Records in this collection

We are working in association with the British Library to digitise their newspaper collection, and we're adding new pages to the site for you to search through all the time.

When the project is finished, you'll be able to search 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's collection. The collection contains most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK since 1800.

A quick search is often all you need to discover whether your ancestors ever made it into the newspapers. If you do find them mentioned, then you may be able to discover your ancestor's story, in-depth information about your family, details you won't find in any other records and a better understanding of the world that your family lived in.

Whilst searching The British Newspaper Archive is a relatively easy process we would advise you to also read our experts' advice on searching them, to help you get the most from your research.