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Offline andrewalston

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Radio prog about British Newspaper Archive
« on: Monday 23 July 12 10:59 BST (UK) »
Just listened to "Laptop Library" from Radio 4, in which Laurie Taylor examined the changes at the British Newspaper Archive at Colindale, and its relocation to Boston Spa.

He also went into the digitisation by Brightsolid, and mentioned the Australian equivalent - Trove - which is free to use.

Available on iPlayer at the moment.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

Census information is Crown Copyright. See www.nationalarchives.gov.uk for details.

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Re: Radio prog about British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 July 12 21:00 BST (UK) »
This radio programme can be heard via    www.BBC.co.uk/programmes/b01kt6qw

And the Australian site Trove is at    http://Trove.nla.gov.au
East Kilbride:     Macaulay, Scott
Lanarkshire:      Graham, Brown, Struthers, Smith, McMillan, Napier
Dunnet:             Nicholson, Douglas
Halkirk:             Fraser, Campbell
Thurso:             Coghill, Houston
W. Lothian:       McKay
Muiravonside:   Nimmo, Robertson
Alloa:                Johnstone, Syme
Tillicoultry:         MacDonald

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Re: Radio prog about British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 July 12 15:44 BST (UK) »
As the programme is no longer available to "listen again" you may be interested in a National Archives podcast Digitised newspapers as sources for family history - I've downloaded it, but not yet heard it - available direct at:
http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/digitised-newspapers-as-sources-for-family-history/

(Also available via iTunes)