British Newspaper Archives February Additions

The British Newspaper Archive took a three-week break in adding material meaning fewer additions than normal in February. The total number of pages online is 63,867,119, an increase from 63,316,243 last month. 

This month 65 papers had pages added (148 in the previous month). There were  4  (20) new titles. Dates range from 1762 to 1999.

The 15 newspapers with more than 10,000 pages added are:

Paisley Daily Express 1911, 1926, 1928, 1952, 1999
Bristol Evening Post 1969, 1982
Lincolnshire Echo 1977, 1980, 1993-1995
Daily Record 1996, 1998
Birmingham Daily Post 1997, 1999
The People 1983, 1988, 1991, 1993-1995, 1997-1999
Leicester Daily Mercury 1994
Birmingham Mail 1968, 1980, 1982
Liverpool Daily Post (Welsh Edition) 1981-1982
Nottingham Evening Post 1999
Grimsby Daily Telegraph 1999
Derby Daily Telegraph 1984
Staffordshire Sentinel 1888, 1894, 1899, 1974
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 1996
South Wales Echo 1993

2 Replies to “British Newspaper Archives February Additions”

  1. Thank you for listing the new titles. I cannot state enough what a huge resource this is to fill in the gaps in family information between official documents.
    I have recently found family sporting information in the Sussex area in local newspapers.

  2. I could spend all my time just using newspaper collections – so much info, both specific to my families and more general for context. They’re a dangerous rabbit hole.

    Only the other evening I found a letter from my 3rd great-uncle to the local newspaper asking them to retract a story which implied his wife died unattended and unexpectedly, when, in fact, he’d been present along with their daughter, and that his wife had been ill for several years. A fascinating tidbit I’d not have known about without a deep dive into FMP’s newspaper collection.

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