The addition to our access to newspapers is welcome, but the British
Newspaper Archive will only be a useful addition to Gale's 19th Century
Newspapers, not replace it despite the overlapping of titles.
Searching for 'Isaac Ayton' in the 'Newcastle Courant' I found:
Gale: 28 items
BNA: 21 items
All between 1821 and 1853.
Of which, 16 were in both, 12 found in Gale but not the BNA and 5 found in
the BNA and not in Gale.
It's a bit like census indexes. If you don't find the entry in one, try
On 29 November 2011 17:01, J K gen <gen2mail(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thought I'd said that ...<g>
"... usually only available through membership of or attendance at a
On 29 November 2011 16:15, A Jones <acjj(a)clara.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J K gen" <gen2mail(a)gmail.com>
> To: <sog-uk(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:38 AM
> Subject: Re: [SOG-UK] Brightsolid Newspapers
>> One of the advantages of the new resource is that "ordinary" folks
>> sign up, whereas the Gale resource is usually only available through
>> membership of or attendance at a library or other educational
>> This one means you can be anyone, anywhere in the world and do it from
> You CAN look at many Gale newspaper resources at home in a quite
> number of instances. Many English county library services (but not all
> them) have taken out subscriptions to the Times Digital Archive and/or to
> 19th Century British Library Newspapers, which allow free access upon
> in the barcode (no spaces) from your reader's ticket. Registering for
> membership of county libraries is usually a simple enough process.
> Your county library website will normally tell you which online resources
> are available in your area. Welsh residents may also obtain home access
> they hold a reader's ticket for the National Library of Wales (although
> requires a visit to Aberystwyth in person).
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