Friday, 7 February 2014

More Welsh newspapers placed online

From the National Library of Wales:

There is great excitement today as we release 27 publications titles (200,000 pages) from the Library’s rich collection on Welsh Newspapers Online (

Take a trip back in time from the comfort of your home or office and discover millions of freely available articles published before 1919.

The resource now allows you to search and read over 630,000 pages from almost 100 newspaper publications from the National Library’s collection, and this will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2014.

Among the latest titles are Y Negesydd, Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald, Glamorgan Gazette, Carmarthen Journal, Welshman, and Rhondda Leader, not forgetting Y Drych, the weekly newspaper for the Welsh diaspora in America.

The resource also includes some publications that were digitised for The Welsh Experience of World War One project.

Browse the resource and discover unique information on a variety of subjects, including family history, local history and much more that was once difficult to find unless the researcher was able to browse through years of heavy volumes.

(With thanks to Beryl Evans at the Federation of Family History Societies)


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

1 comment:

  1. So much for "There is great excitement today...." My local paper, The Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent, is, according to the website, available from "16 January 1836 – 30 December 1910 (1,513 available issues)." All well and good, it seems, but in reality there are precious few issues available. Most of the early years are missing altogether, and many other years have, at most, a handful of issues available.

    A very poor effort, especially when this has been in the pipeline for ages and should have been online last summer!!