Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hertfordshire Newspapers online

While the British Newspaper Archive is a wonderful resource - and comes up with gems of information it can be very frustrating. I use FindMyPast to access it and if you get a "Nil" response it does not tell you that you are, for example, searching in a county for a year for which there are no newspapers available yet! It also does not remember which articles you have already viewed

The Archive is continually being updated and if you access it using FindMyPast you are regularly reminded that further newspaper pages have been added. There is a list of newspapers online and the current list has the URL 
which suggests that it is the list on 6th September 2013. The problem is that the list does not mark which papers have been updated since the previous list - so you don't know if there is any new material for Hertfordshire (including papers in adjoining counties which cover parts of the county). So here is a list of the current coverage - and I will post news of any updates I spot in this Newsletter.
Bucks Herald Buckinghamshire 1833-1909
Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire 1813-1871
Cambridge Independent Press Cambridgeshire 1839-1913
Chelmsford Chronicle Essex 1783-1950
Essex Newsman Essex 1870-1950
Essex Standard Essex 1831-1900
Hertford Mercury and Reformer Hertfordshire 1834-1868
Herts Advertiser Hertfordshire 1925
Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal & Advertiser Hertfordshire 1852-1867
Luton Times and Advertiser Bedfordshire 1856-1914
Morning Chronicle London 1801-1865
Morning Post London 1801-1900

I list two London Newspapers which start early - but there are many others which I am not keeping tracks of. In addition I have not included gaps in the sequence - for instance I recently discovered that the Buck Herald for 1854 is missing.

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