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New Irish Newspaper Collection at Findmypast.com

I received the following press release yesterday from Findmypast.com announcing a new collection of Irish newspapers from 1820-1926.  Details below.

New Online Irish Newspapers Make Ireland’s History Searchable

Titles cover all four provinces of Ireland with articles dating 1820-1926

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2013)Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, today announced the launch of its Irish Newspaper Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available to search on the website.

Digitized from the collections of the British Library, the Irish Newspapers Collection on findmypast.com is a rich resource for genealogists in search of their Irish roots.

The collection features six newspaper titles (both national and local) covering areas in Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster namely; The Belfast Morning News, The Belfast Newsletter, The Cork Examiner, The Dublin Evening Mail, The Freeman’s Journal and The Sligo Champion.

Each newspaper title covers different dates in Ireland’s history with articles from  the pre-Famine era to post-Irish independence in 1926. For family historians, the newspapers contain valuable entries like advertisements, obituaries and letters to the editor which provide details on what local and national life would have been like in Ireland hundreds of years ago.

D. Joshua Taylor, lead genealogist of findmypast.com, said, “We are delighted to add Irish titles to our collection of British and World newspapers on findmypast.com. The Irish newspapers provide color and depth to our users’ family trees with stories dating back to the Great Famine and earlier. Whether you are searching for Irish roots in a local paper or simply interested in how world events of the day were reported, you will no doubt uncover some fascinating history.”

Dates for each of the newspapers are as follows:

  • The Belfast Morning News – 1857-1882
  • The Belfast Newsletter – 1828-1900
  • The Cork Examiner – 1841-1926
  • The Dublin Evening Mail – 1849-1871
  • The Freeman’s Journal – 1820-1900
  • The Sligo Champion – 1836-1926

This collection also is accessible on all findmypast international sites through a World subscription.

Findmypast.com’s expertise at digitizing historical records and uniting communities provides the tools to help people connect with their past.

To learn more about findmypast.com or to get started on your own family history search:

About findmypast.com

Findmypast.com, owned by brightsolid, provides complete and relevant records in online family history and genealogy research. Findmypast members worldwide share our passion, and rely on our expertise to help them discover the roots to their family tree. Our accurate search tools and data featuring unique and core U.S., English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Australian and New Zealand records dating back as far as the 7th century, help both professional and budding genealogists find their past. Findmypast.com works closely with the genealogy community, including local libraries, archives, societies, and other organizations from around the world, to preserve, digitize and provide access to historical records and genealogical publications. To learn more, visit www.findmypast.com, the findmypast.com blog, Facebook or Twitter.

About brightsolid

Findmypast.com is owned by brightsolid online publishing, a British-owned world leader in online genealogy, with over 45 years’ experience in family history and a record of online innovation in the field of family history nearly two decades long. With nearly 18 million registered users across its family of online genealogy brands, brightsolid hosts over a billion genealogical records from across the globe. The company reported a 75 percent growth in turnover and a 47 percent growth in gross profits in its most recent published accounts and was voted Best Genealogy Organization in the Online Gene Awards.

PERSI Finds New Home on Findmypast

I’ve been hearing the rumors all week and today I received the following press release from Findmypast.com. 


PERSI Finds New Home on findmypast

Partnership with the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center adds
2.5 million records dating back to 1800

LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2013)Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, today announced a partnership with the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) Genealogy Center to revolutionize the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), the world’s largest and most widely used subject index for genealogy and local history literature. As part of the partnership, findmypast.com is enhancing PERSI, most notably by linking thousands of individual genealogical periodicals and resources to the index, allowing the original content to be accessed and connected digitally for the first time in the history of PERSI.

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