16 March 2013

Bromsgrove Messenger newspaper, from 1860-1937, free

The Bromsgrove branch of the Birmingham & Midlands Society for Genealogy & Heraldry have digitised their local paper the Bromsgrove Messenger and uploaded the images onto their website. 67 years, from 1860-1937, are freely available.

"Just Register, if you haven't already done so, then Login. Look for the Resources Box on the left. "NEW, Bromsgrove Messenger" only becomes visible AFTER logging in. Follow the link, and choose a decade. Then select a year, and finally choose an issue.

You then have a choice to either download an Adobe PDF document or view the PDF on screen, but first you must acknowledge the copyright screen. Instructions are on the right-hand side with a link to Adobe for the latest Reader, if you haven't got it. (Latest is version 11.0.1).

We are indebited to the Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service and local history enthusiast Martin Stephens for working with us in making this resource available.

The Bromsgrove Messenger (also known as the Bromsgrove and Droitwich Weekly Messenger, Local Intelligencer and General Advertiser) started publication on Saturday, 7 January 1860 and was the forerunner of the Bromsgrove Advertiser (which is still published). At present, historical versions of this title are not available on any other website, commercial or non-commercial."

1 comment:

MHD said...

Thanks! This looks like a marvelous resource...I've just spent an hour at the site and may never get back to housework...