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Offline cbcarolyn

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British Newspaper Archive
« on: Friday 01 February 19 15:12 GMT (UK) »
I think there have been a few threads on this, but can't find a recentish one.

I have been spending many hours at the library looking through this database, and although I have found a few interesting articles I feel as though I should be able to find more than I have managed.

so far I have searched by
  • surnames (and full names), within the county that there were residing
  • addresses - this was entirely unsuccessful - only road searches were effective, but never for my family
  • villages - where they are small

I have realised that any really old newspapers I need to use f instead of s when searching.

So have found relatives:
  • that ran a pub and employed people and owned property
  • came to a nasty end with a threshing machine
  • Found a few properties sold by auction - various
  • A will dispute
  • found my mother in a running race and my father passing his exams in 1930s
  • A few crimes

What else should I try and search for?  Anyone hit upon a good idea/formula for searching.
Do you save searches and then run them periodically to see if they turn up anything new?
Lugg/Freeman/Caddy- Cornwall
Dayman/Hobbs - Devon
Brett/Clark/Hicks - Middx/Essex/London
Miles - Northampton
Woodruff/Proctor/Worth - Midlands/NE/Wales

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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 February 19 17:01 GMT (UK) »
Spread your searches wider, by restricting searches to only the counties where they lived you may miss a lot. Even the most minor accounts about people turn up miles from where they lived, I have discovered lots of interesting snippets about my family by doing wide searches.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:28 GMT (UK) »
I have done wider searches, with full names, but with just surnames there are too many hits, so am unsure how to find the wheat from the chaff :)
Lugg/Freeman/Caddy- Cornwall
Dayman/Hobbs - Devon
Brett/Clark/Hicks - Middx/Essex/London
Miles - Northampton
Woodruff/Proctor/Worth - Midlands/NE/Wales

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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 February 19 08:25 GMT (UK) »
hours ... looking through this database,   although I have found a few interesting articles I feel as though I should be able to find more than I have managed.

I have realised that any really old newspapers I need to use f instead of s when searching.

 
I always think the same with the BNA.. I have in in FindMyPast .. thanks for that tip about f and s.
Jane
Searle, Searell, Searell, Bradridge, Furneaux, Mann, Palk(e), Webber, Caunter, Cantor, Scoble, Leatherbe(e), Pope , Bowden, Full, Colling, Widecomb. Harvey, Solomon, Willis, Grylls, Alger, Chugg, Rouse, Bunker, Richards, Hawkins. Devon.
Davies, Griffiths, Griffith, Jones, Ellis. Flintshire, Wales.
Robinson, Dennison, Birch, Howard, Barton, Jones, Rigby, Rimmer, Rhymer, Johnson, Marshall, Lunt, Ball, Illingworth, Hesketh, Taylor, Bolton, Abram, Spencer, Blundell. Lancashire.

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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 February 19 08:25 GMT (UK) »
Darn.. I thought Id clipped that to quote just one section!
Searle, Searell, Searell, Bradridge, Furneaux, Mann, Palk(e), Webber, Caunter, Cantor, Scoble, Leatherbe(e), Pope , Bowden, Full, Colling, Widecomb. Harvey, Solomon, Willis, Grylls, Alger, Chugg, Rouse, Bunker, Richards, Hawkins. Devon.
Davies, Griffiths, Griffith, Jones, Ellis. Flintshire, Wales.
Robinson, Dennison, Birch, Howard, Barton, Jones, Rigby, Rimmer, Rhymer, Johnson, Marshall, Lunt, Ball, Illingworth, Hesketh, Taylor, Bolton, Abram, Spencer, Blundell. Lancashire.

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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 07 February 19 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Darn.. I thought Id clipped that to quote just one section!

It is possible to go back into your post and modify if done within 24 hours  ;D
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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 07 February 19 08:29 GMT (UK) »
Yes.. but I cant seem to work out how to quote.. I highlight one line and selected quote. Obviously wrong. How do I do it?
Searle, Searell, Searell, Bradridge, Furneaux, Mann, Palk(e), Webber, Caunter, Cantor, Scoble, Leatherbe(e), Pope , Bowden, Full, Colling, Widecomb. Harvey, Solomon, Willis, Grylls, Alger, Chugg, Rouse, Bunker, Richards, Hawkins. Devon.
Davies, Griffiths, Griffith, Jones, Ellis. Flintshire, Wales.
Robinson, Dennison, Birch, Howard, Barton, Jones, Rigby, Rimmer, Rhymer, Johnson, Marshall, Lunt, Ball, Illingworth, Hesketh, Taylor, Bolton, Abram, Spencer, Blundell. Lancashire.

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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 07 February 19 08:32 GMT (UK) »
I always 'quote it'  then delete the bits I don't want before posting.
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Re: British Newspaper Archive
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 February 19 09:07 GMT (UK) »
OK thanks.. thought there might have been a method I'd failed to find.
Searle, Searell, Searell, Bradridge, Furneaux, Mann, Palk(e), Webber, Caunter, Cantor, Scoble, Leatherbe(e), Pope , Bowden, Full, Colling, Widecomb. Harvey, Solomon, Willis, Grylls, Alger, Chugg, Rouse, Bunker, Richards, Hawkins. Devon.
Davies, Griffiths, Griffith, Jones, Ellis. Flintshire, Wales.
Robinson, Dennison, Birch, Howard, Barton, Jones, Rigby, Rimmer, Rhymer, Johnson, Marshall, Lunt, Ball, Illingworth, Hesketh, Taylor, Bolton, Abram, Spencer, Blundell. Lancashire.