. Select the article of interest 2. Select ‘Edit Article Text’ form the left hand side options 3. Click ‘Show Article Text’ (green/blue button below the article text in the left column) 4. A popup (blue) will then show with the heading, ‘Article text, suitable […]