And many more!
The online collection can be accessed on the British Newspaper Archive website for a monthly or yearly subscription or even on a pay as you go basis. Access to the database is also available with some FindMyPast subscriptions.
The National Library of Wales
If you have Welsh ancestors, the National Library of Wales has a great free database of online newspapers which can be accessed for free. The database contains over 15 million articles in both English and Welsh.
For more on Wales see: The Best Welsh Genealogy Resources
Another, often overlooked, resource is The Gazette. It is the official newspaper of record and contains over 350 years’ worth of information, all online and completely free. If your ancestors were in the military, owned a business, changed their name or were declared bankrupt, you may well find a notice published in The Gazette.
For more on this, see: An Amazing Free British Genealogy Resource: The Gazette
Google has digitized many newspaper titles from around the world, including from the UK. To see a complete list, see the Google All Newspaper page.
For more on Google, see: Are You Making The Most of Google For Genealogy?
Irish Subscription Sites
If you have Irish ancestors, the British Newspaper Archive (discussed above) has 100s of titles from Ireland. There are also three other subscription sites that you want to look at. These are:
For more on Ireland, see: Find Your Irish Ancestors with Online Newspapers
For free sources, see: Where to find Free Online Historical Newspapers
For further reading on using British newspapers for historical research, you may be interested in this book:
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Good luck with your research!
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