Author Topic: Dumfries and Galloway Standard 1800-1949  (Read 1034 times)

Offline Macharskin

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Dumfries and Galloway Standard 1800-1949
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 18:42 GMT (UK) »
I thought I would mention for those who are unaware, the British Newspaper Archive mentioned in the Resources page - a subscription site, can be accessed gratis from some local libraries.

This is a link to the Dumfries & Galloway Standard 1800-1949 (2182 issues) on the BNA pay site.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?place=dumfries%2c%20dumfriesshire%2c%20scotland&sortorder=dayearly

It is possible to search here and find out if there are any articles that interest you - ahead of going to your library!

Two tips:
1. The search engine uses OCR, therefore as these articles predate Times New Roman, many words appear odd and incomplete - but generally you will work out the gist of the entry.
2.  Like with any search don't be overly prescriptive. I invariably go to Advance Search and only type my words into the "The Phrase" box otherwise you can get hundreds of irrelevant entries.

Michael.

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