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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

Scotland

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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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

We have added an additional 75,144 pages to the Archive in the past week.  Having added significantly to our Suffrage titles recently we are now turning our attention back to county titles. We have added two brand new titles this week and made updates to fourteen existing titles. You can look forward to more suffrage and women’s lifestyle publications over the course of the year, and our latest new titles reflect this commitment to showcasing women’s history.  We have added

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Welsh newspapers

Cardiganshire

Exploring Welsh newspapers Here on The British Newspaper Archive, we hold 43 Welsh newspapers. With an ever-growing collection, it is useful to periodically check our titles page to see what has been added. To assist in this, you can narrow your newspaper title search by country, allowing you to quickly see what papers are available for a given country: This nifty feature allows you to narrow your search to just the historic newspapers from Wales (or Ireland, Scotland, or England).

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Hot off the press – new titles added

This past week we released 105,098 pages to The Archive.  In time for International Women’s Day we are thrilled to add nine new titles to our Suffragette Collection.  We have also  updated four existing titles including The Globe for which we now have editions spanning 1804 to 1921, and our recently added Scottish title The North Star and Farmer’s Chronicle for which we now have a run from 1893 to 1911. Our new titles represent the full spectrum of the

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Christabel Pankhurst

Christabel Pankhurst

The Pankhurst family was full of activists. In researching the suffrage movement in England, you are bound to come across Christabel Pankhurst and her mother, Emmeline. As part of her activities in the name of women’s right to vote, Christabel was the editor of the newspaper The Suffragette.     Subscribe today and discover more stories on the suffrage movement    

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