Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The British Newspaper Archive at ERL

We have just added 'The British Newspaper Archive' to our growing suite of online resources available from our webpage. The genealogists amongst us will love this resource because it gives you access to hundreds of regional British newspapers published between 1710 and 1960 - perfect for tracking down long-lost relatives and their doings in Dorset in the 1860s.

Licensing restrictions mean that you are unable to search the BNA from home but will need to come into a branch in order to be able to use it. The good new is that after registering to use BNA you are able to save articles to your own BNA account (called 'My Research') which you can access from home. A trifle confusing but in a nutshell what it means it that you need to come into the library to search the resource and then you can go home and read through the fruits of your labours.

Gail White will be running a training session on how to use the BNA at the Lilydale branch in March - if you would like to know how it all works you can make a booking via this link:

Accessing British Newspaper Archive Online

Cheers, Paul.

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