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UK Newspapers - Genealogy links

Subscriber sites like Ancestry have newspapers in their collections

Also many institutions and libraries even in Australia have access to newspapers. 
Check out what your library card can do for you - even at home. See bottom of page 

Resources on line charges fees


The Times Archives Charges for short and long periods

Penny Illustrated

The Gazette

London, Edinburgh and Belfast
The British Library Newspaper Collections

The 19th Century British Library Newspapers

British Newspapers - you can search for free and see a small thumbnail confirming names then to see detail there are various subscription packages 

This source may require you to be at a library etc - many people in UK can access through their library
but each year they seem to open it for Library week and sometimes they offer trials

see also

NCSE: for free access to

The Irish Times - Search


Australia - I know it is not UK but a tremendous newspaper site

And in Australia they did publish BMD from UK so you never know

NLA Australian Newspapers beta 2008


UK Newspapers in Australia

National Library has Free registration for any Australian - they will post your membership card
Try Browse Topic categories - but they have these

Times Digital Archive [1785-1985]

17th-18th Century Burney collection newspapers

19th Century British Library newspapers


Similarly NSW State Library

the page has link for application - if you are in Sydney go visit anyway and they have free introductions to their resources

Other Newspapers

The New York Times has an archive at
You can search from 1851 to the present - 1851 to 1922 articles are free, but others you can have to pay for - this page gives you all the details.

Historic Newspaper: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902)