British Newspapers from 1700 to 1999| Newspapers are really the life blood of a community, town or city -- covering about events, places and people in that town. If you had ancestors from the British Isles (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) this online site, The British Newspaper Archive will be a resource you will need to view.
A quick look at the Library of Congress Historic American Newspapers site shows 154,205 titles available and 12 million pages of searchable newspaper digitized. The British Newspaper Archive is showing 20 million pages at present. And yet... I feel these digitized collections are still only a fragment of the newspaper resources that are out there to be digitized.
Online are the British newspapers archives for most counties and time periods, with millions of pages done so far and adding more each month. Not only the regular news articles of events, but also are the Family Notices (births-marriages-anniversaries-deaths). The obituaries alone are so important to learning about a specific ancestor along with any survivors. #British #newspapers #ancestors #familytree