Monday, 30 September 2013

British Newspaper Library at Colindale to close November

The British Library has announced the following via Twitter:

The Newspaper Library at Colindale will close 8 Nov 2013. For details of moves and embargo dates see

The newspaper library is moving its collection to a new purpose built facility at Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, though access will continue in London via a dedicated reading room at the British Library in St Pancras. Access to print newspaper titles will, however, remain off limits for a year or so due to the complexity of the move.

Further details are at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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