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Offline putti

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Blackburn obituries and newspapers
« on: Sunday 21 August 11 11:30 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Greetings from a rather wet and windy Denmark :)

My question is, is there any way I can look up obituries and other items such a marriage announcements etc online in the local newspapers of Blackburn from the 1900,s onwards.  I am aware that I can access the British newspapers with my library number but this is only up til 1900 and the nearest newspaper ares is preston .....  I am coming to Blackburn in October so would be able to use the library then but am hoping I do not have to wait that long......

Any ideas or suggestions would be gratefully recived.

Tina

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Re: Blackburn obituries and newspapers
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 August 11 12:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Tina,

Here is a link to newspapers in the North West:

http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/norpress.htm

If they are still going you can contact them via the link.  I'm not aware of any local newspapers that are available online post 1900.  You would need to be pretty specific about your dates to enable a look up to be done,

Hope this helps,

Jean
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

CHS: Barber(Tabley) Barlow(Antrobus) Blackshaw(Lymm, Mobberley) Blease/Done/Moore(G Bud) Owen(Netherton, Tabley) Spragg/Witter(Goostrey) Youd(Frodsham) Pennell Bankes Birchall Beckett
DBY: Higginbottom(Mellor)
HRT: Gurney
HRT/BED/ESS: Verney (Markyate St)
LAN: Davenport(Bolton) Schofield/Gurney(Oldham) Lord(Heap) Quinn(Manchester) Sutcliffe(Rossendale)
NTH: Tubb/Johnson(Hellidon)Brown(Kettering)
YKS: Scott(Clapham)

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Re: Blackburn obituries and newspapers
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 August 11 13:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the help and links everyone :)