Thursday, 20 April 2017

British Newspaper Archive adds Yarmouth Independent

One of my presentations to this weekend's Alberta Genealogical Society conference is on British Newspapers, a resource I enjoy using and speaking about.


Visiting the British Newspaper Archive site to update one of the slides I found the latest addition is an extended selection of issues, over 2,000, of the Yarmouth Independent, published in my home-town of Great Yarmouth. That's over 22,000 pages for the years 1862-1863, 1868, 1871, 1876-1877, 1879, 1882, 1885, 1889-1893, 1901, 1903, 1906-1910, 1913-1914, 1916-1917, 1919-1927, 1932-1937. No longer can I complain that my part of England is ignored by the BNA.

I'd planned on suggesting to AGS conference attendees that everyone with British ancestry try a one month BNA subscription. It's a bargain, half the cheap day return fare on Southwest Trains into London and the British Library when I stay with family.

Check out the places in your British and Irish family history. Chances are there's information on an ancestor in the BNA that will be new to you.

2 comments:

John McConkey said...

John, BNA frequently have a £1 for 1 month deal (but you have to remember to cancel it or you will renew for £12.99 per month. That's my method of using their facilities. FindMyPast also allows you to view their newspapers but the interface is different and maybe not so up to date.

Patricia Greber said...

Great news, I have early (1800) Great Yarmouth ancestry. I may have to get some advice from you this weekend about researching there.