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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This past week we’ve added 194,560 pages to the Archive.  It’s been a week for updating existing titles, and eleven titles have had new years added.  You can learn more about each of the titles we have added to this week by clicking on their names below. On each paper’s title page you can learn more about our holdings and our plans for digitisation. Register now and explore the Archive   This week we’ve added to the Coleraine Chronicle, a newspaper

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

The British Newspaper Archive

This week we added 147,031 pages to The Archive.  We added two brand new titles this week, one for Hampshire and one for Durham.  We also added to ten existing titles. Both of the new titles joining The Archive this week are still published today.  The Darlington & Stockton Times, Ripon & Richmond Chronicle is celebrating 170 years this month; once digitistation is complete, we will have a run from the first edition on 2 October 1847 to 1911.   The Hants

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Facing the past in Ruby Wax’s Family Tree

In this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Ruby Wax confronted the hidden past in her family tree.  The episode proved cathartic for Ruby who came to a better understanding of her parents’ lives, particularly her mother’s.  The personal revelations perfectly illustrated that it is one thing to know ‘history’ in general terms, it is quite another when that history has directly impacted your family. When family cannot or will not speak about events it is possible

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Hot off the press – titles added this week

We’ve had another great week at the Archive.  We’ve added 214,328 pages and now have over 22 million pages of historical newspapers for you to explore.  We have 7 brand new titles this week, and have added to 13 existing titles.  This past week we’ve added papers for England, Wales and Ireland. Joining the Archive this week we have papers for London, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire in England; Antrim in Ireland, and Cardiganshire in Wales. The first years of The

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Hot off the press – titles added this week

We had a bumper week at the Archive this past week, we added 205,942 pages and are now just 200,000 pages from twenty-two million pages in the Archive.  We have three brand new titles joining the Archive this week.  One each for England, Scotland and Wales. We have also updated fourteen existing titles. The Welsh newspaper the Denbighshire Free Press was also know as the Denbigh, Ruthin and Vale of Clwyd Free Press, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Merionethshire News, a name

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Hot off the press – titles added this week

The British Newspaper Archive

This week we have 5 brand new papers for you, bringing our total number of newspapers to 820.  We have also added to nineteen of our existing titles.  In total we added 161,804 pages this past week.  We have added new papers for Somerset, London, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and Cheshire. Among our new titles is The Atlas – A General Newspaper and Journal of Literature.  One of the paper’s claims to fame was that it was ‘on the largest sheet ever

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Revealing Roots in Lisa Hammond’s Family Tree

This week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? showed how family history research can reveal previously unknown histories from both the recent and distant past.  Using original documents and newspaper accounts Lisa Hammond was able to reconstruct the military service of her grandfather during World War 2, a part of his life that was unknown even to his children.  At the other end of the spectrum Lisa delved deep into her family’s past and discovered that their roots

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Hot off the press – titles added this week

We added 93,998 pages to the Archive this week.  After our bumper week of 13 brand new titles last week we spent this week consolidating some of our existing titles. We have added multiple years to two of our eleven sports titles, and added years to London, West Yorkshire and Shropshire titles. Register now and view 3 pages for FREE     The Athletic News was founded in 1875 and we currently have a selection of years between 1875 and

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Caribbean connections in Noel Clarke’s family tree

In this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Noel Clarke knew his family tree would bring him directly to the Caribbean island of Trinidad.  Both his mother and father had emigrated to England from the island.  But in telling their story, he discovered a rich, and sometimes difficult, heritage which connected him deeply to several of the islands of the Caribbean.  His family story reflects the experience of many Trinidadians, and the events which affected their lives

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Hot off the press – titles added this week

It’s been a busy week at the Archive.  We’ve added 191,119 pages to the archive.  We have 13 brand new titles to share with you, and have updated 18 existing titles. With the addition of The Leitrim Advertiser this past week we are delighted to say that we now have a newspaper for every county in Ireland.  This brings the number of titles we have for Ireland to 150.  This week we also added The Portadown Times for County Armagh

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