125 million newspaper articles added to findmypast.co.uk
Now you probably know by now just how much I like finding ancestors in newspapers. I’ve written several posts on the subject!
So you can imagine how extremely pleased I was to get this message …
“We wanted to share with you the new and exciting developments at findmypast. This month we have released 125 million new worldwide newspaper articles added to findmypast.co.uk
Leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has dramatically increased the size of their newspaper offering and begun their first coverage of several new nations with 120 million newspaper articles from all over the world spanning from 1753-2012. Paul Yates, Head of findmypast.co.uk, commented on the new release: This amazing collection of newspapers from around the globe will enable our customers to discover the fascinating stories of their overseas ancestors for the first time. This great addition to the website complements perfectly the millions of existing British newspapers, which our customers love and are already available on findmypast.co.uk.
Full details of the records contained in this release are as follows:
4,322,702 Canadian newspaper articles 1872-2012
144,845 Chinese newspaper articles 1850-1926
1,019 Danish newspaper articles 1884-1936
54,361 French newspaper articles 1848-1979
573,759 German newspaper articles 1948-1999
1,304,344 Jamaican newspaper articles 1834-2012
589,460 Japanese newspaper articles 1920-1999
560 South African newspaper articles 1904-1945
119,462,212 million American newspaper articles 1753-2012
These records can be searched here and can be viewed with PayAsYouGo credits or a World subscription.
The records are also available on all findmypast sites.
I hope that you find some of your ancestors in one of theses collections.
Happy ancestor hunting!