Thursday, 19 December 2013

Irish Newspaper Archive site has welcome revamp

The Irish Newspaper Archives ( has recently had a bit of a redesign, with some very welcome new developments. Apart from a new blog, one of the most useful additions is an interactive map that allows you to search titles available for each of the island's thirty two counties, in the north and the south. Another major change is that the site now seems to return searches much faster also - there have been many times in the past when I have given up on searches when my patience finally snapped!

From the site's news page, some further enhancements are promised for the very near future:

Our new search has being up a for a few weeks now and we are delighted to hear that users seem to be really enjoying the new layout.

That said there have being some features which users have requested we look at implementing to make your searching experience that little bit easier. We are hoping to implement all of the below features by the end of January 2014.

- Full Date Range Filter (dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy) for searching
- Next & Previous Issue buttons for browsing
- Multi-Publication Select for searching
- WebMail Form for emailing articles

Check back for updates on the progress of the above new features.

A full list of titles now available on the site is 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

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