18 March 2022
Ancestry has announced that more than 12 million historic UK newspaper pages from over 200 UK newspapers have been made available on Newspapers.com.
The pages across a variety of publishers, provide details on historical events, individuals and other insights into the news and culture of the time, to help people discover more about their family history.
Owned by Ancestry, Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive and consists of 736 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 23,100+ newspapers around the world.
The UK newspaper titles include the Daily Mirror and a vast array of regional publications from across the UK such as Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail, Kent & Sussex Courier and many more.
Pages dedicated to births, marriages and obituaries will be launched in the near-future providing users with easy access to incredible details about their ancestors, as well as the lives of people at the time, on a national and local level. Meanwhile, people looking to explore specifics around their family history, or delve into events that took place in areas where their ancestors lived will also be available to view.
Simon Pearce, Family History expert at Ancestry, said: 'Newspaper articles are an invaluable source, for not only discovering more about historic events throughout time, but also about our ancestors and how they once lived.
'This is why we are launching over 12 million archived newspaper pages from a variety of publishers in the UK. Newspapers.com has been a huge success in the US and we are now pleased to offer people in the UK the opportunity to further their family history research and discover all kinds of interesting stories and anecdotes within these pages.'
A standalone subscription for Newspapers.com is currently £49 for 6 months. To sign up for a 7-day free trial, visit Newspapers.com.