Monday, 11 March 2013

Welsh Newspapers Online

You can now search and discover content in 2.5 million articles, 250,000 pages and growing, from Welsh newspapers free and online at
The period covered is 1844-1910. It's a mixture of English and Welsh language content.
The search interface looks to be the same as was used by the British Library.
Although this is a beta version it appeared to work well, however I was unable to find the advanced search capability.
Find detailed information on the project at
Impressive how the National Library of Wales, a country of three million, is capable of doing this; a national shame that Canada's Library and Archives Canada serving a population more than ten times the size, cannot. Why not?

1 comment:

Leslie Chisholm said...

What a wonderful resource! Thank you for bringing this to my attention.