British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

In partnership with The British Library, home to the largest online collection of British and Irish historical newspapers.

The British Newspaper Archive is only available in the library. To view pages from the archive, you'll need to register (for free) and be signed in to the service.

The British Library's collection of historical newspapers is one of the wonders of the world. It contains newspapers from the 1600s to the present day, from Britain, Ireland and further afield. Millions of pages or newspapers have been scanned and are searchable. Millions of pages of historical newspapers have been scanned and available online for the first time ever.

Getting Started

This step-by-step guide will show you how to search The British Newspaper Archive for an ancestor or particular person from history.

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