We just wanted to give a quick update on the addition of British newspapers to findmypast.com. Our teams are working diligently to ensure the newspaper collections are successfully integrated within findmypast.com according to our high standards of quality records and images. These standards are especially important when it comes to centuries of completely searchable newspapers from England, Scotland and Wales. The collection will be available soon and we will keep you posted with updates. You can look forward to:
· More than 200 newspaper titles for the period 1710-1950 with more added over time.
· Easy searching capabilities of the collection by keyword, surname, subject or location in a matter of seconds.
· Nearly 8,000 new pages added every day. The British library and brightsolid are digitizing nearly 40 million pages over the next 10 years.
· Added depth and color for your family tree. In seconds, the newspapers can provide a vivid window into the past: From a man who decided one day to walk round the world in an iron mask, to bullet-stopping corsets and the art of wide-sleeved shoplifting – this is a digital Aladdin’s Cave. The British have always had a voracious appetite for newspapers – never more so than in the 19th century, when almost every town in the country had its own newspaper, capturing every aspect of people’s lives.
The findmypast.com team