Thursday, 1 May 2014

Coming soon - new book: British and Irish Newspapers

Coming very soon - my next book from Unlock the Past (, entitled British and Irish Newspapers.

The book will be available in both print and ebook versions - the print copy will be AU$23, and should be available next week, whilst the ebook will retail soon after at AU$7.95.

Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Records of births, marriages and deaths provide a fantastic starting point for identifying our ancestors' names and where they lived, but in terms of trying to understand how those ancestors once lived there is no better resource to plunder than a good newspaper. Over the last two centuries in particular newspapers have recorded the events that have shaped our forebears' lives, and in many cases noted anecdotes, notices and advertisements directly concerning them and their local communities.

In this latest Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland.

I'll update again when it is officially available from Gould Genealogy ( and Gen eBooks (!


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

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