Friday, 30 August 2013

UK Press Online sale - plus Church Times archive from 1863

From UK Press Online (www.ukpressonline.co.uk) - this site is often overlooked in the advent of the British newspaper Archive's arrival, but actually carries a heck of a lot of national newspaper editions (NB: I believe it only offers the English editions though of some of the UK wide titles):

Summer Sale: try all our titles!
15 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF FIVE

Throughout August & September, we’re offering all subscribers a three-for-one special on our new All-Inclusive package: instead of 5-days access to everything in our archives for £12.49 (£14.99 with VAT), you get 15-day access to our original Daily Mirror 1903-80 plus:
  • Daily Express 1900-present
  • Sunday Express 2000-present
  • Daily Star 2000-present
  • Daily Star Sunday 2002-present
  • Morning Star 2007-present
  • Daily Worker 1930-45
  • Church Times 1863--present
  • The Watchman 1835-1884
  • Yorkshire Post 1933-45
  • Mosley Press 1933-40

Visit www.ukpressonline.co.uk/ukpressonline/open/cart/cart1.jsp to go directly to the online store!


Church Times Archive Complete: 1863 - Present
The Church Times is one of Britain's oldest newspapers, still thriving after 150 years. It was born out of the Oxford Movement in 1863, when priests could be arrested for lighting candles on an altar of the Established Church. It was an opinionated, High Church scrapper, and its 150-year archive offers a different view of historical news events, such as the Lincoln assassination (he shouldn't have been in a theatre on Good Friday), Suffragettes (against), conscientious objectors ("poltroons") and women priests (you guessed it).

Never hesitating to go against the flow, the paper was a fearless defender of the spiritual independence of the Church of England in spite its Established status. Since the mid-1950s, its sympathies have broadened, embracing diversity in the worldwide Anglican Communion, and looking more favourably on other denominations.

Now part of the Hymns Ancient and Modern group, it remains fiercely independent, scrutinising the actions of the hierarchy besides covering work in the parishes, the General Synod, the Lambeth Conference, and the state of the world in general today - and still not always in the expected way.


South Eastern Gazette
We are delighted to be able to offer free access to all our UK subscribers to the South Eastern Gazette 1852-1912.

This important regional-newspaper archive has been funded by the 'Your Heritage Lottery Fund': its near-40,000-page archive covers the latter half of the 19th Century and the pre-WWI years.

To see samples and updates from our collections, please follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/UKPressOnline-Newspaper-Archives/150661478288962).

Student Discounts
Dozens of educational institutions – from Oxbridge to Princeton – already offer their students and staff free access to all or some of the 200-year as-published archives held here at UKPressOnline.

But a university doesn’t have to subscribe to offer discounted access to this extensive resource: staff or students at any Registered university (and registration is FREE) can subscribe personally, under our Education Scheme, for education access with education rights – and at education prices.

For more information, visit http://www.ukpressonline.co.uk/ukpimg/pdf/personal_login_2013.pdf. And do register for free, whether or not you intend to subscribe.

(With thanks to UKPress Online)

Chris

My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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