Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Newspapers, Magazines and Genealogy

This is a wonderful website from on the use of British Newspapers and Magazines in Genealogy a link can be found on the rhs. Old newspapers and magazines can be found in most libraries in the the country.

Old newspapers and magazines can be a really wonderful source of material for both historians and genealogists.

They fall into four main categories:

Local newspapers, usually published weekly during the 1800s or earlier
National weekly magazines
Specialist magazines

Broadsheets were usually large sheets of paper, printed on one side. The same terms is used today of course, but is based on these very earliest forms of newspapers. In addition to news, they were used for advertisements and announcements. Old broadsheets are very rare, as they were not intended to survive.

Did you like this? Share it:
Some Text