Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919

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Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919

Postby Maureene » 13 May 2015 10:53

Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919 from the National Library of Wales
http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/en/home

Searchable

As an example , an article about the second brigade of the Mohmand Force from Weekly Mail 18 September 1897
FRONTIER RISING. i BRITISH CAMP ATTACKED. SERIOUS LOSSES SIEGE OF CAVAGNARI. BRAVERY OF NATIVE SOLDIERS
http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/en/p ... 149/ART147

If you click on “FRONTIER RISING” on the right hand side of the page you get a transcript of the article.

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Re: Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919

Postby johnpreece » 13 May 2015 14:36

Isn't technology wonderful? I am ashamed to say that though I can almost see the National Library of Wales when walking the dog, I was unaware of this resource.

It is so easy, simply typing Helpmakaar into the search box brings up 12 pages amongst which are several soldiers letters home.
It takes about three minutes compared to a whole summer in 1980 when I spent many lunchtimes lugging huge bound volumes of Welsh newspapers to a desk and laboriously turning every page looking for letters.

Mind you the excitement on the afternoon when I found a previously unpublished letter from a survivor of Isandlwhana probably could not be matched and I did get some Zulu war centenary stamps from Frank Emery as a thank you for passing it on to him, you can't get those online.

Even so, many thanks Maureen for sharing this

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Re: Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919

Postby SWB » 13 May 2015 22:38

Marvellous! Thanks Maureene.

I have long wanted to read the Welsh newspapers, but they have always been to far away.

Another task on the list. :)
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Re: Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919

Postby Frogsmile » 14 May 2015 18:17

Great stuff Maureen, thank you for posting, very useful as always.
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Re: Free: Welsh Newspapers Online 1804-1919

Postby BingandNelsonFan » 07 Sep 2016 21:32

Thanks so much for posting this! I'm a bit late in finding it, but I've just been able to find some very helpful articles. :)

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