Posts Tagged “genealogy”

‘Cut your hair': a court report in the Morning Post

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Historical newspapers are full of reports about local criminal trials. These are a great resource for both historical research and genealogy. Not only can you track the sorts of crimes that were being committed and how people were punished, you might also find your ancestors’ names mentioned.   Search local court reports   The Morning […]

Meet the Product Director of The British Newspaper Archive

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at The British Newspaper Archive? We sat down with Product Director Ian Tester to find out who he is and what he does.   What does your job involve? I’m responsible for growing the business in all its myriad forms. My role covers marketing, building a better product, […]

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 […]

Your newspaper discoveries: Ordered to be detained during Her Majesty’s pleasure

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Gordon Martin recently got in touch to show us what the newspapers have helped him find out about his great-great-uncle Charles Alfred Martin. We love hearing about your finds, so please do let us know what you’ve discovered by emailing press@britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk ************** Charles Alfred Martin I had long known the existence of great-great-uncle Charles, the […]

Your BNA Family History Stories – Millers, Bakers, Blacksmiths and Firemen in Lincolnshire in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Introduction and background We love hearing about your discoveries in The Archive. Just recently, John Bland of the Lincolnshire Family History Society dropped us a line to tell us about his family history research in the BNA. John has been researching the millers and blacksmiths in his family (research that involves learning about major legislation […]

Family History Fair at Girton Glebe Primary School, Cambridge – Saturday 26 October 2013, 10am-4pm

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

The Cambridgeshire Family History Society (CFHS) is holding a Family History Fair on Saturday 26 October 2013 at Girton Glebe Primary School (CB3 0PN). Admission to the fair itself is free, with a £2 entry charge for the various lectures that are taking place. http://www.cfhs.org.uk/

Your Family History Stories – Using Historical Newspapers to Gain an Insight into the Character of Your Ancestors

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

We’ve said it before, but hearing your wonderful stories about what you’re finding in The Archive make us feel like we’re travelling to Canterbury with a motley crew of ancestor-finding pilgrims. The latest family history pilgrim to share her story is Emma Jolly, a genealogist from London, who has been researching her ancestors from the […]