About British Newspaper Archive
22+ active British Newspaper Archive promo codes and discounts as of May 2021. Free Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk coupons verified to instantly save you more for what you love. Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019 10:15:32. British Newspaper Archive: Home | Search the archive. The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years. What makes this project so special? We are scanning millions of pages of historical newspapers and making them available online for the first time ever. You can now search hundreds of millions of articles by keyword, name, location, date or title and watch your results appear in an instant. Compare this with hours of painstaking manual searching through hard copies or microfilm (often requiring a visit to the British Library in London or Yorkshire) and it is easy to appreciate the ground-breaking nature of this project. The British Newspaper Archive contains around three million pages of newspaper content originally funded as part of a £3m contribution from JISC. This was an important initiative that contributed greatly to the British Library's digitisation of their historic newspapers. This digital archive currently holds over 17 million pages from historical newspapers across the UK and Ireland, with exciting plans to reach a total of up to 40 million pages by 2021. The BNA project is the biggest programme of newspaper digitisation ever to take place in the UK. The newspapers in the collection span four centuries, from the early 1700s to the 2000s. What can I search here? News Articles - read about national events, as well as issues of local and regional importance. News articles are your window into daily life in historical Britain. Family Notices - search for your family's birth, marriage and death notices plus related announcements including engagements, anniversaries, birthdays and congratulations. Letters - read letters to the editor written by the newspaper's readers, including illuminating contemporary debates, aspirations and anxieties. Obituaries - view a wealth of contemporary information on the lives of notable individuals and ancestors. Advertisements - these include classifieds, shipping notices and appointments..Illustrations - see photographs, engravings, graphics, maps and editorial cartoons.