British Newspaper Archive

A new free resource from Aberdeenshire Libraries

British Newspaper Archive is a rich source of news articles which covers every aspects of news from major events such as the World Wars and the sinking of the Titanic to local community happenings.

There are over 10 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles, dating from 1710 to 1955, from all over the UK and Ireland

Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire newspapers are

  • Aberdeen Evening Express
  • Aberdeen Free Press
  • Aberdeen Herald and General Advertiser
  • Aberdeen Journal
  • Aberdeen Peoples’ Journal
  • Aberdeen Weekly
  • Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser
  • Peterhead Sentinel and General Advertiser for Buchan District
  • Stonehaven Journal

Family history enthusiasts will find this a fascinating resource as they can view birth, marriage and death notices as well as related announcements such as engagements, anniversaries, in memoriam, obituaries, birthdays and congratulations.

In addition users can view illustrations, such as photographs, maps and editorial cartoons, advertisements, including classified and shipping notices, and letters to the editor

There is a My Research area where you can store and organise articles you have viewed for future access. Notes can also be added to any of the articles

See the following for hints on using British Newspaper Archive

It’s free to search but to view the original newspaper pages you need to be in one of our libraries and sign into the service (after registering for the first time)

If you have any queries please contact your local  library or email


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