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#1918Newspapers

To mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting during the First World War, throughout 2018, we are tweeting a historical newspaper front page from the same date 100 years ago. We’re delving into the British Newspaper Archive to bring you the daily news as it was reported a century ago, during one of the most momentous years in history. Follow us on Twitter and look for #1918Newspapers to stay up-to-date each day or keep track via our specially-designed tweet wall below.

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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we have published 21,349 pages to The Archive.  We have published six brand new titles and added pages to four existing titles.   This week we have added brand new papers for the counties of Dorset, West Sussex and Cheshire in England, and an important political newspaper for Ireland. With the addition of the Bournemouth Guardian, The Christchurch Times and the Southern Times and Dorset County Herald The Archive now holds nine newspapers for Dorset.  Our coverage for the

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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we added 68,504 pages to The Archive. We have added four brand new titles, and added to six existing titles. Joining The Archive for the first time this week are papers for Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire in England. We have added over thirty years to the Leicester Daily Post, this papers joins seven others published in Leicester. Our earliest title for the city dates to 1813, and the latest to 1950.  News for Leicestershire can also be found in the Rutland Echo

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Hot off the Press – new titles added this week

This week we added 83,018 pages to The Archive.  We have added seven brand new titles and additional years to over twenty existing titles.  We have added new issues to newspapers from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland this week.  Our new titles come from Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and West Yorkshire in England; Armagh in Ireland, and the historic counties of Breconshire and Radnorshire in Wales, which are now in the county of Powys. Alongside our new county papers we have added

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Performing Arts Newspapers

If you are interested in the history of theatre, music, dance, circuses, travelling troupes, opera or any of the performance arts then The British Newspaper Archive is an invaluable source.  Reports of recitals, reviews of plays, and critiques of musical performances can be found in all of our newspapers.  We also hold a selection of specialised titles related to the performing arts. Our newspapers date from the 1700s to the 2000s and within their pages you can trace the history

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we added 89,720 pages to The Archive.  We have added one brand new titles and made updates to five existing titles, including two titles for our partner Trinity Mirror for Newcastle, bringing our coverage for that city up to the 1990s. Joining The Archive for the first time this week are issues from The Showman, a short-lived title which was incorporated into The Music Hall and Theatre Review. This single sheet paper brought news of travelling troupes, circuses,

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Hot Off The Press – Newspapers Added This Week

It’s been another busy week of digitising and publishing at the British Newspaper Archive. We’ve added 115,568 pages including seven brand new titles, and made further additions to five existing newspapers. Register and get 3 FREE page views Brand New Titles Making their debut this week are historical local papers from London, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and North Yorkshire. Plus, our focus on women’s history continues with the addition of three publications that broadly cover the topics of suffrage, socialism and female issues of the

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Scottish genealogy research

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Using newspapers for your Scottish genealogy research Do you find yourself daunted at the prospect of researching your Scottish ancestors? Keep the heid! There exists a fantastic array of records that can get you further along in your family history research. The main problem, however, is access. Much of what exists has not been ditigised, and for those that have been, many are not indexed. It is overwhelming figuring out where to search and what records, if they were created, survive

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we’ve added 121,796 pages to The Archive. Joining The Archive for the first time is The Mansfield Reporter.  This Nottinghamshire paper joins five other titles for the county. Once digitisation is complete we plan to have issues from 1858 to 1937. Explore more Nottinghamshire Newspapers The Mansfield Reporter is invaluable for anyone researching topics touching on the East Midlands region.   As might be expected the paper took a keen interest in the fate of the Sherwood Foresters

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Irish Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Anyone starting to research their Irish heritage has heard the story: ‘all of their records were destroyed in 1922’.  The destruction of the Four Courts on 30 June 1922, which housed the public records office, was a huge loss… but! with digitisation, Irish family history is getting easier by the day.  Sites like our sister site Findmypast are opening up new avenues of research by digitising a wide variety of sources, and many of their Irish collections are free! Newspapers

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