Historic Gazettes and newspapers available online

Links to other web sites of interest, militaria dealers and related forums.

Historic Gazettes and newspapers available online

Postby Garen » 03 May 2008 21:28

Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1840 to 1915 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

I've only had time to have a very brief glance, but it does include articles related to the world beyond NZ. I found some info on a dog called Ghazi who attached himself to the 92nd Highlanders on the march to Kandahar, and was able to add him to the 'war dogs' article on my site.
The Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80 www.angloafghanwar.info
User avatar
Garen
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 608
Joined: 26 Aug 2007 12:06
Location: Sussex, UK

The Times Newspaper Archive

Postby Garen » 05 May 2008 15:24

Every issue of The Times published between 1785-1985, digitally scanned and fully searchable...

http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/

This has only just become free and open access, though the words 'free introductory period' do appear on the front page, so I don't know what their future plans are.

For a limited period of time, all of the Times Archive will be free. You will, however, have to register with Times Online to view articles that you have searched for.
The Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80 www.angloafghanwar.info
User avatar
Garen
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 608
Joined: 26 Aug 2007 12:06
Location: Sussex, UK

Gazettes Online

Postby Jonathan » 05 May 2008 15:28

The London, Edinburgh, and Belfasts Gazettes are online and searchable. They are free to search and view online, but there is a fee to download individual issues in PDF format. This site is very useful for research!

http://www.gazettes.co.uk

Jonathan
User avatar
Jonathan
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1452
Joined: 15 Nov 2007 17:52
Location: Wisconsin

Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Mark » 05 Oct 2008 19:17

Part of the British Library Newspapers collection, 19th Century British Library Newspapers provides researchers with the most comprehensive collection of national and regional newspapers of Victorian Britain available. This full-text, fully searchable digital archive includes 46 papers originating in England, Scotland and Ireland, carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library and providing a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century.

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/britlibtr

NOTE: Link updated 17/1/09
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 4011
Images: 57
Joined: 10 Aug 2007 16:05
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby maiwander » 06 Oct 2008 15:48

Mark

Thank you for this link - I have searched The Royal Berkshire Regiment (no surprise there!) and found numerous information including births, deaths and marriages concerning officers many of whom were at Maiwand...all adds to the database!!

Well done that man!

Richard
Maiwander
They should have died in their own loved land.
With friends and kinsmen near them.
Not withered thus on a foreign strand,
With no thought, save heaven to cheer them.
Private H. Cooper 1st Batt. 5th Northumberland Fusiliers 1880
User avatar
maiwander
Honorary Academic Advisor
 
Posts: 146
Joined: 01 May 2008 17:55
Location: Sittingbourne, Kent, UK

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Mark » 06 Oct 2008 17:31

Glad it has been of use Richard. I cannot take much credit for it as I spotted the link on another forum and thought it would be of interest to members here also.

Mark :)
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 4011
Images: 57
Joined: 10 Aug 2007 16:05
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Jonathan » 06 Oct 2008 17:43

This is an excellent resource! Thank you for pointing it out, Mark! I have already found some very useful information. :)

All the best,
Jonathan
User avatar
Jonathan
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1452
Joined: 15 Nov 2007 17:52
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Mark » 06 Oct 2008 20:34

Certainly is a great resource, I've found an ancestor of mine, who served in the Indian Mutiny, mentioned in eight newspapers - mostly regarding his promotions. However two are in Welsh papers and I cannot read welsh :lol: :P

Mark
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 4011
Images: 57
Joined: 10 Aug 2007 16:05
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Jonathan » 06 Oct 2008 20:48

I was able to narrow down the dates of operation of a particular retailer of swords. Now I can say with reasonable certainty that tailors and clothiers Millan & Mann of Edinburgh were in operation from 1838-1867. :)

Jonathan
User avatar
Jonathan
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1452
Joined: 15 Nov 2007 17:52
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Systempunkt » 17 Jan 2009 11:37

For me this is a dead link. Has the site moved?

Thank you.
Systempunkt
New Member
 
Posts: 5
Joined: 15 Jan 2009 00:48

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Mark » 17 Jan 2009 12:44

The site was a trial which I assume has now ended. Hopefully this means it has gone live in full somewhere - if so the question is where? I will endeavour to find this useful site but if any members spot it before me please do post a link.

Mark
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 4011
Images: 57
Joined: 10 Aug 2007 16:05
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Peter Mc » 17 Jan 2009 17:44

I think the one you're referring to is here
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/britlibtr
password t**t (as in exam, and I'm being cryptic in case I'm revealing something I shouldn't!)
Peter Mc
- Interested in anything relating to the Royal Irish Constabulary -
Visit my web site - The Royal Irish Constabulary Forum
User avatar
Peter Mc
New Member
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 19 Aug 2008 23:35

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Mark » 17 Jan 2009 17:48

Cheers Peter, that certainly looks like the site. I have updated the link in the first post above for future reference.

Mark
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 4011
Images: 57
Joined: 10 Aug 2007 16:05
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Historic Newspaper Collections

Postby Paul Bryant-Quinn » 23 Nov 2009 16:02

Mark wrote:Certainly is a great resource, I've found an ancestor of mine, who served in the Indian Mutiny, mentioned in eight newspapers - mostly regarding his promotions. However two are in Welsh papers and I cannot read welsh :lol: :P

Mark


Hi Mark

I am a latecomer to this thread (having only joined the forum today!), but I do know Welsh and can help you with the references, if that would be of help to you.

Regards,

Paul
Paul Bryant-Quinn
New Member
 
Posts: 11
Joined: 23 Nov 2009 15:13

Re: Historic Gazettes and newspapers available online

Postby uzbashi » 25 Nov 2009 09:04

Your local County Library borrowers card number will gain you access through the County Library on line resources link.
User avatar
uzbashi
New Member
 
Posts: 71
Joined: 27 Aug 2007 14:35
Location: Salisbury,UK

Next

Return to Useful Links

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest