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LINKS - Newspapers, Magazines, Books and other Media
« on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:05 BST (UK) »
Some links for web-sites about Newspapers, Magazines and other Media .

These LINKS-Topics have been been compiled from the links submitted by RootsChatters.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed.  :)
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Newsreels

Newsreels on British Pathe www.britishpathe.com
View thousands of old newsreels at the British Pathe Website from the start of the boar War to the 1970s. 

Newsreels on YouTube Movietone News - 1940s www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Gt6hPuMaw
Pathe 'Seven Nightly News' bulletin - 15th August 1945 www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nvwMcjAwiw

BBC- Nation on Film http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/archive.shtml

Moving History http://www.movinghistory.ac.uk/index.html
Research guide to U.K.ís 12 public sector moving image archives. Presenting detailed information & clips from these fascinating & valuable film & television collections. Follow links above to find more about archives & browse over 100 selected film clips from collections.

Edwardians Online http://www.qualidata.ac.uk/edwardians/about/introduction.asp
Project aiming to improve access to archived, qualitative data. Main outcome of project is an online resource that provides content-based access to a collection of oral history interviews with people who lived in Edwardian Britain.
 
British Council Film-
archive of over 120 short documentary films made during 1940s to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played.

Newspapers

Gazettes http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/
Quote from: website
Published By Authority. Official Newspaper of Record for the UK and a modern, efficient way to disseminate and record official, regulatory and legal information in print, online and electronic forms.
with links to
The London Gazette / http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/
The Edinburgh Gazette / http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/
The Belfast Gazette / http://www.belfast-gazette.co.uk/
The London Gazette is the oldest published newspaper produced in the Uk.
Useful for searches of Officers from WWI amongst other things.

The Guardian and the Observer Archives http://guardian.chadwyck.co.uk/password

The Scotsman Archive http://archive.scotsman.com

The British Library of Newspapers
http://www.uk.olivesoftware.com/Default/welcome.asp?skin=BL&QS=Skin%3DBL%26enter%3Dtrue
A great site which is fully searchable by newspaper or article

The British Library: British Newspapers 1800 - 1900 http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/
Quote from: website
Explore two million pages of 19th century newspapers
Partially free.

The Newspaper Archive http://www.newspaperarchive.com/
A Worlwide searchable Database

http://www.newsplan.co.uk/
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The NEWSPLAN London and the South East web-site provides details of about 2,500 titles of local newspapers, past and present, relating to the London and South East region of the United Kingdom.  :)
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The entries include main titles and titles of their variant editions for local areas, together with predecessor and successor titles; start and end dates of newspapers; and, where and in what sequences the newspapers are held in (largely) public libraries and archives within London and the South East. Many copies, too, are held by the British Library Newspaper Library.

Early 18th. Century Newspaper Reports http://grubstreet.rictornorton.co.uk/
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Not whole newspapers, but a selection of articles, under the following headings:

  • Trials at the Old Bailey, Hangings at Tyburn, Famous Criminals, Mobs and the Pillory
  • Love and Marriage, Abandoned Children, Rape and Infanticide, Sodomites and the Drury Lane Ladies
  • Bills of Mortality, Suicides, Natural Catastrophes, Horrid Accidents and Funeral Customs
  • Health and Beauty and Advertisements for Quack Medicines
  • Daily Life, Work and Poverty, Runaway Apprentices and Slaves, Commerce, Trade and Bankruptcy
  • Religion, Witchcraft, Jews, French Protestants
  • Scientific Inventions, Wonders of Nature and Monstrous Births
  • Politics and Public Order
  • Low-Life Literature

Tending as it does, to the sensational and villainous, it could be useful, if you have a black sheep (or more), or maybe a skeleton (or two, or more) in the family.  ;D


UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS Mailing List
http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/UK/UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS.html

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I have just spent an hour reading through some fascinating newspaper clips from various U.K.Newpapers


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Re: LINKS - Newspapers, Magazines, Books and other Media
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:05 BST (UK) »
Books


Google Books
http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp

Some of the books found here are complete, sometimes you can only see excerpts - it depends on the copyright laws for different countries.
But for most books, there is a link "Search Libraries" (or similar wording) where you can find out whether the book is available at a library near you. It may then be possible to order it through inter-library loans.


Project Gutenberg
www.gutenberg.org
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Jakky put this link on the Lancashire board and I think it needs a wider audience.

Its a site of all sorts of old books on all sorts of subjects, which you can download FOR FREE ... thousands of them ... not the same as Google books and well worth a look.

I've found one about the early Canadian settlers I'd been looking for for ages ...



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Re: LINKS - Newspapers, Magazines, Books and other Media
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:05 BST (UK) »
Singapore National Library
http://newspapers.nl.sg/Default.aspx
Although named "Singapore Pages", it has masses of UK stuf in it.  Searchable by Date and Subject.

Newspaper Transcriptions- various papers and dates
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/Index/Dates.html

British Newspaper Archive-
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This wonderful site has just announced another useful section. Where previously you needed to search quite hard to find which newspapers and which dates were available on the site, there's now a handly list. As they say they are adding 8000 pages of newspaper a day, the page will be worth watching.

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Re: LINKS - Newspapers, Magazines, Books and other Media
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 December 11 10:25 GMT (UK) »
Books

Inexpensive books- http://www.shirebooks.co.uk

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The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy Monday October 6, 2008
The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, is now available in bookstores. Instead of the usual list of online Web sites found in many similar books, it focuses primarily on how to use the Internet as a tool to trace your family tree - although there are plenty of highlighted Web sites, of course. You'll also find basic information for beginners new to genealogy research, plus an assortment of chapters organized primarily by record type, with background info, search techniques, Web sites, databases, and practical research examples. The final chapter brings into play much of what is learned throughout the book, with four basic case studies to walk readers through the online search process for a typical family tree.

Links checked July 2013
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!